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    AKASO Brave 8 – 48MP 4K60fps Action Camera w/ SuperSmooth Stabilization

    AKASO Brave 8 – 48MP 4K60fps Action Camera w/ SuperSmooth Stabilization

    Action cameras are compact and ultra-rugged waterproof digital cameras designed for recording immersive action video shots and photos in very high-quality. In order to capture the most stunning moments, action cameras can either be handheld or mounted onto a sports helmet, onto a user’s chest, a bicycle’s or motorcycle’s handle bars, or even onto a tripod. Additionally, action cameras are also designed to be completely shatterproof thanks to their Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology, which basically ensures that blurring is reduced in order to maintain a high-quality image when in motion. In sum, action cameras are designed for those who enjoy outdoor activities and want to record their own personal adventures, including vloggers, cyclists and bike riders, divers and anyone else in between. That makes them a great choice of digital cameras for outdoor trips, radical sports or pretty much any other type of events. So, for all action camera enthusiasts out there that are looking for a new high-end action camera available at a reasonably affordable price, the newly released AKASO Brave 8 is a great choice to go with.

    The AKASO Brave 8 is a high-end action camera that can record high-quality 48MP photos and 4K60fps video thanks to its Quad Pixel technology with incredibly professional grade effects built-in, all while featuring a SuperSmooth advanced image stabilization functionality for steadily recording fast action shots, AI Face Metering for automatic face recognition and shot-adjustments in Portrait Mode, support to Voice Commands for a hands-free voice-operation, and up to 90 minutes of battery life.

    All and all, the AKASO Brave 8 makes for an outstanding action camera for recording any sort of action shots in really high-quality, all while also packing all the features that any action camera enthusiast would want to have for the best possible recording experience.

    Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the AKASO Brave 8 and check out everything that this action camera from AKASO has to offer you.

    DESIGN & SPECS

    Starting with the camera’s size, the Brave 8 comes at a really compact size, measuring just 2.48 inches long by 1.43 inches wide / thick by 1.77 inches tall (63 x 36.5 x 45 mm), and the camera is also quite lightweight, weighing just a measly 4.049 oz. (114.8 g) when having its battery-pack already installed.

    AKASO Brave 8 Action Camera
    AKASO Brave 8 Action Camera

    For its design, since this is an action camera, the Brave 8 also features an extremely durable construction, which is focused on ensuring that the camera is capable of enduring any potential shocks and/or drops.

    On top of that, this action camera is also rated to have a waterproof construction, which makes it waterproof down to 33 ft. (10m) without its waterproof case equipped, or up to 196 ft. (60m) when users equipped the camera with its dedicated waterproof case.

    Waterproof Action Camera
    High-End Action Camera w/ Waterproof Construction

    Now, onto the Brave 8’s different components that make all the magic within this awesome action camera happen.

    For its outstanding recording capabilities, the Brave 8 comes equipped with a super-powerful 48MP camera lens that features a 16mm f / 2.5 Lens Aperture.

    48MP Action Camera
    48MP Action Camera

    The camera’s 48 MP Lens combines a unique 9-layer array of glass lenses – which is composed by 5 spherical lenses and 4 aspherical lenses – together with a powerful 1/2″ CMOS Image Sensor for recording high-quality 48MP photos and 4K video at 60fps.

    9-layer Array Camera Lens & Powerful 1/2" CMOS Image Sensor
    9-layer Array Camera Lens equipped with a Powerful 1/2″ CMOS Image Sensor

    In addition, the camera’s photo- and video-recording capabilities are also powered by its Quad Pixel technology, which allows the Brave 8 to capture more details when recording in order to ultimately reproduce truly redefined motion images with life-like image sharpness.

    Specifically for photos, this action camera is capable of capturing 48 megapixels highly detailed images, thus offering its users the possibility to snap still images at a truly professional-quality.

    48 megapixels High-Definition images
    48 megapixels High-Definition images

    Users can either take photos in 48MP, or alternatively, in 12MP, and they can also shoot Time Lapse Photos in those two picture-qualities. When taking photos with the AKASO Brave 8, know that the camera will save all of your photos in the JPEG / JPEG + RAW format.

    Then, for its video-recording functions, this high-end action camera can also offer its users a wide range of video-shooting modes, including 4K60fps Video, 8K Time Lapse, Motion Lapse video, or even 16x Slo-Mo (can be set between 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x), which for the latter, ultimately allowing users to capture images up to an incredible 400 frames per second.

    There’s also an XDR mode, which basically enables you to pull back shadow and highlight detail that would otherwise be lost, ultimately allowing you to shoot video an HDR quality.

    For recording standard videos with the Brave 8, users can record at a different Video Bitrate Levels (either High, Medium, or Low), and users can also choose to record in a multitude of different video-qualities, including NTSC: 4K30 4:3, 4K60 16:9, 2.7K90 4:3, 2.7K120 16:9, 1440P180, 1080P200, as well as PAL: 4K25 4:3, 4K50 16:9, 2.7K75 4:3, 2.7K100 16:9, 1440P150, 1080P200. When recording videos with the Brave 8, know that the camera will save all of your videos in H.264 / H.265 formats.

    Moreover, users are offered four (x4) digital zooms (up to 5x Zoom) that they can chose from to help them capture every angle when shooting photos or videos with this action camera.

