Campark X20 Review
The Campark X20 is an updated model of the Campark ACT74 and ACT76, the Campark is a known good quality action camera brand. Campark is very popular in many platforms selling action cameras, in this review, we discover the Campark X20 one of the best GoPro alternatives and Campark sports cams. It offers 4k quality and 20MP pictures. The definition, focus, and detail is high quality. It comes with a multitude of accessories so you can use it to get better footage.
The Campark X20 is a GoPro alternative from the brand of Campark with an affordable price and decent video quality. The Campark X20 lets you take photos up to 20MP with 4K and up to 30fps recording, and allows you to use other cool features as well as record underwater with the case.
The X20 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 40m. 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 Campark X20? It comes in the small black cardboard box with many accessories inside such as 2 batteries and a remote for your sports cam.
Campark was very successful with many of their models, the X20 is pretty similar to the Campark ACT76 4K model, however, there are substantial differences from the sensor. Climbing a step the technical specifications, the Campark X20.
The Campark X20 Sports Camera 4K uses a Sony Exmor chipset with a Sony IMX179 sensor that is able to shoot in 4K/30fps, 2K/30fps, and 1080P/ 60fps video resolution and 20MP photos.
It has a wide-angle lens up to 170°, and you are able to adjust it to a medium and narrow lens which allows you to shoot with a different perspective. The Campark has (EIS) Electronic Image Stabilization for anti-shaking and image stabilization to make your video much more smooth.
It also comes with the ability to connect through WiFi to your phone, android, and IOS. This action camera supports Class 10 micro SD of up to a maximum of 32GB, you must format the SD card in settings before the first use of the camera if you are using an old SD card.
The protective case is waterproof and impact-resistant, makes it possible to shoot underwater videos 30m underwater and is suitable for all types of winter sports, such as skiing.
This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050 mAh batteries. You can save the time by charge the 2 1050mah batteries at the same time, the Campark camera allows you to record up to 120 minutes when they’re charged.
The Campark comes with Wifi and HDMI connection, the ability to pass videos or photos through WIFI with the CamKing Wi-Fi application, and share them on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook easily with friends and family. Campark X20 is also equipped with many accessories for bicycles, helmet mounts, surfboard mounts, and other mounts and accessories.
The Campark X20 comes with video stabilization (EIS), or electronic stabilization and it has digital and gyro stabilization. This really helps the shots to be seen with less movement and it helps you reduce the blurry effect caused by sudden movements. It has several shooting modes, such as continuous shooting, time-lapse, slow motion, and more.
If you want to record with a very smooth and stable recording we recommend getting a gimbal. The gimbal is the ultimate stabilizer of cameras. So when you are recording a video, it will be perfectly smooth. You can easily move and record without having to worry that the footage obtained will not be stable.
The Campark X20 comes with 2 rechargeable Li-ion 1050mAh batteries, which can last about 120 minutes recording at 1080 Full HD and about 60 minutes at 4K/2.7K.
The battery is situated at the bottom, where there is a cover that gives access to the battery. You can also always buy separate batteries for it and change them whenever the first two run out.
Campark X20 has an elegant modern design, it is well built with good quality plastics and it has a black color. Its design is similar to most action cameras such as its predecessor the Campark ACT74, it feels pretty durable and with the waterproof housing, it can go underwater up to 40m (130 feet). All attachments are sturdy and the waterproof case is made of high-quality plastic which makes its waterproof level up to 130 feet and protects the camera from damage in normal use.
The dimensions of the Campark X20 are 24,6 x 11,6 x 7,2 cm and a weight of 540 grams, with a single button on the top, like most action cameras, which is used to take pictures and videos from it, but all the adjustments and controls will be made from the rear touch screen a 2-inch (5 cm) LCD touch screen.
On the front, we can see a tiny screen which tells you some useful information for example how much time you have been recording. As for its buttons, there are only 4, one on top, to start and stop recording or to take a picture, another in its front part, through which we will turn on and off the camera, and 2 buttons on the side to control different settings, which gives this camera a clean nice design.
The photography on the Campark is pretty decent, it can capture with its Sony sensor up to 20MP pictures with a 16:9.
In bright sunlight, the colors look natural with the whole picture showing more contrast than the GoPro, it records in MP4 / H.264 video format.
The Campark X20 also does pretty well shooting underwater and it’s a great medium-budget camera to have to get some simple shots when going diving or snorkeling
- Proportion Image: to choose between 4: 3 or 16: 9
- Loop recording: Off / 3 Minutes / 5 Minutes / 10 Minutes
- WDR: Off / On
- Loop Recording: Yes
- Timer: Yes
- Night Mode: Yes
- Time-lapse: Yes
- Sharpness: High / Normal / Medium
- Interval timer shooting Mode: 2s / 5s / 10s.
- Color: Natural / Black& White / Sepia
- ISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
- Exposure Settings: Yes
The Campark X20 can record videos at 4K/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, and 1080P/60FPS and some more video resolutions, it records with real native 4K. It has decent image quality for being a medium-budget action camera, it uses a 170° super wide-angle as well as the ability to adjust the angle, and is able to provide videos and photos even in low light.
The configuration by default is well balanced, the images are sharp enough, the sky does not have the tendency classic towards a little the too blue and has overall pretty nice colors. But of course, being a medium-budget action camera don’t expect any amazing looking results, like GoPro Hero 8 can achieve (If you would like to check out our review click here).
Here are the video resolutions of the Campark X20:
- 4K (3840 x 2160) / 30fps
- 2K (2048 × 1080) / 60fps
- 1080P Full HD (1920 × 1080) 60fps / 30fps
- 720P (1280 × 720) 120fps / 60fps / 30fps
We can choose from a variety of options and video settings in the Campark X20 as:
- Video quality
- Lens distortion
- Stabilizer or video stabilization (ON / OFF)
- Balance of Targets
- and more settings.
Pros and Cons
|Affordable and easy to use||The battery isn’t great|
|Comes with 2 batteries||Needs a case for underwater|
|Touchscreen screen||No official app|
|Has wifi connection||MicroSD up to 32GB|
|Pretty good stabilization|
|Adjustable wide-camera lens|
Should you buy it?
The Campark X20 is a good quality GoPro alternative that you can get. However, this is a very good camera overall and we recommend it. You will get good recordings and pictures, crisp stable even shooting underwater.
The camera also has several recording modes which gives amplitude to all the effects and quality levels you can get when using this camera.
The Campark X20 also comes with 2 stabilizations EIS stabilization and gyro stabilization, it also comes with an equipped 2-inch touch screen as well as coming with a very complete accessory kit. It is also compatible with most accessories like all of the GoPro accessories.
The X2 uses an average Li-ion 1050mAh batteries, batteries which can last up to 120 min but go down a lot while filming in 4K resolution.
This sports action camera is a very good medium-end camera with affordable price, I recommend getting this camera if you’re looking for a good cheap quality-value action camera or maybe if you just want to update from an older version of Campark sports cam. 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!
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