POV cam

Amazon has the ContourROAM action cam with watersports kit for $99 today as its deal of the day (reg. $249). (Read my ContourROAM Review.) Check the deal out here on Amazon.com.

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Laser Cats Meet GoPro

by on November 13, 2012

in Humor

Laser Cats Meet GoPro

If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ve almost certainly spent an abnormal amount of time with a laser pointer in your hand as the cat chased it in futility.  GoPro used some cats and laser pointers to show off its new GoPro HERO3 cameras and their powerful slow motion capabilities in its latest commercial, which you can see below.

The new GoPro HERO3: Black Edition serves as the flagship of the new lineup with up to 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps, all of which aid in the slow motion prowess of the new camera.

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GoPro HERO3

GoPro just revealed its Hero3 Black Edition action cam and really stepped up the game.  The Hero3 is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the Hero2 and it sports a 2x faster image processor. The Hero3 is the first action cam to shoot 4K video.  Frame rates and resolutions include:

  • 4K at 12fps
  • 2.7K at 30/25/24fps
  • 1440p at 48/30/35/24fps
  • 1080p at 60/50/48/30/25/24fps
  • 960p at 100/48fps
  • 720p at 120/100fps
  • 854x480p at 240fps

The GoPro Hero3 also includes built-in WiFi for control via remote or by using the GoPro iOS and Android apps.  The Hero3 sports a sharper lens and reduced distortion, as well as improved sound over the Hero2.

The Hero3 Black Edition retails for $400 and will ship Monday, October 22.  You can check availability on GoPro’s website and at B&H Photo.

There is also a Silver Edition and a White Edition, priced at $300 and $200, respectively.  Both of these models offer max resolution of 1080/30p and will also do 720p at 60fps.

The key differences between the Silver and White Editions are photo resolution and Protune compatibility.  The Silver Edition offers 11MP still image capture while the White Edition offers 5MP still image capture.  Additionally, the Silver Edition offers compatibility with Protune as well as control over white balance.

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GoPro Hero3 Tease

That’s a quote from GoPro’s Facebook page about a half hour ago.  It has already accumulated over 4000 likes and 700 comments from GoPro fans teeming with excitement.

Recall the recent rumors of the GoPro Hero3.  Again, we have no word on specs at the moment, but it will surely have powerful WiFi features built-in to take advantage of the new GoPro app for smartphone compatibility (which already works with the Hero2).

Likewise, we would expect some resolution and frame rate improvements to (at least) match what Sony has done with its new Action Cams.

Stay tuned for the big news tonight!

UPDATED: Details on the GoPro HERO3 are here.

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Sony Action Cam

The new Sony HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 are new Action Cams aimed at the GoPro crowd.  The compact cameras shoot 1080p HD video 30fps; however, they also have the ability to capture 720p HD video at either 30fps, 60fps or even 120fps for some great slow motion effects in a very compact package. [click to continue…]

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JVC’s New Action Cam

by on July 23, 2012

in Video

 JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion

JVC has a new action cam to compete with GoPro.  It’s the JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion.

It features 1080/30p and 720/60p video capture, a 1.5″ LCD and a 5x zoom.  It will also capture 5MP still images and includes built-in Wi-Fi and a wireless smartphone link.

The camera should be available in August for $350.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

See JVC’s teaser video below. [click to continue…]

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