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MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi® Action Camera + Live View RF Wrist Remote
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 2.0 Wi-Fi® Action Camera from Monoprice!
This compact camera is designed for the active sports enthusiast. When properly enclosed in the included waterproof case, it is waterproof to depths up to 196 feet (60 meters) for up to 60 minutes duration. It features a Wi-Fi connection, which allows you to view and record videos and photos on your Android™ or iOS® smartphone.
This camera allows you to capture full HD 1080p video at 60 fps, 720p video at 120 fps, and WVGA (848x480) video at 240 fps. It can also be used to take still images up to 16 megapixels in size. In addition to video recording it is a 16 megapixel digital camera with the ability to take individual still shots, take a burst of 7 shots in rapid succession, or continuously taking single shots at intervals from 1 ~ 60 seconds for classic time-lapse videos.
Included with this model is an RF Wrist Remote, which allows you to control and view the live video feeds for up to six cameras. An individual camera without the Wrist Remote is available as PID 12571, so you don't have to pay for redundant remotes for your multi-camera operation. So, for example, you could have multiple cameras mounted in different locations on a race car and control them all with the single remote. The Wrist Remote also serves as a multi-function time piece, giving it additional utility value beyond use with the camera.
The camera comes with a variety of mounting accessories, which allow you to mount it to a flat surface, a curved surface, or strapped to a fixed point. Additional accessories, including chest and head mounting straps, are sold separately.
- Uses a 3.4mm ƒ/2.8 lens
- Captures full HD 1080p video images at 60 fps, 720p at 120 fps, and WVGA at 240 fps
- Takes still photos at 5, 8, 12, or 16 megapixels resolution
- Uses the H.264 video codec and mp4 file format
- 140° wide angle lens with selectable fields of view
- Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Includes waterproof case, protecting the camera to depths up to 196 feet (60m) for up to 60 minutes duration
- Uses the commonly available SLB-10A Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- Free apps for accessing the camera using your Android or iOS smartphone
- Includes RF Wrist Remote for control and live view
- MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB, Class 6 minimum)
- HDMI® Mini Connector for direct connection to an HDTV
- Supports time lapse recording and interval shooting
- Burst mode captures 7 images in 1 second
- User's Manual (Apr 17, 2015)
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|Focus Range||2.6 ft. ~ ì (0.8m ~ ì)|
|Field of View||Video: 75 ~ 140°, Photo: 73 ~ 142°|
|Video Resolutions and Frame Rates (FOV)||
1080p (16:9): 60fps (126°), 30fps (126°), 30fps (102°), 30fps (75°)
960p (4:3): 60fps (140°), 30fps (140°)
720p (16:9): 120fps (102°), 60fps (126°)
WVGA (16:9): 240fps (140°)
|Video File Format/Codec||mp4, H.264|
|Video Bitrate||Up to 15Mbps|
|Looping Video||Yes, 1080p30 (126°)|
|Photo Resolutions (FOV)||16 MP (142°), 12 MP (118°), 8 MP (93°), 5 MP (73°)|
|Burst Mode||7 photos per second|
|Self-Timer Delay||2 or 10 seconds|
|Time Lapse Modes||Video or Photo|
|Time Lapse Intervals||1, 3, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds|
|Photo File Format||JPEG (exif 2.2), DCF|
|OLED Display||0.83" (21mm)|
|Inputs||Micro USB, 2.5mm TRS (external microphone)|
|Outputs||HDMI Mini Connector|
|Battery Type||SLB-10A (1130mAh Lithium-ion)|
Video (1080p60): about 90 minutes
Photo (16 MP): about 250 photos
|Auto Power Off||1, 3, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||1.7" x 2.3" x 1.7" (42.7 x 59.2 x 43.8 mm)|
|Weight (without battery)||2.6 ±0.1 oz. (74 ±3 g)|
|RF Wrist Remote|
|Stream Format||MJPEG, 128 x 96 pixels, 8 fps|
|RF Range||Up to 9.8 ft. (3m)|
|Auto Sleep Mode||Never or 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds|
|Battery Charging Time||About 2 hours|
Live View: 1.5 hrs.
