Nilox Foolish actioncam package isn't really so foolish


October 29, 2012

The Nilox Foolish actioncam

The Nilox Foolish actioncam

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Does this camera look at all familiar to you? Perhaps a little like something that you might go to if you were a pro who wanted to look like a hero? Well, it’s actually the cutely-named Foolish, made by Italian electronics company Nilox. While it has no one feature that separates it from the growing multitude of actioncams out there, Nilox's optional “All-in” package deal does combine some nice extras for a decent price.

Like the GoPro camera, the basic Foolish has a 170-degree wide-angle lens, is submersible to a depth of 60 meters (197 feet), and can shoot 1080p HD video at a frame rate of 30 frames per second – 960p/30fps, 720p/60fps, and 720p/30fps are also possible.

Taking a cue from the Contour ROAM2, it also features a laser pointer. This allows users to see more or less what the lens is pointed at, if they aren’t using the camera’s add-on LCD playback screen/viewfinder – that screen is included in the All-in package, however, along with a larger housing to accommodate it. That package also includes a wireless remote and a 4GB microSD memory card.

The controls of the Foolish appear to be relatively simple, with one button being used to record video and another assigned to capturing 8MP stills. One charge of the lithium battery should be good for about 2.5 hours of recording time.

According to a report on BikeRadar, UK online retailer Windwave should soon be offering the All-in package at a price of £199.95 (about US$320) – while the UK version doesn't include the remote, it does include an 8GB card. By way of comparison, GoPro lists its HERO3 White Edition camera at the same UK price, although it doesn't include an LCD screen or memory card.

There’s currently no word on North American availability or pricing for the Nilox Foolish. Examples of stills and footage shot with the camera can be seen in the video below.

Source: Nilox via BikeRadar

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Ben Coxworth 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. All articles by Ben Coxworth

For me the Countour ROAM2 looks a better investment for the majority of the adventurers for the smaller price and size.

At least for it would be the correct choice as a mountain biker.

Tiago Roque

No real tech specs anywhere not even on the Nilox website! I can't tell what time lapse settings their cameras have. If they don't have time lapse it is like cloning Einstein and leaving out his knowledge of physics.

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