Posts Tagged ‘Camera’
There are plenty of waterproof action cameras on the market but most don’t offer the features of a DSLR. Few high-end DSLR cameras can get all wet and wild. The Outex Waterproof DSLR Covers can solve the problem.
These hermetically sealed wetsuit housings will fit almost any DSLR and lens setup, and keep the camera and rig dry up to a depth of 10 meters. This is a modular system as well so it can work with a variety of bodies, lenses and flashes and grow with a user’s set up. Video after the jump
Last year Peak Design introduced its Capture Camera Clip, which could attach to a belt and put the camera at the hip much like a cowboy’s holster. Now the company is quick on the draw with the Leash, a strap that both carries the camera and holds it as well. This was reportedly developed as a safety tether for the Capture – which we see as a good idea.
But then the company realized it could be even more versatile as it could offer several easily configured forms. It uses several anchors that can tie around any loop on a camera or piece of gear. It provides 60 inches of webbing that can adjust into a neck strap. This way it can be a sling, safety tether or even video stabilizer while on the go. There is also a smaller version that the company is developing called the Cuff. Both are now being developed via a Kickstarter project. Video after the jump
There are a seeming endless variety of wearable cameras, but when playing golf you want to keep your eyes on the ball and would rather have some way of recording your movement to know how to improve your swing. The Hammacher Schlemmer Golf Swing Recording Video Camera is such as device.
It is simple enough in that it sits on a three-foot monopod that features a turf spike, and allows for almost instant placement in the tee box or fairway without disrupting play. The actual camera on top features a wide-angle lens that can capture your entire swing when place just 10-feet way. Read the rest of this entry »
With a name like Foolish you might wonder what UK-based Nilox are thinking, but apparently this could be a smart move as the company looks to introduce a durable action camera at an affordable price. It will be available for £199.95 ($320). For that price the Nilox Foolish will come with a two waterproof casings, an 8GB micro SD card, and various mounting fixings.
The Foolish will be able to record at full HD 1080p at 30fps, or at 720p at 60fps while also being able to capture still images at 8megapixels. This action camera also features a 4x digital zoom. Control of the camera is done through one button filming, with another for taking still shots. A laser pointer is included to provide the desired line of site as well, because the designers clearly wouldn’t want owners to actually do something foolish. Video after the jump
While Sony and JVC have entered the rugged action camera market this year, and GoPro seems to be going towards and IPO, Contour Inc. has essentially doubled-down by announced its next-generation action camera, fitting called the Contour+2. The wearable camera will be available this fall for $399.
The form factor hasn’t been changed much, but that’s because there was really nothing wrong with it in the first place. Clearly Contour knows that change for changes sake isn’t the way to go. But while it may look the same this time around it offers a new shooting mode of 120 frames per second in 480p resolution. This isn’t close to HD by that ultra-high frame rate will be ideal for anyone who looks to do a “super slow motion” cut. The company has promised the “highest quality action video, ever.” Seeing will surely be believing. Video after the jump
The various action cameras are great for providing a first-person perspective to a long ride or other activity, but what if you want to be the star of your own movie? XShot has you covered and ready for your close up with the XShot Pro Camera Extender.
Of course to do this you need to be your own cameraman but it can also allow for shots from angles that are simply impossible with a helmet-mounted or handle-bar mounted camera. While the original extender was released in 2010, at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Show the company offered a peek at its next XShot Pro Camera Extender, which can stand up just about anything you’d care to try it with. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the path. Video after the jump
A knight is just one type of potential hero who suited up in armor, just as many of our brave soldiers today wear a type of armor. But even for a hero not heading into battle armor can come in handy. Marc Ellis saw the need for armor for a different kind of hero, namely the GoPro HD Hero 2 action camera.
Ellis wasn’t satisfied with what on the market and produced his own housing made of aluminum and stainless steel. It is reportedly waterproof to 300 feet – compared to GoPro’s own case which can handle 200 feet. The case also features a quartz lens port, and includes nine mounting points, so it ups the ante from the official cases in both counts. The Hero Armor is currently in development and Ellis is raising money on Kickstater. Video after the jump
Last week we noted that Sony was diving into the rugged camcorder space, and now JVC has announced the GC-XA1 ADIXXION, a pocket sized camera the is just .28 pounds and is freeze-proof, dustproof and waterproof to five meters (16.4 feet), while being shockproof to two meters (6.5 feet).
Videos and more images after the jump
Olympus is one tough camera company, and by that we mean they have more than one tough camera for this year. Back in January we noted the got rugged with the Tough TG-320, a camera for the budget-minded shutterbug. Then a month later Olympus rolled out two more models, the TG-820 and TG-620. Now the company is showing it is tough enough and more with the new TG-1 iHS compact. Read the rest of this entry »
This week GoPro announced the launch of its new Dive Housing, which features a large flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater and in all resolutions. This new housing, which is compatible with all HD HERO cameras, mounts and accesses is waterproof to 197 feet (60 meters), and can be used for diving, snorkeling or any deep sea adventures.
It comes with protective lens cap, tether string and even assorted mounting hardware, and is available now for those looking to take a dive.
GoPro Official Website
Brother Randy and Michael Gregg have come up with a novel new way to hunt – not with a rifle but with a camera. Actually more to the point it is a camera that looks like a rifle. It allows a hunter to get a “Kill Shot” without actually making a kill.
The brothers, who are avid hunters, came up with the idea while out in the woods where they used a camera phone to get a shot through a rifle’s scope. Thus was born their project, which is still in the development stage. The idea is that Kill Shot would allow users to take a photo when taking a shot. The basic shape of the device would resemble a rifle and feature a built in scope.
Randy and Michael, along with third brother Daniel have since started a Kickstarter project, and see this as a way for those who want to hunt without killing to have the ability to track animals as in a real hunter, or allowing novice hunters to learn the basics. Either way it is apt that the website of the trio is called “Harmless Hunter.”
Harmless Hunter Official Website
Harmless Hunter on KickStarter
Sometimes even we get confused between persons – as in first person or third person, and don’t get us started on second person. But the same can be said of video cameras – either you are the subject or else you’re providing the perspective. There are numerous helmet and handlebar mounted cameras out there, but a big problem with these is that one’s head tends to move a lot, creating a very jarring video when played back.
Now Miveu has provided something a little different – a chest strap system for use with an iPhone. This not only provides the best location for a camera as the body is a bit more stable than the head, but it also means the device is better provided. It can also be used in activities that don’t require a helmet, but one downside is that the Miveu provides very limited protection and isn’t waterproof.
But for those who like to record the action with a first person perspective (see we do know the different persons), the Miveu will provide YOUR view! Check out the CES promo video after the jump
There have been a lot of sports specific digital camcorders come onto the market, but Optrix HD Sport Mount (MSRP: $79.99) is doing a bit of hocus pocus. For its next trix, its transforming the iPhone or iPod Touch into an HD Action sports camera, complete with rugged waterproof case and mount. The iPhone already allows for uploading of Full HD 1080p resolution videos from the handset, making it an ideal action sports camera. The only missing link in using it was a case that could protect the rather fragile handset.
But according to reports the Optrix mount is durable enough for “military life” while providing easy access to the interface for playback, video editing and uploading. Talk about truly Optrix!
Optrix Official Website
[Via Ubergizmo: Optrix HD Sport targets extreme sports enthusiasts]