Medion Life S47018 test: photo, video, battery life

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Overall rating 3.9 / 5

Medion Life S47108 is a digital action camcorder with an optional waterproof housing.

You can control the camera, including with a remote control, and attach it in a variety of ways using accessories (adapter with hinges, straps and adhesive mounts).

Specifications

The price / quality ratio of the camera is excellent, but compared to the GoPro it is not only significantly cheaper, but, unfortunately, is not comparable in quality to the market leader.

The model is ideal for beginners. There are almost no downsides, the controls are excellent, the camera records in the highest resolution with very good video quality, and the accessories are very extensive.

The photosensor shows its full potential, especially in good lighting conditions, when images are incredibly clear, with high color depth and sharp images. However, the camera sensor reaches its limits in very dark corners, late twilight or other poor lighting conditions.

If you use the camera for several hours, it can become very hot. This is not a problem, but we do not recommend constantly exposing the Medion Life S47018 to direct sunlight if the temperature gets particularly high again in the summer.

Design and appearance

Medion SLife camera

The design is usually not comparable to competing models, but it has something very unique. For example, the photo sensor of the model is located exactly in the middle. The corners and edges are quite rounded as well, and overall the structure of the Medion Life S47018 is completely different from the action cameras we usually test.

The cam is compact, lightweight and comfortable. It weighs only about 80 grams and measures 43 x 59 x 43 mm.

Above is a small display with a battery level indicator and various other status messages.

The optional waterproof case is largely made of transparent plastic. The underwater body often looks a little cheap with action cameras, while the Medion Life S47018 looks a little better. The camera can be simply inserted into the body and you can dive into water to a depth of 60 meters.

Image sensor, resolution and memory

We were a little surprised when we read the resolution and CMOS sensor data, it seems too low, but the photos and videos are still quite high quality.

The Medion Life S47018 action camera is equipped with a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, with which you can create videos with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Still images are 2592 x 1944 pixels in camera mode.

In video mode, you can set the following resolution values:

  • 1920 x 1080 pixels (30fps)
  • 1280 x 960 pixels (30fps)
  • 1280 x 720 pixels (60 fps)

You will still need a MicroSD card with up to 32GB of storage as storage medium. We recommend that you completely format the memory card before use.

A memory card with a total memory of 4 GB is already included in the package, but this is a little small, so we recommend buying a larger card.

Menu navigation and control via smartphone

Access to each menu item is quick and clear. For this, it is divided into main menu items and submenus.

It is also possible to control the camera from a smartphone, for this the model has a WiFi function. Just download the required app from the app store and connect it to the action camera.

Smartphone or tablet must have WLAN with 802.11 b / g / n and Android platform 2.3 or higher.

Apple devices can be used with Medion Life S47018 Action Camera with iOS 6.0 or higher.

What is a camera for?

The Medion Life S47018 action camera is very suitable for cycling, motorcycle, DVR and especially for diving and snorkeling.

The camera has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for several hours if you don’t shoot continuously at maximum resolution.

scope of delivery

scope of delivery

The set contains many accessories. Below are the following parts:

  • Remote control bracelet
  • 4GB micro SDHC memory card 1
  • Li-ion battery
  • Waterproof case
  • Lens mount
  • Helmet holder with adhesive sticker
  • Bracket for straight surfaces with sticker

Pros and cons

Privileges:

  • Quality camera (action camera and digital camera in one device)
  • Very good photo and video recordings
  • Water resistant up to 60 meters
  • USB charging function
  • Built-in microphone
  • Extensive accessories
  • Long recording time thanks to lithium-ion battery
  • You can control the camera via smartphone or remote control
  • Compact, lightweight and easy to use
  • Without fisheye lens

Disadvantage:

  • Pictures are not as good in the dark
  • Sometimes the case becomes foggy when it is very humid outside and the camera heats up after a while
  • Photo sensor only 5.0 megapixels

Conclusion

Medion SLife in comparison

The Medion Life S47018 is a great camera that isn’t the latest model in and of itself, but ample enough for many newbies. Of course, you don’t have a GoPro camera here, so of course you’ll have to make some compromises. Expectations shouldn’t be too high because the GoPro 5, 6 and 7 are still the best, but they cost a lot more than the Medion Life S47018 action camera.

What we especially love is the extensive range of accessories that allow you to use the camera in a variety of ways.

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