Continuous Time Display Only: 6 hrs.
Standby/Sleep Mode: up to 6 months
- 1x MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera
- 1x Waterproof Case
- 1x RF Wrist Remote
- 1x Vented Rear Door
- 1x Waterproof Case Rear Door (installed on back of Waterproof Case)
- 1x Flat Adhesive Mounting Socket
- 1x Curved Adhesive Mounting Socket
- 1x Swivel T Tip (installed on T Tip Adapter)
- 1x T Tip Adapter (installed on bottom of Waterproof Case)
- 1x Standard Tripod Adapter
- 1x Adhesive Anchor
- 1x SLB-10A Lithium-ion Battery
- 1x USB Wall Charger
- 1x Micro USB Charging Cable
- 1x RF Wrist Remote Charging Cable
- 6x Anti-Fog Inserts (Fiber Desiccant)
- 1x Hook & Loop Strap
- 1x Security Tether
- 1x Safety Lock (installed on Swivel T Tip)
- 1x User's Manual
The place where my buddy's GoPro killed the Action Cam was the red filter. As you go deeper under water, red disappears from the color spectrum faster than green and blue. Your eyes naturally adjust but cameras don't. My videos are very green - little color and the things I was seeing all blend together as a result. My buddy had a snap on red filter that fit over his camera case. His videos have close to natural color at depth and as a result, are much more interesting than mine. Monoprice, please introduce a red filter!
PROS: Good image quality
Range of mounts available
Dive case works well - no leaks
CONS: RF live preview remote doesn't work under water
No red filter available for making color look natural under water - this omission is a huge issue for divers
Maxes out at 32 GB microSD card - large cards are cheap today I had to specifically buy a smaller card to work with it
***Hint:*** I have not seen this in the Manual, perhaps they can add it.
you can record videos using your computer. Just connect to the cameras WiFi like you would on a smartphone. Then you have to get the IP address, I believe mine was 192.168.42.1. Put that into your browser while connected wirelessly to the camera. It'll bring up an Ambarella webpage which gives you the ability to look at pictures and live stream from the camera.
DCIM - lists all the pictures
Html - unknown at the moment
live - live stream from the camera. Choose "mjpg over http" , unless your browser supports RTSP
mjpg - to access the live stream once connected (no controls on this page)
pref - just shows the config file, I wouldn't mess with it.
shutter - view pictures that have been captured through the webpage interface.
I came across this when messing with the WiFi address. Hope this information is helpful to you.
PROS: Low price, decent quality video, great pictures.
LiveRF watch that I haven't seen the competitors release.
Replacement batteries are pretty cheap. With a few mods you can use GoPro equipment with this.
It's Monoprice branded, haven't had a problem with them to date.
CONS: Battery life sucks, only 30 minutes @ 1080p 30fps with original battery. ( I leave it plugged when recording at home)
The pain in the arse proprietary cable for the LiveRF watch.
The external Mic port hasn't worked.(not sure if it's my mic or the cable itself)
Doesn't have the best picture in low lighting.
Just got home from my 3 weeks vacation, I bought this to record all my adventures but this product failed & went defective. Tested it & was working before I left but did not work properly & died after few recordings when I was hiking. Tried to charge it but after few seconds of recording it died again. Tried charging again but wont work, tried everything to make it work but this product is defective. Sometimes I need to remove the battery for few minutes so it will recharge but after few minutes the blinking red light will stop. I was not able to capture all the amazing things we did in this trip out of the country. Overall this product is a disaster to my 3 weeks vacation to japan, taiwan, palawan philippines and many more places. If I rate this product I give it 0/10. Very disappointed!!! I should have bought the famous brand which every one is using mostly on all the adventures we did like snorkling. I need to return this product.
This little sport camera is great for capturing all those moments where a regular camera won't cut it. Perfect for your personal sporting and outdoor leisure activities, vacations, theme parks, rides, swimming, etc. You could even mount it in your car or on your bike.
The video and picture quality is quite good, well suited for it's intended use. Monoprice has done a good job offering up a great little affordable action camera, especailly considering what's all induced. The protective housing, plenty of mounting hardware, and the included RF wrist remote. This easily put's the MHD 2.0 well within reach of the cost conscious consumer in the market for an action camera.
