Awesome, affordable option for active videographers.
I was exposed to ‘action’ cameras at a young age. At that point in time, it meant a personal camcorder that was the size of a VCR that was strapped to your shoulder while you rode a motorcycle. Or, a studio size camera that you held between your legs as you careened down hill on a sled. You see, I grew up in a news cameraman’s house. My dad was a news videographer for many years before he started his own video production company.
On top of his professional career, he is also a motorcycle enthusiast. There was no shortage of adventure in our household, that’s for sure. He was always finding unique ways of captureing action as it was happening with just what we had available. When the GoPro cameras emerged as a new cateogry for video, he was estacitc and sought one out immediately. As a video professional, he could easily justify the expense of the premium action camera option, but for personal users, spending $200 or more on a minuscule camera usually isn’t in the budget. Fortunately, other companies have started pushing out their own action camera products like the APEMAN Sports Action Camera.
The APEMAN Sport Action Camera has a pretty impressive feature set. First of all, it shoots in full 1080P HD video. The camera has a 14MP lens with a CMOS-sensor, which rivals most smartphone AND DSLR lenses. And, there is a 170-degree Ultra Wide Angle lens that helps you to grab your entire field of view rather than just a portion of it. The camera body has simple controls with a 2-inch LCD display screen, which allows you to view real-time HD photos and video as you are capturing them. The APEMAN Sport Action Camera comes with an impressive collection of adapters and arrives in a waterproof case. The case protects the camera up to 30 meters (approximately 98 feet) deep.
In testing this remarkable little camera, I found that it’s battery life was a little lacking. For example, I left it on charge overnight and the battery was full. I didn’t use it right away and when I cam back to it a couple of days later, the battery was discharged. When it’s fully charged, you will get a little over an hour’s worth of shooting time. I would love to have a battery charger adapter so you can continue shooting or have a replacement battery included with the package. Also, the camera will not work without a Micro SD card inserted. There isn’t one provided with the purchase so you will have to supply one. The camera accepts up to a 32GB size card and with it shooting HD video, I would suggest getting more than one Micro SD card at that size.
The camera along with its accessories is quite impressive. It’s a very sturdy camera body even without the heavy-duty waterproof case. I decided to use the camera as a dash cam to test out the video quality and the overall stabilization of the camera. It worked beautifully. Our city is known for its need of road repairs and so it was a bit of a bumpy ride. I felt APEMAN Sport Action Camera handled the ride along well and I got some really neat video.
One feature that I was very impressed with at this product’s price point, was the fact that it connects to WiFi and will allow you to view your camera footage in real-time through a smartphone. The app is free to download (I tested the iOS version) and easy to follow. I didn’t have much issue with the camera connecting. I would find this very useful if you are using the APEMAN Sport Action Camera as a remote camera on a production. If you are the camera op or the director, you could easily call up the camera’s footage to see what its seeing. Now because its a WiFi connection, you are somewhat limited to distance, but if you are within that area, you should have a pretty good opportunity to direct from afar.
The APEMAN Sports Action Camera is a great option for sports enthusiasts and active people alike. It’s great for capturing those exciting moments in life from the eyes of the user. It’s very affordable does a great job of recording video from some pretty extreme angles. If you are looking for an action camera, you should give this one from APEMAN a look.
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What app do you use with this camera?
I was able to use FinalCam, which is available on Android and iOS. Here is the link to the iOS version –
how do i connect it to the wifi
Hi, I haven’t seen a mention of any video editing programs for the Apeman, which is kind of the most important thing. Do you know if it comes with editing software like Go Pro?
Ya filmora works very well I use that camera a lot you can see some videos of the camera on my youtube channel called WakeBoardBaller
ZsannyCam is way much better than FinalCam
Do you know of a way to continue recording through the app without leaving my phone’s screen on? Whenever my screen shuts off it stops recording. This is gonna kill my battery! (Using zSanycam with a Galaxy s6)
I have this app and I can’t figure out how to send pictures from the camera to my iphone ? I can connect to camera but can’t get picks to send over
Assuming android here:
Hello – i have just brought an Apeman and wondering if there is a kite-surfing mount that will fit the Apeman go pro?
Hi , I’ve just bought an apeman camera but even with my 32g micro sim its still asking me to insert card , what can I do ?
I’m sorry to hear that you are having that problem. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer for assistance. Unfortunately, I really can’t help troubleshoot that issue since it might be a mechanical issue with the unit.
I’ve just got the ape man and I was wondering what app you use and how do you connect it
Try and format the Micro SD card. If its a new one it should work.
But if not just insert your Micro SD in a SD Holder and format using your PC or Laptop
I’m having the same issue! Did you figure out what was wrong?
Hey 🙂 I just got this for my son and I too couldn’t get the SD card to work. However, as was mentioned above it needed to be formatted. I turned the cam on, went into the settings, then to factory settings ( just for safety) and reset it. Then went to format and said yes to deleting everything on the card. I shut it off and turned it on.. boom it was working! Good luck to everyone.
Try a class 10 micro sd upto 32gb
When the message Insert Micro SD appears, push frontbutton (on/off) until menu appears.
Move to format an select “ok”. Tis should fix it.
it did fix the issue. I formatted my 64gb in the cam and its working now. in regard to file transfer, just connect the usb to your pc, it will appear in your window explorer the you can transfer all your files to and fro. thanks andreas.
go into settings and select format it will work then as i had the same problem
Had same problem, as a test keep finger on card and keep pressed in, offs stopped saying insert which ment a fault with inside bit that keeps card in right place. We also tried card in other devices which was fine so knew it was called era. Sent ours back for refund, but got friend to prefer another from same company for quick delivery no problems with card
Hope it helps
Format it first in the camera, then it will work
Could be not fast enough for the camera, I had the same problem.
It doesn’t work for mine how do you use it?
Hi Amanda, I’m sorry to hear that you are having troubles, but I’m not sure what you are referring to. Can you be more specific about the problem you are having?
Would I be able to take the loop off of recording on this camera, so if I am going away for a week and want to take several videos without a chance to download content, can I do this without it overwriting the last video and starting from 0 mins?
Yes I believe so.
This is great, but I found another good camera, it’s AKASO EK7000 4K wifi sports action camera, cheap and good quality, you can go to look at it, then you can do a different review,it will be great.
I’m having problems with my self card also
I’m sorry to hear that you are having issues. Unfortunately, it’s not something i’ve experienced and none of the other commenters seem to have had a solution to share. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer.
When I press the format button it just tells me to wait and I have been doing so for the past hour and a half! Help
Do you know whether this is the same size as a GoPro hero because I want to get accessories with it so I can attach to my head and stuff and there is non for this company only for GoPro heros. So is it the same size or smaller?
I don’t know for sure, but it looks to be very, very close. I’ve actually used some GoPro accessories with it it and they seem to work fine for the most part. The only thing you might run into a little problem with is the waterproof cases for the camera itself. But the attachments and mounts will probably work fine.
Okay thank you but i thought the camera was waterproof without a case anyway?
no, the case makes it waterproof. 🙂
I connect mine to Tacoma factory windshield mount, Waterproof case and all.
clips right on with a couple ape man provided accessories.
Hey do you know where the users manual or pdf file of the manual is located?
Has anyone had a problem of their apeman recording only 3 min clips? Or is this a setting that i hopefully can change?
I will see if I can find a link to the manual for you. As for as the 3 min clip recording that happens when your SD card is not capable of handling the video. You need to up the card to a class 10. I’m providing a link to the one I have been using below. I hope that helps.
How do i connect it to the app/wifi?
You should be able to connect to the camera with your phone through the app. You first download the app, press the upper key of the right side, then look for the wifi connection available, and select it. All of the WiFi settings for the camera are controlled through the app and it’s really only used to connect the camera and the phone together so you can use the phone as a viewing screen.
