Action camera, it is also a sports camera - this device is designed for fans of active sports and recreation, as well as for nature lovers. Do you have a hobby that requires frequent outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, tennis, bike rides, even parachute jumping? If the answer to this question is "yes", then the action camera is what is required.
For example, I like fishing and snowboarding, and I also like to review especially good moments on long evenings, to indulge in memories and make plans for the future. Sooner or later came the understanding of the need to purchase a special camera.
Action camera, it's convenience: fixed it on the head or chest and ready. A remote control, a wonderful addition, so that during the bite, do not look for a convulsive button on your head. As a result, I thought about buying a sports camera, I decided to test X-Ride Ultra HD.I'll tell you about my impressions.
- Basic specifications
- Appearance and equipment
|shooting angle||170 degrees|
|built-in microphone and speaker||is|
|Focal Length||2.8 mm|
|Camera Matrix||4 Mp|
|Maximum Video Resolution||2560? 1080|
|Maximum video frequency||60 frames per second|
|module||TFT display, color two-inch|
|Battery capacity||1050 mAh|
|Continuous recording time by battery||147 minutes / 99 minutesWi-Fi|
Well, the average price is more than acceptable - from 12 thousand rubles. For it you get not only an alternative to expensive GoPro, but also many additional accessories that may not be useful ever, but let them be.
Appearance and configuration
- Remote control.
- Waterproof case, several types of fastenings( to the bike, universal - a wide tape that can be attached to the helmet, and a bunch of buckles) and two USB cables.
Camera itself, quite small - 6 by 4.5 cm, 2.5 cm thick, and weighs 81 grams.
Button for shooting large, pushing conveniently.
Bottom of the camera has a hole for the tripod, but, in my opinion, it is not too deep, apparently, will have to use a gasket. But for adapters in the kit fits perfectly.
By the way, all the mounts and accessories are compatible with the fixings for GoPro cameras, however in practice one of the latches inserted into the GoPro platform is strongly lyuftila.
The remote control on the rubber fastening strap, with a display, which is very convenient - you can see what exactly and with what angle the camera shoots. The remote has its own adjustment buttons.
For the sake of interest, I tested, at what distance the camera catches the team, it turned out, about 20 meters. A video broadcast goes to the remote control at a distance of 100 meters, if between these two "points" there are no barriers and Wi-Fi networks. The console, by the way, is not completely waterproof - it still rains, but immersion in turbulent waters is unlikely, and it's pointless to test it in an aquatic environment, the radio does not work there. But the camera itself can be immersed in these same waters in its waterproof box. Funny effect when shooting: the box acts like a membrane, increasing the volume of all sounds. Especially good and clear was heard, as I took boxing in my hand.
The camera shoots in NTSC system, clips in. mp4 format, photos in JPEG format. There are several modes with different frame sizes and bitrates( there are HDRs), but most of all I like the 1920 mode at 1080, but instead of the logical frame rate of 60, there is a maximum of 45 for some reason. Motion catches, but when there are many moving objects around,shows a barely noticeable rolling effect.
With the exposure of white balance, there is no need to mess around, automatic is quite suitable. Night illuminated objects removes normally. The capacity of the battery is slightly more than two hours of continuous shooting( exactly 147 minutes, according to the manufacturer).
Another X-Ride Ultra HD can also be used as a camera. The frame size is up to 5312 by 2988. Another camera can be used as a DVR with USB power.
The camera has an HDMI port, it can stream video stream directly to the computer. There is also a wireless adapter, but it only works in conjunction with the supplied remote control. That is, you have no control from mobile and other new-fangled stuff. In fact, there are several questions to the camera firmware, for example, why is the video quality slightly worse than GoPro if the same chip is used? Or, where does the noise on the audio track come from, when in reality the shooting took place in silence.
The main question that you should ask yourself before buying an action camera - what do you plan to shoot? If you do not want to overpay for GoPro, then take X-Ride Ultra HD and do not go wrong. Stars from the sky, this small camera is not enough, but it has a good viewing angle, is easy to navigate and the video turns out to be of acceptable quality, and more is not necessary for home photography. In addition, it is light and it can easily be fixed on a vehicle or on its own headgear. For racing drivers or those who are going to drive on a very jolting surface X-Ride Ultra HD will not work, because the picture will be unstable.
The main advantage of this camera is the price. Compared with the more famous brands, you get not one device, but a bunch of additional accessories, including a very handy remote with a screen, whose presence on the hand saves both nerves and time. You can accurately find out how the subject is located in the frame.
Action Camera X-Ride Ultra HD for review and testing provided by the manufacturer of XRide Electronics.