MOHOC IR Cameras | SHOT 2017

Last year at SHOT we covered a company producing a different type of action camera–MOHOC. What is better about these cameras, in my opinion, is that they are not only more discreet than the GoPros that we are all familiar with, but they are inherently more rugged. You don’t need extra accessories to get a water/drop proof camera.

Easy shoulder mount

Easy shoulder mount

They are definitely more targeted for military/LE demographics, especially with the ability to stream content over compatible tactical radios, and yes, wifi to your phone (and their phone app is like a million times better than GoPro’s abomination).

This year their new offering is an Infrared model that does a stellar job of working in total darkness (when used with an IR Illuminator; which is only total darkness to most normal humans I suppose). Check out this side-by-side video done by Rogue Dynamics (that got a couple of demo models at SHOT):

You can definitely see better detail of the “unlit” areas in the IR Version.

Demo at the booth showing capabilities in near total darkness

Demo at the booth showing capabilities in near total darkness

And at their booth that had a good demo set up to demonstrate the functionality in total darkness.

Dog mounted MOHOC

Dog mounted MOHOC

They also have a ton of accessories, including a dog mount that goes on the head (rather than the back or chest), allowing your K9 to expose less when peaking around corners. And for those of on team GoPro, MOHOC makes an adapter that will allow the use of GoPro accessories.

GoPro Accessory Adapter

GoPro Accessory Adapter

Check them out at: http://mohoc.com



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • Nicholas C

    These types of “IR” Cameras are a misleading. These are digital cameras. All digital cameras have an IR filter or Hot Mirror to block out IR light. All they did was simply get their manufacturer to not include that option. This is the same IR camera technology found in home security cameras and the cheap Call of Duty night vision goggles.

    • Mrninjatoes

      So what should be call them? “Near IR Cameras”? These look a lot more rugged-ized and modular then a digital camera. But by all means….get out your old cell phone, pop the IR filter out, make an adapter and attach it to your hound.

      Looks like a good product.

      • Nicholas C

        The form factor is a different animal. Just that alone makes it a good setup if that is the style you want.

        I was only pointing out the fact that calling it an “IR Camera” is disingenuous due to the fact that they are technically selling you something less than before and making a big deal about it.

        • randomswede

          From what I can tell it does pick up the IR spectrum, although probably not all of it.
          It’s not marketed as a “light amplification device” or “night vision device” despite being identifiable as a Gen0 night vision device (when used with an IR illuminator).

          I’m not sure how you’d prefer to see a device of this kind referred to.

          • Mrninjatoes

            The CCD in the device can pick up IR light. It’s not even a question.

        • Mrninjatoes

          It is an IR camera. All digital cameras, have the ability to be an IR camera. I don’t see any false marketing.

          • Irfan Zain

            I see what nick is trying to say. Paying $300 more for something that is technically the same as the base model minus the IR filter is stretching it a bit. And there is nothing really cutting edge about it except for the form factor, which is a bit of a personal choice.

  • Anonymoose

    I’d put one of these on my dog. He has a weird way of looking at the world. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a34a1a0fa10b040ecdad3f0fdb4dfb6361cc597a91323b612c7513890da5b2c7.jpg