Action Sports Video Camera Is I4U Top 100 Gift Tip #63

Posted: Oct 20 2008, 12:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:08am CDT, in Holiday Gift Guide


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The new Action Sports Hands Free Video Camera from gadget shop Hammacher Schlemmer is the ideal gift for action sports fanatics or hobby snowboarders, mountain bikers, snorkelers, gliders and others.
This small, lightweight, shock-resistant, and waterproof video camera can be clipped to a helmet, handlebar, ski pole, snorkel, or just about anywhere else.
With a 53" field-of-view for wide-angle shots, the camera takes pictures or records videos at 30 frames per second and includes 32MB of internal memory, which can store up to 1,158 VGA pictures or 11 minutes of video at 320 x 240 QVGA or 640 x 480 VGA resolution.
It has an SD card expansion slot so you can add up to 4GB of memory for 3 1/2 hours of additional video storage. Its 1 1/2" TFT LCD allows you to preview your videos and pictures, and the camera connects directly to a television for video playback, or footage can be downloaded to a computer via USB cable (requires Mac OS 10.4 or Windows® XP/Vista).

Camera and remote both require two AA batteries. There are several video cameras for sports, but this one is very compact and has everything built-in, including a screen and on top of it can be used under water.

For Whom:
For sporty people who want to record their daring adventures easy without hassle.

The Good:
Compact all in one design
Built-in Screen

The Bad:
Video resolution limited to VGA max.

Where to Buy:
The Action Sports Hands Free Video Camera sells on Hammacher for $199.95.

See all our top 10 gift tips in the Video Camcorder Category. Explore all our Top 100 Holiday Gift Tips 2008.

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