SJCAM SJ8 PRO: full review

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SJCAM is on fire again. In 2018, the company presented to the public three versions of its latest camera: AIR, PLUS and PRO. Today we will dwell on a detailed examination of the most advanced of them. SJ8 PRO. This, by the way, is the first camera from SJCAM that can record in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. So is its closest competitor, the GoPro Hero 5. How does it live up to expectations and is it a “GoPro killer”? Let’s try to find out.

Unpacking

The camera is sold in two different configurations: “minimum” and “full”. At the minimum, you can find only the camera, cable and manual. The complete one contains everything that is in the minimal, plus a bunch of accessories. A box full of various mountings and other optional items. This is common enough for SJCAM, but now you have a choice if you suddenly have accessories from previous models.

Design

The design of the SJ8 PRO does not differ so much from the appearance of second-hand cameras. But if you take a closer look, you can feel how far the case materials are from being called cheap. All surfaces are covered with a rubber-like material, which contributes to a better grip. The buttons are backlit and look incredibly cool.

Screen

SJ8 PRO has two screens. One in front. Classic LCD display, and one on the back. Sensory. Note that the latter works just fine. Just like the display on a smartphone.

The touchscreen function is very useful. You can enter the desired setting much faster than if you select it with the buttons. In addition, it should be said about the menu, which is extremely intuitive and NOT overloaded with details. Sometimes the interface can slow down if you suddenly want to change any option during shooting. It all depends on which one, so we would not write such behavior as an unambiguous minus.

Microphone

Another feature of the camera is the dual microphone. One is located at the front and one at the side. This, in theory, should provide good sound quality. We will check this point a little later.

USB-C port

There is a USB-C port on the same side as the microphone. What can you say? Finally, the SJCAM camera has a Type-C connector! Now you can say goodbye to the times when you had to grope for the correct position of the plug to insert it into the camera.

This connector has two sides. On the one hand, it has become more convenient; with another. There are still many devices with microUSB connectors and, accordingly, you probably have a small pile of THESE cables lying around somewhere for future use. Type-C cable is not yet so widespread, so it is better NOT to forget to take it with you.

Memory card

There is a tripod mounting hole at the bottom of the camera. The hole diameter is standard. A quarter inch. Nearby is the cover of the battery compartment and memory card. To be honest, this neighborhood is a little embarrassing. The compartment will be hot enough when shooting and charging.

Menus and settings

The camera menu is well done. With the touchscreen SJCAM has created one of the most intuitive menus found in action cameras. Everything you need is here. Except for one function. Flip the picture. If you suddenly want to put the camera upside down, then you will have to manually turn the picture in the video editor. However, in the latest firmware update this was fixed, and the function appeared.

To be honest, it’s hard to compare this camera to other models. NOT because it is technically difficult, but because after long hours of testing, it was discovered that the SJ8 PRO was created primarily for 4K shooting, but not for other resolutions. It’s strange, but let’s try to explain.

We have always argued that the most commonly used resolution in action cameras. It’s 1080p at 60fps. SJCAM does not think so and throws all its strength at 4K and simply forgets about the rest of the permissions. This is easy to prove because at 1080p the bitrate is only 18 Mbps. Bitrate. It is, simply put, the amount of detail a video contains. For comparison, the usual bitrate on the second cameras is about 30 Mbps. Therefore, the SJ8 PRO produces a slightly distorted picture at this resolution.

On the other hand, when shooting in 4K at 30 frames per second, the bit rate rises to 60 Mbps, and if you shoot in the same resolution at 60 frames per second, it is as much as 100 Mbps. To be honest, this is the first time we’ve seen such a bitrate. And this is perhaps the best difference between a normal camera and a good camera.

Below are videos showing this difference:

The difference is quite obvious. 4K shooting with this camera has reached a new level compared to second-hand accessories, and there is no doubt about it.

However, these are probably software problems, and, most likely, they will be solved in the near future with the release of new firmware. With great hardware, the SJ8 PRO can be a great GoPro Hero 6 Alternative.

Also worth mentioning is the gyroscope stabilization. We were very surprised at how well it works. We can say that the need for a separate stabilizer has practically disappeared!

The color gamut in the captured video is excellent coverage and high accuracy. At night, the camera shows its full potential. With the ISO setting down to 6400, the camera is able to catch every ray of light in the field of view. In this case, the color rendition, again, does not suffer. The matrix of the apparatus. This is a definite plus.

