P3 is a third in a row action camera launched by Chinese manufacturer Dazzne. Their latest model Dazzne P3 with a 2inch screen can record video in 1080p 60 frames per second and capture still images in true 16 megapixels.
Unlike some other producers from China, Dazzne was never interested in selling low-budget cameras. As the matter a fact, all of their previous products had a mid-range price tags.
Dazzne P3 is not an exception. Being priced at around 155$, it belongs to a group of “pricier Chinese cameras”. The main challenge with this camera, will be to determine its overall value for the money.
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Come on. Lets be realistic, there are few more cameras that have similar recording and photo capabilities and on top of that cost less. So what is it that Dazzne P3 makes so special?
In this review, I will try to give an answer to this, and plenty other questions, that people like you, who are thinking about buying this camera have. I have been using this little action cam for over 2 weeks now, and I will gladly tell you everything about it.
So, shall we begin?
Product Specification – Dazzne P3
Lets start with the most important thing. Below is a technical specification table which gives good product overview.
Dazzne P3 camera
- Chipset : Ambrella A7
- Image Sensor: 16 Mega Pixels CMOS Panasonic MN34120
- Lens : 6G+IR/ F2.8 /170°
- Weight : 94g with battery
- Size : 60x45x28mm/2.4x1.8x1.1 inch
- Screen : 2 inch TFT 960*240
- Colors available : green, pink, red, orange, black
- Max image resolution : 16MP (4608×3456)
- Video Resolutions : 1080P(60/30)fps, 960P(60/48/30/24)fps, 720P(120/60/48/30/24)fps WVAG(120/60/48/30/24)fps
- Video compression format : H.264
- Video format : MOV
- Image format : JPEG
- Memory : External MicroSD/MicroSDHC up to 64 GB
- Battery : 1000mAh replaceable lithium-ion battery
- Power Supply: DC 5V 1000 mA
- Charge Way : Mini USB to USB charge by PC
- Built-in microphone built-in/external (external mic support)
- WiFi Distance : 10 meters
- Android App WiFi
- iOS App WiFi
- Connection : USB 2.0
- Time Lapse 0.5s/1s/2s/3s/5s/10s/30s/60s
- HDMI out
- Language: English, Simplified Chinese
Dazzne P3 camera comes in a pretty poor quality made box. Even though it seams to be packed safely, for the price, it would be better to have more suitable packing. The quality of the package reminds me of SJ4000 and M10 cameras whose price tag is half as the DZP3.
What is interesting about the box is that a camera is widely exposed, wrapped with plastic around it. This was probably done for brick and mortar stores purposes, for buyers to immediately see how the camera looks, without having to open the actual packaging.
Overall print on the packing is nothing special. Pretty standard stuff. Brand name on the top, “multiple function sports camera WiFi” sign on the bottom, specification on the back and list of all the accessories on the side. Once the box is opened, inside there is a plastic wrapper which you have to lift in order to have an access to the camera and all the accessories.
What really surprised me is how well-organized the gear is. Unlike plenty other gear-rich cameras I had, where all the accessories were stuffed in the box, this one has neat plastic divider, for each piece of gear.
Yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking : “Who gives a damn about how box looks? Show us whats inside you prick!”
Right, hopefully the “prick part” was not on your mind, but here is a list of accessories that come with Dazzne P3, or DZP3 as some call it :
- 1x Dazzne P3 camera
- 1x Waterproof housing
- 1x Manual
- 1x HDMI cable
- 1x USB cable
- 2x removable Li-ion polymer battery 1000mAh 3.7wh
- 1x dual battery charger (DC 5V, 1000mAh, Output 4.2V 450mAh)
- 2x screw
- 2x 360° movable flat adhesive base mount
- 2x 360° movable curved adhesive base mount
- 2x J-shaped (curved) base mounts
- 1x three-way hinged shaft
Compared to some other cameras, Dazzne P3 does not have insane amount of additional accessories. However, all those extras inside, are very useful. They probably could have added few more crappy items inside and exclude spare battery or a dual charger. I am glad they decided to go for quality and usefulness instead of a quantity.
By including two batteries and a dual charger, Dazzne did excellent job, and totally blew me away. So far, I haven’t seen a company including two batteries, let alone dual charger as an accessory inside the box. Usually spare battery and chargers like that had to be bought separately. These two pieces alone are worth at least 15$, so its great to have them included.
