ODRVM OD7200 Action Camera Review

The ODRVM OD7200 is the top model released by the Chinese Action Camera manufacturer “ODRVM“. Equipped with up-to-date hardware and numerous functions, ODRVM tries to shake up the competition. If that succeeds, more on this in this review.

This ODRVM action camera, exclusively designed for extreme sports, with built in wifi, you could use your phone or laptop to share your world as you like,also HDMI, USB, AV video output available for connecting computers, TVs and projectors.

  • Built-In WIFI – Supports branded micro SD card up to 32GB class 10 or above , use App to connect with this underwater camera, then operate or review the images or videos via Android or iOS devices.
  • Longer Battery Life – Save 10% on action camera battery [ASIN:B01CN9E95C] when you purchase this action camera. Enter code WQXBTIYH at checkout. 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries,each battery records up to about 121 minutes /1080P , about 91 minutes/720p, no more worry about the recording time for this action camera.
  • Waterproof 30M – Save 10% on Camera Floating Hand Grip [ASIN:B01D3D503C] when you purchase this action camera. Enter code 5A8RODOC at checkout.Waterproof case enables you to dive up to 30 meters, exclusively designed for extreme sports such as swimming, surfing,skating etc.
  • 170°Ultra Wide Angle 6G lens & 2 inch LCD Screen – enable you capture more scenery from a wider and broader field of view and view the real time picture more convenience and clear.
  • Full HD 1080P – Take 1080P 30FPS fluent and clear videos and 12MP photos, you can also select 720P 30FPS or WVGA resolution. Preview real time HD videos and pictures easily.

Scope of delivery and Accessories

The scope of delivery for the ODRVM OD7200 is lush. The Action Camera comes complete with a waterproof case, numerous brackets and adhesive pads, a cleaning cloth, a lens cover, a mini-B USB cable, an additional waterproof case cover, a battery and a user guide.

Very interesting is the additional housing cover, which can alternatively be attached to the waterproof housing. This cover is equipped with a resistive surface , so that the Action Camera can also be inserted in the housing, operated via the touchscreen. The fact that the manufacturer attaches only a single battery is the norm today.

As a further and separately available accessory for the ODRVM OD7200 there are special lens filters, a lavalier microphone, a wristwatch-like remote control and a transport case. All accessories can be obtained from the manufacturer’s official shop.

Design and Workmanship

The design and build quality of the OD7200 are right. The 2.0 inch Action Camera consists of a matte blue plastic front, which houses the lens, the power button, another setting button and two intermediate status LEDs.

The body of the 0.14 pounds Action Camera is instead brushed aluminum, giving the Action Camera a premium look. The top of the rack is the shutter button. The connection options are all housed on one of the housing sides. These amount to a mini B USB socket , a micro HDMI socket and a micro SD memory card slot, To criticize here is that all socket are exposed and protected by no cover or rubber caps. It is also questionable why ODRVM opted for the no longer up-to-date Mini-B USB port. This would have been a USB-C, but at least micro-USB connector much more appropriate.

The battery compartment is located on the underside of the housing as expected and is opened via a folding mechanism. One way to connect a tripod directly to the camera, there is no lack of tripod thread. Finally, the OD7200 has a 2-inch LCD touch display on the back. To the left of the display are two more status LEDs.

Display

An Action Camera without a display is hardly conceivable today. An action camera without a touchscreen as well. In keeping with the market, the ODRVM OD7200 is also equipped with a 2-inch LCD display on the back.

The display convinces in the first place by an extremely high display brightness, which makes it easy to read even in strong light. Due to the high display brightness, however, the contrast is rather modest. The color rendering looks very pale.

Hardware

  • Lens: 170 degree + HD wide-angle 6G lens
    Video Format: MOV
    Compressed Format of Videos: H.264
    Resolution of Photos: 12M / 8M / 5M
    Zoom: 4X
    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 os

Video Quality

On the hardware side, the ODRVM OD7200 is well positioned, even if it can not keep up with the current market leaders of Sony, GoPro or YI Technology. The combination of Novatek96655 processor and Sony sensor allows the Action Camera to shoot natively in 1080P at 30fps.

The video quality is hardly different from the ThiEYE T5e tested just a few months ago. Video recordings convince with a pleasant sharpness, a high degree of detail and a natural color reproduction. Not convincing, however, the sound recording quality . Recorded in mono with a 128 kBit/S bitrate and a sampling rate of 48 kHz . Even without a waterproof case, the sound picked up by the action cam microphone is hard to use. The sound is clearly captured too quietly and is hardly understandable by the strong noise.

An additional feature of the ODRVM OD7200 is electronic image stabilization (EIS). However, this is only available up to a resolution of 1080p at 30 frames-per-second to choose from. The image stabilization provides acceptable results.

Photo Quality

The maximum resolution for photos is interpolated 12 megapixels. Natively, the maximum resolution of the image sensor is 12 megapixels. The photo quality, like the video quality, convinces with a high degree of detail and good color rendering. Despite the many setting options for exposure, the white balance or the ISO, the photo mode lacks the ability to digitally correct the lens curvature.

Battery Pack

The capacity of the battery is 1050 mAh. Enabling additional WiFi, the run time is reduced to about 45 minutes. The recording time at 1080p is about 75 minutes. The charging time is heavily dependent on the charger. Charging the battery directly via the action cam, the charging time is just under 3 hours. With the help of a special battery charger, the charging time can be reduced to about 1.5 hours.

Discount & Purchase Links

If you are interested in it, then go to their official Amazon flagship store to buy:

US: http://amzn.to/2qFfVFm
UK: http://amzn.to/2qAhYeB
DE: http://amzn.to/2sqBlY5
CA: http://amzn.to/2re2pfn

Summary

The ODRVM OD7200 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.
9.2
Good!

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