GoPro showed off their latest line of HD and 3D Cameras at CES 2011. These cameras are made specifically for filming during participation in extreme sports. They can be worn on your helmet, chest or even mounted on a vehicle. The GoPro HD has about 2 1/2 hours of battery life. The battery is a 1100 mAh Lithium-ion battery, they do offer an extended battery pack which double the battey life. There is also an separate LCD video screen attachment. The screen attaches to the camera like a building bloc. The camera can film at 780p, 960p or 1080p. The camera also shoots stills at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals. The housing is tough and waterproof, it is made to take a beating. The cost for the HD camera is $299
They also showed off a “3D” camera, which is actually two HD cameras with a synchronizing port and a housing group that holds the two cameras together. The first camera controls the second camera and when finished filming. You can use the GoPro software that’s included to merge the two film together to produce a 3D film. It is set to launch on Feb 1 along with the LCD video screen attachment. They have some video on their site which is pretty amazing, if you are into filming while doing an extreme sports I recommend taking a look at this camera.
The Sony Webbie is a game changer for Sony. A camera designed for the YouTube generation with default file format in H.264, MP4 which is simply amazing if you think about it. A great camera with a great recording capability.
Webbie HD Camera is Sony’s new stylish cameras that make it easy to capture and upload MP4 video and still photos directly to the Web. The MHS-CM1 and MHS-PM1 Webbie HD™ cameras capture daily events in high definition video (1440×1080/30p) and 5-megapixel still photos. Embedded software makes it possible to quickly upload content online in a few simple clicks. By connecting the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable, the embedded PMB Portable software quickly transfers content to video and photo sharing websites. It includes direct upload to Shutterfly™ and Picasa™ Web Albums photo sharing sites, YouTube™ and Dailymotion™ video sharing sites and Photobucket™ video and photo sharing site. You can also simply drag and drop video files from the camera to your personal computer folders. Unlike other cameras you can put up to 16GB card on it. The CM1 is available now for $199 and PM1 is available for $169 price point. The Webbie HD cameras will be sold at Sony Style® retail stores, online at www.sonystyle.com/webbiehd and through authorized dealers nationwide.
Day Three coverage comes to you from the Zune Section of the Microsoft booth. Big thanks to the Zune team for letting us film this in a section of their booth. Check out the podcast suport on the Zune.