I recently purchased the Akaso EK7000 sports action camera refurbished on eBay for $35 and I rate it a thumbs up. Amazon has the same camera new for $70 and it’s highly rated (4/5, 5700 reviews). GoPros are nice but expensive and I was looking for a low cost option for skiing, the beach and water parks.
- Excellent video and photo quality
- Easy to use
- Low cost and includes a wealth of accessories
- Accessories are plentiful and GoPro compatible
- Mobile app can be glitchy
- Lack of true 4K support. However, for me 1080p at 60fps is sufficient
- I wasn’t able to get the remote control to work but it’s not a big deal to control via buttons. The audible alert signals when recording is enabled.
- Out of the box, the camera required to charge batteries. However, an external charger and two additional batteries are just $11.99 on Amazon