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Come on and safari with me…
I recently learned about this very cool camera and I'd like to share its capabilities with you today. It is wayyyyyy cool! I should tell you that I have no affiliation with this company whatsoever. They didn't contact me and I haven't contacted them. BUT, I would be very excited if they offered me one for review, lol.
The camera is the HD Hero Naked by Go-Pro Camera and it is the world's highest performance wearable HD video and still photo camera. Retails for $259.99. The batteries last for over 2.5 hours, so you can record an entire event!
They have a few different models and lots of mounts to choose from. You can mount these cameras on a tripod, the handlebars of your bike or motorcycle, a helmet or the roll bar of your race car. Do you have a race car? They also have a suction cup mount, a chest mount harness and a head or writst strap mount. Get the picture? There is a mount for just about any activity.
My favorite, of course, is the HD Surf Hero Camera that mounts to surfboards.
If you're like me and you love sitting on the beach and watching hunky surfers, these videos will bring you as close to the action as possible without getting your feet wet. I couldn't choose between the two, they're both short, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
From the BBC comes this HD super slow motion video of big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12 foot monster barrel wave - the first shots of their kind ever recorded.
"The camera can also shoot automatic 5 megapixel photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals during your activity, hands free. Press the shutter button once at the start of your activity and record up to 2.5 hours of poster-print quality photos of you and your friends, living it up."
This is how I learned about this camera, because my son did just this as he started carving his latest tiki. He shot 1000s of photos over a 4-day period and then using movie software he put the photos together into what is called a stop-motion video and speeded it up by like a 1000 times. So, what took him four days to do is reduced to just over three minutes.
My son loves this camera and plans to do the same thing throughout the entire process of carving this tiki. I can't wait to see the final result! For those who haven't seen any of his finished work, here are a couple of examples:
For a review of this camera by a professional photographer and kite surfer stop by Thierry Dehove's website. He also offers some great advice on using this camera should you decide to indulge yourself.
Here's a couple of stills he took while kite surfing…
Now can your camera do that?
Thierry's living the good life between the USA and the Caribbean and is one AWESOME photographer! Check out his website or become a fan on Facebook. Oh, and be sure to check out his French Rivera Album while your there, it's stunning.
So, there you have it, another little goodie I'd like to have the next time I'm out nature shooting at the beach or when I get my new bike. What do you think? Is this cool or what?