For those who love the sport and knows the world of the action camera, SJCAM is a quite well known because it proposes solutions that recall the GoPro (take for instance the popular SJ5000X), with features and quality d ‘very similar image, but at an extremely competitive price. We found his booth at the Global Sources Electronics Fair 2016, where for the occasion were displayed its latest cameras: SJCAM SJ6 Legend and SJCAM SJ7 Star launched less than a month It is very recent, and SJCAM SJ360 premiered in Hong Hong. We were there and we can therefore offer photos and video hands-on preview of the three devices, with technical features and key features.
SJCAM SJ6 Legend breaks a bit ‘with the past, because it is the first model of the company to abandon the old design, adopting a more compact frame and two displays: the main one from 2 inch (240 x 320 pixels) touch that nearly fills the back and a else to 0.96 inch OLED smaller front in GoPro style, to check the settings and status of the action-room. The power button will move to the side, while the front remains the only indicator LEDs. SJCAM SJ6 Legend is run by a chip Novatek 96660 and is equipped with a Panasonic MN34120PA CMOS sensor with 16 megapixels with f / 2.5 and 166 ° FOV, which should ensure video recordings up to 4K @ 24 fps interpolated, 2K @ 30 fps or 1080p @ 60 and @ 30 fps. On board there is a 1000 mAh battery, WiFi and gyroscopic stabilization as 2.4G. E ‘already on sale to about 140 €.
SJCAM SJ7 Star is a higher-end model, which we truly believe. It ‘the first of the family to be able to boast a real 4K resolution and not interpolated, thanks to its processor Ambarella A12-S75 and is built with a nice aluminum frame, equipped with touch display 2 inches and gyroscopic stabilization. On the front side, there are two buttons (power and function) and two notification LED, while the top there is the usual button for shooting / recording. The sensor CMOS Sony IMX117 has a resolution of 12 megapixels with a glass lens to 7 elements (FOV to 166 °), capable of recording 4K video @ 30fps, 2K @ 60fps and 1080p @ 120/60 / 30 fps and supports various modes: slowmotion, timelapse, timer, burst mode, and social sharing. On board there is also a 1000 mAh battery, a microUSB and HDMI, WiFi and a microphone connector. SJCAM SJ7 is on sale in black, silver and pink to price of 180 €.
The last of the series is SJCAM SJ360 and – as the name suggests – is a camera capable of recording videos “in the round”. It has a spherical shape with a transparent bezel at the top that will allow the sensor 12 megapixel Sony IMX078 to be able to control the environment at 360 ° horizontal and 220 ° vertical. Thanks to the processor Novatek 96660 also will record video up to 2K @ 30fps while 1300 mAh Battery will ensure a good autonomy. On board, there is also a WiFi module and support for an external microphone.
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