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Absolutley nothing better!!! (in the spy cam department)
on November 8, 2013
Quality is awesome! Very rugged and survived a Life In Color Event with ease even after getting soaked with paint. Maybe I was lucky..??.. This is the first 808 cam that actually works like it says!! When compared to the Mobius cam, this one does NOT have any kind of fisheye effect and the video quality is a tad better I think. The Mobius is just slightly better in dark lighting because of the size of the lens, (making the 808 much easier to conceal, hell even laying on a desk it still looks like a car keychain). The ability to record at 60fps at 720p is great for fast moving objects. You can turn the blinking led for recording off if you want which is great because the cam does get pretty warm while recording so you will know what its doing even without the led. Makes an awesome hand warmer while standing in line at shows in cold weather! Another thing, I was walking outside at night with no light around hardly and still recording...After viewing it, I was like..This thing can see in dim lighting better than I can...No kidding!
Record and charge times..
When dead I can completely charge it in 15 minutes using a 2 amp cell phone charger.
The 808 26 cam has a 500ma battery. Most ordinary usb ports are 500ma. Thus a full charge in about an hour. So my 2amp or 2000ma cell phone charger will charge it to full in about 15 minutes. A 1amp or 1000ma charger would do it in about 30 minutes. Just do the math.
Now for record times..
1920x1080 30fps = about 66 minutes using just over 6 gigs of space, without audio. (Yes you can turn audio on or off).
1368x720 60fps = exactly 45 minutes for whatever reason. Don't remember space used.
1368x720 30fps = who cares. It would be a space and battery saver but not by a whole lot.
All video is butter smooth. firmware upgradable. Very customizable using set out tools. Does NOT yet do photos. You must use a pin or something to get sd card in and out so you WILL NOT loose an sd card accidently.
Is this thing worth 100 bucks? You dam right it is! Just be sure to use a class 10 micro sd card. I got the Sandisk ultra 32gig class 10. Videos are standard H264 avi files and can play on your pc or Android phone without any type of editing at all. I got a Galaxy S4 and can just pop the sd card in to the phone and watch instantly as well.
1 YEAR UPDATE............... The cam works still just fine. HOWEVER, the battery dies gradually after each charge. After about 150 or so charge cycles, the battery needs to be replaced. After about 8 months mine has a record time of about 11 min now on a full charge. There is not a replacement battery yet anywhere BUT I DID FIND A REPLACMENT CHARGE/DATA CORD! [...]