4K Sport Camera GoPro Hero 4 [UHD + WaterProof]

If you are really an action freak, this product will make you go craze today. With advanced technologies in place, the video resolution and clarity are shooting higher day-by-day. Right from Smartphones to TV’s and cameras are never an exception.

  • In that sense, sport cameras are now 4K supported. GoPro has the best selling camera models on the market and if you are expecting for a high quality sport camera then you can go for GoPro Hero 4.

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This is also a waterproof sport camera that you can take up to 40 meters inside the water without any issues.

Resolution and Capture Quality.

This is a 4K resolution camera that means Ultra High Definition (UHD) video – its double the best quality when compared to HD (actually, it’s 2K). The video comes to cinema quality and it can capture action moments in a more better way compared to normal HD cameras.gopro-hero4

It has the special slow motion capture (at the rate of 240 fps) which will be helpful in capturing high speed action sequence (esp. when you are driving or jumping from heights).

The photo camera’s resolution goes up to 12 MegaPixel and you can set it to perform auto-capture (with time intervals configurable between 1/2 to 1 minute or continuous photo up to 30 seconds).

The camera’s night mode works great on darker environment especially, if you use the camera during early morning or late evenings.

Connectivity and Editing Software.

This GoPro Hero 4 sport camera has mini USB port. You can connect any standard mini USB cable for charging. You can also connect it to your Laptop for file management: playback videos, copy files and also, for charging.

It also has mico HDMI port and hence you can connect this sport camera to your LED TV or LCD TV for better viewing experience. However, the HDMI playback is up to 1080p resolution only.gopro-hero4-ports

The micro SD card memory can be expandable up to 64 GB.

You also get a free copy of GoPro Studio software and an App. You can manage the cameras content from this software. You can also control or operate the camera remotely using the App.

  • The GoPro App is available on all the 3 major stores: Apple store, Play store, Windows store.

It has built-in mic which captures audio reducing the external disturbances, it also has an integrated ADC and hence you can also connect an external mic to it.

You can also find what the customers are saying about GoPro Hero 4 after using it.

Technical Specification of GoPro Hero 4.

  • Video quality up to 4K pixels (30 to 24 frames per second)
  • Maximum resolution up to 3840×2160 and minimum of 848×480
  • Supports MP4 video format and H.264 format
  • Photo capture up to 12 MegaPixel (minimum 5 MegaPixel)
  • White Balance, ISO limiting, Sharpness, Exposure control etc.
  • Night mode, Time Lapse Mode, Night Lapse Mode, Multi-shot mode etc.
  • Charging via USB
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • micro HDMI port
  • Internal Mic (mono), External Mic (stereo)
  • micro SD card expandable up to 64 GB
  • GoPro App for all major stores + Editing Software FREE

Video Review.

Watch the below un-boxing video to understand more about this 4K sport camera.

Yet another video review which helps you to get started in using the camera.

5 Top Sport Cameras of 2015 Don’t Waste Your Time Anymore

Sport cameras are always a craze for adventurous people like you. Now-a-days, there are lot of models available in the market and making a buying decision is really tough. One of the important feature is, how do you mount these sport cameras? And, you will be expecting it to be waterproof, dust-proof and also, with a rigid body.

With all these expectations in mind, today I went through the online stores and identified few of the top sport cameras – from this list you may love-to-buy one. It helps you to take quick buying decision without much wasting your valuable time.

GoPro Hero

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  • The starting model from GoPro where you get 5 MegaPixel resolution with HD (1080p) video recording resolution.
  • This is also a waterproof camera with a built-in mono-MIC. You can take it inside water up to ~40 meters of depth.
  • It also has burst-shot feature so that it can automatically click 5 photos in a second – helpful to capture quick shots.
  • This camera can be easily wearable and also, mountable at any place. The quick-capture button immediately power ONs the camera and starts the recording itself.
  • You can also set it to capture automatic photos every ~30 seconds continuously.
  • Apart from this sport camera, you also get a free editing software GoPro Studio to perform many tricks with your captured video/photo before you share.

Watch the nice introduction video about GoPro Hero.

