Almost a year after launching its Play action camera in India, Noise recently took the wraps off its Play 2, its new affordable action camera. The Gurgaon-based firm had forayed into the action camera segment with its low-priced action cam Noise Play in 2017 and had marketed it as a decent budget-friendly action camera aiming to undercut the market share captured by GoPro and Garmin. For someone totally ignorant about the world of action cameras, Noise Play 2 is a good product to begin with as it allows the user to shoot in Ultra High Definition or 4K resolution and also provides a handy set of accessories bundled alongside. With Noise Play 2, a full touch-screen comes on-board instead of buttons for menu-navigation and settings-changes seen in its predecessor. The battery capacity has also been enhanced in the new offering, letting you record and playback content for more number of hours.
We have been using the Noise Play 2 since past few days, testing it through thick and thin and in different environments. So does the Noise Play 2 successfully justify the Rs 9,999 price tag and is it the best offering for travellers who have tight pockets? Read the review below to find out.
Noise Play 2 action camera comes in a stylish black cardboard box/case. Inside the box, the camera and its USB charger come safely enclosed within a black protective foam. A quick start guide is included in the box. The camera is cuboidal in shape with its camera lens present on the top left side on its front. It comes with a 5.08 cm touchscreen LCD display on its back-side. There is a built-in microphone that supports External Mic. Built-in Wi-Fi and speakers are also there.
There are 4 LEDs on the camera- one at the top near the shutter button (Top LED), two obliquely parallel LEDs in the front alongside the lens (Front LED 1 and 2), and one at the back in the topmost left corner (Back LED).
The top of the camera has got a shutter button and the top LED.
The front of the camera houses the 7G glass camera lens and the power /mode button to its bottom right.
On the left side of the camera frame, three external ports- mini-USB, micro-HDMI and micro SD-are provided. The mini USB and micro HDMI are housed in parallel while the micro SD card slot is located separately. The three ports are provided without any kind of protective cover or flap. Cooling holes are present near all the ports.
The mini USB port supports composite A/V cable and 3.5mm mic adapter. The micro SD slot supports cards up to 128GB. For the micro SD card slot, it is recommended to use a microSD card of Class-10 or UHS-I rating.
The back of the camera is taken up fully by the touch display and the back LED at its topmost left.
At the bottom of the action cam, there is a socket for attaching a selfie-stick/tripod stand. The bottom also houses the Li-ion 1200mAh battery that powers the camera.