One day you're at 5000 feet, skiing down a black diamond trail, and the next you're 100 feet below the waves, surrounded by sea life. When you live an active life it is easy for everything to blur together. Keep your memories sharply in focus by recording your activities with this MHD Sport WiFi Action Camera from Monoprice!
This compact camera features a 1/2.5" 5.0 megapixel CMOS sensor. It is capable of recording full motion H.264 video at 1080p at 30 frames per second or at the lower 1280x720p resolution at a full 60 fps. It also supports an intermediate 1280x960p mode at 30 fps. In addition to video recording it is a 5.0 megapixel digital camera with the ability to take individual still shots, take a burst of 10 shots in rapid succession, or continuously taking single shots at intervals from 1 ~ 60 seconds for classic time-lapse videos.
A significant feature is the ability to communicate with a connected smartphone using WiFi. In this manner you can view videos and still shots on your smartphone without removing the camera's microSD card (up to 32GB, not included). The camera can be controlled directly or remotely using the included wrist strap remote control. The remote uses RF to communicate with the camera, so it doesn't need to be pointed in any particular direction to work.
The camera comes with a number of mounting accessories, the most significant of which is the Waterproof Case. When enclosed in the waterproof case, the camera can be used in fresh or sea water at depths up to 196 feet (60 meters). The included accessories allow you to mount the waterproof case to a flat or curved surface, or to a standard 1/4"-20 threaded UNC mount (i.e., tripod mount). Additional accessories, including chest and head mounting straps, are sold separately.
The camera features a small LCD status display, which shows the recording mode, the number of recordings already made, and menu prompts for changing the camera's settings. It is powered using a single SLB-10A lithium-ion battery (included). The SLB-10A is a commonly used camera battery, making it an easy matter to find additional or replacement batteries. It also features 256MB internal flash memory, so you can take a limited number of test shots without needing to install a microSD card.
Pros: No doubt the best sports camera for the money going. Video quality at all the settings is excellent. Haven't tried it under water but have tried every other feature and all have met or gone well beyond my expectations. I would recommend it to all.
Cons: Battery life is a little short. Also for sure need a 32 gig sdhc card for more memory.
No doubt the best sports camera for the money going. Video quality at all the settings is excellent. Haven't tried it under water but have tried every other feature and all have met or gone well beyond my expectations. I would recommend it to all.
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Rating: (8 out of 10)
Reviewer: Ctrap from Glendale Heights, IL
3/31/2014 9:34:48 AM
Missing two key items
Pros: Great camera, takes great photos. Used it underwater at depths of 75 feet with no issues. Also used it on a helmet zip lining and it worked great. Perfect for the price and features. I would definitely recommend. As always, Monoprice is great to buy from and I will continue to shop their site.
Cons: 1. No options for lens filters. In particular the red lens for diving. 2. No view finder. Unable to see what you are pointing camera at. Bit of a guessing game. 3. Need additional screws or easier way to change mount options.
I bought the camera specifically for my trip to Roatan (Honduras). Overall, it worked great. Light and easy to travel with. I also bought a uni-pod, head strap, chest strap and second underwater case. The second underwater case is not needed as it comes with one, so I will be returning it. I wish I bought a longer uni-pod, but will keep an eye out for an after market off the shelf uni-pod. Used head strap on a helmet when zip lining and it worked great. The remote also came in very handy at times, but does not work under water.
The camera worked great. Picked up sound good, even under water. Only issues that I had with the camera were that there is no view finder, so you are never really sure if you're pointing at your target or how close up you are. I thought I was close to the fish, but when watching video they are not close enough to get the detail I would have liked to have had. Other issue is that there is no option for alternative filters. My friend had a GoPro with a red lens filter that picked up much more vibrant colors under water than this camera did. Third minor issue is that an additional bracket for tripod is included, but no additional screws. Not a big deal as you have screws when you take the other brackets off. I would have preferred the attachments lock on in another manner instead of having to remove and re-install 4 screws each time you switch out, but again, this is a minor complaint.
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Rating: (8 out of 10)
Reviewer: Sticky from ,
3/24/2014 12:05:13 PM
New to the Sports Cam World
Pros: Start up package - comes with all (most) of the essentials.
Ease of use
Easy set up on MAC OS (LION) and MAC (Laptop)
Cons: Memory - Internal memory is very low - internal memory will fill up once you take 20 photos and 1 minute of filming.
Make sure your by and Micro SD card - I purchased a 32g SDHC from best-buys (Canada) $32
I find that if you take the AC out of the housing unit the sound is better, still not great, but better. So if you are a sound nazi, you will be disappointed.
CD ROM.... it is not functional with mac products - I.e, i can not insert a CD ROM into Mac products.
Being new to the Action Cam Technology, like previous comments before. Price for money is unbeatable.
For a beginner into the world of action cams, I am pleased with the purchase after reading the reviews on GP Hero 3. I my opinion there is no need to spend another $150 - $200 for a product that works just as well as the GP Hero 3.
Quality of video is great for my needs.
I reside in Canada (Manitoba) the item shipped on the day of order and arrived 4 business days later via DHL.
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Rating: (7 out of 10)
Reviewer: Tyler Muhs from Lincoln, NE
3/19/2014 11:12:56 AM
Pros: Good selection of features
Solid little camera
Mini HDMI out
Functional Phone App
Cons: Battery Life
No image settings for Time Lapse feature
I am by no means a professional and simply use this for silly recreational purposes. Quality could be sacrificed for price in my situation. It is for this reason why I opted for this camera instead of the GoPro Bottom line with this camera is you get what you pay for. You don't see near as many features as the other brand, the image quality isn't quite as sharp, and .the inability to have the camera plugged in and charging while using it is a bummer. With all of that being said, I still enjoy it. It has some nice features for Video, images, time lapse, and photo delay. Coupled with the diver case (flat lens) it gives great quality videos and images with a solid FOV. If you're willing to sacrifice some photo quality, grab this little gadget, mount it to your face, and start living life.
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