Akaso V50 Elite review

An accessory-laden, but underpowered 4K 60fps action cam

Akaso V50 Elite review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

There’s a lot of value to be had here if you want an action camera capable of filming in 4K 60fps. We love its tripod thread, spare batteries, and core features, but it’s underpowered and unreliable.


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    Excellent JPG and RAW photos

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    Good 4K 60fps video

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    Tripod thread

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    Endless mounts

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    Two batteries provided


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    Not natively waterproof

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    Small touchscreen

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    Sluggish OS

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Is a GoPro too rich for you? In the months following the launch of a new GoPro there is always a slew of copy-cat products, but this year the bar has been raised. Featuring 4K at 60 frames per second (fps) and voice control, the Akaso V50 Elite is an attempt to match its big-name rival on core specs. However, with that achieved it piles on the extras in an attempt to woo you to invest in its all-in-one accessory assault. 

The best GoPro cameras cost plenty, and there's a lot of competition from cheaper brands like Akaso. The question is whether it's good enough to make it into our list of the best action cams you can get right now.

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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.