GoPro Hero4 Silver

One of the high-end model from GoPro is Hero4 Silver. This sport cam comes with 12 MegaPixel of higher resolution and more picture quality. It also support 1080p HD video recording with capture speed of 30 frames per second.gopro-hero4-silver

  • HiLight tagging feature helps to quickly add tags to your videos for easy reference/playback.
  • You can take this camera up to 40 meters inside water without any issues.
  • The display support touch screen and hence you can interact with this camera easier/quicker.
  • The NightPhoto and NightLapse feature helps you to photos on darker environment without much losing the picture quality.
  • This has Bluetooth as well as WiFi connectivity so transferring your videos/photos to your PC/Laptop will be easier.
  • It has a remote control that you can operate the camera from a ~180m distance without any issues.
  • You also get the GoPro App and studio software for free.

See what the users of GoPro Hero 4 are saying about it.

Here is the hands-on with Hero 4.

DBPOWER SJ4000 Sport Camera

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This is a 12-MegaPixel digital camera with HD video capture support (1080p resolution). It has 1.5″ LCD screen and you can wear this camera as well as easily mountable on snow boards, bikes, boats anywhere.

  • Interesting, this DBPower sport cam weighs only 50grams and its light weight to carry or even, when you wear it on your head.
  • It comes with 2-set of batteries and hence you can record/use the camera for double-the-time.
  • This camera has HDMI port so you can connect it to your HDTV or even projectors for photo/video playback.
  • It also has an USB port, standard A/V outputs.
  • Its waterproof up to 30meters depth.

A detailed review of DBPower sport camera:

Blusmart Sports camera [SJ4000]

Yet another HD (1080p) with 12 Megapixel and wide-angle lens sports camera. Its water resistance up to 30 meters depth.blusmart-sport-camera

You can add a SD card to expand the storage space up to 32 GB. It also has USB, HDMI for TV/Projector/PC connections. You can zoom the picture up to 4 times without losing the quality. The battery is removable and looks, you can keep it charging even when the camera is live.

Lets Unbox the Blusmart SJ4000, to understand better.

ANART Sport Camera

Yet another sport cam with WiFi connectivity. This is a HD camera supports resolution up to 1080p and you can continuously shoot for ~70 minutes (the battery stands good).

  • It has 170 degree fish-angle lens for wide photo capture.
  • The LCD screen measures 1.5″ size and also, waterproof.
  • It supports USB 2.0 and supports 11 different OSD languages.
  • You can change the photo mode between 2 MP to 12 MP for capturing variety quality of photos.
  • You can also set it to auto-shot with a self timer of 5-seconds or 10-seconds duration.
  • [amazon_link id=”B00RFNWHWY” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]This camera[/amazon_link] has lot of accessories, you can take a look on the below image.anart-camera-spc-01

Now Unboxing the ANART SJ4000 from pack.

Conclusion.

GoPro, DBPower, Blusmart, ANART are the best selling top sport cameras in the market. Now the choice is yours, if you are really looking for a specialized cam then go for GoPro. At the same time, the other 3 models are worth for the money.

GoPro best suits, if you are going underwater as it can support up to 40 meters depth – better when compared to other models.

Top 5 Android Digital Cameras Make Your Buying Decision Today

From cameras embedded in android smartphones to Android embedded in a digital camera, the operating system – camera interfacing has come a long way.

For professional photographers who cannot substitute 10X zoom features for a phone mounted camera mounted, technology is offering cameras running on android that leverage all the capabilities of the OS like instant sharing with great apps and deep Facebook integration while still maintaining its identity as a professional digital camera.

Here’s listing the top five android digital cameras that you would love to get your hands on!

1.       Nikon COOLPIX S800c 16 MP Android Digital Camera

Nikon is one of the best camera manufacturers with a long history of great products. It’s recent foray into the android ocean brings a great product to the table, or to the hilltop, to be precise.Nikon Coolpix Android Digital Camera

  • A brilliant new camera that integrates superbly with android to take great pictures and share great pictures – all in the matter of a few minutes!
  • The [amazon_link id=”B0090SLKUM” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]COOLPIX S800c[/amazon_link] offers a 16 megapixel resolution lens for snapping pictures and 10X optical zoom, you can snap far away subjects with clarity and detail that makes it appear like it was right in front you! The camera also offers 1080p or Full HD video recording.
  • Optical VR image stabilization helps you click sharp photos even with minor hand jerks.
  • The android side offers you connectivity via Bluetooth to upload your digital content to Facebook, Google+, Picturetown, Twitter and your email account.
  • In addition, this camera acts like regular android phone or tablet with a 3.5 inch screen with music, apps, access to the android app store and other fun android features!

