Hawkeye Firefly 6s 4K quadcopter camera

Hawkeye Firefly 6s 4K UHD action camera

After the promising Firefly 5s camera, another Hawkeye model was announced. Keeping the same simplistic design of the previous model, the Firefly 6s comes with many professional features.

This Hawkeye Firefly 6s camera offers gyro images stabilization and fish eye reduction function. Biggest improvement of this new model is regarding the video resolution. The Hawkeye Firefly 6s is capable to record 4K videos with 24fps. For slow motion videos, the camera is also capable for high frame rate (120fps at 720P) .

The power source of this camera is a 1600mAh GoPro 3/3+ compatible battery that allows about 90 minutes of continuous operation time.

This Firefly 6s camera has four buttons and a small status LCD for easy and intuitive usage.

  • Power ON/OFF – press once for power ON or long press 3 sec. to turn OFF (when the camera is ON use it to switch between photo and video mode);
  • OK – in video mode start/stop recording, in photo mode use it to take images;
  • Up –  Enter menu, navigate Up in the menus, long press to turn on Wi-Fi connection;
  • Down –  Enter menu, exit to previous menu.

Interested on this camera? It can be found with 35% discount on Banggood’s website here.

Hawkeye FIREFLY 6S specs and features

Imaging unit Not revealed (yet)
Image sensor Sony CMOS
Sensor size 16MP
Lens F.2.87, 140 degree wide angle lens
Display 0.65? OLED display for settings
Video formats 4K\24fps,2.5K\30fps,1080P\60fps and 720P up to 120fps
Audio format built in mono microphone
Photo resolution 16M(5312×2988), 8M (3264 x 2448) and 5M (2592 x 1944)
Working modes Video, photo, time-lapse video, time-lapse photo and burst photo
Battery high capacity 3.7 1600mAh battery
Storage Up to 64 micro SD memory card, class 10 recommended
Connectivity WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, Firefly app
Connectors micro USB and mini HDMI
Waterproof Yes, with case
FPV YES, AV-out cable can be purchased separately
Other WDR mode, gyro image stabilization, indoor light frequency
settings and fish eye reduction
Camera size 59 x 41 x 12mm
Weight 70g
Colors Silver-white, golden and black
Included with the FIREFLY 6S cam:
  • 3.7v 1600mAh battery;
  • USB data and charging cable;
  • Lens cap;
  • Water proofing case;
  • Mounting accessories;
  • Hawkeye FIREFLY 6S user guide.


   10 Comments


  1. Viktor
      October 3, 2015

    Please someone can explain how it actually work that “gyro stabilization”
    I want to order this FIREFLY 6S cam, but only if truly offers better quality than the previous model.

  2. SJ_Cam
      October 21, 2015

    Just got this camera from Banggood, the quality is pretty good, but the package not include the AV-Out cable. Any suggestion where can I found a compatible one?

  3. Tony Sosa (SJCAM)
      December 7, 2015

    The SJ5000x Elite is a good alternative to this model. Feel free to compare the whole SJCAM series.

  4. PH2Zombie
      December 19, 2015

    Just got mine, I’m planning to use it together with my Phantom 2 quadcopter. I’m very curious about the 4K video resolution 🙂
    Carefully, the package does not include the FPV cable!

  5. Rob Garnet
      December 21, 2015

    Firefly 6s is not a true 4k camera.
    It shoots internally at 2880 x 2160 and then interpolates up to 4k

  6. Cactus66
      January 1, 2016

    Compared to the GoPro 3 which one is better for aerial filming?
    BTW, it works with any 5.8GHz, I want to use it on my Phantom 2…

  7. Tony D.
      February 13, 2016

    There are differences between the Hawkeye Firefly 6C and 6S???
    It seems to be an upgraded model? Do you know if will have better image quality??

  8. Tim
      February 26, 2016

    I’m looking at getting an action cam for my dog business and looking at good quality image with video and guessing that image stabilization will be important if attached to a dog.
    Do you have any recommendations? I am currently looking at the Firefly 6s as potentially the best option for price.

  9. Takoyaki
      May 9, 2016

    WARNING: Don’t purchase this camera.
    False advertising by manufacturer (not the blogger’s fault) and data manipulation everywhere. The image sensors has 12mp instead of 16mp
    BTW, “not true” 4k video… lots of lies….

  10. Avery Badman
      June 6, 2016

    If you update Firefly 6s firmware it is 4k resolution, not with the 2.0 to 2.2 firmware, fixed with 2.3 on. I have GoPro Hero 3 and some things I prefer GoPro and others the FireFly 6s. It all depends on lighting. They produce different angles, field of views and capture gradients.

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