|Overall rating 4.3 / 5|
If you are looking for a reasonably priced underwater camera for around € 50, we highly recommend the Victure Action Camera. It is waterproof up to 30 meters, has a 2-inch LCD screen and comes with 20 multifunctional accessories.
Visually, the camera makes a very good impression, but it is also not very noticeable. For the exterior processing, plastics were used, which are commonly used in action cameras in this price range.
The internals and specifications are challenging, especially considering the price. In our opinion, this model is really cheap.
Image sensor, resolution and memory
For photo and video recording, a 16-megapixel image sensor is used, which can generate video up to 4K resolution. A 170 degree wide-angle lens is built in, which is also typical.
Various photo resolutions are available in the menu for creating images: 16 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP, 4 MP. The shots look good and stand out with good color depth and sharp detail. We reviewed the Victure Action Cam AC600, but there are other Victure Cam models, for example, the AC800 has 20 megapixels and is water resistant up to 40 meters.
Of course, you can also create 4K videos, but you can also use other recording formats so that you don’t have to strain your storage and battery too much.
Image rate also plays an important role here, i.e. how many images you want to shoot per second. For example, with 4K, you have a maximum of 25 frames per second. You can also set the following resolution values:
- 4K @ 25fps
- 2.7K @ 30fps
- 1080p @ 60fps
- 1080p @ 30fps
- 720p @ 120fps maximum speed
- 720p @ 60fps
The video compression is H.264 and you can use a class 10 micro SD card with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB. Unfortunately, the memory card is not included in the package.
There are various connectors on the side for data transfer, including a micro HDMI connector for live image transmission and a micro USB connector for file transfer.
Menu navigation and recording modes
Despite the low price, the manufacturer has thought about menu navigation, it is simple, not too cluttered, and the most important menu items can be quickly and easily reached.
The camera has many recording functions including time lapse and zoom (4x). You can also start burst recording in which the camera takes quick pictures. It is also possible to generate images in the interval, for this you can choose from different time intervals in the menu.
There is also a diving mode. You can also set the ISO sensitivity and wide angle lens (170, 140, 110, 70).
The Victure action camera can be connected to a smartphone or tablet using WiFi signal transmission.
IOS and Android devices are supported. All you have to do is download the required application and you can view the live image from the camera on your device. Unfortunately, there is a slight delay in image transmission, so we don’t really recommend using the camera in an FPV flight model, but the latency is still not bad for this price.
On your smartphone, you can also make some important camera settings and control the action camera.
Battery and run time
The package includes 2 batteries that can be replaced as soon as one of the two runs out. The battery lasts a maximum of 120 minutes, i.e. 2 hours. With 2 fully charged batteries you get about 240 minutes of runtime. Compared to other models, this is not bad!
Pros and cons
Many customers and buyers across different platforms have given the Victure action camera only good things. It really is worth the money, so we have listed the most important advantages and disadvantages for you.
- High quality photos and videos
- Can be connected to other devices such as smartphone or tablet
- Has an incredible amount of features and additional features
- Sony 16MP photo sensor
- 4K video recording at 25fps
- 2 batteries included
- Long enough battery life for long video recording.
- Operation is child’s play
- Many accessories included
- Small and compact – easy to take with you wherever you go
- Underwater housing with water resistance up to 30 meters
- Waterproof only in combination with a case
- Slightly metallic sound recording when using the case
This is where you really get the hammer, of course the Victure Action Cam is not a GoPro camera and can’t be compared to the GoPro 6, for example, but the GoPro also costs 6-8 times the price and you definitely want to save some money!
So if you want to spend your money on something else and get a cool action camera at the best price, we can recommend the Victure action camera. The model is available on Amazon for about 50 euros! *