Eken H9R 4K Action Cmaera Review

Action camera market is booming. More and more people are becoming interested in tiny, customizable and featherweight recording devices that  can fit your pocket and on top of that provide hell of a fun for semi-professionals and complete newbies. There’s another brand which calls Eken H9r, is it a cost-effective action camera?

What’s in the box?

For such an affordable camera, it may surprise you to find out that the H9R comes with plenty of useful accessories in the box. There’s a waterproof case, 2.4G remote controller, Handle bar/ pole mounts,  tripod, USB cable, charger, charging dock, Helmet Mounts, 2 1050mAh batteries and a couple of other mounts.

It is highly unusual for an action camera to come with two batteries, so it is really impressive that Eken has done this at such a low price point. Batteries are usually not expensive to buy separately, but it is a nice touch anyway.

Video Quality

Because the H9R does not support 4K natively, and also because for most of us 4K is overkill, the H9R has been tested in 1080p 60FPS mode. I find that this mode provides the right balance between quality, smoothness and storage space. It works great if you want to shoot faster-paced scenes, like driving at high speed or sports.

Here is the video sample:

Image Quality

Specification

General Brand: Eken
Model: H9R
Type: Sports Camera
Chipset Name: Sunplus
Chipset: Sunplus 6350
Storage Max External Card Supported: TF 32G (not included)
Class Rating Requirements: Class 10 or Above
Display Screen size: 2.0inch
Screen type: LCD
Power Battery Type: Removable
Capacity: 1050mAh
Charge way: USB charge by PC
Working Time: 1.5 hour at 1080P 30fps, 50min at 4K 10fps / 1080P 60fps
Primary Info. Wide Angle: 170 degree wide angle
Video/Image/Audio Decode Format: H.264
Video format: MOV
Video Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080),2.7K (3264 x 2448),4K (3840 x 2160)
Video System: PAL
Video Output : HDMI
Image Format : JPG
Audio System : Built-in microphone/speacker (AAC)
Exposure Compensation: +0.3,+0.7,+1,+1.3,+1.7,+2,-0.3,-0.7,-1,-1.3,-1.7,-2,0
Functions WIFI: Yes
WiFi Function: Image Transmission,Sync and Sharing Albums
WiFi Distance : 30m
Waterproof: Yes
Water Resistant: 30m
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
HDMI Output: Yes
USB Function: USB-Disk
Time Stamp: Yes
Interface Type: Micro HDMI,Micro USB,TF Card Slot
Language: Czech,Deutsch,Dutch,English,French,Italian,Japanese,Korean,Polski,Portuguese,Russian,Spanish,Traditional Chinese,Turkish
Other Frequency: 50Hz,60Hz,Auto
Dimension/Weight Product weight: 0.065 kg
Package weight: 0.611 kg
Product size: 5.90 x 4.10 x 2.40 cm / 2.32 x 1.61 x 0.94 inches
Package size: 28.50 x 18.00 x 8.00 cm / 11.22 x 7.09 x 3.15 inches
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