SJCAM 5000x Elite Action Camera: Review

SJCAM 5000x Elite Action Camera Review


My trips to the mountains for rock climbing and other adventures serve as a perfect setting to test the new SJCAM 5000x Elite. I also used it at a recent rock climbing trip to UK as well and will be uploading those photos and videos soon.

Perfect cloudy day to trek! What more ask in this summer heat… Exploring the #fort #sahyadri

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Carrying and managing the heavy SLR camera while doing any adventure activity is a risk and adds to discomfort, so I was indeed very happy to have the tiny action camera with me, anywhere I go. It is also not difficult to get used to this new cam as it has a screen where you see whatever you are clicking or shooting.


#Mountains are waiting for rains. Too much heat, plateaus have dried up.. Its June and rainy season will start.

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I have been using SJCAM 5000x Elite for over a month now for rock-climbing, trekking, biking, road-trips and I just love it. The video quality is awesome, photos turn out great. The wide-angle is just perfect for the kinds of settings required in the outdoors.

Here is a video I made of a recent high-lining trip where you can see for yourself the amazing results of using this camera:

SJCAM 5000x Elite has much needed features desired by any photographer  like 12.4mp Sony IMX078 Sensor for fast image processing speed, adjustable viewing angles of 70-170 Degrees, 4K Video recording at 24 frames per second and much more.

Time to witness some epic #highline attempt @rohitv111185 gearing up to walk the line @slacklifeinc

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SJCAM 5000x Elite is modestly priced and hence is a great substitute to GoPro. It has almost the same features, same ease of taking pictures and videos and the supporting app with it. For an outdoor person who loves to share the mountain experiences, he doesn’t need to shell out huge amount out of his pocket now, thanks to SJCAM India.

SJCAM 5000x Elite comes with a kit having lots of mounts to suit your need, be it on helmet, bike, car, monopod or if you want to strap it to anything.


Once you have the SJCAM 5000x Elite, you can download the SJCAM Zone app which allows us to change functions and settings of cam through mobile phone, use it as remote to shoot and capture photos, videos and transfer files.

Trekking in Shayadri is real stress-buster! Wouldn't mind staying here for a couple of days! #BeYourself #SJCAMIndia

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I haven’t had the opportunity to check it in rainfall or about the sound recording so can not say anything about it as of now. But you can find these photos and videos on the facebook page of #SJCAMIndia and instagram too. I will be doing it in a few days’ time during rafting trip.


A quick swim in the wild to beat the heat! #sahyadri #maharashtra

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The battery life is adequate for a one day event or trip. It seems to be low if we are to capture videos over a period of days. But it isn’t a problem if you are getting opportunities to charge  it on the go.  If you however, plan for Himalayan treks or expeditions then I suggest you carry 3 extra batteries for a week long adventure.



You can also check the photos from my facebook adventure albums:  Highlining trip,  Fort Exploration. And check back in few days to see about my UK Rock Climbing Trip too.

Innumerable cliffs waiting to be climbed… Too many valleys waiting to be explored.. Time to #comealive #BeYourself and get outdoors!

A photo posted by शिवभक्त Ishani Sawant ⛺️ (@adventureishani) on



Also, the SJCAM website  has detailed information for you and useful links. Click here for more details on specifications and to buy it online. The official blog has helpful articles to get the most out of your camera like Handling and using your SJCAM, Learn to do time-lapses.


One last important thing to note before buying it:

Currently, there are many unofficial sellers on Flipkart and Amazon who are selling SJCAM 5000x Elite. They offer 1- 3 months sellers warranty. But they are not genuine. The only official seller is I always believe in buying original product as it makes us eligible for official manufacturer’s warranty and after sales support on the product.



Technical information:


Dimension 61×42.4×25 mm
Display LCD 2.0 ” 960×240 dots matrix TFT LCD
Chipset NTK96660 Novatek CPU + Sony IMX078 12.4 MP CMOS
Language English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Simplified Chinese/Japanese/Traditional Chinese/ Russian/Korean/ Czech / Slovak / Hungarian / Danish / Dutch / Turkish
Lens lens f = 2.99mm, F = 2.8, 170 degrees, 170″ Ultra orthoscopic Camera
Photo Resolution 4K (3480×2160), 14MP(4254×3264), 12MP(4000X3000), 8MP(3264X2448), 5MP (2560X1920), 3MP (2048X1536), 2MP Wide (1920X1080)
Video Resolution 4K (2880*2160) @ 24fps (interpolated), 2K (2560*1440)@ 30FPS, 1080P(1920*1080)@ 60FPS, 720P (1280 x 720) @ 120FPS, WVGA @ 240fps (Slo-Mo)
Video Format MP4
Recording Time 1080P/ About 70 minutes
External Storage Supports storage cards up to 32 GB ( micro SD card Class 6 and above) / Selected 64gb & 128gb Cards
Battery Li -ion rechargeable battery 900 mAH
Power Source Interface 5V1A
Charging Time About 3hours
Power Dissipation 400mA 4.2V
USB Interface USB2.0
WiFi WiFi connection for iOS and Android devices
Operating System (OS) Mass Storage Driver / Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or later / Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Contents 1 x 3-Way Pivot Arm Mount, 1 x 900mAh Li-ion Battery, 1 x Bandage Set, 1 x Cleaning Cloth, 1 x Curved Adhesive Mount, 1 x Flat Adhesive Mount, 1 x Frame Mount, 1 x Handlebar Seat post Pole Mount, 1 x Housing Backdoor with Holes, 1 x Multi-language Manual, 1 x Original SJ5000x Elite Ed. Action Cam, 1 x Quick Release Buckle, 1 x Quick Release Clip for The Frame, 1 x Tripod Mount Adapter, 1 x Universal 1/4″ Camera Tripod Mount, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Vertical Quick Release J-Hook Buckle, 1 x Waterproof Housing, 2 x 3M Adhesive Tape, 2 x SJCAM Stickers

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