SJCAM has made a name for itself as more than just a GoPro knock off with a big selection of high end sports and action cameras that sell for reasonable prices. If you’ve come across an SJCAM before and are in the market for an action camera, you’re probably wondering: How do the SJCAMS stack up against the GoPros?

To help you answer that, we’ve put together helpful charts comparing the top SJCAM’s SJ4000 Wifi, SJ5000x Elite, M20, SJ6, and SJ7 against GoPro’s Hero6, Fusion, Hero5, Hero5 Session, and Hero Session. This post is jampacked full of technical information so we will dive right in! If you have any questions, drop a comment down below. To see our full list of action cameras reviewed, check out our Top 25 Best Selling GoPro Alternatives.

SJCAM Cameras fall into 4 main series:

  • SJ Series: (SJ4000 Basic, SJ4000 WiFi, SJ5000 Basic, SJ5000 WiFi, SJ5000x Elite)
  • M Series: (M10 Basic, M10 WiFi, M10+ Plus, M20 Miniature)
  • SJ Series: (SJ6, SJ7)
  • 360 Series: (SJ360)

In this chart we’re comparing the top of the line models from each series, except for the 360 model which we will touch on in a different post specifically about 360 cameras which are different from action cameras.

SJCAM SJ4000 Wifi vs SJ5000x Elite vs M20 vs SJ6 vs SJ7

Model
SJ4000 WiFi
SJ5000X Elite
M20
SJ6
SJ7
Image
SJCAM Original SJ4000 WiFi Version Full HD 1080P 12MP Diving Bicycle Action Camera 30m Waterproof Car DVR Sports DV with Waterproof Case (RED)
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Original SJCAM M20 16MP Sony IMX206 Sensor Mini Action Helmet 2.5K 2160P Wifi Waterproof Action Camera Sport DV Riding Recorder
SJCAM Legend SJ6 Action Camera with 2" Dual LCD Touch Screen, 1080p Resolution, Black
SJCAM SJ7 STAR 4K 12MP 2" Touch Screen Metal Body Gyro Waterproof Sports Action Camera Black
Price
$60.99
$149.00
$115.99
$135.00
$157.99
Rating
-
Video Resolution
1080P
4k/24fps
2K
1080P
4K
Photo Resolution
12MP
12MP
16MP
16MP
12MP
Sensor / Lens
CMOS / 170 degree
Sony IMX078 / 170 degree
Sony IMX206
Panasonic MN34120PA / 170 degrees
Sony / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
32GB
128GB
128GB
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
900mAh
900mAh
1000mAh
1000mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
2" LCD
2 inch TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, Wifi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ4000 WiFi
Image
SJCAM Original SJ4000 WiFi Version Full HD 1080P 12MP Diving Bicycle Action Camera 30m Waterproof Car DVR Sports DV with Waterproof Case (RED)
Price
$60.99
Rating
Video Resolution
1080P
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
CMOS / 170 degree
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$149.00
Rating
Video Resolution
4k/24fps
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony IMX078 / 170 degree
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
M20
Image
Original SJCAM M20 16MP Sony IMX206 Sensor Mini Action Helmet 2.5K 2160P Wifi Waterproof Action Camera Sport DV Riding Recorder
Price
$115.99
Rating
Video Resolution
2K
Photo Resolution
16MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony IMX206
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ6
Image
SJCAM Legend SJ6 Action Camera with 2" Dual LCD Touch Screen, 1080p Resolution, Black
Price
$135.00
Rating
-
Video Resolution
1080P
Photo Resolution
16MP
Sensor / Lens
Panasonic MN34120PA / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
1000mAh
Display
2" LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, Wifi
Model
SJ7
Image
SJCAM SJ7 STAR 4K 12MP 2" Touch Screen Metal Body Gyro Waterproof Sports Action Camera Black
Price
$157.99
Rating
Video Resolution
4K
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
1000mAh
Display
2 inch TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi

GoPro HERO6 vs HERO5 vs HERO5 Session vs HERO Session vs Fusion

And now to compare that for you to the GoPro cameras, here’s our comparison chart of their models.

Model
SJ4000 WiFi
SJ5000X Elite
M20
SJ6
SJ7
Image
SJCAM Original SJ4000 WiFi Version Full HD 1080P 12MP Diving Bicycle Action Camera 30m Waterproof Car DVR Sports DV with Waterproof Case (RED)
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Original SJCAM M20 16MP Sony IMX206 Sensor Mini Action Helmet 2.5K 2160P Wifi Waterproof Action Camera Sport DV Riding Recorder
SJCAM Legend SJ6 Action Camera with 2" Dual LCD Touch Screen, 1080p Resolution, Black
SJCAM SJ7 STAR 4K 12MP 2" Touch Screen Metal Body Gyro Waterproof Sports Action Camera Black
Price
$60.99
$149.00
$115.99
$135.00
$157.99
Rating
-
Video Resolution
1080P
4k/24fps
2K
1080P
4K
Photo Resolution
12MP
12MP
16MP
16MP
12MP
Sensor / Lens
CMOS / 170 degree
Sony IMX078 / 170 degree
Sony IMX206
Panasonic MN34120PA / 170 degrees
Sony / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
32GB
128GB
128GB
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
900mAh
900mAh
1000mAh
1000mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
2" LCD
2 inch TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
USB, HDMI, Wifi
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ4000 WiFi
Image
SJCAM Original SJ4000 WiFi Version Full HD 1080P 12MP Diving Bicycle Action Camera 30m Waterproof Car DVR Sports DV with Waterproof Case (RED)
Price
$60.99
Rating
Video Resolution
1080P
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
CMOS / 170 degree
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$149.00
Rating
Video Resolution
4k/24fps
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony IMX078 / 170 degree
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
32GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
M20
Image
Original SJCAM M20 16MP Sony IMX206 Sensor Mini Action Helmet 2.5K 2160P Wifi Waterproof Action Camera Sport DV Riding Recorder
Price
$115.99
Rating
Video Resolution
2K
Photo Resolution
16MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony IMX206
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
900mAh
Display
1.5 inch LTPS TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi
Model
SJ6
Image
SJCAM Legend SJ6 Action Camera with 2" Dual LCD Touch Screen, 1080p Resolution, Black
Price
$135.00
Rating
-
Video Resolution
1080P
Photo Resolution
16MP
Sensor / Lens
Panasonic MN34120PA / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
1000mAh
Display
2" LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, Wifi
Model
SJ7
Image
SJCAM SJ7 STAR 4K 12MP 2" Touch Screen Metal Body Gyro Waterproof Sports Action Camera Black
Price
$157.99
Rating
Video Resolution
4K
Photo Resolution
12MP
Sensor / Lens
Sony / 170 degrees
Waterproof (up to)
100 ft w/ case
Storage (up to)
128GB
Battery (Lithium Ion)
1000mAh
Display
2 inch TFT LCD
Outputs
USB, HDMI, WiFi

For a more in-depth look at the GoPro cameras read our GoPro Cameras Comparison & Buyer Guide.

And there you have it! If you’re in the market for an action camera but don’t have the budget for an SJCAM or a GoPro, check out our Top 5 Best (And Cheaper) GoPro & SJCAM Alternatives.

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