AKASO EX7000 4K Action Camera Ultra HD
The AKASO EK7000 looks a lot like a GoPro. It works a lot like a GoPro. The videos and photos look similar
to the ones coming out of GoPro cameras. But here’s the kicker: it’s priced at just a fraction of a GoPro.
It copies many of the features of older GoPro models. 4K video–check. Time lapse, burst mode, and still photos–check. Built-in wifi–check. Comes with waterproof housing (rated down to 100 feet / 30 meters)–check.
It’s a very similar size to a GoPro (although some GoPros vary), and its design is uncannily similar.
And it even uses the same GoPro mount connection system of the three-prong connector.
After playing with the EK7000 for a while, I can say that this is one of the better lower-priced GoPro competitors. It’s one of the GoPro competitors that has taken off in popularity, and after playing with it for a while I can see why.
But it’s simpler to use. And it’s much cheaper. And that last point is important, because not everyone wants to fork out for the premium pricing of a GoPro, especially for a camera that might only be used in some situations and in situations where it might get damaged or lost.
If you haven’t heard of the AKASO brand before, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either. They seem to market an odd assortment of products. The EXIF data embedded by the camera refers to it as a Sunplus SP5K Series Digital
Camera, and you can also find what appears to be the same camera marketed under different brand names.
I have a detailed comparison of the EK7000 and EK7000 Pro separately. And since I originally encountered the EK7000, I’ve been using more of their cameras more extensively. AKASO EX7000 4K Action