Action camera M8 Allwinner V3: test, photos, videos and more

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Overall rating 3.9 / 5

Today we present the M8 Allwinner V3 Cam, which we have covered in more detail. It has a quality design and is available in a variety of colors.

This camera is also ideal for divers as it has a waterproof housing that resists water penetration up to 30 meters.

A particular advantage that sets the M8 Allwinner V3 camera apart from other cameras is the ability to use memory cards up to 128GB.

The action camera has an operating system and runs on Linux. It has a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 2GB DDR3 memory.

Overall, this model offers you a lot, so in our opinion it has a very good price / performance ratio.

Action camera technical data and facts

The cell also has WiFi. This is an RTL8189ETV (IEEE 802.11 / b / g / n 2.4GHz) module.

You can easily connect the model to your smartphone and receive real-time images on your device. Due to the high baud rate, records are transferred with low latency.

Putting the camera into the body is quite simple and straightforward. If the camera is in it, the audio recordings will be of lower quality, since the microphone itself, however, is of higher quality than other models. The speaker is an 8 ohm speaker with a power of 0.8 watts.


The M8 Allwinner V3 action camera uses a 16MP photo sensor. This is a Sony IMX179.A 8M 1 / 3.2-inch BSI CMOS sensor with 4K video recording performance and 30fps. Additionally, a 6G F / NO 2.0 lens with a field of view of 146 degrees is installed.

In the camera menu, you can set different photo resolution values: 2 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 12 MP and 16 MP.

The same applies to video recordings: 4K @ 30fps, 2.7K @ 30fps, 1080P @ 60fps or 30fps, and 720P @ 120, 60, or 30fps.

Other modes include slow motion, loop recording, and some other recording functions that you can choose.


We especially love the M8 Allwinner V3 action camera, especially as it is available in a variety of colors. In the store, you can choose between yellow, blue and black.

There is a mini USB and HDMI input on the side. Under the SD card slot and battery compartment where you should insert the battery.

The action camera is also quite comfortable and has a good grip, so it won’t fall out of your hand as quickly.

The display is flush with the back and measures 2.0 inches. It is a TFT screen with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and a pixel size of 320 x 240 pixels.

At the top there is a confirmation button and on the right there are 2 arrow buttons for operation.

Accumulator battery

As already mentioned, you can easily replace the battery of the M8 Allwinner V3 action camera. All you have to do is open the lower compartment.

The camera comes with a 900 mAh battery. Thanks to this, you can shoot about 90 minutes at 1080P and 30fps.

If you choose higher resolutions, the recording time will be shorter. With low values, you save energy, you can shoot for longer and, in the end, you will have enough storage space. However, the image quality deteriorates significantly.

Pros and cons


  • Has a body waterproof to a depth of 30 meters.
  • A high-quality photosensor with many different adjustable resolution values ​​is installed.
  • You can use a large capacity memory card up to 128GB
  • 2.4G remote control included
  • Has a Linux operating system and a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor
  • Quality LED display at the back
  • Thanks to Wi-Fi, images can be transferred to a smartphone or tablet in real time.


  • Until we noticed anything wrong with this model


Our linked store currently has a discount of about 46% on this camera model. This means you can get the M8 Allwinner V3 action camera for less than € 40, but the price is usually between € 70 and € 80.

Even if we include the original price in our estimate, we think this camera has an incredibly good value for money. The camera’s CMOS sensor is very high quality and allows you to take breathtaking photos and videos. Both the resolution and color depth are particularly good.

You also have several options for camera modes, and you can also set the white balance from the menu.

In our opinion, the camera is ideal for beginners on a budget. But advanced action camera users will also get many of the benefits of the M8 Allwinner V3.

Here in the store you can choose a color and buy a camera especially cheap! *

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