Hands on with the Akaso Brave 7 LE action camera: Perfect for vloggers and time-lapse videos Review

I have loved making use of the Akaso Brave 7 LE action digicam. It has all of the attributes I need in an action digicam, and it has app manage and a wristband for remote manage.

Like several action cameras, the box is entire of extras. In addition to the digicam and watertight situation, there is a wristband with remote manage buttons, two batteries and a battery charger, a USB cable and a bag entire of GoPro-suitable mounts for helmet, bikes, and a range of other mounts to web site pretty much any where.

The digicam alone — even without having the battery fitted — is nicely crafted and major at 192g in its watertight housing or 108g on its personal. On the major there are two buttons: 1 to get photos, and a mode button. The person guide is simplistic, with a QR code for the person to obtain the person guide.

The battery doorway was really hard to open up (push the button in the bottom and slide the doorway) providing me quite a few minutes of annoyance ahead of I labored it out.

At the time the digicam is switched on, the controls are straightforward to configure. The batteries final for more than two hours if recording at small resolution, and about 1 hour per battery at 4k/two.7k.

You do need to insert your personal micro SD card up to 64GB in measurement — this is not supplied with the digicam.

Prime ZDNET Opinions

The Brave 7 LE has a nice contact screen which is about 50mm. The show is very simple, with a mode icon in the major left hand corner, an audio recording icon and battery stage.

At the bottom of the screen there is a playback icon, the graphic resolution and configurations. Swipe across any of these icons and scroll via the alternatives to transform configurations this kind of as graphic resolution, established loops, timelapse and burst mode attributes as nicely as regulate publicity configurations

Modes can be established to photograph, movie, playback, and photograph or movie established up to transform configurations. You can configure different amounts of timelapse, or history in sluggish — or quick motion.

Image stabilisation can be switched on, you can help wind sounds reduction and established the digicam to regulate configurations in small mild.

The digicam alone is watertight up to one.five metres, but, with the watertight housing fitted, you can dive with the digicam down to 40 metres.

There is a diving mode environment to compensate for the lack of purple mild underwater in tropical and blue h2o. Because of to COVID-19 my diving outings have been delayed for a year, so I did not exam this aspect.

You can also use the action digicam as a dash cam. If you plug the digicam into your cigarette lighter socket the digicam will change on automatically when you commence the motor and stop when the motor is switched off.

You can obtain the Akaso GO app in the app retail store to participate in back again material on your cell gadget. You do need to join the Brave 7LE to your cell gadget. You can also delete and transfer data files from your digicam to your Android cellphone.

You might need to regulate the privateness configurations on your iOS gadget to help this to transpire. Akaso also suggests that you cannot obtain 4k or two.7k videos to Apples products by the app. You need to use a card reader and transfer them from your SD card.

There is a mini HDMI port, also hidden driving a incredibly protected button push sliding doorway, which is really hard to eliminate, so you can join the digicam instantly to your Television set for playback.

The photos taken by the digicam are seriously good and switching the digicam to the entrance screen is a nice contact when recording selfies, or vlogs. It is very simple to use and has an intuitive UI.

All in all, the Akaso Brave 7LE action digicam is is a superb very little digicam that can be controlled remotely, and has all the extras you could need for your active lifestyle.