808 #26

Hetai 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

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Disassembling the Camera

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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.

Where to purchase for lowest price

This camera predominantly sells on eBay however we do not recommend purchasing given the high price, cable issues and heat generated.

Firmware

WARNING!  MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

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

 808 #26
Price$100
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ManufacturerInnovv Tech
CountryChina
Specifications 
ProcessoriCatch SPCA6330
CMOSOmnivision OV2710
Channels1
Screen
GPS
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock Files
Video 
Max Resolution1080p 30fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)12
Video FormatAVI
CompressionH.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle70°
Recording 
SD Card TypeMicroSD
Max Size (Spec)32GB
Max Size (User)32GB
Other 
Size (mm)19 x 36 x 59
MountAdhesive
Power Supply5V
Operating Temp0˚C to 70˚C
Battery500mAh
Release DateJun 2013
AppsPC
Unique FeaturesNone
Rating 
AdvantagesSmall size
DisadvantagesRequires a special USB Cable
Camera gets hot
Expensive
Video Day
Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness
Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordInferior to the Mobius in every way. Get the Mobius instead.

Published:  October 4, 2013