Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP review: Affordable GoPro alternative that does the basics well
The Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP is a well-priced alternative to GoPros. It doesn’t come with the same level of specs, quality, or functionality as the market leader. But what you do get is a versatile sports action camera that does the basics at a sensible price.
Amazon price: £39.99
Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP: Camera Quality
The quality of small digital cameras has come a long way recently. This is due to the competitiveness of the Android smartphone market. Why am I telling you this? Because it explains how Victure can offer such good camera quality in its Sports Action Camera for £39.
What’s the quality actually like? Very good. The Victure Sports Action Camera lets you record crystal-clear 1080p video at 30fps (providing the lighting is good). Those who want to record at 60fps can drop the image quality down to 720p. The drop in fps isn’t ideal if you’re looking to record quick action shots and then slow them down. But for the majority of uses, 30fps is good – and the price goes a long way to make up for this. For context: the industry standard for movies is 24fps.
Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP: Battery life
Most mid-range action cameras struggle when it comes to battery life. Typically, they last between 60-90 minutes. The Victure Sports Action Camera lasts for 90 minutes when recording at 1080p and 120 minutes at 720p. Which is fine, but not remarkable. It combats this by putting two batteries in the box.
Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP: Accessories
There are so many accessories with this product. It’s a bit ridiculous. But good. If you’re looking to fit your Sports Camera to a bicycle stand; surface J-Hook; selfie stick, fixed mount clip; helmet mount (see below for a full list). Victure has got you covered.
Shooting underwater is a particular strong point thanks to its water resistance up to 30m and the useful 170-degree wide-angle lens. This lens is also useful when you put the camera is Car Mode – note that you can plug the MicroUSB cable into your car’s 9v charger and not have to worry about the battery running out.
Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP: Connectivity
The camera can also connect to your iPhone or Android smartphone via Wifi. Download the app FinalCam and setup is straightforward. The app is a little on the unpolished side, but it unlocks the ability to control the Victure remotely. See also: Best antivirus for Mac 2017.
Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP: Verdict
For £39, you’re getting a versatile Sports Camera with a ton of accessories. So, if you’re not looking to pay the asking price for the latest GoPro, then the Victure is a decent alternative. Perfect if you’re just looking to capture high-quality footage of an upcoming holiday or activity.
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Victure Sports Action Camera 14MP specs
- Screen Size: 2.0 inch
- Lens: 170° HD wide-angle lens
- Resolution of Videos Recorded: 1080P FHD, 720P 60fps, 720P 30fps, WVGA , VGA
- Time-lapse Record: 1S / 2S / 5S / 10S / 30S / 1 Minutes
- Video Format: MOV
- Compressed Format of Videos: H.264
- Cycle Recording: 3 minutes/5 minutes/10 minutes
- Image Size: 14M, 12M, 10M, 8M, 5M, 3M, 2MHD, VGA, 1.3M
- Image Format: JPG
- Capture Mode: Single / Self-timer (2s / 10s / 20s)
- Memory card: Class 10 Micro SD(Not Included), Maximum support 32G
- Ports: Micro HDMI, micro USB
- Battery: 2 x 1050mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries
- Power Input: 5V/1A
- Motion Detection: Yes
- Anti-Shaking: Yes
- Screen Rotation: Yes
- TV Mode: Yes
- WIFI: Support Android and IOS App
- Waterproof Level: IP68 underwater 30 meters
- Dimensions: 60x25x40mm
- Weight: 58g
- 1x 1080P HD Sports Action Camera
- 2x 1050mAh Battery
- 1x Waterproof Case
- 1x Bicycle Stand
- 1x Surface J-Hook Buckle
- 1x Adapter for selfie stick, handle
- 1x Fixed Mount
- 1x Fixed Mount Clip
- 1x Helmet Mount
- 1x Cable Tie Kit
- 1x USB Cable (charging only)
- 1x Manual
- 1x Waterproof Cover( backup)
- 1x Cleaning Cloth
- 2x 3M Adhesive
- 2x Quick Release Mounts
- 3x 3-Way Pivot Arm
- 4x Straps