Unboxing HawkEye Firefly 8S Distortionless 90° 4K Super-View Action Camera

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HawkEye Firefly 8S

Meet HawkEye Firefly 8S Distortionless 90° 4K Super-View Action Camera
We are here today with a new camera recently released by Hawkeye, I’m talking about the Firefly 8S model. We have already reviewed another two Hawkeye cameras in the past, the Firefly Q6 & Firefly 7S models, with great quality / price ratio both. The Firefly 8S is available in two field-of-view versions, 90° and 170°. We got Firefly 8S Distortionless 90° 4K Super-View Action Camera version.

The entire camera surface is rubberized which ensures a perfect grip in every situation. Main buttons are big and easy to feel under the fingers, also with gloves on.The SD card slot position helps with heat dissipation generated during the recording. The screen is perfectly visible in any condition, also under the full sun glare. This is further aided by the setting “LCD Brightness” that allows you to set the brightness of the screen.

Aerial photography with Firefly 8S 4K camera is now just a piece of cake. It adopts the top video processing chip, CMOS technology to achieve the HD resolution as micro single camera. Record every wonderful moment in your life. Enjoy your crazy and lifeful youth, just go and do it.

HawkEye Firefly 8S Highlights
1. Ambarella A12S75 DSP. With the most powerful processor Ambarella A12S75, FIREFLY 8S presents high quality videos (4K/30fps, 1080P/120fps, 1080P/60fps Super-view, 720P/120fps).
2. SONY IMX117 Top-level Image Sensor. IMX117 is a top-level image sensor of SONY, producing very good Wide Dynamic Range imaging effect.Compared with the last generation (IMX078), its process speed is 75% faster and its power consumption 20% lower.
3. Low illumination performance. Even in low light environment, FIREFLY 8S still presents good video quality and vivid color.
4. Six-axe Gyro video stabilization. Usually, common video stabilization function will reduce the view angle. However, after six-axe gyro adopted, Firefly 8S can produce very stable video image without losing any view angle.
5. Eight Quickset modes for capturing. Let’s enjoy the unique design of eight quickset modes and start for fun.
6. Bluetooth 3.0. A small Bluetooth remote controller (not included in the standard package) is designed for you to wear on your wrist or tie to the selfie stick, now you can capture photos/videos more easily.
7. External microphone. With a high quality external microphone (not included in the standard package), you can record a higher quality voice.
8. 2.4G WiFi. Connect it to your mobile phone via WiFi, you could easily share your photos.
9. Brand new APP. You can modify most of the setting and update your camera through the APP.
10. 2 inch high brightness LCD. Brightness adjustable LCD screen adopted to make it bright enough under sunshine and not too bright at night.
11. 1200mah detachable battery. FIREFLY 8S goes with a new type 3.85V battery and the battery life is up to 1.3 hours.
12. 170 degrees wide angel lens and 90 degrees linear lens. 170 degrees for actions and 90 degrees for family filming
13. Waterproof case and accessories. We test every waterproof case and provide multiple accessories for you to have more fun.
14. RC Remote control. You could remote control to capture videos / photos through RC receivers by using the Hawkeye remote control cable.
15. Selfie Mirror. The unique design of selfie mirror will help you selfie more accurate.
16. 1/4 inch Screw and lanyard hole. These thoughtful design will help you carry the camera every. We always think small and think different.

HawkEye Firefly 8S Features
90 degree FOV no distortion
Equipped with Ambarella A12S75 chip, presents high quality videos ( 4K / 30fps, 1080P / 120fps, 1080P / 60fps Super-view, 720P / 120fps )
Top-level IMX117 image sensor, producing very good wide dynamic range imaging effect
Low illumination performance, present good video quality and vivid color even in low light environment
Support Bluetooth remote controller (not included). This one works perfectly.
Support external microphone (not included)
You can download the APP “firefly” in Google Play or Apple Store
Two different versions with different lenses available: a 170 degree FOV model and a non-distortion version with 90 degree lens
– You have to download Android application “Firefly” version 1.0.3 from here to get more functions (WiFi password: 12345678)

