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The Best Gimbal For The Nikon D3500!

Whether you are an aspiring blogger, a professional filmmaker or amateur artist in YouTube, you do realize that contents are the key to your fan base and they keep looking for it with prying eyes. However, producing video content is more than that you do or say. It is everything one looks for to put together.

Amateur videographers take some years to produce professional videos. Fortunately, the waiting period is over as there are some best mirrorless and DSLR camera gimbal stabilizers such as Moza Air 2 that meets the needs for Nikon D3500, and many more.

About Moza Air 2
Moza Air 2 is a new firmware that is handheld gimbal stabilizer. Gimbal Moza Air 2 features two-axis that automatically corrects the angle of your camera as it pitches forwards or backward. The most advantage of Moza Air 2 is that it corrects the roll.

The Moza Air 2 offers added support and is released ago two weeks offering support for the cameras of Nikon D850/Z7/Z6. There is focus support offered as an added electronic accessory.

The Moza Air 2 offers single grip and is an ideal companion offering compatibility, versatility, and reliability up to 9lbs capacity payload with a strong battery time of 16-hours, intelligent operations, 8 Follow Modes, Smart time-lapse, compact design, and ecosystem of Moza including iFocus.

Features of Moza Air 2
Maximum payload of 4.2 kg
Powerful torque motors
Upgraded smart-time lapse
Replaceable 4 Li-on high-rate batteries
Custom parameters & OLED display
Good camera support
Suitable for Sony alpha series, Canon DSLRs, Panasonic GH5 and GH5S
8 follow modes and 4-Axis

Added value

MOZA Air 2 adds value to your shots by offering smooth footage as the potential of capturing video. The MOZA Air 2 presents a combo to make it the right choice with Nikon D3 500 for an awesome wedding or event package.

MOZA Air 2 offers the advantage of being available at affordable prices. It is also a good choice for travel videos as a portable solution offering a polished look. The tilt, pan features in this gimbal MOZA Air 2 they require accuracy and smoothness of dollies and studio rigs of high-end.

Compatible accessories

Fortunately, the micro-Type- C adapter and Type- C interface cable helps the Nikon users to enjoy with MOZA Air 2 gimbal as it starts and stops the recording using the gimbal. The other features in this gimbal are available with the firmware updates.

It is compatible with the professional accessories with the MOZA ecosystem and they include:
Camera cage
Follow focus system
Camera backpack
MoZA thumb controller

Mounting the MOZA Air 2 is enough to set you to go and create films from unimaginable angles, create sweeping shots, and track tough subjects. The articulating arm of MOZA Air 2 is a convenient attachment.

Surprises are bestowed by MOZA Air 2 and it is for people ready to explore stellar performance using Nikon D3 500. The smooth visual composition is assured and the video shooting features of the camera make an ideal combination offering a professional-grade trip.

Wrapping Up
The most challenging aspects of filming lie in holding the camera steady especially while moving. This is a great feel and it is fulfilled now by Moza Air 2 gimbal assuring capturing an unimaginable picture without any shaky effects.

A Short And Sweet Akaso V50 Review!


There are an absolute ton of Akaso V50 reviews online now like the one embedded above from YouTube and this one so we thought that we would publish our own to try and help Akaso keep their exponential growth rate up! If you have been involved in the action cam scene for the last few years then chances are that you have heard of the Akaso action cam brand.

They came to market a few years back now with one simple goal in mind…..produce the absolute best action camera possible with the lowest possible price tag. Thankfully, with a little bit of luck, every single generation of action cam that Akaso has released has dominated the entry-level action cam niche with their new flagship, the V50 rivaling the performance of action cameras well above its price tag.

 

 

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If you have ever used an Akaso action camera or seen any example footage recorded on one then their signature thing is outstanding image stabilization built right into the camera body without having to hike the price up. Each subsequent generation of action cam after the EK7000 has developed on their excellent image stabilization technology and their latest version in the V50 rivals that of the latest GoPros while the V50 is a fraction of their price.

