When you think of action cameras, the names GoPro, Drift or Contour may come to mind. Each of these brands, amongst others, have established themselves as leaders in the action cameras market, due to their ability to capture stunning HD video footage in the toughest of environments.
A company you may not immediately associate with action sports is AKASO – a brand more commonly known for its range of home-video and audio products. However, that may all be about to change, with the launch of AKASOs newest addition, the AKASO EK7000 4K action camera
The AKASO EK7000 4K entry into the action camera world and comes in the form of a tough and compact point-of-view head camera. It’s small, light, stylish, and has more features than you can shake a stick at.
The AKASO EK7000 4K has been designed to withstand the four common elements of the action sports world: water, shock, dust and snow. The AKASO EK7000 4K is waterproof to a depth of 5m -16.4 ft, shockproof to withstand a 2m drop and is resistant to dust and freezing temperatures. Best of all, this level of protection requires no additional housing, so from skiing in arctic conditions to hurtling through a muddy forest, the AKASO EK7000 4K can handle it.
High Definition shooting
The AKASO EK7000 4K records video at full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30fps, or at 1280 x 720 resolution at 60fps, while the camera’s Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) helps to reduce camera shake, resulting in smooth, clear playback.
The AKASO EK7000 4K super wide angle lens provides a wide angle view, and the built-in 1.5¨ LCD screen is ideal for lining up shots or playing back footage on the go.
Furthermore, the ADIXXION can capture still images at 5MP (megapixels) and has two camera modes for making the most of your stills: photo- burst mode and time-lapse mode.
A key feature that sets this camera apart from many of its counterparts is its integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, which unlike other cameras, comes as standard.
This allows the user to utilise a number of useful actions, including, Smartphone connectivity, for framing shots on your smartphone before recording, Live net streaming, for streaming live HD footage to a PC, via mobile hotspot or Wi-Fi connection, Wireless data transfer, for transferring files from the camera to a PC; and Broadcasting on USTREAM, for streaming live videos in real time, directly to a worldwide audience via USTREAM.
To make the best use of all this Wi-Fi functionality, the camera has Wi-Video software for Windows built-in to it so that users can enjoy its connectivity straight out of the box. This application also allows for easy sharing via popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Being small and light, the AKASO EK7000 4K can be mounted virtually anywhere on a user’s body or kit. Included in the box are a Goggle Mount and a Flexible Mount, which will appeal to the vast majority of action sports enthusiasts. Inside the camera box you will also find two lens protectors, LCD Protection Film, a USB cable and a rechargeable battery.
AKASO has also due to release a number of accessories which can be purchased separately including, the Float Strap, for keeping the camera above water, The Marine Case, for diving down to 40m/130ft,The Twin Shooting Mount, to attach the AKASO EK7000 4K to another camera,and a Maintenance Kit, for keeping the camera in good shape.