SJ8000 “real” 4k action camera

SJ8000 UHD Sports Camera

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SJ8000 Ultra High Definition sports camera

First off all I checked SJCam’s websites for this SJ8000 camera and I didn’t find it there. It seams that this SJ8000 is not a genuine SJCam product.

The package of the camera includes many mounting accessories that makes it just perfect for sports activities. I counted around 20 accessories including a waterproof case.

What makes this Soocoo SJ8000 camera interesting over the SJ7000 cam is the 4K ultra high video resolution. Unfortunately, on 4096 x 2160 UHD resolution the maximum frame rate is only 24. For those who want to make slow motion videos, the camera allows 60fps at full HD (1080P).

SJ8000 features and specs

Imaging unit Novatek 96660
Image sensor Sony IMX 117
Sensor size 12.4MP
Lens 170 degrees, wide angle HD
Display 2? color live view LCD
Video formats 4K (4096 x 2160)/24fps, 2K(2560 x 1440)/30fps, 1080P (1920 x 1080)/60fps and 720P (1280 x 720)/60fps
Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Photo JPG images with 16MP (4608 x 3456), 14MP (4416 x 3312), 12MP (4032 x 3024), 10MP (3648 x 2736), 8MP (3264 x 2448), 5MP (2592 x 1944) and 3MP (2048 x 1536) resolutions
Working modes Single Shot, Loop Cycle recording, Self-timer (2s / 5s / 10s), Continuous Shooting, Photo mode and Video mode.
Battery 900mAh battery that allows about 70 minutes operation time
Storage Micro SD memory card slot, recommended ultra fast memory cards
Connectivity WIFI with up to 10 meters range
Connectors micro USB and mini HDMI
Waterproof up to 30 meters with case
Other iOS and Android support
Camera size 59.27 x 41.13 x 29.28
Weight 76g
Colors 8 colors: white, black, silver, golden, yellow, pink, red and blue
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Included with SJ8000 4k cam:
  • 900mAh/3.7v battery;
  • 30m waterproofing case;
  • USB charging and data cable;
  • AC adapter;
  • Camera base mount;
  • Camera belt clip;
  • Tripod adapter;
  • Helmet camera mount;
  • Bicycle action camera mount;
  • Base mount;
  • Metal cable tie;
  • Velcro strap;
  • Bondage;
  • 3M adhesive tapes;
  • Cleaning wipe;
  • SJ8000 instruction guide.


    1. Vincent. The SJ9000 has the Sony IMX078 image sensor (20fps) while the SJ8000 uses the Sony IMX117 sensor (35fps) and the firmware is not compatible.

      *SooCoo C30 V1.0 and Ele Explorer Elite similar to SJ9000
      *SooCoo C30 V2.0 and Ele Explorer Pro similar SJ8000

  1. Hi,

    I’m looking for a decent affordable action camera.
    Please, can you recommend me a model? What about the this SJ8000 or SJ7000? Any noticeable difference between these two action cams?


    1. Poor quality 🙁
      I purchased a sj8000 about 1 year ago for $ 150 and I just struggling with it ever since….
      My Samsung phone has better videos, pictures as doing it …
      Forget it and a buy GOPRO hero3 or Sony camera

  2. Please provide video bitrate info for each res and cam. It’s very important. I’m specifically interested in sj8000 cam.

  3. Most of these cameras are NOT real 4K. 4K means 4096×2160 and some are 3840×2160 (but that is cool as the later is 16:9 as oppose to the real 4K which is 17:9 but many of these cameras (including the SJ8000 and SJ9000) are a weird 2880×2160 with rectangular pixels (so the aspect ration is 16:9).
    So they are Ultra Fake 4K. The reviewer has beaver touch the camera and is going by the paper specs.

  4. I have recently bought an SJ8000 4K Wifi camera from Aliexpress. Is it possitble to update the software – and how? I think the audio is bad, so I plan to make videos simultaneously with another camcorder from Sony with 5.1 system and mix the audio from the latter with the video from the SJ8000. Do you have any comments to the built in microphone in these cameras. In some GoPro cameras, you can use external mic in stereo, but is this possible in the SJ- cameras?

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