Activeon CX Action Cam Review

Activeon CX Action Cam Review

Many companies have released action cams, but not many have surpassed the GoPro in popularity. So when I found out there is a feature rich action cam for only £100, and it works as well as the GoPro Hero cam, I wanted to get my hands on it to try it out. The Activeon CX blows any similar priced cams out the water, and even pricier models will have to compete.

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The Activeon CX comes in at just over 1.5 inches high and just under 2.5 inches wide. This small form factor means the Activeon CX can be shoved in a handbag or pocket and fits comfortably in the palm of my hand.

It can shoot at 30fps on 1080p and 60fps on 720p, I loved that they also included an LCD screen on the back, which means I can set up shots, and easily make changes to the settings with the on-screen menu.

The Activeon CX even has inbuilt wifi, meaning it can connect to my Android phone, I can then use the app to make changes to the settings from afar and download any shots taken or video recorded.
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The micro USB charged battery will give me around 2 hours of on time, which is much better then my experience with the GoPro Hero. I really liked the inclusion of a micro HDMI port, which meant I could stream video live to a display.

I had a load of fun playing with the all the settings I could change, like adjusting the angle of capture from narrow, to super-wide, and various modes of digital zoom available. Though I found the lowest zoom setting and super wide were best for clear images.

The Activeon CX sports a F/2.4 lens, and I was able to change the video capture based on what I was filming including nighttime, and underwater modes. I found these modes optimized the colors and gain for those specific situations.

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I found the 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944) still images looked pretty good, though obviously aren’t a replacement for standalone pro cameras. I did find the images not as crisp and appear to have been cursed by compression syndrome.

Due to the cold weather, I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot any underwater footage, so that may need to happen on a catch up review. When recording in the daylight, the video is bright, and has good contrast. I found when recording objects at speed, such as my mums dog running around there was a sign of pixelation.

There is a time-lapse video mode, which I used a couple of times and works really well. Activeon supply a number of accessories for the Activeon CX including a waterproof case for the camera, different faceplates and even a selfie stick. The Activeon CX has a standard tripod mounting screw thread on the bottom, which is another bonus over the GoPro Hero.
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I may be a little in love with the Activeon CX, it’s a fantastic cam and well worth the under £100 price tag. It’s a feature rich action camera with bonuses like an LCD screen, Wi-Fi and versatile mounting opportunities, it can capture really good HD video, and all for less money then its biggest competitor.

www.activeon.com/product/activeon-cx/

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Owner of a rooted One and Nexus 7. Mostly write reviews of apps and any hardware I can get my hands on. I frequent Google+ and XDA-Developers.

2 Comments

  1. It looks good, but I found another good camera, it’s AKASO EK7000 4K wifi sports action camera, good price and good quality, really worth looking at it!Maybe you should look it.

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