One more piece of gear I liked are rotatable self-adhesive mounts. These four pieces are very well built and can turn 360° around their axis, which is quite neat. Again, most of Chinese cameras include usual, static mounts, so these movable were quite nice addition to a whole package.
To be honest, I never thought I would be so happy seeing a cable. But once I saw that HDMI cable is included with Dazzne P3, I was blown away. This is one more piece that you have to buy separately with most brands. This HDMI cable is used for previewing your footage directly from the camera onto your TV.
I know that this does not matter much, but all the accessories are numerated and have name such as : DZ-369, DZ-20, DZ15 ,etc. This is not a breakthrough for sure, but it will be handy for people who want to buy a spare accessory without having to ask a seller if it will fit the camera. Plenty of big brands such as Sony does this and its nice to see smaller brand that pays attention to details like this.
DZ P3 camera manual comes in two languages Chinese and English. It consists out of 13 pages for each language. The information in it is brief, but more than enough to get most of people started fairly quickly. Besides some basic instructions, specification and how to operate steps, this tiny leaflet has a nice symbol explanation, for each icon that appears in the menu once the camera is turned on. In my opinion, manual goes quite in depth compared to other Chinese brands. And did I mention its written in English? 🙂
As far as other accessories are concerned, they are pretty standard, nothing special. All those mounts are GoPro compatible and can fit into SJCAM mounts as well.
One little piece of gear that was not included in the package nearly made me pull my hair out. I can not believe that a simple thing such as camera bracket (holder) does not have its place inside the box.
Thanks to not having the holder, it is impossible to mount a camera onto a selfie stick, tripod, car suction cup mount, or anything else without having to put camera inside a waterproof case. Very frustrating experience to be honest, especially due to the the camera specific shape, so it did not fit an SJ4000 or Amkov AMK5000s holder. So all of my dash cam videos had to be recorded in a bloody waterproof case.
Okay, so there is no camera holder, even though I hate it, I had to make peace with it, and buy one. Cool, lets go buy one. Oh wait, it appears not to exist! There is no such mount on manufacturers website (which by the way takes 5 minutes to load). So if you intend to use Dazzne P3 on a head strap or a chesty, you need to put it inside the waterproof case first.
Perhaps next time, if they are unable to include a bracket, maybe they can drill a hole onto a camera that supports 1/4″ screw, that would make a life a lot easier.
Size and weight
Since all action cameras lately tend to have “boxed” design, I want expecting anything different from Dazzne P3. In terms of the shape and size, camera is identical to its predecessor, Dazzne P2. Size of the camera is cca 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm / 2.36 x 1.77 x 1.18 inches.
According to my measurements, weight of the P3 is 95 grams, with 1000 mAh battery inside. Without the battery weight of the camera is 73g. When in waterproof housing with battery, weight goes up to 173g.
Compared to some of the other action cams I reviewed, this one is one of the heaviest. The reason for that might be the built quality
Design and built quality
This rectangular-shaped camera is made out of nonskid plastic material, which should prevent it from slipping away while you hold it.
I personally have not noticed that so called non-slippery surface does anything useful. As the matter a fact I kinda prefer rubberized edges on cameras, rather than plastic. What is a bit weird, is that camera will easily get dirty with this material, but surface the cleaning is much easier then with rubber-made cameras. (Off topic : If you want to know how to clean action camera properly, check this video of mine).
As far as the appearance is concerned, camera looks quite bad-ass. It does not feel cheap while you hold it, and it is quite obvious Dazzne did quite an effort to make well-built camera, which increased the total weight slightly. It reminds me of Git1 and Foream X1 which are also well-crafted products.
Those who prefer colorful, bling-bling fancy tech, will be disappointed to know that Dazzne P3 comes in single color – black.
The only thing that was built cheap is a side cover, made out of thin plastic. This side cover prevents dust from getting into MicroSD and HDMI slots. But it is very hard to open it, and every time I did it, I had a feeling it will break anytime. I was really disappointed that well built camera got ruined with a cheaply made plastic cover. If you do not want to deform it, try not to open it that often. Mine got deformed already and it looks quite bad when put back on its place, it stands out.
The battery compartment cover is however quite opposite. Its easy to open and close and its detached to a camera.
Having an LCD screen on an action camera is not something many people need, but I assure you that even the most extreme users, find navigation and overall experience much smoother when camera has a screen.
Screen of this size is not only perfect for improving composition of your photo and video, but also for overall navigation). On the other hand, having a screen always drains battery faster. Luckily there is a screen saver option which will save your battery. I will explain how that works later throughout the article.
