SJ4000 Setup MenuSub MenuNotesResolution
Cyclic Record is for the video recording mode. The default mode is Off.Off = Record 1 large video file stop recording when out of micro SD space or video file size reaches 4GB3, 5, 10 Minutes = Record the video file for the specified time. Save the file and start a new file. This process continues until out of micro SD space. At that time the oldest is deleted and the recording continues. Note: There is a 1 frame overlap between files. The last frame of the file saved becomes the first frame of the new file.
If you are using this as a car cam you will want to enable this mode. As it allows the SJ4000 to manage the video files always giving you a continuous recording with no intervention.
HDR is for the video recording mode. The default is Off.Motion Detection
Motion detection is for video recording mode. The default is Off.Recording (audio)
Audio recording is for video recording mode. This turns the microphone on or off. The default is On. Date Stamp (20)
Date Stamp (20) is for the photo mode. The date and time will be put on the lower right of the photo in a red font. The default is On. This is the first of two Date Stamp menus. This menu choice has a calendar icon with the number 20. There is another Date Stamp option farther down the menu with the number 7. That Date Stamp (7) allows you to turn off the date stamp and change the stamp format between date only or date and time.If you do not get a date stamp on your photos even when you have Date Stamp (20) On. Please check Date Stamp (7) and make sure it is set to date or date/time and not set Off.Read my rant about this horrible GUI design here. Photo Size
Sequence is for the photo mode. When Sequence is set On pressing the OK button to take a photo will cause the SJ4000 to take continuous photos until the OK button is pressed again. This mode takes 1 photo every 3 seconds. The default is Off. Quality
Quality is for the photo mode. The default is Normal.Sharpness
Sharpness is for the photo mode. The default is Auto.White Balance
The default is Color.I could not get B&W or Sepia to work for photos or video on version 20131209.ISO
The default is Auto.Exposure
The default is Off.Anti-Shaking
The default is off.Quick Review
Quick review is for the photo mode. Quick review sets the amount of time the photo will be displayed after it is taken. The default is off.Date Stamp (7)
Date Stamp (7) is for the photo mode. This is the second Date Stamp in the menu. This allows you to turn off the date stamp or choose the date stamp format. However the other Date Stamp (20) menu setting must be On for the date stamps to show up. Rant: This is just horrible GUI design. They have two menus with identical names. And the two menus have conflicting settings. You can turn On date stamps in the first menu but turn off date stamps in the second menu. Had any thought been put into the GUI there would of only been 1 date stamp menu and it would of been this one which I call Date Stamp(7). All the options are here. Choose Off and there is no date stamp. If you want to turn on a date stamp just choose one of the other two options Date or Date/Time. Done deal. Delete the other Date Stamp (20) from GUI. Lanugage
Enter the current date and time. You can also change the display format. The default display format is YY/MM/DD. There are two other optionsDD/MM/YY
MM/DD/YYThis is an odd screen as the OK button will not close the screen it just jumps between the fields. So you must press the Menu button to exit this screen.
If you pull out the battery you will need to reset the date time.
Auto Power Off
The default is Off.Beep Sound
The default is On. Turning this off not only stops the beeps but also silences the shutter sound when taking photos.screensavers
The default is 1 Minute. I was hoping for flying toasters but these options just power down the screen to conserve battery life.Frequency
The default is 60 Hz.Car Mode
The default is Off. When Car Mode is On the SJ4000 will start video recording when the car starts up and shutdown when the car is turned off. Please enable Cyclic Record Delete
The default is cancel.Bug: You might of noticed the GUI skin changed color. The GUI skin text is white on blue until you format the micro SD card. Once formatted the GUI skin text is white on black. The GIU will stay this way until the SJ4000 is power cycled.Default Setting
The default setting is cancel.If you choose OK all the setup menus will be reverted to factory defaults.Version
Version numbers are just date stamps YYYY/MM/DD