Discussion in 'SJ8 Series' started by Tanmoy, Sep 15, 2018.
When will the next firmware after 1.2.4 be available?
When they sort out any issues. What's the rush?
Based on their other cameras, not very soon. I would (From prior history ) expect one more update (bugs or not) and then about a year of dead time till another camera is released. The iOS SJCAM app needs work also as it doesn't download ( as soon the phone screen blanks the download quits ) and the album contains nothing but Chinese language characters. I submitted a ticket, but no fix or reply. Also the SJ8PRO if you attempt to turn off the recording with the top button it turns on the WIFI.
There's obviously something wrong with your camera. There's no issue with WiFi being switched on or off via the top button. Also app works fine for me with my iPhone with 1 exception 4K videos download to the app only and are not shared to the iOS albums which they are already working on a fix.
What phone are you using that gives you issues?
How can you just state "there is no issue" and I have a defective camera. The camera mostly functions as it should. the ISSUE is a firmware bug.
Yes there is "something wrong" its a camera firmware issue. turn off wifi, Turn off camera. Turn camera back on. Activate record via one press of top button. Now if you tap the top button it stops recording (which it should ) but if you tap it and it stays down ( like when you have gloves on ) for any time more than a "tap" (even a microsecond past tap ) the wifi activates. So now you have a camera burning battery because you have to completely remove the camera from its waterproof case and turn off wifi via the menus.
As for the app, its faulty. Some parts are still Chinese, regardless of the chosen language. It does NOT download 4K 60 files - NEVER. I can view them online, but any attempt to DL ends up with an empty file header downloaded and no file. two versions ago, the app downloaded correctly - now it doesnt.
The 4K file issue is the exact issue I mentioned, which they are already working on a fix. The issue you mentioned initially about app not working and download stoping I've not seen at all.
There's a method of switching through menu items by pressing the shutter button longer than required or a combination of other buttons on previous cameras. This has been intentional to toggle through menus when the camera is inside its case. Maybe you are envoking that?
I want a bug free camera and I want to utilise my camera fully functional for the investment. It is not possible for me to send the camera for repair to your technical department by investing extra dollars because someone reported that they never got their camera back. Do you want your customers to regret buying your products and forbid others? No right. So many bugs have been reported so far and it's been more than a month after the release of the last firmware. Please fix the issues.
1.2.5 and 1.2.6 here:
Install at your own risk. Both of the above were pulled by support.
I had installed 1.2.6 when it was in the support page but that too had bugs. So I revert back to 1.2.4.
New firmware 1.2.7
1.2.7 firmware is still broken:
Can you take a picture outside and see if the tearing issue is still present.
I believe you have 2 different issues. The tearing issue isn't present in daylight. The picture is really blurry either way though.
Have you contacted who you purchased the camera from for a replacement?
It´s raining today, bit dark outside. Yes, i have contacted seller.
MOD1 custom firmware for SJ8 Pro with increased bitrate values (based on 1.2.7)
Now 1.2.4 is available again.
Nice firmware MOD. Some results:
3840x2160 30fps 80 Mbit/s (ultra is same)
3840x2160 60fps 120 Mbit/s
2560x1440 60fps 36 Mbit/s
1920x1080 60fps 36 Mbit/s
1920x1080 120fps 60 Mbit/s
1280x720 240fps 60 Mbit/s
These are some jokes from users!
Author of mod write: "MOD1 custom firmware for SJCAM SJ8 Pro action camera with increased bitrate values.
If you want to see more useful changes in future releases of this MODx firmware please feel free to ask SJCAM to send the SJ8 Pro camera to firstname.lastname@example.org for tweaks, tests and research.
Sjcam think about it.
Separate names with a comma.