I saw a camera the other day that is just what I have been looking for and then some. Priced at about $50 more than I want to spend, and not a shipping product yet, makes me have to put this off. But I wanted to tell you about it.
It is called the Digital Hero 3 by a company called GoPro. It is a 3 mega pixel camera that attaches to the wrist. It folds down out of the way when you are not using it and then folds up to take pictures. It is waterproof down to 100 feet. It takes 30 fps video as well.
There is a page with some videos and photos taken with the camera.
I am primarily interested in a camera I can take running with me. Not for races mind you. But I run in some interesting places and streets and often think it would be cool to have a camera with me. It would not be something I would take on every run, but the occasional run would be fun to have a camera on board. Also it would be a help to take pictures of the cars as they drive over me and someone can identify the vehicle when they spatula me off the ground.
It would have been great to have this camera on the trip to see the whale sharks.
The Amazon link is for the older version of the camera. The new one is set to go on sale this month and should list for $140.
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I saw this camera at the Outdoor Retailer trade show…it is very light and would be sweet for running with. I have one on pre-order.
Thanks for the comment. I heard about the camera from the WildeBeat podcast. Steve had a couple of Backpack Gear Test testers on his show who were at the OR show and commented on the camera.
Stop by and comment any time ridgerunner.
got the camera…it is better than I thought it would be! It is tiny tiny tiny and shoots suprisingly good photos. worth the extra $50 dpeach!
Great ridgerunner! That is good to hear. If you ever put some of the pictures on the web, let me know. I would love to see them. I would be most interested in seeing a full resolution picture.