Come May, Shimano will release what sounds like a pretty impressive little POV camera.
The new CM-1000 Sport Camera with Wi-Fi isn’t just another GoPro wannabe. You can submerge it in up to 30 feet of water—no additional case required. It’s also very lightweight. Shimano’s new cam weighs just 86 grams (compare that to the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition, which weighs 136 grams), and is about the size of a deck of cards.
Plus, it has an F2.0 bright lens that’s ideal for low-light performance, with a large 16MP backlit CMOS sensor that will enable it to shoot brilliant 1080 HD movies and high-quality stills.
Shimano designed the Sport Camera with ANT+ capabilities so it can connect wirelessly with heart rate monitors, power meters, and other training devices. This lets numbers nerds overlay their performance stats within the video.
The camera has multiple lens modes—standard 135 degrees as well as super wide 180 degrees—and an auto image rotation feature to keep the picture oriented with the horizon no matter how you hold the camera.
The Sport Camera comes with a lens cover, an adhesive, and a helmet mount—no tools required.