Somikon action camera test, 4K, resolution and 16 MP

Photo quality
Video quality
Price quality
Overall rating 4/5

Somikon Action Camera rated “good” or “recommended” by many well-known magazines such as Computerbild WDR5 or PC Magazin. In this report, you will find out what this model is capable of and if it is really as good as ActionCam.


The camera body is waterproof to 30 meters and easy to assemble. It is IP68 rated and can also be used as a helmet-mounted camera. This way you can take really cool underwater photos and videos underwater.

The live image can be easily transferred to a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. The video transmission delay is limited relative to real time.

Image sensor, resolution and memory

Camera from all sides

A 16 Mp photo sensor with a 170 degree wide-angle lens is installed. Glass lenses have a 7-layer multilayer coating for particularly good image performance.

The CMOS sensor can take pictures with a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels, and you can change the resolution in the settings. You can choose between 16, 14, 12 and 5 megapixels.

Digital zoom up to 4x is possible with the camera. The maximum recording time is about 70 minutes if you shoot in Full HD.

Menu navigation and other recording modes


In terms of menu navigation, everything is pretty simple. The most important menu items can be called up quickly and easily.

Among other things, you can use the slow motion function and set it to 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30 and 60 seconds.

A slow motion function is also available, in which the camera takes up to 120 images per second. This feature is only available in HD resolution.

How good is the image quality?

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Compared to some other action cameras, the image resolution of this camera is particularly good. The CMOS sensor produces incredibly good images and video footage that you can even edit with GoPro video editing software.

The shots remain very natural in the dark as well as in bright sunlight!

With built-in image stabilization, your photos are not blurry, but razor sharp!

In general, the recording quality is above average, which significantly improves the price / quality ratio.

scope of delivery

  • 4K action camera including battery
  • Waterproof camera body (up to 30 meters)
  • 12-piece mounting accessories
  • Charging cable
  • German instructions

Pros and cons


  • Excellent value for money
  • Very positively assessed by major and well-known newspapers
  • Cool modes like slow motion or slow motion function
  • Ultra HD (4x Full HD)
  • Very clear picture and 4K video recording
  • Balanced image contrast even in bright sunlight and dark
  • Various mounting accessories


  • We did not find any significant disadvantages of this model.



Nature activists will definitely pay off with this action camera. The manufacturer installed only high-quality equipment, photo and video recordings are very good and, in our opinion, also meet professional requirements.

In addition, the model is very solid and has a stable body. This is especially important if you want to try and film extreme sports. The design of the case is waterproof up to 30 meters and also protected from dust.

This will create breathtaking underwater images. The built-in IS also ensures shake-free recording.

All in all, you get a lot of high tech here for less than 100 euros.

The Somikon action camera is available on Amazon for an especially low price! *