The camera and accessories arrived packaged in a large and rather upmarket box which belies the low price. You get plenty of kit for your money as my unboxing video shows. A full range of accessories and mounts are included including a remote control with wrist strap. The only omission is the lack of an 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 printed User Guide although not great is distinctly superior to those usually found, is a decent size, well printed in colour and easy to read. I attach a copy of the guide to my unboxing video. Run the video full frame and pause as needed to read it.
The camera itself, which resembles almost exactly every other action camera of this type bar the tiny secondary LCD screen on the front, is certainly better than I expected for the money. Video quality is the best I have encountered for an action cam in this price range, and a definite step up from many of the cheaper no-name GoPro clones. The 170° angle of view is great but with the barrel distortion common to all cameras of this type although there is the option to correct for this in the settings. Image stabilisation is also available and this works surprisingly well and better than I expected.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@24fps –at 2880*2160 rather than the standard 3840×2160 -as well several other rather more useful modes including 1920×1080@60fps and 720P 120fps slow motion. The slow motion is OK and at 120fps is better than on some rival action cameras but not so good as my 240fps Nexus 6P phone. Still images were good but with still images when WDR was enabled I noticed a tendency for some colour fringing. With a right subject in even lighting, it was capable of producing excellent results for both video and stills. Remember that the sample footage in my unboxing video will have been heavily compressed during posting and not reflect the true resolution.
Unlike many lesser action cams that claim to be waterproof but are not specific about the details this one clearly states it is IP68 water resistant which is the highest level of protection available. It should be fine for swimming and diving use to at least the 30m depth claimed.
The camera has loop recording, which is often used for cameras and does indeed offer a Car Mode but I have not seen in the User Guide that the camera has the G-Sensor needed to record and flag impacts. 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 an attached phone have basic control the camera and viewed live-streamed video. To use it you need to download the “CamKing” 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. 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, large and easy to use in gloved hands which allows you to take pictures and videos, which is all I would want to use the app for. All action cameras have a settings mode you can access using the rear LCD screen but this one is by far the best I have tried so far. The screen is touch sensitive (although a bit sticky at times) with multiple and easy to read options large and bright enough to be usually outdoors. There is also a quick access panel to the main camera options available by swiping up from the home screen.
This is by far the best action camera I have used in this price range. Image quality is excellent, there is a wide range of modes and options available including Electronic Image Stabilisation and Rectilinear image correction. A good range of mounts is included as well as a carry case. For the current price, I doubt you will find a better Action Camera.
Good video quality with EIS
170° Angle of view
IP68 water resistant
Good Android app
Wide range of accessories included
Excellent easy access touchscreen menus
Rectilinear distortion correction
No SD card included
Some colour fringing in WDR stills
Touch screen sensitivity could be better