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TKART magazine Must Have | The best action camera for go-karting? Choose from these 6 (from 90 to 800 Euros!)
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Jacopo Colombo
17 March 2024 • 11 min. read

There are those who do it just to be able to post their own video on social media and those who, on the other hand, wish to analyse their driving and shave off the last a tenth or hundredth of a second on their "best lap". The fact is, however, that regardless of the reason for doing it, recording your kart driving sessions with an onboard camera is a practice... That is very widespread! To do this, there are those who do the most daring things, such as fixing a smartphone on the kart as best they can. It must be said, however, that as trivial as the activity may seem, in reality applying a camera to your kart can have important implications, first of all in terms of safety. This is why the only way to do this is to use action cameras suitable for use on karts, which must combine the following: good resistance, due to the vibrations and stresses they are subjected to when installed on the chassis; a secure fastening system, which does not allow the camera to release itself from the chassis and end up on top of the follower (that would be disastrous!); Finally, a decent picture quality, to say the least. To help you find your way around the vast panorama of these devices, we have scanned the market and selected 6 models (including GoPro, DJI and...), which differ in price range, technologies offered and anchor point (which can be integral to the kart or driver). However,all the selected models share the presence of automatic stabilization of the footage (essential to have videos "untouched" by the vibrations of the kart). But that's not all, most of the selected cameras allow you to download and edit the collected footage directly from your smartphone, through dedicated apps. So that you can analyse, edit and share the material you've collected even when you're on the track.

Editor's Note
If in practice lap sessions there are no limitations on the use of these devices (as long as they do not jeopardize your safety or that of those who share the track with you), in competitions, on the other hand, there are precise rules about the use of action cameras. For example, in championships or events that comply with FIA Karting regulations, only the use of chambers to be installed on the chassis (generally on the radiator) and exclusively during practice sessions is allowed. On the other hand, the installation of an action camera externally or internally the helmet is considered, by CIK-FIA, as a modification of its approval. This is why it is always forbidden when participating in official competitions. Precisely in this sense, we advise you to carefully analyse the technical regulations of the competitions in which you participate.

N.B. Do you think there are other products that can be added to this selection? Don't hesitate to share them with other TKART users in the "Contributions" section at the end of the article. The community will be grateful to you!



The AKASO EK7000 Pro is the cheapest action camera among those we propose. It is a 4K Ultra HD camera, capable of recording in six resolutions, the maximum of which is in 4K at 25 fps (i.e. with a frequency of 25 frames taken per second), thus ensuring good fluidity of shooting, but not the best compared to the other products that we will describe later. Of course, a not-so-positive aspect of this product is that the automatic stabilisation is turned off when recording in 4K (25 fps) and 2.7K (30 fps), therefore in the two modes that return the best quality pictures. It has a 170° wide-angle lens and a 2" screen. There are also two 1,050mAh rechargeable batteries in the box (one to use and one spare) that allow you to record for about 90 minutes each (stated figure). In addition, EK7000 can be controlled remotely in two ways: via the special remote control, included in the kit, which allows you to start and stop videos by interacting remotely; by means of a common smartphone (via the dedicated AKASO GO app) that can be connected to the camera thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi and with a diffusion range of 10 metres away, which allows you to start and stop recordings, but also to edit and save them on the memory of the smartphone. The AKASO EK7000 does not have an internal memory, but you must use a MicroSD memory card. 

Here is a general overview of the features analysed:

ModelAKASO EK7000 Pro
Available video resolution modes6
Picture Format16:9
Maximum Resolution (16:9)4k a 25 fps
Max Fov170°
Battery (claimed life-cycle)2 da 1.050 mah (90 min/battery)
MemoryExternal, microSD
Sizes (Lu x La x Al)42 x 60 x 31 mm
Weight41 g
Integrated Wi-FiYes
Price90 euro

Indicative price

About 90 euro

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