Yes, GoPro was the initial innovator in the field of action cameras and introduced us to the concept, but nearly 20 years later a lot has changed. Today there are many companies challenging GoPro’s position in the market. One of those is Akaso. Akaso has created high-quality action cameras which are much more affordable than GoPro cameras and do not sacrifice on quality.
The Akaso V50 Elite is one of Akaso’s best action cameras and allows hobbyists to take professional-quality pictures and videos without having to shell out an arm and a leg. Besides the excellent price and quality, the Akaso V50 Elite stands out as a competitive alternative to GoPros for its many great features, accessories, and accessibility for amateurs or casual videographers. No matter where your adventures take you, this camera is super simple to use and will capture the best moments of your trip.
- Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 2.75 oz (78 g)
- Chipset: iCatch V50
- Sensor: Sony IMX 078
- Display: 2″ IPS Touch Screen
- Video Resolution: 4K/60fps
- Video Format: MOV
- Photo Resolution: 20MP
- Photo Format: JPEG
- Field of View: 170°
- Multi-Language: Yes
- Storage: MicroSD
- Battery: 1050 mAh Li-On
- Battery Life: ~1 hour at 4K @ 60fps
- Input/Output: Micro USB/HDMI
- WiFi: 2.4 GHz – 2.4835 GHz
What’s in the Box
The Akaso V50 Elite comes with everything you need to take amazing pictures. Compared to the GoPro Hero 7 Black, the Akaso V50 Elite has double the accessories. Whether you’re planning to swim with the camera or take it mountain biking, the necessary accessories are included. You’ll save tons of money not having to buy more accessories. Plus, you won’t have to worry about them not being compatible.
- 1x AKASO V50 Elite Action Camera
- 1x Remote Control
- 2x 1050mAh Batteries
- 1x Waterproof Case
- 1x Battery Charger
- 1x Bicycle Stand
- 6x Mounts
- 2x 2-Sided Tape
- 2x Helmet Mounts
- 1x Bandages
- 5x Tethers
- 1 x Protective Backdoor
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x Lens Cloth
- 1x Quick Reference Guide
The Akaso V50 Elite is loaded with features and accessories to guarantee you don’t miss a moment of your adventures. Whether you’re hiking a volcano in Indonesia or canyoning in Croatia, you can get steady videos and high-quality pictures which capture the best of the action. This camera even has premium sound recording quality and takes impressive pictures in low light. Biking on a rough trail and want to capture a video? Use the voice control. Mom wants pictures of your trip but you’re still out on a boat? Connect to the built-in Wi-Fi and share footage instantly. The Akaso V50 Elite has you covered at every turn. Check out these major features that make it stand out as one of the best.
1.) Native 4K/60fps 20MP
The Akaso V50 Elite captures the highest frame rate and resolution possible for an action camera ensuring you can hold on to all the memories you make along the way.
2.) Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
Though EIS is disabled in certain settings like 4K 60FPS and 720P video resolution, the built-in feature gives you smooth, steady videos no matter how bumpy the ride. It can predict your movements and offers corrections for shaking to improve the quality of your footage. The Akaso V50 Elite even captures fast-moving objects as you’re passing on a motorcycle or tour bus.
3.) Adjustable View Angle
There are few things worse than having a near perfect image but the photo is distorted or the angle slightly off. Thankfully, the Akaso V50 Elite has done its best to prevent this. The sports camera boasts a distortion calibration feature to improve pictures that are distorted. You can also choose between narrow, medium, and wide angles to help you capture the ideal shot.
4.) Waterproof up to 131 ft (with Case)
Whether you’re snorkeling in Belize, or scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, you can discover all the impressive underwater sights down to 131 feet (or 40 meters) with the Akaso V50 Elite. The GoPro Hero 7 Black is only safe down to 33 feet (or 10 meters). The case will not only let you capture everything beneath the water, but it protects the camera from scratches, rocks, and dust.
5.) 8x Slow Motion Video
Relive the best moments from your adventures by slowing things down by up to 8x. The ultra high frame rate 720P240 video lets you get super impressive, high-quality videos.
6.) Voice Control
The Akaso V50 Elite has a list of specific commands to help you use your camera hands-free. You’ll have the option to say “Camera Turn Off”, “Action Photo”, “Action Start Video”, and “Action Stop Shooting”.
7.) Wireless Remote Control
Unlike the GoPro Hero 7 Black, the Akaso V50 Elite includes a wireless remote control with your initial purchase. The control fits on your wrist and lets you easily control the camera while you’re on the go. The remote has a microphone as well as photo and video buttons. One thing to note is that the remote is only splashproof, not waterproof.
8.) Built-In WiFi Connection
The WiFi lets the camera easily connect to the camera’s app on your smartphone. Once connected, you can download, share, and play your videos in an instant. The app also lets you have full control of your camera remotely when connected to its WiFi.
The Akaso V50 Elite is full of features that make it a no-brainer purchase. It has tremendous value and is durable enough to follow you on all of your extreme adventures without the hefty price tag. If you are looking for a high quality GoPro alternative without breaking the bank, definitely consider the Akaso V50 Elite.