Most sports and action cameras have very expensive accessories that people have to buy separately, but Blackview decided to pack everything people could ever need with its Hero 1 & 2 cameras.
With such a name, it’s pretty clear who Blackview is going after. GoPro remains the leader of this market, but we have to admit that not everyone can afford one of their Hero action cameras, not to mention the expensive accessories. Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer Blackview is willing to offer a more affordable alternative in the form of its Hero 1 & 2 sports cameras.
It may sound weird for a company to launch two (very) similar products at the same time, but Blackview definitely wants to offer more options if it’s expanding to this new field. Hero 1 (pictured above) relies on SDIO Wi-Fi connectivity to upload, save, share videos online, or even play them back on a smartphone or tablet.
Blackview Hero 2, on the other hand, comes with a RF remote that plays a far more important role than you would expect. The companion device even has a display of its own, so you can watch from a distance what the sports camera is filming.
Other than that, both cameras are capable of recording video at 1080p, come with 1GB nand flash, and support microSD cards of up to 64GB. The 1050mAh rechargable lithium battery takes about 3 hours to charge and enables you to record videos for up to one hour, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to carry a power bank with you if you intend to shoot longer videos.
The most important part surely must be the optics of these cameras. The 170-degree wide angle lens features optical image stabilization (or anti-shake system, as the manufacturer calls it), so action videos don’t end up shaky.
As mentioned before, these two action cameras come with a bunch of accessories, from underwater cases to helmet mounts, and a fair share of spare parts were also included. In this context, it’s easy to see how the Blackview Hero 1 & 2 action cameras get you more bang for buck that its counterparts.
GearBest currently sells Blackview Hero 1 for $139.98, but you can cut down the price to $129.98 by applying the coupon code GBHero1 during the checkout procedure. Blackview Hero 2 comes at the same price with the coupon code GBHero 2, so pick the one that best suits your needs and start shooting some action videos.
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