Campark 5x 4k is one of the most reasonably priced cameras in the Campark x sports series, offering most of the top-notch action camera features with extravagant price tags.
Surprisingly, the price of all the cameras in the Campark x series is one-third compared to the price of any GoPro camera but offers all the top-notch features.
The highlight of these features is 4k videos, electronic image stabilization, High resolutions for still images, and waterproofing.
Campark X5 Review
Campark X5 is a basic action camera with pretty decent performance.
Especially for the people who are looking for a very inexpensive action camera to learn about them and do not want to be overwhelmed with multiple tricky settings, X5 will come in handy.
This camera also saves additional cost as from the manufacturer it is supplied with the complete bundle of accessories which you might need.
These accessories are also compatible with several other models from different brands, even GoPro. The 4k video and 20Mp image performance are also nifty especially while shooting outdoors with insufficient light.
Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) makes sure that you get super clear, ultra HD pictures all the time no matter how bumpy shooting conditions are.
Up to 90 minutes of shooting let you live the moment without the worries of your battery running out.
Explore the underwater world with the Campark X5 with 40 meters of waterproofing. Wi-Fi, sharing via the app, and HDMI port with USB port let you easily share your adventures with the world.
With all these features Campark X5 offers several other features such as time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, remote control, several shooting modes, and support for an external microphone.
The next section will cover all the details about the key features and their performance.
Campark X5 4K 20MP Action Camera Salient Features:
Design and built
Campark X5 is a small, compact yet durable action camera that comes in pretty handy especially outdoors.
The camera built seems like an imitation of Ek7000 4k by Akaso but X5 is a reliable performer who matters the most.
The size of the camera is 5.8 cm x 2.9 cm x 4 cm (L x W x H). Except for the location of buttons, there isn’t any major difference in design compared to the designs of Akaso and Apeman et cetera.
The X5 camera weighs around 600 grams. It is a few grams heavier than the other cameras in this price range and new generations of the x series.
In my opinion, these little grams aren’t a bad thing – the more the weight, the more camera is resistant against shakes.
The body of the device is made up of high-quality plastic. At the front, just beside the lens, there is a power/menu button. There are two-compartment windows.
One houses the ports for USB and HDMI cable (later is included in the package). The other compartment is for a removable battery. One the windows closed, these compartments are completely sealed.
Though these two compartments shut down completely, you have to place the Campark X5 in its bulky waterproof cover to take it inside the water.
On the backside of camera, the LCD is 2 inches. The screen shows colors pretty accurately.
All the settings, remaining battery, shooting modes et cetera are displayed on it.
One disappointing thing is that it isn’t a touchscreen. It is the time in the action camera industry when even the cheapest brands are offering touch features – no touch screen is a con associated with Campark X5.
So far, the best quality of Campark X5 is its performance in terms of video shooting. The video shooting resolutions offered are:
- 4K at 30fps
- 2.7K at 30fps
- 1080P at 60fps and 30fps
- 720P at 120fps
All resolutions produce brilliant results but 4k performance is the strongest side. 4k is offered at the 30 framerate per second.
The 4k isn’t native still it is very difficult to spot the difference in the footage of X5 and a camera pricier than it.
For those who don’t know, native 4k resolution is when the camera’s sensor output is in 4k in real-time. Instead, 4k is offered by all cameras in the price range of Campark X5, and even some cameras expensive than offer interpolated 4k.
With interpolated resolution, videos are captured in 1920×1080 then the camera upgrade the output to 3840×2160. This type of resolution isn’t a big deal at all – what matters is what the output is.
The ultra-high-definition video output by X5 is pretty impressive compared to the price of the camera.
EIS ensures that each footage is super smooth. Several built-in video modes make it beginners’ friendly and let users add creativity to your videos. Some of these modes are time-lapse, slo-mo, and loop recording.
A welcoming new mode is Car Mode, which covers your X5 into a webcam suitable for cars.
Besides the footage quality, the difference of stabilization is what differentiates between a good action camera and an average one.
Campark X5 4k 20MP action camera comes with built-in Electronic image stabilization. It effectively removes the blur, which is captured by regular cameras while shooting the moving objects.
Super smooth and clear images are ensured by EIS no-matter if you are shooting in fast speed moments such as hiking, biking, running, diving et cetera.
20MP resolution is equivalent to the resolution of the image offered by the GoPro Hero series. All image resolutions supported by this camera are:
Images results are good, especially in the outdoors with insufficient light. In the dark, sometimes the footages show a grainy effect.
EIS also ensures in still images that there isn’t any blur in the output. Shooting modes are also offered for images, such as burst mode, timer. Overall, still, results are satisfactory, high definition, and with vibrant colors.
