Elmo Bows Wearable Camera

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Plainview, N.Y. – Elmo USA is now shipping its first wearable camera, the QBiC MS-1, with the ability to shoot video at up to 240 frames per second. 

Model QBiC MS-1 ($259.99 suggested retail price) is small, lightweight, shoots Full HD 1080p video, and takes 5 megapixel still images.

“The wearable camera category continues to offer tremendous potential for growth,” said Matt Takekoshi, Elmo USA president. “We see tremendous opportunity in many areas of mainstream consumer and business use.  And QBiC’s size and features make it well-positioned to capitalize on these opportunities.”  

The camera weighs 3.35 ounces, is palm-sized at 2.14 by 2.4 by 1.57 inches, and features an Elmo “short throw” wide-angle lens with selectable viewing fields of 185 degrees, 165 degrees and 135 degrees.

For still photos, the QBiC provides a self-timer, time-lapse settings and a burst mode that shoots up to 10 hi-res frames per second. 

The QBiC also allows macro capabilities at a focal distance of less than an inch. Wi-Fi is built in for real-time video streaming to a phone or tablet, and memory card storage supports microSD card format.

Micro HDMI and USB connections are also included.

In video mode, the MS-1 gives a choice of resolutions: 1080p, 720p or 480p (WVGA), and a built-in stereo microphone captures ambient audio.   The QBiC’s ability to shoot video at up to 240 frames per second allows it to offer the unique feature of high-speed photography. This enables videos to be taken of things in motion – even high-speed images – and deliver the images in slow motion.

A lithium-ion battery provides just less than two hours of continuous recording time.

Elmo provides a free downloadable app for iOS and Android, to connect a phone or tablet to the camera via Wi-Fi. Live video can be viewed on the mobile device and images can be downloaded for posting to social media or other web sites.   

Elmo will offer a range of accessories for the QBiC, including a mounting attachments and a water-resistant “Armor” housing (15-foot depth rating) for use in wet environments. 

The camera’s mounting shoe is also compatible with mounting accessories already on the market from other major companies, the company said.

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