Gudsen Technology announced a new pocket-size stabilized camera under its MOZA line called MOIN. Unlike similarly designed cameras such as the DJI Osmo the new MOIN has a built-in flipping 2.45″ touchscreen which makes the mobile camera, less reliant on smartphones for control.
The MOIN is a small and light camera weighing in at just 168g with a 2.3″ three-axis stabilized sensor (12MP) and a very wide angle of view (14mm equivalent in 35mm or 120 degrees – much more than the OSMO 2 with only 20mm equivalent or 93 degrees field of view).
The side 2.45″ touch screen – better way to view and select targets
Its lens is not just wide it is also fast at f/2.2 (the OSMO is faster here at f/1.8 though) and it can shoot videos up to 4K 60p (or 1080p at 200 fps or 6X slow motion). It supports microSD expansion cards (up to 256GB), saves stills images both in JPG and DNG (as RAW).
The official battery life of the MOIN is almost 2.5 hours (the battery is 930mAh) and it should be able to charge in as little as 90 min.
The MOIN has both WIFI and BT and it supports the MOZA Artist app if you want to control it from a distance although this might not be needed as much as on the DJI OSMO due to the much larger touch screen on the unit itself.
The app does have a new feature called ‘Intelligent Silent Transfer‘ which should allow for faster transfer of media to the smartphone if you want to edit or share it which can be useful though. The app can also be set to transfer all images and videos from the MOIN to the smartphone automatically.
The MOIN with its screen folded
The MOIN sells for just under $300 (Gudsen priced the MOIN a little below the DJI OSMO 2 which sells for $350).
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