Sports cameras are democratized, and now we can find at any price. Having a Go Pro, I wondered what was worth a camera entry level less than 50 euro at the time I write this test. So I decided to test this little camera at Aukey, an AC – WC1, 1080 p with wifi.
Content of the box and technical characteristics
1 x AUKEY HD Action Camera 1 x waterproof case 1 x USB charging Cable 1 x charger 1 x operating instructions accessories
- Video resolution: 1080 p (1920 * 1080) 30 fps; 720 P (1280 * 720) 60 FPS
- Sealing (in work): 30 M
- Sealing (standby): 60 M
- Battery: 3.7V / 750mAh
- Angle of vision: 170th
- Lens: 170 ° A + HD wide-angle lens
- Input/output: Micro-USB, Mini HDMI
- Video format: MOV
- Resolution of the Photos: 12 M / 10 M / 8 M
- Storage: Micro SD
- USB interface: USB 2.0
- Interface power source: 5V / 1 has
- Recording time: up to 70 minutes with 1080 p while shooting video
- Load time: 2-3 hours
- Compatible with: Windows XP / Vista / Win7 / 8, Mac OS
- Size: 59 * 41 * 21.5 mm
- Weight: 65g (camera)
The package is well protected, the camera comes in a box cardboard with a simple and elegant design, which is usual with Aukey. It contains two parts, one for the camera and one for accessories. The camera is mounted directly in its sealed box. In the second box, several small accessories attachment. It is a tripod adapter, a fixation for bike, fixating belt, velcro strips, a USB-microUSB cable that allows charging and file transfer. The record of employment is in French, but also in other languages, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. The camera is very compact, about the size of a GoPro for a more lightweight than a GoPro however. The camera is easy to use, it has 7 buttons, a button on the front to hold to turn it on or turn it off. A quick press this button when the camera is turned on allows the transition between modes (Video, photo, reading). Meanwhile top button to trigger the shooting. At the rear there are 4 buttons to change the mode, go in the menu and then navigate the menu using the up and down. There is a button on the right side, it is used to activate the wifi holding. It is also on this side that it find the microphone. At the rear we find a screen which is convenient for the parameters and the framing of the pictures/videos. On the side left is making microUSB for charging the battery and the transfer of the files, the slot for the MicroSD card and a mini plug HDMI(à noter qu'il n'y a pas de trappe, donc en absence de la coque la caméra est très vulnérable à ce niveau, même à une simple éclaboussure!) On the front of the bottom there is the door that gives access to the battery.
Now for the practical part.
This camera has the features and basic settings and some advanced setting, but you won't find any advanced settings as can be seen on the high-end as a gopro cameras black edition. Is quite normal and making it easy to use because the menus are not very long, it is an advantage for all people not wanting to spend hours to resolve. For advanced users who are looking for the possible the more manual camera, he must turn to a model more high-end. This camera is ideal to make a simple use to start with cameras sports, for children, or even for most people who do not want to have your hands on everything. When changing environment quickly, for example a passage of full sun in a very dark area, the white balance is well controlled and the camera fits well in automatic to its environment (see example video). The change of exposure is well-managed also. Photo quality and video is correct given the price, this little camera is not intended as a high end camera and defends rather well. There are some more low end camera in commerce showing the same price! The housing is waterproof up to 30metre depth and protects the camera of small bumps.
This entry level camera allows to start with actions for cheap cameras if there is need of a professional quality, it allows flexible use as any other camera said "tight" (GoPro, etc). And for the price, it already has a fleet of accessories as well as wifi to control and activate it remotely interesting or if it is set on the helmet of his motorcycle for example! It's a nice surprise for me. Link: https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B01G3P266Q/