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ACTION CAMS

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This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

Two digit Led display shows battery level

 

What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

 
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Sunday
Jul052015

The Mini 0806 Dashcam Review - Better late than never.

Two false starts and over half a year later I've finally completed my review of the Mini 0806 Dashcam. It turns out that this one was worth the wait and if I didn't already have a K1S dual camera installed in both of my cars I'd definitely be using a Mini 0806 instead. 

For downloadable sample clips Click Here 

Purchasing the Mini 0806 - a few tips

I found the best deals for this camera are on eBay - Look for sellers offering the “3rd Gen” model to get the latest version. Check what's bundled - remember the CPL filter is usually an optional extra. The mounts come with or without GPS capability, so read the description carefully. Finally buy your own Class 10 MicroSD card from a reliable source, e.g. Amazon direct (not a marketplace seller) - I always have links to SD memory on the right hand side of this page and I've yet to buy a fake by following my own advice.

Click on your country below to see what offers are available where you live.

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The 0806 is also available on Amazon - but I'd stick to ebay (above) for the best prices and bundles.

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Reader Comments (134)

Eric - Your youtube profile has replies turned off to your comments, so I can’t reply to you there.

Yes if you plug this camera into a normal micro USB lead and plug that into an iPhone charger (as an example) then the camera will turn on and start recording. Unplug the lead and the camera will turn off. Most cameras will go into memory card storage mode when plugged into a computer, and I’m sure this one will too.

July 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Techmoan, Does this 806 run on a battery or a capacitor ? not much point if its a battery as you can't replace it, the battery in my 801 died after 50 weeks, ojocam replaced it under their 1 year warranty , I doubt they will do it again next year

July 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDoublediamond

Mat - apparently my profile in YT doesn't allow replies. I've looked high and low to see how to turn it back on. Frustrating how things keep changing.

July 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErkme73

Figured it out. Of course, it's not a YouTube setting. It's that invasive, cancerous-like Google+. Thanks for pointing out that replies were turned off. Wouldn't have known otherwise.

July 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErkme73

@DoubleDiamond. Yes the 0806 runs on a battery. Discussed in the video at 16:00 and 16:30

July 8, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi, having difficulty choosing a seller from your eBay link, none seem to be stating 3rd Gen, some are saying latest gen?
Do you have a link to a recommended seller?

Thanks

July 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

I don't, but 'latest gen' sounds right. The earlier batches were from months ago and shouldn't be available any more. The fact that a seller says 'latest gen' shows that they are paying attention to what they are selling.

July 8, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Mat,

Great in depth review of the 0806, I've been keeping an eye on this one over on Dashcam Talk and after a shaky start people seem to be getting reliable camera's now.

My personnel view on the 0806 is it may be good but its too expensive I had planned on changing my 0801's for this new camera but at nearly twice the price it won't be happening.

I've just installed two new Mobius Lens C super cap cameras in my car to replace the 0801's a definite step-up in video and audio quality...nice little units I'am quite impressed.

Do you plan on a Mobius update review anytime since the new versions seem to be a good update from the original version.

Thanks again looking forward to your next camera review...Go-pro cube maybe.

July 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKlippie

Hi Techmoan,

We I started watching your videos 2-3 years ago looking at dashcams, I have bought a few things on your recommendation but I havent found a dashcam until now. I like this mini 0803 but I also like the Transend dashcam you reviewed on 7-7-14, they are both about the same price in the US, is there anything about either that gives it an edge over the other?

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraxel

Mat - your review convinced me to pull the trigger. I ordered on from Amazon (Prime) to test - and found it to work SO much better. With the latest hacked Dashcamtalk firmware, it records at 40mbps and at the 21:9 FOV, it picks up EVERYTHING. I just placed an order for 8 more. Thanks!

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErkme73

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