What is the app called.. I can’t find it under ‘apeman’ on App Store
Try this link – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/finalcam/id930036477?mt=8&at=10ltSf&ct=reo
Hi there i just got the apemqn camera and its great but ive very little sound on recording do i have to connect camera to my tv ? Thanks am usless at this stuff
Can I turn off the screen while recording video?
Not that I’m aware of. It could be a possibility, but I’ve not found that option.
Camera doesn’t have a 14MP lens, neither do DSLRs. The lens is just transparent glass. Might have a 14MP CMOS sensor though!
How do I flip the video recording for use on a drone?
You would have to flip the video in a video editing program.
That cant flip the timestamps.
You would have to turn off timestamp. I don’t see a setting to flip the video any other way.
Guys how do I transfer the files to a computer it’s diving me mad!
Unless there is something that I’m not thinking of, the files recorded by the camera should be stored on the Micro SD card in your camera. The easiest way I’ve found to get those files onto my computer is to eject the card from the camera and insert it into a USB card reader. Then, I put that into my computer. The card reader appears as a hard drive on the desk top and you should be able to pull the files over. Hope this helps!
Hello, I try to Upload the Pictures and videos from the Mini/SD Card via an apple card Reader to my iPad. But it always tells me No pictures to upload. But when I insert the same card in my iMac it finds the card as a volume and I can work with it. What’s wrong with the iPad / SD Card from this camera ? Thx Andrej
Provided USP Cord works for my laptop, And putting the sd card into its adapter then putting it into the laptop works too.
What is the best free editing software for the apeman on windows 7 as I want to take stills from video as it’s better quality.
Not sure I’ve not used Windows in sometime.
Hi. Thinking of buying one of these to spy on the fish in the quite big pond. Sadly the pond is out of wi-fi range. Will I be able to set camera to record underwater and then look at contents of SD card later – ie without the remote control via phone wi fi?
Yes, not a problem, you can view it later
Hi. I would like to buy one of these to spy on the fish in the quite big pond. Sadly, the pond is out of wi-fi range. Would I be able to set up the camera in the house, then put it in the pond and look at the film on the SD card later? ie without the remote control on the phone app within range of the camera? Sorry about (probably) dim question but I’m not very tech minded!
sorrry about duplication folks!
Yes, because it’s waterproof you will be able to do that. You would have to come get it take the case off and the SD card out but yeah.
does this work with iMovie?
Did anybody have a problem with the camera not switching off. Mine does from time to time and you need to press the Mode and the OK simultaneously for a while to get it off. Contacted the supplier and they suggested formatting the card (does this make sense?). This would overwrite my videos (although I realise I can save them to elsewhere). Any advice from anyone?
I’ve had this problem when scrolling through my videos on the camera it seems to get stuck and won’t do anything. I have had to remove the battery to turn off. I wonder if the card has corrupted as if I scroll througg in the other direction there will be video that I know should be there but it says no file on the screen.
I have tried reformatting the card and happened again today.
Hi, did you manage to find a solution? I only bought my camera recently and the first full test it corrupted my files and I lost them all.
Can I connect the Apeman to an Ipad? My child is getting one for her birthday and I would like her to use her ipad for the movies/photos she takes.
While I haven’t tried to connect to an iPad before, I would think that you could since you connect through an iOS app.
Can you please advise where in camara made in?
I believe it is made in China.
Want to get this for my son. I don’t understand why wifi is required to video? So if you are out of your wifi range you would use your smart phone as a hot spot? I’m not tech savy so I don’t understand why you need wifi at all. Is this iPhone compatible
Wifi is only needed to view streaming on phone, or to transfer videos across. Video is recorded on the inserted SD card.
How do you charge the batteries for this ?
Can i use this camera to live stream Facebook?
I’m trying to use a 64GB micro SD card however after trying to format the card through the camera it seems to be stuck on the ‘please wait’ screen for quite some time. I understand you’re meant to use a 32GB card but I’d like to have the extra space. Any tips on how to get the 64GB card working?
