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
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$138.00
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
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$138.00
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

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
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$138.00
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
SJ5000X Elite
Image
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
Price
$138.00
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

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.

Last update on 2020-11-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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