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
Binoculars are fantastic tools for viewing remote objects up close, especially when you’re outdoors observing nature. And high-end binoculars have great optics so you can expect really sharp high quality images. So let me ask you, what would be more convenient and useful than the ability to actually record HD video with your binoculars as you’re viewing up close?
Well, now you can actually do just this with the Sony DEV5 Digital Recording Binoculars, the first digital recording binoculars able to capture full 1920x by 1080x 3D and 2D HD Video.
The remarkable Sony DEV5 Digital Recording Binoculars provide 20x seamless zoom and magnification with a convenient autofocus feature. And the Optical Optical SteadyShot™ helps reduce blur. Now it’s easy to get up close and personal from a distance without disturbing your subject and record video in full 1080 HD at the same time.
The new and revolutionary digital recording binoculars feature two full HD image sensors to capture stunning 3D video as well as 7 megapixel still photo resolution. And 2D video as well, of course. Enjoy the powerful 20x zoom magnification even in 3D mode. With so many uses including sports events, star gazing, bird watching, observing nature, exploring landscapes, and more, now you have a way to capture brilliant HD video as well. And the cutting edge Sony autofocus technology lets you keep the image in sharp focus no matter what magnification or level of zoom you choose.
The Sony DEV5 Digital Recording Binoculars are equipped with Sony’s “Exmor R” CMOS image sensors that help you achieve breathtaking results even in low-light conditions. And with Sony professional quality optics these digital recording binoculars deliver top-end optical performance producing images and video with vivid, precision color and astounding image detail.
Sony DEV5 Digital Recording Binoculars – Features
- 20x Seamless Zoom with Autofocus
- Full HD 1080p recording
- Exmor R” CMOS image sensors for 2D and 3D image and video capture
- 2-Channel Stereo Mic with Dolby Digital Stereo
- Sony Memory Stick and SD Card Slots
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Image Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Weight: 2.65 oz.
Experience full 2D and 3D HD video capture with the groundbreaking Sony DEV5 Digital Recording Binoculars.
With so many excellent point and shoot digital cameras to choose from, Canon remains at the top of their game with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 megapixel digital camera. Canon always delivers top notch quality and the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is definitely packed with the full range of digital camera features and functions.
But there are a few key features that really stand out with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS that you’ll be excited to hear about.
At 8/10 of an inch in depth and weighing in at just under five ounces, this new Canon PowerShot is the world’s absolute thinnest point-and-shoot digital camera with a 24mm ultra wide angle lens and a 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilizer. But don’t let the thin dimensions fool you, this camera shoots fantastic pictures.
The small CMOS image sensors in these compact digital cameras have always been the limiting factor with image quality and performance. Canon brings together two powerful advances in technology that make the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS really stand out.
Canon improves the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS with a backside illuminated HS (high sensitivity) CMOS image sensor. The 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. The Canon HS System greatly improves your ability to shoot pictures in low-light situations without the need for a flash.
Working hand-in-hand with the CMOS sensor is Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor which actively reduces image noise and is responsible for the camera’s ability to deliver high speed image processing for both stills and full motion video. The Canon HS technology lowers the noise level at higher ISO settings so you get clearer, sharper pictures without the distortion and graininess in lower light conditions. That also translates to “far fewer dark, under exposed photos” when the lighting conditions aren’t good.
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS provides full 1080p HD video with astounding quality and realistic stereo sound. And you’ll like the convenient movie button for easy access. A high speed burst mode lets you capture 8 frames per second, a feature not usually found in these very compact point and shoot cameras.
Simple and easy function takes the guesswork out of operating the camera with smart AUTO intelligence that selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting environments and conditions. And the 24x optical zoom can operate while you’re shooting video and still keep the video footage stabilized with Canon’s Dynamic IS (image stabilizer) technology. The video capability also supports super slow motion recording at high speeds that provides great slow motion playback. A very nice effect!
Video resolutions and storage capacity provided by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames per second for up to 14 minutes 30 seconds, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- HD (1280 x 720) at 24 frames per second for up to 20 minutes 40 seconds, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- VGA (640 x 480) at 30 frames per second for up to to 43 minutes and 40 seconds or approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 frames per second for almost 2 hours of shooting time, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
Have fun with some of the innovative scene modes and special effects the camera offers.
- Toy Camera Effect: Add a cool vintage nostalgia look with the Toy Camera Effect. This effect recreates the classic look by darkening the edges to make them appear as though they were photographed through a pinhole lens, increasing the contrast.
- Monochrome: More flexibility from the usual black and white capability, the monochrome setting lets you choose from three different single-toned effects; black & white, sepia and blue. Very cool effects at the touch of a button.
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS delivers brilliant digital photographs, ultra-detailed full 1080p HD video, and is packed with outstanding functionality with all the effects and automatic settings you’ll need. The technology and capability that Canon has engineered into this ultra-slim point-and-shoot camera is truly amazing!
While digital pens that enable digitally recording text as you write are not necessarily a new innovation, these devices have become popular because this is such a natural form of data input. After all, many of us might not be that good at typing and keyboards, but most of us are quite comfortable writing with a pen. A new invention however is a digital pen that is compatible with the iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, most of the existing digital pens out there are not compatible with these devices. E Fun has just introduced the new Apen A4 Wireles Digital Pen which is specifically designed to be compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iOS devices.
In fact, the Apen A4 Wireless Digital Pen also improves on what previous digital pens have lacked. That’s the ability to digitize what you are writing without needing a computer as a digital translation medium. The Apen A4 digital pen’s receiver can transfer your recorded writing directly to your iOS device. This is done through the 30-pin cable that’s included with the pen. Also, the receiver can store up to 100 pages of data if you don’t want to digitize and transfer all at one time.
Watch this Apen A4 Wireless Digital Pen Demo
The pen operates on a battery that can last up to 8 hours. It also comes with a photo sketcher feature that allows you to make annotations on computer images, and other annotations such as an e-signature on the many Microsoft Office applications and on digital pictures. Other features include sharing of photos on social media sites and sharing handwritten documents through e-mail.
This Apen A4 Wireless Digital Pen is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, Windows XP or any newer versions, and iOS 3.0 and above. Although it is a digital pen, it works just as well on normal paper. The price is around $130 and is easily available at all national retailers.
The premise of a great portable video camera is your ability to capture great moments and memories where ever you go. And now with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera, that includes underwater too! And portability means a small and light weight form factor. The Kodak Playfull is certainly compact enough, just 94mm x 56mm x 12.7 mm in size and this little gem weighs a mere 85 grams. It’s literally a credit card sized video camera. Amazing!
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera can withstand a depth of 10 feet underwater. The video camera is also sturdy and shock resistant and can survive a 5 foot drop onto plywood without sustaining any damage. The Kodak Playfull camera’s waterproof construction is certified to an IPX8 level which means that the device has to withstand being continuously submerged to at least one meter or 3 feet of water. The camera is also equipped with a white balance mode that adjusts for proper color balance underwater.
The focal length of the lens is 35mm and its maximum aperture is F/2.4 which also features a 2x digital zoom. The remarkably compact camera is equipped with an 18MB internal memory and can hold up to 32GB of storage with a standard SD memory card. That’s equivalent to thousands of pictures and hours of HD video that can be captured at 30 frames per second. It has a resolution of 1 Megapixel and has a USB as well as a HDMI port that enables you to watch what you’ve just recorded. It’s as simple as that.
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera provides a convenient LCD display on the back of the device for easy monitoring and playback, and includes its own miniature speaker and microphone. Tons of fun and sweet memories with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera. And an affordable low price too!