This rough and ready camera has a ton of features to help you share those adventurous moments.
I am always excited to receive new cameras in the post and today DBPower have sent me their latest 12MP 4K Action Camera to test, so I’m a happy bunny.
Not that I am planning to jump off some cliffs, soar around like an overactive eagle, or start leaping across random canyons in a high-powered motorcycle at some point… But when you’ve got such a new toy, even popping down to Tesco for your chicken Kievs is an excuse to start capturing moments for posterity.DBPower have sent me their latest 12MP 4K Action Camera to test Click To Tweet
The camera is a tidy piece of kit with a broad range of features and accessories Click To Tweet
The DBPower 4K Sport Action Camera is a tidy piece of kit and boasts an incredible selection of features and accessories including WIFI for quick social sharing and remote linking to apps, a 170 Degree Wide-Angle lens, a 2 inch screen (not touch) and a very handy little remote control.The auto iris quickly adapts to the lighting as you walk in and out of shade Click To Tweet
It records onto all the modern microSD cards (up to 32GB) at 4K 25fps & 2.7K 30fps. I am happy to report that the picture is not bad and the auto iris works very well indeed, quickly adapting to the lighting as you walk in and out of shade. The image is very crisp at 12MP and the colours are good. All in all, this is a camera that’s easily a match for the GoPros, at a fraction of the cost.This camera is a match for the GoPros, but at a fraction of the cost Click To Tweet
The image is very crisp at 12MP and the colours are good Click To Tweet
The sensor is obviously very small and won’t be as capable as the one on you mobile phone (if you bought it in the last two years or so), and it shows the usual digital artefacts and judder expected from all such action cameras. However, given the fact that this 4K action camera only costs £56.99 ( $65.99 ) that is something that we’re prepared to forgive.The camera suffers from the usual judder problems, but the price makes up for such issues Click To Tweet
You don’t just get a tiny 4K camera though, you get a bag full of essential accessories with it. That is a huge plus, since accessories with the GoPro (which in itself is already much more expensive) all come at significant additional cost. In the box you get attachments for helmets, handle bars and pretty much everything else you might need.The DBPower comes with a ton of attachments included in the already reasonable price Click To Tweet
1x DBPOWER 4K Action Camera
1x Selfie stick
1x Waterproof Shell
1x Remote Control
2x Rechargeable Batteries
1x USB Cable
1x User Manual
12x Attachment Accessories
The DBPower Waterproof Camera Case is trusty looking and claims to be specifically designed to endure extreme environmental conditions such as: dirt, intense rainfall, submersion in up to 30m of water, extreme cold or heat, and sandy or dusty environments.This is a product designed to endure extreme conditions Click To Tweet
Well, it should be alright here in Somerset then, I figure! Overall, this is an inexpensive choice for hobbyist videographers and the equal of cameras priced six times as much. When you really just want to have fun hacking around on your mountain bike with friends or more extreme outdoor sports such as gliding, surfing, diving, skiing, snorkelling, climbing and driving etc. the DBPower 4K 12MP action camera offers a cheap, high quality option to record you exploits.
Overall, this is an inexpensive choice for hobbyist videographers Click To Tweet
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