Audio

On its website, SJCAM positions its camera as capable of recording even a concert. But. There are no miracles.

Perhaps this is not what we expected.

On the other hand, the sound is quite acceptable at normal volume. It can be summarized that the camera is quite useful for recording speech, but for music. No.

According to video tests, you might think that the photos will be fine. Fortunately, the theory has been confirmed by practice. The SJ8 PRO is capable of pretty good shots. Of course, she is far from digital cameras, but the photographs will surely appeal to you.

Battery

The battery’s survival rate can be called extraordinary. It has a capacity of 1200 mAh, which is 150-200 mAh more than most competitors. At 4K resolution and 60 fps, a full charge will last for 90 minutes, at 1080p and 60 fps. For 118 minutes, and at 1080p and 30 fps. 135 minutes. Fully discharged battery is charged for 130 minutes.

Verdict

The SJ8 Pro is generally a good camera. It could be great, but the firmware needs some work (at the time of this writing). The SJ8 PRO boasts good picture quality and impressive battery life, but the audio quality could have been better. However, we will still recommend it to you, because it is a really good device. With the release of new firmware versions, it will turn into a real beast.

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In August 2017, information appeared about the release of a new line of SJCAM SJ8 cameras. Since then, there has been a lot of unconfirmed information about the price, specifications and release date. Some time ago, additional information appeared in SJCAM SJ8.

First of all, the SJ8. Camera series. There will be several of them, as in the SJ6 series (S6 Legend and SJ6 Air). The SJCAM SJ8 lineup will have three cameras:

This article is not definitive and has not been fully endorsed by SJCAM, but are confident that it is accurate enough or so to be considered current.

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Presumably cameras are expected in summer 2018.

SJCAM SJ8 market location

SJCAM, obviously, with the release of the SJ8 series of cameras, wants to challenge the place in the action camera market among well-known manufacturers such as Yi Technology, Xiaomi and even GoPro. At the beginning of the rumors about the SJCAM SJ8, many resources mentioned that there would be only one camera. SJ8, but it turned out to be a series of 3 cameras SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro.

Below is a table comparing the characteristics of the SJ8 cameras. We want to emphasize that this information is NOT official and is based on information from various resources. Despite this, we are confident that this information is accurate enough.

Back, touch, 2.33 inches

Front informational 0.96 inch

Back, touch, 2.33 inches

Front informational 0.96 inch

Battery 1200mAh 1200mAh 1200mAh
Wi-Fi there is there is there is
Remote control there is there is there is
video stabilization yes, software yes, software yes, software
Connecting a microphone there is there is there is
voice control no no there is

SJCAM SJ8 Air

Powered by NTK96658 processor and Panasonic MN34110PA sensor. The SJ8 Air is the most basic of the series. Its price will be the lowest in the SJ8 series. Maximum resolution. 1080p, 60fps with image stabilization support.

The camera is equipped with standard action camera features such as video stabilization, remote control compatibility, and external microphone support. Unlike the SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro, the Air has a front display, only a 2.33-inch touchscreen display on the back.

The only advantage of the SJ8 Air. Resolution 14 megapixels. The other two can take photos at 12 megapixels.

SJCAM SJ8 Plus

SJ8 Plus version. Average in the “family”. She has average performance indicators. Equipped with two displays. The front LCD is 0.96 inches and the rear is. 2.33 inch touchscreen. This model is expected to be the best selling model as it has all the basic functions and can record full native 4K video at 30 frames per second.

Maybe Gyro video stabilization will work at maximum resolution. The SJ8 Plus will be assisted in this by the Novatek NTK96683 processor and the Sony Sony IMX117 sensor.

SJCAM SJ8 Pro

Top model of the series. SJ8 Pro. The only model in the series that can record in 4K at 60fps. This camera is equipped with a powerful Ambarella H2-2S85 chip and an improved image sensor. Sony IMX377. The SJ8 Pro has all the features of the previous models, but has voice control support. This is the first SJCAM camera to offer this feature.

It is also possible that SJCAM SJ8 Pro will be equipped with a GPS module.

There is still little information about the cameras from the SJ8 series, but they are enough to get acquainted with the technical characteristics, functions and the difference between the SJ8 Air cameras. SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro.

