ThiEYE T5e true UltraHD action camera

ThiEye T5e UHD action camera

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ThiEYE T5e, cheaper alternative to the Xiaomi Yi 2?

Lately, ThiEYE came up with some serious competitors in the world of action cameras. The ThiEYE T5e is advertised to be their first “Authentic 4K” action cam.

According to the features, the ThiEYE T5e and the Xiaomi Yi 2 are very similar cameras (of course, excepting the touch screen). After I checked carefully the specs of both cameras, I found out that they are based on a totally different hardware. While the ThiEYE T5e camera is build around the Ambarella A12LS75 imaging processor, its contender adopts a different SoC (system-on-a-chip), the Ambarella A9SE75.

Thanks to the powerful hardware, the ThiEYE T5e action camera is capable to record 4K videos with up to 30 fps (frame per seconds). At full HD (1080P) the camera allows up to 120 FPS video recording which is really nice for those who want to create some cool slow motion videos.

The ThiEYE T5e features electronic image stabilization and multiple photo modes (like: time-lapse and self-timer).

ThiEYE T5e features and specs

Imaging unit Ambarella A12LS75 SoC
Image sensor SONY IMX117 Sensor
Sensor size 12MP
Lens F2.8, 170  ultra wide angle lens (H=120° V=89°)
Display 2 inch, 960 x 240 dots matrix TFT LCD
Video formats 3840*2160 30P, 3840*2160 25P SuperView, 2880*2160 30P, 2704*2028 30P, 2704*1520 30P SuperView, 2704*1520 30P, 2560*1440 60/30P, 1920*1440 60/30P, 1920*1080 120/100/60/30P, 1920*1080 60/30 SuperView, 1280*960 120/60/30P, 1280*720 240/200/120/60/30P and 1280*720 120/30P SuperView
Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Photo 16M (4608 x3456), 14M (4254 x3264), 12M (4000 x3000), 8.3M (3264×2448), 5M (2560 x1920) and 3M (2048 x1536)
Working modes Burst mode, Loop-cycle recording, time lapse mode, photo and video mode
Battery Li-ION 3.7, 1100 mAh
Storage Micro SD memory card slot. Are recommended above ultra fast class10 memory cards
Connectivity WiFi
Connectors micro USB
Waterproof IP68, 30m with case
Video out N/A
Other ThiEYE remote APP
Camera size 61 x 23 x 43 mm
Weight 58g
Colors Black and silver

Included with the ThiEYE T5e cam

  • Waterproof Housing ,
  • Micro USB charging and data cable,
  • 2 pieces of 1100mAh rechargeable Batteries
  • Cleaning wiper
  • 360º quick release buckle,
  • Flat adhesive mount,
  • 2 pieces of adhesive stickers;
  • Quick start guide.

ThiEYE T5e photo gallery


  1. SJ6 has a 16mp image sensor vs 12mp. SJ6 Legend has support for external Microphone, External remote controller, Dual Screens: 2.0 inch touch screen, near 1.0″ status display on front, and a new SJCAM Zone app. It also supports Gyro (adjustable and physical chip) stabilization whereas thieyes only has anti-shake (digital stabilization).
    The SJ6 action camera also supports adjustable FOV and has a ton of added new features in v1.4 firmware release.
    If you are looking for these same additional features but with an Ambarella chip, then wait another month or so for the SJCAM SJ7 Star camera.
    Cheers 🙂

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