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MeCam video camera is worn like a button or necklace
The MeCam is a hands-free video camera that can be worn by its user
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.
It brings the Memoto and Autographer wearable “lifelogging” cameras to mind, although they’re designed to shoot a series of still images throughout the day.
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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An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.
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Its too small I can barely see it.
I would have to say, with todays tech, why it cant be smaller and less obtrusive, its like wearing half a yo-yo on your shirt. They could stylize it
make it sleeker, flatter, and not as garish. If they made it less..."dorky" it would be more popular idea I think..
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