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Old Dec 06, 2014, 11:20 AM
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SJCam SJ5000 ***Owners Thread***

I am an owner (not a seller) of SJCam SJ5000+ which is the only SJ5000 which can record 60fps for 1080p.
Another models are:
SJCam SJ5000 WiFi Novatek chipset, max. 1080p 30FPS
SJCam SJ5000 Novatek chipset, max. 1080p 30FPS

Where to buy:
SJCam
Foxoffer
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This first post will be about SJ5000 Plus (which also have WiFi) and my next post will be about SJ5000 WiFi. Will be not a special post about SJ5000 because is the same hardware as SJ5000 WiFi except the wireless part and the top most button of SJ5000 is menu button not wireless as for SJ5000 Wi-Fi.

SJCam SJ5000Plus pictures
If you want to use the wireless of SJ5000 Plus I recommend to use the Wireless Direct option (P2P mode) which is described at the end of this post.
Also I suggest to buy a spare battery and even a charger.

SJ5000 Models:
A comparison between SJ5000 models:

And the LCD sizes which for SJ5000+ is 1.5" compared to SJ5000 and SJ5000 WiFi which are 2".

SJCam SJ5000 Plus specifications:

SOC: Ambarella A7LS75 DSP
CMOS: 1/2.33" Panasonic MN34120PA, 16.37MP
Lens: f=2.99mm, FOV(D)=153.6° (¤ 7.74), F=2.8
Camera Pixels: up to 16MP
Video resolution: up to 1080p 60FPS (NTSC) and 1080p 50FPS (PAL)
LCD Screen: 1.5", 960x240
Wireless: Wi-Fi (AP, Wi-Fi Direct, Station Mode)
Dimensions: 60x41x24,7mm (30 with lens)
Weight: 74gr.
Battery: 900mAh Li-Ion (I was recording 47 minutes in these conditions)

All SJCam SJ5000 series firmware download.

Firmware flashing using USB cable for SJ5000 Plus when you have a bricked dead SJ5000
SJCam SJ5000 Plus SJ5000+ ELF file for restoring firmware on a bricked SJ5000 Plus camera by wrong firmware upgrading which will result a dead SJ5000 bricked. Look at pictures attached to this post to see how to install the SJCam SJ5000 Plus drivers on PC. Firmware flashing can be done after the driver is installed, using the elf file and the PC program named DirectUSB Universal.
Here is a video about this, but you can look also at attached pictures.

SJCam SJ5000 cameras review by Mtz:
SJCam SJ5000WiFi review vs SJ5000+ review (23 min 29 sec)

SJCam Sj5000 Plus review by Techmoan:
The BIG SJ5000+ Plus Action Camera REVIEW from Techmoan - Includes sample clips (36 min 16 sec)


Recorded videos:
Here is a video recorded by me with SJCam SJ5000+ (I have it from foxoffer.com)

SJCam SJ5000+ Ambarella A7 Action Cam - Cloudy evening with swans and sea (1 min 1 sec)
Original file 1080p 30fps download

SJCam SJ5000 Plus Ambarella A7 - Cloudy evening with swans and sea 1080p 60FPS (0 min 14 sec)
Original file 1080p 60fps download The slow motion encoding is here.

Pictures (see attachment too):


Wireless:
I am not so good in wireless things, but I want to share with you the configuration file wifi.conf which is created on the MicroSD Car by the SJ5000 Plus camera. The default setting is soft AP mode and by editing it I think we can change some things regarding wireless connection. LinkinEyes is the Android or iOS application.
My advice is to edit the original wifi.conf file and use the Wi-Fi direct mode by changing this
WIFI_MODE=ap
to this:
WIFI_MODE=p2p

Gimbal:
Pictures 1 (the cheap Banggood model for GopPro 3)
GoPro gimbal not working
Walkera G2-D solution
Lens:
Report 1
Dive mask

