Crosstour 4K 16MP Action Camera: Cool Sports Camera For Everyone

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July 30, 2019
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A short while back, I reviewed the CT7000 HD action camera by Crosstour. If you want to check out that review you can do so here.

Today, we're going to take a look at another popular and extremely affordable cam from Crosstour, the CT9000 4K 16MP sports action cam.

Let's dive into it.

Crosstour is a Shenzhen Long Tou Optics Company that manufacture a range of budget sports action and dash cameras.

The Crosstour CT9000 model is closer to the higher end of the range action camera from Crosstour. The perfect camera for anyone NOT looking to spend a great deal of money on a 4K sports cam but still get a good deal.

Unlike the CT7000, this camera shoots 4K video and captures HD quality images via a 16MP sensor.

Main Action Cam Specifications & Features

The CT9000's highest resolution is 4K at 25FPS. Highest pixel count 16MP.

The notable features include a 170-degree wide-angle view, 2-inch screen, built-in microphone, 2 x rechargeable batteries, iSmart DV Wi-Fi application, wireless remote control, and a waterproof case capable of withstanding depths of 30 meters, which makes this action cam ideal for diving, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, etc.

With the camera itself, you get a nice bundle of accessories which includes a range of adaptors and mounting pieces, which by the way, are GoPro compatible also.

Here's a list of other camera features we've not mentioned -

  • Loop recording capability
  • Self-timer mode
  • Continuous lapse
  • Burst photo mode

The Camera comes with an SD card slot capable of taking a class 10 maximum 32GB SD memory card. Memory card is not included.

I would recommend, as always, using something like the SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro.

Video recording quality?

Probably the most important feature, the quality isn't bad, though, a little shaky without EIS or stabilization in general. As I mentioned you can record 4K at 25FPS, in addition, you can also change the settings to record at -

  • 2.7K at 30FPS.
  • 1080P at 30 and 60FPS
  • 720P at 60 and 120FPS.

What about the image quality?

If you're looking for a small camera that doesn't take up too much space but takes great photos, you can't go wrong with the CT9000 170°HD wide-angle fisheye lens. Image resolution options include -

  • 16MP
  • 8MP
  • 5MP
  • 4MP

What's missing from the CT9000 model action cam?

Again, keeping in mind that this is a mid to higher-end range sports action cam from Crosstour, here's what's not obviously included -

  1. No external mic input.
  2. Not touch-responsive screen.
  3. No Image/video stabilization, so you might want to consider a stabilization gimbal.
  4. No carrying case.

Most of these aren't a big deal as such if you're not wanting to spend a great deal of money on an action cam with all the bells and whistles included.

If you are looking to spend just a little bit more money, then do check out my review of the Apexcam M80 Pro or Campark X20.

How does it compare with other low-end budget cams?

You can easily compare the CT9000 with the Campark ACT74 as both of these have similar features, in fact, they're both very similarly built and the quality is similar too. Though, with the Campark ACT74, you have a few more recording resolution options.

Verdict

Overall, this is a great all-round budget action camera with just the right amount of features, and a great selection of mounting accessories to go.

You get two rechargeable batteries, each able to provide up to 90 minutes of uninterrupted recording time. To get the most out of your batteries, just make sure you charge them fully for 2 hours.

This camera is perfect for capturing your holiday memories on video or images.

It's not a camera I would personally recommend for vlogging, simply because there's not the option for plugging in an external mic. You might want to check out the Apexcam M80 Pro if you're looking to vlog with an action cam.

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