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Seattle — Action video camera resource Contour followed up the recent launch of its Contour +2 camera by unveiling Tuesday its next-generation entry model, the Contour ROAM2, and by announcing a new relationship with Best Buy, which will carry its cameras in stores across the country.
Like the Contour +2, the Contour ROAM2 ($199 suggested retail) is targeting action-seekers looking for new ways of capturing their outdoor point-of-view adventures in style.
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Sunnyvale, Calif. – Action-video camera maker Looxcie recently introduced a new line of wearable video cameras newly supporting FullHD 1080p video capture and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Looxcie HD upgrades the company’s previous 480p entries with 1080p HD capability and adds Wi-Fi connectivity for Android or iOS devices instead of the previous Bluetooth.
Cologne, Germany — In addition to the earlier announcement of new Polaroid digital cameras from brand licensee Sakar, another brand licensee — C&A Marketing — used Photokina this week to unveil its line of Polaroid action video cameras.
Product attributes of the Polaroid X sports video cameras include a waterproof design, low-light capabilities and a sleek, lightweight form factor, all aimed at taking the best point-of-view shots for the action.
The company is also providing a variety of mount options that come standard with each model.
Irvine, Calif. – Toshiba this week unveiled the latest addition to its line of Camileo camcorders, this time offering a ruggedized version for outdoor shooting.
Camileo model BW20 (shipping now at a $130 suggested retail) is built to be waterproof to a depth of 16 feet. It’s dust-resistant and can handle drops from up to 5 feet. It also includes a floating wrist strap to prevent the camera from sinking when used in the water.
San Francisco — Action video camera resource iON America said Thursday that version 3.1 of its iON Camera App will be available starting this week in the Apple App Store.
The new version offers several updates, including remote capability that allows users to use their iOS device to control advanced camera settings in the iON Air Pro action video cam. This includes starting and stopping recording, changing all camera shooting modes, still image capture, checking battery life, auto power off and more.
Additional features available in the app include:
Lexar will introduce a line of SDHC cards targeted at the growing number of flash-based HD camcorders.
The Class 4 SDHC cards will be dubbed "Full-HD" cards. They will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.
There will be a similar offering in Memory Stick PRO Duo in 4GB and 8GB capacities. Pricing was not announced.