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Mini DV80s – voice activated mini clip-on video camera


The Mini DV 80s is a tiny (2″ high) clip-on action video camera. My japanese is super rusty but it seems to have a 2 megapixel camera with a 72° field-of-view that can shoot in 1 lux. It records video using Motion JPG at 640×480 at 25 fps and the battery is good for 2 hours of video and sound recording. It writes onto a microSD card (up to 8Gb) and burns through about 1Gb of card space every 40 minutes. It also doubles as a web cam.


It works in temperatures ranging from -10°C to 60°C, takes 2 hours to charge and weighs all of 50 grams (2 oz). When you’re done, stick it into a Windows (2k, XP or Vista) USB port (1.1 or 2) and download. The other cool bit is it comes with different mounting kits. You can hang it off a lanyard around your neck, clip it on your belt or jacket, or even hard-mount it to a bike or a helmet. There’s also an arm band for you runners.


UPDATED – It looks like you can pick up an almost identical product, the Mega Mini Spy Camera Pro from Brickhouse Security

Thumb sized smallest class/Voice activated recording/Attachment brackets for bicycle helmet included/Also doubles as a webcam

Tags: gadget, mini+dv+80s, mini+video+camera

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

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  • where can i buy this beauty?


    Andy – Pompey

    • Hi Andy, I seem to have forgotten to add a link in the article. Just fixed it up now.


  • I sell it all over the world….if you want more info contact me at [email protected] bye

  • i cant find a good place to mount the camera to my helmet for gokarting.
    i tried it out the other day but it only filmed the steering wheel and was a complete waste of time.
    can anyone suggest a good place to mount it?

    Harry "The Prodogy" Neale

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