Review – The SJCAM TOTEM 4K ion series. #SJCAM #Tech

The Totem model which features a 2” LCD touch screen and a 166° A+ HD wide angle lens, external microphone and image stabilization (Gyro). With up to 80 minutes of battery life, Totem will record 4K at 24fps (interpolated), 2K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 30fps and 720p at 120/60/30 fps. The field of view can be set to wide, middle or narrow, making sure you get the footage you want.

This can be used for many purposes which makes it handy in more ways than one and its also ultra portable,light and easy to use however I do not have a gimbal and my testing shows this in the video sample when used with just the tripod taking footage whilst walking down the local river it seemed shaky or perhaps I missed a setting somewhere but asides that it works a treat elsewhere and can be even used as a dashcam but the battery life could be better having said that you could hardwire it or get a connection or converter to use in your car,most cars now come with USB ports which is handy but the charge output is not the best in many instances.

For the underwater folk this is a treat and will suit them to the ground as I would have no use for it or limited access to where I can use it it did the job and the case is for sure waterproof and if you have an interest in underwater activities it is for you..

I like the fact that its a touch screen and the UI is easy to navigate and I do go through this in the video so you don’t have to you will need an SD card to use the device but I feel one should be included in the package to get you going straight away,this applies to many tech goods out there today and the last thing you want to be doing is searching for an SD card to begin using your new piece of kit.

Being honest this is my first time to use such equipment and would like to have more time with such and see more on offer as I find it quite versatile and it also takes decent images too so it can be quite a handy bit of kit to keep in your arson which would be great for the average consumer but overall from my initial testing I was happy with the footage apart from the shaky hand held clip which probably was my own fault,(I am honest and wont deny it) seeing how well it fairs out even being used in a dashcam or mounted situation it does quite well and I do need to invest in a gimbal myself too which I will do going forward. My only gripes are battery life and older USB connection but other than that I like it.

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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