With their Akaso V50 though, they have became well known for another unheard of feat in the entry-level action camera niche. Becoming the first brand to be able to provide a cheap camera with full 4K video performance with a sixty frames per second frame rate. Although the Akaso reputation within the action sport community has been growing year on year, we feel that this alone is one of the main reasons the V50 has a massive user base of people.

It lets you record your action sports in the best possible quality in a frame rate that is also nice and smooth and won’t be causing you issues with jumping footage if you are moving at a quick pace. That said, if you are doing something very fast paced like sky diving then you may want to switch the video mode over to the 1080P at 120 frames per second for best performance.

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We also want to go over the photography capabilities of the V50 as it is a great little point and shoot camera too. The sensor in the camera body is rated as 20MP and it has excellent color capture too. In addition to this, it also has some of the best low light performance of any entry-level action cam that we have ever seen.

The adjustable wide-angle views on the camera are also excellent as if you are a snowboarder for example and you are up a mountain looking down an excellent view, you can capture it in excellent quality. If the standard field of view is not enough for you then you can quickly and easily switch to a wider field of view to do a better job.

We feel that the Akaso V50 has a bright future ahead of it and are looking forward to seeing what Akaso pull out of the bag for their next generation of cameras! All in all, the V50 is definatley worth picking up and adding to your collection of camera accessories for your extreme sport of choice.

The Best Budget Friendly Lens For Portraits For A Sony A6000 Camera!

Today, we are going to be taking a look at what we feel is definatley the best budget-friendly lens for portraits for a Sony a6000 camera user currently available on the market right now. Now to be clear, we will be focusing on “budget friendly” lenses rather than “entry level” lenses. In our opinion budget, friendly lenses are cheap while still offering excellent performance whereas entry-level lenses are dirt cheap and often offer very poor performance.

All that said, we feel that the lens you should be looking at if you want to capture superior portrait photographs without breaking the bank is the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art lens. It ticks every single requirement for a portrait lens while also having earned itself one of the absolute best reputations for a portrait lens on the market right now.

Although many other websites out there will publish articles covering a number of portrait lenses suitable for Sony a6000 cameras, we feel that simply focusing on one high-quality lens is a better way to advise our readers.

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As you can probably guess from the name of the lens, the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art is a prime lens that is based around the 60mm focal length. Although 60mm is close to the upper advised limit of around 85mm for portraits, we feel that it is close enough to the middle of the road focal length of 50mm to be used as a sort of jack of all trades portrait lens that is versatile and usable in all situations.

In addition to this, the lens is one of the cheapest products available in the world-renowned Sigma Art range that provide you with some of the absolute sharpest image quality available on the market, especially at this price tag.

Being a Sigma lens, you can rest assured that it comes with the high-quality build standards that Sigma lenses are well known for. In addition to this, the design of the lens is outstanding too keeping everything as simple and easy to use as possible.

Speaking of build quality, although the lens has been put together exceptionally well, Sigma has had to cut costs somewhere to keep the price tag as low as it is. To do this, they have had to use heavier materials for the construction of the lens body so the lens is a little heavy but we would prefer sacrifices to be made with the weight of the lens rather than its actual build quality or level of performance.

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I guess that in addition to its weight, you could also argue that Sigma have also cut costs by giving the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art an f/2.8 aperture rather than the more commonly used f/1.8 aperture that is used on the higher price point portrait lenses. That said, the f/2.8 still gets the job done exceptionally well while also offering you solid performance when capturing portraits of your clients in low light conditions.

In my opinion, a lens having solid low light performance is essential as less and less portrait photography is being captured in a traditional, well-lit photography studio these days. On top of this, some even gigs can be in locations where low light is inevitable so ensuring that your lens will cope well in those conditions is essential in our opinion.

Another essential element for a portrait lens to have is excellent bokeh potential as manipulating the bokeh on your portrait photographs is a quick and easy way to help improve your image quality. Blurring out the distractions in the background of the image forces the eye to your subject and in my opinion, at least, makes it look better.

Thankfully, the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art allows you to quickly and easily manipulate the levels of bokeh in your photographs. This further increases the versatility of the lens and remember that some clients may specifically request the photographs you capture to have high levels of bokeh so picking a lens up that can offer it natively will reduce the hours you have to put in during post-production.

