EKEN H9 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera review

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Heken H9 is absolutely one of the cheaper action cams in the market. It can register 4K @ 10fps, 2.7k @ 15fps and 1080p @ 60fps. Obviuosly 4k and 2.7k cannot be used as they’re only 10fps and it’s just marketing, but 1080p @ 60fps is still the best resolution to shot action videos.

The quality of Heken H9 videos is similar to SJ4000+, but this camera is cheaper and the 60fps are real, not like SJ4000 that simply doubles 30fps x2.

Heken H9 has Sunplus 6350 chipset and OmniVision OV4689 sensor, the same mounted on SJ4000+. It has a back screen, so you can see what you are recording live, change settings, and playback your videos and pictures, all very useful features.

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Frame Rates:

  • 4K – 10fps
  • 2,7K – 15fps
  • 1080p – 60/30 fps
  • 720p – 120/60fps

So despite the camera is branded 4K it only can do 10fps. But still it can do 1080p with 60fps like most of the current action cameras. Firefly 6SSJ5000X Elite and Git2 record 4K with 24fps if you are looking for a cam with a decent 4K framerate.

Video recording:
.mov files; .h264 codec
data rate 35-44 MB/s tested while 1080p 60fps recording.
True 30/60fps (compared to 29.97fps on GoPro and Xiaomi Yi)

Lens:
The camera has a 170° lens, like most action cameras.

Connectivity & Ports:
Wifi is built in to connect with the app (Android & iOS)
It also offers a HDMI as well as an USB port.
Mic in via USB & A/V out via USB are not available!

About the APP
Method A: Download the Ez iCam App to your smartphone or tablet by scanning the QR code.
Method B: Click here to download Ez iCam APP.

How to connect:

Press the “down” button on the side of the camera to turn on wifi. On the screen you’ll see that wifi is now on.

Look for the camera on your phone’s wifi – the standard wifi name is ICAM-Hg, the standard password is 1234567890

Open up the EZ iCam App and select your camera – then the live view is show.

There is also the Heken H9R version, with a remote control waterproof up to 3m, with just 10-15$ more you get a simple but usefool tool to control the cam remotely without the need of a smartphone, and that can be used in presence of water during water sports.

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Battery:
The Eken H9 uses a rechargeable 1050mAh lithium battery.
Extra batteries are available: 3.14$

Storage:
H9 records on microSD up to 64GB supported; class 10 recommended.

Display:
2” Screen (320×240 resolution)
So that one is larger than the SJ5000+ 1,5″ screen.

Accessories:

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Heken H9 has the same size as SJCAM action cameras, so you can use SJCAM accessories.
The underwater case has a GoPro Mount, so you can use any GoPro Mount with this camera.
The included frame (Clip 1) offers a 1/4″ thread, so you can mount the camera with the standard tripod screw.

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Heken H9 functions

Looping Video:
The camera will record 10min. clips and overwrite the earliest clip when the microSD card is full

Time Stamp:
You’ve got the option to show date or date & time in your recordings

Exposure:
You can select: +-2.0/+-1.7/+-1.3/+-1.0/+-0.7/+-0.3/0 to correct the exposure of your camera manually

Photo Resolution:
The options are:

  • 12 MP
  • 8MP
  • 5MP
  • 2MP

Burst Photo:
The camera will shoot 3 pics within a second and that’s the only option you’ve got.
Even when selecting a lower resolution

Time Lapse:
You can set an interval for the camera when it takes pictures:
2s/3s/5s/10s/20s/30s/60s
This is a photo time-lapse mode, so the EKEN will take individual pictures but not generate a video clip out of it, which you have to do manually.

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Heken H9 video review and video tests

The video quality at 1080p @ 60fps is quite good as you can see from the demo footage below. Colors are natural and videos pretty sharp and with high contrast. It has some issues when you point the camera towards the sun but every action camera have the same problem. It is a very cheap action cameras that offers a lot, a 2″ screen, many accessories, sharp videos – pictures are not so good though – and high 25-45Mb/s data rate.

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Specifications

General Brand: Eken
Model: H9
Type: Sports Camera
Chipset Name: Sunplus
Chipset: Sunplus 6350
Special function: Loop recording,Microphone,HDMI,Time and date display,Photograph,Exposure control,HDMI output
Material: Plastic
Storage Max External Card Supported: TF 64G (not included)
Class Rating Requirements: Class 10 or Above
Display Screen size: 2.0inch
Screen type: LCD
Power Battery Type: Removable
Capacity : 900mAh
Charge way: AC adapter,USB charge by PC
Working Time: 1.5 hours (1080P at 30fps), 1 hour (1080P at 60fps), 40 minutes (4K at 10fps)
Primary Info. Wide Angle: 170 degree wide angle
Image Sensor : OV4689
Camera Pixel : 4.0 megapixel
Video/Image/Audio Decode Format: H.264
Video format: MOV
Video Resolution : 1080P (1920 x 1080),720P (1280 x 720),2.7K (3264 x 2448),4K (4096 x 2160)
Video System: PAL
Video Frame Rate : 120fps,30FPS,60FPS
Video Output : HDMI
Image Format : JPEG
Image resolution : 8M (3264 x 2448),5M (2592 x 1944),12M (4000 x 3000),4M (2304 x 1728)
Audio System : Built-in microphone/speacker (AAC)
Exposure Compensation : -2,-1.7,-1.3,-1,-0.7,-0.3,0,+0.3,+0.7,+1,+1.3,+1.7,+2
White Balance Mode : Auto
Scene: Auto
Functions WIFI: Yes
WiFi Function: Image Transmission,Settings,Sync and Sharing Albums,Remote Control
WiFi Distance : 20m
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof Rating : 30m underwater
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
Loop-cycle Recording Time: OFF,15min
HDMI Output: Yes
Time Stamp: Yes
Interface Type : TF Card Slot,Micro HDMI
Language: Turkish,Simplified Chinese,Thai,English,French,Spanish,Portuguese,Russian,German,Italian,Dutch,Polski,Cesky,Japanese,Korean
Other Frequency: Auto,50Hz,60Hz
Dimension/Weight Product weight: 0.065 kg
Package weight: 0.563 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 6.000 x 3.200 x 4.100 cm / 2.362 x 1.260 x 1.614 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 27.000 x 18.000 x 7.000 cm / 10.630 x 7.087 x 2.756 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Original EKEN H9 Action Camera, 1 x Waterproof Housing, 1 x Handlebar Pole Mount, 1 x Base Mount with Long Screw, 1 x J-Shaped Mount, 1 x Tripod Mount Adapter, 3 x Connector with Screw, 1 x Mount Adapter, 1 x Clip Case, 1 x Clip Mount, 2 x Helmet Mount, 4 x Bandage, 1 x Battery, 1 x Lens Cleaning Cloth, 4 x Tether, 1 x Metal Tether, 1 x Protective Backdoor, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Power Adapter

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