AKASO EK7000 Review, Powerful and Affordable Action Camera

AKASO EK7000 Review, Powerful and Affordable Action Camera

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This post will share the major features of AKASO EK7000. As you read through this article, you will also learn how actual users of this action camera think about this product – if they like it or hate it. Plus, you will also learn the trend of people’s interest in the brand, AKASO, and this particular camera model. Let’s jump right into it.

Ultra HD 4K

When it comes to a camera, resolution matters. AKASO EK7000 has 4K resolution at 25 frames per second (fps). You can change the resolution below 4K, and when you lower it to 2.7K, it has 30fps. According to the blog, LifeWire, 4K resolution provides a significant benefit to the users since that resolution level can give vivid experience to views with larger TV screen sizes and even video projectors. It gives much more detailed and denser pixel images than 1080p. 1080p still looks great up to around 65-inches, and can still look great in larger screen sizes. Imagine how great it can be with 4K.

Waterproof with Case

AKASO EK7000 can travel underwater down to 98 feet or 30m although it requires its case. The depth limit for scuba diving following the industry standard is 130 feet or 39m. So, if you plan to use it for leisure diving, I believe the limit of 30m provides enough coverage for most of us. This scuba diving article explains that while you are training for basic scuba certification, you will experience 30-60 feet (9-18m). Deeper than 60 feet or 18m is considered as “deep” dive.

170 Wide Angle

EK7000 boasts its wide 170-degree angle. The feature allows you to record a video or take a photo of a broader scope. With this, you can capture faraway objects at a larger size.

Remote Camera Controller

AKASO EK7000 is an action camera that you can use while you are racing downhill on your bike or showing awesome tricks on your skateboard. The last thing you want to do is trying to find and press a small button on a camera. If you do it, that can also lead to a shaky photo or a video since you touch the camera. AKASO EK7000 comes with a write remote that lets you take a photo or record a video. This wireless write controller, I believe, can make a big difference since you will be less likely to miss an important moment. However, this remote is not water-proof so you cannot bring it underwater.

Instant Social Media Share

There is no doubt that most of us record exciting and memorable moments to share with families and friends. AKASO EK7000 can be connected to your smartphone so that you can easily share photos and videos on your favorite social media. Don’t wait until you connect it to your laptop, copy contents across the devices, and open your social app. With this feature, you can do this in much simpler steps.

AKASO EK7000 Black
From AKASO

Great Price Tag

When I researched this product, one of the biggest points people liked was its price tag. As of November 2019, the price of this sports action cam is $59.99USD on Amazon. That is a very decent price considering other brands with the similar specifications have a much higher price tag. For example, GoPro HERO7 4K is $489USD at the moment. If you are testing a new action camera, I think EK7000 can be a great experimental action cam for you.

How Actual Buyers Think About AKASO EK7000?

When you consider to buy a product or to use a service, you will wonder how other actual buyers think about it. Investigating others’ experiences can lead to better decisions, which is a wise thing to do. If they are dissatisfied with it, they won’t recommend it. If they are happy, they will leave positive comments and speak positive things about it. If we can compile and analyze those comments, we will have great knowledge of the actual quality of the product.

That’s what I am going to do for you. I used more than 5,000 reviews people left on Amazon and summarized those data to generate easy-to-understand graphs and charts. Those visuals will allow you to understand the overall sentiments the customers had toward the action camera. They are also extremely easy to understand.

AKASO EK7000 Positive Word Cloud

In a word cloud, some words will appear bigger because those specific words were more frequently used among customers. So, the bigger the more frequent, thus, if those big words are positive, it proves that most of the customers had a positive experience. Have a look at the word cloud of AKASO EK7000.

Positive AKASO EK7000 Word Cloud
Positive AKASO EK7000 Word Cloud

The word cloud above should have given you a good impression of this camera model. The most frequent word that actual customers used in their reviews was “great”. Other big words are also positive – “price”, “good”, “awesome”, “amazing”, “quality”, “value”, and many more. Just by looking at the word cloud, we can learn that most of the people were satisfied with the product. Plus, as I mentioned above, people were happy thus frequently talked about its price by using words like “value” and “price”.