An excellent product to have with you while on vacation in exotic locations!

2.       Samsung DV300F Dual View Smart Android Digital Camera

Samsung was the first to come out with a camera-android mix. A brilliant innovation, the company slips a rung with camera great Nikon and Canon taking up the gauntlet.Samsung Dv300f Android Digital Camera

  • The [amazon_link id=”B007261A36″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]DV300F offers a unique feature[/amazon_link] however, that of a dual view LCD screen that allows users to shoot snaps of themselves in addition to a 5X optical zoom, 16 MP resolution camera lens that takes superb photos.
  • The camera uses CCD optical sensor technology for enhanced photos and images.
  • You can then upload your images directly to Facebook and as an email attachment when connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • You can backup your content on Microsoft’s SkyDrive for future use.

3.       Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS [16.0 MP] Android Digital Camera

When Nikon figures in our top raters list, can Canon be far behind?

The company has risen magnificently to the occasion by coming up with a camera that boasts of a 16MP megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor.PowerShot ELPH 130 with Android

  • The product offers 8X optical zoom with a 28 mm wide angel lens to shoot sprawling buildings, wide landscapes and a large friends group.
  • As with other android cameras, this one lets you share images and video with friends and family as soon as you snap them with enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities embedded in the android operating system.
  • MOV files from this camera are editable by both android devices running 2.3 and above and iOS devices running 5.1 and above.
  • More information on [amazon_link id=”B00AWYN0ME” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]ELF 130 here[/amazon_link]

4.       Samsung WB150F Long Zoom Smart Digital Camera with Android

Samsung has taken a keen interest in this area of technology with a number of android camera products. Another top rater to make it to our list is [amazon_link id=”B00726185Q” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]the WB150F[/amazon_link] which offers fantastic zoom capabilities.Samsung WB150F Android Camera

  • The zoom factor is a stunning 18X to capture crystal clear, super detailed shots of faraway subjects like animals in the wild or an incredible sunrise.
  • A nice feature of this camera running android is the ability to upload pictures as soon as you snap them on social networking sites as well as seamlessly sync these photos and videos with other devices like a tablet, smart phone or TV.
  • You can also wirelessly upload content to your Microsoft’s SkyDrive account.

5.       Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 Digital Camera with Android

Rounding off our list is the [amazon_link id=”B00B5HE3UU” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Canon PowerShot 12.1 MP camera[/amazon_link] with brilliant capabilities.
canon PowerShot ELPH-330 with Android

  • The camera features a 12.1 MP resolution lens with DIGIC 5 CMOS Sensor technology, 10X optical zoom, 24 mm Wide-Angle lens, an eco mode to save battery, 1080p Full HD video recording and a frame burst rate of up to 6.2 frames per second.
  • There is no picture snapped from this camera that is not detailed, bright, clear, crisp, sharp and incredibly detailed.
  • As with Canon’s other product, this camera integrates with android to instantly share images on Facebook, twitter and other social networking websites, backup and store content wirelessly on the computer, download android apps from the app store and function as a general purpose android device.
  • An excellent buy for professional photographers!

I hope this list of Top Android Digital cameras are useful and you could make a buying decision today.

Leica D-LUX 5 Digital Camera Review

Leica is one of the specialized digital camera maker and their cameras are famous in market right from early days. One of the greatest words that you will hear about Leica is the optical performance and high quality digital output. That’s the reason, most of the Leica digital cameras are costlier. This time, i am taking Leica D-LUX 5 digital camera for review and i will discuss all its major features so that you can take a buying decision.

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

  • This is a 10.1 MegaPixel digital camera which features HD video recording as well as still picture capturing.
  • It can record videos up to 1280×720 pixel in HD format. The digital pictures are also high quality that you can feel life on every picture.
  • It has a built-in CCD image sensor that increases the image quality and delivers a high contrast digital image output.
  • You can also adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness of the output image according to the picture and its environment.
  • You can configure this Leica D-LUX 5 camera for different aspect ratios like: 4:3 or 16:9 or 3:2 etc.
Leica D-LUX 5 - Display

Leica D-LUX 5 - Display

This digital camera has a high performance Lens with focal length measuring 24-90mm + fast aperture. It has the enhancement technology that allows you to capture picture even with the available dim sunlight.

