With a current Amazon price of £55.99 this new action camera from LMT falls into the mid range for both price and features. For the amount asked this one seems better than most of the rivals I have tried. A year or so ago you could not get a decent sports camera for under £150 but excellent cameras can now be found for less than half that amount.
As my unboxing video shows you get plenty of kit for your money. A full range of accessories and mounts are included including a second battery and remote control. The only omissions are the lack of a carry case and SD card. It is a pity about the SD card as they are cheap enough these days and would not add greatly to the cost and would allow the camera to be used straight from the box. The camera and accessories arrived packaged in a large and impressive box which belied the relatively modest asking price.
The printed User Guide unclosed is above average for action cameras (not that this is saying much) and is well printed, easy to read but explains only the basics about the how to operate the action cam. I attach a copy of the guide 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, which resembles almost exactly every other action camera of this type, is actually rather better than I expected for the money. Video quality is excellent, and a definite step up from the cheaper no-name clones. 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 4K@30fps – the exact size of the claimed 4K is not defined in the manual but usually this taken to be 3840×2160 -as well several other rather more useful modes including 1920×1080@60fps and 720P slow motion at 120fps. The slow motion is good but could be better – my Nexus 6P phone does 240fps.
Similarly, we are told it is waterproof to 30M, but there is no mention if this means it has been tested and rated IP68 or what. I would want to know what this was before diving with the camera.
The camera has loop recording, which is often used for cameras but this one seems not to have a G-Sensor or Car Mode. For me that is no big deal as I have yet to find an action camera that will actually work effectively as a Dashcam.
Like many more upmarket action cameras it has wifi built in which means the camera generates a mini wifi network of its own which allows attached phone to control the camera and viewed live streamed video. To use it you need to download the “XDV” app from Apple or Android. The Android app is better than most and will stream a decent quality video stream, save images and video to the app as well as give easy access to the otherwise rather hard to negotiate camera settings. I was not able to test the iOS version of the app. I doubt I will need to use the app as the camera comes equipped with an excellent remote control button which allows you to take pictures and videos, which is all I would want to use the app for.
This is a excellent quality mid level camera with several features not usually found at this price range and that lifts it above the herd. If you enjoy using it you may want to shell out more in the future for a high end model.
Good video quality
170° Angle of view
120 fps Slow motion
FHD @ 60fps
128GB card support
Good Android app
Remote control button
Wide range of accessories included
2 inch screen
No SD card included
Slow motion could be faster
No carry bag