EKEN H8 PRO action camera with real UHD

EKEN H8 PRO the new “GoPro Killer”?

Since GoPro released their first model, many Chinese action camera manufacturers tried to equal their video quality. This EKEN H8 PRO is the second model after the Xiaomi Yi 4K which seems to be a real competitor for the Hero4 Black.

Compared to other cheap action cameras, this new EKEN model comes with a very reach accessory pack, dual display (2″ live-view and status screen) and WiFi remote controller.

The EKEN H8 PRO camera can be remotely controlled through the EZ iCam App or via the included WiFi remote controller. The Android APP allows to remotely configure the camera but also to stop/start video recording.

Featuring the powerful Ambarella A12S75 imaging processor the  H8Pro camera is capable to capture UHD (4K) videos with up to 30 fps and Full HD videos with up to 120 fps. Those who are interested to record some cool slow motion videos will definitely apreaciate that the camera is capable to record HD videos with up to 200 fps.

Probably many drone enthusiasts like me are looking for a cheap 4K camera that is suitable for both aerial filming and FPV flights. Unfortunately, the specs are not 100% clear regarding whether the EKEN H8 PRO features AV-out via USB or not. Anyway, even if it has FPV out, probably the latency is too big for first person view flights.

EKEN H8 PRO camera features and specs

Imaging unit Ambarella A12S75
Image sensor SONY IMX078 Sensor
Sensor size 12MP
Lens 170  ultra wide angle lens
Display Dual display, 2″ live view and status screen
Video formats 4K @ 30fps, 2.7K @ 60fps, 1080p @ 120fps and 720p up to 200fps
Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Photo Up to 12MP
Working modes 30 photos/8 seconds burst mode, time lapse mode, photo and video mode
Battery 3.7, 1050 mAh
Storage Micro SD memory card slot. Are recommended only ultra fast class10 memory cards
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Connectors micro USB and mini HDMI
Waterproof 30m with case
Video out Yes, via HDMI
Other EZ iCam App control and remote controller
Camera size 59.3 x 21.4 x 41.1mm
Weight 66g (with battery)
Colors Silver, gold, black, blue, pink and yellow

EKEN H8 Pro camera featuresIncluded with the H8 PRO 4K cam

  • Waterproof case;
  • Remote controller;
  • 1050 mAh battery;
  • Handle bar;
  • Helmet  mount;
  • Bandage;
  • Tethers;
  • Mounting accessories;
  • Clip mount;
  • Lens cloth;
  • Protective backdoor;
  • USB data and charging cable;
  • Battery charger;
  • H8 PRO quick guide.

 


   5 Comments


  1. Jimmy
      September 9, 2016

    It looks good, but I found another good camera, it’s AKASO EK7000 4K wifi sports action camera, good price and good quality, really worth looking at it!
    Maybe you should look it.

    • fpvac
        September 9, 2016

      Thanks Jimmy,
      Do yo know if it has better image quality than the EKEN h8 Pro?

      • Lucky
          September 9, 2016

        I think not… There is a rule for 4K cameras.. If a camera chip can capture real 4K/30fps videos, it can make 2.5K or 2.7K at 60 fps and 1080p at 120… Xiaomi Yi 2 makes 1080p/120fps, GoPro Hero4 Black, Eken H8 Pro, Sunco S091, ThiEye T5 and the new SJCAM SJ7 Star will do it too… But not that AKASO… If you are looking for a 1080p/60fps or 2.5K 30fps, you can go to this brand but personnally I love the Gitup Git2… But now with the new Ambarella A12 chip, a lot of new cams will come out and manage real 4K videos for 150$ max!.. I prefer wait…

  2. Paulo
      October 26, 2016

    EKEN H8 PRO/ PLUS or SJCAM SJ7 STAR? What’s better?

  3. amanieux
      November 4, 2016

    does this camera support 2.7k video in 4:3 ratio like the gopro (not in 16:9 ratio) ? thanks

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