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

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$446
Release Date
1 year 2 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$76
Release Date
3 years 11 months ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
60fps
Recording Bitrate
15Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

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

Physical

Material
Mount Type
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
5.9 × 2.9 × 4.1 cm
Weight
60grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices