Some time ago we published unboxing of SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4K action camera. We are after the tests so we want to show you SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4k action camera review. In this review you will be able to see the camera, and video and photo samples that we have prepared for you. Summer and vacation is not over yet, so if you are planning to buy a 4K action camera (maybe SJ6 Legend) in the near future, or wondering which sports camera you are looking for different situations, we encourage you to read the SJ6 Legend review.
I want to say thanks to SJCAM company for sending us a SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4K action camera with accessories (External microphone and SJ Smart remote) to review. SJ6 Legend camera is available on:
- Banggood for $129.99 + free shipping
- Gearbest for $145.99 + free shipping
- Official SJCAM Store on Aliexpress for $159.99 + free shipping
Accessories can be purchased separately or in combination with the camera (prices and links to stores later in the review).
SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4K Action Camera specifications:
- Color: Black
- Chipset: Novatek 96660
- Screen: 2.0in back LCD & 0.96in front LCD
- Image Sensor: Adopts for Panasonic MN34120, 16MP
- Lens: 166°HD wide-angle, narrow/middle/wide for option
- Video Resolution: 4K(2880*2160)24fps(Interpolated) / 2K(2560*1440)30fps / 1080P(1920*1080)60&30fps / 720P(1280*720) 120&60&30fps /VGA(640*480) 240fps
- Video Mode: Video / Video Lapse(1s / 2s / 5s / 10s / 30s / 60s) / Slow Recording (-2X / -4X / -8X)
- Video Format: MOV/MP4
- Format of Videos: H.264
- Resolution of Photos: 16M(4608 * 3456)/14M(4320 * 3240)/12M(4032 * 3024)/10M(3648 * 2736)/8M(3264 * 2448)/5M(2592 * 1944)/3M(2048 * 1536)/2MHD/VGA(640 * 480)/1.3M(1280 * 960)
- Shooting Mode: Single Shot / Photo Lapse (3s / 5s / 10s / 20s) / Burst Mode(3 photos / 5 photos / 10 photos) / Delay Capture(3s / 5s / 10s)
- Photo Format: JPG
- Connections: USB 2.0, HD
- Waterproof Depth: 30M(With case)
- Gyro Sensor: Support
- Wi-Fi: Support
- Underwater Mode: Support
- FPV Mode: Support
- Frequency: 50Hz/60Hz
- Battery: Detachable 1000mAh
- Operating System: Support for Window XP(Service Pack 2)or above/ Mac OS X10.4.1 or above
- Language: English / French / Spanish / Portuguese / German / Russian / Italian / Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean/ Polish / Romanian / Czech / Slovak / Hungarian / Danish
- Item Size: 5.8 * 4.0 * 2cm / 2.3 * 1.6 * 0.8in
- Item Weight: 82g / 2.9oz(With battery)
The box included everything that you need to get started:
- SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4K Action Camera
- Waterproof case + Screw + Mount
- Protective Touch Backdoor
- 2 x Helmet Mount
- 2 x Adhesive
- 3 x Connector + Screw,
- Bicycle Handle Bar Mount
- 2 x Base
- Tripod Mount Adapter
- Tripod Adapter
- USB Cable
- English User Manual
- Lens Cloth
- Silicon Lens Protective Jacket
The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more SJCAM SJ6 Legend, bundled accessories, and also additional accessories.
First impressions, settings, overview of features
Taking the SJ6 Legend’s camera in a waterproof case, and without it, you can quickly see that the materials used and the design of the camera are high quality with attention to detail. The camera looks very aesthetically and elegantly.
After removal of the waterproof case can feel pleasant housing SJ6 Legend camera. Which on all sides of the camera is embossed to facilitate good hold.
At the front of the camera is a light indicator, front LCD and lens. On one side (left side when we look at the 2.0 touch screen) we find: ON/OFF button with LED and switch mode button, menu (settings) button / WiFi
At the top of the camera is a shutter release / OK button with LED.
On the bottom of the camera is a battery (1000mAh) and 1/4″-20 standard for mounting the camera.
The waterproof case for the SJ6 Legend is also very well made of good quality plastic. The waterproof case has a very good security lock at the top, and on the outside of the case we find buttons that allow trouble-free access to the SJ6 Legend function key inside the case.
