Flash Sale on WIFI enabled SJCAM SJ5000X 4K Sport Action Camera ( Elite Edition ) £81.04 @ Gearbest
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Flash Sale on WIFI enabled SJCAM SJ5000X 4K Sport Action Camera ( Elite Edition ) £81.04 @ Gearbest

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Found 11th Aug 2017Edited by:"jaggedm"
A good quality action camera which is cheap and quite comparible to the gopro range.

SJCAM SJ5000X Elite Edition action camera is the first 2.0 inches



LCD screen SJCAM action camera to support 4K @24fps video record and



Gyro anti-shake stabilization function. With Novatek NTK96660 chipset



and 12.0MP CMOS image sensor, this camera provides your ultra clear HD



videos and photos and perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water



sports, home security, diving, etc.
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Might be an idea to mention that it's wifi enabled too. I have the SJ4000 and it's a great budget camera. I've no need for 4K so this one is overkill for me, but compared to gopro pricing, then it's a bargain.
Is it a perfect gopro replacement? No, but is it anywhere near the price of their gear??
C as my you pic ones up with this spec on Amazon for £30
nokiafusion21 m ago

C as my you pic ones up with this spec on Amazon for £30



please provide a link? didnt realise the same item/spec device is floating around on amazon for £30.
Bought one of these last July.. Amazing picture quality.. Think it's better specked than the one in your post and only£29..
Other colours are a few pounds more..16mp wifi action cam
jaggedm11th Aug

please provide a link? didnt realise the same item/spec device is floating …please provide a link? didnt realise the same item/spec device is floating around on amazon for £30.

16mp wifi camera link..
nokiafusion19 h, 25 m ago

Bought one of these last July.. Amazing picture quality.. Think it's …Bought one of these last July.. Amazing picture quality.. Think it's better specked than the one in your post and only£29..Other colours are a few pounds more..16mp wifi action cam

Thanks for sharing that alternative.

Would you happen to know if it can be used as a WiFi IP camera? Also, can it be powered permanently via the mains?

I don't want to buy 2 separate cameras, as far as possible.

Edit: After reading a review that says the WiFi range is only ~5m, perhaps I should give it a miss
Edited by: "Crossbow" 13th Aug 2017
Battery life?
woldranger11th Aug

I've no need for 4K so this one is overkill for me


You might want to shoot 1080p @ 60fps instead though, you're better off buying these higher spec ones for that reason.

60fps video does look great. For action I'd take 1080p @ 60fps over 4k @ 24fps.
Edited by: "ollie87" 15th Aug 2017
Bought one of these last year, quality is great but found the batteries almost useless while skiing. We only really got a few minutes of recording probably from the cold temperature
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How is it better than this? AKASO EK7000 4K Sport Action Camera Ultra HD Camcorder 12MP WiFi Waterproof Camera 170 Degree Wide View Angle 2 Inch LCD Screen W/2.4G Remote Control/2 Rechargeable Batteries/19 Accessories Kits (Black) amazon.co.uk/dp/…YS7
ollie8755 m ago

You might want to shoot 1080p @ 60fps instead though, you're better off …You might want to shoot 1080p @ 60fps instead though, you're better off buying these higher spec ones for that reason.60fps video does look great. For action I'd take 1080p @ 60fps over 4k @ 24fps.


Why would I want to buy a 4K camera to shoot 1080 at 60fps when I've already said happy with what my current version runs at?
Crossbow13th Aug

Thanks for sharing that alternative. Would you happen to know if it can be …Thanks for sharing that alternative. Would you happen to know if it can be used as a WiFi IP camera? Also, can it be powered permanently via the mains?I don't want to buy 2 separate cameras, as far as possible.Edit: After reading a review that says the WiFi range is only ~5m, perhaps I should give it a miss

It can be powered by USB indefinitely, like a car DVR. In fact it has a car mode where the display is rotated (there's a separate rotation function) and auto power off then the USB power is disconnected/shut off.
woldranger1 m ago

Why would I want to buy a 4K camera to shoot 1080 at 60fps when I've …Why would I want to buy a 4K camera to shoot 1080 at 60fps when I've already said happy with what my current version runs at?

I'm guessing he doesn't know what the sj4000 does.
hellop4nda10 m ago

I'm guessing he doesn't know what the sj4000 does.


SJ4000 doesn't do 1080p @ 60fps. Only 720p @ 60fps.

