Of late, there have been quite a few action cameras that come shipped with a remote controller, like the Amkov AMK7000S and the Eken H3R. The inclusion of such controllers that usually mount over your wrist are pretty handy when your action camera isn’t too accessible (like when it is attached to your helmet). And Meknic is in agreement, for it has launched an action camera with a waterproof remote controller, named the Meknic X5S. Let’s have a quick look at the spec-sheet.
The Meknic X5S action camera comes equipped with a 12MP Sony IMX078 CMOS image sensor and a 170-degree wide-angle lens. The device is capable of recording videos at 4K (10fps), 1440p (30fps), 1080p (60, 30fps) and 720p (120, 60, 30fps). You also get various recording options such as loop cycle recording, time-lapse, etc. Moreover, digital zoom upto 8x is possible as well.
The device can capture still images up to 12MP, with adjustable exposure and white balance on tap. The Meknic X5S sports a 2-inch TFT screen, a micro-USB port, a micro-HDMI port and a microSD card slot. Storage of images and videos is on a microSD card that needs to be bought separately
The action camera is WiFi-enabled, allowing you to control the device and live-stream video from your Android or iOS smartphone. As far as the battery is concerned, you get a detachable 1050mAh Li-ion one.
Inside the box, you get a 2.4G waterproof remote controller that can be used to control your action camera up to a distance of 15m. Along with that, you also get a whole bunch of mounts and accessories as well. The Meknic X5S action camera can be yours for under $120 shipped.
You may also head over to our reviews section for detailed reviews of a few other action cameras.