Akaso EK7000 Pro review

In our Akaso EK7000 Pro review, we test whether the notion of a $79 action camera is simply too good to be true

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Digital Camera World Verdict

It’s cheap and cheerful, and it handles the basics just about well enough: the Akaso EK7000 Pro is an archetypical budget action camera. While it was disappointing to see that some features – like the app and the Electronic Image Stabilisation – had not been optimised well enough to be usable, the basic experience is solid enough.


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    Tremendous value

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    Nice, no-frills design

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    Full HD 60p is decent


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    Angle “modes” are digital crops

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    EIS caused loud noise

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    App didn’t work

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In our Akaso EK7000 Pro review, we’re going to be looking at a camera from one of the most well-known names in budget action cameras. Akaso has carved out something of a reputation for decent GoPro-style shooters at prices that are far, far below that of a new, top-of-the-line GoPro Hero camera.

And we really do mean it – the Akaso EK7000 Pro can currently be picked up for $70-80. In comparison, a GoPro Hero 10 Black is currently going to set you back almost $500 if you buy one new from a reputable seller. That is quite a difference, to say the least. So we have to temper our expectations going in – the Akaso EK7000 Pro is not going to offer anywhere near the same quality as a high-end action camera. It’s going after a different market.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.