|Overall rating 4.2 / 5|
The iSHOXS ISAW A2 action camera is a cool camera with a 140 degree lens. It has many different recording modes such as Burst Mode or Aqua Mode, and you can also use it to create time-lapse recordings. In addition, the camera comes with a housing that is waterproof up to 50 meters.
As for the price, we are in the lower and middle segment with this model. But the quality is impressive. Of course, you shouldn’t compare the iSHOXS ISAW A2 action camera with a GoPro, but it’s great for hobbyists and newbies.
In this report, we explain all the technical data for you and show you what the camera is capable of.
Unfortunately, this is not a 4K camera. However, if you look at the many cameras from some of the manufacturers that claim to sell 4K cameras at low prices, you will quickly see that most of them only interpolated 4K. Even Full HD is often better than interpolated 4K.
If you want to shoot landscape videos with the iSHOXS ISAW A2 Action Camera, you need to mount the camera vertically. In terms of design and construction, this model cannot be compared with conventional action cameras.
Of course, the iSHOXS ISAW A2 is a bit small and is somewhat similar to the GoPro Hero 4 in its compact size, but it still does a good job.
The CMOS sensor is located relatively in the middle and below it is a small status screen where you can see the most important data such as recording status or recording duration.
As a rule, it is located vertically, with the most important camera control buttons on the left.
In general, it should also be said that this model has been on the market for many years and therefore cannot be compared to current cams in terms of design.
Camera and resolution
3.5 megapixels may not sound like much at first, but they are enough to shoot in Full HD 1080p resolution. The frame rate here is around 30 frames per second.
With a 140 degree wide-angle lens, you can capture everything around you without losing important details. One thing this photo sensor is particularly good at is its impressive color depth. This is due to the improved lens coating quality and the increased brightness of the photograph.
Menu navigation and operation
The goal of the manufacturer was to create a particularly robust menu structure in which the elements are graphically correctly positioned and all the necessary information is available at a glance.
He did pretty well too. You can get to all the important menu items using the various top and bottom items.
What are the recording options and photo modes?
Burst Shooting: In burst mode, you can capture up to 7 images per second with a single press of the shutter button, allowing you to create an impressive burst of photos and record in detail, for example, someone jumping off a cliff into the sea.
Super slow motion: In the lowest resolution (WVGA) format, the camera generates up to 120 images per second. This allows you to create cool slow motion movies in which video sequences play back slower than they were recorded.
Aqua Mode: The iSHOXS ISAW A2 action camera can automatically adjust the white balance, for example when you submerge it under water. Normally, in deeper waters, the recording will always appear bluer as light is partially reflected off the surface of the water. The camera is adjusted here so that this effect is not too strong.
Time-lapse: Thanks to extensive technology, you can also set specific time-lapse intervals at which the camera should take photos and then combine them into a video.
Pros and cons
- Fairly cheap action camera
- Many interesting recording functions
- Long lasting product
- Water resistant up to 50 meters
- A relatively old model has been on the market for a long time.
- Unfortunately, only a 3.5 megapixel camera
Compared to other cameras, the iSHOXS ISAW A2 action camera is very durable and well proven. So the manufacturer has done a great job here. However, the downside is that the camera is very old and only has 3.5 megapixels. We usually prefer “more recent models”. What we liked was the waterproof housing up to 50 meters deep, the many recording modes and the fairly affordable price.
Ultimately we can recommend the iSHOXS ISAW A2 Action Camera. However, when buying, you should take into account the indicated disadvantages.
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