Amkov joins the 360-degree video bandwagon with the Amkov AMK100S

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“360-degree” is a term we are going to hear and see a lot this year, thanks to the interest garnered around VR-capable action cameras. We saw the Cube 360 followed by the OKAA SY15SPC being launched recently, both being capable of recording immersive 360-degree video. And now, popular action camera manufacturer Amkov has jumped into the virtual reality bandwagon as well, with the launch of the Amkov AMK100S.

  • Model: Amkov AMK100S
  • Chipset: Sunplus 6350
  • Image sensor: 8MP CMOS
  • Supported video resolution: 1440p (30fps), 1080p (30fps)
  • Screen: 0.96-inch
  • Battery: 1000mAh Li-ion
  • Other: Built-in mic/WiFi
  • Price: ~$130

The Amkov AMK100S action camera is equipped with a 8MP CMOS sensor and a Sunplus 6350 chipset that can capture VR-capable 360-degree video at 1440p (30fps) and 1080p (30fps) with image stabilization on tap too. Standard recording options include loop recording, time-lapse, etc. In addition, still images up to a resolution of 8MP can be captured as well, with storage of images and videos on a microSD card that needs to be bought separately.

Amkov AMK100SAs far as ports are concerned, the device gets a micro-HDMI, micro-USB and a microSD card slot. In addition, the device also sports a 0.96-inch notification screen to display useful information. As far as accessories go, you get a 30m waterproof case and a bunch of mounts included in the box.

You also get WiFi as standard, allowing you to control the camera and live-preview video from your Android or iOS smartphone. On the battery side of things, the Amkov AMK100S is loaded with a built-in 1000mAh Li-ion battery that is claimed to last for about 2 hours at 1440p after a full charge that takes about 2 hours to complete.

The Amkov AMK100S is surely going to gather steam as it approaches the shipping date of 28th April. You can pre-book yours now for under $130.

In the meanwhile, you may head over to the reviews section for detailed reviews of other action cameras.

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