Noise Play 2 Review: Best Budget-Friendly Action Camera

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Noise, a Gurgaon based company has recently unveiled Play 2 – its new affordable action camera in the Indian market.

It may be recalled that Noise forayed into the action camera segment with its low-priced action camera Noise Play in 2017 and the company positioned the product right inside the quadrant where GoPro and Garmin are playing as well. The biggest advantage came from the company’s budget-friendly pricing.

With the introduction of Noise Play 2 – the company has provided a full touch-screen which is quite useful and a much needed change from buttons for menu-navigation and settings-changes seen in its predecessor.

Noise Play 2 also comes powered with enhanced battery capacity and as a result, users can record and playback content for more number of hours with this product. We have been using the Noise Play 2 since about 15 days, thoroughly testing it in different situations. Noise Play 2 comes with a price tag of INR 9,999.

Design Elements

When it comes to product design and looks – Noise Play 2 is a decently good product and provides pretty useful set of features for the user to shoot in Ultra High Definition or 4K resolution. The product comes bundled with a handy set of accessories as well.

There is a quick start guide included in the box. The camera comes with a 5.08 cm touchscreen LCD display which is on its back-side. It has a built-in microphone that supports External Mic as well as built-in Wi-Fi and speakers.

The top of the camera has got a shutter button and the front of the camera houses the 7G glass camera lens and the power /mode button is located on its bottom right.

Noise has provided three external ports- mini-USB, micro-HDMI and micro SD with Play 2. The micro SD slot supports cards of up to 128GB storage. The mini USB port supports composite A/V cable and 3.5mm mic adapter.

At the bottom of Play 2 – there is a socket for attaching a selfie-stick or tripod stand – this is extremely useful and helps you position the cmeraa as and when you want. The bottom of Play 2 houses the Li-ion 1200mAh battery which is powering the camera.

While reviewing this product, we realized that the Noise Play 2 action camera definitely a budget friendly action cam and delivers great value for money.

The body of the camera is made up of plastic and is just about perfect to fit inside the palm of your hand and yes, the build quality is quite good, considering the affordable price point of this product.
One important point is that this action camera is not waterproof – hence, in order to use it under water you will have to use it with the waterproof plastic casing available along with other accessories of this product.

Performance

To initiate the camera usage, you need to charge the battery of this camera. When you plug in the USB cable to charge the battery, the back led starts blinking automatically. You have two options to select from – PC Camera or Mass Storage. There is no internal storage inside this camera.

Whenever we charged the camera it took about 65 to 70 minutes to charge the battery completely. The functionalities of this camera carry a unique signature of simplicity in design. This action camera supports three modes – Video, Photo and Playback. To begin or stop the recording with Play 2 you have to simply press the shutter button.

The video gets saved on your memory card as an MP4 file.
This is an action camera which is perfect for moto vloggers. The camera delivers amazingly clear and sharp videos while driving or shooting from a moving vehicle. You can also shoot with the wide angle 4K capability and the results are quite breathtaking and capture extreme details of the surroundings. While reviewing the product, we used it in indoors as well as outdoor situations and the results were extremely good.

The battery life of this camera is also quite good and the camera functioning is smooth, we did not experience any lag in its performance while navigating through all the options.

Final Verdict

Noise Play 2 is a great product for people who want to buy an action camera that’s cost-effective too. This camera comes packed with almost all the features that other big brands offer – especially the option of 4K recording makes this a very special budget-friendly action camera.

Priced at an affordable price point of INR 9,999, Play 2 provides ultra HD 4K recording and comes with external Mic as well. All the above points make this a very special deal for vlogging and moto vlogging community.


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