Andoer AN7000 review – Action cam 4K

This is the Andoer AN7000 review, a new action cam that can record real 4K @ 30 fps (3840×2160 16:9) or 25fps (3840×2160 16:9 Super View) videos, and that also supports FullHD 1080P@120FPS resolution, ideal for action videos and slowmotions. It features 16MP Sony IMX117 image sensor and Ambarella A12S75 chipset. It has a 166° lens with 8 glasses and a 2″ rear screen. It has wifi and comes with a waterproof case up to 60m and many accessories.

This cam is very similar to Andoer C5 Pro, it has the same hardware and specifics, so basically it differs for the form factor and for the Field of View, 166° for AN7000 and 170° for C5 Pro.

Ambarella A12 chipset is the same that equips good action cams like Thieye T5e, SJ7 Star and Eken H8 Pro/Plus. It is an excellent processor, that can handle 4K@30 fps videos without lags, slowdowns or frame loss.

Sony IMX117 image sensor is the same of Gopro 4 black, SJ7, Thieye T5e and Eken H8 Plus. It can shoot high quality 16MP images, sharp and with natural and crisp colors, as we will see further in the Andoer AN7000 review.

As it happens for its sister Andoer C5 Pro, AN7000 video and photographic quality are very good, as we could expect even before testing the cam, as it has the same sensor and processor of Andoer C5 Pro, Thieye T5E and Eken H8 that we reviewed some weeks ago positively, but what is exciting about this cam is the stabilization that works really well – just as Andoer C5 -, probably the best stabilization of all action cams equipped with Ambarella chipset. Stabilization is almost at the same level of Git2 that, as you probably already know, has the best electronic stabilizer together with Sony action cams, but Andoer video quality is much better than Git2. We’ll talk about all these things later on in the Andoer NT7000 review.

And don’t forget the price, it is very competitive, just 107.43€ using the coupon code below, practically the same price of Thieye T5E and Andoer C5 Pro, much lower than SJ6 legend, and almost half the price of Yi 4k and SJ7 Star.

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Coupon code: 12AN7000 – 10% OFF final price is 107.43€

Andoer has just released a new cam, AN8000, it has exaclty the same hardware, but a different shape, and it comes with a Remote Control, and supports external microphone! We didn’t test it, but probably it has the same video quality (chipset and sensor are the same). So maybe you prefer to get AN8000 instead, it costs just 15$ more.

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Camfere coupon code:  AN8009OFF (127$)

Andoer AN7000 review

Andoer AN7000 arrived in a package with many accessories, the Waterproof Case, an extra Case Backdoor, USB Cable, Bicycle Stand, J-shaped Mount Base, Helmet Base, Switch Support, Clip, Bracket, Bandage, Ribbon, Wire Rope, Adhesive Tape, Cleaning Cloth and the User Manual (in English, Chinese & Spanish). It has everything you need to start recording, but a micro sd card.

photo package open

As I said before, Andoer AN7000 comes with a waterproof case up to 60m. Buttons are big and soft to push. There’s no safety lever but the mechanism that hold the cover is strong enough. The battery has a capacity of 1050mAh and allows the cam to record 1h20m at maximum resolution. You can get spare batteries here for just 9€.

In the front side we can find the lens and the ON/Mode button, that can be used to turn the camera on/off and also to switch between modes: video, photo, video playback, photo playback and menu. There are also 3 leds, photo, video and wifi indicators.

On the back a 2″ screen with all essential informations on the recording: mode, resolution, fps, battery status, stabilizer, image quality, time/date, wifi status. It is not touchscreen, as Andoer preferred to keep the price low instead of adding a nice but not necessary funcionality. There are also 2 LED indicators, charging and operating.

In the left side there are the micro sd, microHDMI and micro USB ports. On top there’s just an OKwifi button, used to start/stop recording, shoot a picture, select an option in the menu mode and enable wifi. There are also 3 holes for the speaker.

On the right two buttons just to navigate in the menu.

On the bottom there’s the battery cover, with a cover lock, a 1/4″ thread to mount the cam on a tripod or other accessories, and a Led for aerial photography.

Menu

Menu is pratically identical to Andoer C5 Pro menu.