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The Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art also comes with a Sony E-mount connector allowing you to mount it directly to your Sony A6000 camera body without having to pick up a lens converter. This can be one of the main problems with the budget-friendly lens ranges, a lens may look excellent and you decide to purchase it only to later realize that you have to then purchase a lens converter to actually mount it on your camera body. Thankfully, this is not the case with the Sigma 60mm and it will fit directly to your camera.

That last point that we would like to make is that although the front lens element on the lens is made from high-quality glass that is robust and should stand up to any wear and tear during use, we would always recommend that you mount a UV filter to it too.

This further increases the level of protection for the front lens element of the lens without adding too much additional cost. The Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art comes with metal filter threads too, not the molded plastic variant many budget lenses use so mounting and unmounting your filters should not cause cross threading and thus damage your lens.

That brings our article on what we feel is the best budget lens for portrait photography with a Sony a6000 to an end. We have no doubt that adding this lens to your collection of camera accessories will help improve your portrait photography image quality while also keeping costs down.

If you would like to find out more about the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art then the YouTube video below goes into more detail of the lens and why it is such a solid option to take.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Best Gimbal for Canon 80D Cameras!

A gimbal is not like any other Camera Stabilizer. There are various questions that should be answered. If you don’t have experience with a gimbal, the following answer will help you when choosing the best gimbal for Canon 80D.

What type of a gimbal to buy?

There are two types of gimbals and stabilizers. These are the electronic gimbals and other stabilizers. The electronic gimbals use motors to rotate your Canon 80d smoothly in any direction. They are easy to set up but use more power, and the motors wear out quickly. The light and can be used for long periods.

The other stabilizers take longer to set up, and they don’t have motors. They are relatively cheap when compared to electronic gimbals. As the electronic gimbal prices go down, these stabilizers are getting less popular. They are heavy and cannot be used for long periods.

Two or three-axis gimbal?

The axis gimbal is the number of directions that the gimbal will move. The 3-axis gimbals can move in all directions, that is tilt, pan, and roll. You can control manually the direction in which the gimbal moves. The gimbal will stabilize and make your footage better. The extra motors will reduce battery life and add more weight to your gimbal.

2-axis gimbal is light and relatively cheap as compared to the 3-axis gimbal. They only stabilize on the roll and pitch axis.

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How much does a gimbal weigh?

If you are planning to shoot for a long time, choose a light gimbal. Heavy gimbals will make your arms tired after a short period.

When buying a gimbal, ensure that the gimbal has a maximum load capacity which is close to the weight of your canon camera. It should support the camera comfortably as you shoot.

How can the camera be attached to the gimbal?

The gimbals are designed for cameras or smartphones; it can be hard to attach a camera on a gimbal that is designed for a phone. For better compatibility, choose a gimbal that is ideal for your Canon 80D.

After attaching the camera, you can test to know if it well attached. If you fix it wrongly, it will not balance and more battery than a well-fixed gimbal. This is because the gimbals will do a lot of work balancing your canon camera. 

What is the best quality?

Some gimbals are made of ABS plastic. These types of gimbals may get damaged after some time or when it is not handled carefully. Other gimbals are made of aircraft-grade aluminum or nylon-reinforced plastic. They stronger than those made of ABS plastic and will last longer.

DJI Ronin-S 3-axis stabilizer

When looking for a quality gimbal, consider its battery life. It is important if you are planning to shoot for a long period.  Quality gimbals have long battery life. If you can get a gimbal that you can remove the batteries, then it will be more useful. You can easily swap the batteries when one set is used up. Remember that gimbals have different battery usage.

Our Try At A Feiyutech A1000 Review – A Great Little Budget Friendly Gimbal!

Although we may not be the best at reviewing products, we have decided that we are going to take the time to put a little bit more effort in and work towards improving our reviewing skills. That said, today we will be trying our hand at a dedicated Feiyutech A1000 review as we feel that this is a great little gimbal system that is not getting the coverage that it deserves.

