If you are familiar with the Chinese brand SJCAM, you know that lately, they have focused on expanding their product range to panoramic cameras such as the SJ360, virtual reality cameras, and video stabilizers. Not long ago, this Shenzhen-based company announced the new SJCAM A10, also known as the M40 body camera. Therefore, this is one of the last cameras of the company and its first bodycam.
In case you did not know, a body camera is a portable camera with the main purpose of being able to carry it as an accessory in your clothes and record the action from there. Actually, these cameras have been around for quite some time, in some countries, the police use them. However, outdoor enthusiasts also use this type of recording device. While these are, in essence, similar to an action camera, since they record an action from the first person view, the body cameras have slightly different shapes and characteristics. Today, in particular, we will review the new SJCAM A10.
SJCAM A10: Design and screen
With its mini appearance and compact design of only 8.30 x 5.80 x 4.00cm and 134 grams of weight, you can use it without taking up much space. Remember that it is a body cam, so, as its design and name suggest, the SJCAM A10 is intended, in the beginning, to be connected to your body. However, although the camera is designed to be mounted on a shoulder, the inclusion of a screen will give more options to whoever is going to use it. And speaking of this in particular, it is a 2-inch LCD touch panel, through which users can see live what they are recording or can preview their videos.
The front of the A10 has an on/off button, while on the right side there is a USB-C port and an HDMI port. Thanks to these, users can easily transfer the contents of the camera to their laptops, smartphones or other devices. On the left side of the A10 we have a record button; in the upper part, there is the LED button that activates the light and another one called IR CUT that activates the infrared to improve the night recording of videos.
This bodycam is waterproof and has IP65 certification without the need for a protective cover, which provides a longer life. Of course, you can not sink with it because it is not as water resistant as a carcass, but it is able to withstand splashing and rain.
SJCAM A10: Hardware and battery
The SJCAM A10 also has a new processor, the Novatek NT96658. It also has a Sony IMX323 sensor with a resolution of 2.2MP. The lens has an aperture of f/2.5 and offers a coupling angle of 140 °. On the other hand, it includes an incredible 2650 mAh battery. This guarantees up to three hours of Full HD video recording on a single charge, which is quite impressive.
Thanks to the lens LEDs, the SJCAM A10 body camera will take excellent high-quality videos even in low light conditions. In addition, the camera has a laser light that can fix the positioning with precision and ease, reducing the redundant operation of installing the camera and focus. And it is also used for the infrared mode, being very useful for those who wish to use it in the dark.
Additionally, it has double microphone noise reduction. The main microphone to capture the target voice and another is the microphone for picking up background sound, which is installed on the side of the camera. These signals are processed by the input microphone, and the internal software will reduce the noise, making the recorded voice clear.
SJCAM A10: Features and functions
Thanks to the included hardware, the camera has the possibility to record 1080p videos in 30fps or 720p videos at 60fps. Naturally, it is also ideal for taking still images of up to 12 megapixels. In addition, other important technical specifications are that this camera is compatible with the company’s dedicated application, so it can be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi up to a distance of 10 meters.
The biggest surprise is the fact that this body camera can be used as a car camera thanks to an adapter clip that it has. With this, you can transform it into a dashcam, record the traffic and configure it as a motion sensor. That special feature adds to the A10 an important multipurpose adjective.
As if all the above mentioned was not enough, we also have the option of night vision. The aforementioned infrared lights are great for low light and nighttime environments. It allows the user to take pictures in night vision mode automatically or it can also be configured manually.
One thing missing is the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), which for a camera attached to a subject in constant motion, should be very important.
SJCAM A10: Specifications Table
|External memory:||Up to 64GB|
|Resolution:||320 x 240 pixels|
|Loading time:||3 hours|
|Charge mode:||USB connected to PC|
|Wait time:||3 hours|
|Useful life:||2 hours|
|Resolution of the video:||1080P (1920 x 1080), 720P (1280 x 720), VGA (640 x 480), WVGA (848 x 480)|
|Fragments per second:||30fps 60fps|
|Audio system:||Microphone and speaker (AAC)|
|Wifi function:||Image transmission, remote control|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions of the product:||8.30 x 5.80 x 4.00cm|
|Dimensions of the package:||15.00 x 12.00 x 8.00cm|
|Includes:||SJCAM A10 Bodycam, fixed rear clip, removable rear clip, stand base, type C data cable, English manual|
SJCAM A10: Availability and price
After having known the characteristics of this new camera, we hope you have been convinced to acquire it. If so, we invite you to the online stores of Gearbest, Aliexpress, and Banggood where you will find it available for a small price of $119.59 (€96.78), $102.49 (€82.94) and $119.99 (€97.10), respectively. So we urge you not to wait any longer and get yours as soon as possible. To make your shopping experience easier and faster, below we leave the direct links to the pages of the SJCAM A10.
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