The APEMAN A77 has proven its worth by employing 170 Wide-Angle Lens, variable focal length, higher resolution, and updated sensor. With all these new features, it can deliver ultra-wide angles of 170 °, 140 °, 110 °, 70 ° and provides 4k results with 16 MP to broaden your horizons.
Not only does it sports anti-shake mechanism but also offers electronic image stabilization to provide clear and smooth images and videos even when the camera experiences movements or shakes.
Apeman camera review – Apeman A77
This camera can not only capture stunning videos and images but also allows you to set a timer as you like from 2s till the 20s. This gives you flexibility by freeing your hand and allowing you to capture anytime you want.
The features do not end here as this camera is also compatible and durable. You can now carry out photography in a whole new way as this camera comes with 20 accessories.
These accessories can be used with GoPro as well and allow you to mount your camera at different angles to add a unique perspective. Moreover, to supplement these features, there is in-built Wi-Fi, which makes sharing more natural than ever.
Even editing of results has never been easier, thanks to iOS and Android apps, which gives you full control for ultimate versatility. Then both the build and design of this camera are solid and sturdy, allowing rough and tough usage.
The waterproof casing allows it to go 30M underwater. Lastly, this comes at a keen price, which makes it a very value-oriented device. So it is similar in appearance and specification to GoXtreme but is cheaper and provides a more generous bundle than it.
Let us look into the details of this APEMAN A77 Camera to understand what makes it so unique…
This Apeman has a plethora of features, but the element that makes it stand out is the sensor that is large enough for 4K video. Thus, it allows the camera to shoot at 24fps (frames per second), just like GoPro cameras.
The 4K footage is captured at 2,880 x 2,160 and records the beauty and wonders of life vividly. This camera also features QHD (2,560 x 1,440) at 30fps, 1080p at 30 or 60fps, and 720p at 30, 60 and 120fps.
Coming on to its stills, the image quality is also commendable as it can capture up to 16 Megapixels (MP), which is the same as GoXtreme Vision 4K’s 16MP. The level of detail along with color fidelity is excellent and there is a wide dynamic range available.
However, it isn’t that good at capturing the details in areas with high contrast. Nevertheless, the image quality is pretty decent, considering that it is so cheap.
Moreover, like GoXtreme action cameras that differentiate themselves by providing a comprehensive accessory bundle, this Apeman also does the same by being equipped with complete accessories. Not only that, it goes a little bit further by providing even more accessories than its counterparts so that you can experiment with an array of angles and positions.
The accessories come with the device in a handy zipping padded case not only to keep them safe but also to make carrying easy for outdoor activities. There is a tough waterproof housing made of top-notch material to keep the camera safe up to a depth of 40M. Then there is a clip-mount to use with the adhesive plates provides.
Then it also has an open mount complemented by standard tripod screw to be fitted at top and bottom. There are three different extension arms as well an adapter to screw them is also included. A clamp mount is also given for attaching them camera onto cars or handlebars.
There are other accessories as well, such as adhesive patches, cable ties, Velcro straps, and metal wire for securing the mounts.
Best of all, the features are the dual improved 1050mAh rechargeable batteries included, which promise long life and usage. So now, you can shoot continuously for hours without worrying about the camera shutting down. They charge easily as well within 3 hours.
Secondly, the batteries are of standard format so you can easily purchase more. These batteries and other features and accessories make this camera bundle is way more generous than the GoXtreme bundle. Then the physical aspects are also better than GoPro.
The exterior and lens both are textured, and so are the menu buttons on the side and the button on the top. Only the front button is orange. Moreover, all the buttons are easy to use and are well-placed. The feel of this camera is also very solid yet comfortable. The grip is strong and steady as well.
If you prefer video over reading, then skip to this great review by Wayne Boulerice, and you’ll get it what’s this A77 all about:
If you want to see more videos like this one, here’s his YouTube channel – Dartman101
Coming onto viewing, this camera sports a two-inch LCD on the rear, which provides you full control over the settings through the menu and buttons. The menu itself has a unique design that is easy to use. Not only can you change the resolution, but you can also loop record using files of three, five, or 10 minutes like a dashcam.
Additionally, this camera also employs a Gyroscope, which is an electronic image stabilization system to minimize the effects of movements and shakes for capturing videos. There is also an Anti-Shaking mode, which does something similar for images.