Thankfully, this particular gimbal doesn’t cost too much money and can actually end up being almost a third of the cost of some of the higher end gimbal systems on the market right now. That said though, in our opinion at least, the Feiyutech A1000 actually delivers much more than just a third of their performance. Thankfully, you don’t have to know the ins and outs of how a gimbal system actually works to be able to appreciate what Feiyutech A1000 have managed to achieve.

Feiyutech A2000 + Fujifilm X-H1 + X-T2
One of the main upgrades that Feiyutech have worked hard on for their A1000 gimbal is the internal motors. Their older design has been dropped as they tended to be noisy, battery hogging, and slightly slow to stabilize rapid corrections. Their new mark 3 motors are great bits of kit that do their job very well indeed and are very quiet while providing your image stabilization for your camera rig too.

The automatic adjustment system programmed into the gimbal also ensures that they are quick at correcting any rapid vector changes in your gimbals position. They are able to seemlesley correct changes in bearing and azimuth too ensuring you some of the most stable video footage available at this price point.

We would also like to point out that the newer motors on the gimbals are less prone to overheating too. This allows you to use your gimbal system for much longer periods continuously without it overheating and shutting down or needing a break.

Feiyutech A2000 + Fujifilm X-H1
The upgraded motor system also allows the A1000 to almost double the payload capacity that it can support when compared to the older Feiyutech gimbals. The A1000 is able to support up to 3.75 pounds of total weight meaning your camera body as well as any accessories you use like a lens or microphone.

This is an excellent payload for the size, weight, and price of the A1000 and allows you to use it with almost all entry-level and mid-range DSLR and mirrorless cameras. This included the majority of the popular lenses used with these cameras for videography too.

FeiyuTech Handheld Gimbal
The actual design of the A1000 has also been totally overhauled too. This ensures seamless movement about the 3-axis joint for your camera and lens combination. Some of the older entry level gimbals could end up having the lens knock into the gimbal frame when rotating so it’s definatley nice to know this is no longer an issue even when using the longer lenses.

Adding the Feiyutech A1000 review to your camera accessories will definatley provide some much-needed image stabilization to the kit of many of the amateur and entry-level videographers and YouTube vloggers out there. It is cheap, easy to use, and provides an excellent amount of performance compaired to what its competition can give you.

A Quick And Easy Godox TT350S Review!

We have decided to publish our quick and easy Godox TT350S review to try and share our opinion on this entry-level camera flash that has been taking the Sony camera owner by storm. Although it is designed as more of an entry-level camera flash we have seen multiple reports from experiences photographers confirming that they have also picked the TT350S up due to its excellent performance and very low price tag.

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The small size, lightweight, and solid build quality of the Godox TT350S also makes it ideal to throw in your photography kit bag along with the rest of your camera accessories and hit the road. If you work in a photography niche where you are required to travel between multiple locations then this could be the perfect flash unit for you.

The Godox TT350S is a very popular flash unit and if the last year or so is anything to go by it is only going to keep increasing in popularity. A number of photographers who have picked the TT350S up to use with their Sony camera have also posted their own reviews of the flash unit online too. The video below is one of these independent, external reviews of the flash unit that we feel are definatley worth watching.

We have seen a bunch of people asking about the heating issues that some of the older generations of Godox flash have been known to have. Thankfully, the TT350S has a brand new heat dissipation system that was actually pretty revolutionary for when it was initially released.

This helps to minimize the chance of your camera flash overheating and locking up when in use during a gig. If you have paying clients or are doing some on spec photography work to try and sell your photographs afterward, there is nothing worse that having your flash unit lock up on you and stop you dead in your tracks.

In addition to the built-in anti-overheating technology, there are also a number of tips you can implement to improve your flash photography performance too. Some of these can also help to stop your flash unit from overheating during use. For example, be careful how many photographs you capture with your TT350S set to 0.1 seconds recycle time as this will quickly cause the unit to overheat.

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The TT350S flash unit is also fully compatible with all modern wireless protocols too. This includes 2.4G that allows you to use it with all popular and modern wireless flash triggers as well as some of the popular smartphone apps.

