ThiEYE T5 Pro Review
The ThiEYE T5 Pro is a GoPro alternative and very impressed for its price. ThiEYE is a successful action camera brand that most people don’t know about, this model, the ThiEYE T5 Pro is one of the most sold action cameras, in this review we discover why it’s so popular. It offers 4K quality and 20MP pictures.
The definition, focus, and detail is good quality. It comes with a multitude of accessories so you can use it to get better footage.
The ThiEYE T5 is a GoPro alternative from the brand of ThiEYE with an affordable price and decent video quality. The ThiEYE T5 Pro lets you take photos up to 20MP with 4K recording, and allows you to use other cool features as well as record underwater with the case and use the many accessories it comes with.
The ThiEYE T5 Pro is waterproof and comes with 2 batteries. The protective case is waterproof and impact-resistant, which makes it possible to shoot videos underwater up to 60m. It also comes with 2 rechargeable 1100mAh batteries to never let you miss a wonderful time and an external charger.
But before we talk about its features, what comes in the box of the ThiEYE T5 Pro? It comes in a small box with many accessories inside such as 2 batteries and a wrist-remote for your sports cam.
ThiEYE T5 Pro also comes with a 64GB SD Card and a foldable backpack which is a very nice touch from ThiEYE T5 which most action cameras don’t come with.
- 4K Camera quality
- Voice control
- Remote control
- Gyro 4K stabilizer
- Good battery time
- MicroSD card support up to 128GB
- Battery life could be better
- Not foldable like other SNAPTAIN drones
- Doesn’t fit some GoPro accessories
The Thieye T5 Pro is well built with good quality plastics and it has a black color with some orange next to the lens. It feels pretty durable and with the waterproof housing, it can go underwater up to 60m (197feet). All attachments are sturdy and the IPX8 waterproof case is made of high-quality plastic which makes its waterproof level up to 197 feet and protects the camera from damage in normal use.
On the front, we can see the lens, two LEDs. On the upper side, there is the start recording button similar to most cameras, on the left side, there is the microSD compartment slot and the settings button and on the right side, there is the Micro-USB cable and the mini HDMI cable.
The dimensions of it are 2.4 x 1.6 x 0.9 inches and it’s weight is 1.45 pounds (650g).
It uses a Sony IMX078 20MP with the ICatch V50 chipset. It can record 4K 30fps and 20MP photos using a 170° super wide-angle 7G lens with an opening of F2.8. It uses an advanced gyro stabilization function (EIS) that supports 4K gyro anti-shake.
It also comes with a smartphone app and Wifi and enjoys hands-free control of your camera via simple voice commands or conveniently controls your action camera 4K remotely.
In the back we can find the IPS LCD 2 ″ screen of 320 x 240px resolution, the screen is pretty good but it’s not a touch screen. Here we can also find two other extra LEDs, which will mark the power of the camera and whether or not it is recording video.
The ThiEYE T5 uses a 1100mAh 3.7V battery which is quite good, not having a touch screen or front LCD panel, it will save us battery. The battery can last up to 155 minutes recording 1080p Full HD video, with the WiFi and screen turned off. In the case of capturing 4K video, battery life will drop dramatically.
The battery is situated at the bottom, where there is a cover that gives access to the battery. The ThiEYE T5 comes with 2 batteries so you can change them quickly and keep recording whenever the first one runs out.
The ThiEYE T5 uses Electronic Image Stabilization, built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that detects the position and motion changes when the camera moves or shakes, which is impressive to gets rid of the horrible jerky jumping most action cameras have.
The sensors use a cross-border image compensation algorithm to compensate for the change and shooting of glass and stable images when the camera moves or shakes.
The (EIS) stabilization can go up to resolutions from 1080p FHD to 4K video, being the first models of cheap sports cameras that can stabilize 4K video.
As for the photography, the ThiEYE T5 can take pictures up to.
- 20MP (4928×3264)
- 14MP (4320×3240)
- 10MP (3648×2736)
- 8MP (3264×2448)
- 5MP (2592×1944)
- 2MP (1600×1200)
The quality is good and also taking into account that we have the possibility to change the ISO and the exposure time with some other settings, with patience we can work interesting images.
The T5 also has the option of Time Lapse in Photo mode and other picture features, something I greatly appreciate and the possibility of putting the resolutions of the pictures in 4:3 or 16:9 format.
A downside to this camera is that it is not capable of taking pictures in RAW format.
It’s capable to record up to 4K full HD to 60 frames per second, and it’s able to record for 155 minutes. The videos captured with this action camera are stored in.MP4 format under the H.264 codec
The ThiEYE T5 can record in native 4K Ultra HD which is amazing for a low-budget action camera, it uses a 170° super wide-angle 7G lens to provide video and 20MP photos even in low light.
The ThiEYE T5 also comes with some video features to get better footage, for example, single shooting, to photo burst, to time-lapse, to self-timer, to slow motion, to aqua mode, to long exposure, to distortion correction.
The video resolutions of the ThiEYE T5 are the following:
- 4K a 60fps
- 2.7K a 60fps
- 1080P FHD a 120fps/60fps/30fps
- 720P HD a 240fps/120fps/60fps/30fps )
Should you buy it?
This is one of the best medium-budget action cameras, with great quality on its pictures and videos. It can record up to real 4K and 60fps which is amazing for a low-budget camera along with many other great features.
The ThiEYE can also have multiple ways of control to enjoying a hands-free control of your camera via simple voice commands. Or conveniently control it remotely. Moreover, you can edit and share your special-effect pics with ThiEYE Cam App on your Android or iOS devices instantly.
It’s compatible with most accessories like all of the GoPro accessories. It uses pretty cheaply but decent quality batteries which can last up to 155min.
The negative thing is, it doesn’t have a touch screen which is becoming more popular every day with an action camera and it doesn’t do well in low-light. The camera can also go underwater very deep up to 60m (197ft) with the waterproof case.
I definitely recommend getting this camera if you’re looking for a good quality-value action camera. Being a medium-budget action camera don’t expect to have GoPro quality or high-end brand quality. If you wanna check some other action cameras, medium and high-end click here!
Video support up to 4K. It can last 120 minutes and is waterproof up to 30 meters, with many more modes.