SOOCOO S300 CMOS Sony IMX377 with Hisilicon Hi3559V100 (4k/30FPS)

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What we know till now
SOOCOO S300 the first action camera with Hisilicon Hi3559V100 chipset and popular the IMX377 sensor found in Yi 4K Plus

Price for now known is US $172.00 but this might change as a final product

EDIT: Monday 16 October 2017 confirmed and added more info
SOOCOO S300 Action Camera
Specs:
- Sensor: SONY IMX377 (1/2.3'' 12 MP)
- Recording in H.265 and H.264
- Maximum Aperture: F2.4
- Lens: Wide angle 170° 8G Glass Lens
- Screen Size 2.35"
- Touch Screen: Yes
- Processor: Hisilicon Hi3559V100 (4k/30FPS) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8b7Wcj1ZceSMFo4SkFCWHJEams/view
- WIFI Support: Yes 2.4GHz
- Bluetooth Support: Yes [Broadcom BCM43340 2.4GHz and 5GHz working distance 30m with 30Mbps download]
- Voice Control: Yes in English [Six kinds of camera commands Video start, Stop video, Take photo, WiFi on, WiFi off, Shutdown]
- Image Stabilization: Gyro Stabilization 2.7K confirmed or 1440p with 60fps
- Image Rotation: Yes
- CAR DVR mode: Not sure yet [they are working on the firmware need more time for testing]
- External Mic support: Yes
- External GPS Module: Yes
- External data Interface: 10 pin Mini USB port
- Memory Card Support: 64GB [testing for 128]
- Remote Control Support: Yes
- Prompt as a webcam: [They are updating the software] probably Yes
- Motion Detection: Yes
- Diving Mod: Yes
- Time Lapse Video: Yes 1sec, 2sec, 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 60sec
- Long Exposure support: Yes Auto, 1sec, 2sec, 5sec, 10sec, 30sec
- Slow motion support: Yes [1080p 120fps, 720p 240fps]
- Battery Capacity 1250mAh
- Waterproof case: Yes

The SOOCOO S300 will be in production next month, the official release of the camera it is set for 11.11.2017 you can make a preorder. If something new come related with the camera the specs will be changed or added.

It is now listed in one of the Official stores Link
 
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Dear Tony i can't find video bitrates detail for the s300 camera.

I know chipset & sensor powerfull 4k30,1080p recording supports 100mbps(Hi3559V100 chipset datasheet),

But i dont any spec,info camera record quality options.

My Sony :
3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p: Approx. 100 Mbps & 60 Mbps,
1920 x 1080 120p/100p: 100 Mbps/60 Mbps,

YI 4K:
4K P30 100Mbps
2.7K(16:9) P30 60Mbps


I bought s300 11:11 fest for testing.
 
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Hello all,

I just bough also S300 on 11.11, i have big hopes that will be over Yi II, specs-vise look promising, i do trust Soocoo, that will continue the success of S100 pro....
Looking forward for any new info
 

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Greetings,
i will join to this discussion as i just bought a S300 and i'm looking forward to recieve it and after i will make a unboxing & review video.
 

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I was thinking the get this one too, but from China is long way...I might be getting it in a month time or over ....the tax on top of the price...
It looks good action camera.
 

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Happy new year!
So, i got the camera and i made a few tests and seems to be ok but there are a few things that i don't like:
1. The battery drains to 0 in about a week and a half without using the camera, wich i think is weird. My old SJ4000 keeps the battery charged for a long long time if not used.
2. When filming on 4k, if i make ample moves (ex. from left to right ) the image doesn't remain clear.
3. Althought Soocoo says it has voice control, i haven't been able to use it.

Be carefull what you buy...as on Aliexpress i saw another version of Socoo S300 wit different hardware (NTK chipset and IMX117). Is there any way i can see what hardware my camera has without tearing it apart?

That's all for now. I will write if i see something new.
 

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i saw another version of Socoo S300 wit different hardware (NTK chipset and IMX117).
As a rule Novatek cams can be easily identified by checking the EXIF data of stills.
 

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Happy new year!
So, i got the camera and i made a few tests and seems to be ok but there are a few things that i don't like:
1. The battery drains to 0 in about a week and a half without using the camera, wich i think is weird. My old SJ4000 keeps the battery charged for a long long time if not used.
2. When filming on 4k, if i make a mple moves (ex. from left to right ) the image doesn't remain clear.
3. Althought Soocoo says it has voice control, i haven't been able to use it.

Be carefull what you buy...as on Aliexpress i saw another version of Socoo S300 wit different hardware (NTK chipset and IMX117). Is there any way i can see what hardware my camera has without tearing it apart?

That's all for now. I will write if i see something new.
Thanks for sharing. My initial thoughts after about 3 weeks of use.

1. True for me as well - the battery (oem) drains empty in 3 days being off. I had to attach a power bank in almost all my recording so far. I don't think the battery will last as nearly as they claim it to be (70 minutes). I will have to buy extra batteries later.
2. True for me as well - especially, if I have EIS on in 4k. Not sure if there is any pixel crop to compensate the image shakiness.
3. Don't think this model comes with voice control (S200 does tho)

Other issues I've found in my SooCoo S300:
- Big audio delay in recordings when I turns on LDC in 4k and 2.7k. Thought, I like this LDC feature and want to leave it on all the times.
- SooCooZone mobile app does not work on my Android 7.1.1 phone
- More jello effect with EIS comparing to other similar quality action cams. Although, it appears videos are less shaky.
 

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Well, in the first post, voice control is mentioned and i looked on different sites. On gearbest, for example, they say it has, on aliexpress it doesn't. Overall the camera is good but the only thing that's bothering me is the battery wich is draining to empty without usage. This is a major minus and i must find a substitute (maybe the battery from Xiaomi yi 4k+ will fit).
 

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As of this time, there's generally not a lot of information about this camera other than at SooCoo's official site and resellers' sites. This particular model is fairly new and also brand is not super popular in the sport camera world. So far, this camera offers the best value for specs as advertised. I mean if they really use IMX377 sensor and Hi3559v100 inside, that is some good stuff. IQ is pretty good in adequate lighting. I hope to see some comprehensive reviews on YouTube soon. Here are couple links to answer your questions in SooCoo's FAQs:
http://www.soocooplus.com/faq?p=21#faq
http://www.soocooplus.com/faq?p=10#faq

First link is for voice control and battery life concern. Their answer to one question (Russian) about voice control is “Sorry, there is no voice control for controlling the S300”. I couldn't also find any voice control feature offered from the list of specs in Hi3559v100 SoC. Secondly, I looked and found no other compatible battery for this model but only specific ones offered at SooCoo's official site.
 

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