Apart from image capturing, it comes with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and you can edit the pictures to improve its quality. You can bring out the best from your photographs and you don’t need an expert support in image editing. You can adjust almost all the settings of pictures yourself, not only photos you can play with videos also. You can extract raw pictures and perform editing so that it never lags in picture quality, more important it will be loss-less.

It comes with Autofocus and supports 3.8 x zoom while HD video recording. Apart from Autofocus, it also has image stabilization, face recognition technologies that helps to double your photography fun. You can also do manual settings through the link wheel and adjust it effortlessly according to your needs.

Front View

Front View

The camera looks elegant and simple with black color body, you can hold it comfort with the help of a hand grip. The flash unit is detachable and you can use it according to the environment need.

This Leica D-LUX 5 digital camera has range of accessories like:

  • D-LUX 5 Compatible Case
  • Electronic View Finder
  • Compact Leica Flash
  • 5 Batteries
  • Hand Grip

Find more detailed [amazon_link id=”B004432SVI” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]information on Leica D-LUX 5 camera[/amazon_link] and its user reviews.

Leica D-LUX 5 – Technical Specification.

  • 10.1 MegaPixel Digital Camera
  • CCD image sensor support
  • Comes with Adode Photoshop Lightroom 3 Software
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces only
  • Super fast lens with 24-90mm focal length
  • Suitable for available light photography
  • Supports various aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2
  • Manual settings through Click Wheel
  • Support for Autofocus, Image stabilization, face recognition technologies
  • 720p HD video recording support
  • 3.8x zoom on video recording
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Carrying Strap

Video Review.

The below video unboxes the Leica D-Lux 5 camera.

Demo videos captured using Leica D-Lux 5.

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Vivicam Underwater Digital Camera 8400

Vivitar is one of the famous brand in camera market, they have range of digital cameras, video cams and related accessories. In the series of Vivitar’s Vivicam series, 8400 is one of the best underwater digital camera. If you are looking for a low cost underwater digital camera then you can go for this vivicam 8400. You can take this vivicam camera underwater up to 10 meters to capture pictures or to shoot videos.

Vivicam  Underwater Digital Camera - Model 8400

Vivicam Underwater Digital Camera - Model 8400

This vivicam camera has a water proof case and that prevents water to enter this camera. You can use the camera inside or around pool areas as well as on beaches while you dive or raft. It is also sand proof that you can use it hard underwater.

  • This is a 8.1MegaPixel digital camera which can capture high quality images of resolution up to 3264×2448 pixels.
  • You can also record videos on VGA (20 frames per second) format as well as QVGA (25 frames per second).
  • It has a built-in microphone that records the audio while you record video.
  • You can zoom the capture up to 8x times (digital zoom).
  • When you look for camera modes, you get White balance with different modes like Auto, Cloudy, Day light, fluorescent etc.
  • You can put the Flash mode to Auto, ON, OFF like any other regular digital camera.
  • It has a self timer that can shot your pictures on 10 seconds, 20 seconds interval with 3 frame continuous slot.
  • The live LCD display measures 2.4″ (TFT made) with auto focus lens (ranges 150cms to infinity).
  • Through the USB port, you can connect this vivicam digital camera to your PC for copying pictures, videos anytime, it is compatible with windows PC/Laptops (xp, vista, 2k).
  • There is a video out port through which you can watch the video, pictures on bigger screen TV.
  • It runs with 2xAA (1.5V) battery that you can replace anytime.
  • See what the users are saying [amazon_link id=”B001PKCK2A” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]about this Vivicam 8400 underwater camera[/amazon_link].

It has a built-in 64MB flash memory and also, you can expand the storage up to 8 GB with the help of SD card memory. It measures 4.5″x1.5″x3″ in size and weighs 12 ounces only.

Technical Specification.

