SJCAM, a strong and well-known competitor of Go Pro, just released their whole SJ8 series in the Philippines. Meet, the SJ8 Pro, SJ8 Plus, and SJ8 Air. This trio of action cameras sport modern internals with a wide range of features.
First up, the leader of the pack, the SJ8 Pro. The action cam packs a Sony IMX377 sensor with a resolution of 12MP. It runs on an Ambarella H22 S85 chipset and has a 2.33-inch IPS main touchscreen. We also get a 0.96-inch OLED front screen and a 7G (2 Aspheric Lens) lens with a field of view of 170-degrees and an aperture of f/2.8. Video recording maxes out at 4k/60fps in MP4 (H264/H265) format.
Photo resolution caps out at 12MP in both JPEG or RAW format. It supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wifi bands, Inner Six-Axis Gyro stabilization, EIS, and an impressive 8x digital zoom. The Pro carries a 1,200mA detachable battery and support for microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Next up, the middle sibling, the SJ8 Plus. The action camera uses a Sony IMX117 sensor with a resolution of 12MP. It runs on the Novatek NT96683 chipset and has a 2.33-inch main IPS touchscreen. Like the Pro, the Plus also has a tiny 0.96-inch OLED front display and a 7G (2 Aspheric Lens) lens with a 170-degree field of view and an aperture of f/2.8.
Video recording maxes out at 4k/30fps, as opposed to the 4k/60fps limit of the SJ8 Pro, in MP4 (H264/H265) format. Photo resolution, on the other hand, maxes out at 12MP in JPEG or RAW format. We have support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands, Inner Three-Axis Gyro stabilization, EIS, and even digital zoom. The Plus, like the Pro, carries a 1,200mA detachable battery and supports microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Lastly, let’s look at the baby of the bunch, the SJ8 Air. The most affordable one in the line-up, it features a Panasonic MN34112PA sensor with a resolution of 14.24MP. The cam runs on the Novatek NT96658 chipset and has a 2.33-inch IPS touchscreen. Unlike its siblings, the Air lacks a front screen and only has a 7G lens with a 160-degrees field of view and an aperture of f/2.6. Video capture maxes out at 1296p (1728 x 1296) @ 30fps in MP4 (H264) format.
For Photo’s we have a max resolution of 12MP in JPEG only format. The action camera only supports 2.4Ghz WiFi and has no stabilization or Digital Zoom. Like the rest of the series the Air sports a 1,200mA detachable battery and supports microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Each one has its own waterproof case and set of accessories. The SJ8 series is now available at Lazada and on SJCAM Philippines website with the following price tags: