AKASO Brave 6 Review
The AKASO Brave 6 is a very impressive GoPro alternative with good video quality. AKASO is a successful action camera brand that most people don’t know about, this model, the AKASO Brave 6 is a new high-end action camera, in this review, we discover what’s great about it and why it’s pretty popular. It can offer up to 4K (interpolated) quality and 20MP pictures.
The definition, focus, and detail is good quality and comes with an anti-shake and voice control, which lets you can control your AKASO Brave 6 hands-free with voice commands such as “Start Video” and “Take Photo”. It comes with a multitude of accessories so you can use it to get better footage.
The AKASO Brave 6 lets you take photos up to 20MP with 4K (interpolated) recording up to 24fps, and allows you to use other cool features as well as record underwater with the case and use the many accessories it comes with.
The AKASO Brave 6 is waterproof and comes with 2 batteries. The protective case is waterproof and impact-resistant, which makes it possible to shoot videos underwater up to 30m. It also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries to never let you miss a wonderful time and an external charger.
But before we talk about its features, what comes in the box of the AKASO Brave 6 Elite? First of all, we get the AKASO Brave 6 and 2 rechargeable batteries, the waterproof housing 30 meters, a wrist remote with integrated voice control of the AKASO Brave 6, a dual battery charger, a flat mount, curved mount, 2 stickers, 3 screws, a MiniUSB cable a Wrench for tightening anchors and the AKASO Brave 6 4K Manual
AKASO Brave 6 doesn’t come with an SD card so you will have to get one, this model supports up to 64GB SD Card. It has multiple ways of connection, you can control the camera on the phone or iPad via Wi-Fi, you can easily share your wonderful moments on the TV with the HDMI and download your precious memories to the computer via the USB cable.
- Camera quality is pretty good
- Comes with many accessories
- Remote control
- Voice control
- MicroSD Card up to 128GB
- Affordable price
- Not real 4K
- The battery could be better
- Doesn’t come with an SD Card
The AKASO Brave 6 is well built with good quality plastics and it has a black color, similar to most Crosstour action cameras. It feels pretty durable and with the waterproof housing, it can go underwater up to 30m (100feet). All attachments are sturdy and the waterproof case is made of high-quality plastic which makes its waterproof level up to 100 feet and protects the camera from damage in normal use.
On the front, we can see the lens and the power on-off button. On the upper side, there is the start recording button similar to most cameras, on the left side, there is the microSD compartment slot and the settings button and on the right side, there is the Micro-USB cable and the mini HDMI cable and two buttons on the top to control a few settings, most of them can be changed with the touchscreen.
The dimensions of it are 25,1 x 8,4 x 9,7 cm and its weight is 1.2 pounds (550g).
It uses a 20MP Sony and can record 4K 24fps even though its not real, its interpolated. The photos using a 170° super wide-angle lens with an opening of F1.8. It uses an advanced gyro stabilization function (EIS) that supports 4K gyro anti-shake.
It also comes with a smartphone app and Wifi and enjoys hands-free control of your camera via simple voice commands or conveniently controls your action camera 4K remotely.
In the back we can find the IPS LCD 2″ screen of 320 x 240px resolution, the screen is pretty good but it’s not a touch screen. Here we can also find two other extra LEDs, which will mark the power of the camera and whether or not it is recording video.
The Brave 6 has a time-lapse recording that will give the camera the ability to watch long videos in a short period of time, it also comes with loop recording, which is a continuous recording mode that allows the action camera to be used as a dash camera while driving.
Format the Micro SD card (not included) in the camera before using it. Micro SD card must be U3 or higher with 8-64G capacity. If “SD card error” appears, format your SD card as FAT32 on your computer.
The AKASO Brave 6 uses a 1050mAh 3.7V battery which is quite good, not having a touch screen or front LCD panel, it will save us battery. The battery can last up to 120 minutes recording 1080p Full HD video, with the WiFi and screen turned off. In the case of capturing 4K video, battery life will drop dramatically.
The battery is situated at the bottom, where there is a cover that gives access to the battery. The AKASO Brave 6 comes with 2 batteries so you can change them quickly and keep recording whenever the first one runs out.
The AKASO Brave 6 uses Electronic Image Stabilization, built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) advanced anti-vibration can keep the footage stable and smooth while shooting sports.
The EIS (Electric Image Stabilization) feature gives you a favor to keep the action camera recording stable and smooth while enjoying sports in all resolutions, including 4K resolution.
The (EIS) stabilization can go up to resolutions from 1080p FHD to 4K video, being the first models of cheap sports cameras that can stabilize 4K video.
As for the photography, the AKASO Brave 6 can take pictures up to.
- 20MP (4928×3264)
- 16MP (4928×3264)
- 14MP (4320×3240)
- 10MP (3648×2736)
- 8MP (3264×2448)
- 5MP (2592×1944)
- 2MP (1600×1200)
The quality is good and also taking into account that we have the possibility to change the ISO and the exposure time with some other settings, with patience we can work interesting images.
The Brave 6 also has the option of Time Lapse in Photo mode and other picture features, something I greatly appreciate and the possibility of putting the resolutions of the pictures in 4:3 or 16:9 format.
The AKASO Brave 6 also has a ”underwater mode” which makes the photos and videos look more vivid and better looking. You also have an anti-shake and lens distortion correction, so the camera can eliminate the fisheye effect produced by the wide-angle lens.
A downside to this camera is that it is not capable of taking pictures in RAW format.
It’s capable to record up to 4K (interpolated) full HD to 24 frames per second, and it’s able to record for 120 minutes. The videos captured with this action camera are stored in.MP4 format under the H.264 (common codec for most cameras) or H.265 codec (new codec that allows greater video compression).
The AKASO Brave 6 can record in native 4K Ultra HD which is amazing for a low-budget action camera, it uses a 170° super wide-angle lens to provide video and 20MP photos even in low light.
The AKASO Brave 6 also comes with some video features to get better footage, for example, single shooting, to photo burst, to time-lapse, to self-timer, to slow motion, to aqua mode, to long exposure, to distortion correction.
The video resolutions of the AKASO Brave 6 are the following:
- 4K a 24fps
- 2.7K a 30fps
- 1080P FHD a 60fps/30fps
- 720P HD a 120fps/60fps/30fps )
Should you buy it?
The AKASO Brave 6 action camera is one of the best medium-budget action cameras, with great quality on its pictures and videos. It can record up to real 4K and 24fps which is great for a medium-budget camera along with many other great features.
The AKASO can also have multiple ways of control to enjoying a hands-free control of your camera via the remote control that comes with it. Moreover, you can edit and share your videos and pictures on the “DV KING 4K” app with built-in Wi-Fi instantly.
It’s compatible with most accessories like all of the GoPro accessories. It uses pretty cheaply but decent quality batteries which can last up to 120min.
The negative thing is, it doesn’t do well in low-light like most action cameras so it isn’t a surprise. The camera can also go underwater very deep up to 30m (100ft) with the waterproof case.
I definitely recommend getting this camera if you’re looking for a good quality-value action camera. Being a medium-budget action camera don’t expect to have GoPro quality or high-end brand quality. If you wanna check some other action cameras, medium and high-end click here!
Video support up to 4K. It can last about 120 minutes and is waterproof up to 30 meters, with many more modes.