Tested cards on SJ5000+ with firmwares until V1.7:
Silicon Power Micro SDXC 64GB Class 10 = OK!
Sandisk Extreme C10 32GB = OK!
Samsung EVO C10 32GB = OK!
Lexar EVO C10 32GB = OK!
Transcend Premium 300 C10 32GB = OK!
Sandisk C4 32GB = OK!
Sony C10 32GB (SR-32UY)
Sandisk C6 16GB = OK!
Kingston 16GB = OK!
Transcend C10 16GB = OK!
Sandisk Ultra C10 32GB = instability!
Toshiba C10 UHS-1 32GB = instability!
Verbatim C10 32GB = instability!
HP C10 SDU32GBHC 32GB = instability!
Sandisk Ultra C10 16GB = instability!
Transcend C10 32GB = instability!
TDK C10 8GB = instability!
Kingston C10 8GB = instability!
For 64GB cars try to use SmartDisk_FAT32_tool.exe from attachment
Sandisk Ultra C10 64GB = Not working! Not recognized
Samsung EVO SDXC Class 10 64GB = Not working! (Use SmartDisk_FAT32_tool.exe from attachment to make it work!)
7dayshop C10 64GB = Not working!
Sony SDXC C10 UHS-I 64GB = Not working!

enjoy,
Mtz

PS: This post is still updating...
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 11:41 AM
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How did you manage to get it?
They listed as preorder only and now they pulled it from the site.
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 11:52 AM
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SJCam SJ5000WiFi and SJ5000

This post will be updated with information about SJ5000 and SJ5000 Wi-Fi

SJCam SJ5000 WiFi specifications:

SOC: Novatek 96655 DSP
CMOS: 1/2.33" Panasonic MN34110PA, 14MP
Lens: f=2.99mm, FOV(D)=153.6° (¤ 7.74), F=2.8
Camera Pixels: up to 16MP
Video resolution: up to 1080p 30FPS
LCD Screen: 2", 960x240
Wireless: Wi-Fi
Dimensions: 60x41x24,7mm (30 with lens)
Weight: 74gr.
Battery: 900mAh Li-Ion (I was recording 47 minutes for 1080p 30fps, Wi-Fi=On and few times the LCD On)

SJ5000WiFi settings explained:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucxjksip3h

Firmware upgrade:
Put the FW96655A.bin file into the root of Micro SD Card.
Be sure camera have enough battery and insert Card into camera and start it.
The screen will not appear, but only the back blue LED will be on at low intensity.
Wait until camera restart and you will see image in camera screen and the blue LED will be normal intensity.
Remove the card and delete the FW96655A.bin file

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How did you manage to get it?
They listed as preorder only and now they pulled it from the site.
Maybe some other beta testers have SJ5000+ too. ;-) Because the firmware is not final version I think is the reason they stopped the presale. For the moment there is a bug in default settings which will set EV to +2.0 and for the 720p 120FPS a wrong value for bitrate, about 4mbps and I expect to be 12mbps.

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Old Dec 06, 2014, 12:30 PM
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Hi,
Could you please share full hd 60fps samples, and 16MP photos.
Thank you in advance.
Krzysiek
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 02:20 PM
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I will post tomorrow the sample at 60fps. The first one is 30fps and you can find the download link under the YouTube forum thumbnail.

Regarding pictures, for now I have only a picture made in the same place with the first video and I added into the first post. More pictures (but made in a car) with different high resolutions and a short video on the same conditions you can find here.

enjoy,
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 06:01 AM
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Hi Guy
my latest news about one very important dealer are , they have difficult to setting with 1080p 60fps, in fact all video show at today don't have this resolution. they are in delay, maybe in the next days the cam is ready and full upgraded.
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 06:54 AM
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Pictures are more than words ;-). 1920p 60FPS is working, check these videos:

1920p 60fps
SJCam SJ5000 Plus 1080p 60fps stop-watch counter 10s test (0 min 11 sec)

Duration : 10s 427ms
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 18.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 59.940 fps
Original file 1920p@60fps download link

848p 240fps
SJCam SJ5000 Plus 848p 240fps stop-watch counter 10s test (0 min 11 sec)

Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 1mn 23s (in reality is 10s 410ms because of displaying framerate flag)
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 1 495 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 12.0 Mbps
Width : 848 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps (displaying framerate MP4 flag - when watching it)
Original frame rate : 239.760 fps (this is the real FPS when editing the file)
Original file 848p@240fps download link

Right now weather is bad but I will try recording outside.

enjoy,
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Uploaded also the 1080p 60fps video on youtube and updated first post.

I am trying to make some comparison and prepared some... thing.


