- Nov 6, 2015
- Reaction score
- United States
- Dash Cam
- SJ4000, SJ5000x Elite
The professional features like a flat color profile i am not so sure, okay it sound like a easy thing to implement in the firmware, but having seen what i have i am not so sure.
I disagree. The general user buys a $50 action camera. M20 and SJ6 would be fine for the general user, as would the majority of $50 - $70 action cameras. SJCam was very clear about what they were trying to do. The trick is this, offer the things that make people sit up and take notice. The reason people buy GoPros is because they can get great quality footage and use it for professional use. The SJ7 Star is clearly going for that market. I personally love the camera, but have to choose between the SJ6/ SJ5000x for 24p but interpolated 4K or real 4K with no 24p. Not even sure why they would have all the pro features and 24p be an afterthought. And why would companies have to throw stuff at the wall at this point as they know the features people want.I think the focus are on the general users, and they are just shooting from the hip and throwing everything on the web, and its most likely the same that cant even figure out to work their phone camera properly.
EXACTLY! If you're going for the basic market, make a basic camera. BUT if you're going for a high end market, then knock it out the park. Clearly the SJ7 Star was to be SJCam's Hero 5 Black, undercutting GoPro by more than $200. The 24p at 4K and lack of flat color profile keep it from being that. And this is at a time when a $100 camera has f-log. The SJ7 Star has everything else. In fact they could just add "low contrast" in the color settings considering they already have WDR mode. So turning on low contrast and WDR would have the same effect as a log mode. Any other flaws can be tweaked as needed. Also, I figured out that the 24p a 2880 x 2160 is not 4K. It's interpolated. Why is there interpolated 4K 24p in a native 4K camera. What's happening?Most users don't care about most of the features. As long as they can shoot their bit of Now! video, life is good. Fretting about ISO, EV, white balance, and even firmware changes isn't important in their world. There's a markets for dash cams, so that's supported. Some people want a surveillance camera, so that's supported. Stills? It's in there. And on and on. And soon, there's the 500 lb. Swiss Army knife.