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Great video - Poor Sound Quality
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2022
I bought this little camera as a good way to capture live music. I have a wide array of digital cameras and DSLRs but needed a small camera that was compact and can record more than 30mins (most digital cameras have a 30min limit). It was between this and the well known GoPro. Sound quality isn’t a huge concern since I record from a mix board and remove the camera audio anyway, but I do travel a lot and wanted to record other sets from wherever I go. That’s where audio actually is important. Of course, the action is what is important with an “action camera” so I knew the microphone wouldn’t be excellent. Unfortunately, the sound is not what I thought it would be. It’s incredibly muddy and tinny. It sounds like I’m talking through a wet towel. I’ve had GoPros in the past several years ago, and the audio from those old videos far exceeds the audio here.
Take what you will from this review - the video is actually quite good. Excellent, crisp 4K. If that’s all you’re concerned about, by all means go for it. But if you plan to use the internal microphone for anything, curb your expectations. I will unfortunately be returning the camera because of this.