A few days ago I finally received my SJ400 Air Action Camera from SJCam Philippines via Lazada. I got it for Php 2249.00 only. I was actually debating between this and the regular SJ400 Action Camera as the price difference isnt that much but I went for this anyway.
Actual box and the label
On the lower left side are the specifications of the camera for easy checking. The camera claims to be 4K capable with Full HD and with a 2 inch view-able screen. Cool!
The camera itself is housed in a plastic casing and is easily seen when looking at the box. I personally like the simple packaging as it looks classy for me.
On the side of the box you can see whats included in the package: the camera itself, camera waterproof case and some accessories.
To verify the authenticity of the item theres a scratch box on the other side for verification purposes. To download the phone application to be used for the camera, I just scanned the bar code here.
This is where the accessories are. I so love the box and the gold like embossed label for accessories! Nothing special on the inside though, but still A+ for the packaging.
The standard package includes the manual and some stickers, plus the USB cord/wire for charging and for file transfer. Note that theres no plug/adapter included so you have to buy one or just plug through a power bank or computer to charge.
These are the free accessories. I dont really know if I need them but its good to know that I have them for free. I have way more accessories on my Xiaomi YI Cam compared to these, but we will see if I can really use it all.
And the camera! I chose the black color. Matte black I think? Because I love black. Plain and simple. The case is also very nice. It isnt like your generic waterproof casing. I had a hard time opening the case because of its lock feature plus it also is very sturdy, hard and secure in my opinion.
These are the buttons on the right side for navigation purposes on the camera. Can you see the thick border rim on the camera lens part?
Theres the power button in front of the camera.
Theres another button on top of the camera as well for navigation and for taking pictures. And the notorious lock for the case that had me puzzled for a good 5 minutes jsut thinking about how to open the case lol.
On the other side is where the USB slot is, plus another slot for HDMI I think? I kinda forgot sorry.
And of course, the 2 inch screen on the back for viewing whenever you're taking photos, videos or just simply doing a playback of what you've taken so far.
You can connect the camera on to your phone via WIFI for easy navigation specially in taking pictures.
It comes with the manual written in English and other languages, whichever you prefer.
Here's a quick guide for the navigation buttons.
Here's a side by side comparison of my Xiaomi YI Cam and the SJ400 Air Action Camera. Roughly the same sizes and the design, with the excemption of some navigation button placement. I love the quality of my photos on my YI Cam so I hope the SJ400 Air can deliver good results too.
Battery and the SD Card. Battery is free of course but the SD card will be a separate purchase.
The battery packs 900mAh which doesn't seem that much so you might want to consider buying a second battery. I am currently in the hunt for another one to pack just in case.
In the flesh! I really love the matte black design and color.
This is where the battery is placed. Just open the lock and insert the battery.
The SD Card slot is located on the same side as the USB slot too.
I havent used the camera yet due to work schedule but I plan to use it next month on a trip to Bantayan Island. I am really excited about using it and see what the outcome would be, but here's a sample shot that I accidentally have taken while the checking the camera. Not too bad, eh?
Once I can use the camera I will be posting more sample pictures and videos and maybe a review if I am not busy.