Akaso Brave 7 LE review

The dual-screen 4K Akaso Brave 7 LE action cam makes a play for best vlogging camera – and gets one-up on GoPro

Akaso Brave 7 LE review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This insanely good value action camera is ideal for vloggers, thanks to a tiny front-mounted selfie screen – but is also a great action camera for anyone else after a low-price all-rounder. It’s not the very finest 4K action camera about, but it’s reliable, easy to use and comes with a treasure trove of accessories.


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    Selfie screen

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    Effective image stabilization

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    High resolution photos

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    Endless mounts

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    Two batteries provided


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    Can’t capture 4K at 60fps

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    Selfie screen is very small

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    Not natively waterproof

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Vloggers and content creators wanting to put themselves in the picture have so far been short-changed by expensive mainstream action cameras. Look at our best camera for vlogging and you’ll see it’s dominated by mirrorless cameras and smartphones equipped with front ‘selfie screens’. In fact, the only action cameras with front-facing screen options are the GoPro Hero9 Black, DJI Osmo Action and Sony RX0 Mark II

Cue this new offering from Akaso, which tries to bridge the gap with a dual-screen design that allows users to see themselves on a second ‘selfie screen’ that’s placed beside the lens. Add some image stabilization and 4K resolution and the Akaso Brave 7 LE could just be both the best camera for vlogging and the best budget action camera. So, is it? 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.