Action cameras like this new one from Eyes GO seem to be ever increasing in number and as their quality gets better so the prices seem to be falling. However, in most cases though you do tend to get what you pay for. Priced at only £39.90 at the time of writing this is by no means at the bottom of the market and for the low price is actually quite well specified.
My unboxing video shows that you certainly get a lot for your money. The packaging used is simple and attractive and shows the product off nicely. My camera came with a decent array of no less than 31 mounts, clips and fixing kits of all shapes and sizes but with little indication of what they actually do – no sign of the buoyancy tank mention in the product listing. All the basic mounts you need are included as well as quite a few more but it is a pity no SD card could have been included. They are cheap enough these days and to do this would not add y greatly to the cost and would allow the camera to be used straight from the box. It comes with a range of clip-on facades to allow the front plate of the camera to be changed but these are not mentioned in the User guide and I was uncertain how to use them but even if I figured it out I doubt I was ever use them. It has wifi, which allows live streaming from the camera hotspot but having tried this with other cameras it is a novelty that quickly wears off.
The camera was clearly designed for the French speaking market and the main User Guide is in French only despite having a Union flag on the cover. The second User Guide is in English.This is well printed and easy to read but explains only the basics about the how to operate the actioncam but shows with pictures how the included accessories are attached. I attach a copy of it to my unboxing video. Run the video full frame and pause when needed to read it. When I am more familiar with using the camera I will update my video with MB footage.
The camera itself is actually rather better than I expected for the money. Video quality is just fine, within the limitations of the camera resolution. The 170° angle of view is great but with the barrel distortion common to all cameras of this type. There was a time when this would have been seen as a high end camera and now standards are moving higher even in the budget market. This camera does a perfectly decent quality FHD (1920 x 1080 ) but at what seems like a stately 30fps. To get the 60fps most users look for now you have to drop the resolution to 720p. There is no option for 4K recording or slow motion. Similarly, we are told it is waterproof to 30M, which is good, but there is no mention if this means it is rated IP68 or what. For serious underwater use this is an important omission.
On balance I would say this is an decent buy for the money and at the budget price of just under £40 price it is not too dear. Stars would be knocked off had the price been much higher however due to doubts about the build quality of the accessories and the limited functions. I would expect to see this price fall again as better specced cameras enter the market.
This is a decent quality entry level action cam and if you enjoy using it you may want to shell out more in the future for a high end model.
Good video quality
Fits GoPro mounts
170° Angle of view
Standard tripod screw mount
31 standard accessories included
No SD card included
No 60fps FHD
No carry case
Only one battery
No FHD 60fps
No slow motion