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Great work Mtz!
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Thank you Mtz, keep us updated with the video samples, when you can do some of course.
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Thanks Mtz for sharing samples.
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 05:12 AM
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Whats the weight of the camera?
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 05:33 AM
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It is 74 grams, battery included. I added a picture from the retail box which is offering more information.

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Nice, this might be perfect for 250 sized quads.
And poor little gopro hero, this will make that budget camera pointless
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Without battery you can see in picture description that it is 58 grams. But I don't know if on usually FPV setup you have 5V power to offer for camera because it can use the original AV Out cable. Which voltage are people using for TX? Is some standard like 5V power for TX?

Because speaking about FPV I imagine that sometimes the things are going bad so if the camera will lose power the last file can be corrupted. SJ5000+ have a movie recovery feature, look at pictures.

If here is some wireless guru can give some hints about how is working the transmission different modes for the available options from the camera when connected to Android or iOS devices? In the first post is attached the Wireless configuration file and the text is this:

Code:
##### Wifi configuration file ##########################################
## Empty lines and lines starting with # are ignored
# ap: SoftAP mode
# sta: Station mode
# p2p: Enable Wifi Direct Support for peer-to-peer connectibity
WIFI_MODE=ap
# GPIO pin to enable or disable WiFi
#WIFI_EN_GPIO=95

##### STA mode configuration ##########################################
# SSID
ESSID=amba_boss
# Passphrase. Leave empty at no security mode; please edit wpa_supplicant.conf when your AP cannot be detected
PASSWORD=1234567890
# Device Name for AMBA Discovery Protocol (optional)
STA_DEVICE_NAME=amba-1

##### Wifi Direct configuration ##########################################
# Find devices with correct name prefix and automatically connect at startup
P2P_AUTO_CONNECT=no
# Auto-connect with devices if the name prefix matches
P2P_CONNECT_PREFIX=amba
## Do not enable this optional field unless you are certain
# please provide a unique name amoung multiple devices to prevent confusion
#P2P_DEVICE_NAME=amba-1
## Do not enable this optional field unless you are certain
# Set the default P2P GO Intent
#P2P_GO_INTENT=0
## Do not enable this optional field unless you are certain
# Specify P2P operating channel
#P2P_OPER_CHANNEL=1
## Do not enable this optional field unless you are certain
# Default mode for HT40 enable when operating as GO
#P2P_GO_HT40=0

##### SoftAP configuration ##########################################
# SSID (1 ~ 32 characters)
AP_SSID=SJ5000+
# IP address
LOCAL_IP=192.168.42.1
# IP subnet mask
LOCAL_NETMASK=255.255.255.0
# IP pool starting address of DHCP server
DHCP_IP_START=192.168.42.2
# IP pool end address of DHCP server
DHCP_IP_END=192.168.42.6
# Wifi channel number, set 0 to use Auto Channel Selection
AP_CHANNEL=0
# Maximum number of stations allowed in station table
AP_MAXSTA=5
# If you say yes here, all WPA/WEP settings will be ignored
AP_PUBLIC=no
# WPA Passphrase (8 ~ 63 characters)
AP_PASSWD=12345678

##### Advanced WPA configuration ##########################################
## Do not modify this section unless you are certain
# This is a bit field, bit0 = WPA, bit1 = WPA2
WPA_VERSION=2
# This is a space separated list of encryption algorithms, TKIP CCMP
WPA_PAIRWISE=CCMP

##### Advanced WEP configuration ##########################################
## Do not modify this section unless you are certain
# If you say yes here, AP_PASSWD, WPA_VERSION, WPA_PAIRWISE will be ignored
AP_WEP=no
# Bit fields of allowed authentication algorithms, bit 0 = Open System, bit 1 = Shared Key
AUTH_ALGS=1
# The key number to use when transmitting. It must be between 0 and 3, and the corresponding key must be set.
WEP_DEFAULT_KEY=0
# A key may be a quoted string (5 or 13 characters) or unquoted hexadecimal digits (10 or 26 digits), depending on whether 64-bit or 128-bit WEP is used
WEP_KEY0=1234567890
WEP_KEY1="vwxyz"
WEP_KEY2=0102030405060708090a0b0c0d
WEP_KEY3=".2.4.6.8.0.23"
Added some pictures also from smartphone application.

And a slow motion video from 60fps.

enjoy,
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