The ODVRM Action Camera is a good deal for less than $60 that comes with an accessory pack including the waterproof shell, various bike and helmet mounts and I really like the blue color in comparison to standard black action cams. Like all other action cams I reviewed the pin hole mic makes all sound seem tinny and shallow, so it isn't ideal for sound capture though having it record sound very close to the camera is sufficient.
I get a few different Action cameras to review periodically and the ODRVM 1080p Waterproof Action camera is the complete kit which you often don’t get when you by an action camera and are forced to buy an accessory pack with it to cover all your needs with the action cam.
Unboxing the ODVR Action Cam
This action cam also sports a 70° ultra wide angle and can go up to 100′ deep in water making it great for scuba divers or those who want to record underwater video. The action cam also takes 12M photographs if you want to snap photos with it as well underwater. In addition to all the accessories the ODRVM Action cam also comes with 2 batteries which is a bonus and you can record up to 121 minutes of 1080p video with each battery, so you get just around 4 hours of record time between both batteries if they are fully charged and you swap them out between recording.
On the front of the camera you get the power button but it is also your multi-function or mode button and if you press it 1x it switches the camera to photo mode, again and it switches the cam to playback mode and again and it switches the camera to your options. On the top you get the action button to start recording or take photos if you are in photo mode, this is also your select button. On one side you get two buttons, the top button is your WI-Fi button and tells you the SSID to connect your phone to if you are in recording mode, it is also your up button in menu mode. You have to connect your phone to your ODRVM action camera access point in order to connect the phone.
On the other side of the action cam you have the MicroUSB input, the MicroHDMI port and the port for the MicroSD Card.
The display on the back is as good as you could need for an action camera, it is very bright and easy to see in daylight, though not direct sunlight easily. It shows you how much time you have left to record, as well as your various settings and remaining battery on the screen.
This action cam can be controlled by the iOS or Android app so it works wirelessly though unless you have a Lifeproof case I wouldn’t be bringing your mobile device underwater with you while you are Scuba Diving with it. The ODRVM Action cam supports various video modes as well including time-lapse, motion detection where it starts recording when it detects motion and can be used as a smaller home security camera (on battery), car mode to act as a dashcam, cycle record, anti-shaking to help stabilize video recording while running or cycling, diving mode you can also get up to 4 times zoom with the camera for when you can’t get close enough to those fish you want to record. The action cam has a microUSB for charging and an HDMI output as well if you want to play stored video right onto your TV.
This action cam can support up to 32GB MicroSD card and surprisingly all of the videos are in .MOV format which makes them easily transportable to your iOS devices or you can simply upload them to YouTube with 1 click.
ODRVM WIFI Underwater Action Camera HD Specifications
- Lens: 170 degree + HD wide-angle 6G lens
- Video Format: MOV
- Compressed Format of Videos: H.264
- Resolution of Photos: 12M / 8M / 5M
- Zoom: 4 ×
- USB Interface: USB2.0
- Power Source Interface: 5V/1A
- Battery Capacity: 2pcs 3.7V Li-ion Battery 1050mAh
- Recording Time: 1080P/ About 121 minutes, 720P/ About 91 minutes
- Charging Time: About 3hours
- Operating System (OS): Windows XP/VistaorAbove/Win7/Mac osPackage Contents
- 1*ODRVM Underwater Camera
- 1*Waterproof Case
- Bicycle Stand, Base 1, 2, Clip, Fixed Base
- Switch Support 1,2, 3
- Helmet Base , Bandage, Ribbon, 3M Adhesive Tape
- Wire Rope, Data Wire, Manual, Wiper
Here is a video on inserting the SD Card and a waterproof test of the ODRVM Waterproof Action cam using my kitchen sink. I will be taking it down to the beach soon when the weather gets warmer and I can go in the water comfortably.
Waterproof Test of the ODRVM Action Cam
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