A new solar powered sports and action camera is being unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, and will hit retail stores this quarter. ACTIVEON’s SOLAR X action camera offers 4K performance and a unique solar-charging solution.
The SOLAR X joins the line-up of ACTIVEON cameras on display this week at the company’s CES 2016 exhibition stand.
The SOLAR X includes a two-inch touchscreen, built-in 1100mAh rechargeable battery, built-in Wi-Fi and digital image stabilization. It captures 4K video at 2160p with a 16 megapixel CMOS video sensor and also includes a seven-element F/2.4 high precision bright glass lens that provides four different levels of field of view.
The SOLAR X boasts a graphical menu-driven interface that allows a user to toggle between video and photo modes. As a digital camera, it can shoot 16MP images with a burst rate of six frames per second.
By connecting to its sophisticated solar panel case, the X Station, the panels absorb and store energy from the sun to charge the SOLAR X. Utilizing the ‘Burst Speed Charging technology’, the X Station is able to charge the SOLAR X camera up to 80% in 30 minutes and up to 100% in 60 minutes. This provides a total battery life of six hours; two hours from the built-in battery and an additional four hours with a fully charged X Station.
Frank Donato, Executive Vice President of ACTIVEON said “ACTIVEON cameras are made to capture incredible life experiences and our new SOLAR X captures those memories in 4K quality. We’ve designed the SOLAR X to be like nothing else in the market today, with a slender profile, a lens system protected by smooth, toughened glass, and a unique recharging system that uses the sun itself to recharge its battery.
“So even if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you can keep recording your adventures. We expect the action camera market to nearly double in size in the next two years, to nearly 20 million units annually. That’s why ACTIVEON is continuing to innovate and bring to market new ideas that are ground-breaking and affordable.”
ACTIVEON SOLAR X, CX GOLD, and CX action cameras have an iOS and Android smartphone app to control the cameras’ functions, monitor live video, and share content directly to social media. When connected to Wi-Fi the SOLAR X and CX Gold can automatically upload content to the ACTIVEON Cloud.
The SOLAR X has a micro HDMI output and is also compatible with nearly 40 additional accessories available to enhance user experiences, such as eight different mounts; seven grips, selfie sticks, and straps; diving glasses; and a Wi-Fi remote.
ACTIVEON is a San Diego, California based company that manufactures and provides consumer electronics products including action cameras and flat panel televisions to major retailers in the US, Canada and Europe.