EKEN H8R 4K@30fps review

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Eken H8R Overview

HEKEN H8R 4K is a brand new ultra HD action sport camera, it can record 4k @ 30fps and 2.7k @ 30fps videos and 1080p @ 60fps, can shoot 12MP photos. It mounts Sunplus 6350 chipset and Sony IMX078 image sensor. It has a wide angle lens with a FOV of 170°. It has a 2″ rear LCD screen and a Front display for options and status.

The “R” version comes with a 2.4G Remote Control with 2 buttons, Start/stop recording videos, and Shoot a picture. The remote is waterproof up to 3m.

It has built-in WiFi 802.11 that works for a distance of up to 30m. You can control the cam using your phone and the app.

It is the successor of the Eken H9.

Available at Gearbest for 88$

Eken H8R specs

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Image sensor and Chipset

Heken H8R has the Sony IMX078 image sensor, the same mounted on Firefly 6S and SJ5000X, and Sunplus 6350 chipset.

Frame Rates:

  • 4K – 30fps
  • 2,7K – 30fps
  • 1080p – 60/30 fps

Lens:
The EKEN H8 has a 170° lens.

Display:
The EKEN H8 has 2 displays, one rear screen for live view and a front display for settings and status.

Connectivity:
Heken H8R has a remote control and also Wifi. You can connect to the cam using the EZ iCAM app (Android & iOS)

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MicroSD cards up to 64GB.

Battery:
EKEN H8 has a 1050 mAh battery.
This is the same size and capacity oh H9, which is also the size of SJCAM batteries.

Ports:
Heken H8 has a HDMI and a micro USB port.
Mic in via USB & A/V out via USB are not available!
EKEN H8 is also available as H8R including a remote control.

Dimensions:
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Accessories:
Heken H8 and H8R come with many accessories

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Unboxing video:

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Available at Gearbest for 83$

Functions

Here you can find the manual of the Eken H8.

Using the Mode button you can scroll through the options, listed here:

Video Resolution:

  • 4k – 30fps
  • 2,7K – 30fps
  • 1080p – 60fps
  • 1080p – 30fps

There is no PAL mode so you can not select 25fps / 50fps.

Photo Resolution:

  • 12 MP
  • 8MP
  • 5MP

Loop Video:
The camera will record 10min. clips and overwrite the oldest clip when the microSD card is full. This option is not available in 4K and 2.7K resolution. This function is useful when you are useing the cam as a dashcam.

Exposure:
Options: +-2.0/+-1.7/+-1.3/+-1.0/+-0.7/+-0.3/0

Burst Photo:
The camera will take 3 pics in a second.

Time Lapse:
You can select the interval: 2s/3s/5s/10s/20s/30s/60s
This is a photo time-lapse mode, not a videolapse.

Language:
There’s a huge variety of languages you can set your menu:
English, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Korean & Thai.

Available at Gearbest for 88$

Eken H8 video test and review

We tested the cam shooting some videos and pictures, using a 64GB micro sd card Samsung Pro (so yes, Eken H8 can support 64GB cards).

In our opinion it is really a good cam, for a quite low price (around 80$). It shoots bright videos, even in low light conditions, like for instance when I was recording under the trees in the shadow. When facing the sun, it behaves very well, with a nice flare and no burned videos. Colors are vivid but natural, the sky has a deep blue, also green has a very good intensity. Videos are really sharp and detailed, except strangely in the clouds, which borders looks a bit undefined.

We tested 1080p and 2k and they are fluid, while 4k, even if it’s a real 30fps, seems a bit jerky.

What is missing is for sure a stabilizer, if you use it running or while making sports. But this cam is very good as a budget handycam, for videos and also for pictures.

You can also watch this comparative video between Eken H8 and Gopro 4:

 Eken H8R picture samples

We made some picture with Eken H8. It was noon of a cloudy/sunny day:

So also photographes are very bright, and the colors look natural and vivid. Images are sharp and detailed, I’m very satisfied with the quality of this cam.

Available at Gearbest for 88$

Conclusions

We liked this cam, it shoots very bright videos and picture, with vivid and natural colors. It behave very well also towards the sun, and in the shadows. The video above was bright even under the trees with low light. It has a very good video quality, but has no stabilizer, probably the only thing that’s missing. But if you plan to use it for travelling and making pictures it could be a perfect budget cam. The H8R version has also a remote control that can be put on the wrist.