Al the images are stored in JPG format. The device does not support the RAW format.
To save both videos and images, you have to insert your memory card as the camera has no built-in storage.
Using 64GB, class 10, or above high-speed micro SD card and format it properly before using are recommended by the manufacturer.
Take your Campark X5 up to 40 meters deep in the water without any water worries damaging your camera.
A perfect fit to capture all your adventures in snow, rain, or underwater, especially in the sports of diving, snorkeling, skiing, and water surfing.
To enjoy the perk of waterproofing, you must have to place the camera in the waterproof cover. It is a thick plastic cover.
The cover is a little bulky, but it also provides additional protection to the camera against bumps and dust.
Without this, water can damage X5 just as it can damage any regular camera. So basically, the cover is waterproof, not the camera.
A wireless 2.4G remote also comes with the package. It is a wrist remote to allow ease of use.
This remote control is not very advanced (Cannot help change the settings), but it can effectively start or stop recording.
Enjoy the uninterrupted 90 minutes of shooting time – at least that’s what Campark Official specifications claim.
90 minutes of shooting time is in ideal conditions such as Wi-Fi is turned off, not shooting in the highest resolution. Usually, it is up to 60 minutes, which is still too good for this gadget’s price.
There are two batteries sent by the manufacturer without any additional cost, so that means you are going to enjoy around 2 hours of shooting. Good timings to use the camera outdoors.
Wi-Fi and App
The highlight of connectivity features is Wi-Fi. Campark needs to update it as the customer reviews about this feature aren’t very welcoming.
Either the data sharing via Wi-Fi is very sluggish, or it does not connect at all. Using an HDMI cable, the data can be transferred much rapidly.
Data can also be shared via the dedicated app to X5 named DV Live. It is available is on the Play Store and Apple App Store. App also connects the camera with your smartphone.
Though this connection is not as stronger as we can see in the recent generations of Campark cameras, it can be used for data sharing between X5 and your phone and reviewing the footage.
Own audio quality of Campark x5 is average – neither too good nor too bad.
But you have a window to get the best audio quality by attaching your microphone. Especially outdoors, external microphones capture clearer audio.
A bunch of accessories is sent with the package of Campark X5. The quality is not very impressive, but these are compatible with several other action cameras, including GoPro.
Tripod is not included in the package, but several users got it when they dropped a review after purchasing the Campark X5.
Campark X5 Specifications:
- Brand: Campark
- Model: Campark X5
- Type: Campark x series sports camera
- Color category: Black
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 cm x 2.9 cm x 4 cm (L x W x H)
- Weight: 600 Grams
- Screen: 2 inch (6 cm) LCD
- Touchscreen: No
- Image stabilization: Optical
- Photo format: JPG (no RAW)
- Highest images resolution: 20 MP
- Video format: MP4
- Highest Video resolution: 4k at 30fps
- All Image resolutions: 20M; 16M; 12M; 8M
- All Video resolution: 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps and 30fps, 720P at 120fps
- Connections: Wi-Fi
- Memory: Micro SD up to 64GB
- Battery type: Lithium-ion
- Battery capacity: 3.7V 1050mAh (2 included in the package)
- Battery charging time: 2-3 hours
- Shooting time by each battery: an hour to 1.5 hours (depends upon the shooting mode and resolution)
- External Microphone: Yes
- Waterproofing: Yes. With waterproof case
- Waterproof case: effective up to 40 Meters
- Remote control: Yes
- Remote type: wireless 2.4G wrist remote
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Stabilization type: Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
- Lens: 170 ° Wide-Angle
- Loop recording: Yes
- Modes Offered: Time-lapse recording, slow-motion video recording, Car Mode, Burst Mode
- Audio recording: Yes
- Exposure and ISO: Adjustable as well as few built-in modes
- For easy sharing: Micro USB and HDMI ports
- Camera app: Live DV
Inside the package:
- Campark X5 4k Action Camera
- External Microphone
- Remote Control
- 2 × 1050mAh Li-ion Battery
- Waterproof Case
- Bicycle Mounting kit
- Helmet Mounting kit
- USB Cable
- User Manual
- 4k video at 30 fps
- 20MP resolution for still images
- Electronic Images Stabilization
- Waterproof up to 40 meters
- 60-90 minutes of battery timing
- External Mic support
- Multi recording modes
- Waterproofing up to 40 meters
- Well-worth the money paid for it
- No waterproofing without casing
- Interpolated 4k
- Lacks a feature as basic as the touch screen
- Occasional sluggish performance
For people looking for a very reasonably priced camera with all features of high-end ones, Campark X5 4k 20MP is for you.
Though there are a few cons, none is strong enough not to recommend this action camera.