If you have additional information about these cameras, please let us know in the comments. We, in turn, will update the article as new information becomes available.

SJ8 action camera review: an ultra-modern gadget for the energetic and adventurous

Action cameras have become a part of our lives, they have long ceased to be an expensive rarity, today they are a small familiar companion for both a home blogger and a professional athlete. The Chinese brand SJCAM has recently released not one, but three new action cameras in the SJ8 line. SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus, SJ8 Pro. Thus, they will satisfy the needs of several categories of action-drive lovers at once.

What unites the models of the same series

Let’s start with the general. characteristics that coincide at once in three new models. All three action cameras of the new line have modest and convenient dimensions: 62mm x 41mm x 28.8mm. The buyer has three body colors available: gold, white or black. Almost the entire rear panel of the gadget Occupies a 2.33 “touchscreen, designed to view captured videos and adjust settings. The device not only records high-resolution video, but also takes high-quality photos. The 1200 mAh battery will allow you to operate the gadget on a single charge from 90 up to 130 minutes at maximum settings with WI-FI turned off.The presence of a wireless connection means that the SJ8 wearable action camera allows you to broadcast your stories online.

The device is equipped with two microphones at once. one records the voice from the front, the other. sounds from the side. This provides high quality clear sound with minimal noise. Video and photo recording is carried out on a micro SD card up to 128 GB. Perhaps this is the end of the same characteristics.

The main features of the SJ8 action camera

The youngest model. an action camera SJ8 Air with a Novatek NTK96658 processor, equipped with a 14 megapixel matrix and a wide-angle lens with a viewing angle of 160 °, which is closer to “ideal” than ever. The total field of view of two human eyes.

The device allows you to shoot video in 1728 x 1296p resolution and makes 30 frames per second. The small weight of the “beast” is 80 grams. It will allow you to attach it anywhere, even on a bicycle handle, even on clothes. The approximate cost of the gadget. 110 dollars.

The device is a class older. The SJ8 Plus is equipped with a Novatek NTK96658 processor and a 12-pixel matrix. This model is capable of shooting 4K video at 30 frames per second. In addition to the main large screen, there is a small display on the front side to show the settings. Gyro image stabilization will prevent blurring of the footage, which is a definite plus for an action camera used in the field. The weight of the device is slightly more. 85 grams. Viewing angle here. 170 °, which means that all the most interesting things will NOT escape from the resourceful “eye” of the action camera. The price of the issue. 200

The oldest model in the series. The SJ8 PRO has even more impressive performance. The powerful Ambarella H22 processor and Sony IMX377 module will make it possible to shoot the clearest and smoothest video sequence with a maximum resolution of 4K at 60 fps. The device shoots video in MP4 H264 / H265 format, in addition to the traditionally JPEG photo format, the RAW format is a plus. There is also an optional 0.96 “OLED display to show the settings.

The manufacturer decided to lower the price of the devices and did not put built-in water protection on the SJ8 series models. But fans of taking pictures of the underwater world can purchase a special case, which will protect the device from moisture according to the IP68 standard. With him. dive even to a depth of 30 meters. The price of the Pro version with a cover and other “goodies”. About 280 USD.

Review of action camera SJCam SJ8 Plus

Today we are reviewing a camera from the new line of the SJCAM manufacturer. SJ8 Plus. An overview of the top camera in this line (SJ8 Pro) can be read here.

Packaging

Equipment

The camera is available in two configurations (full or only camera and cable for charging).

Specifications and Comparison with SJ8 Pro and SJ8 Air

The camera is made of soft-touch plastic, the build quality is excellent. It is worth noting that the camera is equipped with two microphones (front and side). Below is a 1/4 “inch thread.

The lens extends beyond the edges of the lens, however, as already mentioned, a protective cap is included in the kit. The camera has a 2.33-inch IPS main touchscreen display (720 x 480 resolution and 370PPI pixel density) and a 0.96-inch OLED front display (128 x 64 resolution). The brightness margin of the main display is quite large (you can change it), the viewing angles are excellent. Comparison with SJCAM M20:

General information and features

There is a “FastBoot” option, which allows you to turn on the camera by quickly pressing the power button (does not clamp). Turning on occurs in 4 seconds. It is possible to control the camera using a PTZ control system. There is a function to automatically start recording after switching on (works for all modes, including for photos). The front display shows the selected shooting mode, recording time, remaining memory card space, battery level and time. The front display turns off at the same time as the main display, depending on the settings. It can also be turned off completely. The camera cannot be used as a webcam. You can enable / disable the display of ISO and shutter speed on the main display. Display brightness can be adjusted.

