Review of the SJCAM Original SJ4000

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If your life is an epitome of adventure and you need to have a camera that can capture all the precious moments and survive through harsh conditions then the next item on your purchase list should be the SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera. It has a wide angled ‘fish eye’ lens so the view of its focal length can adapt itself to 170°. This allows you to include more scenes in the picture especially when you are standing somewhere where you are not able to move farther from the scene to capture it. This camera will project a larger image circle on its screen. All your photographed still shots will be in HD quality and you can even set the timer of up to 2s, 5s or 10s to get a single self shot. It is designed to take 12 mp still pictures and record videos of up to 1080p. You can also switch to the video format for continuous shooting in a .mov type file. In addition to this it also supports 720p, VGA (848 x 480) and QVGA (640 x 480) settings.

SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera has multiple uses and it performs consistently for 3 hours after it is charged for about 70 minutes. I have taken it with me for several scuba diving sessions and this camera has never failed to deliver good quality images. It comes with a USB port that transfers all the media files safely to the computer. It also has an inbuilt micro SD card slot but the card is not provided along with it and you have to purchase it on your own. The size of the camera is small so it is very portable and it came to quite a depth during my underwater voyage making it water resistant. The camera is accompanied with a waterproof case that can protect the camera under 30m of water. The quality of the picture is not compromised whatsoever but the audio sounds are distorted.

It can also be converted into a webcam so if you are away from home and you need to Skype this camera can be of huge help. Moreover, it is compatible with Windows XP, Vista or Above, Win7 and Mac OS. SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera comes with a good amount of auxiliary accessories which include:

  • 1x waterproof housing
  • 1x bicycle stand
  • 2x base stands
  • 1x clip
  • 1x fixed base
  • 3x switch supporters
  • 1x adapter
  • 2x helmet base
  • 1x bandage
  • 3x ribbon
  • double coated adhesive tape
  • 1x wire rope
  • 1x data wire/USB charger
  • 1x USB to AC adapter
  • 1x manual
  • 1x cleaning cloth

This is actually not exaggerated at all and SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera seems to be the ultimate substitute of branded cameras as it provides you all of this in just under a $100. The mount that comes along with this camera is very flexible and it can be accommodated on a bicycle or a car. There is a proper instruction manual that can guide you through the process of using SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera in detail. It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur and you don’t have to run to a professional to learn how to operate it because all of its functions are easy to understand and access. You can also adjust the language of the camera as this version allows you to choose between English, German, French, Spanish, Italia, Portuguese, Chinese Traditional, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Russian. SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera operates on a Li-ion rechargeable 900 mAH battery. I had to buy a spare battery with it because it didn’t work continuously for a long time even though I turned my wifi off after a certain while. Try not to charge it with some other charger as it can short circuit and might have to experience loss of all your photos.

Other than the Car-dash Mode which allows you to set the camera on the dash board so that you can record something while driving it also has Cyclic Record function. What this function does is let the camera record a clip for a selected time whether 3, 5, or 10 minutes and then after the time is up, it saves the file and starts a new video clip after that duration time is met.  Once the SD card reaches its full capacity, the camera deletes the oldest file and continues to record and the whole process continues. This is a useful feature to have especially when you need some sort of evidence to be saved if an accident occurs. If all of this wasn’t enough here is another feature that will blow your mind. SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action Camera as the name suggests has an inbuilt wireless wifi through this you can connect and control your camera through your smart phone in between a range of 10-20m. To use all the wifi function in this camera you will have to install its official app but the wifi will drain a lot of your battery once it is turned on.

It has been rated with 4.3 stars out of 5 stars on Amazon. There were complaints about the screws and the navigation of settings but the quality of the pictures never seem to be the cause of concern. So, to conclude the SJCAM Original SJ4000 Wifi Action is actually a very good investment to make if you want a water proof camera that gives you image results in HD quality. It can be a great pocket companion for you because unlike heavy professional camera this one can be carried anywhere at any field of action.

As explained in the text above the SJ4000 is a perfect starter cam for anyone. With it’s rating of 4.3 of 5 at Amazon.com the camera is totally worth its money. Since the price is well below GoPro action cameras the SJ4000 is a really good alternative for anyone who wants to try out an action camera and see if they like filming from a POV (point-of-view) angle.

Last modified: mars 17, 2016

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