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Dec 31, 2015, 12:09 PM
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Eken H9 4k Wifi Action Cam **Owners Thread**


Just got my Eken H9 action camera from Amazon and I'm pretty impressed with the video quality for the price ($74 USA).

The camera should be used at 1080p 60fps for best video .mov. file. 4k @10fps is not so good. Don't buy this expecting a great. 4k camera. It does:
Original:
**4k @ 10fps
**2k @ 15fps
**1080p @ 60/30fps
**720p @ 120/60fps.
With latest firmware:
**4K @ 25fps 
**2.7K @ 30fps 
**1080p @ 60fps
**1080p @ 30fps
**720p@120fps

It comes with tons of accessories, but lacks a case.

Wifi connected to my LG G4 android smartphone using Ekens Ez iCam app but froze a lot. My G4 is on android software 5.1. When I used my older LG G2 smartphone running android software 5.0 it Ez iCam app ran flawless.

Theres tons of unboxing reviews on youtube as I'm surprised there was no thread on this here.

For pricing it ranged from $46-$75 US depending where you buy it from. Gearbest is the cheapest, but most risky. Banggood has it in US warehouse but sells out fast. Amazon is most expensive, but you get it fast.

Please post any info you have, especially of firmware updates.

Full specs here: http://www.eken.com/h9

Updated firmware thanks to "el Producente's" post here:

http://elproducente.com/eken-h9-problem-faq/


Here's my review unboxing:

"Eken H9 4k Action Camera Unboxing Review" on YouTube
Eken H9 4k Action Camera Unboxing Review (4 min 40 sec)
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Dec 31, 2015, 04:51 PM
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I have one of these on the way. It'll be here Saturday, Jan 2. Mine is sold as a "Daretang H9".. but seems to be the same exact thing. I'm hoping the firmware updates will work with it.

I also have an SJ7000(extra-featured knockoff Sj4000). Takes nice video, but I'm rather disappointed with it. Fast motion is slightly choppy. I'm hoping the Eken with its 1080P60 ability handles motion better. From what I see in videos, it does.

Does it have the option for 720p60?
Dec 31, 2015, 06:13 PM
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I have one of these on the way. It'll be here Saturday, Jan 2. Mine is sold as a "Daretang H9".. but seems to be the same exact thing. I'm hoping the firmware updates will work with it.

I also have an SJ7000(extra-featured knockoff Sj4000). Takes nice video, but I'm rather disappointed with it. Fast motion is slightly choppy. I'm hoping the Eken with its 1080P60 ability handles motion better. From what I see in videos, it does.

Does it have the option for 720p60?
Sweet. You'll love it. Interesting on another version of the H9.

1080p@60fps is really good. It does 720p@120fps or 60fps.

Heres video 1080p@60fps with my Mini 4wd cars spinning around the track fast. Seems pretty sharp vid. Used a action camera head mount. Make sure you set the youtube quality to 1080p@60fps.

"Eken H9 Action Camera 1080p 60fps Test Race" on YouTube
Eken H9 Action Camera 1080p 60fps Test Race (2 min 2 sec)
Dec 31, 2015, 10:14 PM
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Here's video I shot at 720p 120fps that is zoomed in on jump. Quality is pretty grainy, but at least it does capture at 120fps. I slowed it down to 25% speed.

Eken H9 Action Camera 720p 120fps slow motion test (0 min 39 sec)
Jan 01, 2016, 03:11 PM
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Glad to see more interest in the Eken. I have it, really like it, although the 4K and 2K modes aren't worth much.

The review model I have had a somewhat sratched waterproof case. Without the case, the quality of video is much better.

Here is my review video with plenty of sample footage of the Eken H9:


CRAZY Cheap! 4K Action Camera for $60? Eken H9 HD Action Camera Review (9 min 1 sec)


Sample footage only:



Beach Weekend: Fishing and Bodyboardin with Eken H9 Action Camera (2 min 5 sec)



Earlier discussion thread: (would be nice to merge): https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2529874
Jan 01, 2016, 03:23 PM
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FYI. The Facebook "Eken H9" page has links to the newer firmware. You have to view the posts to page section.

I really hope this Daretang version is an identical rebrand and has authentic Eken firmware, or at least can be flashed with the newest firmware I just mentioned.
Last edited by superlark; Jan 01, 2016 at 05:31 PM.
Jan 01, 2016, 05:20 PM
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Glad to see more interest in the Eken. I have it, really like it, although the 4K and 2K modes aren't worth much.

The review model I have had a somewhat sratched waterproof case. Without the case, the quality of video is much better.

Here is my review video with plenty of sample footage of the Eken H9:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkUcH3a9zfY

Sample footage only:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTYu...ature=youtu.be


Earlier discussion thread: (would be nice to merge): https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2529874
I didn't see your thread. Sorry. Ask a mod to merge mine into yours if you want. )
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FYI. The Facebook "Eken H9" page has links to the newer firmware. You have to view the posts to page section.

I really hope this Daretang version is an identical rebrand and has authentic Eken firmware, or at least can be flashed with the newest firmware I just mentioned.
I looked but didn't find anything.
Jan 01, 2016, 05:30 PM
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Use the links from the screenshot. They are working, but if course you'll have to type them manually.

Re editing the post since it seems to have not saved..
Jan 01, 2016, 08:03 PM
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Btw, mine seems to have newer firnware than what you posted.

Jan 01, 2016, 08:22 PM
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Dang. More firmware to find. I can't find the file for that one
Jan 02, 2016, 02:13 PM
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Here is Eken H9 article with samples you can download and plenty of other stuff
http://pevly.com/eken-h9-review/
Also made a video.
Eken H9 review - Good Cheap action cam? (14 min 36 sec)
Jan 02, 2016, 04:55 PM
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Here is Eken H9 article with samples you can download and plenty of other stuff
http://pevly.com/eken-h9-review/
Also made a video.
https://youtu.be/tk0F6iuvJm4
Awesome review! For the price and performance, I think its probaby the best you can get. What else can outperform it for the same price range?
Jan 02, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Awesome review! For the price and performance, I think its probaby the best you can get. What else can outperform it for the same price range?
Thanks, haven't done any side by side, but will be interesting to see it vs SJ4000 which is around 20$ more expensive though. With current price, I can not think of any other camera honestly.
Jan 02, 2016, 05:10 PM
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I will wait for a camera even cheaper with 4K and 1FPS.


enjoy,
Mtz
Jan 02, 2016, 06:40 PM
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I will wait for a camera even cheaper with 4K and 1FPS.


enjoy,
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lol, $46 is pretty cheap from Gearbest if your ok waiting 2 months shipping. But if it gets lost they will only refund like $20 from what I've been reading.


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