Firefly 6S 4K Sports Camera First Impression

Firefly 6S is a 4K Full HD Sports DV Camera from the Brand Hawkeye. Though, fairly new in the market, creating quite a buzz among the Quadcopter flyers and aerial photographers, seems to be specifically designed for FPV for drones. 4K is no longer a privilege with a comprehensive technology upgrade says Hawkeye. Gyro Image Stabilization is something a newly added feature when compared to its previous launch, Firefly 5S Camera.

Firefly 6s 4K Camera comes equipped with Sony 16 MP Back-illuminated sensor for image and video processing to achieve High Definition resolution.(Learn more about the sony Image sensors here).

Firefly 6S 4K Sport HD Camera
6s is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) at 24 frames per second, 2.5K at 30 Frames per second ,1080p at 60 and 30 frames per second and the 720 recording at 240 frames per second including the VGA at 3 frames per second (4K@24fps 2.5K @30fps,1080P 60@fps,1080P@30fps 720p@120fps and VGA@3fps)

Design


Resembling almost the compact size of the Gopro Hero4, Firefly 6S comes in 3 color options Complete Black (Black), Combination of Black and Golden (Golden) and a Combination of Black and Silver (Silver White). The Top of the camera has matte texture for a better grip along with a capture button. The navigation buttons are located on the left and the connectivity ports are on the right, and at the back, it has got simple removable battery cover and OLED status screen at the front. The OLED comes handy for a quick view of the current shoot mode settings along with the battery status indicator.(when camera facing towards you).

Firefly 6S 4K Sport HD Camera Back View and Battery


Technical Specifications of Firefly 6S Camera


GENERAL
Brand Hawkeye
Model Name and No Firefly 6S 4K Camera
Chipset Novatek 966955
Colour Options Black-Silver | Black-Gold | Black
Image Sensor Sony 16 Mega Pixels CMOS
Storage Supported TF Card 64GB Class 10
Battery 1600 mAh rechargeable battery, GoPro Compatible
WIFI Yes
Interface OutputUSB 2.0 (compatible with Gopro Gimbals), Micro HDMI, AV-Out (PAL, NTSC), TFT Slot
Camera
Resolution16 MP (Megapixels)
Photo ResolutionCan capture at 16MP, 8MP and 5MP
Video Resolution1920 * 1080 at 30 FPS 16:9, 1280 * 720 at 60 FPS
2.5K at 30fps and 4K at 24 FPS
Recording Time2.5 Hours
Video Image Format.MOV, JPG | Compressed Format: H.264
Image Stabilization.Gyro Image Stabilization
Dimensions
Product Size:59 x 41 x 21 mm
Product Weight 70gms
Optical
DiaphragmF/2.8 ,7 glasses
AngleHorizontal 105 degrees and Diagonal 140 degrees

Features of Firefly 6S Camera


Time-lapse video: Firefly 6s has the ability to record video in time lapse mode at 0.5 / 1 / 3 / 5 /10 second intervals and Burst photo mode can capture 11 photos in 1 second.

Cycle recording: When in cycle recording mode, the video will be split into 5-minute segments. The first recordings will be overwritten when the TF card is full. (This mode is suggested to be used when firefly 6s is equipped as dashcam)

USB Power Up Auto-record: When this feature is used , camera will automatically start recording when connected to external power source via USB. (This mode is suggested to be used during travel  or aerial photography via drones, again a great feature for drones.)

WDR (Wide Dynamic Range): WDR function is suggested to be used in cloudy/dark environment, a great advantageous feature for aerial photography (This mode is not suggested to be used in sunny days, It might cause overexposure in sunny days.).

Continuous photo: This option allows you to capture photos continuously every 3 / 5 / 10 /30 second, a time lapse photo capture feature, as per firefly, Continuous photo mode has more priority than burst photo mode.

ISO adjustment:
AUTO/100/400/1600 At night, the lower ISO you select, the better image effect you get, a feature that you don't see with the latest Xiaomi Yi.

Ability to power off the camera automatically in 30 seconds (USB Auto power-off), after no power supply, along with the three sharpness adjustment modes (High medium and low) and two color adjustment modes including the on/off Fish-eye effect and Gyro Image Stabilization are few power packed features of Firefly 6S 4K FPV Sports Action Camera

Accessories Kit of Firefly 6S Camera


Following set of accessories including the 30M waterproof case are shipped along with the camera, the different adapters will allow to equip the firefly to anything and anywhere and compatible with GoPro and vice-versa

Firefly 6S 4K Sport HD Camera Accessories

Firefly 6S FPV AV-out cable for Aerial Photography With Drones and Quadcopters


The USB port is compatible with most of the GoPro gimbals and can output to both PAL and NTSC formats, the FPV Av-out cable will be shipped along with the Camera, no need to buy it separately, if purchased from banggood

Firefly 6S 4K Sport HD Camera AV-out for FPV

Bottom-line: Firefly 6S Sports action camera seems to power packed affordable camera with loads of features, stay tuned for aerial videos and  complete review.
FIREFLY 6S 4K WiFi 4K Sports DV Camera
Firefly 6s 4K FPV Sports HD Camera
  • Model: Firefly 6s 4K HD Camera
  • Resolution: 16 MP
  • Video Resolution: 4K 24FPS, 2.5K 30FPS 1080P 30FPs, 720P 60FPs
  • Battery: 1600 mAh Li-ion
  • Modes: ISO, Burst, continuous shoot, Auto Record
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3 comments:

  1. I bought this, seems like a waste of money, 4k, 2.5k, and 1080 all look exactly the same, also the camera sucks badly, the gyro smooths out BUT IT MAKES EVERYTHING BLURRY. Going back to my Xiaomi Yi.

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  2. I own this, 4k, 2.5K, and 1080p all look excacly alike, the camera is very blurry, the gyro does smooth out movement BUT IT MAKES EVERYTHING BLURRY. Hard to see the screen for settings. Going back to my Xiaomi Yi.

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