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  • Ambarella A12 based cams.

    My forecast dated June 2016 is getting real. Ambarella A12 SoC based cams capable of shooting 4K footage will be available shortly in the $100-130 price range.

    Following A12 cams are announced at the moment:


    Sony IMX317 sensor:
    Sony IMX078 sensor:
    • AEE Lyfe Titan (S90A) link
    • LeSports Liveman C1
    • Midland Black 4K
    • Mokacam Alpha s link
    • Eken H8 Pro link
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    • Rollei Actioncam 430 link
    • Nello X27K Pro
    • Cubiccam Pro link
    • Andoer AN7000
    • Sunco SO93
    • Actionpro X7neo link
    Sony IMX117 sensor:
    • Niceboy VEGA 5 link
    • Andoer AN8000
    • Hawkeye Firefly 8S
    • Foxeer Box 4k
    • Foxeer Legend 3
    • Eken H8 Plus link
    • Eken H9 Plus link
    • Cubiccam Pro+ link
    • Nello X28K Plus (X28K+)
    • Nello X27K Plus link
    • Nello / MateGo X7K link / link
    • HDKing C5A link
    • HDKing C6 link
    • Andoer C5 Pro = Topjoyonline TS16 = HDKing C5
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    • Sunco S091 link
    • Sunco S092 (with ext. mic.)
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    • Topjoyonline TS17 link
    • Topjoyonline TS09 link
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    • GoXtreme Black Hawk 4K link
    • SJCAM SJ7 Star
    • Melife Inspiration i3-Plus / Tatsz / Codisk T98S link1 link2
    • Tatsz / Codisk T96S link
    • Tatsz / Codisk T98S
    • Tatsz / Codisk T99S
    • Lamax X10 Taurus link
    • Niceboy Vega 4K PRO link
    • Sincecam SC128Pro link




    Omnivision OV4685 sensor:
    • Ezviz S1c

    Omnivision OV4689 sensor:
    • Dome VR-007 (360-degree VR camera, uses A12S75 or A12A55 chip) link
    • Dome BC03 (waterproof, positioned as 'body camera') link

    Panasonic MN34110/MN34112 sensor:
    Panasonic MN34120 sensor:
    • Ezviz S5
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    Last edited by nutsey; 08-28-2017, 06:26 PM.
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    According to Ambarella A12 SoC specs these action cams will be able to record upto 4Kp30, 1920x1080p120 and 1280x720p240.

    A12S-Product-Brief.pdf
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    Last edited by nutsey; 09-10-2016, 07:24 PM.
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  • #4
    Today I watched the video contrast about ThiEYE T5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z65FGys4FA

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      Thanx! Nice video. But I suppose there is something wrong with the settings (autoknee/highlight clipping) as ThiEYE T5 shows less details in highlights.
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      Last edited by nutsey; 09-20-2016, 08:32 AM.

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      I've found the EV settings actually work quite well with T5e in bright or dull conditions with only minor adjustment ( -0.7 to +0.7) is enough with ISO AUTO and all else Default. Not tried enough Fine/Superfine etc to verify any improvement though.

  • #5
    I have gotten more details about T5 from the official website.
    http://www.thieye.com/en/features_T5.html
    I think it is a good 4k action camera.

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  • #6
    You are right! Did you review other action cameras before?

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    • nutsey
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      nutsey commented
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      Sure. But I'm not doing 'unpack-and-go-thru-menu' style reviews. As you may notice this site is for kinda advanced action cam users and they are interested in something more deep and sophisticated like disassembly analysis or firmware research.

  • #7
    I'm awaiting your review.

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  • #8
    I can't seem to find a place to purchase any of these A12 cams. Are any available yet to buy online?

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  • #9
    nutsey : Have you see the Ezviz Five? I think it has an A12 processor. There is an Ezviz Five+ that I think has the A9 chip.

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  • #10
    Rollei released Actioncam 430 that looks very similar to Eken H8 Pro.
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    • #11
      Hi, there;

      I am Alice from Melife Technology Co., Ltd. I am here to looking for Melife Sports Camera agent.

      Melife engaged in sports cameras to record those valuable moment with unprecedented view and bring extraordinary visual experience, let people enjoy sports fun and able to share it. Now we have 2 star products.
      1. Melife
      Inspiration-i3 Plus : Ambarella A12 Chipset ;4K 30FPS Video Resolution; 30M/98Feet Waterproof (With Housing)
      2. Melife Expore 3: 360° Panoramic Camera; 2.5K Video Resolution, 14MP Image Resolution; Waterproof NO NEED Housing, 10M Underwater;WiFi Function to Connect Cellphone Apps

      Here is our website: http://www.melifetech.com/
      Here is our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melifetech
      If you have the interest, don’t forget to contact me.


      Email: [email protected]


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      • #12
        webpage full of full frame dslr created marketing material but not a SINGLE sample image or video from either camera. if the image quality is 2star then the first person to buy will spill the beans... I don't get it.

        found some tiny thumbnails of the 360 cam on fb, nothing from the action cam:

        small samples

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        Last edited by thegamut; 09-29-2016, 03:05 AM.

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        • #13
          As for me I'm not sure if any of those 360-degree bulging-eyed creatures has anything to do with action cams. But VR/panoramic cams are still very interesting area.

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          • #14
            I see on the nello website for the n7k it has an IMX117, but it is listed as IMX078 on this thread.

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              Thanx for the tip. Now it's fixed like it should be. By the way steaming hot GoPro Hero5 also shares the same Sony IMX117 sensor.

          • #15
            Ambarella A12 ELF firmware file partitions can be unpacked with A7 Firmware Unpacker command line tool made by [email protected] Here is the link to his site.

            'partition_8' file is LNX (Linux) partition, which is plain UBI filesystem image, and it can be mounted and the files in it can be extracted.
            'partition_5' is PRI partition, it contains AE tables (opens with AFT/AE).
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