Nowadays, everyone’s looking for a camera with a competitive price, affordable and worth of what you’re getting. Our today’s protagonist (ThiEYE V5e) is a finicky camera that fits that description perfectly. It’s rather pricey, but it’s worth every single penny; every specification is just right, and the gorgeous design is somewhat that we’ve never seen before, but don’t take it the wrong way, it’s engaging.
Design & Appearance
The design of V5e is charming since it resembles a typical camera, kind of “classic” look. ThiEYE V5e is minuscule with dimensions of only 5.90 x 4.10 x 2.35, this is nothing new for a sports camera as most of these are small since they’re easier to carry around, just imagine yourself biking with a large camera attached to your bike, it’s impracticable.
Just by taking a glance at it, you can appreciate that this camera counts on a slight surface, and the thing is that this surface is mostly occupied by the lens in the front and tactile screen in the back, and don’t worry there is a few space reversed for the buttons. There is a 1/4 screw hole on the bottom, which can be used to connect a tripod or selfie-pole.
Talking about buttons placement, at the front, we have the On / Off button, and next, to it, we have a small power indicator light. In the upper section, we have the select button and the recording indicator light; and last but not least, we have the WiFi, Bluetooth and zoom buttons located on the right lateral side.
The chassis molds from aluminum alloy as the primary material. Indeed, this an excellent step was taken by the manufacturers as Aluminium renders extreme sheerness (70 grams only) yet a solid frame. Finally, ThiEYE V5e comes in two different colors: black, and silver.
Performance & Camera
So, we have a very particular processor, the Ambarella A7LS75, a processor specially made for this type of technology so we can expect some excellent output. This particular processor will reduce the noise and blur in even the most extreme environments, and it will also improve the light sensitivity. As far as storage is concerned, we have micro SD slot (up to 64 GB).
With ThiEYE V5e, we can record 2.3K 30 fps videos without any problems and also we can take 16 MP photos, and it also includes different picture modes such as single shooting, photo burst, time lapse, etc.
Speaking the truth many actions cameras sacrifice the frame rate to reach higher resolutions. But this is not the case for the ThiEYE V5e, which offers a video recording with a decent framerate, (60FPS), but when filming at 2K, the maximum frame rate supported it’s 30 fps. Moreover, we have a 170 degrees angle view; with this; we’ll be able to cover virtually all of our surroundings so that nothing escapes our sight. The camera allows us to make a 4x zoom.
The selling point of Thieye V5e is the exchangeable lens; as its name indicates, the lens can be replaced with various filters and with this you can achieve a wide variety of cool effects such as a UV filter, graduated color filter, etc.
As for the storage, we have micro SD slot that allows a memory card of up to 64 GB.
Screen & Display
As we mentioned before, we have a display located in the back area of the camera; this is a 2 inches LCD tactile screen that will allow us to see the images we’re capturing in real time and the best thing is that it will let us edit the different recording parameters.
The screen is beautiful and convenient since you can’t have a nice camera with a bad screen, so we have to say that this is a point in favor for ThiEYE V5e and the people in charge of it.
We have the typical WiFi connectivity accompanied by Bluetooth 4.0. As for the ports, we have a Mini-USB and a Micro HDMI port.
Even we have the camera’s own Android App that will allow controlling the camera remotely by using a smartphone, which is particularly useful if you intend to mount the camera onto a drone or just use it from a certain distance. You can see in real-time what the camera is capturing through the lens.
What’s in the box?
ThiEYE V5e with all you need and some extra details that add some value:
- ThiEYE V5e action camera.
- An 1180 mAh battery.
- A UV lens filter.
- A USB cable.
- The Quick start guide.
- And a wiper to clean the lens carefully.
|General||Brand Name: ThiEYE
Type: Sports Camera
Chipset Name: Ambarella
Chipset: Ambarella A7LS75
|Storage||Max External Card Supported: TF 64G (not included)|
|Display||Screen size: 2.0inch
Screen type: LCD
|Power||Battery Type: Removable
Capacity: 1180mAh lithium-ion battery
Charge way: AC adapter
|Primary Info.||Wide Angle: 170 degree wide angle
Camera Pixel : 16MP
Optical Zoom : Yes
ISO: Auto, ISO100, ISO1600, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
|Video/Image/Audio||Video format: MP4
Video Resolution: 1080P(30fps),1080P(60fps), 2.3K (30fps), 480P (240fps),
720P (120fps),720P (30fps),720P (60fps)
Video Output : HDMI
Image Format : JPEG
Audio System : Built-in microphone/speaker (AAC)
Exposure Compensation: +2EV,-2EV
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
Loop-cycle Recording Time: 2min,3min,5min
Motion Detection: Yes
HDMI Output: Yes
Interface Type: HDMI, Mini USB,TF Card Slot
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
|Dimension/Weight||Product weight: 0.070 kg
Package weight: 0.450 kg
Product size: 5.90 x 4.10 x 2.35 cm / 2.32 x 1.61 x 0.93 inches
Package size: 18.50 x 12.50 x 7.50 cm / 7.28 x 4.92 x 2.95 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x V5e Action Camera, 1 x UV Filter, 1 x English User Manual, 1 x Wiper, 1 x 1180mAh Battery, 1 x USB Cable|
Conclusion of ThiEYE V5e
What can we say about tThiEYE V5e? Well, it has an incredibly competitive price, you’re paying less than what you’re getting, of course, it’s pricey, but sadly not all things are that affordable. The video and photo quality is just exquisite, and the 4x zoom function left us with our mouth open; and of course, we can’t forget about the exchangeable lens, those effects look simply amazing.
So, if you want to invest some money in an action camera that will provide you with tons of high-quality content, then the ThiEYE V5e is a fabulous option for you and you won’t be disappointed.