All the menu voices are shown one below each other, and not organized in subemnus. The most important options – video and photo resolutions, quality – are at the beginning, but there are 10 pages of options! You can find timelapse video (no 4k), loop record, self timer, photo burst, timelapse photo, EIS stabilizer, long exposure up to 60 seconds, motion detect. You can also change some photographic parameter, like ISO, EV exposure, long exposure. Menu is translated in many languages, like english, german, french, italian, spanish.

Andoer AN7000 video quality

Andoer AN7000 records videos with Format H.264 BP/MP/HP and MJPEG codecs.
4K videos have a bitrate of 59Mb/s,  in , so it’s a pretty high value, which means low compression and good quality, and 1080p@60fps have a bitrate of 35 Mb/s.

Light is well managed in almost every condition, when in the same scene there are low light and high light zones, exposition is always optimal, with no overxposed or too dark portions. When you pass from a dark zone to a well lighted scene, exposition changes rapidly. Videos are flowing even in 4K, but on shaky shots – like in a bike on a bumpy road – videos are a little “gummy”, so it’s better if you use 2K for shaky videos, or 1080p@60fps with stabilizer on.

Audio is quite good, you can get a conversation from people even if they’re not close. Ambient sound has a nice quality. There’s no possibility to use external microphone. In the end of the second video below (4K version) there’s a sample of video recording of people playing music instruments in the street.

Battery can last up to 1h20m. I used it in the mountains with 0°C and I could record more than 1h at 1080p@60fps with gyro on. In summer you can probably reach easily 1h30m. You can find spare batteries here.

What really surprised me is stabilization. You can activate it with 1080p @ 30/60fps or lower resolutions, and it performs a really good job. I mounted it on the handlebar of my bike, and even on really bumpy roads in the countryside, videos are stable, like recorded from a drone. It reminds me the stabilization of the Git2, but this cam has a better video and photografic quality. You can see what I’m saying in the video below. The cam was attached on the handlebar of my mountainbike without any gimbal.

This is a video recorded at 4k@30fps. At the end of the video there’s also some picture shot at 16MP. Stabilization is not available at 4K, so it’s off. Watch it at 4K resolution.

Andoer AN7000 photos

As you can see pictures shot with Andoer AN7000 are quite good and sharp, very similar to Yi 4k and Thieye T5e (as the sensor and chipset of the T5e are the same). Colors are bright and natural, dark zones are nicely manged, as dark/well lighted transitions. White balance is well set in every conditions, there’s no tendency to red nor to green. Exposure is well measured and balanced. The sky has a dark intense blue, and the grass a natural green, even with a lot of sunlight.

Here are some photos shot with Andoer AN7000, click on the image to enlarge to actual resolution (12MP).

Andoer AN7000 video review

Conclusions

Andoer AN7000 is really a nice action cam that you can get for a really cheap price. Video and photographic qualities are really good, similar to the Tieye T5e, SJ7 and Eken H8 Plus, close to Xiaomi Yi 4K. Videos and photos are sharp and vivid, colors are intense and natural. Audio quality is quite good. Stabilizer works pretty well. It is the sister of Andoer C5 Pro, with the same hardware and different form factor, from which it inherits the really good stabilizer.

It is a very economic camera with an excellent quality, but to get a low price this camera lacks of some functions, for instance there’s no possibility to use a remote controller or an external microphone and there’s no touchscreen on the display. This camera is all essence and good quality, and no frills. I suggest you to consider this cam if your budget is around 110$, it has the same price and video quality of thieye T5e but with Andoer AN7000 you get many accessories included, while with Thieye you only get the cam and the waterproof case, but the T5e has the possibility to use a RC command. You can read our article about the best action cam to find what suits your needs and read some comparison.

PRO

  • quality/price: 120$ for a great action camera
  • video and photo quality, sharp and vivid
  • native 4k@30fps
  • good gyro stabilizer
  • can be controlled with Yi remote control
  • tripod screw hole under the cam
CONS

  • no touchscreen
  • no external microphone

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Andoer AN7000 overview

Hardware

Andoer AN7000 features Sony IMX117 image sensor – the same of Gopro 4 black, Andoer C5 Pro, SJ7, Thieye T5e, Eken H8 Plus- , that can shoot 16MP images, and Ambarella A12S75 chipset – the same of Andoer C5, SJ7, Eken H8pro&Plus, Thieye T5e – for high quality real 4k@30fps videos. This is one of the budget action cam that can record native 4k videos (like Thieye T5e, Yi 4k, SJ7), not interpolated as the majority of the others (Git2, SJ6, Explorer Pro, SJ5000X).