  • 8.1 MegaPixel underwater digital camera
  • Waterproof up to 10 meters underwater
  • Supports 8x digital Zoom with F=3.1 lens
  • White balance: Auto, cloudy, fluorescent, daylight
  • Flash mode: auto, ON, OFF
  • Electronic Shutter 1/20 to 1/6000 seconds
  • Self Timer support (10, 20 secs)
  • Continuous frame capture (3 frame shot)
  • LCD display 2.4″ TFT
  • Video output Port, USB port
  • Compatible with Windows xp, 2k, vista
  • Runs on 2xAA (1.5V) Batteries
  • Image resolution: up to 3264×2448 pixels
  • Video resolution: VGA, QVGA (20, 25 fps)
  • Size: 4.5″x1.5″x3″
  • Weight: 12 ounces

The below demo video shows the Vivcam underwater digital camera on action.

official: vivicam

Leica X1 Digital Camera Review

If you looking for a high quality + simple professional digital camera then go for this Leica X1 digital camera. This is a 12.2MegaPixel camera with CMOS Sensor and competes with the professional cameras in the market. Leica X1 is made in Germany and it comes with 1:2.8 24mm lens that captures great picture that you can compare with other professional cameras.

The lens comes with a focal length of 36 mm and larger sensor area so that your picture gets clarity as each pixels gets more light. It also reduces the noise level in the image and captures brighter image.

Leica X1 Digital Camera

Leica X1 Digital Camera

  • The design looks simple and there are no complex controls, it is compact that you can put inside your bag.
  • The body is made of metal and you get comfort holding with its leather coat even for longer duration.
  • There are automatic controls that helps to auto focus as well as to auto exposure while capturing pictures. You get perfect exposure guaranteed so that you can think off creative aspects of photography.
  • Apart from auto focus, you get manual controls to set the plane of focus. The aperture and shutter speed can be controlled manually if you are willing to go beyond your regular photographic work.
  • You can also manually set white balance and few other parameters while capturing the picture on outdoor locations. Hence even in dim location, this camera has the capability to pull the available natural light (with its large aperture) so that you get brighter image on dimmer locations without using flash light.
Manual Controls in Leica X1

Manual Controls in Leica X1

The image sensor gives maximum sensitivity of ISO3200. The back side of the camera is spread with LCD display measuring 2.7″ screen size. The display is great that you can see it under sunlight or brighter environment. You can preview the pictures before actually capturing and it gives the same look n feel of the captured images.

Leica X1 - 2.7" Display Screen

Leica X1 - 2.7" Display Screen

There is a 36mm bright-line accessory that you can put in the accessory shoe to get perfect view without losing the power. When you use that accessory finder, you can put only the camera display to off that saves the battery life. You will be notified by a LED on auto focus complete so that you can click the shot. You get an ever-ready case as well as a smaller case to keep the accessory finder, the case looks elegant that you can take out with confidence. The hand-grip is perfect that you an hand carry the camera for longer duration.

Lens and side view

Lens and side view

  • Apart from the existing Flash light, you can also extend with high power SF24D or SF58 flash (from Leica) for more brightness, if you are capturing pictures on darken or night locations.  You get rechargeable battery that stands good.
  • On the software front, it comes with Adobe Photoshop Light room software that is compatible with Mac as well as Windows systems, you can do photo editing, file format conversions with this software.
  • You can also improve the picture quality and change its brightness, contrast, sharpness with this Adobe software.
  • You can make picture galleries, print layouts, slide shows with this Adobe software and it comes great with the pictures captured from your Leica X1 digital camera. You can also share the organized/edited photos to your favorite web sites.

See what the real users are saying about [amazon_link id=”B002NX13XU” target=”_blank” ]Leica X1 digital camera here[/amazon_link] and more technical information.

Specification.

  • Lens: Elmarit 1:2.8/24 ASPH
  • 12.2 MegaPixels Resolution + CMOS Sensor 23.6×15.7mm
  • Shooting speed: 3 Frames per second
  • RAW picture, JPEG capture
  • Auto focus as well as Manual controls
  • Built-in Pop Flash
  • Comes with 2 Year International Warranty
  • 4x Optical zoom
  • 2.7″ Live Display
  • Measures: 2.5″x4.8″x2″
  • Weighs: ~9.9 ounces

Video Review of Leica X1.

Here is the Hands-on video review of Leica X1.

