SOOCOO C30 Action Camera Review
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SOOCOO’s SOOCOO C30 is the most and advances and robust Action Camera up to date. The new Upgraded model is equipped with 12.4 mp IMX078 Sony Sensor. Features Adjustable Viewing angles (70-170 Degrees), [email protected] [email protected] with Gyro Stabilization. The C30 action camera edition supports taking 4K 2880*2160 (interpolated) Hi-res video recordings to capture memorable moments. Whether using the C30 as a FPV for Aerial Photography, capturing priceless family and friend or as a Dashcam. The Company added a new Gyro Stabilization sensor chip to minimize shaky videos during recording sessions.
The C30 has a built-in Red light compensation function for diving activities and comes with a waterproof Case, which support diving max depths up to to 30 meters. The protective case is also suitable for biking, hiking or water sports activities, or when dust proof protection is needed, the case adds great value to the Camera.
SOOCOO App allows user to control C30 with an iPhone, Android phone or Tablet PC. Remotely control functions and settings; User can also capture photos, record video, or transfer files from the camera local storage.
The C30 Sports Camera Review will be focusing on the followings:
- Product Introduction.
- Company Introduction.
- Product Features.
- Design & Quality.
- Operation & Performance.
- C30 Camera Hands On Review Video.
- Final Words.
SOOCOO C30 Action Camera Main Features:
- Dive Mode: Built-in Red light compensation.
- Built-in gyroscopes: electronic image stabilization technology.
- Angle degrees can be selected(170/140/110/70 Adjustable).
- Image Resolution: 20M/18M/16M/12M/8M/5M/2M Image pixel.
- Video Resolution:
- 4K(2880X2160)@24fps, 2K (2560X1440)@30fps.
- 1080P (1920*1080)@60fps.
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SOOCOO C30 Action Camera Specs:
- DSP: NTK96660
- Anti-Shake: YES (Gyroscope Stabilization).
- Image Sensor: Sony IMX 078(12M).
- LCD Display: 2.0 inch HD Screen.
- White Balance: Auto.
- Extended Memory: 64GB
- Image File Format: JPEG
- Video File Format: MP4
- Exposure: Automatic
- ISO: Automatic/100/200/400
- Interfaces Types: USB/HDMI/AVI
- Battery Type/Battery capacity: 1050mAh li-ion, 3.7V
- Loop-record: 3 minutes/5 minute/10 minute/off
- Longest recording time: MAX 90 Min
- DDR: 1GB DDR3
- NAND Flash: Build-in
- Build-in Speaker
- Build-in MIC
- Waterproof Depth: Waterproof 30m
- Waterproof case Included
- Motion Detection: YES
- Camera View Angle: 170 Deg
- Storage Compression Mode: H.264
- G-SENSOR: NO
- Intelligent detection shutdown: YES
- Photograph resolution: MAX 20M
- Multi Language Support: YES
Package ( Main Package)
The C30 Sport Camera came in one main carton made package containing three separated packages. One is just for the camera assembled inside the waterproof casing, and the two others containing all the mounting accessories, user manual etc..
Unboxing the C30 Camera
Package #1 | Accessories
Package #2 | Accessories
Package #3 | The Camera + Waterproof Case
SOOCOO C30 Package Content:
- x1 SOOCOO C30 WiFi Action Camera
- x1 Bicycle mount
- x1 Base
- x3 Adapter mount
- x1 Fixed base
- x1 Adpter head
- x2 3M sticker
- 1x USB cable
- 1x Steel wire
- 2x Fixing strap
- 1x Cleaning cloth
- 1x Waterproof case
- 1x Rear cover
Design & Quality
The company did a good job in designing a modern looking shell for the product. All the mounting accessories including camera in package where in good quality and condition. The Battery inside the housing also slide easily inside the housing and not tight.
- Microphone holes.
- Micro USB
- Micro SD card slot
- HDMI Output
- UP / WiFi
- Speaker Holes
- Operation indicator
- Charging indicator
- 2.0 inch screen
- Battery cover
C30 CAMERA | Full View
Battery Housing with 3.7 1050mAh Li-on Battery
CAMERA Waterproof Case
Operation & Performance
The main highlights of the C30 are the 12.4 MP Sony IMX 078 (12Mp) sensor that produce good quality picture even in low light condition and the new voice prompt notification feature, that basically notify the user when the recording task starts / ends, or when the battery needs charging.
The C30 camera comes with a detachable 3.7v – 1050mAh Li-ion battery. Depending on the type of usage, if the camera is operated continuously without using the WiFi Mode then the user can expect the battery to last about an hour max of usage until its drained, and needs charging.
Still Photography / Web Camera Modes
Although the C30 camera can be used for taking still photos and also can be used as a PC web camera, because the viewing field range of the camera is limited to a maximum 170 degrees (fisheye lens) its not really practical using them for that type of applications, especially when in proximity to object, what makes them look “fat”. In this case, it’s most suitable for sport activities when taking long distance photos.
C30 Photo Samples: Indoors | Outdoors
The C30 Camera supports a variety of resolutions, including 4K UHD 24 fps (interpolated by software) recording. From my tests, best results were achieved when recording in 720P 120 fps and 1080P – 60pfs. Quality of video in 720P – 120fps resolution was also very good, and highly recommended using it for sports activities, when higher frame rates are needed for recording objects in fast movement, for example when driving, riding a bicycle, parachuting and others.
Tested with the ZOPO SPEED 7 Phone in WiFi connectivity mode running SOOCOO ZSANYCAM android mobile application. Personal impression was good, The application was easy to operate and also, to switch between main camera modes, which are the video recording and the stills photography mode. Both can be selected by moving the slider located on the right bottom of the App screen.
Addition features that can find in the ZSANYCAM Application are the ability to view the camera live in full screen (landscape view), set preferred resolutions for video recording and stills photos, Downloading stored files from camera, streaming video or viewing the photos directly from a mobile phone.
ZSANYCAM Android Application
- ZSANYCAM Supported resolutions:
- FHD P60 – 1080P 60fps
- FHD P30 – 1080P – 30fps
- HD 120P – 720P – 120fps
- HD P60 – 720P – 60fps
- HD P30 – 720P 30fps
- WVGA P30
- VGA P240
- VGA P30
- QVGA P30
- Other Resolutions ( Currently not supported by App):
- UHD P24 – 4K(2880X2160)@24fps
- QHD P30 – 2K (2560X1440)@30fps.
SOOCOO C30 Sports Action Camera Hands-on Review
The C30 is a very good camera. Anytek did a good job in designing high quality product, with good design and stable software. That said, product information including prices can be found in company AliExpress official store: Here
- Build Quality.
- Video Quality.
- High Value for money.
- 2k x 4k resolutions are not supported through mobile app.