This little action cam is a GoPro on a budget

Nov 11, 2015

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

This little action cam is a GoPro on a budget

Nov 11, 2015

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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PNGIf you’ve considered buying an action camera, but have hesitated due to the cost of a GoPro, this little gem might be the answer. It’s called CAME-ZERO and it’s a budget version of GoPro’s HERO action cam lineup.

Created by video company CAME-TV, the CAME-ZERO offers up the specs of an older generation GoPro in an almost identical form factor at roughly half the cost.

Inside, the CAME-ZERO is a 1/2.33” 16MP Panasonic CMOS sensor capable of shooting 1080p video at both 30 and 60 frames per second. To capture extra slow footage, you can drop the resolution down to 720p for 120 frames per second.

002_副本In terms of optics, the CAME-ZERO shoots through a 166º f/2.8 wide angle glass lens, roughly 16º wider than what the HERO3+ Black Edition offers.

For framing your shots and viewing content after it’s been captured, the CAME-ZERO has a two-inch 960×240 LCD screen on the back of the device, similar to GoPro’s HERO+ LCD action cam. To boot, the camera offers feature built-in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi for wireless framing and control using a dedicated smartphone app.004_副本

Content is stored on any Class 10 MicroSD card up to 64GB size and an HDMI 1.4 output lets you view and even record HD video on external monitors.

The CAME-ZERO is available for $158, making it roughly half the price of comparative GoPro cameras.

It might not have the reliability aspect of a GoPro, or a vast array of third-party support, but if you’re looking for something cheap that you wouldn’t mind losing, it’s a hard price to beat for what you’re getting.

Do you think it’d be worth picking up a few of these for what would be the cost of a GoPro? Or is it worth shelling out the extra money to ensure you’re getting what you expect?

[via Planet 5D]

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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