One of the best real 4K action cams we reviewed is on sale, the ThiEYE T5e. This is the cheapest I’ve seen it available, only $45 after 50% off coupon on Amazon.
The Vantop Moment 5C is a budget 4K action cam that claims to produce 4K 60 FPS video at under $100. While it is true that the camera can make a 4K video file with 60 FPS, this format is interpolated (upscaled) from a lower resolution. However this camera appears to do near-true 4K 30 with image stabilization and very decent 1080p 30 with EIS. As well, it produces colourful and vibrant video that most people will find pleasing, especially if they are not pixel peepers.
I would go with the Shimano brakes instead on the same link even though they’re a few $ more for the set and a bit uglier. Thing is, even if these brakes are a clone of something reliable, the fact is that the quality control, packaging and shipping could cause potential issues. However I didn’t die while trying out these brakes and I feel like this brand of brake might be something used in cheap bikes you’d find at Walmart or other department stores. Longevity may not be great, however, they’re not going to fail immediately. If you buy a product like this I would recommend checking them before every ride to ensure the bolts are tight and the cables are not leaking. I wouldn’t recommend going this cheap. Living is more important than $5 here and there!
This is a desktop PC build suitable for 4K gaming, high resolution video editing and more. There were a couple places that corners could be cut to make it cheaper, but I was primarily interested in a computer that would survive long term and be suitable for upgrades. After being burned by the lack of upgradability to my last AMD desktop (it was an AM3+ socket, which did not have an upgrade path) I was hesitant to go with them again, however the value for…Continue Reading “A $1,500 Gaming and Video Editing Monster – The Best $1500 Desktop Build May 2020 (Hopefully)”
The DBPower EX7000 is an ultra-budget action cam based on the iCatch SPAC6350 processor and a 14MP Panasonic sensor. This is an interesting combination that could have resulted in potentially better performance than other generic 6350-based cameras, however the overall results are rather disappointing. Fake 4K, 1080p60 frame dropping and quality control concerns mar what could be a decent budget camera. Only get this one if you plan on shooting at 1080p30, or if you plan to mostly shoot still photos.
The RunMe R3 is far from the worst camera we have seen (especially at its current price of $20) however it lacks consistency. Video quality can be hit-or-miss depending on lighting conditions resulting in brightness and colour issues. These problems were common in budget cameras from 3 or 4 years ago.
The DBPower D5 is the cheapest action cam I have ever reviewed. I picked it up for a whopping $23 on Amazon on sale (and at time of publishing it is less)! Despite skepticism, it does real 4K and appears to be a clone of the MGCool Explorer 3, with overall similar, if slightly lower video quality. But for under $30 who cares! The fact that this camera does real 4K is astounding.
The Vantop Moment 6S positions itself price wise between true budget cams and the high end. The 6S has great build quality, very respectable video and good audio from the internal mic and should be more than enough camera for those who are wanting something premium but don’t want to pay GoPro money.
The Campark V30 is one of the better sub $100 action cams, featuring native 4K at 30FPS with solid electronic image stabilization. This camera is easy to use, decently built and has acceptable audio quality. Of course, stepping up to a more expensive camera will net more customizable video and better build quality, but the next step up is nearly double the price and for most people and those just starting out, something like this camera will be more worthwhile.
Black Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day are just around the corner and it’s time for another yearly round-up of the best action cameras of 2019. Cameras on this roundup start at $26 so check it out now!