I can go on and on about the camera, but since this is a video camera, what better way to show it off than to share one of our videos we recorded with it? My wife had the great idea to test the camera out on a roller coaster, so that's what we did. This is my daughter and I riding in the front seat of that coaster. The operators were kind enough to let me take the camera on with me and record the ride. What you're going to see is me holding the camera, with it strapped in my hand, in it's waterproof case. The video was recorded at 8:00PM on a cloudy day.
Being an old coaster, it's bumpy, so be prepared for some camera shake.
The raw video quality is very good. I recorded this one on the camera's default 1080P 60FPS setting. You may see compression or rendering artifacts on YouTube, but rest assured they are not present on the raw video.
For it's price point, it offers great quality video and pictures, and is a great inexpensive alternative to a GoPro for novice or entry level action camera users. For those of us who may not be into extreme sports, but would still love to have one to capture those special moments when we're having fun!
A huge thanks to Monoprice for supplying us with this great camera for review. It's going to get a lot of use and I highly recommend it!
PROS: Small, lightweight, quality construction.
Waterproof housing works wonderfully. The housing back can be switched out with a vented version for use outside of the water, but still keeping the camera safe.
RF Wrist Remote works well, easy to use. You can use it to line up shots, and remotely control the camera's picture and video taking.
Plenty of mounting hardware to fit most needs out of the box. Can be comfortably worn on the head with the included strap.
External mic port is a nice addition, as is using the mini HDMI to connect the camera to your TV.
Can be charged using the included wall charger, a PC, or even a portable power bank.
A decent number of features and settings for it's price point.
Wi-Fi ActionCam! Android app works well and is very simple and easy to use. The app was tested and working on Android versions 4.1.1 and 4.4.2, Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie, on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Tab 3. You can use it to line up shots and remotely control the photo and video taking, just like the RF Wrist Remote. However, you can also use it to view and delete media on the camera.
Easy to learn, even for a "action camera" novice.
CONS: If you're unfamiliar with this style of camera, they are not really intended to be used like a traditional point and shoot camera. They are quite a bit smaller, designed to be more rugged, and for getting shots in environments or situations where normal cameras fear to tread. While you can use them for traditional photos and everyday video, that's not really what they are made for. They are designed for outdoor activity.
The screen on the RF wrist watch can be difficult to see in bright direct sunlight, but you can still see it. The OLED screen on the camera itself however can be seen pretty easily in any light condition.
When wearing the camera, if you wear glasses, be sure to not let it touch your glasses. Movement can cause the camera case and your glasses to bump off each other, making a "tapping" sound that is very loud on video. Easy solution, don't let them touch.
The built in mic works well, but can be "muffled" when the camera is inside it's protective case. When you're not expecting to use the camera in a wet environment, you can help alleviate the muffling by using the included vented backplate on the protective housing.
Lastly, make sure you download the correct ActionCam! app from the app store. There are other apps with similar names, look for the one with the exclamation point at the end.
PROS: Great clear video on sunny days, pictures taken of sunset are gorgeous! I have it mounted on my kayak and it's recorded many videos. Whether it's fishing, riding my motorcycle or road bike it is a great little camera. Small enough to put in your pocket.
CONS: BATTERY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monoprice sent me this unit free of charge to provide honest, consumer feedback review. I was excited to receive it, since I was in the market for a 1080P 60FPS small camera. I do a lot of product review and personal shooting, so this would be great for that. While I'm not "outdoor action" type of person (long gave up my race cars) I saw a lot of other potential uses for this camera, especially based on It's compact size.
Straight forward in design, the unit came out of the box easily enough, once you figure out the release mechanism. Its labeled with many of the features of the unit around the box itself. It also includes all kinds of various adapters, depending on your intended application. It also has a tiny but very usable manual, so do take the time to read it thoroughly.
I have very large wrists. Most bands on watches don't fit me. Especially the new "wearables" in today's market. Thankfully the watch fit on my wrist on the very last hole, and has lots of adjustment for smaller wrists. After reading the manual and figuring out how to use it, I put it through it's paces.
