The new action 4K camera – ThiEYE T5 Edge claims to challenge the top 4K sports camera at a more reasonable price, does it stack up?
The ThiEYE T5 Edge shoots native 4K at a frame rate of 30fps, showing a crisp image pixel with extreme details.
What Do You Get with The ThiEYE T5 Edge Box?
The ThiEYE T5 Edge comes in a beautiful trophy case which includes:
- The 4K Action Camera with a Waterproof Case
- Transparent Backdoor
- Remote Control
- 360° Rotating Release Buckle
- 360° Rotating Vertical Release Buckle
- Flat Adhesive Mount
- Curved Adhesive Mount
- 2 Adhesive Stickers
- 2 Anti Fog Inserts
- Cloth Bag
- Micro USB Data Cable
- Cleaning Cloth
- Multi Language User Manual
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ThiEYE T5 Edge 4K Camera Specifications
Resolution 4K 30fps, 2.7K 30fps, 1080P 60 / 30fps, 720P 120 / 60 / 30fps
Distortion Correction Support
Gyro Stabilizer (EIS) Support 4K & 1080P
Auto Low Light Support 1080P 60fps, 720P 120 / 60fps
Loop Recording 2 / 3 / 5min, video auto cyclic covering
Time lapse Video 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 30 / 60 second interval
Slow Motion Select the slow motion mode and capture slow motion footage at 720P 120fps
Screen Off Off / 30s / 1min / 2min
Auto Shutdown Off / 1 / 2min
Resolution 14M (4320*3240) / 10M (3648*2736) / 8M (3264*2448) / 5M (2592*1944)
Long Exposure Off / 1 / 2 / 5 / 8 / 30 / 60s
Photo Burst Off / 3 P/s / 7 P/2s / 15 P/4s / 30P/8s
Self-Timer Off / 3 / 5 / 10 / 20s
Photo format JPG
Design & Build Quality
ThiEYE T5 Edge is designed with a 1/4” screw hole on the bottom, which applies to universal mount adapters, like tripods, bike mounts and more for easy capturing any activity you want.
The camera comes with a nice black finish and the plastic underwater housing case is similar to other high priced action camera’s out there in the market.
it’s quick release buckle enables 360° rotation and locking into any spot you desire, making it easier to make quick adjustment of shooting angles and optimizing your captured footage and image.
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ThiEYE T5 Edge Main Features
Native 4K – Record 4K 30fps ultra HD video video and 14MP photos using a 170° super wide-angle 7G lens, capturing clear & smooth footage.
Remote & Voice Control – you can control the basic functions of capturing images and videos using the remote control buttons or simply speaking the commands to the remote when you need to free your hands.
Distortion Correction – ThiEYE T5 Edge supports a distortion correction function which decreases or eliminates the distortion to get more natural shooting effect.
Electronic Image Stabilization at 4K & 1080P – ThiEYE T5 Edge has a built-in Gyro Stabilizer, making it easier to capture super smooth footage. In any sports or action activity, the Gyro Stabilizer minimizes blurring and stabilizes your footage without the special rigs or of editing software.
Waterproof up to 197′(60M) – ThiEYE T5 Edge supports Aqua Mode which producing better image and video effect during diving. it is equipped with a professional IP68 Waterproof Housing, waterproof up to 197 feet (60 meters). It’s dust-resistant seal makes it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, etc.
Slow Motion – One of the cool features of the ThiEYE T5 Edge is that it can capture all high-speed movements at 720P 120fps in precise details, making it perfect for freezing frame when playing back captured actions footage. You can also make a slow motion footage making, enhancing the cool experiences even further.
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Performance & Usability
The Slow motion is actually turned out to work quite great. It is very smooth and looks very cool on various video shootings (even funny for some).
Modes are automatically adjust the lighting and settings of the camera to whatever area or activity, whether its’s day, night, diving, low light, etc. – making sure your shots are clear.
The stabilization keep things nice and steady, making the images quite smooth – very cool.
The voice control seems to work quite well, though you must speak loud and clear if you want it to work properly.
The distortion correction flattens the image to help remove the Fish Eye effect that these cameras usually have. This is another huge improvement as there is no longer need adjust this later on with a software.
The camera itself does not feel ‘cheap’ whatsoever. It has good weight and is solidly built and the case seems quite durable.
The battery lasts about 80 minutes when recording in 4k and scales when you lower the resolution. I usually shoot at 1080p so I can get about 2 hours of recording time.back to menu ↑
Summary & Ratings
The Initial impression of this camera is quite great.
I like the remote control and wrist attachment and I like that the camera connects to the App so you can see what the camera sees from your mobile device.
The camera looking very good and build quality seems to be pretty high and the accessories it comes with offer the bare essential to what you need to most of your needs.
I’m quite happy with the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) which seems to be working quite well.
The system is fast and makes navigating through menus a breeze. It takes no previous experience to understand the features and the manual is easy to read and implement.