Video Resolutions

  • 4K (3840×2160 16:9 30fps) (3840×2160 16:9 25fps Super View)
  • 2.7K (2704×2028 4:3 30fps) (2704×1520 16:9 30fps) (2704×1520 16:9 30fps Super View)
  • 2.5K (2560×1440 16:9 60/30 fps)
  • 2160P (2880×2160 4:3 30fps)
  • 1440P (1920×1440 4:3 60/30 fps)
  • 1080P (1920×1080 16:9 60/30 fps Super View) (1920×1080 16:9 120/60/30 fps)
  • 960P (1280×1080 4:3 120/60/30 fps)
  • 720P (1280×720 16:9 120/30 fps Super View) (1280×720 16:9 200/120/60/30 fps)

Video Format
Codec: h.264 / audio: PCM 48KHZ 16bit

Video Modes
Video Mode: Normal / Time Lapse Video / Loop Recording
Loop Record: OFF / 1min / 2min / 3min / 5min
Time Lapse Video: OFF / 1s / 2s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s

Photographs

Photo Formats
JPEG image format

Images
Focal Length: f=3mm, F=2.5
Image Resolution:
16M(4608×3456 4:3)
14M(4254×3264 4:3)
12M (4000×3000 4:3)
8.3M(3840×2160 16:9)
5M(2560×1920 4:3)
3M(2048×1536 4:3)

Image modes
Photo Mode: Normal / Burst Photo / Self Timer / Time Lapse Photo
Burst Photo: OFF / 3/5/10 photo per second
Time Lapse Photo: OFF / 3s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s

Lens

Andoer AN7000 has a 166 degree wide-angle lens, that support super-view recording. With a wide angle lens you can record almost everything in front of you with a very big Field of View.This lens has 8 layers, more than most action cameras, that have 6 or 7 layers.

Field of View

As we said the lens has 166° wide angle FOV

Display

AN7000 features a 2.0″ LCD screen with 960*240 resolution, where you can see what you are recording, playback your videos and pictures and change options easily. This is not touchscreen like thieye t5e, while Yi 4k and SJ7 have a touchscreen display.

Waterproof

Andoer AN7000 comes with a case waterproof up to 60m, so you can record excellent marine adventures, or kayak, ski and any water sport.

Stabilization (EIS)

Andoer AN7000 comes with built-in electronic image stabilization, largely avoid vague photography. EIS only works in 1080p 30/60fps or lower resolutions. We tested it and we can say it is very good!

WiFi & Bluetooth

With built-in WiFi, C5 Pro supports remote control, real-time share and playback, using your phone and the Andoer Camera app (available for iOS / Android).
It also supports Bluetooth Pairing for remote control, i tested it with the remote of Yi cam, and it worked!

Battery

A removable 1050mAh li-ion battery, for 1hour and 20minutes of recording. You can get spare batteries here.

Colors

Andoer AN7000 comes in two colors: Black and Silver.

Package List

1 * Action Camera with Battery
1 * USB Cable
1 * Waterproof Case
1 * Camera Housing Backdoor
1 * J-shape Mount
1 * Helmet Base
2 * Bicycle Mount
1 * Bracket
1 * Clip
1 * Fix Base
3 * Switch Support
4 * Cable Tie
1 * Wire
2 * Adhesive Tape
4 * Bandage
1 * Cleaning Cloth
1 * User Manual(English)

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Coupon code: 12AN7000 – 10% OFF final price is 107.43€

Features:

4K/30fps, 1080P/120fps, 720/240fps, multiple video recordings for super smooth & full HD dynamic shooting, with anti-shake & motion detection.
Adopt for Ambarella A12S75 chipset, Sony IMX117 CMOS sensor, the world’s leading technology to ensure movie class 4K recording.
8 glasses 166°wide-angle lens, max. 16MP image resolution, capture wider, brighter & vivider photos.
2.0″ LCD screen, 960 * 240 resolution, clearly display shooting scene & support preview.
Support Burst Photo / Time Lapse Photo / Self Timer, and Time Lapse Video / Loop Recording / Car DVR & etc.
Support WiFi & Bluetooth Pairing for remote control and easy share, effective distance up to 12m.
Multiple scene modes and effects help to create amazing & stylish images.
Waterproof 60m with waterproof housing, ideal for recording marine adventures.
Powered by 1050mAh battery (support 90min 4K recording) & compatible with up to 64GB memory card, support long time recording.
Ideal for shooting extreme sports activities, can also be home security, PC cam & Car DVR.

