EKEN H9R – sports action camera test, photo, video and features

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Overall rating 4.1 / 5

In today’s report we would like to introduce you to the EKEN H9R sports action camera. Since the price is quite cheap and the model contains interesting information, the camera is very suitable for beginners.

We especially liked the extensive range of accessories, the intuitive 3-button operation and the included case, which is sealed down to 30 meters.

There is also a remote control, which is only suitable for starting recording and photographing.

In addition, 2 batteries are included in the kit, and with the charger you can charge them simultaneously. The camera battery has a 1050 mAh battery. Battery performance is better in the midrange. But since there are 2 of them in the kit, this increases the price / quality ratio of the model.

Technical data and facts

The EKEN H9R action camera is in the lower price range, but the video quality is still impressive.

Almost all modern action cameras are now 4K resolution. However, the models can be distinguished and their value is often determined by the maximum frame rate.

With 24 frames per second at 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K), the EKEN H9R sports action camera is rather in the middle range, so to speak. There are also cameras with 30 or 60 frames per second, we have also seen models with only 15 frames per second, here, of course, the price plays a decisive role.

In the menu, you also have the option to set other resolution formats with different frame rates.


A 12 MP photo sensor is installed here. Unfortunately, it must be said that there are better sensors with higher resolutions in this price category. However, as a rule, an action camera is rarely used for photography.

You can change a variety of resolutions for both stills and videos.

You can set the following gradation values ​​for photos: 10 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP, and 3 MP. You can set videos from 4K at 25fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps or 30fps and 720P at 120fps.

The camera’s light sensitivity is beneficial. Even with a quick change of light or sudden shadow, the camera changes its sensitivity and perfectly adjusts the sensor.

Equipped with a 170 degree wide-angle lens, the camera is ideal for capturing as much of your surroundings as possible.


This model has all the typical specs, controls and designs like many other classic action cameras, but color is a feature that clearly sets the EKEN H9R sports action camera apart from the crowd. In our opinion, the yellow tint looks very good. The model is also available in other colors from other stores, such as black.

On the back is a display measuring approximately 2 inches diagonally.

The remote control can be used as a bracelet and has a trigger for photo (red) and video (gray), as well as 2 status LEDs.

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Battery and run time

As already mentioned, 2 batteries are included. Both have 1050mAh each and last about 45 minutes when shooting in 4K. If you only shoot at 1080P and 30 frames per second, the battery life will last twice as long, that is, 90 minutes per battery charge.

Pros and cons of the camera


  • Fast and convenient work
  • The remote control can be used as a bracelet
  • Great video quality at a great price
  • Many different ways to set and change the resolution of photos and videos


  • The camera does not have 16 MP, but only 12 MP.


We really like the EKEN H9R because not only is it very cheap, it has a lot to offer. The software is satisfactory, the controls are very simple, and you can use the action camera in many different ways!

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