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For a long time now, I have been considering starting a YouTube channel. In fact if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that I have already created one but am yet to upload any videos. (They’re coming soon, I promise!) Not so long ago, Philex Electronics Ltd. got in touch with me about reviewing the Lexi 4K Ultra HD Action Camera and I I thought that this would be a great opportunity to start documenting some of my experiences and sharing them with you all. I love writing, but some moments are a lot better suited to being shared on camera. With such a busy summer approaching, I decided this would be the perfect moment to get started!
The camera itself is very compact, with a 2.0″ screen display making it perfect for taking photos and videos while you’re moving around. The package comes with a whole bunch of accessories for taking action footage, including a bicycle bracket and a helmet attachment – so if you’re a thrill-seeker or enjoy extreme sports, this camera is ideal for documenting your experiences! Having been a bit wrapped up with exams lately, I have not yet had the chance to try all of the accessories, but I am so looking forward to making full use of them over the summer – and any future holidays I go on! I am hoping to film and share my experiences this summer with you all on YouTube – so be sure to subscribe so that you are notified when I post those videos.
Alongside the attachments, the action camera comes with waterproof housing that will allow you to film underwater (up to 30m) and any water sports. I have always watched those rider’s perspective videos of water park rides rather enviously, wishing I was able to record my own – and now I can! I’m also a bit hesitant of using my phone when it’s raining for fear of damaging it, so even if I don’t use the waterproof feature its full capacity – which is likely considering my questionable swimming skills – this just makes filming a lot more convenient and less worrisome.
The camera supports 4k, but allows for multiple recording formats as per your need. If you watch the video I filmed using it (below), you will be able to see that its performance is pretty dependent on the lighting conditions. It is obviously designed to be used outside, and you can see that the picture quality is significantly better in natural lighting compared to indoors. With regards to the sound, I left a little clip in at the end so you could get an idea as to what it’s like. I found it to be a little bit distorted, but honestly, considering the price of the camera, I think it is still reasonable. The camera accommodates SD cards of up to 32GB capacity and I’ve found that this space does fill up quite quickly when you’re recording the whole day in 4k.
As you can see in the video, the camera has a wide angle lens (170 degrees), enabling you to capture much more than your typical phone camera. Again, I don’t feel as if I have fully taken advantage of this feature yet with so much of my filming being indoors. Having said that though, I’ve recorded a few birds-eye view study videos and this wide-angled lens means a lot more of the desk fits in the frame… so yes, it is an action camera, but I wouldn’t let this stop me from using it indoors.
Though it does allow for photo capture up to 16M, I think I’ll stick to using my phone for this, purely because the small display makes it difficult to see clearly. For such a small and inexpensive camera, it is jam-packed with features and modes. I won’t bore you by listing all of them because you can read more about the 4K Ultra HD Action Camera right here, but these include motion detection, timer delay and an anti-shake mode to name a few.
In terms of using the camera – it’s incredibly straightforward. It only has four buttons so it is difficult to get confused really, though it might take some getting used to. In addition to this, there is an app available for both Android and IOS for controlling the camera remotely.
I’ve put together a very short video of a Friday and Saturday I had off school so that you could see the quality of the camera footage – and a couple of days in my life in the process! The video is far from being a visual masterpiece – I totally forgot to remove the timestamp which is why I plastered my name over the bottom left corner – but I wanted to keep it as casual as possible. Also this is my first time vlogging hence the lack of a voiceover – not sure how long it’s going to take me to get comfortable with doing that but I am sure I will get there eventually!
See the camera in action for yourself!
All in all, I think that this camera is very good quality considering how affordable it is, and it gives you access to all of the more basic features that you will need to take action footage. It also saves you from having to purchase all the accessories separately which is immensely helpful!
Here’s a link to the camera: Lexi 4k Action Camera Review
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