Our rating: 3.5 / 5

Pro

  • Video quality
  • Photo quality
  • Value for money
  • Remote control (on H8R)
  • Many accessories included (gopro compatible)

Cons

  • No stabilizer
  • Clouds in the pictures are “burned”

Available at Gearbest for 88$


Features

EKEN H8R 4K ultra HD action sport camera
170 degree wide angle
4K ultra high definition video shooting
Sunplus 6350 chipset and IMX078 image sensor
Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, suitable for Android 4X quad-core and iOS 9 devices
WiFi distance: Up to 30m
With 2.4G 3m water resistance remote controller (built-in 3V CR2032 button cell battery)
Remote control distance: 20m
Waterproof housing case, up to 30m water resistance
VR 180 degree video recording (operated by APP only)
Looping video
Burst photograph (3 photos)
Time stamp (off / date / date and time)
Time-lapse recording (2s / 3s / 5s / 10s / 20s / 30s / 60s)
Continuous lapse (on / off)
Video resolution: 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps, 1080P at 30fps
Photo resolution: 12M (4608 x 2592), 8M (3760 x 2120), 5M (2976 x 1672)
Battery: 3.7V 1050mAh li-ion battery
Charging time: 2 hours
USB cable length: 60cm

WiFi App Download:
Scan the QR code showed in picture to download WiFi App
WiFi name: Ez iCam
Password: 1234567890

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Note: When use phone app to record video, it is not support 4K or 2.7K.

Available at Gearbest for 88$

Specifications

General Brand: Eken
Model: H8R
Type: Sports Camera
Chipset Name: Sunplus
Chipset: Sunplus 6350
Storage Max External Card Supported: TF 32G (not included)
Class Rating Requirements: Class 10 or Above
Display Screen size: 2.0inch
Screen type: LCD
Power Battery Type: Built-in
Capacity: 1050mAh
Charge way: USB charge by PC
Working Time: 1.5 hours at 1080P 30fps, 50min at 4K 30fps / 2.7K 30fps / 1080P 60fps
Primary Info. Wide Angle: 170 degree wide angle
Camera Pixel : 12MP
Video/Image/Audio Decode Format: H.264
Video format: MOV
Video Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080),2.7K (2704 x 1524),4K (3840 x 2160)
Video System: PAL
Video Output : HDMI
Image Format : JPG
Audio System : Built-in microphone/speacker (AAC)
Exposure Compensation: +0.3,+0.7,+1,+1.3,+1.7,+2,-0.3,-0.7,-1,-1.3,-1.7,-2,0
Functions WIFI: Yes
WiFi Function: Image Transmission,Sync and Sharing Albums
WiFi Distance : 30m
Waterproof: Yes
Water Resistant: 30m
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
Loop-cycle Recording Time: 10min,OFF
HDMI Output: Yes
USB Function: USB-Disk
Time Stamp: Yes
Interface Type: Micro HDMI,Micro USB,TF Card Slot
Language: Czech,Deutsch,Dutch,English,French,Italian,Japanese,Korean,Polski,Portuguese,Russian,Spanish,Thai,Traditional Chinese,Turkish
Other Frequency: 50Hz,60Hz,Auto
Dimension/Weight Product weight: 0.069 kg
Package weight: 0.618 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 5.80 x 4.00 x 2.00 cm / 2.28 x 1.57 x 0.79 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 28.50 x 18.00 x 8.00 cm / 11.22 x 7.09 x 3.15 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x EKEN H8R 4K Action Camera + Waterproof Housing Case + Base + Long Screw, 1 x 2.4G Remote Controller, 1 x Velcro Wrist Strap for RC, 1 x Power Adapter (100 – 240V), 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Frame, 1 x Bike Handlebar Holder, 1 x Waterproof Housing Back Door, 1 x Quick Release Clip, 1 x Long Connector + Long Screw, 2 x Short Connector + Long Screw, 1 x Tripod Adapter, 1 x 1/4 Adapter, 1 x J-Shaped Quick Release Buckle, 1 x Flat Surface Base, 1 x Curved Surface Base, 2 x Nylon Belt + Velcro Belt, 4 x Plastic Fixing Band, 1 x Metal Fixing Band, 1 x Cleaning Cloth, 1 x English User Manual, 1 x English User Manual for RC

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3 Comments

    1. mork

      You’re right, I’m waiting for the cam to complete the review but it’s late. When i started the review i thought it could arrive soon.. so i published the post as it is (uncomplete). As soon as i get the cam i will finish it!

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