SJCAM SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus, SJ8 Pro REVIEW & Compare Action Cameras

SJCAM SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus, SJ8 Pro REVIEW & Compare Action Cameras

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Recently, SJCAM company presented three new action cameras under SJ8 series. The models have talking names: Air, Plus and Pro. Each modification is suitable for its own purposes and user level. However, the most interesting camera is SJCAM SJ8 Pro.

You understand that we can describe the features and functions of each action camera for a long time, but it is better to compare all three models in one table. Let’s go!

SJCAM SJ8 Plus

SJCAM SJ8 Plus

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SJCAM SJ8 Pro 4K Action camera
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SJ8 Air

SJ8 Plus

SJ8 Pro

CPU

Novatek NT96658

Novatek NT96683

Ambarella H22 S85 (Cortex A53 with a frequency of 1 GHz, 14 nm)

Screen

Only rear IPS, touchscreen, 2.33 inches, UHD

Front OLED 0.96 inches and rear IPS, touchscreen, 2.33 inches, UHD

Sensor

14.24 megapixel, Panasonic MN34112PA, shooting in JPG

12 megapixel, Sony IMX117, JPG

12 Mp, Sony IMX377, JPG

Lens

The aperture f/2.6,   160 degree viewing angle, 7-lens lens

The aperture f/2.8,   170 degree viewing angle, 7-element lens, including 2 aspherical lenses

Memory cards

Micro SD up to 128 GB

Battery

1200 mAh

Connectivity

USB C (Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n, 2.4 GHz)

USB C, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n, 2.4 and 5 GHz)

Shooting video

1728 x 1296 pixels at 30 frames per second, VGA / 240 fps

4K / 30 FPS, 1080p / 120 FPS, 720p / 240 FPS

4K / 60 FPS, 1080p / 120 FPS, 720p / 240 FPS

Codecs

MP4 (H.264)

MP4 (H.264, H.265 / HEVC)

MP4 (H.264, H.265 / HEVC, frequency up to 135 Mbit / s)

Stabilization

Digital

Immersion in water

In a protective case up to 30 meters

Other

Gyroscope is (without clarification on the axes)

3-axis stabilization

Digital zoom, dual microphone, 6-axis gyro

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions are the same, weight 80 grams

41 x 62.5 x 28.8 mm and 85 grams

The cameras have a little different specifications, but the functions are almost the same. All of them are able to: record video, make looped video, DVR, Time Lapse, Slow Motion, take photos, and so on.

However, the flagship model from the series is SJ8 Pro model. We will review this model, and tell you about functions and features of new action cameras.

Review of three new Sjcam cameras - SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro

SJCAM SJ8 Pro Review

SJCAM SJ8 Pro: Hardware

The camera has good processor, lenses and sensor. I think you already undestood this from the comparison table
above. However, the main features of new camera are hidden in the details.

Review of three new Sjcam cameras - SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro

SJ8 Pro belongs to the new generation of action cameras. It has built-in USB Type-C port with high-speed data transfer up to 40 Mb/s. Many other budget cameras still use Micro USB.

SJCAM SJ8 Pro: Battery

The battery is very important thing for any action camera. The single charge of the complete battery (1200 mAh) is enough for about 90 minutes of continuous recording of video 4K/60 FPS.

If you compare with previous generations of SJCAM cameras, the battery life increased in 30%. I think it is a merit of 14-nm processor.

Review of three new Sjcam cameras - SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro

The same battery is in SJ8 Plus, and it provides 100 minutes of recording video 4K/30 FPS. The youngest model has battery life of about 130 minutes.

SJCAM SJ8 Pro: Features

SJ8 Pro camera has not only a classic interface with flat tiles and monochrome icons, but also a redrawn, color UI. The user interface can be selected from the settings.

Review of three new Sjcam cameras - SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro

Also I want to note about application on smartphone. The camera is connector to smartphone via SJCAM Zone app. It is available both on iOS and Android. It allows to you watch footage and edit even it.

SJCAM SJ8 Pro: Package

Review of three new Sjcam cameras - SJ8 Air, SJ8 Plus and SJ8 Pro

The cameras from SJ8 series come with differest accessories, such as

  • Protective case with cutout under the display (for touch input)
  • waterproof case
  • adapter for mounting on a standard tripod or monopod
  • three additional attachments for all occasions, including a bike
  • Adhesive gaskets for installing the camera on the glass
  • USB cable to USB Type-C
  • Cloth for wiping and fan labels in the form of labels
  • User manual

If you plan to record high-quality videos, then it is better to buy SJ-Gimbal. Yes, the action cameras have digital stabilization even at 4K/30 FPS resolution, but it’s a special gimbal makes more smooth image.

The full package is only available in extended packs. If you don’t need these accessories, then it makes no sense to overpay for them – you can buy only SJ8 Pro camera.

SJCAM SJ8 Pro: Price and release date

SJ8 Air

SJ8 Plus

SJ8 Pro

Only camera

$86

$173

$261

Full set of accessories

$105

$193

$280

All new cameras will go on sale in May 2018. Right now you can go to official website and read more useful information about SJCAM SJ8 action cameras.

SJCAM SJ8 Plus

SJCAM SJ8 Plus

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Price: $204.99
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