AC53 eXtreme Plus Action Camera Review
1920 x 1440 at 30 fps and 1280 x 720 at 120 fps
55 meter waterproof
170 ultra wide angle lens
2 maximum Hour battery life
20m Wi-fi range
16 megapixel still photos
Single shot, photo burst, self-timer & time lapse mode
HDMI TV Output
8GB Micro SD Card Included FREE
Built in Microphone with AGC ( Automatic gain control)
Rechargeable USB port 12mAH
Can upgrade to 32GB card
iTunes and Google App
Remote control used to take photos, stop and start recording, and turn off the camera.
AC53 Action Camera
8GB Micro SD Card
Daily Reviews love it when our in-coming review items follow specific themes, and this week is seems to be one for the cameras. We’ve had Full HD Dash Cams with not one, but two Silent Witness Cameras charging through our doors, and now we are in for a bit of action!!! Introducing the AC53 Extreme Plus Action camera from myactioncamera.co.uk.
Full HD Action Camera with multiple sporting functions including deep underwater photography and videoing. The New eXtreme + Action Camera is used for extreme action video photography. the AC53 EXTREME PLUS are lightweight, compact and very reliable in providing excellent video footage.
Just like other Action Cameras, the AC53 follows the discreet, compact, smaller overall foot print design. Out of it’s waterproof case the AC53 measures a diddly 6.5cm x 4.8cm x 3.0cm (L x W x D) and weighs a lighter than life 53g without battery installed and 78g with the battery installed.
Three quarters of the AC53 eXtreme Plus are smothered in a rubber feel coating making it less prone to damage and thus increasing it’s overall durability and lifespan – after all that’s what this little cam is all about, getting right in the middle of the action. No good having a camera with polished surfaces that will scratch/scuff at the slightest knock. The whole front fascia of the AC53 is finished in a matt white paint job, again making it less inclined to attract gadget bumps and bruises – plus it looks pretty damn cool.
Being the fussy person i am, i like things both simple but jam packed with features. Having a plug and play option is an added bonus i get excited to see, even more so with an action camera – after all, who wants the hassle of waiting for your action buddy to arrive in the post only to find out you can’t use it because you need to purchase some storage space? Not me!! That’s why i love packages such as the AC53 eXtreme Plus that come ready to play with straight out of the box, the only annoyance is waiting for it to charge. Sitting in the package is an ample sized 8GB MicroSD card, so you can be safe in the knowledge that once fully charged your new gadget is ready to roll.
Another of the of the biggest selling points for me when it comes to action cameras is the screen necessity, there’s nothing worse than having an action cam and you cannot see any of the action/access any of the functions. The AC53 doesn’t suffer from this problem as it comes equipped with a 2″ full colour screen, featuring auto-rotation.
Feature wise, the AC53 eXtreme Plus is bursting with pleasure enticing specs. The first is the recording quality, and the AC53 doesn’t mess around offering full HD recording in resolutions of: 1920 x 1440 at 30 fps and 1280 x 720 at 120 fps video, produced in MOV (H.264) file type format. Still images are produced with a photo resolution of 16 megapixels. Shooting options include single shot, photo burst, self-timer & time lapse mode.
Alongside a 2hr maximum battery life, the AC53 eXtreme Plus possesses an 170 degree ultra wide angle lens producing high Quality, high definition videos and pictures. Included in the package is a clear acrylic waterproof case that will allow for underwater usage of up to 55 meters. The AC53 eXtreme Plus features built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to the Action Camera App, Smart Remote and more. The Action Camera App transforms your phone or tablet into a live video remote for your camera, offering full control of all functions and settings, easy shot preview and playback. Also included i the package is a watch like remote control. The Smart Remote allows you to control your AC53 camera from distances of up to 20 meters.
The AC53 eXtreme Plus is an all-in-one action camera that is ready to use upon opening the package. Including everything you need to be up and running the moment the little cam is hooked up and full of charge. The package itself is fairly varied including a variety of mounts suited to the most popular extreme sports. From a helmet mount, waterproof case mount and tripod screw mount, the AC53 eXtreme Plus offers a variety of mounting options. If the mount your require isn’t included, fear not, he AC53 has loads of additional add-on options including a bike bracket, suction cup (would make an interesting dash cam setup – think mud truck and the produced video would be an amazing playback), camera floats (Great for, surfing, water boarding and snorkeling) and even a mini turntable.
Setup and usage wise, the AC53 eXtreme Plus is a little gem of an action camera, with plug and play facilities, and plenty of shooting options that are easily customised through the LCD display and on-board controls or via your smartphone using the specially designed app. While we are dealing with a smaller than average camera, the controls themselves and menu screens are very responsive. The few body situated control buttons that are present are nicely rubber coated and offer a audible click when pressed. Overall the unit, while small and dainty, feels solidly made and well equipped to take a hammering (not literally of course as that would be silly).
The AC53 eXtreme is your go-to action camera friend, boasting big specifications wrapped up in a compact package. Feature wise, the AC53 eXtreme Plus has a lot going for it, from it’s lightweight chassis, to built in Wi-Fi and professional grade audio system. The AC53 offers an easy to use video recording system, perfect for the beginner video producer, right through to the more technical specifications demanded by the extreme sport lover who wants a little more from their video capture friend. However when uttering the words action camera, those as feature packed as the AC53 eXtreme Plus come at a price, this obviously leads us on to the cost. The AC53 eXtreme Plus has a price tag of £189.99 – worth it? That’s very much dependent upon necessity, and of course whether your extreme sporting activities can stretch to a nearly £200 outlay.