Thrill seekers have a growing catalogue of products to choose from when it comes to capturing their adventures, with Toshiba launching its first Camileo X Sports Action Camera in Australia and GoPro launching the Hero4 range.
The waterproof Toshiba Camileo X-Sports Action Camera (RRP $399) is ‘ready to go straight out of the box’ and comes with various mounts, wrist remote control and a Wi-Fi smartphone app.
Features of the Camileo X-Sports include Full HD filming, Ultra-wide angle lens with 10x Digital zoom, 2-inch LCD display, time lapse, continuous photo modes and simultaneous video and photo.
It is waterproof up to 60 metres and shock-proof up to 1.5 metres.
Toshiba will be up against the dominant player in the category, GoPro, which has just announced the Hero4 available in two editions, Hero 4 Black RRP $679 and Hero 4 Silver RRP $549.
Also new is the entry level GoPro Hero RRP $129. “Designed with simplicity in mind and built directly into a rugged, waterproof housing, HERO captures high-quality 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps,”
The top of the line Hero 4 Black captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps. It features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models.
The Hero4 Silver includes a built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the Hero4 Black.
The new Hero line up will be available from October 5 on GoPro.com and at select retailers.
“For the past twelve years, our passion has been to make it easy for people to self-capture jaw dropping, professional quality footage of themselves engaged in their favorite activities,” said GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “That passion led us to embark on our most ambitious design and engineering effort ever, and the result is nothing short of the ultimate GoPro—the HERO4 Black. We can’t wait to see what the world captures with it.”
“A common pain-point is deciding between capturing video or photos of an experience,” remarked Woodman. “Each frame of4K30 video is similar to an 8.3 megapixel photo. The result is that users can simultaneously capture eye-popping 4K30 video and impressive 8.3 megapixel photolike video stills at 30 frames per second when using HERO4 Black. It’s one of the many wild capabilities of this impressive new device.”