Very Affordable GoPro Alternative : XBase SJ4000 WiFi HD Action Camera, Available at Expansys.PH! What's Inside The Box?

Have you always wanted to get yourself a GoPro Hero3+ or Hero4 camera but you're not quite ready yet to spend more than Php 5,000 on such a gadget?

Are you wishing that there's a far more affordable product out there that looks and works like GoPro with lots of accessories allowing for various shooting set-ups?

XBase SJ4000

Well, you're in good luck! And it looks like 2015 could be year when you can finally make your dream of owning a good but pocket-friendly action camera come true.

XBase SJ4000, which now sells at Expansys.PH starting at only Php 3,210 (believe it!), doesn't only look like GoPro Hero3+ but is also packed with features and accessories giving you the most bang for the buck! Check it out -- and I highly recommend that you get it!

XBase SJ4000

XBase SJ4000 Full HD Sports Camera features a 12 MegaPixel still camera with 170 degrees HD wide-angle lens, a 30-meter water-resistant housing, Full HD 1920x1080 recording as well as HDMI output.

XBase SJ4000
SJ4000's popularity has exploded within the past three months - thanks to great sample videos uploaded on Youtube! Beware of replicas or imitations that are priced almost exactly like the original. To be sure that you're getting the genuine article, get your unit only from Expansys.PH.
Click on the full specs table for a larger view

Highlights

Display: 1.5" / LCD panel
Camera: Sensor: 12MP / Lens: 170° HD wide-angle fish-eye lens, nondeformable / Zoom: x4 digital zoom
File Format: Video: MOV / Image: JPG
Image Resolution: 12MP(4032x3024) / 10MP(3648x2736) / 8MP(3264x2448) / 5MP(2592x1944) / 3MP(2048x1536) / 1.3MP(1280x960) / VGA(640x480)
Video Resolution: 1920x1080 / 1080x720 / 848x480 / 640x480
Video Compression Format: H.264
Storage: microSD / Max. capacity: 32 GB
Connection/Ports: USB 2.0 / HDMI
OSD Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish, Swedish
Battery: Capacity: 900mAh / Battery life: 70 minutes (1080P)
Weight: 44 g / 58 g with battery
Dimensions: 29.8 x 59.2 x 41 mm

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Let's do a quick unboxing and take a look at all the accessories that are included in the package.

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Looks tough and handsome at the same time, right?

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It's a bit a tricky to open the waterproof case to remove the camera. I will show you how to do it in a separate. It's not hard or complicated; It's just - again - tricky.

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That's the SJ4000 camera itself. Small but powerful!

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The back of the Waterproof Case with pre-installed Base clip. Notice the white water-proof silicone seal lining the sides of the cover.

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The metals buttons on the Waterproof Case are a bit stiff -- but it's no biggie. Heck, I actually prefer them that way as it gives the whole package that air of toughness that I really like.

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Velcro Bandage and Straps

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Bicycle Stand -- Yes, you can certainly mount this camera on your bike to document your adventure.

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"Base 2"

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Clip

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Switch Support 1

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Ribbon

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Clip for the camera without the Waterproof Case with dual mounting bolts

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Fixed Bases for mounting the camera on a tripod or monopod. Using the base on the left, you can attach SJ4000 to your selfie stick!

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Helmet Bases

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Metal Wire Rope and 3M Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes

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Travel Charger with two rounded prongs; You'd have to get an adapter to use this one in the Philippines. Or you can just use your smartphone's 1A USB charger to power the camera.

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"Switch Support 2"

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"Switch Support 3"

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MicroUSB to USB connector cable for charging your SJ4000 or plugging it to your computer.

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Extra Back Cover for the Case should the Water-proof seal wear out. A generous inclusion, don't you think?

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Finally, we have the User Manual with lots of photos.

That's a TON of accessories, right? And remember: SJ4000 only costs Php 3,210! If that's not a 'steal', I seriously don't know what else to call it.

Just a couple of notes, though:

1. Of course, you'd have to install a microSD card on the camera before you can start using it. That's not included in the package. If you don't have one yet, I'd suggest you purchase the 16GB card that's available at Expansys for Php 595.
2. You can control SJ4000 remotely via WiFi using the mobile app for Android and iOS made specifically for the device. It's called SJCam HD or SJ Versatile Camera. It's free and you can download it from Google Play on your Android handset or the Apple App Store on your iPhone.
3. I paid an additional Php 1,400 for door-to-door shipping via FedEx, bringing the total amount to Php 4,610, which is still low versus the price of competing products sans all these accessories.

Here's a sample underwater clip recorded using XBase SJ4000:

Entire Full HD video was recorded using SJ4000. Check out the underwater clips.

How does SJ4000 compare against its look-alike GoPro Hero3+ in terms of video quality?

SJ4000 vs. GoPro Hero3+ Side-by-Side Full HD Video Capture Comparison

Which accessories for GoPro Hero3 can you use with XBase SJ4000?



Again, TP Friends, I highly recommend XBase SJ4000. If you're a "hero on a budget" and you seriously live extreme but you don't have an action camera yet to document you many travels, adventures, and misadventures on the road, on the beach, on top of waves, in the mountains, across the fields, or while you're jumping off a bridge or a cliff, just get this one and 'share your inspiring life' with your friends. Thumbs up!

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