SJCAM M20 Firmware Download. The SJCAM M20 allows for great-looking video footage. Colors are reproduced both naturally and vividly. Details come out clean and the picture noise is very low. What bothers me, however, and is synonymous to be recognized on the example of my video very well, is the underexposure at high brightness. Especially on sunny days you should choose a suitable exposure setting. What the SJCAM M20 does very well is via transition from light to dark. The adaptation is fluent. Shooting in low light can also convince. Only with active gyro stabilization I could see an increasing image noise. The gyro stabilization is a nice addition, but does not replace a 3-axis gimbal. Nevertheless, freehand filmed recordings are altogether more fluid.
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The video quality remains largely the same in good lighting conditions, fine details are still lost and the picture looks a bit muddier overall. In low light conditions gyro stabilization is not recommended. The SJCAM M20 recording quality of the microphone is always such a thing with Action Cams. If you use the camera with the waterproof housing, voices or background noise are barely audible. This affects not only the SJCAM M20, but almost every Action Cam. Without the waterproof housing, the audio quality can be convincing. The superficial tone is clearly audible. Background noise is adjusted accordingly, but remains audible. Here is an interesting comparison of the new and more than twice as expensive Xiaomi Yi II Action Cam with the SJCAM M20.
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The image function of the SJCAM M20 convinces with its high resolution, clean color rendering and highlighted details. With the default settings, lens distortion can be seen. The image noise is very low in good lighting conditions. The SJCAM app is available for Google Android devices in the PlayStore, but also for Apple iOS in the Apple App Store. With active WiFi function the SJCAM M20 builds up its own WLAN, to which one can connect with a Smartphone or tablet. Unfortunately, the app has not been updated since January 2015 (December 2015 SJCAM Zone) and also in the app description, the M20 is not even mentioned. Nevertheless, the SJCAM app is compatible with the M20. In the settings but can only select a maximum resolution of 2K!
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About the app can make various camera settings, you can view a live image, recordings and recordings even share directly with friends. In the test, the app convinced by a simple connection and a stable image transmission. The picture is however delayed by 1-2 seconds. The SJCAM remains true to its line and also uses a 900mAh battery in the M20. This has due to the compact design of the Action Cam an adapted form, which is why other batteries of the manufacturer are not compatible with the SJCAM M20. The runtime information of the manufacturer can be partially taken over. With a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, the targeted 80-minute battery life is quite realistic. With a 4K resolution, I came up with a good 70 minutes runtime. The battery is charged after a good 2 hours.
Note: Before the firmware update, please make sure to use a high quality class 10 memory card, a list of supported cards can be found HERE:
To upgrade the firmware properly, follow the steps carefully:
1. Power off the camera.
2. Remove the MicroSD card from the camera.
3. Format the MicroSD card using the FAT32 file format on your computer*.
4. Copy the firmware 'bin' file into the memory card, please keep the firmware 'bin' file's name.
5. Reinsert the SD card to your camera.
6. Connect the camera with charger, the camera will be upgraded automatically. If your battery was full, you do not need to connect the camera with charger.
7. After the firmware update was completed, please delete the 'bin' file.
-We recommend to do the format under Windows or MAC, some Linux users are getting problems updating because the format is not correct.
Download SJCAM M20-001.bin (3.71Mb)