ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Great alternative to the Go Pro the SJ4000 Action Camera

Updated on April 6, 2016
Sj4000 Original action camera
Sj4000 Original action camera

So I order an original sj4000 action camera from china a couple of weeks ago as I plan to start making motovlogs but I didn't want to fork out $500 for a brand new go pro I think it's a little too much to spend on a camera. I did a little research and found out that the sj4000 produces good quality videos however there is no port for an external microphone but I am just going to record the audio to my mobile phone with a recording app that I have just downloaded I have been trying to get the audio right before I start making the motovlogs first I was using a voice recorder however I tried it using my mobile today and I found that the sound quality was a lot better. I think this is because you can change the microphone sensitivity on the mobile which helps with the quality. I will write a hub later on about my audio set up.

It is important to make sure you purchase the original Sj4000 as after reading several reviews online the fake sj4000 action cameras are not as good quality. The fake sj4000's do not have a Sjcam label underneath the lense of the camera as you can see in the picture below

Original SJCAM 4000 WIFI
Original SJCAM 4000 WIFI

Below I have given you an example of the fake sj4000 in this picture you can see that there is no sjcam logo below the camera lens.

Fake vs Original Sj4000
Fake vs Original Sj4000

Here is a video which shows you the difference between the fake and the real sj4000.

The packaging is also a little different as you can see in the video below.

The Sj4000 that I purchased came with many accessories including helmet mounts, A waterproof case, A spare battery and charger and more. All I have had to purchase is a Micro SD card which I am waiting for at the moment hopefully it will arrive tomorrow and I will be able to start recording videos and I will upload a review so that you can see the quality of the recording.Now my SD card has arrived I purchased a 32gb Micro SD card the brand is Kingston and it came with an adapter to turn it into a normal sized SD card so hopefully I can use it with my other camera aswell. Yesterday I did a little bit of filming to test the quality of the recording. Check out the video below.

In the video above I am using audio that I recorded to my phone and i deleted the original audio from the sj4000. In the video below the audio is the original audio from the sj4000.

So all in all I am very happy with my purchase and definitely would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a cheaper alternative to the go pro. The quality is very good and the only problem is you can't hook up an external microphone however you can record the sound to your phone or a voice record to solve this problem.I have left a link to this product below on I hope this article helps someone and thanks for reading.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)