Akaso V50X: Is this the Best Action Camera under $100
The Akaso V50X is often hailed as the best action cam under $100.
But is this true?
Let’s find out for ourselves.
In this post, we will take an in-depth look at the Akaso V50X. We’ll review every aspect of this budget action camera’s features, such as the battery life, resolution, and camera specs – as well as what the camera comes with.
I’ll also share my thoughts and experiences with the camera.
And by the time we reach the bottom of the page, we’ll have definitively answered if this is the best budget action cam under $100. Or if shelling out $300 more, for the latest GoPro, is a better investment.
Akaso V50X Review
My Thoughts on the V50X
I want to start off by saying that this is my first venture into the world of budget action cams. In the past, I’ve only owned Gopro’s; action cams I’ve always been more than happy with.
And because of that, I almost didn’t try out the Akaso V50X, thinking that there was no way it could compare to Go Pro.
Was I right or wrong?
Yes, I was wrong. After trying the Askaso V50X for a few weeks I can’t believe how impressed with it I am. The cam has a lot of features, and more importantly these features work well.
One of the first things I noticed is that right out of the box, the Akaso looks and feels similar to other action cams. (maybe even a little lighter).But has a nice rubbery texture which makes it feel more durable.
Well, let’s find out how the Akaso V50X stacks up, and if it can live up to the title of the best budget action camera for under $100.
Features of the Askaso V50X
First, let’s look at some of the key features of the V50X.
Which are actually very impressive and rival the newer Gopro’s which cost 4 times more.
Video Modes & Quality
The Akaso V50X features video modes such as 4K/30fps, 2K 60fps, and 2.7K 30fps. And takes 12MP photos.
Sadly the camera doesn’t have 4k at 60fps, but I’m willing to trade that for the price cut.
After all this is budget action camera. and that’s still a ton of video options for under $100.
2 Inch Touch Screen
The Akaso V50X has a 2-inch touch IPS Display. From my time with the camera, I can say that the touch screen is responsive and simple to use.
One thing that impressed me was, thanks to the streamlined capture modes, how quick it was to jump right into recording or taking photos. It’s as easy as swiping and tapping.
The V50X gives you the ability to adjust your angle on the go.
Want to shoot at 170°, 110°, 70°?
The choice is yours! And this feature gives a lot of room to get unique shots.
Electronic Image Stabilization
One of the best features of the Akaso is that it comes equipped with EIS (or Electronic Image Stabilization).
The V50X does this by predicting your movements and correcting the camera shake. This feature helps the action camera stay steady whether you’re running with the bulls, wiping out on a surfboard, or summiting a mountain.
The EIS works great and it’s definitely the best image stabilization of any budget action cam. And rivals, if not surpasses GoPro’s image stabilization.
Plus, the V50X’s image stabilization works at every resolution – a pretty impressive feat.
Tons of Accessories
Tons of Accessories – Akaso’s known in the budget action camera world for having the best array of accessories.
The Akaso V50X along has over 17 different accessories kits. And as a bonus, most of these accessories fit other action cameras…. even GoPro’s.
Out of the box, the camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries (which is nice). These 1350mAh batteries give you up to 3 hours of continuous recording.
Making it perfect for extended filming in outdoor adventures.
Like the majority of action cams, the Akaso V50X is waterproof (with its housing). The housing on the V50X is waterproof up to 40 meters (131 ft.) And while the Hero 8 can go to a depth of 60M, this won’t matter for most of us.
Most casual divers, like myself, aren’t certified to dive deeper than 30 meters. So unless you are a professional deep diver, have your nitro certification, or are an ambitious free diver, then 40 meters is more than enough.
The V50X works with the Roadcam app. Making it easy to us your smartphone to operate the camera.
You can easily record, review, and share photos with a few clicks of a button.
Wireless Remote Control
Your phone isn’t the only way to control the Akaso V50X. This action cam comes with a wireless wrist remote that lets you control the camera from the touch of a button. (the remote isn’t waterproof)
Askaso V50X Specs
- 4K/30fps 2.7K 30fps 2K 60fps (Video)
- 12MP Photos
- 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens
- 6 Axis Gyro
- Built in Wifi
- 2.4 EIS
- 2.0″ LCD Touch Screen Display
- Battery: 1100 mAH (80mins)
- Waterproof Case
- Sony IMX458 Image Sensor
- Hi3559V200 Chipset
- Remote Control
What’s in the Box
- 1x AKASO V50X Action Camera
- 2x 1350mAh Battery
- 1x Battery Charger
- 1x Waterproof Case
- 1x Remote Control
- 1x Bicycle Stand
- 10x Mount
- 2x Helmet Mount
- 1x Bandages
- 5x Tethers
- 1 x Protective Backdoor
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x Lens Cloth
- 1x Quick Reference Guide
I am a believer. This is a camera brand I will definitely be keeping my eye on, and I can’t wait to see what they roll out in the future.
I used the V50X on my most recent trip to Europe. And I was impressed with everything the camera could do. It has the major features of the Go Pro Hero series but at 1/4 the cost.
My biggest gripe with the camera is that the colors aren’t as vivid as some other action cams. But overall, the camera works great, and for the price it’s unbeatable.
It’s easy to see why tech companies like cnet, PCWorld, tomsguide, and ZDNet have all recommended Akaso products.
Is the Akaso V50X the best action camera under $100?
Is the Akaso V50X the best action camera under $100? So how does it stack up? Yes, without question, I think this is the best action cam under $100. And reviewing the specs of its competitors there is no camera that has this amount of features, quality, and accessories.
And while the GoPro Hero might be better in some areas than the V50X, it’s not enough to warrant spending an extra $300 on a GoPro. My accommodation is to save that $300 and use it to get a plane ticket.
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