EKEN H9 vs EKEN H9 Pro vs EKEN H8 Pro vs EKEN H8 Plus

New EKEN cameras were recently added, here’s an overview of EKEN H8 series and EKEN H9 series cameras:

EKEN H9 vs EKEN H8 vs EKEN H8 Pro vs EKEN H8 Plus

EKEN H9 vs EKEN H8 vs EKEN H8 Pro vs EKEN H8 Plus

 

 

List of EKEN H8 series models

 EKEN H8 PlusEKEN H8 ProEKEN H8sEKEN H8/H8REKEN H8Rse
Sensor12,4 MP Sony
IMX 117
12,4 MP Sony
IMX078
14 MP Panasonic
34110
12,4 MP Sony
IMX078
14 MP Panasonic
34110
ProcessorAmbarella A12S75Ambarella A12S75Ambarella A12S75Sunplus 6350 chipSunplus 6350 chip
Lens / FOV170°170°170°170°170°
4K Resolution
max. framerate
30fps
native (real 4K)
30fps
native (real 4K)
30fps
native (real 4K)
30fps
interpolated
30fps
2,7K – Resolution
max. frame rate
60fps60fps30fps30fps30fps
1080p –Resolution
max. frame rate
120fps120fps60fps60fps60fps
720p Resolution
max. frame rate
240fps200fps200fps120fps120fps
Display2" live view2" live view2" live view2" live view2" live view
Front DisplayDataDataDataDataData
Battery1050 mAh1050 mAh1050 mAh1050 mAh1050 mAh
WiFiyesyesyesyesyes
Image Stabilizationyesnoyesnono
Remote Controlyesyesyesonly H8Ryes
Portsmicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMI
A/V out via USBnonononono
Mic in via USBnonononono
Dimension (mm)59.3 x 21.4 x 41.159.3 x 21.4 x 41.159.3 x 21.4 x 41.159.3 x 21.4 x 41.159.3 x 21.4 x 41.1
Mounts & Caseincludedincludedincludedincludedincluded
Aliexpress (ATPowers)
confirmed retailer
n/a112.98 USD110.98 USD75.48 USD-
Gearbest-119.99 USD---
Banggood149.99 USD129.99 USD-74.99 USD-
Amazon US
(official EKEN store)
- $139.99 - Out of stock -
Amazon DE
(official EKEN store)
- EUR 159,99 - EUR 119,99 -
Amazon UK
(official EKEN store)
- £149.99 - £109.99 -

 

Remarks:

Resolution/Frame rate: EKEN H8 Plus, H8 Pro & H8s offer native (real) 4K resolution at max. 30fps. In contrast H8, H8R, H8se & H8Rse only achieve 4K by interpolating the image from a lower resolution.

Image Stabilization: Eken H8 Plus and H8s are the only cameras to feature image stabilization! Non of the H9 series!

Front Display: All EKEN H8 cameras feature a display on the front of the camera.

Remote Control: The R in the product name indicates that the camera comes with a remote control: e.g. EKEN H8R. This goes only for H8 and H8se, as H8 Pro and H8 Plus come with remote.

Size: All EKEN H8 series cameras are the same size as GoPro Hero3 & Hero4 cameras.

 

 

List of EKEN H9 series models

 EKEN H9 PlusEKEN H9 ProEKEN H9/H9REKEN H9/H9Rse
Sensor12,4 MP Sony
IMX 117
14 MP Panasonic
34110
4 MP Omnivision
OV4689
4 MP
GC4603
ProcessorAmbarella A12S75Ambarella A12S75Sunplus 6350Sunplus 6350
Lens / FOV170°170°170°150°
4K Resolution
max. framerate
30fps
native (real 4K)
30fps
native (real 4K)
25fps
interpolated
25fps
interpolated
2,7K – Resolution
max. frame rate
60fps30fps30fps30fps
1080p –Resolution
max. frame rate
120fps60fps60fps60fps
720p Resolution
max. frame rate
240fps120fps120fpsn/a
Display2" live view2" live view2" live view2" live view
Front Displaynononono
Battery1050 mAh1050 mAh1050 mAh1050 mAh
WiFiyesyesyesyes
Image Stabilizationnononono
Remote Controlyesyesonly H9Ronly H9Rse
Portsmicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMImicro USB, micro HDMI
A/V out via USBnononono
Mic in via USBnononono
Dimension (mm)59.3 x 21.4 x 41.1
same as GoPro
59.3 x 21.4 x 41.1
same as GoPro
59.3 x 24.6 x 41.1
same as SJCAM
59.3 x 24.6 x 41.1
same as SJCAM
Mounts & Caseincludedincludedincludedincluded
Aliexpress (ATPowers)
confirmed retailer
n/a105.98 USD38.33 USDn/a
Gearbestn/a119.99 USDn/an/a
Banggood139.99 USD129.99 USD45.99 USDn/a
Amazon US
(official EKEN store)
n/an/a $64.99 n/a
Amazon DE
(official EKEN store)
n/an/a EUR 79,99 n/a
Amazon UK
(official EKEN store)
n/an/a £64.99 n/a

 

Remarks:

Sensor: All EKEN H9 cameras have different sensors. Larger ones (in terms of max. pixel) 14 MP Panasonic (H9 Pro) and 12,4 MP Sony (H9 Plus) as well as lower 4MP sensors in H9, H9R, H9se & H9Rse.

Processor: EKEN H9 Plus and H9 Pro feature an Ambarella A12 chip, whereas H9 and H9se feature a Sunplus 6350 chip.

Resolution/Frame rate: EKEN H9 Pro & H9 Plus are native (real) 4K cameras, whereas H9 & H9se only achieve 4K by interpolating the image from a lower resolution. They have a 4MP sensor whereas 4K equals 8MP.

Image Stabilization: Non of the EKEN H9 series cameras offer image stabilization.

Front Display: All EKEN H9 cameras do not have a data display on the front.

Remote Control: The R in the product name indicates that the camera comes with a remote control: e.g. EKEN H9R. This goes only for H9 and H9se, as H9 Pro and H9 Plus come with remote.

Size: EKEN H9 Plus & H9 Pro are the same size as GoPro Hero3 & Hero4 compared to H9 & H9se which are the same size as SJCAM series 4000 & 5000 cameras.

Other models: Be aware that H9 Plus is NOT H9+. H9+ was a renamed H2se camera which is not offered anymore.

EKEN H9se: This model does not feature 720p resolution and can’t be upgraded!

 

Retailer

Amazon
EKEN suggests buying via Amazon, which is their official platform. They offer their products on the various local Amazon sites:

 

Aliexpress
Aliexpress is a reseller platform. They sales are done by individual stores and not Aliexpress themselves!
Here’s a lest of Aliexpress stores which are confirmed to ship original cameras:

 

Gearbest
Carful this is the offer for original EKEN H9 – this is the offer for H9 camera – it’s a different camera!
The EKEN H8 Pro offer on Gearbest is confirmed to be original EKEN camera, same as H8 Plus.

 

Banggood
is selling an “EKEN H9” and the picture looks like the latest version with rounded case & rounded batteries. Users reported an original camera was sent. There is a second offer for an EKEN H9 without 720p, which refers to the H9se.
Banggood is confirmed for H8 Plus, H8 Pro, H9 Plus & H9 Pro.

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