1. WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Here are the items you should receive in your package.

The NANO1 case has a loop for you to hook it to your bag for easy carrying

The NANO1 case has a loop for you to hook it to your bag for easy carrying

Inside, the case allows you to carry the camera, charging cable and 2 additional M12 lenses

Inside, the case allows you to carry the camera, charging cable and 2 additional M12 lenses

1. NANO1 case | 2. USB-C charging cable | 3. NANO1 Astronomy Camera | 4. IR filter holder | 5. TinyMOS sticker | 6. Welcome & Quickstart Guide

1. NANO1 case | 2. USB-C charging cable | 3. NANO1 Astronomy Camera | 4. IR filter holder | 5. TinyMOS sticker | 6. Welcome & Quickstart Guide


2. ACCESSORIES

These are the accessories you will receive with The Works

1. DSLR adapter | 2. 3-12mm f/1.4 M12 lens | 3. Telescope adapter

1. DSLR adapter | 2. 3-12mm f/1.4 M12 lens | 3. Telescope adapter

Other accessories include the following:

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TinyMOS Tripod

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TinyMOS M12 Lenses

2.8mm f/1.4
3.8mm f/1.4
12mm f/1.4

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Telephoto Lens

75mm f/2

More accessories coming soon!


3. NANO1 PARTS

Overview

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To remove or replace the battery, do the following:

Locate the battery door on the base of the camera

Locate the battery door on the base of the camera

2. Open the battery door by sliding it in the direction of the arrow

2. Open the battery door by sliding it in the direction of the arrow

3. There is a pull tab on the battery to make it easier to pull out

3. There is a pull tab on the battery to make it easier to pull out

4. Pull on the tab to remove the battery

4. Pull on the tab to remove the battery


You will need to use a micro-SD card to take photos and videos. The NANO1 supports micro-SD cards up to 128GB.

1. To insert a micro-SD card, place it facing in the direction as shown.

1. To insert a micro-SD card, place it facing in the direction as shown.

2. There is a slot for the micro-SD card, located below the battery.

2. There is a slot for the micro-SD card, located below the battery.

3. Using your fingertips, push the micro-SD card in. To remove, just push it once again.

3. Using your fingertips, push the micro-SD card in. To remove, just push it once again.


The IR Cut Filter is used to block infrared light that can result in inaccurate colours on your images. Our C-mount lenses will require you to attach the IR Cut Filter, while our M12 lenses have built-in IR cut filters.

1. Hold the IR cut filter as shown

1. Hold the IR cut filter as shown

2. Gently place it in front of the sensor as shown

2. Gently place it in front of the sensor as shown

3. As the IR cut filter sits in the position of the M12 thread, you will only be able to use C-mount lenses.

3. As the IR cut filter sits in the position of the M12 thread, you will only be able to use C-mount lenses.


Attaching Tripods

1. Locate the 1/4” tripod screw thread on the bottom of the camera.

1. Locate the 1/4” tripod screw thread on the bottom of the camera.

2. Ensure that the tripod is parallel to the camera before screwing it in.

2. Ensure that the tripod is parallel to the camera before screwing it in.

3. Turn the tripod clockwise until it is hand tight, do not over tighten.

3. Turn the tripod clockwise until it is hand tight, do not over tighten.


4. CHARGING

Use the included USB-C cable to charge your NANO1

1. Locate the USB-C port on the right side of the camera and connect it to a USB power supply

1. Locate the USB-C port on the right side of the camera and connect it to a USB power supply

2. When charging, a red light on the left of the screen will turn on

2. When charging, a red light on the left of the screen will turn on


5. POWERING ON

How to turn on the NANO1

1. Locate the power button on the left side of the camera

1. Locate the power button on the left side of the camera

2. Press and hold until you hear the startup sound

2. Press and hold until you hear the startup sound

3. The buttons will light up when the camera is turned on

3. The buttons will light up when the camera is turned on


6. ATTACHING LENSES

C-mount Lenses

1. Before attaching any C-mount lenses, remove the kit lens by twisting it counter clockwise and unscrewing it completely.

1. Before attaching any C-mount lenses, remove the kit lens by twisting it counter clockwise and unscrewing it completely.

2. Install the IR cut filter before attaching any C-mount lenses.  Here is how it is done.

2. Install the IR cut filter before attaching any C-mount lenses. Here is how it is done.

3. Ensure that the lens is parallel to the lens mount before twisting it clockwise to attach it to the camera.

3. Ensure that the lens is parallel to the lens mount before twisting it clockwise to attach it to the camera.

TinyMOS 75mm f/2

This ring controls the aperture of the lens. Turn towards Open to let more light in, while turning to Close will let less light in.

