Soocoo G1 Mini Wi-Fi Action Camera

Mar 24, 2016


Soocoo makes GoPro-style action cameras, but adopted a completely different style with the tiny and colourful G1.








The Soocoo G1 does not look like those all mighty sport cameras with their plethora of accessories and mounts. And yet, it comes with  nice specification:

Camera dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 4.3 cm;
Weight: 54 grams
Waterproof: IP66 (protected from dust and powerful jets of water)
Wifi
Build-in mic and speaker 
Video 1080P Full High Definition
Video Clip 1080P:1920X1080@30fps, 720P:1280X720@30fps and 60fps, Video format: MOV(H.264)
Still Image Size 12 mpx (interpolation) / 8mpx / 5mpx
Lens: 125 Degree Wide Angle Lens
2.4G remote controller 
PC Interface Micro SD card, up to 32GB
Timelapse and slo-mo: Yes, from app
Power Source Built-in Lithium 1100mAh battery (3h charge/80 minutes recording)


The 47cm flexible silicon stick is not just good for selfies but can be used to attach the camera or to shoot from places that are otherwise unreachable. 
















The 2-sided articulated back cover is the brightest idea of this camera, allowing it to stick to virtually any surface, magnetic or not. The sticky side is strong enough to hold the camera on most surfaces and can be cleaned with water.



The G1 doesn't have the features nor the picture quality of an Ambarella Car DVR, but it's good enough to be used as an occasional car DVR with its 125 degree wide angle.
The fact that the USB port is on the base is not ideal for this usage but it could work almost 2 hours on batteries.
The sound gets easily saturated (a bit like the early Dome G90 dash cams) particularly with low frequencies from music and road noise.






Software: iShareCam is available to Android and iOS.
On Android , the release 1.3.21.3 crashes randomly (tested on 3 versions of Android) and the interface is quite ugly. Unfortunately it is needed for some functions, like the time lapse, slow-mo and continuous recording modes.








Conclusion:
The Soocoo G1 is a cute little camera with an emphasis on the fun factor and the vocation to go anywhere and attach to any surface with a minimal set of accessories.
Brightness changes can be a challenge for the sensor but generally the picture quality is good.  The strength of this camera is its size and versatility. It's a bit pricey though compared to a full blown sport camera, so look for sales and special promotions.

Soocoo G1 is available from Gearbest just with the remote for 51.04$/48.35€, or with the flexible thingy for 58.42$/55.33€. They have some special sales running at the moment.



Click here to see the current Action Camera Deals at Gearbest.com

Also known as "VicTsing/Sumsonic COCA+"

See also:
Polaroid Cube : An more polished alternative, but for almost twice the price.



Special thanks to Lindell @ GearBest for providing this sample.





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