We’ve featured several Point Of View (POV) wearable video cameras recently including the popular GoPro HD HERO2 Video Camera. Here’s another great camcorder to consider. The ContourROAM 1600 Point Of View Wearable Camcorder is a super affordable POV wearable camcorder that’s perfect for capturing all of your outdoor experiences and adventures.
The ContourROAM 1600 Point Of View Wearable Camcorder couldn’t be easier to operate. With the convenient one-step recording feature, all you have to do is just slide the record switch and you’re immediately capturing gorgeous HD video.
The concept of a Point Of View (POV) camera is the ability to capture video from the angle and perspective looking through your eyes as you experience some action or activity. In order to accomplish the POV camera perspective, you typically wear the camcorder in a manner that doesn’t interfere with your activity.
For example, these POV cameras are often mounted on your helmet. In other words, let’s say you’re skydiving. Rather than have someone else shoot the video (typically another skydiver jumping along side of you), where you appear as the subject in the frame of reference, the POV video captures what you see as you’re skydiving (so you don’t actually appear in the video frame of reference, just the scene that you’re viewing through your own eyes).
The ContourROAM 1600 POV Camcorder captures the scene you’re viewing with a 170º super wide-angle lens. Cameras with a narrower field of view will easily miss the full panorama and peripheral areas of the shot, unable to capture the full excitement and breathtaking impact of the scene. And the ContourROAM is designed with advanced technology that automatically adjusts exposure and white balance, producing stunningly sharp and beautiful video with the touch of a button.
The camera has three HD video resolutions; 720p, 960p and 1080p. You can also shoot 5 megapixel still images when you want to capture those great moments as a photograph.
In addition, the ContourROAM comes with a waterproof case that enables shooting stunning and clear action video underwater. The camera is waterproof up to one meter.
You can capture up to 8 hours of 1080p video and 12 hours of 720p video on a 32GB MicroSD card (the 32GB SD card is sold separately).
ContourROAM 1600 Point Of View Wearable Camcorder Features
- Sensor: 5.0 megapixel
- Resolution: 1280×960, 1920×1080
- Definition: HD (high definition)
- Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
- Storage media: SDHC compatible
- Focus: fixed focus
- Waterproof to one meter
- Battery charger included
- Width: 1.34 inches
- Height: 2.17 inches
- Depth: 3.94 inches
- Weight: 5.1 ounces
Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled a new high definition camcorder which is approximately the size of a pack or cards. What is so special about this video camera other than its small size? Well it is able to faciliatate video transfer and images from a camcorder to your computer by a docking station.
Installation is simple; the video transferring software is loaded onto the computer when the dock is connected. Configuration is even simpler, there is none. Everything is fully configured and files transferred are stored in the folder you specify.
Automatic Video Transferring Camcorder Features
- Captures 1280 x 720 resolution
- One hour of video footage storage capacity (2GB SD card included)
- 2 x Digital zoom function
- 2 1/2 TFT color display screen
- USB cable/connectivity
- 2 hour rechargeable battery
- Composite and RCA cables included for connecting to TV.
- Soft carry case included
Dimensions: 3 3/4″ L x 2 1/2″ W x 3/4″ D. (23/4 oz.)
The bundled software that comes with the camcorder is compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista.