Supremo 1 Wifi Action Camera

Supremo 1 Wi-Fi Action Camera Review + sample photos and videos

There may be a lot of types of cameras out there, with your smartphone’s camera being the most convenient to use almost everywhere. But action cameras have features that your point-and-shoot, SLR, or smartphone camera don’t have.

Action cameras are small, tough, and simple. They are also designed to be strapped or attached to surfaces like helmets, bikes, cars, surfboards, and your body to name a few. They’re the best traveling buddy, especially for adventure seekers who like to document their travels through photos and videos. And for those looking for an affordable and user-friendly action camera to start with, Supremo 1 Wi-Fi Action Camera is for you!

Supremo action camera models (as of 2024)

This review is of the first action camera that Supremo released. For more recent action camera models, check these links:

Supremo Air 5K Action Camera

Supremo Premiere Action Camera


What’s in the Box

  •  Supremo 1 Camera
  • Waterproof Case
  • 2 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Portable Frame
  • Quick Release Mount
  • Knuckle
  • Lock bolt
  • USB cable
  • Flat Mount
  • Curved Mount
  • 3M Adhesives
  • Wrist Remote
  • User’s Guide
  • Warranty card

Micro SD card is sold separately and you have to buy Class 6 (or higher) to shoot smooth video files. I bought SanDisk Ultra microSDHC UHS-1 Card with Adapter in 32GB (with speed up to 80 MB/s) Class 10. So far I haven’t had any problems with this SD card.

For charging, I just use my phone’s USB Power Adapter to charge the camera. I’m considering buying an external battery charger but haven’t decided yet which one to get. I have also tried charging the camera using my 10,000 mAh power bank.

unboxing supremo 1 wifi action camera

Supremo 1 Key Specifications

  • 12MPx Shooting Power with Full HD recording capacity
  • 2-inch HD Preview screen (960×240)
  • Remote Control Capability
  • 150 degrees wide angle shots
  • 100 minutes of continuous recording on a fully charged battery (depending on shooting conditions)
  • Videos at 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, 720p@60fps
  • Lightweight at 78 grams
  • Expandable up to 32GB memory
  • Waterproof up to 30m
  • WiFi Capability
  • 8.0 megapixels CMOS sensor/12MPx interpolated
  • F/2.8 lens aperture
  • 0.5m to infinity lens focus
  • 1/30 to 1/2000 sec shutter speed
  • Built-in microphone
  • Video Format: MOV H.264
  • Still Photo Format: JPEG
  • Power Supply: 3.7V/1000mAH removable Li-Battery
  • Dimensions: 54 x 37 x 51mm
  • Casing: 49.5 x 76 x 84mm
    Features
  • Compatible with original GoPro mounts and accessories
  • Can take full control of the camera and enjoy live previews on smartphones and tablets using the iSport Cam App (ios/Android) or the iSmart DV app

Setting Up the Remote

I had no difficulty pairing the remote to the camera. I just followed the instructions in the User’s Guide and it worked. I pressed and held the B&C buttons even when I turned the camera on. I only let go of it when the LED lighted up. Just make sure that the wrist remote is fully charged as well as the camera. Take note though that the wrist remote is NOT waterproof! Although we wish it was. 😉

Using the Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera

Unboxing was easy but my mom was more successful in taking it out of the mount than me. Hehe. Turning it on for the first time, I found it easy to use and navigate even though I had not read the user guide yet. That just proves that it’s really user-friendly, and that my non-techie mom can easily operate it.

I like that the body of the camera has a textured finish, making it harder to scratch the surface in case you’re not using the waterproof casing. It’s very lightweight, as such you can carry it everywhere you go. The LCD screen is a really good feature, as I prefer to always preview the shot or the video afterward.

