Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Specifications and Sample Videos

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Specifications and Sample Videos

Eken H9 is a WiFi enabled action camera with a maximum supported resolution of 4k Ultra HD @ 30 FPS. It is arguably the poor man’s action camera, loaded with features and generously provided accessories. We have been playing with the Eken H9 for a week or so. We like the Camera so far, and in this post, we do an Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review.

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review

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It took about a month’s time to receive our order from China. The camera is mostly sold through online retailers like Amazon, Aliexpress, Gearbest, etc. A standard Go-Pro silver edition would cost many times more than that of a regular Eken H9. There are many bundled options available with the camera. We went with the default package, and that came with a lot of generously provided accessories. Here is a list of all the box contents that we received:

  1. Eken H9 Camera
  2. Waterproof housing (Up to 30 meters)
  3. Seven different mounts
  4. Clips and Bandages
  5. 1 1050 MaH Battery
  6. USB Cables
  7. Charger
  8. Manuals

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Specifications and Sample Videos

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Product Images

Eken H9 Specifications:

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Photo & VideoVideo: 4K 25 fps 2.7K 30 fps 1080p 60 fps 720p 120 fps

Photo: 12 MP, 8 MP, 5MP & 4MP

ProcessorSOC: Sunplus 6350 Chipset: OV4689
SD Card SupportMicro SD card of up to 32 GB
LCD2.0″ Display with resolution of 320×240
Camera LensFish Eye: 17 mm 170 degree wide angle
Resolution4.0 megapixel
Battery Capacity1050 mAh li-on battery, 1.5 hours Shooting
Connectivity1 Micro HDMI,1 Micro Card Slot, 1 Micro USB
Warranty1 year of manufacturer warranty and 6 months of supplier warranty on in-box accessories

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Sample

We found out that the Eken H9 works best with 1080p @ 60 FPS (1920*1080 resolution). The 4k videos captured are basically upscaled version of a 1080p video taking extra space. A micro-sd card was not provided in the box we had to use our own. A Sandisk 32 gb Class 10 micro-sd card was used for the tests that supported 4k video captures. The video quality was not as good as a GoPro or a Xiaomi Yi action camera. However, it was satiesfactory, considering its price point.

Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review Sample Images

The camera can capture images with up to 12 MP resolution. In our tests, we found that the best image quality came when captured with 4MP, 5MP or 8 MP. We suspect that this might be due to upscale of images as well. The camera lens does provide a depth of field/bokeh effect, but the focus is far from accurate.

Here are some sample images:

You can also use the Eken H9 as a dashcam. The menu system supports looped video and time-lapse. You can setup custom intervals for time-lapse video/image capture.

Connecting the Eken H9 to WiFi

By turning On the Camera and pressing the down key on its side instantly activates the WiFi feature. You can use the Android companion app to connect to the device directly over WiFi. The WiFi performance is good, and lagging was minimal. However, the App is buggy and badly needs an update. While testing we encountered frequent crashing and the only way to avoid it is to follow the steps below:

  • Ensure to turn off the Mobile Data on your phone before connecting
  • Ensure that the Camera is loaded with a micro-sd card
  • Avoid pressing the shutter button continuously on the app

If you do not follow the above steps, the camera will hang, and the only way to resolve this is to remove the battery. You can download Ez iCam from the Google Play store to get started.

Overall, this camera is featured packed with some hits and misses.

What you will like

  • Cost effective 4K action camera
  • Free waterproof case and WiFi support
  • Charging over standard micro-USB cable
  • Can we used as a Dashcam

What you will not like

  • Poor Battery performance (30 minutes – 45 minutes per charge)
  • The Android App is buggy
  • Video quality @4K is not good
  • Inaccurate focusing

Conclude

To conclude, this camera is a starter camera for anyone who is willing to take the plunge into shooting sports videos. If you are in the market for one but don’t have the budget for a Go-Pro, go ahead and try the Eken H9.

We hope you like our Eken H9 Ultra HD Action Camera Review. Comments and suggestions are welcome in the comment section below.

Disclosure: We are a professional review website that sometimes receive compensation or free units from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Reviews

  • Performance5
  • Features7
  • Build Quality6
  • Value For Money8
  • Brand2
  • 5.6

    Score

    The Eken H9 is a good starter camera for those who wants to get into filming sports, social videos etc. We wouldn't recommend this to anyone who is experienced with Go Pro, Xiaomi Yi or similar cameras. The video quality is only good when shot at 1080p @ 30 FPS and the battery life is below average. All other modes were not very satisfactory. The WiFi app seldom works properly and is sometimes frustrating to use.


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