    4 Digital Zooms & 4 Recording Angles
    4 Digital Zooms & 4 Recording Angles

    Users can also shoot both photos and videos with the Brave 8 at a flexible viewing angle, with four (x4) different recording angles to choose from: Super Wide Angle, Wide Angle, Portrait Perspective, and Narrow Angle.

    Now, it’s also worth mentioning that both the camera’s photo- and video-recording capabilities work side-by-side with the Brave 8’s SuperSmooth advanced image stabilization functionality, which is basically an upgraded in-app algorithm that takes image stabilization to the next level.

    SuperSmooth advanced image stabilization
    SuperSmooth advanced image stabilization

    To put it simply, the camera’s SuperSmooth functionality is an innovative anti-shake ability that ultimately makes this action camera capable of recording fast action shots with a smooth gimbal-like steadiness.

    The camera also integrates Dual Color Screens both at the front and rear which allow you to ensure that all of your recorded content can have a perfect framing.

    Action Camera with Dual Color Screens
    Dual Color Screens

    Last but not least, the camera boasts a built-in dual microphones technology, which is used for stereo-sound recording and for wind-noise-reduction in order to ensure that all of your video recordings with the Brave 8 have a really nice sound quality.

    INTERFACE

    The Brave 8’s interface (meaning it’s built-in controls) is quite simple, and as such, you’re offered a one-click  operation for quick capture of photos or video.

    On a side note, keep in mind that the camera’s Dual Color Screens can’t be displayed at the same time. That said, there’s a special (M) Button at the top-corner of the camera’s right-side that allows users to easily switch between both dual screens.

    And for its Storage Space, know that this camera supports the use of microSD Memory Cards, which can have all the way up to 512 GB of Storage Capacity.

    It’s also worth noting that the Brave 8 also comes together with an included Remote Control that can be used for controlling the camera’s functionalities from afar.

    Included Remote Control
    Included Remote Control

    CONNECTIVITY

    The camera also features Bluetooth Connectivity, which allows users to pair it their Smartphones via its dedicated Mobile App (discussed at the end of the article) in order to ultimately control their Brave 8 Action Camera from a distance with their phones, as a direct alternatively to the camera’s included Remote Control.

    BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE

    Finally, for its battery, the Brave 8 is powered by a upgraded 1550mAh battery that makes this action camera capable of recording 4K video for up to 90 minutes at a time.

    Note that the Brave 8 actually comes together with a set of two (x2) Swappable 1550mAh Battery Packs, which can be easily removed and swapped with one another for more recording time while you’re on-the-go.

    The camera also features a built-in USB-C Port at the side that can be used for recharging its battery.

    OTHER NOTABLE SMART FEATURES

    Smart AI Face Metering

    What’s even more impressive about this high-end action camera is that the Brave 8 also boasts an AI Face Metering Mode that triggers the camera for automatic face recognition as well as to automatically adjust its metering when recording in Portrait Mode.

    Smart AI Face Metering
    Smart AI Face Metering
    Voice Control

    Lastly, the camera also features support to Voice Commands in a total of seven (x7) different languages for a hands-free voice-operation, including English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Japanese (Nihongo – 日本語), and Chinese (简体中文).

    THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The AKASO GO App

    The Akaso Brave 8 Action Camera can also be paired with your Smartphone via its Mobile App, called the AKASO GO App, which is available to downloadfor free for both iOS and Android devices.

    Via the AKASO GO App, users can ultimately control their Brave 8 Action Camera from a distance to more easily shoot hard-to-reach footage, which can then also be previewed on their phones.

    AKASO GO App
    AKASO GO App

    Best of all, the AKASO GO App also features a Professional Editing Suite that offers users one-stop professional effects that make both photo and video editing much easier than ever before.

    AKASO GO App
    AKASO GO App

    By using this Professional Editing Suite, users can edit, cut, as well as include transitions, special effects, music, and pretty much anything else that you can think of.

    Finally, the App also allows you to share all of their cherished moments directly to your favorite Social Media platforms in order to let all of your family members and friends stay more connected with you.

    AKASO GO App
    AKASO GO App

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

    Inside each package users will find: their AKASO Brave 8 Action Camera, as well as one (x1) included camera frame, two (x2) helmet mounts, the camera’s Remote Control and also a Wrist Strap for it, one (x1) Battery Charger and a USB-C Charging Cable along with its two (x2) Swappable 1550mAh Battery Packs, one (x1) hand pole mount, six (x6) standard mounts, a lens cloth, five (x5) tethers, and four (x4) bandages / adhesive pads.

    Box Contents
    Box Contents

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The AKASO Brave 8 is a high-end action camera that can record high-quality 48MP photos and 4K60fps video thanks to its Quad Pixel technology with incredibly professional grade effects built-in, all while featuring a SuperSmooth advanced image stabilization functionality for steadily recording fast action shots, AI Face Metering for automatic face recognition and shot-adjustments in Portrait Mode, support to Voice Commands for a hands-free voice-operation, and up to 90 minutes of battery life.

    AKASO Brave 8 Action Camera
    AKASO Brave 8 Action Camera

    All and all, the AKASO Brave 8 makes for an outstanding action camera for recording any sort of action shots in really high-quality, all while also packing all the features that any action camera enthusiast would want to have for the best possible recording experience.

    If you’re interested in buying it, each set is currently going for just $279.99, which basically makes this action camera package extremely affordable, especially when accounting for all of its awesome photo- and video-recording functionalities. You can order yours online right now, directly from AKASO’s official shopping page.

    David Novak
    David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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