HawkEye Firefly 8S Specifications
Brand: Hawkeye
Model: Firefly 8S
Type: Sports Camera
Type of Camera: 4K
Chipset Name: Ambarella
Chipset: Ambarella A12S75
Function: Remote Control, Waterproof, WiFi Connection
Application: Aerial Photography, Extreme Sports, Ski, Underwater
Storage: Max External Card Supported: TF 128G (not included)
Screen size: 2.0 inch
Screen type: LCD
Screen resolution: 640 * 480
Battery: model S009R 3.85V / 4.62 Wh
Battery Type: Rechargeable
Battery Capacity (mAh): 1200mAh
Charge way: USB charge by PC or phone charger
Working Time: 1.33h
Standby time: 5h
Charging Time: 2.5h
FOV: 90 degree no distortion
Lens Diameter: 12mm
Video format: MP4
Video Resolution: 1080P (120fps), 1080P(60fps), 2.5K (60fps), 2.7K (30fps), 4K (3840 * 2160), 720P (240fps)
Video Frame Rate: 120fps, 240fps, 30FPS, 60FPS
Image Format : JPG
WIFI: Yes
WiFi Distance : 10m
Waterproof: Yes
Water Resistant: 20m (with waterproof case)
Night vision : No
Camera Timer: Yes
Auto Focusing: No
Anti-shake: Yes
Aerial Photography: Yes
Product code: RM8174B / 8607551088154
Firmware version: FireFly8S-V1.0.42. More firmwares here.

Menu Overview
– Settings
– Videos – Video Mode
– Time-Lapse
– Playback
– Car mode
– Slow-motion

More settings:
– Video Resolution
– Video Quality – Super Fine/Fine/Normal
– Auto Low Light – On/Off
– Gyro Sensor –  On/Off
– Motion Detect – Off/Low/Medium/High
– Dual Files – Off-On
– Video Stamp – Off/Date/Time/Date&Time
– Timelapse Video – 1s/2s/5s/10s/30s/60s
– Loop Recording – Off/1min/2min/3min/5min
– Microphone Volume –  Off/50%/60%/70%/80%/90%/100%
– Sharpness – Strong/Normal/Soft
– AWB – Auto/Incandescent/D4000/D5000/Dayight/Water/Outdoor
– EV (Exposure Value) – 0/+-0.3/+-0.7/+-1.0/+-1.3/+-1.7/+-2.0
– ISO – Auto/100/200/400/800/1600
– Metering –  Centre/Multi/Spot

The general settings part is reachable using the playback button in the menu:
– Quick Capture – On/Off
– Delay Off – Off/5s/10s/20s/30s/60s
– TV Mode – On/Off
– Light Frequency – 50Hz/60Hz
– OSD – On/Off
– LCD Brightness – Low/Medium/High
– Auto Shutdown – Off/2min/3min/5min/10min
– Screen Off – Off/30s/1min/3min/5min
– Status LED – Off/ Mode LED/ Status LED / All LED
– Beep – Off/On
– Time Setup
– Date Format
– Language – English/Chinese/Russian
– Bluetooth Pair
– Wifi
– Wifi SSID
– WIFI Password
– Format
– Default Settings
– Current Firmware Version: FireFly8S-V1.0.42

Package Content
1 * HawkEye Firefly 8S Distortionless 90° 4K Super-View Action Camera
1 * Waterproof Case
1 * J-shaped Mount
1 * Long Connector + Screw
1 * Short Connector + Screw
1 * Bike Handlebar Seatpost Pole Mount
2 * 360 Degree Rotation Adapter
2 * Mount
2 * Adhesive
1 * Metal Cable Tie
4 * Plastic Cable Tie
1 * Clean Cloth
1 * Clip
1 * Clip Case
1 * English User Manual version 2.2

Verdict
The Firefly 8S is an amazing camera. For the price, I can’t ask for anything better. I think it is one of the best cameras for anyone wishing to try one of affordable action cameras out there in the present market. It features great quality in every aspect and we can mention here: long battery life, excellent audio quality, very good video quality, great photo quality, big quantity of accessories, nice build quality with good screen, visible in every condition.

Unboxing Photo Album with Hi-Rez images here. Official webpage here. Photos took with Hawkeye Firefly 8s camere. Download HawkEye Firefly 8S new firmware (currently v48) from here. Here you can read more about HawKeye Firefly Action Cameras.

 

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