Lesports Liveman C1 seems to be the lowest priced real 4K camera including a touch screen at the moment. Real 4K cameras are currently available for 110 USD – like Andoer C5 or Thieye T5 – but they lack a touch screen. Action Cameras including this feature are SJCAM SJ7 Star  and YI 4K Action Camera having a price tag of 199 USD.

Lesports Liveman C1 - Front- & Backside

Lesports Liveman C1 – Front- & Backside


Lesports Liveman C1 Specs

Liveman C1 offers a 12 MP Sony IMX 078 sensor.

Lesports Liveman C1 is using the Ambarella A12S75, which can be found other cameras, such as EKEN H8 Pro,  Andoer C5 and Thieye T5.

C1 offers a 140° wide angle lens, f2.7 aperture.

Video and Frame Rate

  • 4K – 3840 x 2160 – 30 / 25 fps
  • 1440p – 1920 x 1440 – 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 fps
  • 1080p – 1920 x 1080 – 100 / 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 fps
  • 720p – 1280 x 720 – 200 / 120 / 100 / 60 / 50 fps
  • 960p – 1280 x 960 – 60 / 50 fps

4K resolution is native (real) and not interpolated. Currently I’m wondering why the max. frame rate in 1080p is just 100 and not 120fps which would be 4 times the standard NTSC frame rate. Btw. you can choose NTSC / PAL in the settings menu labelled “output format”.

Video Format
.mp4 – not sure if h.264 or .h265 codec at the moment

Photo Resolutions
16MP (4608 x 3456) / 12MP (4000 x 3000) / 8MP (3200×2400)
I think the sensor is 12MP therefore 12MP would be full sensor space and 16 MP upscaled. Photo format is .jpg; RAW is not available.

Lesports Liveman C1 features a 1.8″ Touchscreen, compared to YI 4K (2.19″) and GoPro Hero5 (2″) it is a bit smaller.

Battery capacity is 1050 mAh, that’s also a bit less compared to YI 4K (1400 mAh) and GoPro Hero5 (1220 mAh), but more than the 1000 mAh battery of SJ7 Star. Working time for C1 is stated with 1.5 hrs.

Lesports Liveman C1 - Battery

Lesports Liveman C1 – Battery


microSD card support for cards up to 64GB; Class 10 is recommended.

Connectivity & Ports:
Wifi & Bluetooth:
Liveman C1 has Bluetooth and WiFi, and a very nice feature: Live Broadcast with 720p at 30fps.

Lesports Liveman C1 - Live-Broadcasting, view of App

Lesports Liveman C1 – Live-Broadcasting


C1 is equipped with micro HDMI and micro USB.

Dimension & Weight
Size: 52 x 40  26 mm / 2.0 x 1.6 x 1 inch
Weight: 69.5 g / 2.4 oz (with Battery)

Accessories included in the Lesports C1 box are an underwater case, that is 40m waterproof, protect frame, adapters, plug-in support, adhesive mounts (curved) and manual.

Lesports Liveman C1 - Packaging

Lesports Liveman C1 – Accessories


Lesports Liveman C1 - Underwater Case

Lesports Liveman C1 – Underwater Case



Features include electronic image stabilization as well as:
PIV: Manual / 5s / 60s
Time-lapse: 5s / 10s / 20s
FOV selection: Narrow / Small / Wide/ Medium
Quick Shot: 3 / 6 / 8 shot per second
Auto Burst: 1s / 2s / 3s/ 5s/ 10s / 20s


Special Features

C1 automatically save a loop recording file and protects it, in case of a car accident. Currently I’m not sure what it does exactly, I’ll go into detail after I received the camera.

Lesports Liveman C1 G-sensor

Lesports Liveman C1 is equipped with G-sensor


Body, Buttons & Ports

Lesports Liveman C1 - all sides, buttons & ports

Lesports Liveman C1 – all sides, buttons & ports


Lesports Liveman C1 looks quite unique compared to others because of its flat lens design. Therefore it should be better impact-resistant! There’s no lens standing out of the body design as in almost all other action cameras. So if it falls, it’s more difficult to damage the lens.

The red button on the front side of the camera is the power button. Furthermore it is needed for live broadcasting, more on that later. On top you’ll find the shutter and on one side 2 small buttons. One is the wifi-button for switching it on and off. The other one with the lock item shuts off the LCD screen and locks the other settings, as all of them are done via the touch screen.

Behind the door on the other side of C1 you’ll find microHDMI & micro USB port as well as micro SD card slot. Above there are openings for the speaker.  Battery door is on the bottom. Both doors are attached to the camera so you con’t loose them and open very conveniently.


How to connect wifi?

Once you have downloaded the app (available for iOS and Android) you can connect with C1. First connect your phone with the camera’s wifi. The name is “LIVEMAN…..” the password “lesports”.



Lesports Liveman C1 is available at Camfere for 150 USD. Coupon Code: LIVEM14


Demo Video

This is a demo video by camfere, I’ll upload a review once I receive my C1.

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