WASPcam™ 9907 4K Action-Sports Camera : Review
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The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gunaxin.
WASPcam™ is a brand of action-sports cameras brought to us by the folks at Cobra Electronics. While we’ve known and trusted the Cobra brand for decades, we first discovered WASPcam™ at SEMA this year, and were immediately impressed with their newest model, the WASPcam™ 9907 4K. They used one to record this SEMA ride-along, which begins in their booth :
The new WASPcam™ 9907 4K is WASPcam™’s most technically advanced camera to date, and allows users to shoot in stunning 4K, shoot a time-lapse video and shoot crystal clear (20mp) still photos. We’re always looking for new tools to add to our camera bag, so we were excited when the folks at WASPcam™ offered to send us one to review. The WASPcam™ is clearly designed for an active outdoor lifestyle, and sports like snowboarding, fishing, skateboarding, or mountain biking. While putting it to the test in one of those activities would have definitely been more fun, we decided to use the WASPcam™ how we’re most likely to use it for our work here at Gunaxin, by attaching it to a car.
The WASPcam™ 9907 4K comes with a variety of mounting accessories to get you started, and we were able to easily connect it to a suction cup mount that we previously owned. As we do with all new technology, we attempted to use this action sports camera without consulting the manual, so it did take us a few minutes to figure out how to install the memory card and charge the battery. Once that hurdle was behind us, we took it for a quick spin around the neighborhood, without changing any settings, just default out of the box. Below is the video we were able to record of our long-term auto loaner, the 2017 Kia Optima :
You’ll immediately notice that this video includes an, incorrect, date-stamp. This is what we get for not changing the settings, so just try to ignore that. This video was recorded at 1080p60, which is our current preferred format for video, and also apparently the default for the WASPcam™. While it’s good to know that 4K/24fps is a possibility for future projects, it’s just not something we’re utilizing right now. We’re pretty happy with the video quality out of the box, and the stabilization would probably be better with a more secure mount, and post-processing. It appears there is also a low-light setting in the menu, which would have probably produced better results as the sun began to go down.
Overall we’re happy with the results, and the WASPcam™ 9907 4K was relatively easy to use. The menus and buttons are difficult to see in low-light, but once you get oriented that’s not really an issue. Notably, the camera is waterproof to 98 feet as-is, without the need for a protective case. It also has built-in Wi-Fi which allows us to connect to it remotely, and absolute must in many recording situations. The WASPcam™ 9907 4K will definitely find a home in our bag, and we can’t wait to use it for our future video projects. Check it out for yourself at the WASPcam™ website, where it retails for just $329.99.