Controls - Activating the camera shutter and video recording worked flawlessly. Simply press the appropriate button and the camera will respond. An absolute necessity is to increase the default time out of the screen. It shuts down fast and makes it difficult to really do anything. Doubling the default close out time would be a good touch from the factory but is easily adjustable to alter to desired stay on time.
Charging - The wrist unit did required about the rated 2 HR recharge time when necessary to do so. The flap for charging was a little different than what I had expected, but once figured out, worked as intended. I did have to do a double take to make sure the charger was connected properly though. On live view, I really only saw about an hour worth of battery time, the specs claim 1.5. Not really any sort of deal breaker but something to keep in mind as this time will vary based on your settings
Live View - On a tiny 1.3" OLED it can be hard to see if you have eyesight issues or trying to look at it in direct sunlight. The quality is not very crisp, but you can see enough of the image to make out where the camera is positioned at least. This is a neat feature, but in my common applications a rear view screen, or if the Action Cam APP for Android had worked on my Note 3.0 with Android 5.01, i would have preffered it better. ( They are apparently working on it to be compatible with Android 5.0+)
Functions - The wristband functions as a watch, stopwatch, timer, alarm clock & shutter timer. As a watch, you'll be looking to charge it nightly if using infrequently or more often if used a lot.
The Action Camera.
This camera is definitely tiny. If you have big hands like I do, be prepared to fumble with it some. I can't remember how many times I almost ( or did ) drop it. I can tell you from those experiences, it is a very sturdy little piece of tech. I've never owned a camera like this, so it's actually pretty impressive what this tiny package can do.
Function - Spend some time reading the manual to understand how it works. It is pretty much intuitive if just hit buttons, but you'll miss some cool features. I only tested in 140 degree angle mode and 1080P @ 60Hz and 16MP camera shots. It's my primary choice of shoot , so I didn't feel the need to test any other settings. Right off the bat I can honestly say I'm not sure I'm a fan of the "fish eye" effect from the cam. After some research though, I see that this is the norm for "sports" type cams. I prefer a more linear image personally. The interesting fact though is, how much you can get in your shot with this type of angle.
Cases/Accessories - The included waterproof/shock case keeps the camera well protected. I have yet to test the underwater aspect, but I will be soon and will update this review at that time. One thing that is for certain, the case is sealed pretty tight and the unlock mechanism is a little tricky to get used to at first. It requires sliding a lock clip and lifting a lock arm. Hard to do one handed if you have big hands. It comes with a lot of different adapters, depending on your use. My most important one was the base that allowed you to screw a tripod clip to it. Your use will vary.
Mic - The mic is just ok if you’re up close to someone speaking and if the camera is NOT in the waterproof case. If it is enclosed, the sound almost inaudible as the waterproof case does a good job of sealing it tight. If using outside the case, I'd still recommend an external mic if good audio is imperative in your filming.
Video - The unit’s battery will roughly shoot it's advertised time at 1080/60FPS. I saw about 100 minutes if I turned off the LED lights off in the settings. That translates in over 8GB of footage per charge. I recorded an approximate 2.5 hours to recharge on a 2.0 Amp source ( Pid 13085 8000mAh Power Bank to be exact). More than enough time for the "action" enthusiast I would think, but not for someone who is after all day recording. Be sure to have spare & extended batteries on hand, if this is the case.
The quality of the video really depends on your lighting ( as is almost always the case) Bright outside light provided rich tones, though red heavy and a clear recording to my eye ( I'm in no way a professional videographer or photographer) Lower light cause the picture to develop some grain to it and a yellow tinge. Night recording was actually artificially brighter than what was actually happening at the time of shoot. What action I did catch, did appear to be smooth and stutter free.
Photo - All the modes offered worked as indicated and the camera offers a 16MP camera built in and the quality of the shots were good and very similar in characteristics as to what was described in the video section. The 7 burst shot mode was a neat feature to play with.
