Filed under crazy product extension, yesterday Shimano announced the release of their very own action camera- the CM-1000 Sport Camera. At only 86g, this new pocket size camera won't weigh down your ultralight rig as you capture your first Crit victory next season.
Waterproof down to 10 meters, the Shimano Sport Camera is sealed to protect against any dirt, dust, or mud you might pick up on the trail. A simple two button layout makes for easy operation, while a 3 color LED and audio cues indicate correct operation.
The Sport Camera features three video recording modes: 920 X 1080 (30fps, 18Mbps), 1280 X 720 (120fps, 24Mbps) and 640 x 360 (240fps, 18Mbps). The action camera takes 6MP stills, and can be programmed to take 3MP stills at 10s, 20s, 30s, and 60s intervals.
The F2.0 aperture bright lens delivers low-light performance for those dawn patrol rides. You have the option to switch between a 135° and a wide 180° shot in order to best capture the upcoming action.
Built-in WiFi lets you connect to your phone for video playback, fiddle with camera settings, frame up your shot, or share video and images with friends and family on social media. The Sport Camera also features ANT+ for connectivity to your compatible sensors such as speed, cadence, power, and heart rate. Probably the most interesting bit of information is that the action camera will also connect to your Di2 wireless unit.
The Sport Camera is compatible with Micro SD/SDHC cards class 6 or higher (up to 32GB). The rechargeable Li-ion battery will last for around 2 hours of recording time.
The Shimano CM-1000 Sport Camera will start shipping in May and comes with a lens cover, adhesive mount, and helmet strap. Pricing TBD.