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 808 Car Keys Micro Camera Review
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808 Mates Micro Camera Mate808 with 120 Degree Lens
The Mate808 is one version of the 808 car keys micro camera.

160411 - What's new - This 808 claims to be 1080p, 30 FPS, and is the same 20 gram weight and size (32 x 52 x 15 mm) of the original 808 camera released in 2009.  Uses a micro USB connector, not the mini USB, not the 8-pin USB. Available with a 70 or 120 degree lens.

160419 The Mate808 is a high definition 1600 x 1200 video camera up-scaled to 1920x1080. It is small in size, very light weight and low cost. The low power design records for a long time and the camera does not get hot. The video has some some JPG artifacts and the video files are very large.

160411 The producer of the 808 #11, #18 and #26 notified me that the Mate808 is being sold on eBay and Amazon.  Produced by Hetai Digital Technology Co.,Ltd,, eBay: hxelepro360 and eletech086, MateCam, Matecam,Ltd,

160411 - Ordered a 70 and 120 Mate808.
160417 - Received two cameras.                  
160411 - I have ordered the camera and will review it when it is received.  Delivered from China.
160417 - Received cameras.

The brand is Matecam.  The company name is Matecam,Ltd.  The camera name is Mate808.  The website (under construction) is

My review of the Mate808 at RCGroups is at:

Available for sale at:

160418 - Mate808 Metrics, 70 and 120 cameras
160418 I received two Mate808 cameras, one with 70 lens and one with 120 lens.

Weight of camera without flash card. 
70 - 16.31g
120 - 17.06g
Weight of my Samsung SDHC 32GB is 0.24g.
Weight of my 808 #16 V1 camera with D lens, no lens cap, is 18.6g.

120 camera - Dimensions empirical 56.5 x 32.9 x 15.2 mm.  The lens has an OD of 10.0 mm.  A lens cap is not provided but one should be used.  The 808 #16 D lens OD is 10 mm and the lens cap fits the Mates808 lens. 
70 camera - Dimensions empirical 56.2 x 32.9 x 15.2 mm.
The plastic case has approximately the shape of the original 808 from 2009.  The bottom surface is rounded so it does not sit flat like the 808 #16.  The case bottom is embossed with "#18", probably because the producer of the 808 #18 makes the Mate808.

When received, I started charging the cameras.  The 120 camera took longer to charge, so the initial charge might have been lower.  Initial charge current:
70 - 175 mA
120 - 325 mA

160419 Firmware version JH_7556_03543459.bin is 30 FPS and seems to have no missing frames.
160418 The Firmware as delivered was 30 FPS but had about 23% missing frames. 

Photo resolution is always 1280x720.  JPG.  Every image is 1.25 MB (1311344 bytes).  Applies to both lenses and any video resolution.

Video file wrapper
- AVI.
Video stream - codec is MJPG.
Missing frame rate - Firmware JH_7556_03543459.bin is 30 FPS and seems to have no missing frames.  Missing frame rate was tested using single-frame-step in VirtualDub and the KMPlayer.  This missing frame rate applies to both 720p and 1080p.
Audio Stream
- Audio stream is always PCM.  Sample Rate 32000.  Bit rate 512 Kbps.  One channel.

70 degree, 720p

70 degree, 1080p
Measured horizontal angle of view (HAOV)
Test1 - At a 36 inch distance, an 11 inch wide paper page is 628 pixels wide in a 1920x1080 frame.  From this data, the calculated HAOV of 50.07 degrees.
Test2 - Using a tape measure the full width of the image.  TBD.

120 degree, 720p

120 degree, 1080p
Sample KMPlayer Media Info, Outdoor sunny daylight.
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 194 MiB
Duration : 36s 667ms
Overall bit rate : 44.4 Mbps
Video #0
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 36s 667ms
Bit rate : 43.4 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.697
Stream size : 190 MiB (98%)
Audio #1
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 36s 0ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 512 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 2.20 MiB (1%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 1019 ms (30.56 video frames)


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