808 #26

808 #26

The 808 #26, is a Chinese key chain camera manufactured by Hetai Digital Technology.  The camera has very good picture quality during the day and good picture quality at night.  It records 1080p at 30f/s with an average bit rate of approximately 12,000kpbs  This camera is based on the iCatch SPCA6330 processor and Omnivision OV2710 CMOS sensor.

This is one of the first keychain cameras that has auto-start, auto-stop and cycle recording and the size is quite small at 19.1 x 35.8 x 59.1 mm.  The camera does not come with a G-sensor or GPS.

While the small size is attractive, there are many negatives with this camera.

  • Requires a special UC-E6 Mini-USB Cable which for some reason is not included.  If the wrong USB cable is used, the camera could get bricked or destroyed
  • The camera is all metal and gets very hot to the touch, even hotter than the Mobius
  • Price tag of $100 is quite expensive considering the Mobius has better picture quality, more features and costs less
  • Firmware updates are infrequent

A video review of this camera has been provided by our member Mtz.

Known problems

Due to the high price tag and associated issues, this camera has not become popular as a dash cam.  Hence very few problems have been reported.

Camera Mount

808 #26 car mount 1
808 #26 car mount 2
808 #26 car mount 3
808 #26 car mount 4
808 #26 car mount 5

Disassembling the Camera

808 #26 Disassembled 2
808 #26 Disassembled

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

While the video quality is good and the small size is excellent, this camera is inferior to the Mobius in almost every way.  The Mobius is better value for the money if you are looking for the smallest possible dash cam today.

Firmware

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Firmware Update Instructions

  1. Copy the DV_898.BRN file to the root of the SD card
  2. Power On the camera and the upgrade will start
  3. The red and green lights will be flashing
  4. The camera will turn off after more than 1 minute. Upgrade finished

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware version is Firmware_26_20130730_DV_898.

Previous Firmware

Firmware_#26_20130614_DV_898

Setup Tool

A small setup tool GUI is provided and can be downloaded here.

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Action Cam
Form Factor Hanging - Low Profile Rectagular
Country China
Processor iCatch SPCA6330
CMOS Front Omnivision OV2710
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen No
GPS No
G-Sensor No
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files No
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 12
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format AVI
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 70°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 32GB
Size Front (mm) 19 x 36 x 59
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp 0°C to 70°C
Battery 500mAh
Error Notification No
Apps PC
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Jun 2013
Unique Features None
Advantages Small size
Disadvantages Requires a special USB Cable
Camera gets hot
Expensive
Final Word Inferior to the Mobius in every way. Get the Mobius instead.

Published:  October 4, 2013

808 #26 - DashCamTalk
808 26 camera

The 808 #26 is inferior to the Mobius in every way. Get the Mobius instead.

Product SKU: 808 #26

Product Brand: Hetai

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 100

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
5.5