Swann Freestyle HD Wearable Video Camera

January 16, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras | 3 Comments |
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Swann today introduced its first Full HD wearable video camera: Swann Freestyle HD. Housed in a sturdy case that is waterproof to 20 metres, Swann Freestyle HD can be worn on the body or mounted to bikes, cars, helmets, skateboards and more via a range of included interchangeable mounts and brackets. In addition, the Swann Freestyle HD can be used as a standard point & shoot camera for taking 8-megapixel stills. Real-time viewing is made possible by the detachable 4cm LCD screen, so you immediately see if you’ve captured the shot. Swann Freestyle HD also allows you to watch your footage afterwards on an HDTV via an HDMI cable or you can transfer your recording to the computer via a MicroSD card or the included USB cable. Swann Freestyle HD retails for £279.99-

Swann Press Release

The new wearable action video camera from Swann is perfect for capturing every legendary moment of adventure packed activity

Milton Keynes, UK, 16th January 2012 – Swann, a global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly presents its first high definition wearable video camera: Swann Freestyle HD. The Swann Freestyle HD debuts with a high quality detachable LCD viewer, placing the Swann Freestyle HD ahead of the rest. Whether capturing 1080p video with up to 3x digital zoom or snapping JPEG images with its 8MP camera, Swann Freestyle HD lets you capture stunning hands-free video and share it with the world.

Housed in a sturdy case that is waterproof to 20 metres, Swann Freestyle HD can be worn on the body or mounted to bikes, cars, helmets, skateboards and more via a range of included interchangeable mounts and brackets. In addition, the Swann Freestyle HD can be used as a standard point & shoot camera, featuring both single shot and continuous mode picture taking. Video is shot in stunning professional-grade 1080p HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), boasting 30 fps, 3x digital zoom and stereo audio. Swann has also included a wireless remote control that lets users operate the camera while it’s mounted and out of arms reach.  The camera also features a laser function for you to know when the camera is filming without having to look for a flashing light.

Real-time viewing is made possible by the detachable 4cm LCD screen, so you immediately see if you’ve captured the shot. Swann Freestyle HD also allows you to watch your footage afterwards on an HDTV via an HDMI cable or you can transfer your recording to the computer via a MicroSD card or the included USB cable for editing or sharing on social media networks. The Lithium-ion battery is also rechargeable via USB, giving users up to 2.5 hours of recording time per charge.

“The predecessor to our Swann Freestyle HD, the Swann Sportscam, proved to be a huge success,” remarked Jeremy Stewart, Swann’s VP Global Marketing. “We have listened to our consumers who told us they wanted a similar form factor but 1080p high definition video quality. In addition to the video quality, we are sure our consumers will love the Swann Freestyle HD’s LCD viewer, waterproof case, mounting accessories and more.”

Accessories Included:
Swann Freestyle HD Wearable Video Camera
LCD Screen
Waterproof Case
Remote Control
Carry Pouch
Helmet Mounting Bracket
Universal L Shaped Mounting Bracket
Universal Low Profile Mounting Bracket
USB Cable & Connector Tray Bracket Accessory
2 Flat Adhesive Mounting Pad
Curved Adhesive Mounting Pad
AV Out Cable
Power Adapter
Instructions Manual & CD

Price & Availability:
Swann Freestyle HD retails for £279.99 as a complete package including a variety of mounts, remote control, wall charger and LCD viewer normally worth £80.

For photo resellers please contact: sales@alphadigitalservices.co.uk or 01189 337000

For more information on Swann’s Freestyle HD please visit Swann’s website: http://www.swann.com.



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#1 travis

My company has been selling these since November.

8:44 pm - Monday, January 16, 2012

#2 Thierry

a.k.a. the ActionPro SD20F which has been around for awhile, at least in Germany ( website: actionpro.de )

6:35 pm - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

#3 CameraKennis

Here are 3 nice videos of underwater/water use here:
http://vimeo.com/glypo/videos

11:02 pm - Tuesday, January 17, 2012