Mobius actioncam – best mini quadcopter camera
With only 38grams and FULL HD resolution the Mobius actioncam is probably the best action camera for aerial filming. It can be lifted even with medium sized quadcopters like the JJRC H8C or Syma X5C.
There are three different type of lens that can be installed on the Mobius cam depending on the field of view (FOV) that you are planning to film. The lens “A” has only 87 degree angle of view, meanwhile the new Mobius lens “C” has 131 degree. For aerial videos and first person view flights I prefer the wider lens “C”.
Being a sports camera, the Mobius also has an option to record at high frame rate. Unfortunately, 60fps can be achieved only at 720P and not on full HD 1080p.
To keep the lightest weight, the camera comes with the minimal required hardware, without any fancy things like LCD display, G-sensor or GPS.
Through the mini-USB port (not micro-USB) you can charge the build-in 820mAh battery and also connect the Mobius to your computer in order to make the desired camera settings.
The Mobius action cam has only 3 buttons, “Power” to ON/OFF the camera, “M” for mode selection and “Shutter” button to start/stop video recording or take pictures. The default camera mode is video recording – 1080p at 30fps.
Mobius action cam features and specs
|Image sensor||CMOS Mobius|
|Sensor size||1/2.7″, ~3.5 mega pixels (no up scaling)|
|Lens||Standard lens “A” – 87 degrees, wide angle lens “B” – 116 degree, New improved Mobius wide angle lens “C” – 131 degree|
|Video formats||Full HD 1080P 30fps and HD 720P 60fps. H.264/AVC1 video codec|
|Audio format||Dual channel, 512 Kbps PCM (CD quality).|
|Photo resolution||2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720|
|Working modes||Time Lapse photo shooting. Video Clip mode (3minutes, 5minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes). Time lapse video mode (0.25s, 0.5s, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 30s). Motion detection videos. Audio only mode.|
|Battery||3.7v 820mAh or 520mAh, up to 120 minutes working time|
|Storage||Up to 32GB (some 64 & 128GB cards), must use Class 4 or above|
|Configuration||By SYSCFG.txt or mSetup Mobius Actioncam and Keychain #16 configuration utility|
|Connectors||mini USB for charging and AV-out|
|Other||180 degrees flips, WDR mode and autorecord mode|
|Camera size||5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm|
|Weight||37g with battery|
Due to the constant improvements that Mobius manufacturer makes to the camera, the features and specs I have shown here could be already outdated.
Included with Mobius action cam:
- 3.7v 820mAh battery;
- Mini USB data and charging cable;
- Lens cover;
- Mounting sleeve (base);
- Velcro Patch;
- Mini screwdriver;
- Mobius user manual.