Buttons and ports
- On/OFF/Menu/Navigation/ button – turns camera on, or shutting it down. Entering the menu. Right navigation button for menu.
- Shutter button – starts/stops video recording, takes a still image and use it as OK button to confirm certain option inside the menu
- WiFi /Navigation – turns WiFi on/off. Left navigation menu button.
- LED Indicator
- LED indication
- WiFi indication
- Battery compartment
- LCD Screen
- Micro SD card slot
Dazzne P3 has several operating modes. Each of them does different things and has different options and abilities.
- Time Lapse /Timer
- Burst Photo
Here we are, the most important feature in each and every camera – video recording.
When it comes to video, P3 can shoot video in tons of resolutions and fps (frames per second). Here is an overview :
- 1080p x |25, 30, 50, 60 fps| (1920 x 1080, 16:9)
- 960p x |24, 30, 48, 60 fps| (1280 x 960, 4:3)
- 720 p x |24, 30, 48, 60, 120 fps| (1280 x 720, 16:9)
- WVGA x |24, 30, 48, 60, 120 fps| (840 x 4800, 16:9)
When 720p x 120 fps is selected, camera will automatically create a slow motion footage at 30 fps, this is quite similar to Sony super-slow motion in their AS100V.
Quality of the footage is quite good. I am satisfied with it. I mostly shoot in 1080p 30 fps and 60 fps and have no complaints about it. While I was recording I noticed that in some cases camera will struggle to get proper exposure, especially when facing a back-light.
If you wish to download raw video samples, go to this link. Make sure to download files on your PC and preview them using VLC and QuickTime (for Mac), as those are players which will play all codex and formats.
Camera captures still images at various resolutions. Maximum res is 16 megapixels. Thanks to its Panasonic sensor, this is true megapixels resolution.
Please note that image samples below are compressed in order to enable faster page load. For best possible experience, I highly recommend you to download sample images in high resolution on this link.
I believe that photo quality is great for the price. It is certainly one of the biggest advantages of this camera.
You can preview photos and videos when in preview mode. Obviously for best possible quality, it is much better to transfer them to a PC or view on TV with HDMI cable. You should know that camera creates two video files each time. Normal quality one, and .thm file, which is a low-sized and low-resolution video made for playback mode. If you wish to disable double videos, just turn the “dual stream” off.
There are literary tons of options you can set in Dazzne P3 menu. This is awesome, especially for those of us who like tweaking their output. One thing I did not like is how these options are organized. Even if the menu is easy and fast to navigate, options are organized in quite cluttered way.
You have general setup, video setup and camera default options. Its just a personal preference, but I found this quite confusing.
This function allows you to switch through different video resolutions and frame rates. Depending on the video standard you selected (PAL or NTSC), you will see different FPS options (25 and 50 / 30 and 60).
Resolutions will remain the same. (1080p, 960p, 720p and WVGA).
If for any weird reason you want to have lower resolution image than the default 16 megapixels, you can select here from (3mp, 5mp, 8mp, 12mp and 16mp).
One more quite ridiculously named options, that causes more confusion rather then clarification is a Delay Settings. Bloody hell? What is that?
Its a timer. Nothing more. Why didn’t they name it a self-timer simply? Don’t ask me.
So if you wish to have a self-timer while you are photographing (by the way, this means that once you press shutter inside the “Time Lapse” you will have few seconds delay before the camera captures an image. Since camera does not have actual self-timer, it will continue to capture infinite number of images at specified time period.
You can set self-timer to : 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds. Please do not be confused, because delay settings is a combination of self-timer and time-lapse.
Here are features exclusive to video mode only. Changing them will not affect photo or any other mode.
For people who want to mount a camera upside down either on a windshield of a camera, or even a helmet or a bike, Dazzne P3 can rotate the whole interface and a video output upside down.
There are three choices when it comes to metering.
PIV (Photo in Video)
Interesting function, called PIV (no, its not what you think). Its actually photo in video, which when enabled will take a still image in specified time period, while you are recording.
Loop recording can be set in :
- 3 min
- 5 min
- 20 min
When certain period is selected, it will stop video once it reaches 3 minutes, and start recording another. Once your memory card gets full, it will overwrite the oldest video and record over it. This is a feature for people who want to use this camera inside their car.
One more feature that causes quite a lot of confusion. In theory, Protune feature should be turned ON, only if you would like to have neutral looking colors for post-production. So Protune should not be used, unless you seriously intend to do color-correction in video editing software.
GoPro has a protune option, and here is how they clarified it :
Basically, the main purpose of the ProTune setting is to help you get more dynamic videos from your camera. We really wanted to meet requests from members of our professional community, many of whom edit footage from their GoPro cameras together with footage from other cameras. The stripped down video makes it easier for them to do that.
What this means for the every-day user is that Protune footage requires more editing to get that traditional GoPro look. That’s great if you want to spend more time editing your footage to put your own unique spin on it, but if you want to do simple editing and already like the GoPro look and feel that you’re used to, we’d recommend leaving Protune turned off.
For more, go to this GoPro support page.
How about Dazzne P3, does it work the same way?
It appears that this feature should be renamed to quality, as it has nothing to do with a real protune setting. What it does is changes the video bit rate, nothing else.
Since I was unsure about this, I talked with Mat (Techmoan) who already did a nice review of this camera, here is what he said :
I think they used the GoPro’s Protune menu description because it sounded cool, but on the Dazzne range it’s really it’s just a quality menu that’s been relabelled. It’s the same way they added a RAW menu option in the White Balance menu on the P2 – which doesn’t have anything to do with RAW video.
After you use this ProTune,it helps you to save memory for both photo and video. Eg: if you take a photo,it is 2.29mb,after you use Protune,it is 2.27mb.this is a little saving your memory,but if you are using this for a 64GB card,it can save more memory .
Changing the white balance will influence how warm or cool video/photo looks. Even though this option is located inside “video settings” it indeed works for still images as well. You can chose from 5 WB ranges :
- 3000k (Light bulb)
- 4000k (Fluorescent)
- 6500k (Overcast day)
- 7500k (Shade)
K stands for Kelvin, and if you want to learn more about this feature in particular, here is one good article to read.
Turning dual streaming on, creates two video outputs for one recording. One is normal video file, and the other is .thm file. Thm file is a lower resolution video. It is probably a good idea to turn this off, unless you do a lot of live video preview via Dazzne App.
Auto Exposure bias determines the amount of light that can go through the camera sensor. Basically, if White balance determines the warmth, exposure sets brightness of your outputs. There are quite a lot of intervals to chose from. I mostly used 0.0, but you can experiment in different situation to see what works the best for you.
Options that are generic are called “System Settings”. Changes made here will reflect all modes.
Handy feature called “boot mode” sets the priority mode in which camera will be ready to shoot as soon as its turned on. So if you select photo, next time you turn on the camera, you will immediately be in photography mode, same goes for video and burst.
This can save few seconds of your time, if you shoot more videos, you can set video, or if you are more a image kind of person, chose photo.
A key mode
This was one of the most confusing options to me personally, as I had no idea on what an “A key” mode is. So what does this option do? When turned “ON” it will command your camera to start recording as soon as its booted. When turned “OFF” of course, you have to press shutter button to initiate recording. This can be quite a useful option for people who want to use this as a dash camera.
NTSC and PAL
Dazzne P3 allows us to switch between two most commonly used video standards – NTSC and PAL. While some other cameras I tested gave zero difference when switched from one mode to another, P3 gives different frame rates when switched from PAL to NTSC and vice-versa.Resolutions do not change, only FPS do, just have that in mind.PAL frames per second rates :
- 25 FPS
- 50 FPS
NTSC frames per second rates :
- 30 FPS
- 60 FPS
LCD OFF and Auto Shutdown
Even though it sounds that this option turns off your LCD entirely, that’s not true. What “LCD OFF” function does, is putting your camera into “sleep mode” after certain amount of time, which you can chose manually (1 min, 5 min, 10 min).
Whenever your camera is inactive, LCD will turn off or go to sleep. You can wake it up, by pressing any button on the camera. It works absolutely the same as your lap-top or Kindle when their screen turns off after you are not working on them.Same thing goes for Auto Shutdown function, except shutdown will not occur while you are recording, where as the screen will turn off when you are recording.These are great settings, as they helps saving a battery life.
Other system settings
Here is a list of functions in the default system settings, which do not require much clarification. However I wanted to cover them as well.
- Time Setup – you can change date/time
- Language – chose between English and Chinese
- OSD – On screen display – if you turn it off, you will not see information on the screen while you are in photo or video mode (information such as : resolution, date/time, white balance, exposure, etc)
- Ver – (Version) – here you can see a firmware version, WiFi network name and a WiFi password.