Specifications:

Brand: Andoer
Model: AN7000
Color: Black
Anti-shake: Support (Under 1920*1080 30/60fps 16:9)
Image Resolution: 16M(4608*3456 4:3) / 14M(4254*3264 4:3) / 12M(4000*3000 4:3) / 8.3M(3840*2160 16:9) / 5M(2560*1920 4:3) / 3M (2048*1536 4:3)
Video Resolution: 4K(3840*2160) 30fps 16:9 / 4K(3840*2160) 25fps SuperView / 2880*2160 30fps 4:3 / 2704*2028 30fps 4:3 / 2704*1520 30fps SuperView / 2704*1520 30fps 16:9 / 2560*1440 60fps 16:9 / 2560*1440 30fps 16:9 / 1920*1440 60fps 4:3 / 1920*1440 30fps 4:3 / 1920*1080 120fps 16:9 / 1920*1080 100fps 16:9 / 1920*1080 60fps 16:9 / 1920*1080 30fps 16:9 / 1920*1080 60fps SuperView / 1920*1080 30fps SuperView / 1280*960 120fps 4:3 / 1280*960 60fps 4:3 / 1280*960 30fps 4:3 / 1280*720 240fps 16:9 / 1280*720 200fps 16:9 / 1280*720 120fps 16:9 / 1280*720 60fps 16:9 / 1280*720 30fps 16:9 / 1280*720 120fps SuperView / 1280*720 30fps SuperView
Image Format: JPEG
Video Format: MP4 (H.264 Compressed )
Photo Mode: Normal / Burst Photo / Self Timer / Time Lapse Photo
Video Mode: Normal / Time Lapse Video / Loop Recording
Burst Photo: OFF / 3/5/10 photo per second
Time Lapse Photo: OFF / 3s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s
Loop Record: OFF / 1min / 2min / 3min / 5min
Time Lapse Video: OFF / 1s / 2s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s
HDMI: Support NTSC 1920*1080P 60HZ; PAL 1920*1080 50HZ Output
Connection: USB 2.0
Memory Card: Support up to 64GB TF Card (Not included)
Battery: 3.7V 1050mAh Li-ion Battery, 3.8Wh
Language: English / Chinese / Russian / German / Italian / French / Korean / Japanese / Portuguese / Spanish / Polish / Arabic / Indonesian / Dutch / Swedish / Czech
OS: For Windows XP / Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Above
Item Size:6.1 * 4.2 * 2.3cm / 2.4 * 1.7 * 0.9in
Item Weight: 79g / 2.8oz
Package Size: 25.4 * 13.2 * 6.6cm / 10 * 5.2 * 2.6in
Package Weight: 706g / 24.9oz

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28 Comments

  1. Tabbi

    Great review. Can you tell me which firmware version you have and it is possible to update the firmware? Second I search external charger. The C5 Pro is compatible with scjam batteries. Are the AN7000 also? Thank you

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    1. TechFunology

      Hi, i need to check at home the firmware version, but there are no updates.
      I tried to insert sjcam batteries, forcing them they enter and work, but it took me 3 minutes to take it off because the shape is different, so i suggest not to do it 😀

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      1. Tabbi

        Thank you. That helps me. Because then I can buy an external charger for Sjcam and put the Andoer battery in. Hope my spare batteries will come the next weeks. I think for 120€ it is a great cam.

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        1. TechFunology

          I didn’t think about it, but could be an idea (if they fit in some way). The connectors are the same size. Yes it’s a great cam, it surprised me and some friends who bought it

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          1. Marek Toman

            Hi TechFunology, I love your review, I want to ak you if you could try out for us (me, Tabbi, others 😀 ) different batteries in AN7000 so we could know which ones to buy, and what external charger should we get, of course if you have the option to do it. Thank you very much.

          2. TechFunology

            Hi, thank you. The shape is different from SJcam batteries, but i forced a bit and it entered, and the cam worked well, but then i needed one minute to take it off. So the only one that really fit are the original.

  2. Marek

    TechFunology, I have one question about Andoer AN7000, there is no official external charger for AN7000 batteries, could you try out your external chargers from different brands with AN7000 batteries and share with us how it went? Much appreciated, thank you.

