With Summer right around the corner we want to be out in the wilds as much as you and to document what we get up to we will be using Chinese cameras like the SJCAM SJ5000. Watch our unboxing below.
Last week it was the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera that we wre focusing on (full review very soon), so what better time to bring in a camera from a more established action camera maker to compare? For this we needed a device already on the market that has amassed a great following, so of course our choice was an SJCAM.
I opted for the SJCAM 5000 as at the time of writing Coolicool didn’t have a more up to date version, but rest assured I’ll also get an SJ6000 to test soon also. The SJ5000 really is a remarkable piece of kit, not only does it pack in some high-end features at a low-price, but the number of accessories the camera ships with is just insane! I counted 14 packets and accessories in the box of my SJCAM SJ5000, if you were to buy a GoPro and buy this many additional mounts separately you could easily spend another $150+, and what’s even better is the mounts in the SJ5000 are compatible with GoPro mounts.
Unlike the Xiaomi Yi the SJ5000 also ships with a protective case which really is a must for extreme sports and keeping the lens protected from stones, knocks and scrapes. The case also means you can use the camera in the rain and even underwater.
Specifications for the SJCAM SJ5000 include a 14 mega-pixel sensor, 2-inch LCD display for previewing video and setting up the camera angle, 1080p video recording, WIFI, 170 degree wide-angle lens, 900mAh battery and a claimed 90min battery life. Dimensions for the camera unit (without case) are 61 x 42.4 x 25mm at a weight of 74g (with the battery).
SJCAM SJ5000 Unboxing
As with the Xiaomi Yi Action camera I plan to take the SJ5000 out while mounting biking this week and capture some footage. Luckily (I think) the weather is a little wet so I can test the waterproof capabilities of the case too.
Keep your eyes peeled for the SJCAM SJ5000 mini review and full reviews coming very soon. Thanks to Coolicool for the review sample.