Thursday, August 16, 2018

Akaso V50 Pro Action Camera

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Over the past twelve days, I’ve put my Akaso V50 Pro Action Camera through a lot, and I still have a few features left to explore. I’m impressed by the exceptional quality of both the video and the still frame photography this little camera offers. I’ve attached the camera to both side-door windows of our car and driven around shooting test video – the above photo, a single-frame grab from the video, demonstrates the quality. My personal specialty as a photographer, is B&W art, and I’m pleasantly surprised at the exceptional quality of the still-frame shots I’ve gotten so far – even the B&W filter is better than I had expected, both crisp, and nicely toned.

The Akaso comes with a nice assortment of attachments and accessories; it challenges the imagination to come up with unique places to take a camera. Particularly useful is the wristwatch-style remote control.

If you decide to purchase one, be sure to read through the manual and familiarize yourself with the features of this camera. The time-lapse capability is a lot of fun, if you have children or pets.

My only problem-the latch on the waterproof case broke when I tried to close it, a few days after the camera arrived. I left an email to customer service, seeking to replace the latch (maybe they’ll make the next latch out of aluminum?). A representative replied about an hour later, and sent me a new case, which has already arrived.

I researched action cams for two weeks before ordering, and now I’m convinced that you can’t beat this camera at anywhere near the price – or the customer service.

 The Akaso V50 Pro on Amazon

Update, July 22, 2020 – almost two years now, and I’m still blown away by this little camera. Last summer, I strapped it to my forehead and walked around the Indiana State Fair for hours, with it snapping a shot every 5 seconds – and easily strung them together into a high-quality time-lapse movie. Yesterday, I used a magnetic mount to fix it to the roof of my car and drove around my old neighborhood. I take it on professional shoots, as well. Movies, time-lapse, great still shots – I love this camera! 😊