SJCam SJ6 Legend Action Camera Complete Review

By Jun 07,2017 12:12 pm

Earlier, most of the action camera buyers use to think about GoPro as their first preference for investment. The reasons behind its wide popularity were incredible video quality along with classic control abilities. But the trends are revolutionizing now with so many potential competitors in the market. One of the big names in the competition list is SJCam due to its high-quality offerings in terms of video quality as well as hardware design. SJ6 Legend is one of the most potential launches from SJCAM; it can capture footage with crisp details at affordable price range. If you are planning to buy a new action camera for your adventure sports needs, check the complete review information about SJ6 Legend to check if it can fulfill all your needs.

Specifications:

Item

SJ6 Legend

Review Price 159 USD
Chipset Novatek 96660
Image Sensor 1/2." CMOS 16MP Panasonic MN34120PA
Lens Lens f= 3mm; F= 2.5; F.O.V 166°wide angle
Weight 83g (with battery)
LCD Display 2″ LCD Touch Screen on the back
1″ LCD Front Screen
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Auto / Cloudy / Daylight / Incandescent
Remote Control Support
Audio Mic and Speaker (Mono) Equipped ; External Microphone support
Format Photo: JPEG;
Video: H.264 MOV/MP4
Time Lapse Video: OFF / 1s/ 2s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s
Self Timer: OFF / 1s/ 2s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s
Battery Li-ion rechargeable Battery 1000mAH
Memory no internal memory, Max. 128GB
Connectivity & Ports Mini USB Port
HDMI Out
SD Card Slot;
Wi-Fi
Image resolution 16MP 4608*3456;
14MP 4320*3240
12 MP 4032*3024
10MP 3648*2736
8MP 3264*2448
5MP 2592*1944
3MP 2048*1536
2MP HD 1920*1080
VGA 640*480
1.3MP 1280*960
Frame Rate 4K( 4:3 ): 2880×2160 24ps
2K: 2560×1440 30FPS
1080P: 1920×1080 60fps
1080P: 1920×1080 30fps
720P: 1280x720P 120fps
720P: 1280x720P 60fps
720P: 1280x720P 30fps
VGA: 640×480 240fps
Other Features Continuous Shooting: OFF / 3 P/s / 5 P/s / 10 P/s
Auto Shooting: OFF / 3s/ 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s
Motion Detection: Off / Low / Medium / High
Loop Record: OFF / 2 Min. / 3 Min. / 5 Min.
Sharpness: Strong / Noraml / Soft
Pros Cons
This classic action camera unit is designed with built-in Wi-Fi support that offers easy remote connectivity. SJ6 Legend is not able to provide good recording results at low light conditions.
The dedicated App makes smartphone-based controls much easier. The frame rate adjustment options are limited
The build quality is definitely appealing with perfect LED positioning.  
It offers user-friendly navigation arrangements with simplistic control menu.  
The 2" touch screen is definitely an added bonus.

Design and Usability:

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You will find SJ6 legend action camera well packed in a large box that adds safety to its travelling hours. Once you open out the box, you will definitely have an amazing feeling of holding a rectangular study camera in your hand. The overall dimensions for this action camera unit go up to 59x41x29 mm whereas overall weight is reported as 83 grams when the battery is installed.

On its sturdy yet eye-catching body, you will find one camera lens, LCD screen and few LED lights that offer camera status indication. The LCD screen on the front indicates information regarding video modes, battery capacity, and the recording time details. The 2.0” LCD touch screen on the back assists in fast setting adjustments; you can also view all past recordings on this display screen.

On the top portion of the device, you will find Record/Shutter button that enhances easy control to camera operations during shoots. The left side of camera possesses one menu button and one power button where the first one offers easy access to all useful camera settings on touch screen panel. On the right side of the camera, you will find ports that offer easy connectivity to external world. It includes MicroSD, MicroHDMI and MiniUSB ports with built in speaker and Mic facility. Finally, at the bottom side, you will find the battery unit along with a threaded hole that allows easy connectivity with tripods. The device also includes a waterproof case in its accessories and the impressive thing to know about this case is that it offers easy control over touch screen.

