PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Announces the Lightest Weight Action Camera in the World and Adds Real Time LCD Playback and Review
Poway, CA. October 27th, 2011-- Today Delkin launches the WingmanHD Waterproof 3 Ounce Action Camera, a compact POV camera that shoots 1080p high definition video from the users perspective while mounted to almost any object or surface. In addition to becoming the lightest weight action camera in the world, Delkin adds key features such as a 1.5 inch LCD screen, 3x digital zoom and a universal mounting system to allow seamless integration with existing photo and video equipment.
“With the division between photography and videography fading, more photographers are becoming their own directors, videographers and producers,” explains Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez. “Incorporating a “point of view” perspective into film adds a connection for viewers, whether it’s from a person, racecar, surfboard, airplane or the top of a building. A rugged design with a lightweight build and a universal ¼-20” photography mount allows users to capture realistic footage of impending jumps, rapids and free falls without any extra weight or interference, particularly in extreme environments or activities.”
The Wingman HD features a user friendly menu and easy to navigate buttons that allow users to capture 1080p, 720p, WVGA or QVGA video as well as rich 8 megapixel still image photography. Automatic focus, white balance and exposure help to avoid swapping between camera settings during a shoot, while the 150 degree wide angle lens is set to mimic human peripheral eyesight without the fisheye distortion that oftentimes accompanies wider angle lenses. Optional time lapse, triple-burst and self-timer modes can be set to take images at set intervals between zero and sixty seconds, while an optional video loop record can splice video footage into manageable 15 minute long intervals. Built in LCD and camera standby modes protect the battery life during downtime and allow instant reactivation of video or picture capture with the press of a button.
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Front and rear views of the Delkin WingmanHD camera.
Photos provided by Delkin Devices Inc.
On camera LCD playback allows the user to skip, fast forward, rewind and even delete files to free up more space on the fly, as well as review footage to ensure the accuracy of angles and mounting positions while in the field. Sharing and recharging is easy with the built in built in HDMI, composite A/V and USB ports that allow users to upload video and share it via computer, high definition TV or standard TV. The included wall charger and car charger give the user more options for recharging, especially when a computer isn’t always nearby.
Each WingmanHD Camera includes an impact resistant Waterproof Case that can be submerged down to 30 meters, an 8GB MicroSD Memory Card, a Rechargeable Battery that provides 2.5 hours of recording time, a Helmet Mount, Vented Helmet Mount and Bar Mount, a Wall and Auto Charger, a Power and Data USB Cable, a Component Cable, a Wrist Strap and a User Guide. The WingmanHD begins shipping worldwide today and is available for immediate purchase at PDN’s International PhotoPlus Expo or direct through licensed Delkin retailers and www.delkin.com. The retail price for the entire kit is set at $249.99.
In addition to the included mounts, the WingmanHD is compatible with Delkin’s complete line of Fat Gecko Camera Mounts and accessories as well as standard photography tripods, mounts and other devices that utilize a universal ¼-20 mounting stud. Current Fat Gecko models include a variety of patented locking suction cup mounts rated for various weight and stress factors when mounted to smooth surfaces, a Gator mount the utilizes a vise for secure connection to objects, a bike mount for secure attachment to mountain bikes, road bikes, beach cruisers and BMX bikes, as well as several accessories. The complete line of Fat Gecko Mounts and accessories can be purchased direct at www.delkin.com or through any of Delkin’s licensed retailers worldwide.
The Delkin WingmanHD camera in its waterproof housing.
Photo provided by Delkin Devices Inc.
About Delkin Devices, Inc.
Delkin Devices, Inc. national headquarters is in Poway, California with an International branch in Birmingham, England. Since 1986, Delkin Devices has been inventing, designing, and delivering innovative new products aimed at "Making Photography Better." From consumer based products such as memory cards, readers and batteries to professional products such as the SensorScope System®, ImageRouter® and Archival Gold®, Delkin has delivered premium quality, innovative designs, and an ongoing dedication to superior customer support. Delkin Devices and its products have become industry leaders in both industrial and consumer markets worldwide, and continues to be a leading choice among professional photographers and others passionate about digital photography.
(First posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 19:34 EDT)