Mobius ActionCam

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Fri May 01, 2015 12:07 pm

Bought a new camera a few weeks ago, as I had heard great things about them.

It's a Mobius ActionCam Full HD Sports Camera with a narrow (normal, limited distortion) lens.

They are very big in the UAV/FPV community, which is how I found out about them.
1080p (30fps)
Wide angle lens available
Fully configureable via either PC or Android App through USB
Two capture modes available on the go
Not waterproof (cases available, but they look pretty rough)

I got mine from here. For US$69, you can't go too wrong.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151071891306" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As for the image quality, I took some footage this morning with lots of contrast/sun glare/shadows, so you can judge for yourself.
http://youtu.be/64ILjmIoEYs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon May 04, 2015 9:46 am

That's gotta be the best budget cam I've seen so far :y:
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Mon May 04, 2015 10:30 pm

Also available from here -

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... o_Out.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The $69 is US dollars ~$NZ91. My next order to them (HK) should include one.

Comparison with GoPro here -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqQ77nXSfVw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Tue May 05, 2015 8:56 am

Mac, that comparison video is very good. Makes the GoPro look a bit warm in comparison.

I saw (like you) the other day that HobbyKing have started selling these.

If only they were waterproof out of the box...

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Tue May 05, 2015 8:45 pm

Hawk wrote:Mac, that comparison video is very good. Makes the GoPro look a bit warm in comparison.
Possibly or maybe the GoPro is a little better in difficult lighting situations. Then again it should be considering up to 5 times the cost. Personally I think the comparison shows that the Mobius is quite satisfactory / acceptable, especially at the price.

Really means if you didn't run the 2 videos/cameras side by side you'd never know the difference.

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Tue May 05, 2015 9:05 pm

That's not a new Gopro they compared to, hero silver II maybe.
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Tue May 05, 2015 9:11 pm

I personally liked that Shimano camera you had MM! Waterproof with good onwater sound? reminds me of the camera in discussion :y:

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Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Yeah it was pretty reasonable but not as cheap as this. the sound thing is awesome on it!
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Tue May 05, 2015 11:21 pm

Mac50L wrote:
Hawk wrote:Mac, that comparison video is very good. Makes the GoPro look a bit warm in comparison.
Possibly or maybe the GoPro is a little better in difficult lighting situations.
Yeah, not sure what to conclude on this. I think its the way they average the exposure perhaps. To me, looks like that GoPro overexposes the background to enable detail in the foreground, where the Möbius was the opposite.

I tend not to think of it a a direct competitor to the GoPro/Contour types, but does things slightly differently. Its not waterproof and not as robust, but is incredibly small and very light. Only 40g!

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Wed May 06, 2015 7:24 pm

I picked up the GOPRO hero model for $179 from Dick Smith. They had a $20 off special when I got it. Rugged and waterproof, hard to beat.

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Wed May 06, 2015 7:27 pm

piwikiwi wrote:I picked up the GOPRO hero model for $179 from Dick Smith. They had a $20 off special when I got it. Rugged and waterproof, hard to beat.
And yours seemed to come with a jd magnet

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Wed May 06, 2015 8:08 pm

piwikiwi wrote:I picked up the GOPRO hero model for $179 from Dick Smith. They had a $20 off special when I got it. Rugged and waterproof, hard to beat.
That's very cheap. Cheapest I have seen them is $230.
That do you think is the video quality?

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Wed May 06, 2015 8:10 pm

Hawk what about the Cube?
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Wed May 06, 2015 8:12 pm

Still think that's possibly a pretty good bet too, but haven't bought one yet.
Got a Möbius because of the live video feed ability and the light weight for attaching to a multi rotor heli.

Also been looking at all the SJCAM cameras lately too. They seem to have a great range at some very sharp prices.
http://www.sjcam.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We are spoilt for choice at the moment...

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Wed May 06, 2015 8:31 pm

The vid quality seems really good and reportedly better than some of the older more expensive GOPRO models.
Check Schecters trip report as he has one too.
Heres one of my vids still new at this...


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Thu May 07, 2015 12:38 pm

Heres another option for you to hawk

one of my overseas Ocean Kayak buddies just put me on to these, he really rates them. there US $ about 150 cheaper than a gopro
http://www.intova.net/product/edge-x/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And I see there's a cheap version as well
http://www.globaldive.net/intova-sp1-sp ... hd-camera/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thu May 07, 2015 12:47 pm

And this is super cheap for a NZ stocked offering!
http://www.phototools.co.nz/1080p-hd-wi ... gopro-2611" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thu May 07, 2015 5:56 pm

MadMike wrote:And this is super cheap for a NZ stocked offering!
http://www.phototools.co.nz/1080p-hd-wi ... gopro-2611" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's good value for money, especially the accessories that come with it! My GoPro camera alone cost $200. The additional items such as SD card, anti-fog inserts and headstrap are additional.

When I got my GoPro I didn't look into the detail. If Destin had a GoPro, I had to have one also.
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Thu May 07, 2015 11:32 pm

^^ hehe, that would make you a destin groupie :P
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