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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 amazon.com. I hope this article helps someone and thanks for reading.

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