AKASO Brave 8 camera
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As a rider, what matters to me is that it can survive the rain, and in my testing – with it exposed on the front of the bike – it showed no immediate signs of water ingress, but the removable lens cover only seems to be sealed on the inside, leaving the possibility of water creeping past the outside. I’m not sure if this is where it got through, but the camera started glitching, then shut down completely before I found water in the battery case the day after I had it on the front of the bike and had also left it for 30 minutes in the sink under 10cm of water. Having a spare battery is also really useful, especially for those long days in the mountains or on the trails when you want to capture a lot of footage. You want 10-bit video: If you like to color grade in post-production, later GoPro Hero models offer 10-bit video support.
AKASO Brave 8 4K60FPS Action Camera, 48MP Photo Touch Screen AKASO Brave 8 4K60FPS Action Camera, 48MP Photo Touch Screen
You need perfect stabilization: Electronic stabilization is OK, but you'll get better performance by spending more. Overall, I found the Brave 8's software and companion app to be unreliable to the point that it frequently would prevent the camera from being usable at all. The problems began with a tedious initial setup process which involved connecting the camera to the app (which took about five minutes just to connect) followed by updating the software which caused the app to crash twice before it was finally successful. After completing the setup, things started to get worse as the camera itself consistently encountered a few major issues, and there's a good chance that many of these are related to each other. Crashing/Unresponsiveness You shoot in low light: Thanks to its large 1-inch sensor, the One R 1-inch edition gather light better than a GoPro.While you don’t get the control of a high-end camera, you can adjust exposure from the sub-menu up or down two stops, in single stop increments, and choose from five preset white balances, or leave it on auto.
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Of course, if you are not an adrenaline junkie then you can use it for simply pointing out of the bus window and capturing the landscape rolling by or simply take it up and down the high street to capture the bustle. Featuring 4K60p video, the Brave 8 can capture ultra-smooth moments in stunning detail. Meanwhile, the 8K time lapse feature gives users the ability to capture an epic hike or incredible bike ride in all of their entirety.You want perfect image quality: Cheaper rivals produce crisper 4K video, which can appear soft out of the Brave 7 LE. You want a great GoPro for less: If you don't need 10-bit video, this is a modern, capable GoPro at a lower price.