SJ8 Settings without touchscreen

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  1. Eduardo Gon

    Eduardo Gon New Member

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    I am then only one missing a functionallity to access the settings without using the touch screen?

    Sometimes while diving or skiing, I would like to change some settings and this is not possible unless you use the touchscreen or you open the case.

    Any Ideas?`

    Pressin quickly 2 times the on/off button could be a good solution.
     
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    You do not have a Touch Backdoor of the waterproof case?
     
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    Eduardo Gon New Member

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    Yes, I have, but first of all it doesn’t really work really good.
    And also, like I said in some conditions you just can’t use it:

    Diving- it is only waterproof until 3 meters, so not possible for diving.

    Snow sports - normally you are wearing gloves, so touch screen is not an option.


    This is an action-sport camera, and I think it should be optimized for such intentions.
     
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    This is almost a deal braker for diving camera (lack of basic settings without touch screen).
    • I've set up white balance (sj8 pro) for "diving" and during actual diving I've realized that it's sucks, and there was no way to change it - so whole material was a waste.
    • Next time I wanted to turn of stabilization (since it's also does not work well underwater) and turn on h265 - no way.
    • You can't even see the taken picture/video underwater without touchscreen
    • ... and so on (like iso mode, white balance)
    Double tap underwater can be tricky (case button are much harder to press then camera buttons) - but long press for shutter button (even 5s+) would be ok for going to mode settings.

    And finally (not the touchscreen operation problem) but it's disaster if the camera hangs underwater - what has sadly happend to me once underwater (and many times in other occasions) - you can only watch static screen and camera is useless until you go "up". There (if technically possible) really should be some kind of "hard reset" for long press power button.
     
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    Hard reset is 13 seconds press on power button. Time and date will reset.
     
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    I'll check it next time, I'm not sure how long I was pressing power down underwater then - but I was pretty mad for sure :)
     
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    Неплохо сделать быстрый старт записи.
    Что бы камера включила и сразу записала. И сделайте включение с пульта.
     

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