Akaso Brave 6 vs. 6 Plus — Brief & Full Overview

Here’s our brief, straight-forward comparison between Akaso Brave 6 vs. 6 Plus. If you have more questions about the products feel free to ask them in the comments section below. We’ll be more than happy to help you make the right choice for your home.

Without further ado let’s jump straight into the differences followed by a full comparison chart.

AKASO Brave 6 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Voice Control EIS Web Camera 100 feet Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 6X Zoom Underwater Camcorder with 2 Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit
AKASO Brave 6 Plus Native 4K30FPS 20MP WiFi Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS 8X Zoom Voice Control Remote Control 131 Feet Underwater Camera with 2X 1350mAh Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit

Akaso Brave 6 vs. 6 Plus — Differences Explained

Differences #1: MicroSD Card – If you want to take the maximum from your video shooting from the Brave 6 Plus, it is recommended to use the U-III rating microSD card. The Brave 6, on the other hand, is compatible with either Class 10 or UHS-I rating microSD cards.

Differences #2: Video Resolution – The Brave 6 is capable of 4K 24fps maximum whereas the Brave 6 Plus can record at 4K 30FPS. Plus the Brave 6 has 1080P 60FPS chosen by default and the Plus model has 4K 30FPS as a default setting. So don’t forget to change the pres settings on the Brave 6 is you want to get the best video quality possible.

Differences #3: Gyroscope – Both cameras have gyroscope which results in smoother footage, expecially in activities like cycling, motorcycling, and handheld usage. The Brave 6 Plus uses a better gyroscope, 6-axis vs. Brave 6’s 3-axis.

So, you’ll get a smoother footage with the Brave 6 Plus.

Differences #4: Slow Motion Movie – Unlike the Brave 6, the Brave 6 Plus model features a slow motion movie. Make sure to choose high frames per second ratio to get the most of it.

Differences #5: Photo: Resolution – While both cameras are capable of 20MP photos, the defaults are different for the two cameras. The Brave 6 is set to 16MP by default, whereas the Brave 6 Plus is set to 20MP. 

Differences #6: Photo: Delay Timer – With the Brave 6 Plus you have plenty of time to prepare for a perfect photo with its 30-second delay timer. The Brave 6 model offers 10 seconds delay maximum, so chop-chop.

Differences #7: External Microphone – If you’re looking to use an external mic, then Brave 6 Plus is the one to go with. Although, heads up, the Brave 6 Plus is only compatible with this specific Akaso external microphone. You won’t be able to use third party mic on this camera. 

Differences #8: Angle – Both cameras offer a pretty wide field of view starting from 170° which you can adjust accordingly. With the Brave 6 you can choose from four different angles (170° / 140° / 110° / 70°) whereas the Brave 6 Plus only allows three (170° / 120° / 70°). Nothing bad, just different.

Differences #9: Zoom – The Brave 6 allows for 6x digital zoom, whereas the Brave 6 Plus offers 8x digital zoom. So if you’re looking to zoom in on something, then the Brave 6 Plus is your best bet.

Differences #10: Touch Screen – While both cameras have screens, only the Brave 6 Plus features a touch screen. With the Brave 6 you’ll need to use actual buttons to switch between modes, etc. 

Differences #11: Battery – Both cameras come with two batteries, but Brave 6 Plus features better batteries than the the Akaso Brave 6, 1050mAh vs. 1350mAh. This difference results in better battery life, the Brave 6 Plus can last up to 180 minutes at 720p whereas the Brave 6’s expected life is 60 to 90 minutes of continous video shooting.

Differences #12: Motion Detection – This handy feature is unique to the Brave 6 model. Whenever there’s motion detected, it’ll trigger the camera to start recording.

Unfortunately, the Brave 6 Plus doesn’t have this feature.

Differences #13: Ports – The Brave 6 uses a Micro USB for charging whereas the Brave 6 Plus uses USB-C. It might not be a huge difference, however we know it’s important for some of you. 

Differences #14: Waterproof – You can take Akaso Brave 6 underwater in a housing up to 98ft (30m), which i pretty good, but the Brave 6 Plus can perform better. With the Plus model you can dive as deep as 131ft (40m) and record fantastic underwater world. Just make sure you use the waterproof case whichever camera you decide to use. 

AKASO Brave 6 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Voice Control EIS Web Camera 100 feet Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 6X Zoom Underwater Camcorder with 2 Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit
AKASO Brave 6 Plus Native 4K30FPS 20MP WiFi Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS 8X Zoom Voice Control Remote Control 131 Feet Underwater Camera with 2X 1350mAh Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit

Akaso Brave 6 vs. 6 Plus — Comparison Chart

Akaso Brave 6 Akaso Brave 6 Plus
MicroSD CardmicroSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC
Class 10 or UHS-I rating
Capacity up to 64GB (FAT32)
microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC
U3 rating only
Capacity up to 64GB (FAT32)
Video Resolution4K 24FPS, 2K 30FPS, 1080P 60FPS, 1080P 30FPS, 720P 120FPS,720P 60FPS, 720P 30FPS
Default setting is 1080P 60FPS.
4K 30FPS, 2.7K 30FPS, 1440P 60FPS, 1440P 30FPS, 1080P 90FPS,1080P 60FPS, 1080P 30FPS, 720P 120FPS, 720P 60FPS
Default setting is 4K 30FPS.
Video: CodecH.264/H.265
Default is H.264
H.264/H.265
Default is H.264
Video Format.MOV.MOV
Video: Image StabilizationYesYes
Video: Gyroscope3-axis6-axis
Video: Loop Recording TimeOff / 3 Min / 5 Min / 10 Min1 Min / 3 Min / 5 Min / 8 Min
Video: Time Lapse IntervalOff / 100 ms / 200 ms / 1 Sec / 3 Sec / 5 Sec1 Sec / 2 Sec / 5 Sec / 10 Sec / 30 Sec / 60 Sec
Video: Time Lapse DurationUnlimited / 5 Min / 10 Min / 15 Min / 20 Min / 30 Min / 60 MinUnlimited / 5 Min / 10 Min / 15 Min / 20 Min / 30 Min / 60 Min
Slow Motion MovieNoYes
Fast Motion MovieNoNo
Video: Scene ModeManual / Water / Riding / Winter / Diving / NightManual / Water / Riding / Winter / Diving / Night
Video: Exposure Value+2.0, +1.7, +1.3, +0.7, +0.3, 0, -0.3, -0.7, -1.0, -1.3, -1.7, -2.0+2.0/+1.5/+1/+0.5/0.0/-0.5/-1/-1.5/-2.0
Video: ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400Auto/100/200/400/800/1600
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / FluorescentAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent
MeterN/ACenter / Average
FilterNatural, Black & White, SepiaNormal / Black & White / Brown / Colorful / Warm / Cold
Photo: Resolution20MP / 16MP / 12MP / 10MP / 8MP / 5MP / 3MP
Default setting is 16MP.
20MP / 16MP / 12MP / 8MP
Default setting is 20MP.
Photo: Time Lapse IntervalN/A1 Sec / 2 Sec / 5 Sec / 10 Sec / 30 Sec / 60 Sec
Photo: Time Lapse DurationN/AN/A
Photo: Delay TimerOff / 2s / 5s / 10sOff / 3s / 5s / 10s / 30s
Photo: Burst PhotoOff, 3 shots / 1s, 5 shots / 1s, 10 shots / 1s3 Photos/5 Photos/10 Photos/15 Photos
Photo: SceneOff / Night Scene / Portrait / Light PaintingN/A
Photo: ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Photo: Exposure Value+2.0, +1.7, +1.3, +0.7, +0.3, 0, -0.3, -0.7, -1.0, -1.3, -1.7, -2.0+2/+1.5/+1/+0.5/0/-0.5/-1/-1.5/-2
Photo: Exposure TimeN/AN/A
Wind Noise ReductionN/AN/A
Date StampOff/Date/Date&TimeOff/Date/Date&Time
Live StreamNoNo
Auto Low LightYesYes
External MicrophoneNoYes
Drive ModeYesYes,
Loop Recording Interval: 1 Min/3 Min/5 Min/8 Min
Default setting is 3 Min.
Still PhotoYes3 Sec/5 Sec/10 Sec/30 Sec
Audio RecordYesYes
Angle170° / 140° / 110° / 70°Wide (170°) / Medium (120°) / Narrow (70°)
Zoom6x digital8x digital
Touch ScreenNoYes
Dual Color ScreensNoNo
Auto Power OffOff / 1 Min / 3 Min / 5 Min / 10 MinOff / 1 Min / 3 Min / 5 Min
Battery1050mAh (2 included)1350mAh (2 included)
Battery Life90 to 60 minutes of continous video shooting720P / About 180 mins,
1080P / About 90 mins,
4K / 2.7K / About 60 mins
Voice ControlYesYes
Motion DetectionYesNo
PortMicro HDMI / Micro USBMicro HDMI/ USB-C
WiFi2.4GHz2.4GHz
Camera AppYesYes
Wireless Remote ControlYesYes
Wireless App ControlYesYes
WaterproofNo, only w/ housing 98ft (30m)No, only w/ housing 131ft (40m)
WeatherproofNoNo
Weight2.0 oz (56.6 grams)2.4 oz (68 grams)
Dimensions2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 inches
(61 x 41 x 31 mm)
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 inches
(61 x 41 x 31 mm)
FinishBlackBlack

Which Akaso Brave action camera is Perfect For Me?

Akaso Brave 6 Plus
Akaso Brave 6 is perfect for you if…

you plan to use a tripod a lot since the camera is not great with image stabilization.

Akaso Brave 6 Plus is perfect for you if…

you’re looking for a smooth footage, long delay timer, and support for an external mic. Not to mention longer battery life.


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