The end of the year in recording cameras not only has well-known brands like Sony, GoPro or even the Chinese Xiaomi competing for the first place. And is that the new model SJCAM SJ8 has already been officially presented with a number of notable improvements over the previous generation.
SJCAM SJ8 is a high-end recording camera that includes some of the most remarkable features in the industry, while taking the best of other models to not fall short in any technical aspect. Its capacity includes 4K recording, water protection and various connectivity functions.
Features of SJCAM SJ8
|Dimensions||7.00 x 4.00 x 3.00 cm|
|Screen||2.33 inch LCD and 0.96 inch OLED|
|Video||(60fps), 720p (120fps), 720p (30fps), 720p (60fps), 720p (240fps), 720p (60fps), 720p (60fps)|
|Photography||JPG 12M.3 MP|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Ports||USB-C, Micro HDMI, microSD|
|Functions||Loop Recording, Timer, White Balance, ISO, Exposure, Photo Burst, Gyro 4K Stabilizer, RAW Pictures, FPV, Live Streaming, Voice Control|
Double Screen Design
As already seen in this line of devices, SJCAM SJ8 wants to leave in the past the physical controls and focuses specifically on screens of good quality. Mainly its back panel is 2.33 inches that covers almost the entire surface area, so logically any command or choice in its interface is done in a tactile way.
Also, in the front area there is another small OLED panel of 0.96 inches that is responsible for displaying information in real time of what is being captured, so if you are not behind the camera is very easy to know the state of the recording.
In total, the dimensions of the equipment are still reduced, 7.00 x 4.00 x 3.00 cm, and the weight of 70 grams. Also its sale includes the traditional external shell that must be used when making contact with the water, because its IP68 certification allows it to support to depths of 30 meters.
Capacity of your sensor
Without going into very technical details, it should be made clear that the SJCAM SJ8 has chosen the Sony IMX377 12.3 megapixel sensor, which not only corresponds to a leading manufacturer in the industry, but is the same as the latest cameras 4K Yi of Xiaomi. For example, the last SJCAM SJ7 Star had a lower sensor, Sony IMX117.
As a good camera action, the new SJ8 offers a wide variety of resolutions and rate of images per second that can be changed according to the needs of the moment. The most notable is logically in 4K video (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 60 fps , although it is also feasible to go down by 2.7K at 60 fps, 1080p at 120/60/30 fps and 720p at 240/120/60/30 fps.
It is also mentioned that recordings up to 4K at 30 fps have stabilizer , something that very few market alternatives have. Again remembering the 2016 model, this capacity was covered by Full HD at 60 fps.
Processor and connectivity
In addition to the benefits of the sensor, the hardware provided by the SJCAM SJ8 camera is just as fundamental to achieve a quality of processing in 4K at 60 fps first category. Strictly it consists of the Ambarella H22 processor, a version slightly less powerful than the Ambarella H2 available in Yi 4K+, but sufficient for demanding needs.
Within the field of connectivity, the model comes with integrated WiFi, which makes it possible to link in real time with the SJCAM mobile application (a maximum distance of 10 meters) and have different functions, whether remote recording control, transmission of video content and images, and so on. Neither is Bluetooth missing , micro HDMI output and the new USB-C reversible.
In the case of GPS, it is feasible to store position and speed data, achieving a similar operation to the GitUp G3 Duo camera, while its built-in microphone facilitates its handling through different voice commands.
To complete, SJCAM SJ8 has a battery of 1000 mAh of capacity, that according to the official figures is able to support a autonomy of 3 hours in stand-by and 60 minutes of continuous recording . At the time of its recharge, it takes two hours to return to 100%.
Availability and Pricing of SJCAM SJ8
SJCAM SJ8 has already been officially announced and its marketing will start shortly with a black availability. For example, Gearbest has already dedicated its space although it does not yet have units in stock, so that interested parties can register to be the first to be informed of their arrival.
It is also relevant to mention that its sale includes a lot of mounting accessories so that the adventurers can place it in the place that they prefer or adapt to the natural conditions.