Action cameras are becoming a buzz in the last few years, and the likes of Go Pro have become the face of this emerging market, just like the way the iPhone was the default standard for the smartphone industry, Go Pro camera has been the go-to camera for the Action camera industry. Despite the awesomeness of Action cameras, they usually come with one major limiting factor which is the cost. The likes of Go Pro and another similar Action camera typically cost a fortune and they are not that affordable to the everyday users.
What if we could still get the same similar high performance as the Go Pro HERO5 at a fraction of the cost? Yes, it is possible, and the likes of TRAWO by APEMAN made that possible, but the newly launched Seabird 4K Camera goes the extra mile regarding bringing down the cost of an action camera down to less than $100.
The Seabird 4K Camera is a high-performance FHD 4K Action Camera that promises so much. After recently laying my hand on the currently crowd funding camera, I got marveled at the capabilities of the budget camera. Not only does it do the job well, but it also offers some elegance of class into it with its classy and appealing body.
The Seabird camera is capable of achieving 4K capturing and its video resolution can go as high as 4K (which is 4X more detail than HD) at an outstanding 30fps. Like other similar action cameras, the seabird still images captures at 12Mega Pixels providing crisp, clear images. The camera is capable of slow-motion recording on a 720p resolution at 120fps, of course, that’s not HD, but it is still good enough.
The seabird still images can be taken in single, a burst of 3p, 5p, and 10p, timer mode, and lastly a time-lapse mode giving users fantastic shooting experience and options At the core of the seabird is the Hi Silicon Hi3559, 1/3.06“ CMOS technology, supporting a maximum of 60Mbps encoding, 1.12um pixel, and 4K@30fps recording. The below shows some crisp, clear images taken from my Seabird –
- 4K video capture at 30fps
- Powered by Hi Silicon Hi3559
- 7 Layer Glass Lens
- 12MP HDR still images
- 155° Wide FOV
- Remote Control and Viewing
- F2.6 Aperture
- 6-Axis Gyros stabilization technology
- Touch-enabled display
- Wi-Fi Control
The camera lens is built around a 7 layer of glass, and capable of 155° Field of View (FOV) giving users the ability to capture a broad view and also fast-moving objects. The camera is built around an F2.6 aperture same as found in most other action cameras which will make it not too ideal for low light conditions but then, what sort of actions or sports will you be doing in a low light environment.
Based on the fast-moving video capturing taken, the Seabird image stabilization and correction is something to be proud of. The camera somehow creates something like an image buffer for smooth and steady photos and videos. This capability is possible due to the inbuilt 6-axis gyros that detect angular velocity, along with dynamic compensation for shooting scenes, keeping shots stable and detailed. Comes with lens distortion correction(LDC) for correcting distortion in real-time.
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