Careful there is a SJ5000X Limited Edition and a SJ5000X Elite Edition!

The camera offers a 4 MP OmniVision sensor, same as in the SJ4000+.
It will be 1000 pc. limited edition as then a SJ5000X Elite will be released, offering a 12 MP Sony Sensor

Some retailers still offer the “Limited Edition” so I leave this post, even if the cam might not be sold anymore.

SJ5000

SJ5000X – 2K resolution, 2″ screen, gyro image stabilization

 

SJ5000X Limited Edition Specs:

Image Sensor:
The SJ5000 comes with a 4MP sensor from Omnivision (OV4689)
Same one is used in the SJ4000+.

Chipset:
Novatek 96660 chip is used also the same as in the SJ4000+.
The SJ5000+ uses an Ambarella A7LS chip, same one is used in the Xiaomi Yi.

Lens:
Like the other SJCAM lenses this one also has a 170° angle and f2.8.

Video Resolution & Frame Rate:

  • 2K – max. 30fps
  • 1080p – max. 60fps
  • 720p – max. 120fps

That’s the same resolutions and frame rates the SJ4000+ offers.
Note: the SJ5000+ doesn’t offer the 2K option!

Recording Format:
The videos are recorded in .mp4 files with .h264 codec.

Photo Resolution & Format:
max. 12MP (4032 x 3024 px); .jpg

Display:
The SJ5000X offers a 2″ screen, same size as the SJ5000 whereas the SJ4000+ & SJ5000+ offer a 1,5″ screen.

Battery:
The SJ5000X uses the same battery as all other models by SJCAM with a capacity of 900 mAh, which is quite low compared to the Xiaomi Yi (1040 mAh) and the GoPro Hero 4 (1160 mAh), considering the power consumption for the display, which now got larger.
Maybe the Git batteries can be used which have the same size but 950mAh capacity.

Storage:
Unfortunately all SJCAM cameras support just 32GB microSD cards, compared to 64GB on many competitors.

Connectivity & Ports:
The camera offers wifi for wireless remote via iOS or Android App, a USB 2.0 port for charging and A/V output and a HDMI port for HD video output.

Dimension & Weight:
59 x 41 x 30 mm; 74g
So it is the same size as the other SJCAM models.

Accessories included:
As for all SJCAM models this one also comes with a huge accessory pack, including: several base plates, bike mount, underwater case, clips, helmet mount and many more; basically all you need for an action camera.

Special Features:
Gyro Image Stabilization – I’m very curious how good this stabilization will work. The one on the Firefly 6S seems to work pretty well.

Price Comparison:

  • Banggood: 129.99 USD
    • Coupon code: 1f4a24
  • Gearbest: n/a
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: n/a
  • SJCAM: n/a
check link for current price – for updated prices see my camera comparison page

 

Features & Functions

The features are about the same as for most SJCAMS: Burst Mode, Time-lapse (in photo and video mode), Self-timer,…
A/V out via USB is available if needed for FPV.
The camera will also offer the well known huge variety of settings such as ISO, exposure, White-balance,…
What’s new is the gyro image stabilization which sounds promising and I’ll update this article as soon as there are demo videos available.
There is also a 4x digital zoom mentioned. I’m curios how this feature will work out, maybe the image will just be cropped and upscaled.

 

Conclusion

Updated: The SJ5000X Limited edition seems to be a makeover of the SJ4000+; now this time with gyro image stabilization.
BUT only 1000 pc. will be sold, then the camera will receive a better sensor – a 12MP Sony sensor
and the camera will be labelled: SJ5000X ELITE

 

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