The TG-860 comes in three color versions (Black, White and Orange) and it’s built to last. The Olympus action camera sports a 1/2.3 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, 21mm (equivalent) ultra-wide lens, 5x optical zoom and lens shift image stabilization, 1080/60 p video recording, GPS for easy picture location tagging, Wi-Fi and Eye-Fi compatibility for easy sharing, a rechargeable Li-Io battery that allows up to 300 shots or 90 minutes of continuous video shooting on a full charge and a 180-degree flip LCD to help you find the best point-of-view when recording your memories!
More than that, the Olympus Tough TG-860 is waterproof down to 50ft (15m), shockproof for falls from up to 7ft (2.1m), crushproof at 220lbf (100kgf), freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C) and dustproof – just perfect to have it on you anywhere your adventure takes you!
The Nikon 1 J5 is Nikon’s latest addition to their mirrorless camera lineup and successfully combines the vintage looks of classic cameras with modern technology. Inside, we find a new backside-illuminated 1″ CMOS 20.8MP sensor which, combined with an Expeed 5A processor and 105 phase-detection AutoFocus Points, allows you to take outstanding images!
The Nikon 1 J5 features 20 frames per second continuous shooting with AF-C, 1080p HD video recording, built-in WiFi and NFC for quick data transfers, a 180-degree tilting touch screen, high ISO noise reduction and, at last but not least, full compatibility with the whole lineup of 1 series Nikkor lenses. The Nikon 1 J5 is available for preorder on Amazon (delivery after the release on April 30th, 2015) in three kits: black body with 10-100mm lens, 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens or 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens & 30-100mm lens.
GoPro cameras took sports and adventure world by storm. They’re small enough to be taken anywhere, they’re lightweight, they pack a lot of recording power … no wonder they became everybody’s favorites when it comes to action recording! While GoPro cameras are pretty amazing by themselves, given their huge success, a lot of manufacturers started creating third party accessories to make them even greater! And guess what! It worked!
Here bellow you have a selection of the 56 coolest GoPro accessories I found around!
Please let me know in the comments bellow if you know of any other cool accessory for GoPro and I’ll make sure to add it to the post.
GoPro took the world of action cameras by storm quickly becoming the everybody’s favorite recorder when it comes in-action shots! And, based on it’s great success, many third party manufacturers started building compatible accessories which aim to improve it’s already great image recording capabilities.
The PolarPro GoPro iPhone Mount is a such device designed to allow users to hook up their GoPro camera to their iPhone (there’s also a Samsung Galaxy S5 version available) and use it as an extended grip, as a preview LCD finder as well as to allow users to quickly adjust the camera’s settings via the GoPro app.
The Papago GS260-US or GoSafe 260 as it’s also know is a cool dashcam that attaches to your car’s interior mirror and allows you to record your car trips without crowding your windshield.
Why do you need a dashcam in your car? Well … for first … it’s cool! Remember those crazy driving Russian videos all over Youtube? They’re all recorded with car mounted dashcams, just like this one! Second … many insurance companies accept dashcam footage to identify fault in car accidents. Third … high quality dashcams come with G-Sensors and motion detection which can activate the recording feature even if your car is sitting in a parking, so chances are if someone bumps your car it’ll no longer be a hit and run. Four … you record cool trip footage that you wouldn’t be able to record otherwise (unless you’d hold a camera in your hands while you’re driving, but we’re sure you wouldn’t do such crazy things, wouldn’t you?) … And so on …
Now let’s take a closer look at the Papago GS260 windshield dashboard camera. I used this camera for a couple of weeks and here are my thoughts about it:
The camera comes with an impressive set of features:
Full HD (1080p) and HD (720p) recording capabilities with zoom in/out while recording
Wide angle visibility (it literally covers the entire windshield – check the user videos below)
G-Sensor that “feels” the bumps and shocks
Auto save feature in case of accidents
Motion detection (useful for recording parking accidents) – if the camera detects any movement around the car will automatically start taking snapshots.
Multilevel EV adjustment to improve recording quality if needed
One touch snapshots (even while recording video)
GPS ready – hook up an external GPS unit and take advantage of advanced features such as speed recording, navigation coordinates and so on
Large front buttons for easy menu navigation and recording controls
MicroSD card for media storage
Mini USB for PC and Mac connectivity
Audio-Video out in case you need to output the signal to a TV
Recorded movies and in .mov format (can be played with most PC and MAC video players)
ALSO CHECK the Papago GS330, another cool Papago dashcam we featured a while back.
The dashcam is dissimulated in a windshield mirror that clips over your existing interior car mirror. The attachment system is very simple and is powered by two mobile hooks secured by an internal coil to keep the cam safe. Simply pull the two levers, attach the unit to the mirror and you’re ready to go.
The mirror unit is auto-dimming and, being a bit darker then classic car mirrors, takes a couple of kilometers to perfectly get used to it, but, once you get used to it, it helps night driving by automatically filtering the strong back lighting from cars in your back. The right side of the mirror hosts a 2.7in LCD which displays the video being recorded and some recording related information such as video length, current time, recording status and so on … The LCD can be turned off and the entire mirror real estate can be used to monitor back-coming traffic.
The Papago GoSafe 260 is powered by your car’s 12V cigarette lighter plug (a charging unit and cable are included in the package) as well as by an internal battery which also allows recording while the engine is turned off (remember I told you about the motion detection feature and automatic recording even when sitting in parking with the engine turned off?). The cable is long enough to be hidden around the dashboard of your car, and, as it sports an on-wire adapter, can be hooked up straight to your car’s electrical system.
Check the videos in the article for a hands-on review as well as the three real-life dash recordings (day and night) to have a glimpse at the recording quality. Note that the actual recording is better than these samples. Some quality was lost during video editing and Youtube upload.
While many electric vehicles have futuristic strange and bizarre shapes, the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle looks so familiar while being so different!
The Johammer J1 has a retro-futuristic styling and combines classic motorcycle design elements with the modern technology! The motorcycle has an external aluminum fairing, it’s electrically powered by a 8,3 kWh or a 12,7 kWh battery, can reach speeds up to 75mph (120 KM/h) and has a road autonomy of up to 125 miles (200 km). The J1 sports an air cooled, brushless AC-engine with single-level gear. The engine and the transmission are running in an oil bath which offers lifetime lubrication and it’s maintenance free. Other than these, we notice LED headlights and tail lights, multifunctional rear-view mirrors with 2.4″ LCD screens to display all relevant trip information (speed, battery charge, etc …), electric brakes with energy recuperation and an onboard battery charger.