You can select the frequency of WI-FI (2.4 or 5G). There is a function to rotate the screen by 180 °. At the moment there are options to turn off the LEDs. There is a sleep / lock mode that allows you to bring the camera into a “combat” position with a swipe across the screen. The camera can be controlled both by the remote control and via WI-FI via the SJCAM app.

Application screenshots

Among the useful options, I will note the ability to select a mode, which will be after turning on by default. The camera can work with an external power supply connected (with or without a battery). I was pleased with the convenient control of the camera, including in the gallery (you can write a photo with a swipe and zoom the photo).

The camera has the following modes: video recording mode; photo shooting mode; time-lapse photo shooting mode (3, 5, 10, 20 seconds or 5, 15 or 30 minutes), in addition to a large choice of interval, I was also pleased with the possibility of shooting photo time-lapses with long exposure and in RAW; video lapse shooting mode (1, 2, 5, 10, 30 seconds or 1, 5, 15 or 30 minutes); slow motion mode in 2 (1280×720, 240fps), 4 (1920×1080, 120fps) or 8 (2704×1520, 60fps) times, at the output we already have a slow motion video (30fps) high-speed photography mode (3, 5 or 10 photos per second) shooting mode video and photo (a photo is taken every 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds); DVR mode (works only when an external power source is connected, when operating on battery power, recording does NOT start automatically). Underwater shooting mode (both for photos and videos). There is an option for loop video recording (3, 5 or 10 minutes).

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Maximum photo resolution. 12MP. You can shoot both in RAW and in JPEG (when shooting in RAW, it is also saved in JPEG). A converter for RAW photo can be downloaded here, but it is said that this one is much better.

The following settings are available: long exposure (1/30, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds), timer (3, 5 or 10 seconds), sharpness, saturation, contrast, white balance, color effects, ISO (100. 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200), exposure, exposure mode, RAW shooting, WDR (wide dynamic range), distortion correction and date / time stamp.

The quality of the photo pleased.

Examples of JPEG / JPEG photos from RAW

Video

The camera shoots video in the following Resolutions: 4K 30fps 2.7K 30fps 4: 3 2.7K 60fps 2K 60fps 1080P 120fps 1080P 60fps 1080P 30fps 720P 240fps 720P 120fps

You can shoot in one of two video codecs: H.264 or H.265.

The weight of a video file with a duration of 30 minutes, recorded in FullHD resolution (60fps) is 3.57GB (bitrate 17 Mb / s).

The weight of a video file with a duration of 18 minutes 14 seconds, recorded in 4K resolution (30fps) is 3.99GB (bitrate 31.4 Mb / s).

The following settings are available: codec selection, distortion correction (in all resolutions), changing the viewing angle (in all resolutions), gyroscopic stabilization (in all resolutions except 1080 120fps and 720 240fps), loop recording (3, 5 or 10 minutes), WDR (wide dynamic range), mic on / off, mic sensitivity, time stamp, ISO bitrate selectable (auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 or 3200), sharpness, saturation, contrast, white balance, color effects (normal, bw, retro, warm or cool), exposure and exposure mode.

It is not possible to combine distortion correction and changing the angle of view. Also, you cannot combine gyroscopic stabilization and distortion correction.

The camera supports an external microphone (you can purchase it here), however, given that it has 2 microphones, you can do without it, since the sound quality is at its best.

Audio recording example

During shooting, the camera does not heat up much, it feels slightly warm.

Time-lapse slicing

video examples (including slow motion) can be viewed in the Video Review starting at 3:29. If you need originals of photos / videos. let me know in the comments.

Autonomy

When recording in 4K resolution, the battery lasts for about 1 hour 40 minutes.

Charging takes about 3 hours.

