Vmotal GSV8560 4K WIFI action camera test: photo and video quality, battery life, handling

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Overall rating 4.3 / 5

Inexpensive, high-resolution and water-resistant up to 60 meters – these are the characteristics of the Vmotal GSV8560 4K WIFI action camera with a suitable waterproof housing. This action camera was designed and built for extreme environmental conditions as well as strong outdoor influences.

It provides breathtaking videos of your immersive adventures, whether it is diving, rock climbing, drone flying, cycling, skiing or motorbike.

With this model, the manufacturer promises to bring to market a durable camera that more than just meets the requirements of a typical action camera. We investigated in detail whether this is actually the case in our test. In this report, we present the Vmotal GSV8560 action camera in detail.

Technical data – what’s inside?

A 16-megapixel photo sensor is installed, which provides smooth, detailed 4K images at up to 25 frames per second at maximum resolution. Alternatively, 3.2K and 2.7K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, and 790p @ 90fps are available.

With a 150-degree wide-angle lens, you can not only capture your surroundings very wide, but you can also benefit from the effect that the camera can capture more light and that the image still shows detail, colors and sufficient contrasts in dim light.

The picture quality is very balanced and the price / quality ratio is really excellent. In the menu, you can also adjust the white balance according to the following environmental conditions:

Car, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent lamps. This will always ensure that your image is not underexposed or overexposed, and that the best possible photo and video quality is available to you.

Attached to the back of the camera is a 2-inch TFT-LCD screen on which you can view live images and recordings already taken.

For advanced users, various recording modes are available, such as time-lapse and time-lapse modes, and loop recording. In time-lapse mode, the following time intervals are available: 0.5 s, 1 s, 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 30 s, and 60 seconds. You can also set the start of movie recording, such as self-timer, to 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, or 30 seconds. The self-timer for photographs can be set to the following times: 3 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s. Slow motion recording is available at 1080p / 60fps and 790p / 90fps.

On the right side of the camera is an SD card slot where you can insert and use micro SD cards up to 64GB, as well as HDMI and USB outputs for transferring data to other devices. You can watch photos and videos on TV and transfer them to your computer, laptop or tablet.

Like most cameras in this area, the action camera has Wi-Fi: 802.11b / g / n (2.4G / 5.8G), which extends up to 20 meters. You can connect the recording device to your smartphone or tablet and use the app to control the recording and monitor the live image.

Also installed is a 800 mAh lithium-ion battery, which, unfortunately, is permanently installed and cannot be removed. We consider this moment to be an extreme disadvantage. If your action camera’s battery is low, you can’t just replace it and continue shooting, you’ll have to wait for a long charge.

Here you can see test shots of the camera. I’ll post my full review as soon as I find the time:

scope of delivery

As for the scope of delivery, you can really save money because you don’t need to buy additional accessories, everything is already included in the package so that any leisure can be filmed.

Included:

  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
  • Waterproof housing up to 60 meters.
  • Helmet holder ideal for cycling or motorcycle riding
  • 1 x Bike Mount Linkage
  • 1 additional bracket
  • Vertical bracket for various mounting options
  • 1 x horizontal bracket
  • 1 x extended bracket
  • USB cable
  • Instructions for use
  • 2 x adhesive pads

Pros and cons

There are many offers for a low price of up to 50 euros. Of course, the quality cannot be compared to the GoPro, but the photos and videos are still impressive.

We have again summarized the most significant advantages and disadvantages and presented them as an overview:

Privileges:

  • 4K high definition recording up to 16MP
  • Various operating modes such as slow motion, slow motion and loop function
  • Water resistant up to 60 meters
  • Extensive accessories
  • High price / performance ratio and high quality

Disadvantage:

  • The battery is not replaceable – unfortunately the lithium-ion battery is permanently installed and you cannot replace it, you need to charge the camera first before you can use it again.
  • This is not a product from a well-known manufacturer
  • No 60fps at 4K, but only 25fps possible – more at lower resolutions

Operation – How practical is the Vmotal GSV8560 4K WIFI action camera?

To be able to create impressive and special recordings, the usability and control must of course be optimally adapted to the user. This point is especially important in recreational sports when using action cameras.

With the Vmotal GSV8560 4K WIFI action camera, the manufacturer did a great job and structured the menu structure rather than overloading it.

Ultimately, you can easily control the camera via Wi-Fi, app and smartphone. The application installation file required for this is available for the IOS and Android operating systems. You can then control the menu and camera through your device (smartphone or tablet), and monitor the transmitted image in real time in near real time.

Image lag due to Wi-Fi transmission is limited and not as severe as other devices.

If you only want to operate the menu through the camera, there are 2 buttons above the recorder.

Conclusion

Overall, the camera makes a very positive impression. 150 degree wide-angle lens, 4K resolution and 16 megapixels, including waterproof housing up to 60 meters. Unfortunately, the battery is not replaceable, which is very annoying because this will be the exclusion criterion for many potential buyers and therefore the reason for not buying a camera.

Sure, there are cameras much better than the Vmotal GSV8560 4K WIFI action camera, but you also have to keep an eye on the value for money. The camera will definitely suit the newbie on a budget. Pros accustomed to the best cameras in the GoPro department may not necessarily befriend this model. You can get the Vmotal GSV8560 Cam for less than € 50.

For this price, you even get the ability to create slow motion, time-lapse movies, and loop recordings. Of course, these features add to the cost of the camera significantly!

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