VanTop Moment 6S Review
The VanTop is the new action camera by Campark, 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 VanTop Moment 6S one of the best GoPro alternatives and VanTop sports cams. It offers 4k quality and 12MP pictures. The design, focus, and detail are of high quality. It comes with a multitude of accessories so you can use it to get better footage.
With an external microphone included, you can get better audio in your videos or additional editing work. It also comes with a modern digital wristwatch that frees your hands and allows you to control the camera while skiing, surfing, cycling, etc. All GoPro accessories are compatible with the VanTop action camera.
The VanTop Moment 6S lets you take photos up to 12MP with real 4K recording up to 60fps, 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 VanTop Moment 6S 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 1200mAh 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 VanTop Moment 6S? First of all, we get the VanTop Moment 6S and 2 rechargeable batteries, the waterproof housing 30 meters, a USB cable, a bicycle mounting kit, a helmet mounting kit, a slot base charger, and the instruction manual
VanTop Moment 6S doesn’t come with an SD card so you will have to get one, this model supports up to 128GB 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.
- Can record 4k 60fps
- Comes with many accessories
- Stabilization up to 4K
- Comes with 2 batteries
- MicroSD Card up to 128GB
- Affordable price
- Video quality could be better
- Stabilization can be a little shaky
- Doesn’t come with an SD Card
The VanTop Moment 6S is well built with good quality plastics and it has a black color with red letters on the front, 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 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.1 in and its weight is 1.65 pounds.
It uses a 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor and can record up to 4K 60fps. The photos using a 170° super wide-angle lens with an opening of F2.8. 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 2.33 ″ 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 VanTop Moment 6S 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 8-128G capacity. If “SD card error” appears, format your SD card as FAT32 on your computer.
The VanTop Moment 6S uses a 1200mAh 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 VanTop Moment 6S comes with 2 batteries so you can change them quickly and keep recording whenever the first one runs out, they take about 3 hours to charge.
The VanTop Moment 6S uses Integrated electronic image stabilization (EIS) with a 6-axis gyroscope that helps produce stable video even when the camera bumps, moves, shakes, or vibrations. This 4K sports action camera offers pretty good vibration-free videos. You can frame any movement effortlessly.
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 VanTop Moment 6S can take pictures up to.
- 12MP (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 6S 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 VanTop Moment 6S with the waterproof case is able to shoot great pictures underwater with good vivid and sharp pictures. 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 real 4K full HD to 60 frames per second, and it’s able to record for about 100 minutes. The videos captured with this action camera are stored in.MP4 format under the H.264 or H.265 codec
The VanTop Moment 6S 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 12MP photos even in low light.
The VanTop Moment 6S 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 VanTop Moment 6S are the following:
- 4K a 60fps
- 2.7K a 30fps
- 1080P FHD a 120fps/60fps/30fps
- 720P HD a 240fps/120fps/60fps/30fps
Should you buy it?
The VanTop Moment 6S action camera is a solid action camera and a good GoPro alternative for an affordable price, even being a medium-budget action camera it has pretty good video quality on its pictures and videos. It can record up to real 4K and 60fps which is very impressive for a medium-budget camera along with many other great features such as the timelapse mode.
The display and user interface are also very stylish for great user experience and the incredible number of accessories makes it worth the price. The stabilization technology works quite well too but can be a bit shaky sometimes
It’s compatible with most accessories like all of the GoPro accessories, and it also comes with a kit of accessories. It uses pretty cheaply but decent quality batteries which can last up to 100min.
The negative thing is, it doesn’t do well in low-light like most action cameras so it isn’t a surprise, also the audio and video can sometimes not produce great results. The camera can also go underwater very deep up to 30m (100ft) with the waterproof case.
Overall this camera is worth getting for its price and quality it offers for it, especially if you’re looking for a good quality-value action camera. Being a medium-budget action camera don’t expect to get GoPro quality or high-end brand quality action cameras. If you wanna check some other action cameras, medium and high-end click here!
Video support up to 4K. It can last about 100 minutes and is waterproof up to 30 meters, with many more modes.