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The HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder and control unit

It looks like the Looxcie could be in for some competition. Panasonic has used CES 2013 to unveil its HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder. Like the Looxcie, the little Panasonic camera can be worn on the head without a helmet (using its included Earhook), streaming HD video live on Ustream via Wi-Fi.  Read More

The Hitcase and its ChestR Mount are designed to turn the iPhone into an actioncam

With rugged, mount-equipped iPhone cases such as the Optrix XD, it’s now possible to use your phone as an actioncam. Most of these cases, however, aren’t designed to be mounted on the user’s chest – a viewpoint that often offers some of the best point-of-view shots. That’s where the Hitcase and its ChestR Mount come into the picture.  Read More

SOLOSHOT tracks the athlete as he moves

Ever since technology made video cameras small and light enough to wear comfortably on the body, manufacturers have been busy one-upping each other with features like GPS tracking, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming, integrated internet uploading, remote controls and of course, better filming capabilities. But the basics have remained the same: small, lightweight cameras that sits on the filmer's body or gear and takes point-of view footage. SOLOSHOT brings a different point of view to the action sports filming equation – it's a tripod that incorporates an automated tracking system to deliver third-person footage without anyone behind the lens.  Read More

The Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is an actioncam that has two lenses, to record two per...

When you’re shooting first-person video of activities such as surfing, cycling or kayaking, it always helps spice up the finished product if you include footage from more than one perspective. Usually, the only way that can be accomplished is to use multiple cameras, or to stop and reposition the one camera. Oregon Scientific, however, is taking a different approach with its new ATC Chameleon actioncam. It records two perspectives at once, which it merges into a split-screen display.  Read More

Drift Innovation has unveiled its latest actioncam, the Drift HD Ghost

Christmas must be coming. No sooner do GoPro and Contour release new actioncams, than we now see an updated camera from Drift Innovation. Called the Drift HD Ghost, it’s a feature-laden alternative to the company's existing Drift HD – which is already a pretty nice sports video camera.  Read More

The Nilox Foolish actioncam

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.  Read More

The VectorMount, with its optional Tribase vehicle mount

Sticking a forward-facing video camera on a race car is certainly an effective way of giving viewers a sense of what the driver of that vehicle sees. For inventor Steve Greenthal, however, it wasn’t enough. He thought that the locked-off shots from his rigidly-mounted GoPro HERO looked “dead,” and didn’t capture the feel of actual racing. This inspired him to create the VectorMount – an aluminum GoPro mount that smoothly pans the camera back and forth, in response to the movement of the vehicle.  Read More

Contour has just unveiled its new ROAM2 actioncam

Not to be confused with the pricier Contour +2 actioncam released last month, Contour has now unveiled a new model, the ROAM2. It’s an updated version of the company’s existing ROAM camera, and has been designed with simplicity in mind.  Read More

GoPro has launched its line of HERO3 actioncams, which includes one model that can shoot a...

It may have been only a year ago that GoPro released its HERO2 actioncam, but the company isn’t content to just let things lie. Today, it announced the release of its HD HERO3 line of cameras. There will be three versions available, with the top-of-the-line model able to shoot at 4K resolution, which is four times the number of pixels provided by 1080p.  Read More

The Miveu-X is an iPhone case that converts the phone into a chest-mounted actioncam

There are already a few cases available for people who want to turn their fragile li’l iPhone into a wide-lensed rugged actioncam, the Optrix XD Sport and the mophie OUTRIDE being two examples. The new Miveu-X is a similar product, although it includes a chest-mount system.  Read More

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