SJCAM SJ6 LEGEND – The Value Action Camera !
Hello folks ! Today I’m gonna talk about an action camera from SJCAM, The SJ6 Legend. SJCAM is a company that is most known for making budget friendly action cameras. And the most impressive part is that they keep improving. It seems as though they release a new better action camera every month while keeping the same price! This time SJCAM has come out with the SJ6 Legend. SJCAM SJ6 Legend is a 4K action camera that should offer a cheaper alternative for GoPro Hero5 Black. I’m definitely going to compare those two as well soon. But for now, let’s take a look at how good the SJ6 Legend actually is.
- Dimensions: 59×41×29mm / 2.3×1.6×1.1″
- Weight: 83g / 2.9oz
- Sensor: Panasonic MN34120PA
- Chipset: Novatek 96660
- Field of View: 166°
- Video resolutions: 4K 24fps; 2K 30fps; 1080p 60/50/30/25fps; 720p 120/60/30fps; 420p 240fps
- Bitrate: 60Mbps
- Photo: 16MP
- Modes: Single Shot, Burst, Time-Lapse, Video+Photo, Car Mode, Underwater
- Features: WiFi, 2″ LCD touchscreen, Digital Image Stabilization, External Microphone
- Ports: MiniUSB, MicroHDMI, MicroSD card slot
- Memory: MicroSD with Class 10 and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
- Battery life: 70 minutes of 4K at 24fps, 65 minutes of 1080p at 60fps
WHAT’S IN THE BOX ?
- SJCAM SJ6 Legend
- Waterproof Housing up to 30m / 98ft
- Quick Release Buckle, Vertical Quick Release J-Hook buckle
- Handlebar Seat post mount
- Curved & Flat adhesive mounts
- 3-Way Pivot Arm mount
- Univeral 1/4″ Camera Tripod mount, Tripod Mount adapter
- Cleaning cloth
- MiniUSB-USB Cable
The SJCAM SJ6 Legend comes in a nice large box. It’s placed inside the waterproof housing so it’s pretty impossible for the camera to get damaged during shipping. A pretty nice solution. The design of the SJ6 Legend is basically the same as 99% other action cameras. It has the rectangular design that most accessories support. It has a dimension of 59×41×29mm / 2.3×1.6×1.1″ and weighs 83g / 2.9oz with the battery. So a pretty light action camera. Definitely a plus for people into aerial photography or even FPV racing.
The front of the SJCAM SJ6 Legend has the lens, some LED lights and a LCD screen. The front LCD screen displays video modes, recording time and battery. It’s actually surprisingly large and detailed. I really like it. The back of the action camera has a very nice 2″ LCD touchscreen, just like the one on GoPro Hero5 Black. You can use the touchscreen to change settings and view past footage. Because it’s touchscreen, it makes your life so much easier as you don’t have to use buttons to navigate through a small menu. I also want to add that it’s super responsive, like it’s one of the best screens I have used.
Top of the SJ6 Legend has the shutter/record button for either recording videos or taking photos. Left side has the power on and menu button. The menu button is used to access the menu settings on the touchscreen. Right side has the MiniUSB, MicroHDMI and MicroSD ports, also including the built in mic. And finally the bottom, which holds a compartment for the battery and a threaded hole for tripods. There are also plenty of LED lights on all sides which indicate different modes etc. Overall speaking it’s a very nice design. One of the best looking action cameras I have reviewed.
The build quality is also really nice. The entire body of the SJCAM SJ6 Legend has been made out of a rubberized material. It improves greatly improves grip. Even the few buttons are spot on. They feel strong and when you push it, they make that nice “click” sound as well. So they definitely aren’t weak or wobbly.
I personally quite like the SJ6 Legend action camera. It does have a sort of a long learning curve though I feel. Don’t get me wrong it’s super easy to use, but in order to get the best video quality possible you still need to know what you are doing. Especially playing with the settings to suit the environment. But that’s the case with all cameras. Once you get it right, the videos actually have a very nice quality. In my opinion, the SJCAM SJ6 Legend is the perfect action camera for drones and low budget. The video quality you get from this price is not bad at all, so what to wait ? Come grab yours now at here !