Capturing Trends at PMA@CES
The Air Pro adds a few nice wrinkles to video capture, including the ability to record a second low-res version (WVGA) of every HD vid captured for easy uploading to social networks. You can also tap the photo button at any time (even during video recording) to snap a quick 5MP photo.
The camera also adds time lapse and burst photo capture modes to the mix. ION recently updated its Camera App (version 3.1) with a new remote feature to control advanced camera settings—starting and stopping recording, changing all camera shooting modes, still image capture, checking battery life, auto power off—over iOS devices.
Polaroid Gets Active
Polaroid recently unveiled its play in the wearable category with a new line of action cameras, with three models priced under $200. The lowest priced of the trio is the XS7 ($69), a compact, square-shaped camera that features a CMOS sensor capable of capturing 5-megapixel stills and 720p video, a 2-inch touchscreen, and a waterproof case good for depths down to around three feet.