Video review (examples of videos, including slow motion, starting from 3:29):

Outcome

Summing up, we can safely say that SJCAM has released a decent camera at an affordable price with refined and well-optimized firmware and rich functionality. High-quality assembly; sensitive display with a large margin of brightness and good viewing angles; the presence of a standard 1/4 “inch thread; the presence of a protective cap on the lens included; excellent quality of photos and videos; high-quality sound recording and the ability to connect an external microphone; RAW photography and video recording in the H265 codec; high-quality sound recording thanks to two microphones and the ability external connection; good autonomy; the ability to control using a remote control; convenient navigation, the ability to zoom images; many useful functions (“sleep” mode, quick start, FPV mode, default mode selection, display rotation by 180 °, etc.);

Description of Action Cameras SJCAM SJ8 Pro

Description of Action Cameras SJCAM SJ8 Pro

Not every top smartphone can record 4K video at 60 frames per second. An action camera like the SJCam SJ8 Pro, on the other hand, can handle this task, although it costs a lot less. In addition, the device was equipped with two screens at once and the ability to connect an external microphone. Ideal gadget for blogger and traveler? Let’s find out in practice.

Full “stuffing” and two screens

Purchase all the necessary accessories for the action camera. costly pleasure, lovers of travel and an active lifestyle know this firsthand. SJCAM SJ8 Pro offers a rich set of accessories right out of the box: several mounts at once on different surfaces, a cable for connection, an aqua box with a special cover that supports touch screen operation. DON’T forget to put in even a lens cleaning cloth and lens cap.

We take out the SJCAM SJ8 Pro from the package, you immediately pay attention to its appearance. On the side of the lens is an additional monochrome display. During the operation of the camera, auxiliary information is displayed on it: battery charge, recording time, shooting mode. This solution is very convenient for video bloggers, because they often need to film themselves.

Advanced video recording capabilities

SJCAM SJ8 Pro is equipped with a Sony IMX377 sensor and an Ambarella H22 S85 processor. The device can record videos in resolutions up to 4K at 60 fps. Not every flagship smartphone is still capable of this at a price two to three times more. In addition, the device supports the H.265 codec. It allows you to get higher picture quality as well as better video compression. The six-axis Gyro sensor is paired with software EIS 2.0. When it works, the part of the image that the camera takes is cropped out so that the user sees only the stabilized part of the video. Thanks to this, it is possible to get rid of image shake when shooting on the go and during sports. Since video hosting services compress the video and degrade the image quality, all originals of videos can be downloaded here.

The video below was filmed in 4K (60 fps). 265 encoding is not available at this setting, nor is image stabilization. During shooting, the camera body gets noticeably warm. However, the detailing of the resulting video is excellent, and the optics did a good job with direct sunlight, Blinding Eyes:

When recording in 4K at 30 frames per second, the electronic software stabilizer can already be activated. An example of hand-held video recording:

Shooting in Full HD (60 fps). The detail is sufficient, the camera successfully compensates for shaking when walking:

The action camera can shoot timelapse videos. In this case, it will be possible to select the mode of both video and photography. In the latter case, a series of snapshots is produced, which is combined into a video file. Interestingly, timelapse photos can be in RAW format. it will appeal to those who need the highest quality accelerated video.

Below. example of an accelerated video recorded in 4K:

Even indoors, you can easily get high-quality time-lapses:

Finally, the SJCAM SJ8 Pro can be placed in the complete aqua box and shoot video underwater without fear:

Functional software

The proprietary SJCam Zone application makes it possible to transform the smartphone screen into an action camera viewfinder and control the recording directly from it. But the functionality of the application is NOT limited to this.

Additional options

Action cameras are used not only for video recording. The wide-angle lens helps you take interesting photos. a large company or an entire building can be placed in the frame.

The device supports the connection of an external microphone, so that it will be possible to significantly improve the standard sound of the camera (it cannot be called expressive). This is again useful for video bloggers. You can connect such an accessory via the USB Type-C connector. In addition, SJCam SJ8 Pro is capable of operating in the 5 GHz Wi-Fi range: the quality of data transmission is improved due to the stability of signal reception in a busy city air.

The battery capacity is 1200 mAh. If you shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second, the battery lasts for about an hour and a half of recording. Shooting in Full HD, you can expect to record for two hours. This is a good result for similar devices.

The SJCAM SJ8 Pro has a rich set and an impressive set of features: shooting in 4K at 60 frames per second and good battery life. Thanks to the additional display and support for connecting an external microphone, the device will certainly appeal to video bloggers. Also, the model is suitable for lovers of an active lifestyle who want to get the most out of an action camera, and not overpaying too much.

