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Old Feb 03, 2014, 05:02 PM
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TOPCAM Sport Actioncam 1080p

Just got this from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171181733559...84.m1439.l2649

Looks like it has some kinda image stabilization built in.
Or a Mobius Knock off?

I can't seem to find any info about it online. Did a quick video today, and it did look really good... YEARS ahead of the #16 808 V2 I had been using. WAY to windy/bouncy to post, but I'll put it a vid later this week once the Santa Anna's die down.

Saves as AVI files (kinda a pain on Mac OSX since you have to convert to mp4's to actually see them)

Just wondering if anyone else has tried these yet?

I'm pretty happy with the picture for the price.
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Old Feb 09, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Have you got a Mobius to compare the quality to?
Also does it do wide angle 720@60 or reduced FOV like mobius?

Thanks
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 05:57 PM
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Hi.

Do you have some new experience wtih Topcam. Can you make a comparison footage with Mobius.
Thanks

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Just got this from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171181733559...84.m1439.l2649

Looks like it has some kinda image stabilization built in.
Or a Mobius Knock off?

I can't seem to find any info about it online. Did a quick video today, and it did look really good... YEARS ahead of the #16 808 V2 I had been using. WAY to windy/bouncy to post, but I'll put it a vid later this week once the Santa Anna's die down.

Saves as AVI files (kinda a pain on Mac OSX since you have to convert to mp4's to actually see them)

Just wondering if anyone else has tried these yet?

I'm pretty happy with the picture for the price.
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 06:31 PM
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I found this on YT

TOPCAM Sports ActionCam -- first test (2 min 53 sec)
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 06:47 PM
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Just put this together today... No stablization or Color correction. windy out there 15-20kt winds. lots of thermals as it was nearly 95 today
Sorry for the bumps, I need to wake up earlier.

FPV Bixler 2 on a windy desert day. Testing out TOPCAM action camera (2 min 36 sec)
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Not bad video for the Topcam and nice flying
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 07:22 PM
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The color seems to be pretty good. Detail is actually much better than the youtube upload (I messed it up somewhere in the editor) Seems like a nice little cam for $70
I noticed it had problems with the auto iris on cloudy days. getting too dark going into the sun when there was a cloud layer.
I haven't messed with any settings yet.

And thanks!
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Can we use the topcam also as webcam like thr mobius?
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 07:51 AM
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Mobius vs. TopcaM

2 screenshot from real videos, not photos!

Mobius with 0.47 fw wide lens:


Topcam:


I think much more realistic the topcam...mobius to saturate too much blue but a little bit detailed pixel as we see far objects on the pics
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 09:08 AM
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Nice comparison shot, not a bad camera at all
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Topcam normal lens vs. Mobius wide

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Nice comparison shot, not a bad camera at all
Thanks...and thats the video comparison just first test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKQvZwlImeE

The colour are more realistic on topam

The topcam codec sometimes make noise on the video footage...you csnt see this on raw video.
I think topcam had only 90 degree Fov not 120 as we can read on ebay descriptions .
Mobius on this video had the wide lens version.
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 05:14 AM
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2 screenshot from real videos, not photos!

Mobius with 0.47 fw wide lens:


Topcam:


I think much more realistic the topcam...mobius to saturate too much blue but a little bit detailed pixel as we see far objects on the pics
0.47 firmware on the Mobius is very very very old. Try updating to the latest firmware and reposting a comparison. The Mobius firmware has come a long way. Color looks far better in the lastest versions.
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 11:54 AM
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Topcam cause harmful interference to radio LRS? Mobius has this property.
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Old Mar 20, 2014, 01:02 PM
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Mobius ActionCam vs TOPCAM - On RC Aerial Video - On HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1 + KK2.0 (9 min 53 sec)


Just order on of these cam for 59.6$

Anybody did check the AV out signal .. it is clean or it has some useless information on it , like most of CAR DVR do on AV out ?

How big is the LiPo battery inside ? 500mAh ?

What is the weight of this cam ? Same as mobius or lighter or heaver ?

Finally .. the automatic flip 180deg video ... how does it work ? It use the accelerometer inside ?

Thanks

e_lm_70

ps: Today in an experiment I did kill my G1W camera ... in the depression I did order a new G1W (I found one for 36$) ... and I also order this cam
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Has anyone else gotten one of these? I am seriously considering getting one. I asked the Ebay seller what the angle of view was and he responded it was 110 degrees. So that seems pretty good. Someone mentioned adjusting the settings. How do you do that? I understand the manual will be sent to you by email if you buy one. Is there a way to connect to your computer and adjust the settings with a program? Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to learn a little more before I order one.

Thanks for any info you can share.

Carroll
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