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Monoprice MHD Action Camera (similar to GoPro) $83 w/free shipping

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[OP]
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[Amazon.ca] Monoprice MHD Action Camera (similar to GoPro) $83 w/free shipping

Last I saw this it was $99 USD or so from Monoprice.com directly (plus a ton for shipping)... maybe close to $130 landed cost. For $83 CAD, I had to pull the trigger!

Product Features
Capture all the action with this MHD Action Camera from Monoprice!
This camera boasts a full, high-definition 1920x1080p display with 24-bit color depth at 30 frames per second. It can also be set to capture at the lower 1280x720p, 24-bit resolution with 30 fps. It features an ultra-wide 120° field of view, so you can really get up close and personal with your shots.
The camera is waterproof to depths up to 10 meters without a separate outer enclosure. It is also shock, dust, and freeze proof, all features that are necessary in an extreme sports action camera. A waterproof microphone allows you to capture the entire audio/video experience. A two-axis gyroscopic sensor ensures that the video maintains the proper orientation.
The camera weighs only 3.9 ounces and measures 3 3/4" long, 1 7/8" high, and 1 1/2" wide. It comes with a mounting bracket and can also be mounted onto a standard 1/4"x20 threaded mount, giving you maximum flexibility in how you use it.
A one-touch slide switch is used to start and stop recordings. The switch is about 1" long by 3/8" wide, so you can easily start and stop a recording without having to remove your gloves.
A locking and removable cap on the rear of the unit gives access to the resolution selection switch (FHD or HD), the hardware reset button, the micro-SD card slot, which can accommodate a card up to 32GB size, the mini-B USB port for charging and data sync, and a Micro HDMI® port for direct video output to an HDTV. The internal battery has sufficient charge to allow up to 3 hours of continuous recording and up to 6 hours of standby mode.
In addition to being used as a video camera, the MHD Action Camera is also a 5 megapixel still camera. A large button on the top of the unit is used to snap pictures in Single Photo, Burst, and Time Lapse modes with 24-bit color depth.
The camera has plug and play operation and is automatically recognized as a storage device by Windows and Mac® computers. Integrated software can be installed to a Mac or Windows PC to allow access to the internal settings. The software is compatible with Windows XP SP3 or later or Mac OS X® 10.5 or later.
Note: Windows Media Player sometimes has trouble reading the audio stream of the .MOV files created by this camera. If you experience trouble, try installing and using the Apple QuickTime® Player or the freeware VLC Media Player instead.

Actual product page:
http://www.amazon.ca/MonoPrice-110159-M ... oprice+mhd

Review here:
http://gizmodo.com/5988435/monoprice-mh ... ad-for-100
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Thanks OP. I was looking to try this item out for a while now. Getting it from Amazon.ca will save a bit of money on exchange/shipping and any extra duties.
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Reviews are pretty mixed for this thing...
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lockec wrote: Reviews are pretty mixed for this thing...
Anything better recoommendation for this price range?
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GoPro... one of those things everybody on RFD seems to think they need but probably only one in ten knows why. For those 9 people better to just get this one.
[OP]
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If anyone is actually ordering from Monoprice... there's this deal for $15 off. 15-off-50-monoprice-1452681/

Not sure what that works out to, but if you need other stuff... worth knowing! I actually ordered the camera from Amazon then went ahead and ordered some speakers from Monoprice anyway (had them shipped across the border for pickup).

Cheers
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Any ideas if this offers head strap mount and or helmet mount?
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Non-removable battery?
no standard 1/4" camera mount?
No remote?
No LCD screen (BT/WiFi) to know if you are shooting the correct thing?
No way to rotate to lens?

No Thanks.


I would like to see some raw footage off the camera

Here's a YouTube demo... It looks like crap.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICjzehQZlDM

Save your money, get a used GoPro or last generation Drift HD.
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There are lots of other good options that aren't gopro. Liquid Image Ego works very well for its price point and the customer service is amazing if you have any problems. They also have a new model the Ego LS coming out. I am looking forward to trying out one of the EGO LS when it comes out.Here is there website http://www.liquidimageco.com/ But if you are looking for something cheap find a used Contour bullet cam off ebay which is similar to the monoprice cam above. They are a great quality cam and depending on what model you get they have some great features.

Or if you go across the border often and just want something to fool around with that will take half decent video pick up one of these.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vivitar-DVR78 ... M/29531770
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Diesel7926 wrote: There are lots of other good options that aren't gopro. ......] But if you are looking for something cheap find a used Contour bullet cam off ebay which is similar to the monoprice cam above. They are a great quality cam and depending on what model you get they have some great features.
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F.Y.I. Something that I learned the other day was that Contour is back in business, as of late last year.
http://singletrackworld.com/2013/11/con ... the-brink/

I'm hoping for some new models from them this year.
Wrocky
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Wrocky wrote: F.Y.I. Something that I learned the other day was that Contour is back in business, as of late last year.
http://singletrackworld.com/2013/11/con ... the-brink/

I'm hoping for some new models from them this year.
From what i understand they are going to bring back just the 2 models the Roam 2 and the +2. I am glad to see they have been brought back from the dead, i have a +2 and love it

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