Another video unboxing the Leica X1 digital camera.

official: leica

Lumix Waterproof Digital Camera Review

This is a Panasonic’s Lumix waterproof digital camera which comes in 4 different colors: red, orange, silver, blue. A compact size digital camera that you can take inside water to capture pictures or use it in pool areas or while raining. At 12.1 MegaPixel and with 4.6x zoom, you can capture high quality pictures both indoor or outdoor, it comes with a built-in 28mm wide angle lens. With all the features of a digital camera, you can use it for personal purpose as well as professionally to capture pictures underwater.

Lumix Waterproof Digital Camera

Lumix Waterproof Digital Camera

Display and Modes.

  • The display is LCD based Screen measures 2.7″ in size with wide viewing angle as well as anti-reflection coated.
  • You can capture pictures on bright environment or with sunlight you can focus better without reflections.
  • It supports full HD video recording (up to 1080p video format) and has the capability to encode Dolby Digital audio.
  • With LED light, you can shoot pictures/videos even in dark environments. You can capture sharp and clear pictures on almost all environments from night to daylight and from low shoot angle to high shoot angle.

This Lumix waterproof digital camera works in different modes like: Underwater mode, 3D Photo mode, Sports, Snow etc.

  • It has the support to produce 3D image by capturing multiple pictures (around 20 shots) and automatically renders into a 3D image. It actually combines the images to bring in 3D effect in accordance with right eye as well as left eye.
  • You can also playback those 3D images on any 3D enabled HDTV, photo frames etc.

Sharing, Shutter and Technology.

It comes with an Image uploader that helps you to share the captured images and video files. Just connect the digital camera to your PC/Laptop or only the memory card to copy the pictures/videos and share in on facebook, YouTube etc. You can also setup to perform automatic uploads.

  • Apart from waterproof nature, this Lumix digital camera is Dustproof as well as shockproof. You can setup the shutter release speed as low as 0.005 seconds (powered by Sonic Speed AF technology).
  • With Intelligent Resolution technology, you can capture high quality underwater pictures, this technology processes the image pixel-by-pixel and makes them error free.
  • It also supports Face Recognition, AF Tracking, Intelligent Exposure etc.
Red color model

Red color model

GPS & Other Features.

  • Interestingly, this digital camera supports GPS and has the capability to note down the location from where pictures are captured. It has built-in data to find real name of the location which covers ~203 countries.
  • When GPS enabled, it also adjusts the clock according to the location by adjusting the GMT offset.
Lumix Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS - Side View

Lumix Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS - Side View

You can playback the pictures, videos on your 3DTV/HDTV, digital photo frames or even send to printers. It has image stabilization technology which helps to capture pictures while you move/shake. You can also organize the pictures, videos based on the time/date as well as search them by location names – the Photo fun studio HD helps to manage it.

  • This Lumix digital camera is dropproof that you can drop from 2.0m height and prevents the lens unit from damage, a supplementary damper protects it.
  • You can also take this camera to work even on low temperatures as low as -10 degrees C.

See the pros and cons of this [amazon_link id=”B004KKZ0KG” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Panasonic Lumix Waterproof digital camera[/amazon_link] before you place an Order.

Specification.

  • 12.1 MegaPixel Hi Speed CCD Support
  • 2.7″ LCD screen with LED light
  • Supports HD video capture (up to 1920×1080)
  • Waterproof (40 feet), Dustproof, Shockproof, Dropproof (6.6 feet)
  • Freezeproof up to -10 degrees C low temperature
  • Built-in 28mm wide angle lens
  • Outdoor modes: Underwater, Beach, snow, sports etc.
  • Sonic Speed AF, shutter speed up to 0.005 seconds
  • Built-in GPS and updates location name
  • Built-in Compass, Barometer, Altimeter
  • Face detection, Face recognition, Image Stabilization etc.
  • 3D image capture and playback
  • Anti-Reflective coated display screen
  • SD SDHC SDXC based memory cards support
  • Integrated Image Uploader
  • Photo fun studio HD software

Video Reviews.

See the Lumix waterproof camera in action under water.

Another video doing the waterproof/underwater test.

official: lumix waterproof

Samsung ST65 Digital Camera Review

One of the latest digital camera from Samsung, ST65. This is a low cost Digital camera with almost all the features of a professional digital camera. With 14.2MegaPixels, this Samsung ST65 digital camera can record High Definition (HD) video 720p format and captures crystal clear still pictures.

If you are looking for a personal camera then simply you can go for this ST65 model.

Samsung ST65 Digital Camera

Samsung ST65 Digital Camera

Design, Display and Lens.

