GoPro Hero5 Black Vs SJCAM SJ7 Star with Native 4K Video Revolution


Most of people these days prefer to buy action cameras. And that is why most of companies are working hard to present most impressive designs with rich features. GoPro is a leader among action camera producers from last so many years and recently it announced an outstanding addition to GoPro action cam series: The GoPro Hero5 Black. At the same time Garmin introduced its VIRB Ultra 30 and SJCam entered into market with SJCAM SJ7 Star- all holding 4k recording capabilities.

SJCam device is priced almost ½ as compared to GoPro device even with very decent specifications. The article below will provide you detailed comparison between SJCam SJ7 Star and GoPro Hero5 Black. Soon you will be able to make right decision for your investment.




SJ7 Star & Hero5 Black Complete Comparison


Specification Comparison:

Parameters
GoPro Hero5 Black
SJ7 Star
Price
$399
Field of View
SuperView; Wide; Medium; Linear; Narrow;
SuperView /Narrow/middle/wide
Lens
F2.8, 170° wide-angle
F/2.0, 166° wide-angle
Storage
Micro SD (up to 128G)
Micro SD (up to 64G)
Image Sensor
1/2.3” 12 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
12 MP Sony IMX117 Sensor
Battery
Removable 1220 mAh that can serve up to 1hr 45mins with 1080p video at 30fps
Detachable 1000mAh that works up to 100 minutes with 1080p
Chipset
Ambarella A9SE
Ambarella A12S75
Display
2” LCD Touchscreen
2” LCD Touchscreen
Remote Control
Yes
Yes
Frame Rates
4K 30fps 2.7K max.60fps 1080P max. 120fps 720P max.240fps
4K 30fps 2.7K max.60fps 1080P max. 120fps 720P max.200fps
Connectivity & Ports
Wi-Fi, Micro HDMI Port, Bluetooth, USB-C Port
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI port, mini USB port
Image Stabilization
Electronic Image Stabilization
Electronic Image Stabilizer (with gyro and accelerometer)
Recording Format
MP4/MOV format with H.264 codec
MP4/MOV format with H.264 codec
Photo Resolution
12M 10M 8M 5M 3M
16M(Interpolated), 14M(Interpolated), 12M, 8.3M, 5M and 3M JPEG or .RAW format
Loop Recording
Yes
Yes
Burst Photo
30fps
3 photos per second
Voice Control
Yes
Yes
Time-Lapse
0.5/1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 60 sec
1s / 2 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 60 sec
RAW Photo
Yes
Yes
APP
GoPro App
SJCAM ZONE App
Manual White Balance
Yes
Yes
Weight
117g
74g
Waterproof
10m (without housing)
30m (with housing)
GPS
Yes
N/a



Opinion on SJCAM SJ7 STAR

Undoubtedly, SJCAM wants to remain in the market and take advantage of the 4K video revolution and touch screens, with its two latest models, the SJ7 with native 4K video and the SJ6 with interpolated 4K video. Although SJ7 still as some littleshortcomings when compared to high-end competitors such as Yi 4K + or GoPro Hero 6. But Still SJCam is an excellent camera at a low price, You still get all amazing features like 4K resolution at 30fps, gyro stabilizer, Touchscreen LCD display and Bluetooth remote control.

If You are a beginner and looking for a very good camera of economic price and technical specifications, we recommend that you go for SJCAM SJ7 STAR. The SJ7 Star camera is a very good-value action cam if you want something that will capture good quality video, either at 4K or some desired lower resolutions at high frame rates. :

Note: sjcam sj7 star review coming soon

Comments

Unknown said…
I just want to point out that the SJ7 supports a 128GB card, not 64GB like you have listed.