|Overall rating 4.2 / 5|
We took a close look at the Campark X20 Action Cam with 4K resolution. This camera is equipped with a 20MP photo sensor and a 170 degree wide angle lens.
There is also a built-in touch screen that can be used easily. In addition, a Wi-Fi function is integrated, thanks to which you can control the camera via your smartphone.
The package also includes an IP68 waterproof protective case, it is waterproof up to 30 meters, so the camera is ideal for divers and other water sports enthusiasts.
In this report, we’ll walk you through the Campark X20 action camera and explain what you should consider when purchasing.
The manufacturer Campark is unknown to many, but it still offers many high quality sports cameras that have proven themselves in the field and have excellent value for money.
The Campark X20 action camera is popular, among other things, because it has 9 different recording modes and therefore can be used quite flexibly.
In addition, gyroscopic stabilization is built in. A clear plus compared to other action cameras, where some images are blurred, this is not the case with this model.
Another interesting feature is the fisheye correction function, which no longer distorts the image.
Design and appearance
The design is very cool. At the front, there is a small status indicator where you can see the recording time and current charge status. To the right of it is a camera sensor with a small lens.
On the left side (when viewed from the back) are various connectors and an insert for a memory card.
The on / off switch under the small status display is very distinctive and highlighted in red.
A transparent case is also included in the package. It is very high quality and waterproof up to 30 meters. However, it looks a little cheap at first glance, but it can also withstand vibration and shock. Thus, the camera is very well protected.
Image sensor, resolution and memory
Amazon reviews have rightly praised image and video quality. It is not surprising, because the camera also takes beautiful photos and videos in excellent quality.
Responsible for this is a 20-megapixel photo sensor with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. This is a Sony CMOS sensor (Sony Exmor chipset) that has a lens with a 7-layer glass system.
4K video, which is 4x Full HD resolution and 24 frames per second, is incredibly clear and has a high depth of field. Colors also look very natural and rich.
You can take pictures in the following resolution formats: 20 MP, 16 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP, 3 MP, and VGA.
The following formats can be used for videos:
- 4K (2880 x 2160) @ 24fps
- 2K (2560 x 1440) @ 30fps
- 1080P (1920 x 1080) @ 60 or 30fps
- 720P (1280 x 720) at 120 or 60fps, alternatively also 30fps
- VGA (640 x 480) @ 240fps
Photos are saved in JPG format and videos in MP4 format.
As a storage medium, you can use simple micro SD cards of class 10 or higher, but only with a memory capacity of up to 32 Gigabytes.
Menu navigation and recording modes
The operation itself is very simple. Thanks to the touch screen, it is very easy to use and you can customize various functions and view recordings right there.
Several interesting functions are available in the menu, including, for example, loop function, slow motion and fast motion. In addition, electronic image stabilization, which works in the background, ensures perfect images and jitter-free videos.
In addition, a 2.4G remote control is included with which you can turn on the camera while exercising.
Battery and run time
Includes 2 batteries, each with a capacity of about 1050 mAh. You can simply exchange them.When shooting, a full charge lasts about 90 minutes.
What is a camera for?
The Campark X20 action camera is often used for diving, snorkeling or motorcycle riding. But it is also ideal as a car dash cam, you just need to charge it regularly or replace the battery after a while.
When using it as a DVR, it is also recommended to shoot at a lower resolution level in order to save some battery capacity and thus be able to significantly extend the operating time.
Pros and cons
- High quality Sony CMOS photo sensor
- Excellent value for money
- Water resistant up to 30 meters (with case)
- 2 batteries 1050 mAh each, working time about 90 minutes each
- Lots of accessories and brackets
- Very good photo and video recordings with high color saturation and depth of field
- 64 GB memory cards cannot be used (maximum 32 GB)
Overall, the camera has a lot to offer for its price. Sony’s 20MP sensor does an incredibly good job. Images and videos are of very high quality.
Of course, you won’t get a GoPro camera here, but it also costs a few hundred euros, which is a multiple of the price you pay for a Campark X20 action camera.
We can definitely recommend the camera.
We have a pretty cheap model on Amazon! *