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The Freestyle HD is Swann's first foray into the wearable action video camera market. It can take 1080p video and JPEG stills, and it comes with an assortment of mounts. It's clear waterproof casing allows it to go up to 65 feet deep.

Description

The HD Hero2 has "professional level" light performance, according to GoPro. The updated action camcorder has new glass and a new 11-megapixel sensor, and is available in three different packages with an assortment of mounts -- outdoor, motorsports, and surf. The camera's body is shock and waterproof, and a Wi-Fi BacPac accessory will give it wireless capabilities.

Delkin's WingmanHD action video camera takes 1080p video and is waterproof down to 30 meters when used with a case that's included in the box. The camera features a 150 degree field of view and ships with an assortment of mounts.

The Contour Roam is an HD camcorder meant for recording your outdoor adventures. With an aluminum build and waterproof construction (up to 1 meter), the Roam records HD video at the flick of a switch. A multi-directional mic is on board for audio, and a variety of mounts are offered that cover just about any situation. SD storage up to 32GB is supported.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 7, 2011
  • Price at launch: $279.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $299.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 27, 2011
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Pricing (base kit)

  • SKU description: Surf edition includes two surfboard mounts, one FCS plug mount, and a floaty backdoor., Motorsports edition includes a suction cup mount, a J-hook buckle, two curved surface adhesive mounts, three flat surface adhesive mounts, and a three-way pivot arm., Outdoor edition includes a vented helmet strap and a head strap, two curved surface adhesive mounts, two flat surface adhesive mounts, and a three-way pivot arm.
  • Camera type: Camcorder
  • Color: Black
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Waterproof depth: 65 ft
  • Wearable: Yes

Hardware

  • Camera type: Camcorder
  • Color: Silver
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Waterproof depth: 197 ft
  • Wearable: Yes
  • Camera type: Camcorder
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Color: Black
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Waterproof depth: 98.43 ft
  • Wearable: Yes
  • Camera type: Camcorder
  • Width: 3.94 inches
  • Height: 2.17 inches
  • Depth: 1.34 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Waterproof depth: 39.37 ft
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: 1/2.3"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 11 megapixels
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels

Controls

  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 10 FPS
  • Size: 1.5 inches

Display

  • Size: 1.5 inches
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 30

Video

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 30, 60, Other
  • Slow motion framerate: 120 FPS
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 25, 30

Software

  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264
  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • Digital zoom: 3 x

Lens

  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 2.8

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Media streaming: Other
  • Supported media: microSD

Storage

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC
  • Supported media: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • Supported media: microSD
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini, 3.5mm stereo audio
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Other
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB
LCD screen, L shaped mounting bracket, Low profile monting bracket, Connector tray bracket accessory, 2 flat adhesive mounting pads, Helmet mounting bracket, Carry pouch, Remote control, Waterproof case, AV out cable, Curved adhesive mounting pad

Bundled accessories

Mounting hardware, HD skeleton housing, Waterproof housing
Component cable, Car charger, 1/4-inch to 20-inch adapter, Bar mount, Vented helmet mount, Helmet mount, Waterproof casing, 8GB microSD card
Rotating Surface Mount, Profile Mount
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