In today’s video, we are checking out the latest action camera from ThiEYE. This one is called ThiEYE T5 Pro and this is an action camera that can do 4k at 60 frames per second.
However, if you’re recording at that resolution there is no electronic image stabilization, so if you want to use the electronic image stabilization you have to do 4k at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps or 1080p at 30 frames per second. If you’re ever going to record this in 4k at 60 frames per second you probably need a gimbal, otherwise, your footage will be quite shaky.
I think we should start by checking out the electronic image stabilization. The electronic image stabilization works but this is definitely not the best that I’ve ever seen. If we’ll compare this to AKASO V50x (the camera that I tried earlier), I think the electronic image stabilization is better on AKASO.
ThiEYE T5 Pro comes in a very cool looking box and the first thing you see is basically the camera and the waterproof case. The waterproof case is good to up to 30 meters in the water but personally I haven’t been diving with it. I did have the waterproof case in water and there was no water coming inside. Aside from that you’re going to find a user manual and bunch of stickers and mounts, so you can basically attach the camera anywhere.
There is also a Bluetooth remote control and you have to pair that to the camera before you use it and with that remote control, you cannot start and stop recordings and also take pictures. Keep in mind that the remote control is not waterproof.
The camera itself looks very similar to most other action cameras that we’ve been seeing lately and it’s made of rubberized plastic so it doesn’t feel cheap.
On the front we have the lens, a couple of LEDs and the power button, which is also a mode button. At the top we have the recording button that also lights up, and the holes for the microphone.
The recordings from the internal microphone don’t sound bad and I don’t believe that this camera can take an external microphone, so you’re going to have to use the internal microphone at all times.
On the left side of the camera we have the micro USB charging port, HDMI out and the slot for the SD card.
ThiEYE T5 Pro can take SD cards up 128 GB but I’ve only tried this 64 GB SD card (Amazon link) in it and it does seem to work fine.
The camera can be used while charging so if you have a power bank then you can just plug in that power bank and keep recording.
We also have a car mode so the action camera can become a dashcam. That means that the camera will stop and start the recording every time you turn on or off on your engine. It can also do time-lapses at the press of a button.
On the other side we have a couple of buttons and using those buttons you can zoom in or zoom out. Keep in mind that that’s electronic zoom so every time zoom-in you lose some video quality.
At the bottom we have a quarter-inch screw hole and that allows you to mount the camera on any tripod. We have a little plastic door that covers the 1100 mAh battery.
On one charge you can get between 45 to 55 minutes if you’re recording in 4k at 30 frames per second, or about 1h 10 minutes if you are recording in 1080p.
On the back we have a two-inch touchscreen that has good viewing angles and decent enough brightness, so you can see it in most situations. Keep in mind that the touch sensitivity isn’t as good as you’d get on a phone but this is quite normal for most action cameras that I’ve tried.
The daytime recordings look decent but personally I am not a big fan of the electronic image stabilization, it kind of distorts the video a bit. As I said earlier AKASO V50x has better electronic image stabilization and personally I believe that the quality of the recordings is better on the AKASO camera as well.
The nighttime recordings don’t look that great but that is the case of the 99% of these action cameras because the sensor here is quite small and it cannot get enough light. If you turn off the electronic image stabilization the footage looks a bit better because the electronic image stabilization doesn’t look that amazing.
As for pictures, if you take pictures with plenty of light the pictures turn out really good done, they are very sharp and very detailed but as soon as you don’t have enough light the pictures become quite blurry. So like most action cameras that I’ve tried in the past.
Like most action cameras today ThiEYE T5 Pro can make a Wi-Fi network and it can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet if you install an app. This camera supposedly can also go live on Facebook and YouTube but personally I haven’t tried it. The Wi-Fi connection works good up to 10 meters away from the camera.
Using the camera is extremely simple like most action cameras that we’ve been seeing lately. You can do everything from that touch screen, each mode has its own settings menu. For example, if you go into the video mode then you can change the resolution, turn on or off the image stabilization, we have a picture settings mode, a slow-motion mode (you can do 1080p at 120 frames per second). In the general settings menu, you can change the languages, you can change the viewing angle, etc. So the camera is extremely easy to use.
ThiEYE T5 Pro is a fairly average camera. The video quality is decent but definitely not the best that I’ve seen, the image stabilization is okay but not the best that I’ve seen, the nighttime recordings don’t look that great.
I believe that the 4k at 60 frames per second is fake in this camera. Because if you try editing that 4k at 60 frames per second footage, you get a couple of regular frames that you actually recorded and then you get a black frame and so on. I highly believe that the 4k at 60 frames per second is fake but I cannot prove it.
If you’re looking for a good camera, you should truly check out AKASO V50X (Amazon Link) because it’s cheaper and better, in my opinion.
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