Even then it's double frame, not true 60fps, it records each frame twice
Edited by: "ollie87" 15th Aug 2017
hellop4nda18 m ago

I'm guessing he doesn't know what the sj4000 does.


Keep guessing and by all means, keep posting useful comments like the one above.

It shoots 60fps at 720p, which I'm perfectly happy with as I needed to shoot a long time on one without editing/deleting. I'm perfectly happy with the 720p footage. As yet I've not needed 1080 at 60 and certainly dont need to buy a new camera for that.
woldranger11th Aug

I have the SJ4000 and it's a great budget camera.


Where did you buy it from please & for how much? I can see them being sold (like new) on eBay for ~£10 delivered by FarEast sellers - a relevant search: ebay.co.uk/sch…724

Edit: And amazingly for just ~£11 from UK-based sellers: ebay.co.uk/sch…500
Edited by: "Crossbow" 15th Aug 2017
Oh god, another action camera being shilled up
Have a butchers at AliExpress. Got the same camera including drop shipping from Netherlands (8 days) for £5
Crossbow2 h, 53 m ago

Where did you buy it from please & for how much? I can see them being sold …Where did you buy it from please & for how much? I can see them being sold (like new) on eBay for ~£10 delivered by FarEast sellers - a relevant search: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=SJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=11724&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XSJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement+-charger+-screen.TRS0&_nkw=SJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement+-charger+-screen&_sacat=11724Edit: And amazingly for just ~£11 from UK-based sellers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Camcorders/11724/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_from=R40&_nkw=SJ4000 -strap -battery -replacement -charger -screen&LH_PrefLoc=1&_dcat=11724&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=1000|1500



Crossbow2 h, 53 m ago

Where did you buy it from please & for how much? I can see them being sold …Where did you buy it from please & for how much? I can see them being sold (like new) on eBay for ~£10 delivered by FarEast sellers - a relevant search: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=SJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=11724&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XSJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement+-charger+-screen.TRS0&_nkw=SJ4000+-strap+-battery+-replacement+-charger+-screen&_sacat=11724Edit: And amazingly for just ~£11 from UK-based sellers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Camcorders/11724/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_from=R40&_nkw=SJ4000 -strap -battery -replacement -charger -screen&LH_PrefLoc=1&_dcat=11724&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=1000|1500


I bought it 2 years ago from Banggood. If you buy from ebay you've probably an 80% chance of getting one of the many SJ4000 copies! Yup, this "copy" of the gopro did so well that loads of companies knocked out identical copies, with varying degrees of success. A quick google will help you differentiate, or attempt to!
woldranger4 m ago

I bought it 2 years ago from Banggood. If you buy from ebay you've …I bought it 2 years ago from Banggood. If you buy from ebay you've probably an 80% chance of getting one of the many SJ4000 copies! Yup, this "copy" of the gopro did so well that loads of companies knocked out identical copies, with varying degrees of success. A quick google will help you differentiate, or attempt to!


Yes, I've heard about the fakes. Genuine SJCams apparently have QR & alpha-numeric codes that one can verify via their website, like in this eBay auction (last pic): ebay.co.uk/itm…115
Image stabilisation on these is superb. I use one on my race car. Video quality is way better than any of the 30 quid clones that I've seen. Wish it had a decent remote control, though.
Crossbow2 h, 55 m ago

Yes, I've heard about the fakes. Genuine SJCams apparently have QR & …Yes, I've heard about the fakes. Genuine SJCams apparently have QR & alpha-numeric codes that one can verify via their website, like in this eBay auction (last pic): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332343528115

That's a new development, they didn't have those when I got mine

Found this review on youtube, turnout Firefly 6s is just 44 quid on Gearbest now. Maybe better option than Sjcam
DanHo2 h, 4 m ago

[Video] Found this review on youtube, turnout Firefly 6s is just 44 quid …[Video] Found this review on youtube, turnout Firefly 6s is just 44 quid on Gearbest now. Maybe better option than Sjcam


Nice spot, wish it wasn't Gearbest though. Purchased once from them with a bad experience.
Do any of these perform well in low light ( I have a Sony actioncam but really disappointed with footage in darker conditions) ?
Amazon are selling this for ~100 quid. is it worth buying this from Gearbest considering Duty and VAT on this?
The WiFi doesn't mean anything on this version, they don't have the software out for it yet so if you're buying it for that reason don't bother.
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