Another useful feature in this camera is the professional 170° Adjustable Ultra Wide Angle lens, which leads to an even broader and fantastic perspective. It gives users the ability to change the angle of view between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70° degrees.
Other supplementary features that distinguish this camera are self-timer, which can be set for 2-20 seconds to free hands and make shooting flexible and Various Photo and Video Recording Modes.
These include support Loop Recording, Diving mode, Car mode, Night Scene option, and Timer-shoot capture modes such as Time Lapse. By using these, you can appreciate and record a process in more depth, adjust colors, and experiment with the changes like sunrise and sunset, tide ebb, flowers bloom, etc.
This camera also provides a burst mode to capture multiple photos when in action. Even though the image quality options are limited, you can still apply black-and-white or sepia effects, set exposure between +2 and –2 EV, and switch the ISO from automatic to a value between 100 and 400.
You can even toggle audio recording and check the date stamped on the footage. Lastly, considering the price, this Apeman action camera also has inbuilt Wi-Fi.
This makes share and edit videos and images more relaxed than ever. Even though Apeman doesn’t have its app, which is a drawback, but it is compatible with other iOS and Android apps such as FinalCam and Camping, thus providing you full control in real-time.
Here you can watch a video by Apeman on YouTube about “How to Use Wi-Fi on APEMAN A77/A79 Action Camera.”
Apeman A77 specifications:
- Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): 2.0 inch
- Video Resolution: 4K 24fps, 2k 30fps, 1080P 60fps, 1080P 30fps, 720P 120fps, 720P 60fps
- Sensor: Sony Sensor
- Visual Angles: 170°, 140°, 110°, 70°
- Compress Format: H.264
- Image Resolution: 16M, 12M, 10M, 8M, 5M, 3M, VGA
- Storage: micro SD up to 32GB
- Shooting Mode: Single Shot / Self-timer (2S / 5s / 10s / Double)
- Loop recording: support
- Lens: 170 degree + HD wide-angle lens
- Video Format: MOV
- Compressed Format of Videos: H.264
- USB Interface: USB2.0
- Power Source Interface: 5V/1A
- Battery Capacity: 1050MAH
- Power Dissipation: 400mA; 4.2V
- Recording Time: 90 minutes
- Charging Time: About 3hours
- Dimension: 59.27x 41.13 x 29.28
- Time-lapse Record: 100ms / 200ms / 500ms / 1Sec / 5 Sec
- Motion Detection: Not supported
- Charging Time: About 3 hours
- Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian
What’s in the box?
- APEMAN Sport Action Camera
- Waterproof Case
- Bicycle Stand, Base 1, Base 2, Clip, Fixed Base
- Switch Support 1, Switch Support 2, Switch Support 3
- Helmet Base
- 3M Adhesive Tape
- Wire Rope
- Data Wire
- Water-resistant up to 30 meters deep
- High definition screen display
- Detachable rechargeable battery prolongs camera’s service life
- 1080p video resolution
- 16-megapixel photo resolution
- 170 wide-angle lens
- Support storage cards up to 32GB,
- Multiple Video Recording Formats
- Multiple Photo Shooting Modes
- Small and light
- Wi-Fi makes sharing easy
- 4K video quality
- There is no Apeman smartphone app
- limited controls over the image
- Not that great at capturing the details in bright areas
Summing it up, we believe that APEMAN Action Camera is the best high-performance underwater camera in the market. It can help you be in all your outdoor activities and make your adventures more memorable.
It will enable you to be your life’s photographer, director, and editor by letting you record exciting moments on the run. Not only will be the results vivid and clear but they will also be in HD to make them look real.
Thus, it is an ideal choice for life archives! From video with 4K and anti-shake ability to 16 MP images and amazing underwater performance, this camera offers a lot.
You can capture every scene with clear selectable resolutions to make viewing a memorable experience. Thus, it is indeed is an amazing-value action camera essentially the same as the GoPro without the hefty price tag.
The only disappointments are that the smartphone app (at the review date) doesn’t work, and control on the image is limited.
So the verdict is that this camera is indeed a generous peripheral bundled with both keen price and decent quality and is a bargain for those whose budgets can’t stretch.