SJ5000+ Vs. GoPro Hero 4

SJ5000+ Vs. GoPro Hero 4

GoPro action cameras are extremely well known in the world of sports and action cameras, but the SJCAM series of cameras have come at par with these devices as a good alternative to the GoPro.

Both companies are going head to head in the market, with GoPro being one of the most trusted brands to choose from and SJCAM being feature rich and affordable. The GoPro Hero 4 series is one of the best from the company, while SJ5000 series is best from SJCAM.

Let’s see how they compare with each other.

Here we compare the Silver edition of the GoPro Hero 4 series with the SJ5000 +. Looks wise both the cameras look similar but what features they hold inside differs to quite an extent.

The GoPro camera is equipped with an Ultra Wide FOV while the SJ5000 has a 170 degree A+ HD wide-angle lens. The Hero 4 is capable of recording videos in 4k in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 15 fps, while the SJCAM only has high resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps.

But on the other hand, the SJ5000 + has a 16 MP camera with maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000 with photo burst options for 10 photos per 1 second, and the GoPro has a lesser 12MP camera of 4608 x 3456 resolution with 30 photos per 1 second.

The GoPro Time Lapse options include 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 and the SJCAM has 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60. While both cameras include Wi-Fi function, only the SJ5000 + has GPS for logging. The GoPro Hero 4 Silver is waterproof till 40 m and the other is only waterproof till 30 m with case.

As for the battery, both use a Li-ion rechargeable battery, but the GoPro has 1160 mAh that lasts for 2 hours at 4k recording, while SJCAM uses 900 mAh that lasts for 1.10 hours at 1080p recording resolution.

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While both these cameras are great, if you want to know about their features in detail read our reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Silver and the SJCAM SJ5000 + below.

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

9.72 x 4.09 x 4.02 in

Weight (KG): 

0.54

Battery Life: 

1.5 hours without WiFi

Waterproof (Meters) : 

40

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Accessories In Box: 

waterproof housing, 2 adhesive mounts (one flat and one curved), skeleton and touch back doors, horizontal and vertical quick release buckles with a small locking plug, three way pivot arm

When you buy the GoPro Hero 4 Silver you will not just get the camera but also a waterproof housing (131 feet depth), 2 adhesive mounts (one flat and one curved), skeleton and touch back doors, horizontal and vertical quick release buckles with a small locking plug and a three way pivot arm.

The charger for the camera is not given, but instead a Mini-USB cable is provided that can connect to a computer or wall adapter for charging. There also isn’t a microSD card included, so you will have to buy one on your own.

The Silver model has the same dimensions as the Hero3/3+, so...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps
480P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

2.3 x 1.1 x 1.6 in

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Waterproof Housing 1 x Quick Release Buckle 1 x Housing Backdoor with Holes 1 x Handlebar Seatpost Pole Mount 1 x Curved Adhesive Mount 1 x Flat Adhesive Mount 1 x 3-Way Pivot Arm Mount 2 x 3M Adhesive Tape 1 x Frame Mount 1 x Quick Release Clip for The Frame 1 x Vertical Quick Release J-Hook Buckle 1 x Universal 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount 1 x Tripod Mount Adapter 1 x Bandage Set 1 x Stainless Steel Safety Tether 4 x Nylon Cable Ties 1 x Cleaning Cloth 1 x USB Cable

The SJCAM SJ5000 Plus WiFi Sport Action Camera features Ambarella A7LS75 DSP and Panasonic 16 MP 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor that makes this action camera great for recording videos and taking pictures. Its amazing camera has the ability to record videos at 1080P 60/30FPS FHD.

It has a WiFi Connection for iOS and Android device and also supports AV out when recording with certain USB-to-AV cables. It even offers HDMI HD output function so you can easily transfer your data to another device.

With different shooting modes like Single shot, Snapper and Time-lapse you can easily get...Read full review

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Arshiya

I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.