SJcam SJ8 Pro Review

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Updated July 21, 2022

If you’re an adventurous person who needs an affordable camera to capture your adventures, the SJCam SJ8 Pro is a brilliant choice. It can record video in 4K and take 12 MP pictures, It also comes with lots of accessories to get you going. This camera has the excellent build quality and can compete with everything on our best action camera list. It can also compete with the best contenders for top-rated digital cameras.

Why We Like It – SJcam SJ8 Pro

The SJ8 Pro action camera comes at a great price and is packed with premium features. It uses a Sony IMX377 sensor and Ambarella H22 chipset to capture fantastic video quality and high-quality pictures. Compared to many other action cameras, the SjCam SJ8 comes with lots of accessories, including waterproof housing. Here’s another interesting feature; a camera grip that allows for one-handed shooting, found in the Snappgrip Wireless Bluetooth Camera.

Pros
  • Large touch screen
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Good Price
Cons
  • Pictures limited to 12 MP
  • Average Battery life
  • No voice control

Performance

The SJCam SJ8 Pro action camera punches well above its weight when it comes to performance. Video recording comes in at 4K at 60fps with slo-mo at 720p at 240fps, similar to the Olfi One.Five Black action camera. Images are captured at 12 MP in both RAW and JPEG format. There’s also a six-axis electronic stabilization system, 8x digital zoom, and Wi-Fi. One of the interesting features is the car mode which loops back recordings and turns the SJ8 into a dashcam. For another competitively priced rival, try the AKASO EK7000.

See also: If you’re old school and would like to experience the photo booth in another way, you will love the Sharper Image Instant Camera.

Design

The Design of the SJ8 Pro closely matches other action cams in its black box appearance. However, it has a compact size with a large, 2.33-inch retina touchscreen at the back and a smaller 0.96-inch OLED screen at the front. There’s also the usual USB-C port, memory card reader, and slot for an external microphone. The SJCam SJ8 Pro comes with loads of accessories including a waterproof housing that can protect the camera up to 30 meters. For a camera that’s better for live-streaming, please try the GoPro Hero 7 Black or the Sony FDRX3000 Underwater Camcorder White.

Value

The SJCam SJ8 Pro has many great features. It can take 4K videos as well as 12 MP images. Although if you want double the megapixels and 4K recording, you might like our Panasonic Lumix TZ200 review and our Sony A6600 review. It also has built-in electronic stabilization and 8x Zoom.

When it’s not being used to capture your adventures, it can also be used as a dashcam. Compared to many of the rivals, the large touchscreen is clear and makes the camera very easy to use. To add even more value, the camera comes with many accessories including waterproof housing. Our SJCam SJ8 Pro review has found it to have exceptional value for money, like the Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera.

SJcam SJ8 Pro Wrap Up

The SJ8 has a superb mix of price and features. It comes at a low price but still has 4K recording with electronic stabilization, and 12 MP images with 8x zoom. The large 2.33-inch touchscreen really makes it stand out, and it’s a pleasure watching playback through it. The battery life isn’t the best, but the same goes for many other action cameras. This is an excellent camera for people who want something different.

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