The CAME-ZERO Action Cam Enters The Market– Will It Make A Splash In The Action Cam World?

by Bret Hoy2 Comments

While DJI is entering into the action camera field with their 4K Osmo we’ve been seeing a variety of lower end action cams enter the GoPro Market. This is the newest action cam in this price range. The CAME-ZERO, made by CAME-TV and well, it looks like a GoPro. It has specs like an older generation GoPro. So it’s gotta be like a GoPro, right?

It’s really hard to tell. My gut tells me to keep my expectations low.

Sporting a wide-angle lens with a one hundred and sixty six degree field of view, you’re getting that classic Go Pro look. Featuring an updated 1/2.33” Panasonic sensor (Panasonic MN34120PA) the CAME-TV finds itself just a bit above the competition in it’s lower end price range. Comparable action cams such as the SJCAM SJ5000 Plus have similar specs, with a sensor that’s one generation behind. So that seems like it'd be a plus for the CAME-ZERO.

We can go through specs all-day and I can guarantee that we’ll find some good and bad things about this camera. I will say, at the price it looks decent. But here’s what I think: If you’re going to buy a camera, just spend the extra cash and get a GoPro Hero3 or something similar. You will benefit from the upgrade and you won’t be left with questions about it’s efficacy.

It's hard for me to see the benefit of jumping into the CAME-TV boat on this. Their track record hasn't given us any reason to doubt or trust them and with so many options in that price range, I'd need to be convinced.

What do you guys think? Is this something that you’d be interested in purchasing? What have I not brought up about this camera that’s important? Most importantly, does anyone have any footage that we can see?

CAME-TV Sport Camera CAME-ZERO Full HD 1080P 166° Wide Angle

CAME-ZERO 2 CAME-ZERO 1

Via CAME-TV:

Key Features:

  • 960x 240 , 2 inch TFT LCD Screen
  • 16MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • 166° 7G Full Glass wide angle lens
  • Full HD 1080p H.264 Video Codec. MOV video format
  • Continuously recording without ‘Leakage seconds'
  • Loop record automatically, Footage Time Length setable
  • Supports taking pictures
  • Video/Audio playback
  • Support 1GB-64GB Class 10 SDHC or higher speed
  • High speed USB2.0 data transfer and power charge
  • USB and RCA video output optional
  • Support HDMI1.4 HD output
  • Support CVBS AV output
  • Support WIFI 802.11 b/g/n wireless control

Learn more about CAME-ZERO.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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Comments

  1. stantod

    The built-in screen is nice.  Specs on the CAME site look good.  I find it interesting that is has a 4K chip but doesn’t record 4K video.  I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for a firmware upgrade that will do that.  The price is cheap.  So, my take is, if you need one or more action cams to shoot a scene where their is great danger to the cameras, buy this and if you lose $158, you won’t feel as bad as you would losing a GoPro.

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