Hawkeye Firefly 8S Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Key Specs

Price
$185
Release Date
1 year 1 month ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No

Photo Specs and Settings

Photo Res
12.00mp
Burst rate
10fps
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Fastest FPS
 
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Loop Length
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
No
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
70grams
Weight with Housing
 
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
70 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Uptime Score
 
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
20metre
Drop Proof
No
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
No
Sensors
 
Remote
No
Photo & Video Examples
 
Buying Options
New
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specs and features of the Hawkeye Firefly 8S action camera.

Summary

A great build quality and an improvement on image stabalization compared to the GoPro, the battery also outlasts the latest GoPros at well over an hour when in use.

Has real 4K video recording but the low light image quality is not the best, which is to be expected on an action camera of this price

Reasons to buy

6 reasons customers would buy the Hawkeye Firefly 8S

  • Not much distortion with its wide field of view
  • Both picture and video quality seem very good
  • Some users have said that the battery lasts more than an hour which is an improvement on the GoPro cameras
  • Others have said the 4k resolution is fantastic
  • People are very impressed by the image stabalization in this camera
  • Customers are impressed with the build quality of this camera
Reasons not to buy

4 reasons customers would NOT buy the Hawkeye Firefly 8S

  • Manual that comes with the camera is not very good with poor instructions
  • No way to control the files on the camera, so if you want to delete specific files you will need the phone app
  • Some users suggest that the on board microphone is not the best
  • Others would like image stabalization at 4K as it only works up to 1080p at 60fps
First Look
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
User Guide
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
Yes, this camera can record at 1080p and 120fps of super slow mo footage
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
1080p is the highest you can use the cameras digital image stabalization
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
Yes the Hawkeye Firefly 8s can record real native 4k video resolution

Mounting and Form

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.