I haven’t used the WiFi feature as well as the cam app yet because of my phone. In my experience with GoPro, the battery of the camera and my phone drains faster if I use it through the app. Some people prefer the app though as it makes it easy for them to transfer photos and videos to their social networking apps. I also prefer editing videos via my laptop and not via phone

The wrist remote is enough for me, as I found it very easy to use. However, I prefer just holding the remote instead of using it while on my wrist. I found that holding the Jackpod with the Supremo while pressing the remote on my wrist wasn’t the most efficient.

I’ve only used the Supremo 1 on its default settings for both photo and video as you can see in the samples below. I look forward to exploring the different settings as well as the video looping and timelapse. I will also try mounting it and using other types of a tripod.

As for shooting in water or underwater, the Supremo 1 like any other action camera gets moist/foggy inside the casing because of the temperature change. If you want to avoid fogging up your lens and getting a blurred spot on your photo or vid, you can do DIY anti-fog inserts. There are plenty of videos on YouTube if you want to make your anti-fog inserts.

For the quality, there is noticeable noise/grain for both videos and photos. But this is expected because of its affordable price. Also, Supremo 1’s wide angle is only 150 degrees, unlike some action cameras that are 170 degrees. If you really want high-quality images and videos, then you better invest in high-end versions like GoPro.

Besides, there is always post-processing. There are many photo editing apps available for both iOS and Android like VSCO, Snapseed, A Color Story, and Fotor among others. You can also remove the fish-eye/wide-angle effect of the photos via post-processing.

**UPDATED (August 2016)

  • Lagging/hanging/freezing: I have experienced during continuous use when the Supremo 1 suddenly lags/freezes/hangs and I can’t turn it off or do anything unless I take out the battery. I have since only taken videos up to maximum of 10 secs to prevent these lags.
  • Supremo 1 service center: As far as I know, there is no service center here yet for Supremo 1. If your unit is still under warranty, you can contact Kimstore how to process the repair.
  • external battery charger: I haven’t used an external battery charger yet but you can try universal battery chargers used by GoPro users or other action cam users. But do make sure to check the power output.
  • Rusty Jackpod: After using the jackpod in beach trips for a few times now, I noticed that it’s still prone to rusting even after rinsing the Jackpod in tap water after use in saltwater.
  • Recommended settings:

                Video: 1080p 30fps

                Photo: 8 MP

                Quality: Normal

                 Exposure: +1

Sample Images

Settings:

  • Resolution: 8M
  • Quality: Superfine
  • Metering: Center
  • White Balance: Auto
  • ISO: Auto
  • Exposure: 0.0

NOTE: All pictures are not edited or post-processed. They are only resized to 740px to fit the blog width.

supremo 1 morning shot
0800 AM
morning supremo 1
0800 AM
waves supremo
moisture/water drops on the lens (with waterproof casing)
water shot supremo
testing the waterproof casing
after sunset supremo
after sunset
night shot supremo
night shot

Sample Videos

Settings:

  • Resolution: 1080P (60fps)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Microphone: Outdoor

I’m looking forward to exploring more of the settings and features of the Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera and will be bringing this in my future travels. For its very affordable price of Php 3, 880, it’s a good buy as an entry-level action camera that you can use not just in your travels and adventures but every day as well.

Be sure to come back here as I’ll be updating this page for more sample photos and videos! I will also be posting more photos on my Instagram account so feel free to follow. 🙂

*** UPDATE: new sample video (click on the HD if you want; for the version with music, go to my Youtube channel!)

Disclosure: Supremo 1 Wifi Action Camera and Jackpod are provided by Supremo World Philippines but views are my own and accurately reflect my experience using this camera. 

Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera

  • Price: Php 3,880 (as of May 2016)
  • Warranty: 3 Months
  • Accessories available: Jackpod Monopod, Supremo 1 Bag

Supremo 4K Plus WiFi Action Camera

  • Features: Original Sony IMX Sensor; 170 degrees lens angle; built-in gyroscope
  • Video resolution: 4K at 24fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps
  • Photo resolution: 14MP/12MP/10MP/8MP/5MP JPEG
  • Get Supremo 4K Dual Battery Charger here

***UPDATE: For a review of the SUPREMO 4K Action Camera check this link!

Supremo Conquest

  • Features: Up to 40 meters waterproof; slow motion; 2.0″ HD LC; anti-shake
  • Video resolution: 4K at 24 fps, 2.7K, 1440p, 1080p
  • Photo resolution: 20MP down to 3MP
  • Price (As of April 2019): Php 4390 (with free Supremo drawstring bag and flexible tripod)
  • Get Supremo Conquest Dual Battery Charger here

Have you used Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera?

How’s your experience with action cameras?

Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.

Comments

  • Hi ms. Darlene… just wanna ask kunG anong gamit mong video editor… nahihirapan ako maghanap ng app n kya mabasa ang .mov file 🙁

    • I just use Windows Movie Maker. I just plug it into my PC and transfer the videos to movie maker. 🙂 or you can convert it online to mpeg4 or avi if you like

      • chanttle

        do you have supremo 4k? i just wanted to ask how to play the videos on the computer or android phones. i can only hear the sounds but the video wont play, it will only play on the supremo app on my iphone. even if the video will play only at 5 secs.

        • Hi! I don’t have a Supremo 4k but I linked a blog review here done by my friend. maybe she can help you 🙂

  • nawnaks

    hi po..may timelapse option ba ito?

  • louie martin

    sakin nmn ayaw n nya mg open pero umiiliaw ng kulay pula ung battery nya
    ayaw mg bukas s kotse kse sya gnamiut akala ko battery lng sira namili ako from kimstore kso ngaun ayaw n nya mag open bgung bili ku p nmn ung battery please reply on my facebook ate salamat [email protected] thankyou!!!

  • Abie Salvador

    Hi mam im having a trouble sa transferring nung mga videos ko ask ko lang kung naeexperience nyo rin na naglalag yung mga videos pag natatransfer sya sa tablet or sa computer? Sa tablet po i have ipad tapos ismart dv kasi yung apps ko lag po talaga yung mga videos sa laptop naman po tinary ko yung sa pamangkin ko windows xp tapos VLC yung player ayaw pa rin di po nagpaplay.. Im looking forward po sa reply mo thank you

    • Ooh. Hindi ko pa kasi naexperience na nag-lag sya while transferring videos. Baka din sobrang bigat ng file? Usually I only take max of 10 secs per video para hindi masyado mabigat. I don’t use VLC player. Ung video player lang na kasama sa Windows.

  • May Cañete

    Hello. I’ll ask lang sana kasi yung Supremo 1 namin pag ipress yung wifi button ang sinasabi sa screen Get wifi info fail. Paano po to ayusin? Gracias!

  • I’m about to buy Sjcam4000. But I came across to this supremo. Which is better do you think?

  • hi maam.is there any store that sells supremo accessories?my waterproof case for supremo took a damage and now have a crack on it.its now letting the water in.i want to replace it but doesnt know where to buy a replacement accesory.do you have any idea?

    • Have you tried Kimstore? Also take a look at the Supremo users group in Facebook maybe there are sellers there.

  • Annalyn Vudal

    Hi, any updates po for the supremo1, up to this day po ba okay pa siya? I’m planning on buying one for my trips. Okay ba siya under water? Please reply back po. Thank you 🙂

    • Yes although I think they already released a new version. for sample shots and videos, please see the blog post and links above.

    • I bought mine January 2016. I used it not more than 5 times I guess, twas my first time to own an action cam and got Supremo 1. I wasn’t happy with the quality. Photos and videos are distorted. I dunno, i tried every setting, it doesn’t get any better. It’s been a year and I haven’t actually used it that much. Jackpod and its housing became rusty as well. I now plan to get myself a Gopro Hero5 instead, quality comes with a price but as long as it’s worth it, then why not? This is a very honest and detailed blog and review! Thank you!!!

