AKASO EK5000 vs EK7000
The AKASO EK7000 was an updated model of the EK5000. The EK5000 has been discontinued. The EK7000 is still available.
Since this post was originally written there have been several newer and improved AKASO models. We will briefly introduce the AKASO V50 at the end of this post.
In terms of design, there are very few differences between the two models. However, the newer AKASO EK7000 model has far superior video quality and some updated features which we will detail below.
For those in a hurry to compare the two, let’s get straight to the point…AKASO EK5000 vs EK7000
AKASO EK5000 vs AKASO EK7000
The EK7000 boasts superior video quality
You can see from the table above that both are very similar. A couple of features on the EK7000 have simply been updated, notably the video quality and included batteries. Akaso EK5000 is capable of 1080p Full HD videos while its update, the EK7000 boasts 4K Ultra HD resolution.
The Akaso EK7000 gives you the option of shooting in 4K 30FPS/2.7K 30FPS/1080P 60FPS 1080P 30fps. The AKASO EK5000 shoots at 1080P 30fps or 720P 30fps.
Both cameras have 170-degree wide angle lends and a two-inch mini LCD screen. Both have USB and HDMI ports along with Micro SD card slots.
In terms of design, both models are almost identical. They are compact, lightweight and portable.
This video was shot on Akaso EK7000 with dive housing and red filter.
BATTERY AND ACCESSORIES
The EK5000 includes two 9000mAh batteries while the EK7000 includes two 1050mAh batteries.
Shooting 4k you’ll find your battery running out of juice faster, so no wonder the batteries have been improved. The idea behind including two batteries is so you have a backup when that happens!
Mounting kits and waterproof housing comes with both models along with a bundle of accessories.
Both the Akaso EK5000 and EK7000 have built-in Wi-fi. Remote control of the camera is possible through the available iSmart DV app. (Alternatively you can use the splash-proof remote control included with both models.) The iSmart DV app also allows you to transfer your photos and videos wirelessly to your mobile device.
The sound quality on both the EK5000 and EK7000 is reasonable. However, neither of them support an external microphone.
If you want an Akaso that supports an external microphone try the AKASO V50.
The AKASO V50 features 4K at 30 fps. It also offers built-in Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) which gives smooth and steady video footage especially when shooting fast-moving objects.
The V50 also has a built-in red filter when you turn on the Diving Mode! This model offers 20MP image quality. For best price and more on this model click here or the image above.
THE AKASO BRAND vs GoPro
In the action-cam market, AKASO are climbing high in user ratings despite much competition in the market such as GoPro, Sony, Nikon and Garmin. AKASO are highly rated in the action-cam market, with efforts to match the features and qualities of rival company products. One notable difference however, is that they offer their products at a fraction of the price.
For example, the AKASO EK range is regarded by many as a GoPro “knockoff”. From head to toe, this camera reflects the features of a GoPro. At first glance, even the box and packaging resemble a GoPro – inside the packaging, the camera design mimics a GoPro and offers most of the same features- right down to the mount connection system which is the same as that of a GoPro.
Enough about GoPro however! This was actually a complimentary heads up to AKASO to clarify that it is the brand that enthusiasts on a tight budget turn to as a GoPro alternative. Yet, do not let the price determine the quality- the AKASO range is remarkably popular and respected.
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Overall, if you’re determined to buy an AKASO and you’re comparing the EK5000 and EK7000, my advice is to forget both and for the extra few dollars, get the AKASO V50! It has all they offer and more for a few dollars more. However, if you are stuck on the AKASO EK5000 vs EK7000 idea, there is no doubt that you should go for the later model, the AKASO EK7000.