Mokacam 4K Action Cam Hot-swappable batteries, 4K video at a 152-degree field of view, and a compact size make this action cam an interesting GoPro alternative.


Its creators call the Mokacam the smallest 4K camera in the world. And it very well may be. Considering, however, that it’s not that much smaller than a GoPro Hero4, the size doesn’t really make all that much of a difference. What may very well set it apart, however, are the rest of the action cam’s features.

Able to record in 4K at 25 fps, it’s quite the powerful shooter, with a 152-degree field of view ensuring you can capture a wide swath of the action. It uses a 16 megapixel Sony IMX206 sensor, too, so you get a lot more sharpness in those videos (the newest GoPros come with 12 megapixel sensors), apart from netting you sharper-looking stills.


The Mokacam comes in a compact body with the lens out front, a couple of buttons, a LED indicator, and not much else. You can control it using the onboard buttons and the accompanying smartphone app (iOS and Android), although you can get an optional snap-on screen that attaches to the back for use as both a viewfinder and a control interface. It comes with hot-swappable batteries that use magnets for quickly switching from one to the other, allowing you to shoot non-stop provided you brought enough backups in tow.


Features include a 270-degree rotating connection for the screen (which comes with its own battery, by the way), a motion-activated mode that shoots only when it detects movement, a magnetic back mount that lets you attach it to ferrous metal surfaces, and a durable enclosure (impact- and water-resistant). It comes with a variety of mounts for use in various POV action sports.

An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the Mokacam. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $279.