As we mentioned earlier we have additionally received 2.4G waterproof wireless watch remote controller (SJ SMART REMOTE) for SJCAM M20, SJ6 LEGEND and SJ7 Star action camera. Remote Watch you must buy separately or in combination with the camera. SJCAM wrist remote controller is available on Banggood for $19.99. Below some pictures.
In addition, we have received to the SJCAM SJ6 Legend an external microphone. Like a remote controller, the microphone also needs to be purchased separately. The external microphone is compatible with the cameras: SJ6, SJ7 and SJ360 is available in Official SJCAM store on Aliexpress for $18 and Banggood. Below some pictures.
The SJCAM SJ6 Legend has many features and settings that you can easily change and customize as you need by 2.0 touch screen (big plus!). Also via the included waterproof touch door it is easy to navigate the Menu when the camera is in a waterproof case. As you have seen before, the SJ6 Legend 4K camera also has a second front display (1-inch LCD display) that shows you the camera mode, the settings, battery consumption and the operating time. Of course if you do not want to use the front display you can turn it off in the settings.
The SJ6 Legend camera has a simple Menu and easy access to settings. The main menu provides access to the main operating modes: Video, Video Lapse, Slow Rec, Still, Photo Lapse, Burst Mode, Video + photo, Car Mode, Underwater.
Below an overview of the settings some camera modes and main settings.
The SJCAM SJ6 Legend 4K action camera which we received for testing has the V1.4.6 firmware version. During the tests, we also used selfie stick Apeman ST180. The camera works with Wifi, with SJ Smart Remote and drone (FPV). The battery (1000mAh) when recording in 4K@24fps is enough for about 70-80 minutes. Interestingly, the camera comes with a fairly short mini USB cable, and the camera has a mini USB port where most of the cameras have a micro USB port. The advantage of use of the mini USB is the availability of accessories, such as an external microphone (ending the mini USB).
SJ6 Legend camera can be operated in three ways: manually (by pressing buttons and touch screen), via watch remote controller and SJCAM Zone app (for iOS and Android app) via WiFi. The application allows you to access most of the settings in the camera and is very helpful. Unfortunately, you can not via the app change the resolution to 4K@24fps. Below several screenshots from SJCAM Zone app.
If you really want to easily operate the SJ6 Legend camera, you must definitely use a watch remote controller (SJ Smart Remote). Very easy to work with the camera. Just press a button and the camera reacts instantly. If you want to record in 4K@24fps (interpolated), you will need a watch remote controller (the application only supports 2K@30fps). Below picture taken by SJ Smart Remote and selfie stick. Small minus, you can not turn ON the camera via watch remote controller.
The most important of course are video and photo samples, so below we want to show you some of them. The camera can record video in .MP4 or .MOV format and capture in JPEG or .RAW file. We start from the video. More details in movie descriptions.
Timelapse 1 Second
Timelapse 5 Seconds
Slow motion x8
Slow motion X4 (two samples)
4K@24fps video, Distortion Correction ON, waterproof case (camera on selfie stick)
Underwater mode (two samples)
Dash cam mode (car mode)
Video at night, Light Low ON mode and OFF
Video with External Microphone (Outdoor)
Video with Gyro ON (walk and run)
Other video samples
Below you will see pictures (original size without correction, click to enlarge) made SJCAM SJ6 Legend in maximum resolution 16MP (4608x3456px). Photos and videos underwater were made using a floating bobber.
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The SJCAM SJ6 Legend camera it’s 4K (4K @ 24fps (interpolated)) action camera with many advanced features and settings. The 2.0″ touch screen makes it easy to navigate and access settings, also the front display is helpful. The camera offers excellent video quality and images in default settings (pictures at night are not the best), including special modes: car mode, underwater, timelapse, slow rec. The SJ6 Legend records very well the audio, also in the waterproof case, for an even better quality use an external microphone (buy separately). The big plus for the watch remote controller (SJ Smart Remote), which cooperates with SJ6 Legend perfectly, and makes it very easy to operate the action camera. SJCAM Zone app, unfortunately, has a limit for the video to 2K@30fps resolution, so besides working well. Taking into account: camera quality, video quality and photos, as well as accessories included in the set, the SJCAM SJ6 Legend has a reasonable price (good value for money). If you are looking for a multitasking 4K action camera with good video quality that you can use in a variety of conditions, with a reasonable price, then SJCAM SJ6 Legend should satisfy you.