Everyone loves to capture their moment and wants to record their adventures when they are exploring the world. They shoot their memories on an action camera. Many action cameras are available in the market but everyone wants the best budget action camera with advanced features.
Akaso fulfills your requirements within your budget. Akaso company manufactures many inexpensive cameras which is the best alternative of GoPro cameras because GoPro cameras are very expensive and everyone cannot afford those cameras. AKASO company provides a cheap alternative to the GoPro camera. Here we are going to compare Akaso brave 4 and Akaso EK 7000. Both are the bestselling models of Akaso on amazon. Akaso Brave 4 is a sports action camera with many diver-friendly features while EK 7000 is the budget-friendly camera among all GoPro alternatives.
Akaso Brave 4 vs Akaso EK 7000 | 10 Main Differences
|CAMERA/ SPECS||AKASO BRAVE 4||AKASO EK 7000|
|DIMENSIONS||2.3 x 1.6 x 0.9 inches||0.9 x 2 x 1.5 inches
|WEIGHT||5.6 ounces||12 ounces
|PHOTO RESOLUTION||20 MP||12 MP|
|VIEW ANGLE||ADJUSTABLE FROM 170 TO 70 DEGREE||FIXED AT 170 DEGREE|
|BATTERY LIFE||1050 mAH||1050 mAH|
|REVIEW||Must Read||Must Read|
1 Design and Build Quality
Both the cameras have an almost similar design but Akaso brave 4 has a display screen on the front side and it shows you video record time and tells how much battery is left.
Shutter/ WIFI button– this button is on the top side of the camera and it is used to recording videos and taking pictures. Using this button, you can also turn on and off wifi.
Mode/ POWER button– this button is situated on the front side of the camera. It is used to switch on and off the camera and you have to press and hold the button for 3 seconds for this process.
Up / down button- it is situated on the right side of the camera and used for adjusting the zoom level and change the settings.
2 Image Stabilization and Field of View
Brave 4 offers an inbuilt gyroscope function that provides ultimate image stabilization and prevents image shaking while Ek 7000 does not have any inbuilt image stabilization. Akaso Brave 4 provides an adjustable view of angle and you can adjust it from 70 degrees to 170 degrees but Akaso ek7000 has only one field of view that is standard wide mode. Akaso Brave 4 has a very high resolution up to 20mp that captures incredible images and records wonderful videos while ek7000 captures photos at max 12mp.
3 Audio and Video Quality
Akaso Brave 4 offers the best quality video at this range. They have a sony CMOS 20mp sensor and an allwinner v3 chipset that can record video at 1080p with 60fps. You can also record 4k HD video with 24 fps and 2k with 30 fps. The visual quality of this camera is flawless but the sound quality is not much great. EK 7000 provides professional video quality and you can record 4K video at 25fps and 2.7K video at 30fps while brave 4 records 4k at 24fps and 2k at 30fps.
Akaso Brave 4 has four modes: video, photo, playback, and loop recording.
Video mode– this is the default mode. In this mode, the shutter button is used to start and stop the video recording while the mode button is used to take still photos when video recording. Up and down button is used for adjusting the zoom level
Photo mode– mode button is used to set the photo mode and the shutter button is used to take the picture.
Playback mode– you have to press the mode button multiple times to set the playback mode.
Loop recording– in this mode, you can save the moments while recording video and you can also set the intervals at 3 minutes, 5 minutes, and 10 minutes.
Ek 7000 also has four shooting modes: video mode, still photo mode, burst photos, timelapse.
Video mode- it shoots video in 4kmode at 25fps and video quality is quite decent.it gives better results in sunlight.
Here we have given the list of resolutions with its framerates and bitrates.
Still photo mode– Akaso captures 12mp still photos. Its electronic image stabilization capture high-resolution photos and supports video resolution up to 1080p at 30 fps
Burst photos– burst mode takes continuous pictures and it takes up to 3 photos in 1.5 seconds. It is used for fast-moving action.
Timelapse mode– in this mode you can capture a sequence of photos and then make a video file.
Akaso provides dozens of accessories with these cameras. Both cameras have 10 plus mounts with a waterproof housing and protective backdoor. They also provide a remote controller, an extra battery and an external battery charger.Both the cameras come with a solid waterproof case that allows you to dive up to 30 meters.
7 Battery Life
The best part of Akaso’s camera is that they provide two batteries instead of just one. Akaso Ek 7000 provides a long-lasting battery. It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes when recording a video at 4K25 and 1080p30 but aka so brave 4 takes 90 minutes. These batteries do not perform well in very cold and hot temperatures.
8 Mobile App & Remote Control
You can simply download and install a free iSmart DV app to connect your camera from mobile. Now you can share your pictures and videos with your relatives, friends and social media. Both cameras have no waterproof remote control
9 Customer Ratings and User Reviews
Brave 4 has thousands of customer reviews with 4.4 ratings out of 5 while Akaso EK 7000 have 10 thousands of positive reviews with 4.3 ratings out of 5. Both are the number 1 underwater photography camcorders on amazon. Akaso Ek 7000 has rank 2 in sports and action cameras while brave 4 has rank 5 in sports cameras. Ek 7000 comes in the market in the year 2016 while brave 4 comes in the market in 2017
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So, we have discussed all the different features of both the cameras. Akaso Ek 7000 is cheaper while brave 4 can cost you more dollars. If you have a tight budget then Akaso Ek 7000 is the best option for you but brave 4 gives you some more features with some extra cost. This camera is specially designed for diving and comes with 2 IPS inch screen which shows you camera preview before recording. Although Akaso Ek 7000 all the basic functions and brave 4 do not have revolutionary changes. Read also AKASO EK 7000 PRO vs EKEN H9r here.