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GearBest.com sent me a Möbius C2 Mini Action Camera to review and well I like it.
No kidding right. The Möbius has been the lead camera in this form factor for a while and the C2 is just another step forward with a new lens @ 131 degrees of view. Sure other cameras are knocking on the door so it should be interesting to see what the future holds for us.
Now onto the Möbius C2.
I firmly believe the Möbius C2 is a welcome addition to the camera fleet.
Special if you are looking for a camera that is in a slimmer form factor.
Now with that smaller profile there are some sacrifices.
Battery life, sound and of course no screen but in the end you are still presented with a very capable video capturing device.
1080P / 720p / WVGA 5 - 30fps wide
131 degree wide view angle
Resolution: 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Maximum 32GB MicroSD
80 minutes run time
Perfect size or what?
The Möbius is right at home on board the HMB-235 Quad and put up very nicely with my not so impressive flying skills. So it is a tough camera.
But there are issues. I really wish there was some sort of tether hook option.
The skin of the camera itself is not corse enough to stick a velco patch so I ended up using the provided base. Which is not bad but having some means to tie the camera to the craft woud be a lot more comforting.
My other pet peeve is the modes. Once you flash the firmware (I'm getting to that soon...) were you can set the start up mode correctly it become a lot easier. Other wise well you have no idea. Luckly google is handy because on my first out of the box test I was stuck in photo mode.
Firmware. A few things to consider.
My C2 arrived with an older firmware which prevented me from using the latest Mobius Manger (Mac) software. (Software by Lorenzo G)
The V1 manager is fine but did not offer me access to the C2 lens setting. So I flashed the firmware.
To flash and gain access to the settings on the camera it is a pretty simple. Simply follow the directions (very carefully) and in no time you`ll have the Möbius running right. I mean who uses date time stamps anymore? ;)
Look for more footage soon.
The winds were not cooperating this past weekend so I could not put the camera on my Radian.
Looking forward to comparing footage to what I normally capture using the much smaller HD Wing Camera.
I will also be conducting some FPV tests in the near future as I've recently ordered the Mobius ActionCam FPV Docking Station with Mini Video Transmitter 5.8GHz 32ch 200mW
So there you have it. The Möbius is well worth the value and I will be putting it through its paces over the coming months. If you have any questions or comments ask below or even better join the discussions on our forums as I will post all my results there.
Andre Rousseau - Flite Test Reviews