Fstoppers Reviews the Akaso Brave 7 LE Action Camera

Akaso’s new Brave 7 LE is an affordable dual-display action camera that records in 4K video and takes 20 MP photos. At an affordable $139, it’s an excellent entry point into the world of action cameras.I’ve owned several action cameras. Some were pretty good, and some were unusable. The Akaso Brave 7 LE is the best low-cost action camera that I have used when considering image quality and usability.Camera FeaturesThe Brave 7 LE has five video Modes: Normal, Loop Record, Time-lapse, SlowMotion, and FastMotion. Video can be captured in 4K 30 fps, 2.7K 60 fps, 2.7K 30 fps, 1080p 120 fps, 1080p 60 fps, 1080p 30 fps, 720p 240 fps, 720p 120 fps, and 720p 60 fps. The five photo modes: Single, Burst, Time-lapse, Self-Time, and Long Exposure meet just about any need you would have. Available photo resolutions are 20 MP, 16 MP, 14 MP, 10 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP, and 2 MP. Four angle of view modes (Super Wide, Wide, Medium, and Narrow) allow for capturing just the action you want depending on the situation.The key feature of the Akaso Brave 7 LE is its dual color screens. The back screen is a standard 2″ touch screen while the front screen is a narrower screen designed to help frame yourself while vlogging. It does make it much easier both to frame your shot and to check the exposure. The rear touchscreen is very responsive and so much easier to use than cameras that don’t have a touchscreen. Switching between screens is as easy as just holding down the mode button for a couple of seconds, something that isn’t intuitive so I had to look it up in the manual. I wish they included a printed instruction manual, as looking up things in the PDF manual is a bit inconvenient when you’re out in the field.The IPX7 water-resistant body provides the ability to record in all weather conditions. If you wish to record underwater, the included waterproof case protects up to 121ft/40m. I like that I don’t have to worry about getting it wet if it starts to rain.

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