Review of AKASO EK7000 4K Camera
The action camera market was initially dominated by a single brand. As a result, prices were high. But as more companies cashed in on the niche, those prices dropped. Now that there is an even playing field, it all comes down to what you can offer at your price point, and AKASO believes that they have the perfect competitor.
The EK7000 is an action camera that packs a multitude of great features and components into a compact build, all at a competitive price point. In the box you will find a whole lot of accessories and extras, including a waterproof case, a bicycle stand, seven mounts, two clips and a helmet mount. Also included is a bandage, five tethers, a protective backdoor and the usual USB and charging cables, as well as a lens cloth and a remote control. Standard literature and two external batteries are included in the box.
The camera features a familiar design, somewhat reminiscent of a more popular action cam brand. The body is covered in a transparent plastic and underneath is a smooth silver build that houses all the components safely under the shell. The unit us quite compact and as a result the sensor protrudes from the body in a significant way, but this shouldn’t pose much of a problem. A built-in mount is housed underneath the unit. The build is overall a little more compact than other action cameras at the price point and is clean without being counterintuitive.
Moving on to the camera, the EK7000 features a powerful sensor that is capable of recording video in 4K resolution at 25 fps and while the framerate may seem a little sub-par at this quality, it can be increased to 30 fps when you turn the resolution down to 2K. The sensor is capable of capturing 12MP photos and burst imagery at 30 frames per second. The EK7000 does not have a built-in storage unit, so you’ll want to pick up a class 10 micro SD or higher. It does support up to 64GB of storage, which is more than enough to store a few videos, even in 4K.
Overall, video quality is crisp and clear. While recordings won’t look great in slow-motion at higher resolutions, standard framerate videos look smooth and not too shaky.
The 2.4G RF Remote Control is a great addition to the accessories you get in the box. With it you can control the camera, which allows you to record and stop recording videos, as well as frame shots without actually having to touch the camera itself, which is useful in many action sports situations.
The AKASO EK7000 also has built-in WiFi, which allows you to connect it to the EZiCam app and transfer and view the images captured by the camera onto your smartphone. This works with WiFi networks that can range up to 10 meters. There is also an HDMI port on the camera, which lets you connect it to an external display for easier viewing.
AKASO made sure to prioritize battery life with this model and the EK7000 is generally good when it comes to that department. The two rechargeable 1050mAh batteries included in the box are capable of lasting the camera long enough to record about 90 minutes of footage each. Having both charged and packed with you on a trip can save a lot of hassle later on.
Durability wise, the EK7000 is completely waterproof and can be dropped to 100 feet before things become uncomfortable. the case is IP68 certified and is perfect for extreme weather conditions, which is something you would come to expect from an action camera. While heat shouldn’t be an issue with the batteries, the fact that an additional cell is included helps alleviate that problem.
Video: 4K 25fps/2.7K 30fps/1080P 60fps
Lens angle: 170 degrees
Screen: 2″ LCD
Wireless: Yes, WiFi
Storage: microSD Card
Battery: 1050mAh Battery (2)
Waterproof: Yes, with included case
What’s in the box
- AKASO EK7000 Camera
- USB cable
- Remote control
- Waterproof case
- 1050 mAh Battery
- Lens cloth
- Protective backdoor
- Bike stand
- Helmet mounts
- User Manual
Video shot with the AKASO EK7000