The AKASO EK7000 is a compact camera that's designed for action video. With its included case, it feels pretty solid, and you can easily mount this camera on a helmet rig thanks to its lightweight design. Also, its good video stabilization performance helps to smooth out camera shake, even if you're moving quickly while filming. That said, its video quality isn't the best, and there's some visual noise present, especially if you're filming in low-light conditions.
The AKASO EK7000 is awful for travel photography. This camera isn't really designed for photography, as the camera doesn't let you adjust ISO, aperture, or shutter speed. It doesn't come with an autofocus system, either, which can be disappointing if you want it to automatically track moving subjects.
The AKASO EK7000 is poor for landscape photography. This camera isn't designed for this use, as it doesn't let you adjust ISO, shutter speed, or aperture. It also doesn't come with an autofocus system. While it's quite portable, its materials don't feel very robust without its included case.
The AKASO EK7000 is poor for sport and wildlife photography, though it isn't really intended for this use. The ISO, aperture, and shutter speed can't be adjusted manually, and you can only shoot continuously in three-shot bursts, which is quite limiting. There isn't an autofocus system, either, so you don't have any assistance with tracking fast-moving subjects. On the upside, it has a high maximum shutter speed, which is handy if you want clear pictures of fast-moving subjects.
The AKASO EK7000 is disappointing for vlogging, though it isn't designed for this use. Though this camera has a lightweight, portable design, it has a fixed screen, so you can't turn it to face you while you record. It does a good job smoothing out camera shake; however, overall video quality is poor, especially in low-light settings.
The AKASO EK7000 is disappointing for studio video. It isn't designed for this use, and video quality is poor in 4k and FHD, so your footage isn't very sharp or detailed. It lacks a video autofocus system, so there aren't any tools to help you track moving subjects. It doesn't have inputs for videography accessories like headphones or a microphone, either.
The AKASO EK7000 is middling for action video. This small, lightweight camera can easily be mounted on a helmet rig. With its included case, it has a solid build, and it's even rated for water resistance when used with its case, though we don't currently test for this. It also does a good job smoothing out camera shake. That said, its video quality in 4k and FHD is poor, and it doesn't offer a lot of frame rate options for recording slow-motion footage.
The AKASO EK7000 comes in 'Blue', 'Black', and 'Silver'. We tested the 'Black' variant, and you can see the label for the model we tested here. We expect the other color variants to perform similarly.
AKASO also produces the AKASO EK7000 Pro, which is very similar but comes with a touchscreen, in-camera electronic video stabilization, and 16MP photos. However, we haven't tested the Pro, so we can't confirm its performance.
If you come across another version, please let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.
Update 07/23/2021: Measured screen brightness and updated score accordingly.
Note: The AKASO EK7000 can only shoot 4k video at 25 fps. Because we don't have a comparison for 25 fps, we've marked 'Yes' for '24 fps in 4k' since the two frame rates are roughly equivalent.