Without a sensible Action Camera one today goes probably hardly out of the house. The Hawkeye Firefly 8S camera basically does not differ from other cameras. Still, the Action Cameras is available in two versions with the well-known 170 ° lens and therefore eye-catching optics and a version with a reduced 90 ° lens. Currently you get the camera with a lot of accessories already from $99.99 on Gearbest.com. Whoever is only satisfied with the given audio recording is allowed to enjoy an optional plug-in microphone.
The Hawkeye Firefly 8S is probably one of the few action cameras in a version with a “wide angle” of just 90 ° . Of course there is also the regular version with 170 ° wide angle. The advantage of the 90 ° image is that, on the one hand, more image information is recorded on the smaller surface. On the other hand, this partial disturbing fish eye optics is no longer the case.
The used Sony IMX117 sensor works with 12-16 megapixels , depending on the setting. The Ambarella A12S75 chipset is responsible for the calculation of the images and recordings, thus supporting 4K recordings with up to 30Images per second. The lower the resolution, the more images are possible. With slow-motion recording in full HD, up to 120fps are possible, in 720p even up to 240fps. Supported resolutions: 4K (30fps), 2.7K (30fps), 2.5K (60fps), 1080p (up to 120fps), 720p (up to 240fps) .
Besides the possibility to use an optional external microphone (mini USB port) , you could also make a Bluetooth connection with a SelfieStick or Controller to start the recording. This is really not really necessary, as also an app connection via WLAN Communication is possible. Otherwise you can enjoy the extensive accessories of the delivery scope. A suitable utensil should be used for every application.
The exchangeable battery offers 1200 mAh capacity and should be enough for approximately 1.3 h recording time. A second battery is not included in the delivery. To the reasonable operation of course also a 2 inch display on the back was installed. The camera is loaded via the somewhat obsolete mini-USB port, but can be fed with up to 128 GB micro SD cards. A M ini-HDMI output is also available. The system language is unfortunately only in English, Chinese.
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HawKeye Firefly 8S Reviews
After a detailed test, you can say the HawKeye Firefly 8S is a pretty good camera with just as good picture quality. Especially the 90 ° wide angle provides a cleaner and more detailed picture than the 170 ° usually distorted pictures. The operation is a little different, but offers convenience functions to quickly select the modes. Sound can also convince the camera. Only in the waterproof housing is the sound somewhat insulated and duller. Otherwise, the camera was convincing.
- 12 MP Action Camera
- 4k, external microphone
- 90 ° viewing angle
- 1200 mAh battery
- Micro SD, mini USB charging port, mini HDMI output
- Supports resolutions: 1080p (60fps), 2.5K (60fps), 2.7K (30fps), 4K (3840 x 2160), 720p (240fps)