In December, when purchasing an SJ8 Pro camera on the official website, users will receive a set of six camouflage stickers for the front panel and an original protective frame-mount for easy mounting and use of the camera without a waterproof case. SJCAM SJ8 Pro

Action camera SJCAM SJ8 Air

SJ8 Air. The youngest and budget camera from the SJCAM SJ8 line. This camera records FullHD (1080p) video at 30 frames per second. Large 2.33-inch IPS screen. Type-C connector for convenient and fast data transfer. Realistic color reproduction of video images and high quality stereo sound recording. Capacitive battery. 1200mah provides up to 130 minutes of FullHD recording.

Manufacturer sjcam
Warranty 12 months

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SJ8 Air. The youngest model, but functionally is NOT inferior!

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SJ8 Air. The youngest and budget camera from the SJCAM SJ8 line. This camera records FullHD (1080p) video at 30 frames per second. Large 2.33-inch IPS screen. Type-C connector for convenient and fast data transfer. Realistic color reproduction of video pictures and high quality stereo sound recording. Capacitive battery. 1200mah provides up to 130 minutes of FullHD recording.

Design and features The dimensions of the new SJCAM SJ8 action camera are slightly larger than the dimensions of other similar products from the manufacturer. Chamber dimensions. 62.5 x 41 x 28.8 mm and weighs about 80 grams. Despite the slight increase in size, the camera will still be light and compact. On the back is the main display, while the front has a built-in lens. At the bottom is a standard thread next to the battery compartment for attaching the camera to tripods and brackets. The novelty is equipped with a 1200mAh lithium battery.

The camera lens has a total of seven glass lenses to avoid typical image distortion and second visual anomalies.

Display specifications on the SJ8 Air

Main touchscreen display 2.33-inch (640 x 360 pixels), mounted on the back of the case. It is convenient to use Not only for viewing captured photos and videos, but also for setting many shooting parameters, selecting modes and a lot of useful options.

8x. digital zoom The camera is equipped with advanced digital zoom, which allows you to enlarge the picture eight times.

New USB Type-C (40Mbps) For added convenience, the SJ8 Air is equipped with a USB Type-C connector. Which provides faster data transfer up to 40 Mb / s, improves FPV / drone control and even live-preview, and you can also connect it to other accessories.

Key features and innovations:

Action camera SJCAM SJ8 Air

SJ8 Air. The youngest and budget camera from the SJCAM SJ8 line. This camera records FullHD (1080p) video at 30 frames per second. Large 2.33-inch IPS screen. Type-C connector for convenient and fast data transfer. Realistic color reproduction of video images and high quality stereo sound recording. Capacitive battery. 1200mah provides up to 130 minutes of FullHD recording.

Manufacturer sjcam
Warranty 12 months

FREE SHIPPING. Sending DAY-ON-DAY. BONUSES AND DISCOUNTS. SHOWROOM IN KIEV

SJ8 Air. The youngest model, but functionally is NOT inferior!

SJ8 Air. The youngest and budget camera from the SJCAM SJ8 line. This camera records FullHD (1080p) video at 30 frames per second. Large 2.33-inch IPS screen. Type-C connector for convenient and fast data transfer. Realistic color reproduction of video images and high quality stereo sound recording. Capacitive battery. 1200mah provides up to 130 minutes of FullHD recording.

Design and features The dimensions of the new SJCAM SJ8 action camera are slightly larger than those of other similar products from the manufacturer. Chamber dimensions. 62.5 x 41 x 28.8 mm and weighs about 80 grams. Despite the slight increase in size, the camera will still be light and compact. On the back is the main display, while the front has a built-in lens. At the bottom is a standard thread next to the battery compartment for attaching the camera to tripods and brackets. The novelty is equipped with a 1200mAh lithium battery.

The camera lens has a total of seven glass lenses to avoid typical image distortion and second visual anomalies.

Display specifications on the SJ8 Air

Main touchscreen display 2.33-inch (640 x 360 pixels), mounted on the back of the case. It is convenient to use Not only for viewing captured photos and videos, but also for configuring many shooting parameters, selecting modes and a lot of useful options.

8x. digital zoom The camera is equipped with advanced digital zoom, which allows you to enlarge the picture eight times.

New USB Type-C (40Mbps) For added convenience, the SJ8 Air is equipped with a USB Type-C connector. Which provides faster data transfer up to 40 Mb / s, improves FPV / drone control and even live-preview, and you can also connect it to other accessories.