      • Thanks Dee! YOu are right. If you have the money to spend, I’d say go for the quality. 🙂

  • monty fernandez

    Best review ever. no sugar coating. thank you. btw ung supremo 4k q nabili s kimstore ang panget maganda pa camera ng phone q. ? anong app gamit mo? ayaw mag connect s isport at ismart dv ung akin. ang panget quality pag sa Supremo world help nmn please. paano q din malalaman na full charge na battery? tagal mag charge ng akin almost 5hrs Ta!

    • Thank you. 🙂 I didnt use any of those apps kasi madali makadrain ng battery. I just use the remote. I only use Snapseed for the post processing. Ung battery, usually mawawala na ung lights if it’s fully charged. pero 5 hours is very long ha! check mo if you can use an external charger.

      • Hi, have you guys checked on the Supremo 4k? Based on Monty’s comment, is it really that bad? After reading the review of Darlene for S1 and the comment of Monty, I am now confused between the S1 and the 4k. Haha

        • Hi! They said the 4K is a lot better than the S1. You can also ask other users on the Supremo users FB group.

  • Chris Marie

    Hi Darlene…Can you help me? i really cant setup my wrist remote to my supremo camera it wasn’t recognized though i already followed the manual. I just want your detailed suggestion on how to setup the wrist remote to the camera it didn’t linked with my camera.

    • Hi, sorry for the late reply. I had a hard time setting it up but i’ve already written above what I did that made it finally work. You can also try asking other users in the Supremo users facebook group 🙂

  • Antonette B

    Is it Price: Php 3,880 including the wrist remote? My brother bought his action cam at Kimstore as well for 5k+ I believe but doesn’t come with a wrist remote. Not sure 🙁

  • Hi. I just want to ask since supremo1 is compatible with original go pro mounts and accessories, is it also compatible with the dome port? Coz I’ve been looking for a dome port that fits to my supremo1. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • According to Kimstore, Supremo is compatible with GoPro accessories but I haven’t tried fitting it it. You can also ask the Supremo users facebook group if any of them has experience fitting their Supremo with a dome. 🙂

    • Hi! Do you have updates on this? I am also interested with this one.

  • Ron Jon Agustin

    It has great durability, accidentally tripped my sisters supremo 1 from a billiard table to the ground, fortunately everythings fine, although I did it again (this time with the waterproof case) and it broke some small glass pieces(Sloppy me). Now I’m waiting if they’re gonna sell a supremo1 waterproof case only…in the market.

  • Hi.. I use 32gb memory card.. and my issue is always lag or stock up and I can’t use it for my driving.. is it possible the cause of problem is from memory card? because I meet the external capacity? I hope can you help me… tnx!…. 🙂

  • Hi, im having trouble with my supremo, theres no way for me to select the 1080p 60fs since its grayed out. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Hi! I have issue with my supremo1 hindi ko sia maopen when I insert the battery but kapag inoopen ko sia while using the usb cord okey naman. TIA.

    • Might be the battery or the hardware connecting the battery to the camera. You should contact Kimstore if that’s where you bought it.

    • Try to check the position of the battery, check the diagram in the cover. if doesnt work try the extra battery. If still not working possible hardware issue

  • Chris Jan

    How can you connect sopremo 1 to computer? please help

  • Isay Coronel

    hello! mine freezes too and lags and just like yours I can’t do anything with and can’t be turned off unless I’ll took the battery out. when you turn it back did it function normally?

  • This is great, but I found another good camera, it’s AKASO EK7000 4K wifi sports action camera, cheap and good quality, really worth looking at it, then you can do a different review,it will be great.

  • Hi, I’m having a problem on the contrast of the videos and photos. Would you know how to adjust the settings? Thank you

    • Hi Jocel! Did you use the recommended settings I’ve indicated here? the default setting of supremo is normally saturated and a bit dark so I usually add +1 to the exposure. What seems to be the problem in yours? 🙂

  • missingmee

    now im decided tonget this supremo 1..tnx and hope to catch u on your vlogss….

