EKEN PRO H8 + Remote 4K Action Camera
EKEN H8 Pro is the newest release from EKEN Action Cameras. Despite sharing the name H8, there are a lot of differences to EKEN H8 Pro! Even tough H9 and H8 were labelled 4K camera, the 4K video resolution was not native. It was an interpolated 4K resolution from a lower resolution sensor output, but that has changed:
EKEN H8 Pro is the first EKEN camera with native 4K resolution!
EKEN H8 Pro - Packaging
EKEN H8 Pro – Packaging
That is also indicated on the packaging which says real 4K.
Later EKEN H8 Plus was released which is a improved version of H8 Pro as it holds a better sensor!
EKEN H8 Pro has the same size & button layout as EKEN H8 and GoPro Hero 4. EKEN H9 is a bit larger and has the same size as SJCAM cameras (SJ4000 & SJ 5000 series). As EKEN H8 Pro is the same size as a GoPro Hero 4 it is compatible with most GoPro accessories.
59.3 x 21.4 x 41.1 mm; 61g (including battery)
EKEN H8 Pro - DimensionsAccessories:
Similar to other EKEN cameras it comes with a huge pack of accessories:
Note: EKEN as a different design of screws compared to GoPro.
EKEN H8 Pro - AccessoriesEKEN H8 Pro Specs
EKEN H8 Pro uses a 12,4 MP Sony IMX078 sensor, the same sensor used in the EKEN H8 as well as Firefly 6S, SJ5000X Elite and SJ8000.
EKEN H8 Plus uses a 12,4 MP Sony IMX117 sensor, same sensor as used in GoPro Hero4 black.
EKEN H8 Pro uses a new Ambarella A12 chip. This chip enables the camera to process native 4K video from the sensor. In comparison a Sunplus 6350 chipset is used in EKEN H9 & H8.
4K – max. 30fps
2,7K – max. 60fps
1080p – max. 120 fps
720p – max. 200 fps
As mentioned in the beginning, this is EKEN’s first native 4K resolution camera.
EKEN H8 Pro has a 170° lens.
Connectivity & Ports:
Wifi is built in to connect with the EZ iCAM app (Android & iOS)
It also offers a HDMI as well as an USB port.
Mic in via USB & A/V out via USB are not available!
With the other models the name indicated if a remote is included (EKEN H9 = no remote / EKEN H9R = remote included).
Good news, the remote is included with the H8 Pro, no special name.
Usually EKEN states 16 or 32 GB cards, but 64GB cards also work, they just weren’t guaranteed. Min. class 10 / U1 is recommended. With native 4K resolution recording I would recommend using an U3 microSD card.
The EKEN H8 Pro has a “dual display” similar to H8, which means a data/status display on the front and a 2” live view screen on the backside, similar to GoPro Hero 4 silver.
Like the other EKEN models, H8 Pro features a 1050 mAh battery.
Attention! Earlier H9 models were compatible with SJCAM SJ4000 & SJ5000 batteries. The new EKEN batteries with the rounded corners are NOT compatible with SJCAM SJ4000 or SJ5000 series batteries!