Shimano has gone and surprised us this morning with an exciting product release. They have entered into the competitive world of consumer electronics with a compact multisport camera called the CM-1000. The CM-1000 is essentially a POV video camera intended for cycling or aquatic pursuits with WiFi and Ant+/Ant connectivity.
The essential specs that video enthusiasts are looking for include 1080p HD video with 16MP still capability through a bright F/2.0 lens. The camera offers dual, standard angle 135° and super wide 180° modes to adjust your frame of view. The compact package weighs just 86 grams including the battery and does not need an external housing to achieve waterproof operability of up to 10 meters depth – quite impressive. No word yet on the FPS specs, we know how much you love slow motion footage! The camera is also Wifi and ANT+/ANT compatible to integrate with your mobile device (iOS and Android) as well as transmit data from bicycle computers and accessories and the new Shimano D-Fly wireless Di2 transmitter to show performance cycling data in its captured videos.
Accessories, supporting software and availability
The CM-1000 Sport Camera comes standard with the camera and lens cover, an adhesive mount and vented helmet mount, a USB cable and start up manual. The CM-1000 Sport Camera utilizes an iOS 6.0 and Android 4.2 app for use as a remote controller, angle monitor, a tool to change settings and video preview. Software for Windows 7 and Mac OS enables more comprehensive video editing, fish-eye view compensation, the display and integration of video and ANT+/ANT information to videos. Additional accessories for the CM-1000 include the following mounts that all offer tool-free installation and adjustment: CM-MT01 Handlebar mount; CM-MT02 Flexible mount; CMMT03 Chest mount; and the CM-MT04 Cap mount.
The CM-1000 will be available in May 2014 for $299.00.
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