EKEN H8 PRO the new “GoPro Killer”?
Since GoPro released its first model, many Chinese action camera manufacturers tried to equal their video quality. This EKEN H8 PRO is the second model after the Xiaomi Yi 4K which seems to be a real competitor for the Hero4 Black.
Compared to other cheap action cameras, this new EKEN model comes with a very reach accessory pack, dual display (2″ live-view and status screen), and WiFi remote controller.
The EKEN H8 PRO camera can be remotely controlled through the EZ iCam App or via the included WiFi remote controller. The Android APP allows to remotely configure the camera but also to stop/start video recording.
Featuring the powerful Ambarella A12S75 imaging processor the H8Pro camera is capable to capture UHD (4K) videos with up to 30 fps and Full HD videos with up to 120 fps. Those who are interested to record some cool slow-motion videos will definitely appreciate that the camera is capable to record HD videos with up to 200 fps.
Probably many drone enthusiasts like me are looking for a cheap 4K camera that is suitable for both aerial filming and FPV flights. Unfortunately, the specs are not 100% clear regarding whether the EKEN H8 PRO features AV-out via USB or not. Anyway, even if it has FPV out, probably the latency is too big for first-person view flights.
EKEN H8 PRO camera features and specs
|Imaging unit||Ambarella A12S75|
|Image sensor||SONY IMX078 Sensor|
|Lens||170 ultra wide-angle lens|
|Display||Dual display, 2″ live view, and status screen|
|Video formats||4K @ 30fps, 2.7K @ 60fps, 1080p @ 120fps and 720p up to 200fps|
|Audio||Built-in microphone and speaker|
|Photo||Up to 12MP|
|Working modes||30 photos/8 seconds burst mode, time-lapse mode, photo and video mode|
|Battery||3.7, 1050 mAh|
|Storage||Micro SD memory card slot. Are recommended only ultra-fast class10 memory cards|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Connectors||micro USB and mini HDMI|
|Waterproof||30m with case|
|Video out||Yes, via HDMI|
|Other||EZ iCam App control and remote controller|
|Camera size||59.3 x 21.4 x 41.1mm|
|Weight||66g (with battery)|
|Colors||Silver, gold, black, blue, pink, and yellow|
Included with the H8 PRO 4K cam
- Waterproof case;
- Remote controller;
- 1050 mAh battery;
- Helmet mount;
- Mounting accessories;
- Clip mount;
- Lens cloth;
- Protective backdoor;
- USB data and charging cable;
- Battery charger;
- H8 PRO quick guide.