GoPro Hero 5 Black vs SJCam SJ4000 WiFi 2" Spec Comparison

Comparison of the two action cameras, GoPro Hero 5 Black and the SJCam SJ4000 Wifi 2".

10 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • A newer camera having been released at the end of 2016
  • Can take RAW photos which means more information in your shots for editing afterwards
  • Better resolutions, you can record in 4k with the GoPro
  • Faster frame rates so you can do slow motion footage
  • Low light and wind noise are some of the video features you get as standard with the GoPro
  • Better battery life at 1080p 30fps video recording
  • Waterproof to 10m deep without a housing
  • Touch screen to control all your shots and user experience
  • Bluetooth and voice control so you can connect to more devices and record hands free
  • Bigger memory capacity so you can record for longer

4 Advantages of the SJCam SJ4000 WiFi 2" Action Camera

  • A sixth of the price of the GoPro, only costing $75 compared to the $400+ Hero 5
  • Dashcam loop recording mode
  • Attach an external battery and prolong its battery life for timelapse recordings
  • Much lighter, almost half the weight of the GoPro Hero 5 Black when not in the housing
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$310
Release Date
1 year 6 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
8294362 pixels
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
1440p 30fps
1440p 60fps
2.7k 30fps
2.7k 60fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Dimensions Volume
87.30 cm3
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$76
Release Date
4 years 3 months ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
 
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
2073600 pixels
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
60fps
Recording Bitrate
15Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
60 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
30metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
31gb
External Microphone
 
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
 

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Dimensions
5.9 × 2.9 × 4.1 cm
Dimensions Volume
 
Weight
60grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices