Akaso V50 Pro review

The Akaso V50 Pro is a basic yet accessory-packed 4K action camera in various flavors

Akaso V50 Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you want to capture 4K video without all the bells and whistles, this low-priced entry-level Akaso V50 Pro action camera has everything to get your started


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    2-inch touchscreen

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    Built-in 1/4-inch tripod thread

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    Lots of accessories

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    Low prices


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    4K/30fps is basic

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    Legacy Mini USB connection

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    No digital zoom

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    Laggy touchscreen

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    App often stalls

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What does the savvy action camera-maker do when the market is dominated by GoPro? Flood that market with a mess of hugely more affordable action cameras that ape the market leader’s core features, that’s what. Akaso has been making impressive action cameras for a few years, including the Akaso Brave 7 LE, the Akaso V50 Elite and the Akaso Keychain 4K camera, though its present Akaso V50 Pro series includes a variety of models that are worth exploring. 

As well as the global Akaso V50 Pro there’s the Akaso V50 Pro The Endless Summer (Special Edition) for the US market and a significantly upgraded Akaso V50 Pro SE sold globally. The latter is also sold as the Akaso V50 Pro Leave No Trace (Special Edition). What these tweaked versions all have in common is huge affordability and some impressive core features, though they lack niceties such as digital zoom. 

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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.