GoPro Hero5 Black Vs SJCAM SJ7 Star

Most of people these days prefer to buy action cameras. And that is why most of companies are working hard to present most impressive designs with rich features. GoPro is a leader among action camera producers from last so many years and recently it announced an outstanding addition to GoPro action cam series: The GoPro Hero5 Black. At the same time Garmin introduced its VIRB Ultra 30 and SJCam entered into market with SJCAM SJ7 Star– all holding 4k recording capabilities.

SJCam device is priced almost ½ as compared to GoPro device even with very decent specifications. The article below will provide you detailed comparison between SJCam SJ7 Star and GoPro Hero5 Black. Soon you will be able to make right decision for your investment.

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Complete Comparison (GoPro Hero5 Black Vs SJCAM SJ7 Star)

Specification Comparison:

Parameters GoPro Hero5 Black SJ7 Star
Price $399 $159
Field of View SuperView; Wide; Medium; Linear; Narrow; SuperView /Narrow/middle/wide
Lens F2.8, 170° wide-angle F/2.0, 166° wide-angle
Storage Micro SD (up to 128G) Micro SD (up to 64G)
Image Sensor 1/2.3” 12 Megapixel CMOS Sensor 12 MP Sony IMX117 Sensor
Battery Removable 1220 mAh that can serve up to 1hr 45mins with 1080p video at 30fps Detachable 1000mAh that works up to 100 minutes with 1080p
Chipset Ambarella A9SE Ambarella A12S75
Display 2” LCD Touchscreen 2” LCD Touchscreen
Remote Control Yes Yes
Frame Rates 4K 30fps 2.7K max.60fps 1080P max. 120fps 720P max.240fps 4K 30fps 2.7K max.60fps 1080P max. 120fps 720P max.200fps
Connectivity & Ports Wi-Fi, Micro HDMI Port, Bluetooth, USB-C Port Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI port, mini USB port
Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilizer (with gyro and accelerometer)
Recording Format MP4/MOV format with H.264 codec MP4/MOV format with H.264 codec
Photo Resolution 12M 10M 8M 5M 3M 16M(Interpolated), 14M(Interpolated), 12M, 8.3M, 5M and 3M JPEG or .RAW format
Loop Recording Yes Yes
Burst Photo 30fps 3 photos per second
Voice Control Yes Yes
Time-Lapse 0.5/1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 60 sec 1s / 2 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 60 sec
RAW Photo Yes Yes
APP GoPro App SJCAM ZONE App
Manual White Balance Yes Yes
Weight 117g 74g
Waterproof 10m (without housing) 30m (with housing)
GPS Yes N/a
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