Adventure sports and outdoor enthusiasts looking for an easy to use camera that can capture action on the go should try Liquid Image's Ego camera. This small size camera fits easily in the palm of one's hand yet is also a full Wi-Fi enabled HD mountable camera.
A 135 degree wide angle lens captures all the action within one's peripheral vision. Take 12.0MP still shots or set the Ego to shoot photos continuously. Record videos at either the high action mode of HD720P video (1280x720) or higher resolution HD1080P video (1920x1080). Files can be saved on a micro SDHC card (up to 32 GB data). A rechargeable lithium battery provides enough of a charge to record up to 2 hours of video. Included with the camera is a versatile flat mount and a clear faceplate to protect from rain and flying debris. The Ego is water resistant though an additional waterproof housing (model 750) will need to be purchased for those desiring to submerge this camera.
Initially, the lack of a viewfinder may seem odd to those accustomed to shooting with larger digital devices. But with a bit of practice, one can learn how to position the Ego in order to capture the intended subject. Thanks to a free downloadable app that works for iOS and Android enabled devices, users can use their wireless device to activate the camera or live stream the action. This app also allows users to view, save and share recorded photos and videos.
For those who want to use their Ego while engaging in outdoor sports, consider purchasing the Ego Body Mount. The body mount fits so the Ego is situated at one's chest within easy access for taking photos. A pocket protects the ego though one does need to undo the pocket to change the settings or manually capture photos and video. The straps extend to approximately 30" at their longest, so this body mount can fit most people. When donning a life vest or other bulky outerwear, consider strapping the harness to the head, wrist or arm. Also the harness can be attached to trees, poles and other stationary objects.