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Lin Evans

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Want a tiny, rugged camera??
« on: May 02, 2007, 11:11:15 pm »

Hi Guys and Gals,

I just read an ad in the Denver Post about this cool little ruggedized camera for the active outdoor user.

It's called the "Hero" and straps to you wrist. It's a 3 megapixel camera with a fixed 48mm equivalent focal length F2.8 at ISO 100. Uses a secure digital card up to 2 gig and is waterproof and functional to 100 feet. It doesn't have a flash, but with a dive light still could be decent. I uses my little 2 megapixel Olympus C2000Z that way and got decent images at up to about 40 feet with ambient light and the dive light.

It has a pretty impressive movie mode. It shoots 58 minutes of VGA (640x480), is optically stabilized and from the video and other sports samples it seems to have a good enough shutter response to get action photos. It's extremely light and has a wrist attachment and other attachment gear plus some pending for helmet's, etc.

The company answered my email with questions about the camera very promptly (same day) and gave me a link for specifications. It's a California based company made up of outdoor enthusiasts who wanted a camera which wouldn't be in their camera bag when a shot opportunity presented itself.

Looks like a fun camera and definitely priced right.

Lin

http://www.goprocamera.com

Specs:

http://www.goprocamera.com/dh3-specs.htm
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 05:07:57 am »

I've seen the same thing in shops, didn't know whether it would be decent or not.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 11:34:35 am »

My "buddy" used one of these on a trip to Turks and Caicos. It can take fun pics, but they are low resolution and aiming is a bit hit-and-miss.

See the results here:
http://www.autresdirections.co.uk/PHOTOS/2..._Fia/index.html
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