Key features and innovations:

Action camera SJCAM SJ8. beautiful beast

A brief overview of the capabilities and technical characteristics of one of the best action cameras SJ8 from the well-known company SJCAM, presented to the general public the other day.

Few people today would argue that Chinese manufacturers of mobile electronics have stepped so far in recent years that they are almost not inferior to more eminent global brands, whose quality is rapidly falling in the race to reduce costs.

The other day the SJCAM company presented the crown of its creation. new action camera SJCAM SJ8 and can be proud of it. After all, it is a product of long painstaking work that has absorbed all the best experience of a company specializing in action cameras.

Our site was lucky to become one of the first, which the SJCAM company reported the technical characteristics of the new product, sent a presentation and high-resolution renders, which we want to share with you.

Action camera SJCAM SJ8

After a detailed review of this camera, it became clear that it was practically comments from competitors in the market.

And it’s not about some super equipment or back to such things. The camera is really “packed” in the best traditions of quality production, but here its cost also plays an important role. But first things first.

So, we have in front of us a typical protected case with a rubberized circle, which, by the way, is protected according to the IP68 standard.

Many will say. where does this indicator and why is it at the very beginning? The fact is that action cameras were originally developed for extreme shooting conditions: recording from the steering wheel of a motorbike or bicycle, a parachutist or diver’s helmet (for the latter, a special aqua box is required). Therefore, it is protection from dirt and water that is the main consumer quality of a video camera in this segment.

As for the tactile and ergonomic qualities, here too the developers from the Middle Kingdom are at their best. High-quality and expensive plastic case, competent and understandable location of physical controls, availability of all necessary interfaces for connecting to third-party equipment.

In general, the SJCAM SJ8 camera deserves the best praise for the quality of the body on the outside, but what is there inside and what is the quality of the shooting. moment, which is the most important in accessories intended for video shooting?

SJCAM SJ8 Specifications and Features

Apparently, experts are not in vain positioning the SJCAM brand as a direct competitor to the North American company GoPro. The camera is equipped quite modern, if not to say. better than all its main competitors, taking the price of the gadget:

  • Sony IMX377 camera
  • 4K Shooting Resolution @ 60fps
  • Touch IPS display 2.33 “
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with live broadcast support
  • Connecting a third party GPS module
  • Battery capacity 1200 mAh
  • Shooting duration 130 minutes (1080p) and 90 minutes (4K @ 60)

Of the camera’s features, it is worth noting the presence of a second display in front. Let it be only 0.96 “, but it displays all the relevant information about the camera operation modes, which will be convenient for the user.

Additional features of the device

Above, we examined the main parameters of the device, which certainly affect the quality of shooting. the end result, for which such gadgets are generally developed. And this will be enough for many users. But what did the engineers provide in addition?

Here it is worth touching upon such an important aspect as optical stabilization. Of course, she is here and quite successfully copes with her tasks. But the manufacturer did not stop there and additionally equipped its device with Electronic Image Stabilization (IMS), which helps to even better eliminate jerk when shooting, up to 4K resolution.

This moment (again, taking into account the cost of the camera) makes it possible to say that the SJCAM SJ8 is the best action camera in its segment. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a voice control system and the Distortion Correction function, in which it is worth mentioning separately.

Absolutely all users of action cameras, and not depend on their manufacturers, are faced with the “fisheye” effect, when the image when viewed is convex. Unfortunately, no one has yet managed to completely eradicate this problem in action cameras, but the Distortion Correction function allows you to reduce this inconvenience to a minimum.

What’s in the bottom line

We can say that we have before us a high-quality product of Chinese engineers, which is NOT inferior to more eminent brands, but at the same time is one of the most affordable on the market. Numerous functions and Sony sensor, coupled with a battery that will last for 2 hours of shooting, put this device on a par with well-known brands. The SJCAM SJ8 action camera has several modifications (Air, Plus, Pro) and has a wide range of options.

I would also like to touch upon an important issue of the guarantee. Many users may doubt the possibility of warranty repair of Chinese brand equipment. This doubt is understandable, but not entirely true for such a high-tech product as the SJCAM action camera. Quality body materials protect the camera well from damage, and internal components are widespread and used by top brands. This guarantees not only the pleasure of using the camera, but also its long-term trouble-free operation, trouble-free repair and replacement of components in the service center.

BYRGPUB.COM 2021