If you use a multi-flash photography rig then this can be a godsend, especially at this price point in the market due to some of the competing flash units at this price point not offering any wireless connectivity at all.

If you are in the market for a cheap entry level flash unit for your Sony camera then we would definitely recommend that you check out the TT350S. It has such a good reputation within the community for a reason and we feel that will make a great little addition to your collection of camera accessories and serve you well.

Vivitar DVR917HD Review – Possibly The Worse Action Camera Ever Made?

Welcome to our Vivitar dvr917hd review and if the title hasn’t given it away, let us be clear…..we feel that the dvr917hd is without a doubt one of, if not the worse action camera ever made to date. Vivitar has pretty much blown every aspect of the camera making it essentially unusable and its poor image and video capturing render it essentially useless.

On top of this, the audio quality is poor at best and although we did not experience this particular fault ourselves, there are a large number of reports from people who own the dvr917hd reporting that the audio simply does not record at all.

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Although we can definatley see that Vivitar has initially had good intentions with the hope of producing a solid little action camera that can fill the entry-level action cam niche, they have most definatley underestimated the competition who have both undercut them price wise while also outperforming them.

If you are new to action cameras then we would highly recommend that you read this post going over the basics. After that, we would highly suggest you research the Asako and Campack entry-level action camera ranges.

Both of the brands have suitable cameras at the same price point as the Vivitar DVR917HD but they outperform them without even trying. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to get yourself a bargain and get them at a discount. For example, Black Friday and early January seem to be popular times for sales on action cameras.

Things You Ought to Think About When Buying the Best Gimbal for a Canon G7 Camera!

If you want to get to know what kind of gimbal would be the best gimbal for Canon G7 Camera, you have to figure out a few things first.  This article will gives you ideas as to what those things are and how they can apply to choosing the best gimbal for your camera right away.

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The Camera Type

First, you have to figure out the type of camera that you are going to use.  There are many G7 camera types for you to choose from.  The design, and the overall quality of the camera will determine the kind of stand or gimbal ought to be used for the product in the future.

What Can You Afford?

Secondly, you have to figure out what you can afford.  Budget is one of the most important things that you need to think about when buying accessories for your camera.  Seeking the best gimbal for Canon G7 Camera is no different.

You have to look for the best, but still consider your resources.  Do not go beyond your means.

One recommendation that we can make is the one from Zhiyun.  It has a three axis rotation which will allow you to get all the camera angles without difficulty.  In addition to this, the gimbal is also extremely lightweight so you would not have problems with transportation.

It is also easy to assemble so you don’t have to worry about storage at all.  You can disassemble it every after use and then put it out of storage whenever you need to.

The Material

Aside from those mentioned, you need to have the gimbal that will be able to withstand all the pressures of hours of photography.  This is why the product that you are going to choose ought to have strong and sturdy materials in them.

They should not easily break down under pressure.  In case the deal, it is important that you are able to contact the manufacturer right away to get it repaired without delay.  Fortunately, most G7 stabilizers of there have extended warranties.  So you won’t have to worry about not being able to pay Ford that repairs if and when necessary.

Additional Reminders

It is also important to ask for recommendations from friends and family members regarding the gimbal that you are going to buy.  This way, you will be able to make an informed choice regarding what you need vs. what you want in a gimbal.

Once you are able to fit all these things into your list, you will certainly find it easier to make a decision regarding which of the products to buy.  Just think about the available options in the market right now.  By doing that, you will be able to put things into perspective and make a sound investment decision right away.

Buying this Gimbal is not a small decision. You need to make a lot of research before selecting the one best for you.

One Of The Best Gimbals For Sony RX100 Users Available Right Now!

After seeing so many people asking about what the best gimbal for Sony RX100 cameras on the market right now is, we decided to take the time out to publish this article to help any of our readers who use the RX100 and are looking to pick up a gimbal system for their camera rig. Now, as the Sony RX100 comes in at only 0.53 pounds it will work with almost any modern gimbal system without issue.

