– LANGUAGE: English (Default) / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Chinese / Japanese / Russian.
– FREQUENCY: 50Hz or 60Hz (Default)
Sadly, there is no auto setting, use 50Hz and if you find that lights flicker in your video try 60Hz. A rule of thumb is UK lighting operates at 50Hz and US lighting at 60Hz although it is often found that anything made outside of the EU is made to US standards and likely operates at 60Hz.
– TV MODE: NTSC or PAL.
When connecting the camera directly to a TV using a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable set this to PAL if connecting to a UK TV or NTSC if connecting to an American TV.
– TV OUT: On or Off (Default).
When connecting the camera directly to a TV using a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable this must be enabled to switch output from the rear viewfinder on the camera to the TV.
– SCREENSAVERS: Off, 30 Seconds (Default), 1 Minute, 3 Minutes, 5 Minutes.
This sets how long the viewfinder display on the rear of the camera remains active when no buttons are being pressed (pressing any button when the screen is asleep wakes it back up). Unless its an issue set this to 30 seconds as the display is by far the biggest drain on the battery.
– CAR MODE: Off (Default) or On.
This is the second action camera that I have reviewed and when reviewing the first I could not fathom what it actually did and the manual was of no use. Again with the SJ9000 the manual is of no use I have however since learned and confirmed exactly what it does.
When this setting is enabled and the camera is connected to a power source, it instantly begins recording and when disconnected from a power source it stops. Be aware however if you want to leave the camera constantly setup in your car you will likely find you have to unplug the cable as with my Qashqui a USB cigarette adaptor remains powered when the engine is turned off and thus the camera does not stop recording.