Customer Sentiments

The word cloud tells you what descriptive words people used for the product. There is another angle we can use to understand the EK7000 customer reviews. That is by categorizing the reviews into a type of 10 sentiments. While I used the review titles for the word cloud above, I used the review contents for the sentiment analysis. The result is the graph below.

Positive Customer Sentiments
Positive Customer Sentiments

I was able to run my sentiment analysis code to find out what specific sentiments people had over the product. As we could guess from the word cloud, most of the review contents were positive. Of course, there were negative contents. I haven’t seen any review that is all positive. Despite the negative reviews, overall, people wrote positive comments for the product.

Trend

Another type of analysis I often use for a product review is using Google Trend. It is an extremely helpful service by Google that gives you a historical Google search trend. My idea is that if a product or a company can maintain or can increase its search volume over many years, it supports the quality of the product. If a product is bad, people won’t show their interest and eventually will never search for the product anymore. Then, how is the trend of AKASO EK7000?

The trend line above shows us that the model started gaining attention since 2016. It enjoyed several spikes near the Christmas seasons. The camera model has been able to maintain the baseline over the past three years. It will be interesting to see how this coming Christmas season will be like.

Please note that this is a worldwide trend. If we break down by country, we can see which country has shown most of the interest in EK7000. It turns out it was the UK.

If you find the list icon at the bottom right and click it, it will turn to a country ranking list. The top country was the UK followed by Canada, United States, Ireland, and Japan. Bit surprising that Japan ranked 5th although AKASO is a Japanese brand.

Great Things To Do With Action Camera

Now you’ve got a camera. What are you going to do next? There are many fun things to do with your new action cam. This section introduces creative and fun things you can do with your camera.

Hang it for an aerial shot of a room

In many cases, you will hold a camera horizontally at your eye level to shoot what’s in front of you. With your new camera, I think it can be interesting to try a new perspective. When you hang it on your ceiling in your room, it can give you an interesting view of the objects and people in your room. Using that perspective, you can log what you do during the day and can share it with your friends or even upload it on YouTube. EK7000 is a great fit for this trial because you can control the camera with a remote wrist.

Shoot surroundings in bad weather

People love a sunny day. But, in terms of vividness, bad weather can bring more to you. You can record interesting cloud patterns, trees shaken by the wind, rainy sound, lightenings, and thunders. Our mother nature will create amazing scenes, and if you can shoot them and edit the record, it can be a beautiful artistic film. You can add background music and visual effects.

Record your sport play in your perspective

We all watched sports games on TV. But, that doesn’t deliver the thrill and the reality of the sports enough. The best way to show a sports play is showing what’s happening right in front of you. You can mount EK7000 on your helmet, wrist, chest, hockey stick, or any suitable sports equipment. This will give viewers the excitement you had when you played sports.

Know what your pets do

Thanks to the lightweight and small size, you can mount it on your animal friend. You can get a camera harness for your pet online. Imagine you can watch the world from your pet’s perspective. You will be able to see what your pet does during the day, what they eat, and how they sleep. If you let your dog run around a park, that can also give you an interesting record. If you mount it on your cat, you can experience their agility.

Half underwater video and photo

You might simply think that you would use the water-proof camera to shoot what’s under and above the water. Well, you can submerge the camera half of the lens so that you can take a video or a photo that shows both. That can be a full-body shot with your lower body is in the water. Or you can take a photo of fish underwater and the sky. With EK7000’s waterproof case, you can take creative and interesting photos.

Conclusion

As I reviewed AKASO EK7000 and customer feedback, I found that the majority of the users were happy with the action camera. They loved both features and the price. Plus, my Google Trend analysis supported my view on customer sentiments. As we discovered, there are so many fun things to do with the action camera. If you are a beginner or looking for a good entry action camera, I believe AKASO EK7000 won’t let you down.

Useful Links

To give you an idea of how actual videos recorded by EK7000 look like, I share some YouTube videos below:

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