In the recent past, the market has seen an upward trend in the number of action cameras launched in mini-sized avatars, like the SJCAM M10 Plus and the Soocoo G1. Another interesting mini-camera about which this article talks about is the Campark ACT30. I say interesting because it is shaped in the form of a bullet. This particular form factor would be beneficial when mounted on a helmet (resulting in negligible wind resistance), on a bicycle, or when you simply need an easy-to-use and unobtrusive action camera.
The Campark ACT30 comes equipped with a 140-degree wide-angle lens, a 1/3 inch HD CMOS image sensor and a Syntek SPK4584 chipset. The camera can record videos at 1080p and 720p resolutions, which is decent for a mini-sized action camera. Still image capture is also possible on this bullet-sized camera. Both videos and images are stored on a class 4 or above microSD card that needs to be bought separately.
As far as build goes, the Campark ACT30 is made up of aluminium alloy with polycarbonate buttons. The top of the camera houses the on/off button and the microphone, while the rear houses the ‘mode’ button along with a microSD card slot and USB port. The selling point however, is the device’s minuscule dimensions of 8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm (L X W x H).
The bullet-sized device is IP54 rated, making it resistant to dust and splashes of water. In the box, you get a USB cable, a 58cm adjustable belt, a fixing band with adhesive, a holder and a user manual.
Powering the device is a built-in 1000mAh battery that takes about 2.5 hours to charge, and is claimed to last for about the same amount of time.
The Campark ACT30 mini action camera can be yours for under $50 shipped.