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Mini-Review

Quelima A3s Mini Cam





For Review I have the Quelima A3s from Gearbest





The A3s came with 3 mounts , two permanent style mounts and one gator style of mount . Also there is the USB power / Data cable and instructions .




Here I have the A3s mounted to my sunglasses with the gator clip mount .











No mater what you read , or what some one say's . These cams are motion JPG ( MJPG ) and native resolution is not 1080 . It could be 720 or possibly lower . If anyone say's otherwise ? You really want some evidence .






You might be wondering why ? you should consider the A3s over say the SQ12 . And the answer is simple , run time . The SQ12 I have will record some 36.5 minutes ( best so far at 1080 setting ) of video till the internal battery say's enough . On the other hand the A3s will record 80 minutes of video at the same setting . That is quite simply a massive difference .


Quelima A3s sample video (2 min 37 sec)




Quelima A3s Going for a drive (8 min 21 sec)







Using the A3s

Quite simply the functions and the way to use the A3s are the same as for the SQ12 .

SQ12 Camera Quick user guide (4 min 14 sec)


File size is a little larger on the A3s compared to the SQ12 but I wonder if the video quality is really that much better ? when you take file size into consideration . What I did like was the decent audio quality from such a small cam , I was a little surprised that it was as good as it was . As with the SQ12 , I wonder about the lens focus and if it is not set a little too close to the camera rather than infinity . Video files are saved in 5 minute chunks and as with the SQ12 you can run the A3s as a dash camera connected to USB power .

With the price of the A3s under $20 USD ( That's like 2 burgers and fries ) and doing a much better job that some of the cheap action cams on Feebay , I don't think there is much in the way of competition to the A3s . Looking at say the SJ4000 clones that litter Feebay .

1) A3s has better video quality

2) A3s has better Audio

3) A3s has longer recording time

4) A3s video codec is easy to use ( Don't require codec downloading to view )

5) A3s is smaller

6) A3s is probably better quality



The only real competition to the Quelima A3s just might be other Quelima cam models such as the SQ12 , SQ11 , and SQ13 to name a few .



Web Cam / Security Cam

Now with the right software ( IP Camera Viewer 4 - Debut Video Capture ) you can connect to the A3s VIA your computer . I don't do chat , so I can't verify that the A3s will work with your CHAT APP , but it certainly does work with the two software's listed .


Quelima security cam ( SQ12 ) (0 min 39 sec)




At the moment I am using the SQ12 as a security cam , attached / connected to my PC . This way if something goes bump I can see right away into the car port . Now the cam is very poorly placed because it is inside the house on the window frame looking out . But it's just there for testing . A great thing is you can record to your computer and not have to have a micro SD card installed in the cam . Even better is the small size of these cams allowing for some very stealthy monitoring of sensitive areas , like maybe your store , front door / yard , or children's play area .

And it's so easy to lose track of time on the computer so maybe using a split screen for work and the other side for video monitoring ? Or just occasionally bringing up the monitoring software so you can see what's going on .



The Quelima A3s and other Quelima cams have so many potential uses for a very small price , I am sure that there is a cam that might fit your needs . Taking the price bracket into consideration and silliness of say comparing a $20 USD or less cam against something costing a lot more , well ! I am some what impressed with the A3s , especially the run time on the internal battery and the audio quality ... I am giving the A3s 8 out of 10 .
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