Gearbest is making new promotions for the end of 2016. Some deals: Yi 4K for 199$, ThiEYE T5e for 105$, SJ6 for 122$.
These are some of the best action cams of the moment, and now you can get them for a great price. Let’s see them in detail:
This semi-professional action camera has excellent features, that will compete with Gopro 5 black. It features Ambarella A9SE chip and Sony IMX377 sensor, top quality hardware to record stunning 4K@30fps and 1080P@120fps video, and 12MP pictures. This is probably the best action cam under 250$ and can compete with Gopro 5 and Sony X1000V for video and photo quality.
It also features a 2.19″ touchscreen display – it’s really big, much bigger than gopro’s – where you can see what you are recording or shooting, change options and features just touching it, and playback videos. Besides, it has a wifi 2 times faster than the gopro one, that reaches 3MB/s download speed, a 1400mAh battery that allows to record up to 120 minutes at the maximum 4k@30fps resolution – we tested it befor saying – , and a 6-axys Gyro stabilizer that removes vibrations and unwanted movements. Talking about the audio, Xiaomi Yi2 mounts 2 microphones for a superior stereo audio quality. It has bluetooth and you can control it using the YI RC remote control (I personally tested it and it works perfect). And all of this for 249$! (206$ for 11.11 promotion).
We tested the cam and 4k videos are astonishing, sharp, bright, clear and crisp. It seems like to watch high quality pictures moving. I took my cam to the mountais near my city, and took some picture and 4k video. Talking about photos, I’m not used to see such good quality in pictures shot with a action cam. Git2, Sj5000X makes good photos, but these are excellent! Maybe even better than gopro 4 black, or at least of the same quality. Read our Yi technlogy Yi 4k review.
ThiEYE T5e can record native 4K@30fps videos and 1080p@120fps, being equipped with 12MP Sony IMX117 sensor, the same used by GoPro in the Hero 4 black, and with Ambarella A12 chip and features a 170° Wide-angle Lens, f=3mm, F/2.5 aperture.
This action cam records excellent and sharp videos with natural colors, and shoots very nice photos. It really surprised me when i tested it!
ThiEYE T5e features a built-in Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) for smooth videos without vibrations and shaky videos. It uses a Gyro sensor combined with a Acceleration sensor to perceive and stabilize vibrations and shaking during a motion. It’s quite good but not as effective as Git2 and SJ6 ones.
T5e has built-in wifi that allows you to connect the phone to the cam using the app ThiEYE HD (iOS / Android). T5e can be controlled by a remote control, optional and still not available. It can be used with an external microphone.
SJ6 Legend can record interpolated 4K@24fps videos – interpolated 4K videos from 2880×2160 resolution to 3840×2160 -, native 2K@30fps and 1080p@120fps, being equipped with 16MP Panasonic MN34120PA CMOS sensor,and Novatek 96660 sensor (the same of SJ5000X, Git2, Explorer Pro, SJ5000X, M20, Firefly 7s etc.).
Video and photo quality are very good, better then all other cam equipped with Novatek 96660, and almost as good as ThiEYE and Yi 4k. Videos are sharp and have natural colors and a good definition. Gyro stabilizer works very well, it is effective in every situation, probably the best together with git2 and sony cams.
It features a 2″ touchscreen display, very useful to change options and navigate in the menu, to see what you are recording and to playback videos and photos, and a small front status display.
SJ6 Legend features a built-in Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) for smooth videos without vibrations and shaky videos. It uses a Gyro sensor combined with a Acceleration sensor to perceive and stabilize vibrations and shaking during a motion and is very effective, probably the best together with Git2 and SJ5000X.
SJ6 has built-in wifi that allows you to connect the phone to the cam using the app SJCam Zone (iOS / Android). SJCAM SJ6 Legend can be controlled by a remote control, the same used by the SJCAM M20 and SJ7. Perfect when you put the cam in places you can’t reach with your hand, like the helmet, kayak, outside the car or other places. You can start/stop recording, take a picture, change mode, turn off wifi and even turn off (and on?) the cam. SJ6 can be used with an external microphone, and this is again something new for this brand.
SJ5000X Elite Edition has been realeased on November 2015, and it has a lot of new features upgraded from SJ5000+, as 4k video resolution (interpolated) @ 24fps and 2k @ 30fps, a very good 12,4Mpx Sony IMX078 image sensor, Novatek 96660 chip, wifi. It mounts a gyro stablizer that works pretty well for more stable and steady videos without annoying vibrations, even in sport situations. It has a 2″ rear screen where you can see live what you’re recording, cheange settings and playback yur files, and wifi. Important hardware and quality improvements, and correction of bugs (SJ5000+ used to freeze often), that allow us to say it is probably the best budget action cam of early 2016 around 100$, together with Gitup Git2.
Strengths of SJ5000X are definitely the presence of a live screen, gyro stabilizer, wifi and many accessories in the package , besides the fact that this action cam is compatible with GoPro accessories. It has a excellent dashcam function that records loops videos and turns on and off by itself when connected with the cigarette lighter of the car. It also has timelapse and burst mode.
The maximum resolution for pictures is 12 MP (4032 x 3024 px). SJ5000X has also these features Time Lapse – photo lapse and video lapse -, Self Timer and Burst Rate, 3 to 10 pictures in a second.