Actionpro X8: camera test, photo, video and battery life

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Overall rating 4/5

For the price, the Actionpro 200004 X8 is in the middle range. It has a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-inch display.

The package also includes a waterproof case that can withstand depths of up to 50 meters.

Newbies will have to invest a little more money, but this is not a cheap product, but a quality camera. You can also ideally use this as a dash cam. Alternatively, it can also be used as a helmet-mounted camera and for diving.

Photo and video quality is very good. The design is also a little out of place and doesn’t quite match the typical looks of the products we usually present here.

Technical data and facts

There is also a remote control for launching photos and videos. It is made in the form of a bracelet, with which you can quickly take a picture or start recording a video.

There are various setting options in the menu. These include, for example, adjusting color quality, image sharpness, and exposure.

For divers, the camera offers a dedicated dive mode in which the light and color settings are ideal for the underwater environment. You can also operate the cam underwater, even if it is in the body.

Design

Actionpro 200004 is very compact, but it also has a large built-in monitor. The diagonal is about 5 centimeters.

The camera also has a lot of interfaces on the side. For example, HDMI output, where a live image can be transmitted to a monitor in high quality and reproduced.

There is also a USB interface which is multifunctional. This means that it is not only used for data transmission, but can also output analog video signal and provide a rechargeable battery. An appropriate USB cable is included in the package.

The dimensions are 6.1 cm x 4.1 cm x 2.1 cm and the weight is about 56 grams without battery, but 75 grams with battery. However, the camera is lightweight and very compact.

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You can capture great photos and videos with the 12MP photo sensor. Full HD resolution is 1080P and up to 60 images per second can be recorded here. At 4K, that’s 24 frames per second, which is almost imperceptible unless you’re playing the video in slow motion.

If you want to shoot in slow motion, you can do so with the HD slow motion recording feature, which can record at up to 120fps.

The live image can also be transferred to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. From here, you just need to download the corresponding app, which is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

We especially liked the fact that the Actionpro 200004 camera has an image resolution of 12 real megapixels. In some other camera models, interpolation is used more and more often.

Battery

The battery surprised us very much. This Li-ion battery lasts for up to 100 minutes if you shoot at 1080P and 60fps.

The location of the battery is very beneficial because the surrounding electronics means that the battery is not cooled too much by the outside world. Thus, it is efficient and ready to use even at low temperatures.

The remote control, with which you can control the camera from your wrist, also has a lithium-ion battery that can be charged via USB. Unfortunately, the remote is not waterproof, which disappointed us a little.

Scope of delivery – what’s in it?

The kit includes everything you need for widespread use of the action camera.

The kit includes the following parts:

  • 1x Actionpro 200004 X8 camera
  • 1x waterproof case up to 50 meters
  • 1x radio control bracelet
  • 1x skeleton case
  • 1x tripod
  • 1x Li-ion battery for long working time
  • Multiple straight and curved adhesive plates
  • Various interchangeable adhesive surfaces

Pros and cons

Privileges:

  • New state-of-the-art camera with true 12MP photosensor
  • Simple and intuitive controls
  • Good value for money
  • Actionpro X8 1050mAh battery for long camera life
  • Extensive scope of supply
  • Robust and waterproof housing (depth up to 50 meters)
  • Numerous interfaces including multifunctional USB interface and HDMI output.
  • Various manual configuration options and recording modes
  • You can control the camera from your wrist thanks to the wristband remote control
  • Built-in high quality monitor
  • Immersive mode for better lighting and color conditions
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for real-time image transmission
  • Up to 120 images per second possible
  • Quality design and excellent appearance

Disadvantage:

  • Unfortunately, this model is not very cheap, but worth buying.

Conclusion

Since the Actionpro X8 is not that long on the market, nothing can be said about the durability of the technical components. The first impression is very good, there are many functions, specifications and modes.

Sony’s Exmor sensor performs superbly and the image quality at 12MP is impressive. This model should be of particular interest to divers, as the camera can be housed and is waterproof up to 50 meters. There is also a diving mode with which you can take even better pictures underwater.

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