Swann, a global leader in security monitoring solutions, has unveiled its first high definition wearable video camera with a detachable LCD viewer: Swann Freestyle HD. Whether capturing 1080p video with up to 3x digital zoom or snapping JPEG images with its 8MP camera, Swann Freestyle HD lets users capture hands-free video and share it with the world.
Of potential interest to triathlon and swim coaches for underwater video analysis, the Swann Freestyle HD is housed in a sturdy case that is waterproof up to 65 feet. It can reportedly 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 rapid fire 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.
Real-time viewing is made possible by the detachable 1.5” LCD screen. Swann Freestyle HD also allows for easy replay of footage after shooting on an HDTV via an HDMI cable. Alternatively, the recording can be transferred to a 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 immense popularity of action sports and online video sharing helped make our earlier model, the Swann SportsCam, a huge success, but now we’ve taken our customer’s feedback and greatly improved upon that design,” said Guy Pithie, Swann VP of Sales.
“Swann Freestyle HD boasts an impressive feature set, including a LCD viewing screen, full 1080p recording and a dual function camera and video recorder. These features paired with the rugged dependability our customers have come to expect from Swann products make the Swann Freestyle HD what we believe to be one of the best sports action video cameras on the market.”
Swann’s Freestyle HD has a MSRP of US$279.99 and is available for purchase at BestBuy.com, Tiger Direct, Fry’s, London Drugs or visit Swann.com for a full list of retailers.
- 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
- Connector Tray Bracket Accessory
- 2 Flat Adhesive Mounting Pad
- Curved Adhesive Mounting Pad
- AV Out Cable
- USB Cable
- Power Adapter
- Instructions Manual & CD
Swann was founded in 1988 by David Swann in Melbourne, Australia and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution through partners across the globe.
Swann’s reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Fry’s Electronics, RadioShack, Menards, Brandsmart USA, Canadian Tire, Maplin Electronics and Dick Smith.