Recently, the Chinese manufacturer of action cameras Hawkeye introduced its new camera called Hawkeye Firefly 8SE. The new camera is equipped with optical stabilization and 4K video recording. Among other budget action cameras, Firefly 8SE stands out with a powerful processor, low price, new lens and small surprise for lovers of selfies.
Firefly 8SE: Design
Hawkeye Firefly 8SE is a modern and multifunctional action camera. Although its low price, it has very good image quality and design. The camera has a size of 5.8 x 4.1 x 3 cm and weighs 80 grams. Visually, it looks very reliable and cute.
The camera body is made of durable plastic. On the front panel is a camera lens, a small mirror for selfie and a power button.
The side faces have a textured surface. On the top edge there is a Start button. On the right side are two functional buttons, while on the left are Mini-USB and micro-HDMI ports. From the bottom there is a thread for tripod and battery department.
Now, let’s take a closer look at packaging. Inside the box there is also a waterproof case, a spare front cover for aquabox, a bicycle holder, four straps, a plastic tie, a long tripod, a short tripod, a 1/4 inch adapter, a mounting base, two adhesive tapes, a metal cable tie, lens protection, lens cap, microphone and user manual.
In short, you would have to pay extra money for all these accessories if you chose another camera. However, Hawkeye Firefly 8SE has very rich package. It is very big advantage of this camera.
Firefly 8SE: Display
Hawkeye Firefly 8SE has a very practical and nice 2.0-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It has good color rendition that you can adjust. I’m sure you’ll like it, especially on the street and in sunny weather.
Another nice detail is a small round mirror next to the lens of the camera. It allows to take selfies.
Firefly 8SE: Hardware
The camera is equipped with 12-megapixel sensor SONY IMX117 and new processor Ambarella A12S75. It provides a completely new level of video quality.
The maximum video resolution is 4K, 30 frames per second. Also it supports shooting 2K and FullHD videos at 60 fps. There is a mode of shooting of a photo. Also we should note the time lapse mode with an interval of 0.5 and 1 second. By the way, the camera can be shot in RAW. Also there is a function of Slow Motion video with a frame rate of up to 240 (for HD) or 120 (for Full HD).
Firefly 8SE has good stabilization, which provides smooth video recording. This is an excellent feature for shooting dynamic scenes. If necessary, you can also use the protective waterproof case.
You can control the camera not only with the buttons, but using 2-inch touch-sensitive IPS screen. It supports swipes to move through the menu.
The camera can be synchronized with the application on smartphone via Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to wide range of wireless communication, you can use action camera with quadcopters. Also, the camera is equipped with a standard 1/4 inch connector for mounting a tripod or selfie stick.
Another interesting feature of Firefly 8SE is connector for external microphone. Just imagine, you can use this action camera for professional shooting!
Action camera has motion tracking sensor. It starts shooting video immediately after detecting movements in the field of view of the camera. It means that you can use Firefly 8SE as a security camera or DVR for the car.
Firefly 8SE: Battery
New camera is equipped with removable battery with a capacity of 1200 mAh. It allows to shoot video for about 1.5 hours or 5 hours in standby mode. Using a USB cable, the camera charges in 2.5 hours. The memory card that you insert into the device can have a capacity of up to 128 GB.
Firefly 8SE: Price
The standard price of Hawkeye Firefly 8SE is $150, but from July 2 to 8 in Gearbest online store it can be purchased for only $139.99. Moreover, if you will hurry, you can get it for $99.99. This price is valid for the first 3 units every day.
Hawkeye Firefly 8SE is a high-quality and functional action camera. It will be useful in various outdoor activities. In its price category it doesn’t have competitors, which makes it even more interesting option for you.