ST65 comes in different colors like: blue, sliver etc.

  • It looks slim and sleek, weightless (~0.24lbs without battery, memory card).
  • It has LCD based display measuring 2.7″ and it shows you live capture without any video artifacts so that you can focus even on-the-go (with Digital Image Stabilization).
  • It measures 3.64″(Width)x2.19″(Height)x0.86″(Depth) in size.
  • You can keep this digital camera safely into the Samsung compatible cases like: [amazon_link id=”B004W81D66″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]EA-CC9S30B[/amazon_link] or [amazon_link id=”B005S8P3D8″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]EA-CC9U11B[/amazon_link].
  • The Samsung Lens measures 27mm and you can do up to 5x Optical zoom.
Samsung ST65 - Size Measured

Samsung ST65 - Size Measured

Image and Video Capture.

With digital image stabilization technology, you can capture great still images without picture distortion or in shaky environments.

  • You can choose the Photo Style options like: Cool, Classic, Forest, Soft, Normal etc. and also, edit the captured images to re-size, rotate and even trimming the picture.
  • Further, like any other digital camera, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness, saturation of the image/display.
  • It comes with different smart auto modes like: Night portrait, Backlight portrait, Tripod, Macro etc.
  • You can capture high quality videos (of 720p format) best suited to playback it on your HDTV.
  • If you want to save the storage space, you can also capture Standard Definition (SD) quality video of resolutions 640×480 or 320×240.

Watch the test video captured with Samsung ST65:

Other Features of ST65.

ST65 has face detection technology which helps to focus perfect shots and also, it supports Smile detection which automatically shots when they smile. With Blink detection technology, this digital camera decides when to capture the picture by itself.

  • Interestingly, the beauty shot mode helps to quickly remove dark spots, any facial imperfections to capture beautiful portraits.
  • It supports different still formats like: JPEG, EXIF, Pictbridge as well as AVI, MPEG video formats (Audio format:PCM).
  • It comes with built-in 32 MB storage and you can extend using microSD card (up to 2 GB) or microSDHC card (up to 8GB). It comes with built-in mono speaker, microphone.

Find out what are all the [amazon_link id=”B004THC116″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]pros and cons of Samsung ST65 digital camera here[/amazon_link].

Specification of Samsung ST65.

  • Comes in different colors(blue, silver etc.)
  • Still capture, video capture
  • Supports 14.2Megapixels
  • Samsung 27mm Lens with 5x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7″ LCD display screen
  • Digital Image Stabilization Support
  • Supports Smart Auto/Filter/Album
  • Setup Picture Effects, Shooting Effects and Edit options
  • HD 720p video recording (up to 10hours)
  • Mono – Speaker + Microphone
  • Measures: 3.64″(Width)x2.19″(Height)x0.86″(Depth)
  • Weighs: ~0.24lbs without battery, memory card

Video Review.

Watch the video review of Samsung ST65.

Here is the unboxing video…

official: Samsung ST65

4 Best HD Helmet Cameras which are High Quality

Helmet cameras are usually worn by cave goers and bikers to record the surrounding without having to hold the camera. That’s one hell of a job if you are going to record what you see and carry the camera by your hands. I spend few hours online doing research and found these are the best HD helmet cameras available in the market, important they are high quality too.

ContourROAM HD Helmet Camera.

For me the first best HD helmet cam is the ContourROAM Hands-free HD Cam. With a product dimension of 8 x 3 x 5 inches; 5.1 ounces, this gadget is so light you won’t even feel that it was in your helmet. Having this cam in your helmet together with its high definition (HD) capability, you will not regret having one of this. Super tough and water resistant, you can use this in any thing you do and in any place you want.

More information on [amazon_link id=”B005GLFSYQ” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]ContourROAM here[/amazon_link].

ContourROAM HD Helmet Camera

ContourROAM HD Helmet Camera

ContourROAM review video…

ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera.

Second is the ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera with a weight of a little bit heavier than ROAM model, and with a technical specs of Full HD Recording (1080p) – 1920×1080 pixels – 30 frames per second (fps) and a 5 MegaPixel sensor. This is the next best cam and my opinion I think it will be the next best thing in your list too. It has a Aluminum and Fiberglass Water Resistant Body and can record any video up to 4 hours with it removable lithium battery.

