REPLAY XD introduces the XD720 HD

by Brian Mullin on November 30, 2012

The POV sport camera companies have been on a roll lately, and Replay
XD has just released their new XD720. The XD720 is a simple plain jane
video camera that just does the 720p resolution at 30fps and 60fps
(frames per second). I tested the big brother of this camera the XD1080,
and this one shares many of the same features, but loses weight (2 oz
vs 3 oz) and costs a more reasonable $199. It’s a small, light and
compact video camera, which is easy to use and has a simple interface
for video resolution changes. It has an excellent usage and form factor,
combining two sharp tactile buttons (power and record) with distinctive
vibrating mode changes, and a tiny cylindrical camera body. The rugged
and water resistant camera records in a 720p with a 120 degree field of
view, and has a two-hour battery. The XD720 replaces their standard
definition XD480 camera. I personally only shoot 720p at 60fps with
almost all of my POV cameras, as its an easy resolution to edit and work
in, and is more compatible with most internet sites.

The XD720 comes to punches with the competition cheaper models, including the GoPro HERO3 White Edition,  the Contour ROAM 2 and Drift Innovations Drift HD and Drift HD720.
The XD720 is smaller and lighter than any of the other POVs, has an
excellent form factor like the Contour, but lacks the Contour and HERO3
smartphone interface, or the HERO3 and Drift remote compatibility.  The
size,  simplicity and usage and form factor of the XD720 are its
highlights, making it very easy to use, without any need for optional
accessories (excluding the Drift included remote). 


Press Release

REPLAY XD®720: THE SMALLEST EASIEST WAY TO REPLAY IT
Action Sports Video Powerhouse REPLAY XD® Unveils New XD720 HD:
The most value-packed High Def Video camera on the market.
  • Smallest, lightest HD Camera on the market – about the size of a tube of lip balm, small enough to mount to your sunglasses.
  • Easy to use controls, limitless mounting options, rugged aluminum construction, water resistant.
  • Shoots
    720P HD footage at 30 or 60 frames per second, up to 2 hours of record
    time, up to 32GB micro SD. Perfect to capture all your action footage
    with out even knowing it’s there.
  • Sound options include onboard mic and audio input for secondary microphones or radio input, battery packs and more
  • Replaces ever popular standard definition RePlay XD480 camera in line-up.

Newbury Park, Calif. (November, 2012)
– Capturing action-packed, crystal-clear HD Video is now easier and
more affordable than ever, thanks to the new Replay XD720. Less than a
year after launching the world’s smallest and lightest HD Action Sports
Camera, the XD1080, the engineers at RePlay XD® have created a new,
smaller, lighter camera packed with features and an easy-to-use
consumer-friendly interface – all at a price that provides tremendous
value.

The
XD720 captures color rich 720P HD at 30/60 frames per second for
high-speed action. The system packs a crystal clear non-fisheye,
non-distorted 120 degree field of view lens and 5-megapixel image
sensor.

The sleek two ounce camera is about the size of a tube of lip
balm and features a water-resistant, rugged aluminum housing that can
withstand everything from extreme sports to hardcore motorsports and is
packed with pro-level audio, external audio line-in and is compatible
with virtually all the RePlay XD Pro level mounts and accessories.

In
addition to the camera’s best-in-class onboard mic, the Replay XD720
also has a secondary audio input that allows users to feed audio from
their own source such as race radios, LAV mics iPods and more.
Filmmakers can mic their subjects for crystal clear audio in every
scenario. The camera records up to 130 minutes of video on a single
charge of its internal Li-Ion battery. It includes a 4GB micro SD card
and supports up to 32GB cards. The system remembers and holds settings,
even when the battery runs down. and a “Quick-Clip” function allows
editing in the field.

The
Replay XD720 is incredibly easy to use, setting a new standard for POV
Camera controls. Simply flip a switch on the back to select frame rate
and audio input options, and then replace the cap – it’s that easy. The
Power and Record buttons require one simple touch, with specific
vibration feedback and indicator lights for each command.

“The
XD720 has simple controls and a compact design perfect for everyone from
first-time shooters to athletes that need a compact, lightweight way to
capture the action,” says RePlay XD President John Spar. “This camera
includes the pro-level optics and audio packed similar to that in our
XD1080 model, but in a smaller package at an incredible price. It’s in a
class of its own.”

The XD720 kit includes the camera, a
microfiber protective pouch, ballistic carrying case, 4GB micro SDHC
card, USB charge / data cable, Micro USB card reader, micro SD to SD
card adaptor for easy file transferring, Car power Adapter, safety
leash, and two mounting options. The RePlay XD® exclusive mounts include
a HeimLock swivel/tilt mount, LowBoy flat mount, two convex and two
flat SnapTrays. Unlike other bulky POV cameras, the RePlay XD720’s small
shape allows it to hide just about anywhere
.
MSRP: $199.99 Available at www.replayxd.com.

About Replay XD
Replay XD was designed by a group of racing professionals with over 50
years of experience in the high performance racing industry. The
development team saw the need for ultra-lightweight cameras that could
capture never before seen video footage from the most extreme racing and
action environments on earth. The Replay XD1080 has been put through
the most grueling conditions possible and has come out unscathed with
crystal clear footage. Replay XD’s goal is to bring you the most
technologically advanced recording systems available today.
www.replayxd.com (805) 480-9800.

Source – Cory Burns

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