Due to the camera being so lightweight and small, we see no reason to shell out money that you don’t need to on a high load capacity gimbal system when a smaller, cheaper gimbal will do. This is why we feel that the Zhiyun Crane M with its 1.43 pound load capacity is more than enough for your 0.53 pound Sony RX100.

The Zhiyun Crane M has an excellent reputation within the community and is becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Due to the popularity of smaller mirrorless cameras like the Sony RX100 and the Canon G7X, the Zhiyun Crane Ms market share just keeps on increasing more and more as time goes on.

The video below was recorded using a Zhiyun Crane M to provide image stabilisation and we feel that it shows just how smooth the footage can be from this small and light weight gimbal system.

Being based around the 3-axis gimbal design and its small size and light weight makes it ideal for anyone who wants to use their gimbal for travel videography or travel vlogging too. You can easily add it to your luggage when traveling without having to worry about going over your luggage allowance too.

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As we mentioned earlier in the article, the Zhiyun Crane M is able to support up to a maximum of 1.43 pounds of payload without issue. This means that you can also add a few accessories to your Sony RX100 and still use the gimbal without issue. The listed battery life of the Crane M is around twelve hours but you can probably get a fair bit more than this out of it when using such a light weight camera with it.

The control system for the gimbal is modern and very easy to use requiring minimal effort on your part. You can literally control the pivot, axes, pitch, and azimuth of the gimbal with just your thumb on the directional pad. Additionally, you can also download the Zhiyun smartphone app to your iPhone or android device and connect and control it wirelessly if required.

If you are into your vlogging then this really is the perfect handheld gimbal system for you in our opinion and is well worth the money. Its build quality is excellent and its performance is flawless. At the time of writing, it comes with the most up to date Zhiyun gyroscopes and stabilisation motors offering the absolute best possible image stabilisation for your RX100 or mobile phone when in use.

The Ultimate Akaso EK7000 Review!

After having a decent amount of time to play around with the Akaso EK7000 we have decided to publish an actual dedicated Akaso EK7000 review of the camera to share our opinions on it and why we think that it is the best cheap entry level action camera available on the market at the time of writing. Depending on the GoPro variant you get, the EK7000 can actually be one fifth of its price while providing similar video quality depending on what you are trying to do with your action camera.

 

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This has resulted in a large number of people picking up the EK7000 to use it as their action camera of choice without having to spend a ton of money on something that is rarely used. The excellent performance of the EK7000 has resulted in a large number of owners posting their own independent reviews of the camera online to show how happy they are with it.

This has led to further sales of the camera with Akaso taking even more of the market share away from their competing brands. In turn, more of these people post their own independent reviews that intern lead to even more people purchasing the camera and with this process repeating over and over again, it has led to the exponential growth that the camera has seen.

Before going any further we would like to quickly share our favourite video that has been recorded using the Akaso EK7000. You can see the image quality that the camera is able to provide for you and that the EK7000 is also able to provide you with some solid audio quality too.

Now, make no mistake about it, the footage in the video above is from the Akaso EK7000 and you can expect much better quality from their more modern camera units like the Akaso Brave 4  as it has newer, more modern technology on it but this in turn comes with a higher price tag.

Back to the Akaso EK7000 and its features. At the time of its release, it was one of the first cameras in the entry level action cam niche to offer full 4k video recording capabilities allowing you to capture your adventures in beautiful and crisp quality. That said though, the 25 frames per second that the camera provides is pretty limiting and it will result in jumpy footage for any high speed sports.

If you are looking to use the EK7000 in a face paced sport where a slow frame rate will struggle to keep up then we would definitely recommend that you switch it over to its 1080p setting for these moments. Knock the frame rate up to 60 frames per second in 1080p HD for your faced paced moments and you will get some beautifully smooth video.

The navigation menu on the EK7000 is very each to use and the 2 inch touchscreen allows you to quickly and easily switch between 4K and 1080P so you don’t have to waste time while out and about recording your videos. At the end of the day, the Akaso EK7000 really is an excellent little entry level action camera that is well worth the money and will make a great addition to your camera collction.