SJCAM SJ8 Pro, SJ8 Plus, SJ8 Air - Coming Soon!

Discussion in 'New SJCAM Product Releases' started by TonySosa, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Andre

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    Yeah the USB C plug can be used for anything if you want to, but i do hope SJ stay true to the standards and are up front about the specs on their products.
    I also use my USB 3.0 card reader, but i think a lot of people go the direct plug in routs as that's what they are used to with a lot of their other gadgets, and they cant be bothered with a card reader cuz the fruit company dont make one.

    I was not aware that was a issue wit the current cameras, i only have the one battery so i dont swap those around ( though i could between my SJ6 air and SJ6 Legend )
    A RTC battery are a must i think.
     
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    #SJ8theGreat coming soon!
     
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    I Just realised that it says it's a F2..0 lens.

    Still a full stop better than most other cameras
     
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    Indeed :)
     
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    Will the SJ8 fit into the SJ7 cases - the basic dive case and the external power case?
     
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    No

    SJ7 - 60×24.7×41 mm
    SJ8 - 63 x 21(29.5 at lens) x 42mm
     
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    Sigh... Very, very, very bad choice which adds to cost, for SJ7 owners, of buying the SJ8. Not a wise decision to maintain brand loyalty.
     
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    Darned annoying. Nothing will fit, we'd have to but new cases but apart from the standard frame/basic dive case I doubt there will be anything more specialist (power/motorbike waterproof case, aluminium housing, etc) released for a long while - either by SJCAM or third parties.

    Haven't decided if it's worth bothering with the SJ8
     
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    Unless the SJ8 is rain-proof, not having a case that has external power support is a deal-breaker. End of story.
     
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    I'm sure earlier in the thread it said that it needs the case.
    SJCAM have already started dropping features from it - first to go is the GPS

    There's he confusion around the models. I could understand trying to consolidate the various parts of the range into a more unified naming policy giving you the SJ8 Air (lower end of the range), SJ8 Plus (Middle) and SJ8 Pro (high end) which could then be carried on with a new number per range (so next year the SJ9, etc) - but to then start releasing new cameras using names based old lines is confusing - the new SJ4000 Air looks to be a competitor for the SJ8 Plus.

    The only 2 things listed for the SJ8 Pro that aren't available with Yi/Gopro are the F2.0 lens and this forum.

    I don't know how much the cameras will actually cost when they hit the public but on Banggood they're listed at £325 which would be too expensive considering. A new Hero 6 would set me back £340 whilst the Yi 4k+ is currently at £220
     
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    I can see why they would want to ditch the GPS.
    That feature have been in other cameras for a while, and i have no doubt someone use it, but in general the footage i have seen online are just regular video with no fancy overlays.
    And i am pretty sure most people just want a camera that are easy to carry, and tougher than a phone camera that people often use, and off course give good footage.
    We or rather my friend do at times have a need to document MAX speeds, but he do that with a little GPS logger.
    As the high speed crash with the SJ4000 on the speed boat so clearly indicated is you cant have a loving big hunk of something destroying aerodynamics in high speed applications, and it would be silly to put a GPS enabled camera inside the hull where it would just record speed / darkness and the scream of brush-less motors.
    Personally i am a little embarrassed i dident stop my friend in that run with the Sj4000 on the boat, its like putting a roof rack on a hyper car and then put something really large up there and with some weigh to itt, its a thing that's doomed to fail, and in our case cost my friend his SJ4000 camera.



    No doubt that now that SJcam have ventured up here in the upper echelons of the action camera segment with the Sj8pro, the correct prizing will be crucial for the initial sale, and customer care and service will be crucial for the expansion of the market and solidification of the brand name in this segment.

    In the mid and lower end of the markets i think SJcams are doing fine as it is, but the Sj8 pro at least are at the top tier of the market, and i dont think Sjcams can sell the SJ8pro cheaper and then just go " well we sold you a high end camera cheap so service and customer care are just something you will have to dream about"

    I dont know i have no educations in the cooperate or business category, just some ideas of my own, but it will be interesting to see how Sjcams progress with the new products.
     
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    Just to add to the fun, GoPro dropped the Hero 6 Black (correct full name??). Moreover, GoPro, as per CNBC (US business cable net), is for sale. Drones dropped from GP's products list, Hero 6 square on the SJ8 doorstep, GoPro for sale... does anyone see a shakeout in the near future? Hmmmmmmmmmm........ anyone? maybe a little? LOL
     
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    Bummer about your buddy's cat doing an Epic Fail - some days you're the dog, some days you're the tree. I guess he wasn't the dog, don't ya think? [/laugh]
     
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    Re: GPS in any camera... One on hand it's very nice to have some sense of where the footage was shot, etc., etc., OTOH who wants to see the cameras filming The Hobbit reporting where they were and how fast the operator had to run to stay up with Bilbo Baggins. Bottom line, nice, but not that nice.

    ADDED: Ignore this post. Aliens got into my office and forged this post. I would never write anything so utterly clueless. And pigs pilot planes for Fed Ex air freight, too...
     
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    They've also pulled out of the drone market.

    Talk about bad Karma
     
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    I'd rather not.


    You beat me to a barely tolerable, sort of lame, easily predictable pun that....



    had I told it, it would have been...

    FAH-BYU-LUSS

    or something like that.
     
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    If you have a separate GPS log from a watch or starva for example, the GPX data can be added and overlaid pretty easily.

    You can download the Garmin Virb desktop app for free which will allow you to use any footage stored on your computer not just footage recorded from the virb camera. The GPX data can be imported and all you have to do is aling the track with the footage.
     
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    Uh... so I have a log file. I have video. How do I tie them together without making a hash of the video? Particularly if the raw video has to be edited. [/puzzled]
     
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    It’s slightly trickier loading the GPX data separately but no more so than adding external audio. Look for a visual clue, a steep climb fir example and align to video. You do so just by dragging back and forth.

    If you need to edit the video then I’m only assuming you can also edit the track data too, I’ve not tried to be honest.
     

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