I was going on amazon to order something, when one of the flash sales on the home page caught my eye. It was a camera that looked like a Go Pro Hero camera but for a fraction of the price. So I hit the link and took a look at it to see if it was an actual camera or was it maybe accessories for a camera. Turns out it was the price for an actual camera plus all of the accessories you could want for an action camera. So for $50 I said why not, if anything I can use it for B roll shots at weddings. Maybe wrap it to the brides bouquet and get some down the aisle video. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I took the Actman 4K Ultra HD Camera out to get used to it and get ready to do up some nice video/photos for this review and once I got home I realized there is no point in doing so. My first issue is there is no focus points in on this camera. If your using the touch screen on the back of it or the phone app, you can not choose what to focus on, leaving a majority of your photos with something in the foreground out of focus.
The next thing I noticed is the low light performance, good lord does this thing under perform. If you have anything less than sunlight your getting grainy muddy digital trash. Just sitting at my desk taking some photos of things laying around and the results are horrible. You would be better off painting what your are seeing with a potato dipped in paint .
Pretty bummed about the indoor performance of this camera (not too bummed it was $50 I wasn’t really expecting anything really) I took it outside to see how it does under the sun. The results outdoors didn’t get any better, images have no details and the edges of the photos are all blurry. At this point I realized that photos with the Actman 4K Ultra HD Camera was a waste of time and didn’t really even see a point of staging any photos for a review.
The only thing left to test on this camera was the video, it boasted that it was a great 4K action camera… and well the footage came back and determined that was a lie. Just walking down an aisle in chapters you can see how choppy the footage is. The transition from shooting dark to light is also super choppy its almost like it goes 4 stops at a time trying to get the right exposure.
Overall this camera wasn’t worth it at all, but I should have known that when ordering something that just in accessories should have cost $150. Hopefully ill find something fun to do with this in the future. Maybe strap it to a firework see what happens. I would say avoid it at all costs but it’s no longer available on Amazon anyway. So I can rest easy knowing nobody else will have to endure the horrible images and video this camera produces.