amazon SJCAM M20 reviews
Open the box and design
M20 has been built in a waterproof protective shell. This is the essential accessory for the actions cam committed by I’ll have a lot of time to record in the rain or under water. According to the manufacturer, after M20 is equipped with this shell can dive at depths of 30m. In addition, the version we received an have 2 accessories is take a selfie sticks integrated remote control and a remote controller wristwatch format.
The first impression of the camera is quite compact in size and relatively fancy designs compared to other action cameras on the market today. SJCAM M20 prominent front lens large size, use of SONY IMX206 sensor camera provides a resolution of 16MP, and is controlled by the image processor Novatek 96660. This camera has a wide-angle 166 degrees. Below the lens is attached 2 logo SJCAM notification light when opening the phone or turning. All frames are made of plastic shell, solid, sturdy, tight joints. The side is made of twill to separate parts to make grip knobs and hand hold ensure.
The top is the power button and camera button / LED shooting the same status message in between. 2 keys are made slightly concave, hugging fingers, good bounce, easy to manipulate. When the machine is turned on, the LED will light up blue.
The right side is where 2 keys to navigate up and down to choose the features in the menu. Up key functions also enable WiFi connectivity. In the middle there are two navigation keys are small holes where the recording microphone. Two navigation keys are also made with the help of a good bounce swift operation.
The left side is where the microphone ports including HDMI connection allows exporting images or TV to the big screen, micro USB slot for charging and connecting to a computer with an expandable memory card slot supports microSD cards up to 128GB.
Notably, in the design of the SJCAM M20 is part back with LCD screen size of 1.5 inches, just enough to show the footage was captured frames which can record and machine parameters or when the operation in menu. Below the screen is always the loudspeaker layout to play a sound when watching live video on the camera and the sound emitted when in operation. However, the display quality of the screen is not high. Pale color, low sharpening, contrast, poor, narrow viewing angle. To Composing and better operations, best to connect with smartphone software through support SJCAM 2 operating system both iOS and Android.
At the lower edge below, the camera has a small slots, this is where the battery with 900mAh capacity. You can remove the battery to replace when needed. It also supports charging from charging standby charge, and allow filming.
In addition to protection against water shell with a maximum depth of 30 meters, along the M20, there are many other accessories to connect to the tripod, take a selfie sticks, helmets, belts, motorcycle, bicycle, flycam, … manufacturers also proved attentive when giving the lens wipes and 1 cable for charging and data transfer via micro USB port.
About parameters, use SJCAM M20 SONY IMX206 sensor camera is 16MP resolution image processor Novatek NTK 96 660, with anti-vibration gyro. The camera has a wide angle of 166 degrees, support Full HD recording 60fps or 30 fps 2K and 4K can shoot 24 fps (interpolated). Machine can also shoot 240fps slow motion, but is restricted to VGA resolution (640×480 pixels). In addition, those that shoot stills up to 16MP resolution, support save images in RAW format.
Startup speed camera actions inadequate. Machine takes about 6 seconds between pressing the power button to display the full time frame to frame shots. However, the shutdown time is quite fast, only takes about 2 seconds. One point of note is that whenever a pop-up, always ready SJCAM M20 in movie mode, even if you have previously selected shooting mode.
The main user interface is relatively friendly basic parameters are displayed like quality video / photo is selected, the remaining battery life, memory card capacity, date, anti-shake is turned on or recording or not.
Allowing customize the machine parameters such as white balance, EV, ISO, sharpness, color tone, quality photos / video, … Selection save images in RAW format for easy editing, save video MP4 format (save space) or MOV (quality priority). However, fast interface settings when you press the navigation button down and visually beautiful yet with full words, no specific annotation features.
M20 also has an interface other advanced features are accessed by pressing the power button 2 times. Contrary to the quick setup interface, this interface much more intuitive and beautiful with vivid icons, easy to understand. From here, users can playback, a recorded video directly on your computer, access the advanced features of the camera such as time-lapse video recording (Video Lapse), slow motion video (Slow Rec ), motion photography sequences (Bust mode), time-lapse photography (photo Lapse) … It also includes the optimal mode when used underwater, when mounted on automobile flycam to do camera journey …
Besides tweaking the settings on the screen built in, SJCAM M20 allows the phone to connect to the application via SJCAM Zone has on both iOS and Android. The connection is rapid, simple. On SJCAM M20, users activate Wi-Fi connection by clicking the arrow button, the machine will automatically create a Wi-Fi hotspot with a random password (customizable in the settings). Use your phone to connect to Wi-Fi network and then open the app SJCAM Zone select Connect is ready to use.
From here, you can use your phone as a screen live-view shooting sight with larger size, control dial, shutter, playback or data transfer from the camera to the phone memory, customize the parameters set set easily. However, the data transfer rate between the phone and the camera is not high, so when copying photos / videos from your phone to the memory M20 take some time.
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Regarding the quality of the image, M20 can record video at a resolution of 4K 24fps but the manufacturers themselves also announced this is only the form and not interpolated resolution of the machine. Experience the reality show filming Full HD with 60 frames per second to reach the best quality, in line with the fast-moving frame as both motorcyclists just filming or sports activities. 2K resolution video but also consistent quality 30fps frame rate is not sufficient for the high-speed motion scenes.
Video quality is generally turned from M20 fairly with good vibration resistance, limiting the frame was shaking when moving the camera. Relatively sharp images, true color, wide wavelength bands get more detailed help. However, the brightness of the video is not good, slightly lower than the reality. Audio recording leaked many noises, especially the sound of wind when moving with high speed motorcycles.
In low light conditions and with complex light sources, the video quality of SJCAM M20 unimpressive. In extremely low light conditions, it is clear that of the M20 camera pushed up high ISO image noise caused heavy particles and significant loss of detail.
M20 photo quality from slightly more than when shooting with high-definition, color is improved. Providing help saving RAW images postproduction editing easier. Because the lens frame shape should Ankle M20 obtained from a very wide and heavy distortion. Manufacturers also offer the option to help curb this situation through Distortion Correction option to “bending” the frame. In addition, there are more options to adjust FOV narrower angle by 3 levels Wide, Middle, Narrow angle corresponding to 166, 150 and 70 degrees, suitable for each different situation.
The toy comes SJCAM M20 have proved useful. Notably, the driver looked over quite similar watches, detachable from the frame. The device is battery-powered and can replace most appropriate when fixed to the helmet M20 attached to the bicycle or motorcycle, driven accessories will ease much.
There are also extra take a selfie stick built high quality control. Way connection between the M20 with accessories is very simple, just go to the settings on the machine, select Remote control and connection by holding two buttons on the remote control is complete.
Battery and duration of filming, we were testing by enabling continuous recording after fully charged battery. Default after pressing recording, the screen will light up only about 1 minute and then manually switched off to save power. The result after the test, the machine 1 hour 33 minutes to achieve the camera automatically stop recording and power off. This result is relatively good with a 900 mAh battery. With detachable design, we can also replace the battery faster. Point to note is that when operating and charging, M20 is quite hot. It also supports charging has just recorded and can be recharged using a spare battery types common in the market.
The camera SJCAM M20 remarkable action when owning many attractive features such as film 2K, 4K, shooting RAW and accessories accompanying rich, good battery life. However, image quality, sound from this device still not impressive as expected.