Swann Security Announces Bolt HD POV Video Camera

by Brian Mullin on January 22, 2013

Thoughts
=> Swann Security, who makes security monitoring equipment for home
and business, has announced the new Bolt HD wearable action camera. The
Bolt HD is a 12MP POV (point of view) sport video camera, that is
waterproof to 32 feet, and can record photos and video up to 1080p
resolution at 30fps (NTSC) on a MicroSD card. It comes with a nifty
wireless remote, which I doubt is wearable, and it uses a Laser for
targeting. The bullet camera reminds me a great deal of the ReplayXD
camera styling. It only records in 720p (8MP max) and 1080p (12MP max),
which is fine, but I do wish they had a 960p mode, which is nice
resolution for capturing trails. It’s tough to tell how the mounting
system will work, but it seems to use a stick-on method, and like many
of that same attachment type, a vented helmet mount is missing. I am
looking forward to seeing how this small little unit will work in the
real mountain biking world?

Press Release

Swann Security Unleashes Bolt HD
A
High Definition Waterproof and Wearable Mini Action Camera – Waterproof
camera and DVR combo lets adrenaline junkies capture their most extreme
moments

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (January 21, 2013) –
Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions,
proudly debuts the Bolt HD™ mini high definition action camera. Making
its debut at the 2013 International CES, this mini HD camera / DVR combo
is rugged, waterproof and comes with a myriad of mounting options so
outdoor enthusiasts can live and relive their most extreme moments. The
Bolt HD is available at www.swann.com for $199.99.

At
the core of Bolt HD is a color camera that can record 1080p or Full HD
high resolution video at real time or 12 MP still images. With a built
in laser pointer, Bolt HD allows the user to confirm the camera is on
target and ready to shoot. The protected lens allows the user to record
more with a 135 degree angle lens. The Bolt HD has an included stereo
microphone that enables audio recordings to not only see but hear the
action. The device stores approximately 10 hours of video recordings on a
removable MicroSD card (up to 32GB), so users can easily swap out cards
while on the go. Bolt HD’s mini HDMI connection allows the user to
connect right in to their home TV to relive the action in HD right away.
Bolt HD is powered by a lithium-ion battery that recharges via USB and
gives the user hours of life per charge
.

Kits Contents:

  • Bolt HD Wearable Video Camera
  • Flat Surface Mount
  • Curved Surface Mount
  • Helmet Mount
  • USB Cable
  • AV Out Cable
  • Instructions Manual

Not
only is the Bolt HD shockproof, but it’s also waterproof up to 32’.
Equipped with a number of mounting options, Bolt HD is an ideal solution
for a variety of sports and outdoor applications. With no dials,
gauges, knobs or any preferences to configure, users simply turn it on,
strap it on and hit record.

Bolt HD Features Include:

  • Record professional high definition action videos at 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) in real time (30fps) with stereo audio
  • Use
    the laser pointer to check the camera is on target and shoot in any
    conditions with waterproof casing to 32ft below the surface
  • Relive the action in high definition with mini HDMI connection
  • Record
    footage to MicroSD card (up to 32GB), or use the USB cable to transfer
    to PC or Mac for easy uploading to your favorite websites
  • Convenient lithium-ion battery is rechargeable via USB with hours of recording per charge
  • Wearable mounts include: curved surface mount, Helmet mount, flat surface mount
  • Wireless Remote

Swann’s Bolt HD (MSRP-$199) is available through Swann’s network of retailers and at www.swann.com.

  Video
Video Format
MOV MPEG4 – AVC
Resolution
1080p (1920 x 1080),25fps / 30fps,
720p (1280 x 720) @ 25fps / 30fps
Photo Format
JPEG
Photo Resolution
3Mp / 5Mp / 8Mp / 12Mp
Viewing Angle
110º @ 1080p – 135º @ 720p
  Audio
Microphone
Yes – Built in
Audio Format
AAC
  Recording
Frame Rate
25 / 30fps
Storage Type
MicroSD Card
Storage Capacity
Up to 32GB (not included)
  General
Record Time
Up to 1.5 Hours per charge
Battery Type
Rechargeable Lithium-ion (600mAh)
Charge Method
USB (computer or charger)
Dimensions
1.28” x 3.17” /
32.5mm x 80.5mm
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
/Mac OS 10.6/Snow Leopard
& later

About Swann
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions and fun
gadgets targeting consumers through retail channels. In 2012, Swann
celebrated its 25th anniversary as a manufacturer of consumer
electronics products that are innovative yet cost effective.
The
company’s products are mainly do-it-yourself with easy-to-follow
‘plug-and-play’ instructions, free after-sale 24/7 technical support and
retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and
small-to-medium retail users.

For customers needing more high-tech
solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends
including full HD 1080p, HD surveillance cameras, Wi-Fi network video
recording, live Smartphone connectivity and more.

Swann was
founded in 1987 and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the
UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe.

Swann’s
reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and
distributors including Fry’s Electronics, RadioShack, Best Buy,
Costco.com, Canadian Tire, Maplin Electronics.

Web: www.swannsecurity.com




Source – Andrew Felix

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