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New POV Cameras for Skiers, Swimmers, and Scuba Divers
by Jamison Cush -  1/4/2010

Liquid Image announced four new POV cameras for both water and mountain sports, all on display at CES 2010. They include the mountain-ready Snow Camera Goggle, the Wide Angle VideoMask for scuba divers, the Swim Camera Goggle for the would-be Michael Phelps, and the Wide Angle Scuba Series HD322 Camera Mask featuring 135 degree wide angle lens.

The HD322 is capable of shooting 720p HD video and 5.0 megapixel stills in up to 130 feet of water. The mask features a microSD/SDHC card slot, good for 16 hours of video. However, the four AAA batteries provide only two hours of juice at a time. Liquid Image estimates the price at $350.

For those looking for a little less out of their scuba camera, the Wide Angle VideoMask also shoots 5.0 megapixel stills and D1 video through its 135 degree wide angle lens. The model is depth rated up to 65 feet and features a micro SD/SDHC card slot expandable to 16GB. The unit requires 2 AAA batteries, good for 2.2 hours of video. The estimated price is $200.

For the recreational swimmer, the Swim Camera Goggle features a 62 degree lens for 1.3 megapixel stills and VGA video in up to 15 feet of water. The 4GB internal memory holds approximately 6,000 stills or 90 minutes of video and is expected to retail for $70.

Finally, skiers and snowboarders can try the Snow Camera Goggle when shredding this winter. The specs are similar to those found in the Wide Angle VideoMask with an internal lithium battery powering the device and an estimated cost of $149.

All four devices will be on display at the CES 2010 Liquid Image booth, located at South 3 32042.