The Liquid Image Freestyle Series is the worlds first swim goggle with an integrated digital camera. The goggle contains a 62 degree lens to capture the fun and action while swimming and playing in water to a depth of 15ft. The hands free unit has a 1.3 MP (1280 x 960) camera mode and a video mode that records VGA video (640×480) at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio. A model will be on display at the CES Unveiled Event January 5th and at CES in Las Vegas January 7th-10th.
The Freestyle Series Swim Camera Goggle is easy to operate. There is a button for On/Off/Mode and another button for the shutter. To record a photo or a video, simply turn on the camera, choose the mode, then press the shutter button. Indicator LED lights inside the goggle signal the mode to the user. The main buttons are positioned along the upper right side of the frame. A third button sits on the lower right side to activate a high power LED flashlight. The LED flashlight adds illumination underwater when required.
The internal memory has 4GB and will to record approximately 6,000 still images or 90 minutes of video. A USB cable is provided to transfer files to a computer.
The Camera operates on an internal rechargeable Lithium Battery. The battery performance for video is approximately 1:30 hrs of video or 1:05 hrs with the LED flashlight on.
The Freestyle Series Swim Camera Goggle model 330 is estimated to ship in April 2010, in time for the summer. This new model follows the concept of the original Liquid Image Underwater Digital Camera Mask by creating an easier way to record photos and videos. The concept of integrating the camera into the sports equipment allows the user to travel with fewer items and to keep their hands free while performing sports activities. The integrated camera records a view similar to what is seen, allowing the user to share their experience with other people, and to enjoy their activities to a greater extent because they concentrate less on holding and operating the camera.
The Freestyle Series Swim Camera Goggle model number 330 has an estimated US price of $79.
Liquid Image Co, LLC, is a manufacturer of cameras, electronics, toys and games that target sports and outdoor activities with an emphasis on Sport Technology POV Cameras. The corporate office is located in Sacramento, CA, with an international office located in Hong Kong.