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Topic # 160363 4-Jan-2015 06:46
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I'm looking at a small video cam to use traveling and toy with,like a Go Pro, but am balking at the price.

Been seeing good reviews about the Mobius actioncam. It's under a hundred U.S for a model with wide-screen lens and higher spec battery.

The main issue is lack of weatherproofing.

Anyone got one ... Any other issues with them?

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  Reply # 1207991 4-Jan-2015 13:01
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I use them on Quadcopters totally fine - but this is normally flying where there is no water. Depends on what you're planning to do.

I've also got the original GoPro Hero HD that has been through total hell and back (dropped from the sky onto concrete once too) and just doesn't want to die.

You really get what you pay for if you go for a GoPro in the ways of an indestructible camera however the Mobius is totally fine if you're just wanting something to strap to a helmet or your bike, quadcopter etc.




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  Reply # 1208039 4-Jan-2015 15:59
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I one one of these as I couldnt justify the price of a GOPRO. Thhe SJ4000 has a 1.5" screen which is handy but the 760 60FPS is actually 30fps x 2 digitally enhanced but I don't need that sort of slowmo.

Acesories are very cheap but it comes with a lot anyway.




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  Reply # 1208079 4-Jan-2015 17:51
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Initially I want to take it with me travelling so I don't have to use the cellphone video (drains battery and pain to get started)
From a couple of the youtube clips, it does some pretty good footage just holding it while walking around

You can get cheap mounts to mount on windscreen, or as you mentioned to strap onto helmet/bike ... but thats later on.



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  Reply # 1208103 4-Jan-2015 18:29
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I shot this entirely on a Mobius.  It's not stabilised in post, so is a bit jumpy, but you get the idea:



I'm actually looking at selling mine in about a week if you're interested in one that you know is working fine?
My parents have it presently and are going to use it in Singapore on their way back from the UK.
I've made up a basic cap mount and my Dad will wear it around the Gardens there.



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  Reply # 1208374 5-Jan-2015 10:53
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Nice footage.

I'm actually off to the U.S. next week, so its a bit late :-)

Have you a photo of the cap mount?

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  Reply # 1208488 5-Jan-2015 12:52
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sudo: Nice footage.

I'm actually off to the U.S. next week, so its a bit late :-)

Have you a photo of the cap mount?


Can you buy a Mobius before then?
(Only ask as I got mine in from overseas and it took a while to arrive)

I'll look for a pic, but mine was a rush job.  Found an adjustable mount and cable tied it quite securely to an old cap for them.

Mobius Cap Mount parts.

There are other options, like a simple clip with a mounting post, but this way was quite secure for parents.


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  Reply # 1208524 5-Jan-2015 13:34
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Just my 2 cents:

We also couldn't justify the cost of a Go pro, and got one of these:  http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/photo/video-camera/extreme-x/action-camera-sku-278428/

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ame with several accessories and for video above and below water was quite impressed.  Underwater stills not so much, but then we purchased for underwater video.  Links to free phone app for real time video stream.   For the money we couldn't fault it.     




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  Reply # 1209543 6-Jan-2015 21:30
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Jaxson: There are other options, like a simple clip with a mounting post, but this way was quite secure for parents.


Haha ... surprised the with the bulk they can keep the hat on.


I think I might just use velcro wink

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  Reply # 1209691 7-Jan-2015 09:14
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Jaxson: There are other options, like a simple clip with a mounting post, but this way was quite secure for parents.


Haha ... surprised the with the bulk they can keep the hat on.


I think I might just use velcro wink


Lol yeah I'm not saying it's stylish, but it's functional and the price was right given I already had the hat, cable ties and angled mount.



It's worth remembering that the point of the Mobius is the weight.  It's 32grams all up from memory, so it's suitable for quadcopters/gliders etc where a full blown gopro would be too much.
There are many other budget action cams available, but this is the selling point, the why if you will, of the Mobius.

Gopro have released a budget action cam themselves now if ones on a budget.  I personally would be tempted to take a look at it if I was looking for something cheap.


My camera is back in NZ Friday evening.

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  Reply # 1221835 25-Jan-2015 13:44
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Finally got around to putting my one up for sale here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=161963


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  Reply # 1230077 3-Feb-2015 01:06
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You can pick up other 808 Key Chain cameras (that is what they're called, and the Mobius' heritage is from them) which are 720p or 480p and are even smaller, for even cheaper!




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