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The CCbetter CS720 Action Cam in the test

by 17. September 2015

The CCbetter CS720 is the middle-class model of the "CS" Action Cam series, which promises a similar hardware to the CS810W but does not offer Wi-Fi functionality. Especially if you do not need such a feature anyway, perhaps the smaller model is the better choice. Whether the camera can compete with comparable models, I have tested. If you want to know how the Action Cam beats, read on now.

overview
Manufacturer/Model

CCbetter

Product

CCbetter CS720 Action Cam

Specifications

* Video resolution: 1080FHD (1920x1080), 720p (1280x720 60fps / 30fps), WVGA (848x480), VGA (640x480).
* Video Compression: H.264
* Image Resolution: 12 Megapixel / 10MP / 8MP / 5MP
* Battery: Rechargeable 900mAh battery
* Memory: Support micro SD card / TF card up to 32GB (not included)
* Capture mode: Self-timer (2s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 60's Continuous)
* Zoom: Digital Zoom x4
* Frequency: 50 / 60Hz
* Recording time: about 70 minutes
* Charging time: about 3 hours

Scope of delivery

* The CS720 with battery
* A waterproof case (up to 30m)
* Various brackets (belt, helmet, bike steering wheel, adhesive pads, ribbons)
* USB data or charging cable
* Operating instructions in several languages

Review of the CCbetter CS720 Action Cam / Sports Cam

First impression

The CS720 uses an 12 megapixel CMOS sensor and has a 170 ° wide-angle lens installed. The video resolution is a maximum of 1080p with 30 FPS (pictures-per-second), but can also be switched to 720p, the camera then delivers 60 FPS. You can also set lower resolutions like VGA and QVGA. The LCD display of the camera measures 1.5 ".

CCbetter CS720 Action / Sports Cam - Review

The CS720 has also installed a microphone, so that sound recordings are possible. On the housing are a micro USB port, a micro HDMI port and a micro SD card slot. The battery of the camera is removable and has a capacity of 900mAh.

CCbetter CS720 Test - Accessories

commissioning

For commissioning, an additional micro SD card is required. It is important to note that the camera only supports cards up to 32GB.

The camera is operated via several function keys. There is an ON and OFF button to change the modes at the same time, as well as a record or confirmation button. LEDs also indicate whether the camera is on or recording. You can also choose whether to shoot a video or take pictures using the mode button.

Within the user interface of the camera you have numerous settings.

Here is an overview:
Resolution | Cycle recording | HDR | Motion detection | Audio | Recording mode | Quality | Sharpness | White balance | Color | ISO | Exposure | Face recognition | Stabilization | Date display | Language | Date / Time | Auto Off | Acoustic signal | TV mode | Screensavers | Frequency | Turn 180 ° | Car Fashion | OSD Mode | License plate | Delete | Format | Default Settings | version

CCbetter CS720 Test - Top

Final Words

Positive

►Good video quality
►Good picture quality
►Large range of accessories
►SJ4000 firmware

Negative

►Average sound recordings

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First impression
8.5
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application
8.0
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Design
7.5
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Display
8.0
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User Interface
8.0
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usability
8.0
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video quality
7.5
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picture quality
7.5
6.5
Microphone
7.0
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Battery life
6.5
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Summary

I like the CS720 pretty well and it's still the most similar to the SJ4000. On this cam even runs a slightly older SJ4000 firmware. I did not dare to update the firmware with a newer SJ4000 firmware.

The video quality is considerable. The image of the CS720 I would rather describe as warm, which is particularly noticeable in a normal interior lighting. The sharpness of the videos is very good. There is no formation of blocks during fast movements. I would even say that the quality corresponds to a SJ4000. Ordinary pictures can also be shot with the CS720.

The sound recordings are good without a waterproof housing, with the case, the sound is dull and barely perceptible.

The accessories are very good. There are many parts that can be attached to selfie sticks, which can be combined with helmets or stuck somewhere. A carrying strap or a buoy for diving is missing, but the accessories can be seen. Regarding the processing of the accessories, I could not find anything negative so far. They are made of hard plastic and do not look that they would break any moment.

The waterproof case is the same as a SJ4000. It is thicker than conventional cases and is well made. To open the closure, you have to put a slider aside and then fold up the snapper. With the slider you have an additional protection against accidental opening.

7.7
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6.5
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