MeCam video camera is worn like a button or necklace
By Ben Coxworth
January 24, 2013
People seem to be pretty content with using their smartphone video cameras to capture life’s zany moments, although constantly holding up one’s phone to follow the action can sometimes get a little tiring. That’s why the MeCam was invented. It’s a video camera that can be pinned to your shirt or worn on an included cord like a necklace, so you can shoot your clips without having to play Cameraman.
The disc-shaped MeCam weighs in at under two ounces (57 grams), and is less than two inches (51 mm) across. Its controls consist of three side-located buttons, which include one-touch video recording.
It shoots in 720p/30fps HD, and can store one hour of footage on its stock 4GB microSD card – four hours can be recorded on an optional 16GB card. Its built-in infrared lights allow for low-light videography, plus it can snap 5-megapixel stills. Its mic captures audio within a 10-foot (3-meter) diameter.
One charge of its lithium-ion battery should be good for about 80 minutes of run time. Footage can be dumped to a computer either by transferring the memory card, or via an integrated USB port.
The MeCam is available now in a variety of colors, with prices starting at US$49.99. Footage shot with it can be seen in the video below.
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