Akaso Brave 6 Plus: A cheaper alternative to GoPro’s action cameras?

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.

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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.

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