MB500 MMS black flash digital camera Test
MB500 is a well camouflaged black flash camera with GSM
function. This means that it can function as a stand alone
black flash camera with HD video and audio recording
capabilities while also being able to send photos to your email address and phone
numbers. It can operate in MMS (text messaging) and GPRS
(data) modes. In MMS it will consume a text message on
your cell phone plan for each photo. In GPRS it will
consume a small amount of your monthly bandwidth on your cell
utilizes a color viewing screen that allows for photo viewing as
well as video playback.
battery compartment warehouses 12 AA batteries and Lithium Ion
are recommended. We always perform our battery life using
Rayovac Alkalines which means battery life will be improved
using Lithium AA or the external battery.
sensing tests revealed sensing beyond 60 feet at 41 degrees.
01-28-2013 update: I turned off the
GSM function and placed the camera in Video mode using the HD
(high def) setting for 10 second duration. The day videos
(no flash) were a true 720p (1280x720) dimension while the night
clips came out in VGA (720x400). The camera will switch to
a lower resolution for night automatically. I also noticed that
the duration dropped from 10s to 2s on the night clips which is
no doubt a result of a battery level. I have pushed this
camera hard in GSM mode and the battery levels are getting low.
The daytime video with audio was acceptable while the night
clips were a bit grainy. Please view the samples below.
02-22-2013 update: I just wanted to
clarify the setup on this camera. There is actually two
ways to change the settings. One is using the quick setup
on the camera itself and the menus. A couple of quick settings
changes and its ready for you to input your email address or
phone number in the field with out using the computer.
However, if you prefer to use the computer setup program (see
screen shot above) you can also do this. Both were easy
and straight forward.