GoPro might have the action camera market all sewn up, but that hasn’t stopped other brands from trying. The latest challenger is the Akaso Brave 6 Plus. At $119.99, it’s still a lot cheaper than GoPro’s current base model – the Hero 7 Silver – and according to Akaso, can keep up with the pricier competition.
Here’s what you get in the Brave 6 Plus: 4K recording at 30fps (also, 2.7k30 / 1440p60 / 1080p90 / 720p120), 20MP still photos, 6-axis stabilization, and a USB Type-C port that also lets you plug in external microphones. You can control your Brave 6 Plus via the touchscreen, the Akaso Go app, or even via voice commands (basic operations are supported so don’t expect Alexa-level intelligence). The Brave 6 Plus comes with a clear plastic housing that makes it waterproof up to 40m, and other features include a driving mode, time lapse, slow motion, burst photos, and loop video recording (which means this could double up as a dashcam).
Akaso’s also bundling a few accessories alongside, including a splash-proof wi-fi remote with photo and video triggers, and a ‘full’ range of mounts, and yes, that includes a body clip as well as helmet and bike mounts. Unfortunately, there’s no standard tripod mounting socket on the camera itself, but Akaso bundles a housing that provides that.