CE Week 2012 has begun and Sony has just announced that they are developing a wearable rugged video camera. This does seem like a “GoPro” competitor, and I am happy to see that more companies are entreating this field. It will feature Sony’s famous stabilization technology know as SteadyShot. The camera’s light weight body will house Exmor R CMOS image sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. Both of these special features will improve image quality by a huge amount. They will also be selling many accessories, such as a waterproof/ruggedized housing, and a many mounting attachments. And keep in mind that the camera will capture full quality HD video. Sony is currently planning to bring this new camera to the market in Fall of 2012.
SONY DEVELOPS AN ULTRA COMPACT HD VIDEO CAMERA SOLUTION FOR POINT-OF-VIEW SHOOTING AND ACTION SPORTS
NEW YORK , June 26, 2012 – Sony today announced that it is developing a new type of high-definition wearable video camera which answers the demand for premium point-of-view and action sports filming devices.
The new video camera will feature Sony’s hallmark SteadyShot® image stabilization technology, found in its portfolio of digital imaging products, to reduce blur and deliver stunningly smooth footage. The video camera’s small, lightweight body will also house an Exmor® R CMOS image sensor for excellent low light shooting and an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens. Additionally, Sony will offer a suite of mounting attachments, including waterproof and ruggedized housings.
By combining this technology with more features on the way, Sony aims to deliver a versatile, easy-to-use video camera capable of capturing full HD quality video in extreme environments.
Sony plans to bring the new point-of-view video camera to market in Fall 2012.
Conceptual Mock-up of the Video Camera Under Development(Can Be Seen In The Gallery Above).