This ring controls the aperture of the lens. Turn towards Open to let more light in, while turning to Close will let less light in.

This ring adjusts the focus the lens - F for Far, N for Near.

This ring adjusts the focus the lens - F for Far, N for Near.

Note: Always hold onto the top part of the telephoto lens (printed part) when attaching/detaching from the camera body.


M12 Lenses

All M12 lenses from TinyMOS has an IR cut filter built in.

1. Remove the kit lens by twisting it counter clockwise and unscrewing it completely.

1. Remove the kit lens by twisting it counter clockwise and unscrewing it completely.

2. Before attaching any M12 lens, ensure that there is no IR cut filter first.

2. Before attaching any M12 lens, ensure that there is no IR cut filter first.

3. To attach any M12 lens, ensure that the lens is parallel to the lens mount before screwing it clockwise.

3. To attach any M12 lens, ensure that the lens is parallel to the lens mount before screwing it clockwise.

TinyMOS 3-12mm F/1.4 IR

This ring adjusts the focus the lens.

This ring adjusts the focus the lens.

This ring controls the zoom of the lens. You can use the attached knob to help you turn the ring.

This ring controls the zoom of the lens. You can use the attached knob to help you turn the ring.

Note: As M12 lenses are fine threaded, it is common for them to 'mis-thread' and end up slanted in the mount. The action of screwing the M12 lens into the mount should be smooth and it is advisable to attach all M12 lenses carefully.


7. PHOTO

Photo Mode Guide

This is the home screen that you will see when you turn on the camera.

This is the home screen that you will see when you turn on the camera.

To change mode, tap the ‘Photo’ button in the middle of the screen.

To change mode, tap the ‘Photo’ button in the middle of the screen.

There are 6 different modes for you to select from - video, photo, video lapse, photo lapse, slow motion, and burst mode.

There are 6 different modes for you to select from - video, photo, video lapse, photo lapse, slow motion, and burst mode.

Here are what the icons mean on your home screen:

This icon shows the current mode selected.

This icon shows the current mode selected.

The numbers show how many photos you have taken.

The numbers show how many photos you have taken.

This is the battery indicator. The battery life depends on the amount of use.  Here is how you can charge it.

This is the battery indicator. The battery life depends on the amount of use. Here is how you can charge it.

Gallery

Gallery

Resolution settings; tap to change.

Resolution settings; tap to change.

Digital zoom in or out. Do note that the photo will be cropped if you do not zoom out. Tip: You can zoom in to help you focus, then zoom back out.

Digital zoom in or out. Do note that the photo will be cropped if you do not zoom out. Tip: You can zoom in to help you focus, then zoom back out.

Time and date. You can change it in the  general settings.

Time and date. You can change it in the general settings.

Mode Settings. This shows the specific mode settings that you can access.

Mode Settings. This shows the specific mode settings that you can access.

Photo Settings

When you tap on the mode settings, you should see a menu like this. To change a setting, tap on it.

When you tap on the mode settings, you should see a menu like this. To change a setting, tap on it.

Swipe up or down to adjust the individual settings.

Swipe up or down to adjust the individual settings.

To take a photo, simply press down on the shutter button until you hear an audible click sound.

Photo Settings

  1. ISO
    Adjust the camera’s sensitivity to capture light. A higher ISO means the camera is more sensitive to light, but it will also result in more noise.

  2. Shutter Speed
    Adjust the exposure time. A slow shutter speed (e.g. 30s) captures more light than a fast shutter speed (1/100s). A tripod coupled with a slower shutter speed is usually used to capture the night skies.

  3. Exposure
    This setting adjusts the overall exposure (either Shutter Speed or ISO must be set to Auto).

  4. White Balance
    Change the white balance according to the lighting conditions that you are in.

  5. Color Profile
    Choose between a flat or vivid color profile. Flat profile will capture more data (better for editing in post).

  6. Metering
    This tells the camera where to measures brightness from the scene. Choose between Average, Center Weighted, or Spot.

  7. Sharpness
    Adjust in-camera sharpening settings.

  8. Distortion Correction
    Reduces distortion commonly found in wide angle lenses. Recommended to turn on for these M12 lenses - 2.8mm, 3.8mm, 3-12mm.

  9. RAW
    Captures more detail so that you can push the color, brightness, etc more when editing.

  10. Photo Quality
    Select the quality of the photo saved. These are the options: Fine (Best), Standard (Better), Economy (Good).