1000mAh 3.7v Li-ion polymer battery powers this little camera. Battery life depends on plenty of factors. Lower FPS and LCD screen set to sleep significantly extends battery performance. Below table shows how much approximate working time can you get in continuous recording.
|1080p / 60 FPS||LCD OFF||83 min|
|1080p / 60 FPS||LCD ON||81 min|
|1080p / 30 FPS||LCD OFF||103 min|
|960p / 60 FPS||LCD OFF||96.2 min|
|1080p / 48 FPS||LCD OFF||113.5 min|
|960p / 30 FPS||LCD OFF||115 min|
|960p / 24 FPS||LCD OFF||134 min|
- *LCD OFF – Means that camera had 1 min screen off activated, which turns LCD to sleep, after 1 minute of inactivity.
- *Each option in battery life is average and may defer from situation to situation. Each test has been preformed at least twice, and average value from two or more tests was taken as battery life.
- *During that time camera was not turned on or off, test was preformed in continuous recording.
On LCD screen you can see how much battery you have left. I do not like that there are only 5 levels showed (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 0%). It would be much better of course, if camera could show level a bit more precisely. Especially when battery runs low (20%, 10%, 7%, 5%, etc). Since when it reaches 25% you never know when it will get exhausted.
Even though the camera specs claim that you can us up to 64gb memory card, to my surprise, after inserting a 64GB Sony MicroSDH, I got an error message in both video and photo mode and was unable to use the camera.
The error in video mode said : “Card limit for video recording”.
The one in photo mode claimed :Storage IO error
Imagine that you bought the camera in a hurry, because you are going on a beautiful Bahamas right away.
You are thrilled.
Cant wait to start recording your family having fun. Unluckily, you bought Dazzne P3, which has an error in firmware. How could you know that? Right? Luckily, I was not in that kind of situation, but if I was, I would certainly smack a camera with a hammer and return it to manufacturer in pieces.
Second, the warnings are completely useless. Card limit for video warring sounds like the card is full. And he storage IO error? What on earth is that?After doing little research on the web, plenty of people had the same problem.
Nobody was able to get 64GB cards to work. The firmware version my camera had (Default Settings<Version) is FW150803 1.04.I inserted my 16GB Samsung Evo Class 10, and it worked.So, I guess I have to update the firmware in order to fix this inexcusable error.
The next paragraph, explains how to update Dazzne P3 firmware.Update: After I successfully updated the firmware to latest version, which at the time of writing was V1.10_20150922 , micro SD64GB card worked normally. Hooray.
To be honest, with action camera I do not expect an impressive sound quality, especially when they are priced below 100$. However Dazzne P3 price tag is a bit higher than that, so I really expected in worst case scenario decent quality of a sound. It turned out that the sound will be my biggest complain about DZP3.No matter what I tried, the output audio had a hiss. At first I thought it was a problem with interference or something similar. I tried to record sound outdoors and on other places, but problem persisted.
Each and every time, there was a slight hiss in the audio.Again, I am unsure if the issue is just with this particular unit I have, or all their cameras have the problem. There are several other reviews online that have complains about the audio being muffled.
I do not think poor audio sound can be fixed through firmware updates. They can probably lower the audio in order to make hiss less noticeable, but then the sound levels would be too low. I remember that Git1 camera by GiUp had exactly the same problem with background noise.Luckily, camera has an external microphone support, so if audio matters to you, you should probably get an external mic and a converter. I personally, always add music to my videos, so for my action videos, it will not be as important as it might be for some other users.
After seeing some reviews in which people were unable to connect Dazzne P3 to an external microphone, I contacted the manufacturer, and they confirmed that camera has external mic support. I however did not set it. If someone reading this article managed to test external microphone with P3, please leave a comment below.
The following steps show you how to update Dazzne P3 firmware without external card reader. Process is the same for card reader updates from steps 1-10. After that you just format card reader.If you do not have a card reader, you can still update without any issues with memory card being placed inside the camera. Here is how.
- Download latest firmware from official website here.
- Unzip the downloaded file.
- Plug the camera with a Micro SD card into your PC with the USB cable you received in the box.
- Turn the camera on by holding power button for 2 seconds.
- From your PC, copy the firmware.bin file from the downloaded and unzipped folder to the root folder of your camera/memory card.
- Camera should automatically power off. If not, turn it off.
