Hawkeye Firefly 8SE action camera review

Photo quality
Video quality
Price quality
Overall rating 4.1 / 5

The Hawkeye Firefly 8SE action camera is slightly more expensive than other action cameras, but still cheaper than the GoPro.

In our opinion, its price in the region of 150 euros is absolutely justified, since it is equipped with a fairly modern Ambarella A12S processor, and also has a high-resolution imx117 sensor from Sony.

In this report, we’ll show you what else the model has to offer.


The value for money is definitely excellent, the camera offers a lot of modern technology for the money and is quite powerful. Powered by the Ambarella A12S processor, it generates a frame rate of up to 240 images per second, making it ideal for slow motion recording.

Thanks to the unique chip architecture and 28nm processor technology, power consumption is reduced while at the same time, the technically possible performance is significantly increased. It is not for nothing that the chipset is installed in 360-degree cameras, because they also require great performance.

When it comes to quality, you are always safe with the Hawkeye Fireflye 8SE Action Camera. The only question is whether you need such performance or a cheaper camera model is enough for your purposes.

Design and appearance


Externally, the camera makes a very positive impression, looks very modern and is similar in structure to the action cameras of GoPro.

There are various connectors on the left, the unlock button is at the top right.


The battery cover is on the bottom right and the tripod holder is on the left.

Image sensor, resolution and memory

The Hawkeye Fireflye 8SE Action Cam features a very bright 5.1cm LCD touchscreen on the back and looks very modern. But in the end, inner values ​​matter.

And this model is at the forefront, because the Sony imx117 sensor combined with the state-of-the-art chipset generates very high quality photos and videos.

The following resolution formats are available for photos:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080P @ 120fps
  • 2.5K @ 60fps
  • 2.7K @ 30fps
  • 720P @ 240fps

You can take photos at 16 megapixels and set different resolutions for creating images in the menu.

Pictures are saved on external TF card. You have to buy them externally.

Menu navigation and recording modes

Action Camera Firefly

The menu is very simply structured and understandable to every beginner. The camera can be intuitively operated using the touch screen.

What we really love is that the Action Cam Hawkeye Fireflye 8SE is Wi-Fi capable. Here you can download the free app to your iPad, smartphone or Android tablet, as well as control the action camera, publish and view recordings.

scope of delivery

  • 1x Hawkeye Firefly camera
  • 1x waterproof case
  • 1x bike stand
  • 1x J base
  • 4x belt
  • 1x plastic tie
  • 1x long connector with screws
  • 1x short connector with screws
  • 1x 1/4 inch adapter set
  • 2x mounting base
  • 2x adhesive tape
  • 2 metal ties
  • 1x cleaning cloth
  • 1x lens protector
  • 1x protective lens cap
  • 1x microphone
  • 1x English user manual


As you can see, the package contains everything you need to be able to use the action camera in various ways.

What is missing is an external TF memory card that will have to be purchased externally.

All in all, however, you end up with a model that can be used in a variety of ways and with which you can create fairly high resolution recordings.

You can find the current price and a very good deal here on Amazon! *