8. VIDEO

Video Mode Guide

In the video home screen, most of the icons are the same as in photo mode. Here are some of the differences:

On the top left, this indicates the duration of the video that you have captured.

On the top left, this indicates the duration of the video that you have captured.

Here shows the estimated duration remaining on the SD card. When your card is full, you can  insert a new SD card  or transfer the photos and videos out.

Here shows the estimated duration remaining on the SD card. When your card is full, you can insert a new SD card or transfer the photos and videos out.

This icon indicates that the microphone is turned on. You may turn it off in the mode settings if you wish to record without audio.

This icon indicates that the microphone is turned on. You may turn it off in the mode settings if you wish to record without audio.

This shows your current video resolution. If you would like to record longer (at a lower resolution) you can change it here.

This shows your current video resolution. If you would like to record longer (at a lower resolution) you can change it here.

When you select the video resolution, you have a number of options, 4K takes the best quality videos but also takes up the most memory.

When you select the video resolution, you have a number of options, 4K takes the best quality videos but also takes up the most memory.

To record a video, press the shutter button firmly. Press the shutter button again to stop recording.

Video Settings

  1. ISO
    Adjust the camera’s sensitivity to capture light. A higher ISO means the camera is more sensitive to light, but it will also result in more noise.

  2. Exposure
    This setting adjusts the overall exposure (ISO must be set to Auto).

  3. White Balance
    Change the white balance according to the lighting conditions that you are in.

  4. Power-On Record
    Records immediately when powered on.

  5. Color Profile
    Choose between a flat or vivid color profile. Flat profile will be easier to colour grade in post-production.

  6. Metering
    This tells the camera where to measures brightness from the scene. Choose between Average, Center Weighted, or Spot.

  7. Image Stabilization
    Reduces handshake when recording video. When turned on, the video will be slightly cropped in.

  8. Codec
    Choose between H.264 (larger file size, more compatible with devices) or H.265 (smaller file sizes, may not be compatible with older devices)

  9. Volume
    Set the microphone sensitivity.

  10. Sharpness
    Adjust in-camera sharpening settings.

  11. Distortion Correction
    Reduces distortion commonly found in wide angle lenses. Recommended to turn on for these M12 lenses - 2.8mm, 3.8mm, 3-12mm.

  12. Loop Recording
    Records over the oldest files when memory card is full.

  13. Video Length
    You can select the limit of a video captured. Note that cards formatted in FAT32 will have a maximum file size of 4GB, regardless of resolution or length of recording.

  14. Video Quality
    Select the quality of the video recorded. The higher the quality, the higher the bitrate, resulting in more detail.

  15. Audio
    Turn the microphone on or off.


9. timelapses

A timelapse takes a sequence of photos at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. The difference between photo lapse and video lapse is that videolapses will create the video in-camera, while photo lapses record a series of photographs instead.

Photo Lapses

The 3 different settings in the photo lapse mode is the time photo ISO, shutter speed, and interval. We recommend to set the time photo ISO to a fixed value for beginners.

The 3 different settings in the photo lapse mode is the time photo ISO, shutter speed, and interval. We recommend to set the time photo ISO to a fixed value for beginners.

The interval is the duration between each photo captured. Longer intervals will make slow moving objects seem to move much faster.

The interval is the duration between each photo captured. Longer intervals will make slow moving objects seem to move much faster.

Video Lapses

In video lapse mode, there are 2 important settings to take note of: 1) Video Lapse and 2) Video Length.

In video lapse mode, there are 2 important settings to take note of: 1) Video Lapse and 2) Video Length.

The video length determines how long the final video clip will be (between 1 min to 20 min)

The video length determines how long the final video clip will be (between 1 min to 20 min)

Video Lapse is the duration between each frame that will be captured.

Video Lapse is the duration between each frame that will be captured.


10. BURSTS

In burst mode, you can capture more photos with just one press of the shutter button.

In the settings, you can change the burst ISO and the number of frames captured in one click. High burst rate can help you to capture quick moving objects, such as the International Space Station (coupled with a lot of planning and research!)

In the settings, you can change the burst ISO and the number of frames captured in one click. High burst rate can help you to capture quick moving objects, such as the International Space Station (coupled with a lot of planning and research!)

You can change the number of frames to capture from 3 photos to 30 photos in a single shot.

You can change the number of frames to capture from 3 photos to 30 photos in a single shot.


11. Slow Motion

The Slow Motion mode allows you to capture fast moving objects and play them back at a slower speed.

You can choose between -2x slower, up to -8x slower (up to 240fps).

