I don't know why , but I just had to rush in
and buy a Mini 0826 as soon as one was available at a reasonable price .
So I must say I am rather pleased with everything about this cam except
the fact that it is some what out of focus . And this is such a
bush-league mistake or error for a manufacturer to make , or allow a cam
that is out of focus out the door . ( Yeah my bad luck )
I like the redesigned mount , much sturdier and tighter than the Mini
0805 I had . Also so far it looks like the only thing to complain about
is the out of focus lens on the camera , as well there is the PAL VS
NTSC issue , but everything else seem to be
working fine ( I will update if anything goes cactus ) . I also don't
like the tiny , miniscule , freaking small text in the menu . Yes I
know its a small cam , but it could be just a whisker larger ( font size
Time for some video samples , here is a static Audio comparison and Full
HD 1920x1080 video
I did mention video quality right , well a serious issue is what happens
between the PAL and NTSC settings ( two setting you have to record in )
. Now in other cams I never noticed that there might be a variance , but
apparently there can be ( previously I set my cams to PAL since I live
in Oz ) So here is a sample that compares PAL and NTSC ..
NTSC was on top and PAL on the bottom . And you may have noticed a
severe drop in video quality in the PAL video
Next lets check out the wide screen setting , 2560x1080 .
Sorry about the audio , but it was a warm day and all my windows were
Next video is my Ausdom A261 VS the Mini 0826
And here is the night time comparison
I am relatively pleased with the 0826 , there are two very unfortunate
issues with my sample . The PAL vs NTSC , recording in PAL results in
seriously degraded video quality , is this a firmware issue ? And then
there is the out of focus lens . The mini series has been plagued by
issues for a very long time . And one has to wonder why ?
I can not recommend the 0826 to anyone , as there are better cams in
this price range . And with the faults in mine , I would be recommending
a faulty product .
Perhaps wait and see , or spin the lottery wheel , or better still chose
a proven product . ( your choice )