Just a note, the camera is recommended to be used with a Class 6 MCSD card or better up to 32 GB. I actually shot all my stuff on a Class 2 16GB card. I will be getting a class 10 card and if the quality is better I will revise and edit this review to highlight that fact.
The only thing that concerned me about this unit was how hot it got during recording and recharge. I'm sure if this is normal or not, but it did feel very warm to the touch after a 90 minute non stop recording session. The heat was centric to the Micro SD card area of the camera. The charging wasn't as hot, but still was warmer than I thought it should be.
Overall the camera itself would get a top score, but I have to knock it one for the extras. The slowish refresh and poor screen quality of the wristband knock it a half a point, the lack of a working APP for my smartphone ticked it another half off. If those two things aren't important to you, then this is you go to camera for all your action capture. It's extremely durable and provides great quality footage for it's price. Highly recommended and look forward to using it for POV footage on my PC builds via head strap.
Just want to note, though this unit was provided free in exchange for review, I felt it worth of purchasing a bunch of extras for it from Monoprice as i will be now using this camera on a daily basis.
Hope this review was helpful to you, and thanks for taking the time to read it. Remember...I’m review this outside of it’s intended purpose, and it does a good job in my eyes.
Ian - @torn_tv
PROS: Pros - Small, rugged case, remote operation. 1080P@60FPS at 140* view, Good picture/Video Quality.
Cons - Short Battery life, Slow refresh rate on watch display, really short watch battery life, Gets hot during use sometimes.
A lot of days I go racing and actually don't bother even setting up my action cameras because it is a pain to run around and turn their recording on and off constantly throughout the day. This system with the watch made everything easy, especially with it being able to sync and record with six cameras at once.
I compete in motorsports and action cameras are a standard for filming inside and outside of the car while on track. I have been using action cameras for a number of years and have seen the good and the bad from different systems. What drew me in to try this action camera was the watch control that would allow you to start and stop recording with the press of a button on the watch. Often times I don’t have time to run around my car and make sure my cameras are positioned correctly and recording before going out on track.
With this system I was able to check the views of four cameras and turn them on in sync directly from the watch. Is the view on the watch amazing? No, but for making sure your camera is pointed exactly where you want it, it does the job great. Being able to control the cameras recording and check the views from the watch allowed me to go out and race without having to worry whether or not I was going to have decent video footage from the event. The fact that I can control up to six cameras would let me have views from multiple angles to make sure I am rotating the car through each corner as best as possible.
My current video setup includes two cameras from another action camera company, but after having the chance to test this system I will be switching. I would highly recommend this system for anyone looking for an action camera. The quality is on par with other action cameras and the watch system gives you a level of flexibility not available elsewhere.
PROS: -Great Price.
-Lots of mounting and case accessories included.
-Did not have heat issues being in sunlight all day.
-Clear picture with great quality Lots of Frames per Second and aspect ratio options to work with.
-Camera and watch charge quickly.
CONS: -It would be nice to be able to turn the camera’s power completely on/off with the watch.
-It would be nice to have a case accessory that would allow for charging the camera while using it.
-It would be nice to have microphone upgrade accessories.
PROS: Nice specs/performance for the money.
CONS: Not great in low light conditions, the lens could be larger. Currently the Android app does not support lollipop.
PROS: Lightweight, the control screen is easy to use and operate, great quality pictures, great quality video
CONS: Doesn't come with a memory card.
PROS: Easy to use. Well built, solid. Great value, particularly with the live view watch. Video quality excellent. Manual is well written
CONS: Non-standard (read: not GoPro) mounting, forcing you to buy an adapter, and also forcing you to keep both Monoprice and GoPro mounts with you for various situations. How about just redesign your mount to be compatible out of the box??? If the mounts are to remain proprietary, then more "flavors" (options) are necessary. It's the reason for one point off the rating. The other point off is due to the smartphone app for Android 5, or lack thereof.
This package (12570) includes "standard tripod adapter". As long as the monopod you find uses the standard tripod screw size it will be compatible. Most of the tripods and monopods on Monoprice should be compatible with this adapter. Look for 1/4" thread on the mount (1/4" is the standard size for consumer cameras.) part 10264 is an example of a compatible monopod.