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For examination - MD 80 DV

 
 

 
 

Features:

  • Thumb size alloy housing
  • Manual and sound activated recording
  • Web camera for online video chat
  • Supports AVI video format
  • Low illumination, high resolution image with 2000K pixels
  • High speed recording and quick light response
  • 30 frames per second for 720*480 video output
  • Built-in Li rechargeable battery lasts 2 hours
  • Supports 16G memory card (max)
  •  Easy operation with LED indicator
  • Supports USB 2.0
  •  Flexible installation with clip and bracket
  •  Supports JPEG picture format

 

Specifications:

Pixel - 2000000 color CMOS
View Angle - 50°
Minimum Illumination - 1Lux(Min)
Battery Capacity - 230mAH
Consumption Current  - 120mA/3.7V(Max)
Store Temperature -  -20℃ ~80℃
Operation Temperature -  -10℃ ~50℃
Operation Humidity - 15-85%RH
Memory medium - Micro SD Card (TF Card)
SD Capability - Max 16GB Micro SD Card
Video Function and Format - Video decode use motion JPEG, recording for AVI format. VGA (720*480@30frame/second)
USB Jack - USB 2.0
Weight - 19g(approx.)
Dimension - 55x20x20mm (approx.)
Operation System - Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP/Vista, Mac OS10.4




Well , promises promises . 
This is a nicely specked out camera I will say , easy to use functions , lots of accessories , the driver disc unfortunately , is a blank plastic disk .
Yeah ! , looks like a CD , printed out like a CD , even sais driver and disc on the piece of round plastic [ that's all it is , a round bit of plastic with writing on it ]
Anyhow , sometimes the computer can access the Mini DV and other times not , bit of hit and miss in that regard ..

 Also the battery was not much chop , by that I mean it wont hold a charge , your lucky to get maybe 2 minutes of video before it runs out of steam , it does work though , just not as well as expected unfortunately . 

 Now I did mount mine to a 450 electric helicopter (RC) as I am interested in trying aerial photography or video-ography as the case may be . And the camera hates it , way to much vibration for it to deal with , even when the camera was wrapped in foam .

 At this time [ due to the battery issue ] I will have to put this aside for another day , perhaps it will make for a nice mod host [ new battery and possibly some re engineering and the possible loss of its body ]  Will see how things go . 

Now while the camera is still , [ not moving ] it takes decent video , with decent color rendition , so for other uses , this could be a decent little performer , unfortunately for me , with a dud battery , I didn't get to do much of anything except verify its not much good for heli video ..

Hmmm so in a nutshell ..

Decent color rendition
Works [ Camera ]
Battery = BAD very Bad !
Drivers = What drivers ? 
Instruction manual = The Chinese really , badly , urgently , need ENGLISH speaking people to proof read manuals .
In this case the negatives out weigh the positives , and I give this one the thumbs down [ this Camera from my retailer =  fashion_wholesale on Ebay . ]