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Dec 11, 2014, 02:56 AM
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I have been searching for a Go Pro, but the price keeps going through the roof....

The thing is though, I have a Blade 350 QX2 quadcopter, and just bought - for 142 - the GB200 gimbal, which is designed for the Go Pro 3 or Blade CG1 camera. Would this fit? I have no experience with gimbals, but have read that weight and balancing or crucial... Any ideas?

Also, where to order this in Europe? Half the SJ4000 thread is talk of knock-offs...
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Dec 11, 2014, 05:20 AM
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There was already a tread earlier about the SJCam 5000.
Please keep it together and go on at:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2252280&page=6
Dec 11, 2014, 07:01 AM
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When recording and long pressing the shutter button I hear a "click" sound but no image captured during recording.
SJ released a new firmware (v1.2) which fixed the problem with default setting EV=+2.0 instead of EV=0.0.

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Hi!

The seller sent my SJ5000 + yesterday.

I wonder where can I download the new firmware.

Tks!
Dec 11, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Hi!

The seller sent my SJ5000 + yesterday.

I wonder where can I download the new firmware.

Tks!
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Dec 11, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Until cameras will arrive to buyers maybe new firmwares will be released. If the camera is coming with firmware 1.2, that is the latest firmware.

Something new regarding outdoor and underwater recording of SJ5000+ and sun in the front.

Videos:

SJ5000+ outdoor front sun 1080p 60fps (0 min 41 sec)

Original file part 1.
Original file part 2.

SJ5000 Plus waterproof - Over sea and under 1080p 60fps (1 min 16 sec)


SJ5000+ Under sea with waterproof case 1080p 60fps (0 min 0 sec)


Pictures:
SJ5000+ going to the sea and under (pictures slideshow) (2 min 10 sec)



enjoy,
Mtz
Last edited by Mtz; Dec 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM.
Dec 11, 2014, 11:42 AM
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Video seems a tad bit grainy and the cameras low light sensor, doesn't seem to work well.
Dec 11, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Nice post! Thank you Mtz, now I am getting closer to buying one SJ5000+ and sell my SJ4000

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Video seems a tad bit grainy and the cameras low light sensor, doesn't seem to work well.
Grainy?? I dont think so
Last edited by Skyl; Dec 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM.
Dec 11, 2014, 12:11 PM
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Until now I like only the 1080p mode. 720p@120fps and 480p@240fps are bad in my opinion. In a 720p recording the date&time are missing. This means for me that the image is from the center of the CMOS instead of doing pixel binning. I am not specialist in cameras but this is what I believe now.
In attachment are two 720p@120fps and 480p@240fps screenshots.

Here is a video about digital zoom:
SJ5000+ Digial zoom test 1080p 60fps (0 min 14 sec)


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Video seems a tad bit grainy and the cameras low light sensor, doesn't seem to work well.
About grain, you can download the original files to be sure it is not YouTube fault. Not uploaded all yet because my internet speed is now at about 25kbps.
Regarding light, when sun is in front, the image is darker, but if you will look at the third video from my previous post (when it will be available for viewing), after 0:20, the image is bright.
In don't expect miracles in low light.

enjoy,
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Last edited by Mtz; Dec 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM.
Dec 11, 2014, 12:38 PM
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Video seems a tad bit grainy and the cameras low light sensor, doesn't seem to work well.
Worse than the SJ4000?
Dec 11, 2014, 12:38 PM
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And if you adjust the Exposure? +1/3 or so?
Dec 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Dec 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
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ND filter


Thank you for posting the videos of the new SJCAM 5000. I have a 4000 and plan to get the newest one when it becomes available in the U.S.A. By the way, have any of you tried using a filter lens adaptor and ND filter on your camera for bright sunlight? I did a brief test using some sunglasses over the lens and there was an improvement in picture quality for sure. The colors looked more natural and light areas weren't burnt out. I ordered a GoPro 3 adapter off Ebay today, and I plan to experiment with various filters.
Dec 11, 2014, 12:58 PM
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Worse than the SJ4000?
The SJ4000 video recorder, is tantamount to using an IR camera, during the daylight hours. It bleeds the true colors from objects and falsefies, colors in others. Here, it seems, that the 5000, has made a vast improvement in that area, but to me, it does seem that there is a tiny bit of graininess, towards the far edge of perspective. There's still a slight falsity to the colors, though, but it's still in beta, so maybe they're still working on perfecting the imperfections.
Dec 11, 2014, 01:03 PM
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I've just had a brilliant idea, Mtz! How about posting a side by side, comparison video, of the SJ4000 and the SJ5000, to show everyone the vast improvements, of the 5000, over it's predecessor, the 4000?!
Dec 11, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Sorry, but I don't have the SJ4000 and no friend of mine. But for sure in few weeks some other forum member will have both cameras and make real comparisons and share with others.

I wrote in a previous post that I expect the SJ5000 Wi-Fi to arrive next week so I can help forum users in their decisions regarding SJ5000 models, which to buy by recording a side by side video.

I don't have ND filter or other lens. I am coming here from dashcams zone and there only CPL filters are used sometimes. Regarding dashcam I think for night driving recording is better to buy a dedicated camera with Ambarella A7 chipset because is better prepared for road conditions.

Regarding increasing exposure 1/3, maybe this to be increased for short time for some recording because as general recording I think is too bright. At the Under sea video when camera enter under water the image is bright, much brighter than outside where the sun in in the front of the camera.
Screenshots are made almost in the same position, one over sea and other under. In filename is the time.

enjoy,
Mtz
Last edited by Mtz; Dec 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM.


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