Firefly 8SE – A Budget Action Cam Done Right

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Firefly 8SE


Build Quality


Video Quality - Day


Video Quality - Night


Audio Quality




Ease of Use


Battery Life


The Good

  • Stabilisation at 1080p 60
  • Real 4K 30
  • Accurate colour balance
  • Sharp and detailed video
  • Touch screen for easy navigation
  • Excellent Audio Quality

The Bad

  • Battery life could be better


The Firefly 8SE is a real 4K action camera from Firefly based on a Sony 12MP sensor. It is largely similar to last years Firefly 8S, but includes a few minor updates such as a touch screen and better audio. These improvements make it easy to recommend this camera over others at the same price point. It also includes a mic in the box, as an added bonus.

The next step up from this camera would be one that offers 4K @ 60FPS but the price difference is so high that it may not be worth the upgrade for the casual user. This camera is a good balance of price and performance.

Important Specs

  • Maximum real video resolution: 4K @ 30 FPS
  • Maximum video resolution with stabilization: 1080p @ 60 FPS
  • Highest framerate slow-mo: 720p @ 240 FPS
  • Still image resolution: 12 MP
  • 4K bitrate: 65 Mb/s
  • 1080p 60 bitrate: 32 Mb/s

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Purchase Links

Gearbest (try coupon code: Firefly8SE). There’s also a 90-degree FOV version of this camera, if you want one with less distortion.

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