  • Gabriel Dominise

    Hi, does anybody know how to contact the customer services of the manufacturer? I encoutered problem with my Supremo1 when I was charging the battery. When I plugged in the usb charger, not knowing that something got lodged inside the usb tip, the usb port of the camera got damaged and it wont charge the battery anymore. Or, is there a compatible external battery charger available in the market? Thank you for your time. Regards everyone.

    • Hi Gabriel! i’ve read from a forum that external chargers work but do take care not to overcharge. You can try external chargers used by GoPro users or other action cam users. As for the USB port, if you bought your unit via Kimstore, I suggest contacting them or try their store in Blue Bay Walk Pasay. Hope this helps!

      • Gabriel Dominise

        Hi Darlene, thanks for the quick response . I tried my friend’s GoPro hero3 but doesn’t fit, it’s battery is smaller . I’ll look for other GoPro. My unit is a gift and no idea where it was bought. I’m back in London now where I’m based. I’ll keep looking for a charger – and will share it here if successful . Atm my supremo1 is useless. Best regards to you & every1.

        • Hi Gabriel, have you tried using the Smatree battery charger?

          • Gabriel Dominise

            Hi Darlene, unfortunately smatree charger is not available in store here so I cant have a test. However, camcaddy2 did the job. Thanks

      • Gabriel Dominise

        Hi Darlene, it’s me again. Finally, today I found the solution to my problem. I bought the CamCaddy2 battery charger. Perfect for S1 battery. But, it’s prone to short circuit coz it’s terminals are movable. It needs to be fixed permanently once aligned with the battery. And, make sure you know the – & + poles. It’s a shame I can’t share the image here. Regards to all. Cheers!

  • Nina Sogue

    This is a pretty decent cam at an affordable price! I’m actually thinking of buying an action cam myself. Will consider this once I’ve saved enough 🙂

    Nina | http://www.ninasogue.com/

  • Those photos look good! I think this gadget is something my husband would like to have. I’ll share your blog post with him. 🙂 This is a helpful and detailed product review. 🙂

  • Infairness Dada, for the price of 3800 I’m okay with the quality of the photo and the video. Well, Gopro obviously have higher quality since it comes with the price. So paying a reasonable amount with acceptable quality. In good with Supremo ??

  • Very detailed review. With the trend of travel photograhy, action camera seems to be a must. Great that there’s an affordable one in the market. 🙂

  • I use iphone and ASUS to take some of my photos in my blog. So I love how you review this camera. All your photos are beautifully captured especially when the camera is on water. And the cost catches me. Thanks for this.

  • I use iphone to take photos. But i would love to have my own action camera. Just by looking at the photos, it indeed captured most of the moments and interesting shots iphone camera cant even capture (or maybe i didnt explore every key and button).

  • Great review, dear! I’ve been thinking of getting an action come lately. And this is so affordable but I’m thinking of its durability, hehe. I’ll wait for your updates 🙂 In fairness, the photos and videos are pretty decent.

  • Maria

    Since action cameras are really handy especially for travels or adventures or even work, it’s so nice to know that something that could do so much could be so affordable! The specs are really nice as well as the shots. However, I think it’s kinda short for the warranty period. Anyway, thanks for the great review!

  • Stella the Travelerette

    What a detailed review! I love how you tested the camera under so many different circumstances. I’m a travel blogger, but I use my cell phone camera for everything. I just feel so self-conscious with a camera! But I will come back to this if I ever get a real camera.

  • ROBERT LEE

    I’d say after reading this post and taking a quick look at the video that for the price, this camera is worth it. I totally agree that there are many things you can do with a smartphone camera, but one of the things it doesn’t do a pretty good job at is action scenes.

  • Kerr Quevedo

    This looks like a fine alternative to other mainstream action cameras. It’s affrodable, too.
    Thanks for this review! I added some options to which camera I should buy.

    xx
    withkerr.wordpress.com

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