Watch out GoPro, Monoprice is coming after your bread and butter. The popular manufacturer of displays and computer accessories has released a second generation of its action camera into the wild. Not only does it have specs that match up to GoPro’s HERO+ line of cameras, Monoprice has included a killer feature that lets you see live video while the action occurs…
Aside from the MHD 2.0’s respectable specs, it’s the “Live View RF Wrist Remote” that Monoprice includes that has got our attention. Whether you’re in on the action or filming from a far, you’ll be able to see the action develop right on your wrist. Additionally, you’ll be able to control, play and pause the camera via the wearable. It can control up to six Monoprice Action Cameras at once for those that are into multi-angle setups.
The camera itself has many of the features that we’d expect: 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, 16MP still photos and a waterproof up to 196 feet for 60 minutes. It has a built-in display for controlling the menus but not video playback. A 140 degree lens allows for capturing wide angle shots, while the burst mode can capture time-lapse photos and videos. Wireless 802.11n connectivity is also included for communicating with an iPhone or Android device.
Monoprice’s MHD 2.0 Action Camera is meant to be a budget friendly option, coming in at $199.99 or $159.99 without the viewfinder wearable. Much like Monoprice’s other offerings, its outward appearance may lack a flashier design but that helps deliver a lower price point. Regardless, this may be the lowest priced, quality entry point for those looking to get into action cameras.
Monoprice Introduces MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera and Live View RF Wrist Remote
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA — (Marketwired) — 06/17/15 — With summer adventures underway, Monoprice, the leading provider of first-to-market, high-quality and affordably priced consumer electronics and accessories, today announced the availability of its MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera with Live View RF Wrist Remote. Expanding upon the offerings of Monoprice’s first generation model, the new MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera can be controlled and viewed using the accompanying wrist watch remote, can communicate with a smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi to review footage, and can record videos and photos with the included Android™ or iOS® App. The action camera also features an OLED display that allows users to view the camera menus in bright or dim light settings.
“With society increasingly craving effective ways to capture every moment, we recognized the opportunity to deliver an improved action camera that not only meets the standards set by well-known competitors but surpasses them through the inclusion of new technologies,” said Bernard Luthi, President of Monoprice. “In addition to offering this camera at one of the lowest prices on the market, we are including a variety of accessories that make it ready to use without requiring consumers to purchase anything additional. This allows us to stay true to our commitment to quality and convenience at an incredible value.”
Retailing for $199.99, the MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera is the successor of Monoprice’s MHD Sport Wi-Fi Action Camera. In addition to the Live View RF Wrist Remote, which can be paired with up to six MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Cameras at a time to capture a variety of different angles simultaneously and start/stop recording when ready, the camera comes with a number of accessories including an IPX8 rated waterproof case offering protection up to depths of 60 meters for 60 minutes, adhesive mounts, a tripod mount, and a wall charger. Other notable features include:
- 3.4mm f/2.8 lens
- Captures full HD 1080p video images at 60fps, 720p at 120fps and WVGA at 240fps
- Takes still photos at 5, 8, 12, or 16 megapixels resolution
- Uses H.264 video codec and mp4 file format
- 140 degree wide-angle lens with selectable fields of view
- Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Supports time lapse recording and interval shooting
- Burst mode captures 7 images in 1 second
The MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera is also available without the wrist remote for $159.99. For more information on the MHD Sport Wi-Fi Action Camera and Live View RF Wrist Remote, or to check out all of the company’s newest products, please visit Monoprice.com.
About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com) Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in high-quality yet affordable electronics and tech products, including a wide variety of electronic cables, home theater equipment, networking and IT gear, mobile accessories, PC and gaming accessories, pro audio equipment, imaging equipment, and ink and toner. Established in 2002, Monoprice offers over 6,500 of its own branded products via its website, www.monoprice.com. The company has built its stellar brand reputation through strong customer word-of-mouth, the consistent ability to deliver premium quality products at prices far below other national brands, and unmatched customer service. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Spiceworks, and YouTube. Monoprice is a business unit of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR).