EKEN H9s 4K Action Camera Review (Video and Photo Samples)
We are after the test EKEN H9s 4K action camera with Live Streaming feature, so today we want to show you the EKEN H9s 4K action camera review. Is EKEN H9s is worth recommending? Everything you find in this review, we encourage you to read the EKEN H9s 4K action camera review.
I want to say thanks to EKEN company (Eken Group Limited) for sending us an EKEN H9s 4K action camera to review. EKEN H9s is available on:
- Amazon US – Coupon: ENI2M43K, Coupon Price: $56.16
- Amazon Germany – Coupon: G9IQ58ZO, Coupon Discount: Reduced By EUR8.7
- Amazon UK – Coupon: LIYQ63IY, Coupon Discount: Reduced By £8.3
- Amazon France – Coupon: URNBZ6Y2, Coupon Discount: Reduced By EUR 8.42
- Amazon Italy – Coupon: 9N6NLICM, Coupon Discount: Reduced By EUR8.3
EKEN H9s 4K Action Camera with Live Streaming Feature Specifications:
- Display: 2” Screen
- Chipset:Sunplus 6350
- Sensor: OV468
- Video: 4K 25fps / 2.7K 30fps/ 1080p 60/30fps 720p/120fps (H.264)
- Video Format: MOV, H.264
- Photos Format: JPG
- Photo Resolution: 12M/8M/5M/4M
- Burst Photo: 3 Photos
- Time Lapse: 2s/3s/5s/10s/20s/30s/60s
- Loop Recording: support
- Super Wide Angle Lens: 170 degree
- Waterproof: Up to 100 feet
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Multi-Language: English / Traditional Chinese / Italian / Spanish / Portuguese / German / Dutch / French / Czech / Polish / Turkish / Russian / Japanese / Korean / Thai
- Storage: Micro SDHC card (Not included)
- Battery: 1050mAh (1080p30 1.5 hours, 4K 25/1080p60 50 mins)
- Input/Output: Micro USB/ HDMI
- 1 * H9s action camera
- 1 * Waterproof Housing
- 1 * 2.4G Remote
- 1 * Handle Bar/Pole Mounts
- 1 * Tripod
- 1 * USB Cable
- 1 * Charging Dock
- 1 * User Manual
- 2 * Helmet Mounts
- 2 * 1050mAh Batteries
- 5 * Mounts
The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at H9s 4K action camera and overview settings.
First impressions, settings, overview of features
EKEN H9s is a very well made action camera, and the materials used (camera housing, and waterproof housing) are of good quality. The camera housing is made of a pleasant to the touch material that resembles rubber. The housing is also matte, which prevents fingering. The housing resembles an SJCAM SJ6 Legend housing. The big plus for Eken’s company for the included tripod, external battery charger and wrist remote control (easier to work with a camera).
The waterproof case is well made and fitted, we did not have any problems while recording the video in the pool. On the front of the camera, there is Power / Mode button, lens and charging status Light. On the right side, we find Micro HDMI port, Micro SD slot, and microphone. On the left side, there are Up / Playback button, Down / WiFi button and speaker. On the top of the housing, we find Shutter/Select button.
On the bottom of the camera is a place for battery (1050mAh). The first time we saw an external charger for 2 batteries, attached to the set with action camera. Big plus for Eken once again.
Eken H9s camera does not have many settings and features compared to previous cameras that we tested. We lack gyro stabilization, timelaps video & slow-motion video (only by taking pictures that can later be used in a video maker program, so it requires additional time), dashcam mode and aqua mode. We also lack distortion correction features on the sides of the image. Of course, video recorded without aqua and dashcam modes is OK, we have no objections.
The EKEN H9s 4K action camera which we received for testing has the H9s_v3.0 firmware version. The camera works with Wifi (via Ez iCam app) and wrist remote control (included). We did not check exactly how long the battery lasts, for different modes, but, you can always use the same extra battery included (big plus). EKEN H9s camera comes with Live streaming feature (Facebook and Youtube), but unfortunately, it is not working properly yet, at least not on Android smartphones (maybe it’s better on iOS). We only managed to run live streaming on Facebook, but you could not use chat, you could not use likes, you could not use live streaming for a fanpage only for a private account. It is also worth mentioning that the connection of the camera via WiFi with the earlier version of Ez iCam app was not stable and it was not possible to establish a stable connection. The current version of Ez iCam V4.1.0 has improved this problem. Unfortunately, after updating the app, you can not see live streaming on the timeline on Facebook. In summary, the live streaming feature for Android smartphones needs improvement. Below several screenshots from app.
The most important of course is video and photo samples, so below we want to show you some of them. The camera can record video in .MOV format and capture in JPG file. We start from the video. More details in movie descriptions. Of course, you can enable or disable the date stamp function. More details in movie descriptions.
Below you will see pictures (original size without correction, click to enlarge) made H9s action camera in maximum resolution 12MP (4608×2592).
EKEN H9s 4K action camera is a budget camera that will surely interest people with a limited budget or people who do not require many settings and work modes. The camera is sold with many accessories in which, among others, we will find: tripod, external battery charger and wrist remote control. Unfortunately, the camera lacks image stabilization and Live streaming does not work well. The H9s records very well the audio also in the waterproof case. In our opinion also the video at night without any lighting functions, looks not bad. However, taking into account the unreasonable price, the ease of use, fewer functions and a lot of accessories, EKEN H9s action camera will certainly interest some of you. Of course, there is a lot to choose from in the market, it all depends on what you need.
EKEN H9s 4K Action Camera$56.16
- 2 batteries included
- Good video and photo
- A lot of accessories
- Friendly price
- Good video and photo at night
- Problems with Live Streaming
- No image stabilization / No Gyro
- No video recording for Timelaps & Slow motion