- Turn it on now.
- You will be prompted to update the firmware. Confirm by pressing mode button to select “Yes”, then press shutter button to confirm.
- Wait for the process to finish all the steps.
- When you see : “Firmware update success” you updated successfully.
- Turn the camera off, and once again ON.
- When asked to update the firmware again, chose NO.
- Remember, all this time, camera is connected to the PC.
- When camera turns on, enter the root folder from your pc and delete firmware.bin file to avoid camera asking you to update each time you turn it on. Do not forget to do this.
- That’s it, you successfully upgraded your DZP3 camera.
Dazzne P3 has a built in WiFi, which enables us to remotely control it, shoot videos and photos, download media, all from our mobile device or tablet.Here are links for Android version and an iTunes version.
There are two ways to activate the WiFi. You can go inside Settings<WiFi<ON or simply hold the WiFi button for few seconds, until you see “processing” on screen. Once turned on, the green WiFi icon will appear on display and front LED indicator will slowly flash blue.
The next step is to connect to a Dazzne WiFi network. Go into your phone/tablet Settings<WiFi and find “Dazzne”. Process is the same like connecting to any WiFi. Click onto a network and enter a password. Default password for Dazzne P3 App is dazznep3.
So, we turned on a WiFi on a camera, connected to that WiFi via our phone. The next step is to start the app.
App interface is quite good looking and easy to use. I must admit that sometimes I had issues connecting to it. On some instances it worked like a breeze, and sometimes I had to turn camera off, and try to connect again.As mentioned, app can be used to trigger shutter button remotely, take photo, change settings, download photos, videos and preview live what your camera is recording, all from your phone.
Even though most of the options inside the app are the same as the ones in camera, there are few that are differently named. Protune is called quality. There is no 720p 120fps resolution. One additional feature is Photo Quality which allows you to chose quality of a photo (best, better, general), which is quite unnecessary if you want my two cents.
Overall, app is quite easy to use and navigate. What annoyed me was the fact that each time I exited the menu, camera needed 2-3 seconds to reconnect. Live preview is pretty good, there is not much lag, even less when you start recording.
Dazzne customer support is quite responsive and got my questions answered within 24 hours. I must say that their English is not perfect, neither is mine, so I cant complain a lot about it. For product support you can reach out to their contact page.One thing to complain about is their website speed, which in some cases takes 5-6 minutes to load. I assume this is because of slow servers in China.
Where to buy Dazzne P3?
There are several online sites which sell this camera for a reasonable price.
- Buy on GearBest |Use coupon DazzneP3 for additional discount| Deal expires 10/31/2015
- Buy from Dazzne official store on Amazon| Link here|
- Buy from Dazzne store on eBay |Link here|
There are few more but, these are the best prices I was able to find.
To sum up, upon my few weeks of using Dazzne on regular basis both indoors, outdoors on day and low-light situation, I can say that its pretty decent camera for its price. I really liked the image quality which is probably the biggest advantage of this action cam.
I enjoyed having two batteries and a dual-charger that came in a box, which were precious time-saver when I was hiking.Speaking of gear, rotatable mounts were also fantastic addition, where as I hate that they did not include a tripod bracket or a wall charger adapter.
Video recording quality was very good, though when faced with a bright back-light, camera can struggle to get proper exposure. Videos seamed to be a bit darker at 0.0 exposure, so if you want a bit brighter footage, you boost AE bias slightly.
It should be mentioned that camera has no image or optical stabilization, but for the price, its hard to expect that.Built quality is also a huge advantage of DZP3 and this action cam certainly looks like a well-crafted recording device.
The materials used add a bit more of weight (95g is a total weight), so this cam is certainly not one of the light-weight ones. I found a USB port cover quite handy, though it was made out of thin plastic, which ruined overall great impression on toughness of this action cam.
Even though, I have not tested this one under water yet, waterproof case allows up to 20m of use in the water. Clip on top of the housing was flimsy and its easy to pull it out.There are many settings you can adjust and the overall user navigation and experience are good.
I do not like the fact that settings are a organized in a bit cluttered way. One more thing is that the camera can not record while being charged, so if you plan to attach a power bank, you should consider some other options like Xiaomi YI camera.
If you have questions about this cam, feel free to leave a comment below, I will be glad to help you out. If you already bought one, why don’t you post your own experience and share it with me and other readers? Come on, we do not bite, just press “Post a comment” button.Thank you very much for reading, and happy recording.