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AKASO V50X Action Camera Review


Action cameras are different. They are typically compact and rugged, keeping in mind you will be using them outdoors, in often not-so-friendly conditions. Many of the action cameras you have on the market today are also waterproof – so you can take some great underwater shots. While the quality ranges from HD to 4k, the more important thing to look out for is the aperture and the focus. It’s what determines the quality, and when it comes to action pictures, you don’t want distortions. Additionally, attachment accessories like a headcam can add to the use. 

So, does the AKASO V50X fulfill all these promises? 

Affordable but powerful action video cameras are revolutionizing the art of documenting travels. AKASO has been leading from the front by introducing a range of excellent action cameras.

The AKASO V50X is one of the best action cameras on the market for beginners. Compact and portable, this camera is packed with different features. Let’s look at a few of them. 


You can click high-resolution photos and videos with the AKASO V50X so that your memories are filmed to perfection. With the V50X, you will be able to shoot 4k or full HDR videos at 30 frames per second (FPS). Tracking and capturing fast-moving subjects is very easy with this camera. You can also choose to record HD videos at 90FPS. The shots are vibrant and true to color for the most part. This camera works well even if you want to document your trip through crisp and clear pictures because of the 20-megapixel resolution.


The AKASO V50X is a modern action camera and comes with a highly responsive touchscreen. You will be able to access all the controls and make necessary adjustments on the screen itself. The interface is user-friendly, and you should have no problem navigating it. You can even use the AKASO app on your phone to control the settings of your camera and transfer pictures as and when needed.

External Microphone

The audio quality of the camera is good, but there is room for improvement. If you plan to introduce background music to your videos, then audio doesn’t have to be a priority for you. However, if you want the sounds and your commentary to be clear and loud, then you can opt for an external microphone. AKASO makes its own external microphones for its action camera models. 

Battery Life

How long does your action camera last outdoors? The longer the better – you may not find in the plug points as you need when you’re outside. 

The AKASO V50X comes with two 1340 mAh batteries that you can recharge directly using a USB cable. If you want to film at 4K resolution exclusively, each battery will last you about an hour. On the other hand, if you are filming at 1080p, you can get up to 2.5 hours. Since you have access to two batteries, you will always be prepared to deal with the situation if one of them run out of charge while you are on the road.

Memory Card

The AKASO V50X does not come with a memory card of its own. However, you can insert an external Sc card of your choice to store all your videos and pictures. The market is flooded with memory cards of different capacities. You just have to choose the one that is appropriate for your needs. Ideally, you should opt for a 32-128 GB SD card if you want to store high-quality videos.


This camera takes advantage of H.264 or H.265 video compression. The H.265 will give you access to higher-quality footage as well as smaller file sizes. However, your choice comes down to what your device is compatible with. If you use the AKASO app to transfer your pictures and videos, you can then convert them to any format you like. Usually, they are in .mp4 format.

How does it work underwater?

The V50X camera comes with a waterproof case so that you can take it on your underwater adventures. The camera will remain functional up to 131 feet under the sea. You can choose the diving mode from the settings so that the camera knows to compensate for the absence of red light in your shots. While you can switch between the modes with ease when you are underwater, it might be difficult to make adjustments.

Comparison: V50 Pro SE vs V50 Elite vs V50X vs V50 Pro

All the AKASO V50 Cameras have WiFi connectivity so that you can control the camera through your phone. They also come with remote controls and touch screens. AKASO makes sure that all the cameras have image stabilization features. The V50 Pro is extremely versatile, while the V50 Elite offers you a few premium features. The V50 Pro SE is the flagship camera of the series and will give you a great filming experience. The V50X is ideal for those who are just beginning to film their travels and want to become more professional in their approach.

All the AKASO action cameras allow you to record in 4K, but the FPS differs from model to model. The V50 Elite and V50 Pro SE offer up to 60 FPS when you are filming in 4K, while the V50 Elite, V50 Pro SE can offer up to 30 FPS. One of the most important things to note about these action cameras is that they are all waterproof up to a certain degree, and you can capture the most amazing underwater shots.

If you are a on budget and you are looking for the best action camera to get you started, you will appreciate the V50X. It has the ideal mix of beginner and professional features.


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