OCLU Action Camera review

The OCLU Action Camera is an exercise in frustration, a decent shooter hiding behind an awful user experience

OCLU 4K Action Camera review
(Image: © Jon Stapley/Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The core is there. The OCLU 4K Action Camera produces impressive footage and stills for a camera at this price. But the experience of using it is so frustrating, with multiple features that are poorly optimised or simply don't work. Using it requires a lot of patience, and ours ultimately ran out.


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    Good quality video/stills

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    Sleek, chic design

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    Plentiful accessories


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    Severe software problems

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    Poor electronic stabilisation

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    Mediocre battery life

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    Badly placed screen

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Top-of-the-line action cameras tend to be on the pricey side, so it’s no surprise that several contenders have sprung up to offer a similar experience at a bargain price. Into this crowded field jumps the OCLU Action Camera, a water-resistant little 4K shooter with Wi-Fi connectivity and a stack of video modes. 

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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.