[NRVR-Members] Rocket Cams

Adrien Drouault adrien.drouault at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 11:17:31 CST 2018

Mine is a 120 degree; I'd kind of like to get a 70 degree to see how it
does, because, in general, I prefer a narrower FoV.

So, in my experience, the issues with the 808 cameras:

   - All the different models/types/generations can be confusing and
   problematic.  Make sure you order a "good" one
   - Even if you order a "good" model number, hope/pray/sacrifice
   chickens/burn incense/cross fingers that it's legit and not counterfeit
   - Even with all of the above, it still might not fit in your housing,
   and/or you may have other odd experiences with it
   - As should probably be expected with electronics of Chinese origin, the
   documentation can be an adventure

(Lots of good info at http://www.chucklohr.com/808/index.shtml)

I paid about $40 for mine, from Amazon.  Officially, it's a #16, which is
one of the "good" ones (same type you linked above, but I think mine was a
different "brand".  Maybe not one of the "good" ones after all...)

Overall, I really dig it, but it has some quirks.  Fortunately, the first
time I flew it, the stars aligned and everything was perfect.  That was
followed by a string of flights with failed video.  More recently, I've
encountered audio weirdness around the point where it switches between
files (make sure you pick "2GB files" over "3 minutes", because you'll get
fewer files and, thus, fewer gaps).  And I'm still trying to figure out a
way to get a wind screen on the microphone, because the wind noise is

If something happens to this camera, or if I get sick enough of it, I'll
probably go with a Mobius to replace it.  Although I still want to figure
out a way to mount my GoPro Hero Session ...

Of course, once you start getting video, then you get into video editing
software, and data overlay software, and it becomes another rabbit hole.

Or maybe that's just me.  :)

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 12:10 AM Thomas Tweeks Weeks <tom at theweeks.org>

> Hey guys..
> On the 808 keychain cameras.. you guys prefer the 70 degree (drone style)
> lenses or the 120 degree (fish eye) lenses?
> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GQHBXUQ/ref=psdc_12909791_t2_B078RQLJ1K
> Also.. with all the shoddy 808 reviews.. I'm also thinking about spending
> a little more and getting a Mobius:
> https://www.amazon.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-Sports/dp/B00DP1WYD2/
> Thoughts?
> Tweeks
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