The wifi from camera isnt being picked up by the finalcam app on my iphone. I am trying to sync by pushing wifi but on camera and using app at same time to detect but nothing. Any ideas
Hi Jamie, did you get this resolved? I have the same issue…
Can you add music and text to the recordings? Just received this as a Christmas present.
I’m struggling to be able to download images and videos, have tried using the SD card in a PC but won’t allow me to see full size images, just a few lines of the picture at the top of the screen, also tried to download using the app but I’m having the same issue. When I have the thumbnail icons on the PC or computer I can see the full thing, just not when opened up. Has anyone had this issue? Or know of a way I can download the full size picture/images fully?
I’m struggling to even view my media taken by the camera, I’m currently away and trying to film some skiing. I use the normal procedures to film and take phobos, and then during lunch I’ll use the play back option to see nour file. When I put the SD card in my tablet or connect to the app I can see all the files where my media should be but none of themy can be played. Afterms formatting the card and the camera separately I am able to view a few photos all 3 ways mentioned by then it just reverts back to doing what it did initially. So far I’ve been skiing 3 days and only managed to get recording of our hotel room whilst I try to get it to work. Any HELP?
Are their any iPhone camera app downloads that are free?
Do you need to buy another cable to download videos to Facebook
Is anyone aware how to get longer than 3min videos? I have a 32gb card and it’s a class 10
It’s nothing to do with the class of card – it’s a menu option which is on by default when the camera ships. To change this, go to Setup menu (press mode button to cycle through modes: video rec / photo rec / playback / setup) then using up/down key select cyclic record & choose ‘off’.
I like this camera. Is there a way to view life feed on an app on my android. If yes, what is the app and how to connect the camera.
I downloaded WIFI action camera app from googel store, but doesnt seem to connect
Does anyone know what the maximum range for the WIFI to work for live viewing? Say that I hook it up to a remote drone copter.
Action Camera. Ape Man. Freezes when trying to film???
When I download my large file to my IPhone 5s there is minus sign in front of the file. The file only downloads for a short while but cuts off before it has completed. Why?
Anyone have a website or a editing studio program for windows for this camera
Were you able to find a editing studio
When I record a video and go to play it back it freezes up, I turn it off and back on and go to videos and it says no images micro sd card is inserted
No audio during play back on pc, could not figure out how play back on camera itself, sound button is not off. Any idea of what it could be. Thank you
How can I upload photos from the camera (SD card) to my iphone? I will be on a SCUBA live aboard without a computer and would like to upload photos with a MyFi connection. Thanks!
can I attach it to a gun?
Hi, I can not seem to figure out how to start a time laspe on my A80 , fell like I’m been stupid can you Help? Thanks!
Tom – I cannot start timelapse on my a80 either. Tried everything. Video works fine but as soon as I select a timelapse interval, I go to video mode and see the timelapse icon – then I press OK and nothing happens – formatted card, tried new battery, nothing. If you find out please let me know! Thanks!
Tom – just found out you can’t do timelapse in 4K – turn resolution and quality down and it works
Hi, First sd card formatted on camera and I connect camera to my iphone via zsanycam the image is coming late and slow.After that I tried final cam apps and than same problem.Do you have another suggestion?
Hi,First sd card formatted on camera and I connect camera to my phone via zsanycam the image is coming late and slow.After that I tried final cam apps and than same problem.Do you have another suggestion?
Hi, First sd card formatted on camera and I connect camera to my iphone via zsanycam the image is coming late and slow.After that I tried final cam apps and than same problem.Do you have another suggestion?
Hi, First sd card formatted on camera and I connect camera to my phone via zsanycam the image is coming late and slow.After that I tried final cam apps and than same problem.Do you have another suggestion?
First sd card formatted on camera and I connect camera to my phone via zsanycam the image is coming late and slow.After that I tried final cam apps and than same problem.Do you have another suggestion?
