ThiEYE T5e, a cheaper alternative to the Xiaomi Yi 2?
Lately, ThiEYE came up with some serious competitors in the world of action cameras. The ThiEYE T5e is advertised to be their first “Authentic 4K” action cam.
According to the features, the ThiEYE T5e and the Xiaomi Yi 2 are very similar cameras (of course, except for the touch screen). After I checked carefully the specs of both cameras, I found out that they are based on totally different hardware. While the ThiEYE T5e camera is built around the Ambarella A12LS75 imaging processor, its contender adopts a different SoC (system-on-a-chip), the Ambarella A9SE75.
Thanks to the powerful hardware, the ThiEYE T5e action camera is capable to record 4K videos with up to 30 fps (frame per second). At full HD (1080P) the camera allows up to 120 FPS video recording which is really nice for those who want to create some cool slow-motion videos.
The ThiEYE T5e features electronic image stabilization and multiple photo modes (like time-lapse and self-timer).
ThiEYE T5e features and specs
|Imaging unit||Ambarella A12LS75 SoC|
|Image sensor||SONY IMX117 Sensor|
|Lens||F2.8, 170 ultra wide angle lens (H=120° V=89°)|
|Display||2 inch, 960 x 240 dots matrix TFT LCD|
|Video formats||3840*2160 30P, 3840*2160 25P SuperView, 2880*2160 30P, 2704*2028 30P, 2704*1520 30P SuperView, 2704*1520 30P, 2560*1440 60/30P, 1920*1440 60/30P, 1920*1080 120/100/60/30P, 1920*1080 60/30 SuperView, 1280*960 120/60/30P, 1280*720 240/200/120/60/30P and 1280*720 120/30P SuperView|
|Audio||Built-in microphone and speaker|
|Photo||16M (4608 x3456), 14M (4254 x3264), 12M (4000 x3000), 8.3M (3264×2448), 5M (2560 x1920) and 3M (2048 x1536)|
|Working modes||Burst mode, Loop-cycle recording, time-lapse mode, photo and video mode|
|Battery||Li-ION 3.7, 1100 mAh|
|Storage||Micro SD memory card slot. Are recommended above ultra-fast class10 memory cards|
|Waterproof||IP68, 30m with case|
|Other||ThiEYE remote APP|
|Camera size||61 x 23 x 43 mm|
|Colors||Black and silver|
Included with the ThiEYE T5e cam
- Waterproof Housing,
- Micro USB charging and data cable,
- 2 pieces of 1100mAh rechargeable Batteries
- Cleaning wiper
- 360º quick release buckle,
- Flat adhesive mount,
- 2 pieces of adhesive stickers;
- Quick start guide.