Sports and action cameras are improving their performance by leaps and bounds as their prices become more and more accessible. Reduced sizes, resolutions that arrive at 4K without problems and different possibilities of connectivity are some of the characteristics that are most commonly found, such is the example of the new HawKeye Firefly 8S.
HawKeye Firefly 8S is a mid-range sports camera that has just been officially presented. It corresponds to a model that has nothing to envy to the main exponents of the genre, with the advantage that its price barely exceeds the barrier of 100 euros. Below are some of the main specifications.
HawKeye Firefly 8S: Specifications
|Dimensions||5.90 x 2.10 x 4.10 cm|
|Womens Shoes||Sony IMX117 Sensor|
|Video||1080p (120 fps), 1080p (60fps), 2.5K (60 fps), 2.7K (30 fps), 4K (30 fps)|
|Battery||Ion-Lithium 1200 mAh|
|Water Resistance||Yes, with external housing|
|Ports||Micro USB, microSD up to 128 GB, external microphone|
|Functions||Anti-Shake, Time Lapse, Loop recording, manual exposure, three modes of 360-degree recording|
|Box contents||1 x HawKeye Firefly 8S, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x External Housing, Multiple Mounting Accessories|
HawKeye Firefly 8S: Design and Display
As expected with a 4K Sports Camera of 2017, the dimensions are the main advantage of a model of this type, since its 5.90 x 2.10 x 4.10 cm makes it possible to be transported in the palm of a hand, a pocket or any bag Without disturbing his presence.
As for the design lines, there is not much to highlight as new, as it maintains a rectangular structure with a housing made from plastic. The sale also includes an external protection that serves to protect it from water and can operate up to 20 meters deep.
Finally, the equipment has its main sensor and power button in front, another physical button to start recording on its top frame, while the back side includes a 2.0-inch LCD panel that occupies almost all the surface.
To achieve good recording results, HawKeye Firefly 8S complements two good quality components such as its Ambarella A12S75 processor and it’s Sony IMX117 sensor that allows it to reach very good quality in the 4K video at 30 fps. In general terms, an experience similar to that achieved by the recognized Xiaomi Yi II 4K can be expected.
Another point to consider is the existence of two versions of the same model, changing the aforementioned sensor to include an aperture of its targeting of 170º or lowering to 90º with a system without distortion. Then it is left to each user to determine which of the two suits their needs.
The components of this 4K Sports Camera are completed with a battery of 1200 mAh that promises an autonomy of 93 minutes of continuous recording and a recharge time of two and a half hours. The already mentioned screen has a touch capability and responds to a resolution that is more than acceptable 640 x 480 pixels.
Finally, in terms of connectivity there is no lack of support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth to handle the camera at a distance (not included with control included), microSD card slot up to 128 GB, and even a port in its lower zone for microphone External if what is needed is to achieve superior audio quality.
HawKeye Firefly 8S: Availability and price
To buy the new HawKeye Firefly 8S is already possible to get it in a period of pre-sale in some online stores with shipments of the first units from next June 9. You can find your best price on Gearbest, although it does not change too much its cost in others like Aliexpress and Banggood.