I have the A60 camera (no wifi) I can connect it to my laptop and download the videos ok but when I connect it to my ipad it wont show any content. Any advice on what need to do to get it working with the ipad gratefully received.
Hi All, So sorry if these questions have already been asked above but I haven’t had a chance to read them all.
My husband bought this for me as a present, I turned it on a few times and recorded a few test videos then realised the sd card which came with it is only 64 mb so I’ve just purchased a 64 gb one. as soon as I put it in it says ‘please insert card’ then I asked on amazon someone said format the card. I went to options and format then all I see is ‘please wait’ on the screen and it was like that for over an hour and half then I thought it got stuck and turned it off. despite charging the camera fully it’s not switching on now. I can see a blue light on the side but it doesn’t switch on? What’s wrong with it or am I doing something wrong? Many thanks indeed.
Hello, anyone knows the best video editing for this awesome little camera. I am using it for business and pleasure and would like to be able to edit and add music .Thank you for your advice. Also, how do you remove the date and time from the pictures before or after? Cheers, and keep filming….
When i am recording, it stoos recording & then starts recording again. It breaks up each recording into 20- 25 minute clips. I have gone thru all the setting & cant figure out why it is doing this. I wabt a continous shot bit i am not getting it.
Mine doing this also, any idea why? – its on 720p 30fps – i got 2 hours of videos but all only 25 mins long.
it’s doing this because of the 4gb limit of fat32 it can’t deal with more than the 4GB, Nothing is lost all you need to do is join the clips,.. Not a fault of the camera just limits on file size from fat32
Hello all, great article! Thanks. A question: when in timelapse mode, does the Apeman save a collection of 20 MP stills or does it just generates a “video” file. Thanks a lot for your help.
It auto generates a video, I have not found a way to get the raw still photos
Does anyone know if the red filter made for the GoPro will fit the Apeman underwater housing ?
Got an apeman a80 and highly recommend it.. brilliant quality.
However having downloaded zsany app and FinalCam app, it only lets me download videos and not photos I’ve taken? Only the videos show up on the app with no photos? Anyone had the same problem?
Yes I am having the same problem did you find a resolution?
No never found a resolution, but please leave a reply if you do!
Just bought this camera as well. Having same problem. I can get the videos to download to my android tablet but not iPhone. IPhone can get the pics but not the videos. Very frustrating. I use ZsannyCam because Final Cam wouldn’t do any thing
The audio on my Apeman works one minute and doesn’t the next. Is there a possible way to fix this issue.
When I’m using the ZSANYCAM app, videos sync without any problem, but photos just say ‘no files’. There are plenty of photos on the camera though. Any ideas please? Thanks
I am having trouble connecting my camera to iPhone or Mac via WiFi. It just keeps saying. “Incorrect password”. Any tips for fixing this please?
Please can anyone tell me if they have had any success in finding a red filter to fit the Apeman?
Greetings from Spain. I just came back from my amazing holiday and have used for the first time the Apeman camera action! Which it worked great. Now, I want to import the photos & videos to my laptop mac but I cannot find the way, could someone help me?
Thanks in advance!
I am an avid mountain biker, always trying to find new trails to challenge myself on. I enjoy recording my bike trail feats. I used a gopro for the last three years but I found the lack of battery life unnerving. I decided to roll the dice and purchase the AKASO Brave. The Brave is a gamechanger this little camera did what I thought no camera could do. I get perfectly clear shots and a battery life to rival and old school nokia phone. I use the AKASO for all of my life adventures. The remote is a lifesaver too so I can make sure not to record my wipeouts. Get this camera you will not regret it.
The camera has worked absolutely perfectly and I have managed to download all the photos I wanted from the camera to my iPhone using the app. However, files that a larger such as videos do not download for some reason.
Does anybody know if there is a solution to this problem?
I can only record 15 min. videos.. does anyone know how I can record longer ones??