Friday, November 19, 2010

POV.HD - $600 by Dec 22nd

V.I.O has a new HD POV camera coming that will capture 1080. Priced at $599, it should be shipping just before Christmas.

The recording unit features a 2-inch LCD screen to view footage in the field, edit video and make exposure control adjustments. A simple set of controls allows the user to easily “tag” the best footage in the field, so final editing is finished quickly back in the studio. The 2-oz wearable camera head captures 142 degree FOV, at 1080p 30fps—the widest point-of-view camera angle available on the market. The camera head also features video capture at 720p 60fps, a high-quality 6-element glass lens and a native 1080p CMOS sensor designed specifically to produce optimal-quality, Full HD video.

VIDEO - 1080p HD Video
Resolution/Frame Rates: 1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps, 1080p25fps, 1080p/24fps
Video Codec: H.264
Video Container: MPEG-4
Records to SDHC cards
Exposure control: Automatic Exposure Control and White Balance

There are other POV cameras out there which are cheaper, like the ContourHD [$349.99] and GoPro [$299.99], but they don't have any way to monitor what you are recording. The Drift HD 170 [$284.95] does include a small LCD screen, but it's attached to the body, which makes basic setup easier, but may not be good for monitoring. Having a separate unit with a monitor screen can be very useful (in some circumstances.)

Sony has something similar - the HXR-MC1 - but it costs $1,99.95!

V.I.O. says they will be accepting Limited Holiday Season Preorders, Nov15th – Dec17th, and will guarantee delivery by December 22nd with the purchase of standard ground shipping.


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