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MD 80 Mini DV camera
« on: 04.02. 2011 12:31 »
 I just bought an MD 80 Mini DV camera for an amazingly low price of under £10 pounds including postage from Hong Kong. (Don't think they've been mentioned before?) 
It's about the size of a bluetooth headset, or the size of your thumb. The results were surprising good. Easily good enough for You Tube, or better. I used a 4 gig micro card with it and got about 53 minutes recording time. The internal rechargeable battery is probably only good for an hour anyway. Apparently class 4, which has a faster write speed, may work better than some cheaper cards. That's what I went for anyway. With reasonable sound too, and 720 x 480 res (it says?) Format is AVI, so you can even edit in Windows free Moviemaker
Great little camera for helmet mounting, etc. It's so small it can easily be clipped to your helmet or handlebars
Comes with a few mounting brackets, including one that clips on, driver disc, lanyard, etc. The instructions are very badly translated, though it's not difficult to figure out. There are quite a few on e bay, some even cheaper, but I bought direct from what looked like a reputable supplier in Hong Kong. I think there are some bad copies out there. 
Haven't had a chance to try it while riding my motorbike.
Try you tube there are some good videos? on it.
Great fun potential?


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Re: MD 80 Mini DV camera
« Reply #1 on: 09.02. 2011 21:06 »
Was it hard to set up ? What I should say is will it be hard to set up for a lay person ?

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Re: MD 80 Mini DV camera
« Reply #2 on: 11.02. 2011 15:53 »
No, it is really easy.  There are a couple of short videos on YouTube that show the person actually setting it up.  It is that quick to do!
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Re: MD 80 Mini DV camera
« Reply #3 on: 24.02. 2011 09:46 »
Looking for a bird box camera why they are so expensive when the MD80 is so reasonable ?