Mini 0805P

Mini 0805P

For 2017, a new Mini dash cam has been released, the Mini 0805P.  The Mini 0805P no longer uses an Ambarella processor which was common in most of the other Mini cameras.  The Mini 0805P uses the MStar MSC8328P processor (used to be called the AIT8328P before MStar acquired Alpha Imaging Technology – AIT).  From what we have seen in the past MStar and AIT processors have been used in lower end cameras.  That being said, numerous 2017 cameras are featuring this chipset.  This processor is combined with the Omnivision OV4689 CMOS sensor.

The Mini 0805P can record at 1296p resolution at 30fps.  The bit rate is quite high at approx 22Mbps.  Video quality during the day is very good however night quality is average, particularly when trying to make out details in dark scenes.  This is a bit disappointing considering the original Mini 0805 had good night quality (likely due to the Ambarella processor).

The Mini 0805P has a small same form factor and size (75x47x35mm) as the original Mini 0805.  The camera comes with a 1.5″ screen, G-sensor and a GPS mount.  Overall build quality is good.  The Mini 0805P uses a capacitor instead of a battery, making it more suitable for hot environments which is an improvement over the original Mini 0805.

We would like to thank our member Sunny who created a review on our forum and also this unboxing video.

Size Comparison

The following photo from our member Sunny compares the M9S (left) Mini 0805P (middle) and Firefly 7S (right).

Mini 0805P Comparison

Known problems

The Mini 0805P is a new camera and we have not heard of any common problems as of yet.

Mounting the Camera

Mini 0801 Mount 2

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

The Mini 0805P deviates from the previous Mini series camera by using an MStar MSC8328P processor instead of an Ambarella processor.  While decent during the  day time, video quality at night is disappointing.  That being said the price of the camera is inexpensive at under $70 and it does come with a capacitor instead of battery.  Form factor and GPS are great as well but reliability is unknown at this point (the entire Mini Series have not been the most reliable cameras).  Overall an okay camera for the price but if you are looking for good night quality, consider another camera.

To see what other owners are saying, visit our Mini 0805P Forum.

Firmware

We are not aware of any available firmware updates for this camera yet.

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Cylindrical
Country China
Processor MStar MSC8328P
CMOS Front Omnivision OV4689
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 1.5"
GPS Yes
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 2304×1296p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 22
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format MOV
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 100°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 64GB
Max Size (User) 64GB
Size Front (mm) 75 x 47 x 35
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp 0°C to 60°C
Battery Capacitor
Error Notification Screen
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) No
Apps PC
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Jan 2017
Unique Features None
Advantages Compact and discreet"
Good video quality
Disadvantages Disappointing night quality
No parking mode
Final Word Discreet, small, GPS and reasonably priced. Night quality is average and reliability is unknown.

Published: March 16, 2017

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Mini 0805P

The Mini 0805P is an okay camera for the price but if you are looking for good night quality, consider another camera.

Product SKU: Mini 0805P

Product Brand: Mini

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 70

Price Valid Until: 2021-02-04

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
6.7