See what users are saying about this [amazon_link id=”B002QGSYZ4″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]ContourHD Helmet Camera[/amazon_link].

Contour HD Helmet Camera

Contour HD Helmet Camera

ContourHD test video…

Drift Innovation HD170 Helmet Camera.

The third is the Drift Innovation Camera with HD Recording, 4x Digital Zoom and 1.5-Inch LCD Screen in which it has the Highest quality professional HD video in 720p or 1080p with 170 degree wide-angle lens, plus Integrated LCD screen so you can line up the perfect shot, preview footage and share with friends. It has night mode for optimal low-light performance. Digital 4X zoom and what makes it perfect for helmet cams is their Ability to shoot in 60 frames per second for buttery smooth, professional quality slow motion video.

See the pros and cons of this Helmet camera [amazon_link id=”B004L5AF4Q” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]here[/amazon_link].

Drift Innovation HD170 Helmet Camera

Drift Innovation HD170 Helmet Camera

Video on how to mount HD170 on helmet ?

Tachyon OPS HD Helmet Camera.

Last but not the least is the literal Tachyon Helmet Camera with the technical details of HD 720p Video at 30 fps and the ability to hold or Accepts 4 GB to 32 GB MicroSD Cards. The 125 Degree Wide Angle Lens makes it the Lightweight Miniature Helmet Camera and to add to this what I have read about this gadget is that the Tachyon OPS HD is the latest helmet camera from Tachyon, Inc., makers of the world’s toughest helmet cameras.

Tachyon OPS HD Helmet Camera

Tachyon OPS HD Helmet Camera

Introduction Video on Tachyon OPS…

The Tachyon OPS HD’s patented, shock proof design ensures that users can record in the extreme situations without worrying about their camera.

See what real users are telling about this [amazon_link id=”B005LU4U2S” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]OPS HD Helmet Camera[/amazon_link].

So these are the best 4 High Definition (HD) helmet cams in the market. If you are a kind of adventurous type of individual then these cameras are perfect for you which are high quality too.

official: ContourROAM, ContourHD, HD170, ops hd

Foscam Wireless Camera Review

Foscam Wireless Camera

Foscam Wireless Camera

Here is a wireless camera from Foscam, the latest model FI8910W. If you are looking for a remote digital camera where you set it up and want to monitor remotely then you can get this one. Foscam one of the specialized wireless camera maker built this model with improvements than before when you compare with the earlier model FI8918W. This camera can be easily setup anywhere as you like and it works as a motion detector, nigh-vision camera as well as a network video recorder. Once the camera is ON, you can watch the video remotely through a web browser or directly from your smartphone or tablet.

  • It comes with an embedded IR cut filter which captures high quality picture and gives better color contrast.
  • It also adjusts the lighting according to the environment either it is day time or night time. You can also turn off the IR lights via the software interface provided to control this camera remotely.
  • There is an internal mic which helps to record the audio without any noise.
  • It has the capability to record the a/v on a remote place over Internet. It supports video resolution up to 640×480 pixels (okay for recording long time videos for security purpose).
  • The night vision support makes the camera to capture up to 8 meters distance (with the help of IR LED).
  • The motion sensor detects the movements in front of the camera and it has the capability to notify via e-mail best suited for security purpose.
  • It has the option to remotely upload the captured image to any FTP based online storage.
  • You can watch the video on standard browsers, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Tablets etc.
  • It has WiFi connectivity supporting the standard 802.11 b/g, wired LAN connection is also possible.
  • The lens measures 3.6 mm with 67 degree viewing angle.

Interestingly, this camera’s focus point moves around and looks great like a robot 😉 watch the below official video from Foscam. Find more information [amazon_link id=”B006DALFXM” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]about this wireless camera here[/amazon_link].

Features of Foscam Wireless Camera:

  • WiFi 802.11 b/g support
  • Video resolution supports up to 640×480 pixels
  • Night vision support up to 8 meters distance
  • Motion sensor to trigger e-mail notification
  • FTP image upload
  • Internal mic + jack support
  • Wireless digital camera with remote recording over Internet
  • Support to remotely watch video on standard browsers as well as smartphone, tablets
Foscam Wireless Camera - FI8910W

Foscam Wireless Camera - FI8910W

official: fi8910w