In the Box:

The most interesting thing to know about SJ6 Legend is that it comes with so many useful accessories. Once it reaches your home, you will be able to take out following things out of its large box:

  • The well designed sturdy camera itself.
  • High quality waterproof case.
  • One plastic frame.
  • Rotating flat and rotating curved mounts.
  • Handlebar mount and screw mount
  • Wiper and one wire.
  • 2 stickers are also added to the package.
  • One user manual with get started instructions.

How can we forget to mention the added USB cable that is about 25cm long and assists in camera battery charging. Most of the camera buyers keep on complaining about too small size of this USB cable.

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Video Quality:

SJCam has added its best efforts to offer all good features within one tiny action camera unit. But the biggest fact to discuss about its video quality is the interpolated 4K offering. In order to update your knowledge about this technology, let us mention that interpolated word expresses the ability to update lower resolution levels with richer pixel density using some advanced processing techniques internally. It means, SJ6 Lengend can itself record 2K videos only but the end results are 4K with added 2K pixels. But, you will be able to adjust with this feature as SJ6 Legend offers incredible results at its 240 fps and 120 fps adjustments at 720p resolution level and the super capacity results at 1080p.

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This action camera offers great footage results in day light; however, you may find little decay in quality at low light conditions. You may find little trouble with its low audio quality but overall service is appreciable.

Image Quality:

sj6 legend photo sample

You will find great color distribution in all SJ6 Legend camera photos with added sharpness in details. Every picture delivers great information but once you enlarge the view or take it out in full size you will notice blurriness in view. Users report impressive results in day light but performance naturally goes down with low light conditions. One more trouble with its 16MP lens resolution is that with long hour usage you may start facing camera freezing issues.

Image Stabilization and Fisheye Correction:

SJ6 Legend is designed to offer great image stabilization service with its advanced Gyro Stabilization system. Even if you start recording videos at a road full of bumps, simply switch to your powerful gyro stabilizer and you will get fine details for whole footage. It can easily minimize the effect of all shaky up and down motions. Most of the users love to use SJ6 cam for their biking adventure as it can record every motion well while staying stick to handlebar or to the helmet.

One more advantage offered by SJ6 design is its fisheye correction ability. It will never make you feel annoyed with unwanted bends in the image; this feature ensures all fine details with standard focus.

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Battery:

SJ6 action camera is equipped with a detachable battery unit that has 1000mAh rating. If you keep your Wi-Fi and screen off during recording process then this battery can serve you for longer duration. The general battery performance reports reveal its ability to record tirelessly up to 70 minutes when camera is switched to 4K resolution with 24fps settings. If you proceed with 2K/30fps settings then battery life will be extended up to 72 minutes. In case of 1080p you can enjoy recording up to 65 min and 113 min with 60fps and 30 fps settings respectively. This battery takes maximum 120 minutes to get fully charged.

Connectivity:

Those who are planning to use this camera with a drone can take benefit from FPV mode as it offers easy view of all details in front of camera when your drone is in the air. This tiny device also offers Car DVR settings that assist in loop recording while ensuring great control over all movements. You will be glad to know that SJ6 is designed with in-built Wi-Fi arrangement so you can enjoy remote control with its easy connectivity on smartphones. The most interesting feature of SJ6 is its SJCAM Zone that allows users to enjoy three step adventurous processing with control, capture and hit the share button option; you can immediately update all impressive footages on internet.

Conclusion:

After watching all these incredible features, there is no doubt to say that SJ6 cam offers incredible service with its all good design abilities. The LCD panel assists in better control to all camera settings. The most interesting thing is that users can access all recording modes for underwater shooting too and they always lead to eye catching performance whether you are in air or moving inside a car. The only trouble you will find is its low audio quality but all other incredible features are capable enough to cover that aspect. With payment of only $149, you will definitely enjoy lots of impressive features.

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