GoPros are so expensive! This alternative on Amazon has the ‘same features’ and is only $56

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From use during high-performance water sports to serene treks in nature, action cameras have quickly become the gadget to buy over the past few years. While it goes without saying that shoppers often gravitate toward the GoPro, most people’s interest dwindles after spotting that $250+ price tag that accompanies the popular device.

For those who want eerily similar results and performance from a gadget that’s more than five times cheaper than the GoPro, we’ve found the best shopper-approved GoPro alternative: the AKASO sports action camera. Reviewers say it has the “same features” as the much more expensive device.

AKASO EK7000 4K Waterproof Action Camera, $55.99 (Orig. $89.99)

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Like several advanced GoPro models, the AKASO EK7000 Sports Action Camera shoots 4K Ultra HD video and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second. This resolution is also about four times that of traditional HD cameras.

Further proving that it’s the ideal GoPro alternative, the device is also fully waterproof, allowing for underwater video or photo capturing. And, for the camera to function especially seamlessly, it comes with a wireless wrist remote that lets users easily control it, frame shots or record video content in a more convenient and hands-free manner.

Further proving that its affordable price doesn’t translate to discounted quality and performance, this AKASO option comes with two rechargeable 1050mAh batteries that each record up to 90 minutes of content on one single charge.

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Living up to its powerhouse claim and further cementing its reputation as the ultimate GoPro alternative, the gadget also features built-in Wi-Fi and HDMI which lets users edit and share content in minutes. The product’s Wi-Fi range is also pretty impressive, spanning up to 10 meters.

And for those who want to record an adventure, the affordable tech gadget was designed to withstand extreme environments, particularly when harsh water levels are involved. For additional security and protection, the 100-foot waterproof camera lives inside a durable waterproof case.

Making the usage possibilities even vaster, the product comes with tons of accessories that help it adapt to both outdoor and indoor activities.

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Over 30,000 shoppers are currently raving about this product on Amazon, with several of them sharing paragraph-long reviews about how on par the product is compared to the most premium GoPro.

“We recently went snorkeling in Honduras and Belize, and this camera did wonderfully,” one shopper wrote. “Video was perfect as were the stills. Went down about 30 feet, and the waterproof case held up as advertised.”

The same five-star reviewer made a point to note, “I’ve also used a GoPro Hero, which offers the same features for more than triple the cost of this. There was no difference in quality.”

Another satisfied customer dubbed it the “best action camera under $100.”

“I was very impressed with the packaging quality and the presentation. Got plenty of accessories for multiple functionalities like diving, biking and other activities,” the reviewer wrote. “I’m glad that the price fits my budget with the same amount of features on a GoPro.”

The only two cons reviewers seemed to express about the AKASO EK7000 Sports Action Camera are that there is no built-in image stabilization and Wi-Fi transfer can be a bit slow for larger video files.

However, as one of these reviewers pointed out, “Other than that, [I] can’t be happier [as] the price-to-quality ratio is off the charts.”

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