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    1. TechFunology

      Hi, I have SJcam charger, i will test it, it have the same connectors, but the batteries are thinner but longer than SJcam ones, so i think they won’t enter in. I will let you know later

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  3. Tabbi

    I will test it also, if my spare batteries arrived. I think (from another thread) that we have to “prepare” the charger a bit. Means we have to cut the slot a bit to make fit the AN7000 battery.

    Oh I read that Andoer has a AN8000 with possibility of using external microphone since 5 days 🙁 But with 155° Lens and reomote controll. Damn C5 Pro 170°, AN7000 160° and AN8000 155°, next cam will be only 90°? Why the change focal lense? Can´t find review yet. Pitty I bought a AN7000 and a C5 Pro last week.

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    1. Marek

      Tabbi how satisfied are you with AN7000? Because I’m thinking about Thieye T5 or AN7000 and leaning towards Andoer. I will be getting second battery and looking for a external charger. Can you give me your 2 cents on Andoer cams you have?Thank you

      I just want to mention that this will be my first action camera and I’m a beginner so my expectations are low 😀

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  4. Tabbi

    Sorry Marek. That is my first action cam too. Totally a noob. I bought it after reviews and the spec of the cam like best hardware for the money. My first shots are sufficient. For the money I think the best you can buy. Downsize are the support for firmware it doesn´t exist I believe, the firmware itself is very rudimentary (not possibility to change profiles like “flat” etc) but does the job.
    I don´t know if and where to buy a spare waterproof case because it seems the size isn´t the same as the “gopros or similar”.
    The T5 has firmware upgrades ( I found a site where it is described to change it), no equipment and same problem with external charger. In the end more expensive for maybe? better cam with the specs. Had the same choice to make but my wallet decided.
    If the AN8000 would have a 170° lens it would be my choice because of the external mic you can plug in. But 155° hm maybe I try.

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    1. Marek

      Im on budget as well, and trying to get most out of it. For long I was convinced about T5 but then I have found AN7000 and now I dealing with this:

      AN7000:
      + included equipment (accessories), very good EIS or better then T5
      – firmware, non-compatible batteries, no external charger whatsoever

      T5:
      + spare battery, firmware updates?, there is a original external charger only
      – weak EIS, accessories, non-compatible batteries

      I would appreciate your take on this, you too TechFunology 🙂

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      1. TechFunology

        Between the 2, I prefer AN7000, but it’s just my appeal. It has more accessories, and seems more stable, and with less heat. Now it also received a new firmware updates and everything is faster.
        In my opinion EIS is more performing in AN7000.

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  5. Marek

    Hi guys,
    I have been in intensive touch with Andoer about their firmware updates, and they message me today about their recent firmware update for AN 7000. Please check it out, and let us know it does, my AN 7000 is it’s way to me 🙂 so I’m curious 😀 . Here is the link http://www.andoer.com/support/

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    1. TechFunology

      Thank you! This is good news! I tested it and the wifi is faster and more stable. Also the menù is faster. There’s a new voice: Long exposure, for photos.

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  6. Tabbi

    Cool. My Cam has the SO_91-161103-V1.0 so it is older? easy to update the Firmware? I have some pics where you can see the difference between the AN7000 an C5 pro batteries and case.
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/136831569@N08/i20479 and https://www.flickr.com/gp/136831569@N08/N75496

    the Problem is that the C5 Pro battery is 0.5mm thicker, the width wouln´t be a Problem.
    So Marek, you are in touch with Andoer, nice, they never respond to me. Firmware update for the C5pro and also spare waterproof case would be nice.Can you ask them? The AN could use maybe some older gopro cases but the C5 has the on/off button top and all spare cases have it down.

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      1. TechFunology

        I tested the firmware downloaded from Andoer (it was working before) as is working well, now the wifi is much more stble, and the menu faster.

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      2. Tabbi

        Thank you. I downloaded it. Some stupid questions: 1. how to back up my original firmware? 2. how to install the new one? Sorry for my questions never done such things.

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        1. TechFunology

          There’s no way to make a backup.
          Fully charge the cam, unzip the file you download, put the file firmware.bin (or the other file, I can’t remember, but it should be the same) in a micro sd (better if blank), put it into the cam, turn on the cam. It should start updating. When everything is done (2-3 minutes) it will restart, remove the sd and delete the file.

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    1. Marek

      I should have it in my PC at work, when get to work on Monday I will upload it somewhere and post you a link to it.

      Reply

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