CES 2011: New Camera Goggles Can Capture Your Sports Exploits
LAS VEGAS — New camera-equipped goggles made by Liquid Image will allow snowboarders, snorkelers and bikers to record their exploits in glorious high- definition video.
The company's Summit Series HD 1080P snow goggles, for example, have a 136-degree wide-angle lens that can record action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling.
The goggles have a built-in 12-megapixel camera that can take pictures and record 1080P video at 30 frames per second or 720P video at 60 frames per second.
"What's good about recording 60 frames-per-second is you can do high-action videos and not have shaking or anything going on," Melanie Pearson of Liquid Image told TechNewsDaily at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The goggles include a button to turn the camera on and off and another button to control the shutter. To record a photo or a video, users simply turn on the camera, choose the mode, and press the shutter button.
The camera operates on a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts an estimated 1.5 to 2 hours when recording HD video. Images and videos are stored to a micro SD card slot and the goggles can also be connected to a computer via USB.
The camera is expected to ship in the fall of this year and will retail for $400.
The company's Impact Series goggles work in a similar fashion but are designed for such sports as motocross, ATV or biking.
Liquid Image also makes a scuba series of camera-equipped goggles.
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