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Monday
Sep222014

At last it's the Real SJ4000 WiFi Review

Here at last, is my review of the SJ4000 WiFi review. Whilst there isn't a massive amount of difference between this and my original non-wifi version, somehow I've managed to stretch this out into a half hour video.

If you just want to know about the WiFi function and whether there are any other differences between this and the older models, you'll find your answer in the first few minutes, so no point skipping to the end. 

In this video I also take a minute to explain why you should think twice before ordering the SJ5000 camera that's doing the rounds at the moment.

My video review is below.

  

Downloadable Samples 

 Click the link above to download my original sample clips recorded with the SJ4000 WiFi Camera.

Now after watching that if you would like to buy one - here are some links

Purchasing Links

Foxoffer.com  Foxoffer(Ebay Store) (My camera was supplied by Foxoffer)

Other ebay sellers (Click your country).

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Reader Comments (273)

Hi,

My camera does not connect to my phone. I use samsung note2. I can see it in the networks but when i try to connect but it says connection is poor. Help please! Thanks!

October 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Where can I buy one in Los Angeles CA?

October 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArnie

I would very much appreciate a comparison between the SJ4000 wifi vs the new low end GoPro 4. Since the price difference are very minimal now.

October 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrcboosted

I tried buying the SJ4000 a while back but it never got sent as the vendor was removed (got refund from ebay). I have since bought a a GoPro Silver 3+ and I still want this SJ4000 to compare and will give one to my dad, and take any mounts he doesn't need!

Anyway, thanks for the review (haven't watched entire video yet). And please provide a referral link if you have one. The foxoffer link isn't working for me.

October 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Any idea over what distance the wifi can be used?

Great review by the way.

October 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergeoff

What program did you use to download the videos to your computer? Would this product work with GoPro's download program from their website? I have a feeling it will not, but thought I would ask anyway. Thanks,

October 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternewolf17

Now that I have the SJCAM4000 WiFi, I'm curious as to what editing software did you use to make your clips. I tried the Gopro Studio and it did not recognize the .mov. I tried Vegas Video and there is no video (Audio only). Am I missing a codec or something? I can play it ok with VLC or Quicktime. Please help. Thanks...

October 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKiwiMan

I use iMovie (Mac) however you will probably have more luck with your setup if you install the K-Lite codec pack.

October 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

In your review you mention a few times that the sensor and stills are only 2 MP and that setting it higher is useless.

Are you 100% sure of this? The camera claims to have a 12 MP CMOS sensor and many of the competing cameras take the full 11 or 12MP stills.

It's quite common for HD video cams to have sensors much bigger than the actual HD output.

Can you confirm where you obtained this information?

October 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I've used deductive logic, I haven't disassembled the chips.

If you prefer I could say that the '12 MP' mode takes stills that are identical in quality but much larger in file size than the 2MP stills.

Over the years I've seen scores of cameras that overstate specs, this is just one of them.

October 8, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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