SJCAM SJ5000X Elite Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Camscore
89/100

Key Specs

Price
$110
Release Date
4 years 1 month ago
Field of View
169 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
Type of Image Stabilization
 
360
No

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Res
 
Burst rate
 
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
30Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
74grams
Weight with Housing
 
Shape
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Glasses
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Uptime Score
 
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
30metre
Drop Proof
No
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Memory Capacity
64gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
No
Photo & Video Examples
 
Buying Options
Used
New
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specifications, features and expert reviews on the SJCam SJ5000X Elite action camera.

Summary

A great little camera that outperforms its price easily. SJCam have a myriad of action cameras available and the SJ5000X seems to be a winner. You can compare it to the GoPro Hero 4 Black as it has a similar spec but is less than half the price of the GoPros.

Reasons to buy
  • A lot of users who have bought this camera have said that you get more than what you pay for with the SJ5000X Elite action camera
  • Some camera owners said the 1080p 60fps video produces beautiful videos
  • A few mention that it helps it records in the MP4 video format
  • Quite a few people say that the price is fantastic, a lot less than the cost of a GoPro
  • A lot of people are very happy with the battery life saying that it lasts a long time
  • People have mentioned using this whilst kayaking, paintball and motorcycling and it has been great
Reasons not to buy
  • Some users of this camera have said the photographs produced are poor
  • The accessories that come with the camera are plastic and not very strong
  • A few customers are not happy with the SJCam App that connects to the camera
First Look
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
No, you have to drop down to 720p to get 120fps slow motion videos
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No, it records up to 2k video resolution but the 4K is interpolated which means they add pixels to a lower resolution to create a 4k look

Mounting and Form

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.