You can choose between -2x slower, up to -8x slower (up to 240fps).


12. GENERAL SETTINGS

Here are the list of general settings you can find on the NANO1

  1. Language

    Select your preferred language

  2. Display ISO
    Turn on or off ISO in the shooting screen

  3. WiFi
    Turn on or off WiFi

  4. WiFi Frequency
    Select WiFi - 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz

  5. Format Card
    Formats micro-SD card, all data will be deleted

  6. Auto Power Off
    Automatically turns off camera after 3/5/10 minutes of inactivity

  7. Screen Off Time
    Turns screen off after 30s/1 min/3 mins/5 mins of inactivity

  8. Button Lights

    Turn on or off the lights on the shutter and power button

  9. Tap Sounds
    Turn on or off tap sounds

  10. Rotation Lock

    Turn on or off rotation lock

  11. Brightness

    Adjust screen brightness

  12. Color Temperature

    Adjusts color temperature

  13. External Microphone

    For external microphones via USB-C (currently not supported)

  14. Date/Time

    Set the date and time

  15. Frequency

    Set the electrical frequency (50Hz or 60Hz)

  16. Factory Reset

    Resets the camera to factory settings

  17. Style

    Choose between icon grid or list view

  18. Version
    Shows the version of the camera


To access the gallery, tap the icon shown here (in red box)

To access the gallery, tap the icon shown here (in red box)

You will prompted to choose either photos of videos. Photos & Photo Lapses will be saved under Photos, while all the other modes will be saved under Videos

You will prompted to choose either photos of videos. Photos & Photo Lapses will be saved under Photos, while all the other modes will be saved under Videos

This is the gallery home. To view a single image or video, tap on it. To scroll through the images, tap the Up or Down icons.

This is the gallery home. To view a single image or video, tap on it. To scroll through the images, tap the Up or Down icons.

You can either swipe to go to the next picture, or tap the arrows.

You can either swipe to go to the next picture, or tap the arrows.

To delete images, tap the trash icon on the bottom right. You can then select the items that you would like to delete.

To delete images, tap the trash icon on the bottom right. You can then select the items that you would like to delete.

Once you have selected all your images, press the trash icon again to delete them.

Once you have selected all your images, press the trash icon again to delete them.

You will be prompted to confirm to delete.

You will be prompted to confirm to delete.

Once done, you will be brought back to the main gallery page.

Once done, you will be brought back to the main gallery page.


14. SHARING

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15. TROUBLESHOOTING

“My NANO1 is unable to switch on right out of the box”

We have narrowed down the problem/solution to two scenarios:

1) The camera needs to be charged

Please charge your camera with the supplied USB C cable for at least 1 hour before attempting to switch on. Ideally the charger should be able to supply 5V at 2A, or at least 1.4A. If there is no indication that your NANO1 is charging, please try a different USB-C cable.

Air freight may have exposed the cameras to cold temperatures that could have drained the batteries on its way to you.

2) Some camera front plates are over-tightened

Gently unscrew the 4 screws on the face plate by 1/4 turn and try again. You may have to repeat this 2-3 times to get the camera to boot. The screws take Torx T4 screw driver heads. The screw nearest to the lens is particularly sensitive to this fault.

The cameras are assembled with torque controlled tools. However, due to some variance in accuracy of the torque control/material, it appears that a small batch of cameras are over tightened. The tolerance for assembly of a small camera like NANO1 is very small.

The 75mm telephoto lens’s aperture is not fully circular. Is this a defect?

No. We have checked with the supplier and their official reply is - that is the design of the aperture ring. We have tested the lens and decided that the performance does not deviate from the sample we originally commissioned the lens to.

The plastic shielding by the C-mount is cracked/broken

We are currently looking into ways to produce more durable shields that do not require a full disassembly to install.

In the meantime, the camera can still be used until the improved cover is available. The IR cut filter can still be attached by sitting it into the M12 mount with our C-mount lenses. However, the filter is likely to fall out with the SLR adapter.

We'd like to also mention that to avoid damage to the circuit board without the shield, please use only C mount lens and lens accessories made for the NANO1 by TinyMOS and avoid over-tightening C mount lenses on the NANO1.

“How do I open the .RAW files generated by the NANO1?”

You’ll need this: https://www.tinymos.com/nano1#converter

If you unable to find the answers you need here, do not hesitate to reach us at backersupport@tinymos.com


16. WARRANTY INFORMATION

Every camera we make comes with a 1-year warranty starting from the date of shipment, shipping not inclusive. Kindly reach out to us at backersupport@tinymos.com and we’ll get you sorted out.