Description: Hawkeye Firefly 6S may look like a good action cam that can capture and record 4k video. When you see the box, it doesn’t have the 6S brand anywhere in the packaging, which is weird. Things start to make sense when you use it. The features of the action cam don’t work as it was advertised. The 4K video is actually not 4K because it records only 2880 max and the 16MP camera is actually 12MP. Features like Vivid and Extended battery don’t give any specific changes. It’s good to note that quality always comes from price.
No recording or sound indicator while recording
Pictures quality is a bit blurry and lacks some details
Need a firmware update to enjoy the GSS
Flare effects when capturing picture in a bright daylight
4k video isn’t an actual 4K (960 pixel lower compared to real 4K)
Small LCD display
Box said 16MP while in reality it’s just 12MP
Colors might not be as vivid as expected
Able to record 4K FHD video
Capture 12MP still images
In-built GSS (Gyro Sensor Stabilization)
Affordable price ($110-$120)
Supports Wi-Fi & waterproof (30m)
1600mAh battery capacity
Design is a combination of Xiaomi YI, Amkov 5000S, SJ4000
Effective Pixels How much effective pixels the action camera has, it's measured in MPX (megapixel). These pixels are used for capturing the incoming light. These pixels are the ones that take the image/video. New cameras have the ability to decreas the pixel number, which you would use if you want to make a picture smaller. This process doesn't use less pixels, it just resizes the image.
16 Mpx (megapixeles)
Video Resolution This is the pixel number that a display or a camera sensor has (refers to the digital image of the action camera). If the action camera has a higher resolution, that means that it is capable of taking shots that have more pixels. If you have more pixels then they can provide the display with the ability of more visual information. So, simply put, the higher the resolution, the better images/videos your action camera will be able to take. The best resolution an action camera can have is 4K, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160).
Video Frame Rate The frame rate or FPS at which the action camera takes it pictures/videos. Many high quality cameras record at 30 fps. Frame rate or FPS in many occasions is reffered to as frame frequency. This is measured in hertz. Most of the movies are made at 24 fps so, you won't be needing more than 30 fps on your action camera.
Image Stabilization This is a function on a camera that automatically stabilizes the image for you. It is used to focus on small or big objects so that they are not blurry. You want this function in your camera because it is very handy.
Auto-Power On, Loop-cycle Recording, Night Vision
Memory card support Information that lets you know if the action camera is capable of recieving external storage. A memory card is basically an external storage card on which you can store anything you like. There are memory cards up to 512 gb of storage. So, you would like to have a camera that has a memory card slot.
Telemetry Telemetry has the ability to automatically collect data or measurments on places that are not accessible and it transmits them to the receiving equipment so it can monitor them. Basically this is a remote data transfer between your camera and designated device.
HDMI Output HDMI is a cable that outputs image and sound at the same time. This cable is used more and more nowadays for computers, laptops, TV's and more. It's good to have this function on your action camera because it's a very easy and fast way to connect to a display of your choosing.
Wi-Fi Information whether the action camera can connect to a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It is used to provide high-speed data connections between the data from the action camera, mobile, other devices and nearby Wi-Fi access points.
Wide Angle How wide the angle of the lens is. A wude angle lense is used to take small scene pictures or close up pictures.
140 ° (degrees)
Display screen Whether or not the action camera has a display screen. The display screen is used for viewing images or videos you take with the camera or when you want to take a picture/video with it, you can see what the camera sees through this screen.
Screen size Of the full size of the action camera, how much space does the Display area cover (measured in inches)
0 " (inches)
Battery Capacity Information about the capacity of the battery. Measured in Milliamp Hours or mAh. The bigger the mAh the longer your action camera stays up and running. The battery capacity on cameras is around 1000-1500 mAh.
1600 mAh (fa fa-battery-full)
Waterproof This means that the action camera is water resistant. In case you drop it in water (if it's waterproof) it will not sustain any damage.
Black, Gold, Silver
Length How big the camera is from one end to the other.
Width How big the camera is from one side to the other.
Height How big the camera is from bottom to top, or head to foot. Basically how tall the camera is.
Weight How much the camera weighs. Measured in grams (g)
75 g (grams)
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