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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:19 AM
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New Product
Polaroid XS100

This is the new aerodynamic HD action cam from Polaroid;

With just a single-button recording feature, the Polaroid XS100 offers a choice of recording in 720p, 960p or 1080 HD video. A 170-degree wide-angle lens with a shockproof outer case and waterproof up to a depth of ten meters. Separate video recording is available in high and low-res for easy uploading and sharing. You can also capture still photo in 3, 5 and 16-megapixel.
Another wonderful feature of the camera is the built-in ‘Auto Rotation G-Sensor’, as stated that it is known to improve the camera capability to capture the best shot, no matter its position.

Professional 5MP sensor
3MP, 5MP and 16MP still images (time lapse, 5,10 30 60 seconds.)
HD video in 720p, 960p and 1080p video (1080p 30 frames per second 16:9)
Aerodynamic design, shock-proof exterior and distortion-free ultra wide lens
Adjustable frame rates like burst shooting mode, time lapse and fast and slow motion
Auto rotation G-Sensor
Waterproof for up to 10m and features professional low-light performance for shooting in all environments.
Dual file recording with every HD video, creating an additional smaller file for easier uploading and sharing to social media sites.
MicroSD card. (takes upto 32gig)
170 degree ultra wide field of view
1200Mah built in battery, 3 hours to charge from USB, recording time 2.5 hours.
weight is 136 grams, 108 x 42 x 42 mm
Priced at $200 (UK £130 estimated)


It might be a better option than a GoPro!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Okay, now THAT'S sweet!!!

Any video samples online yet?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Not found any yet, it has only just been announced. Looking at the spec and pricing it seems promising. I hope the test videos are good. Would like to get one on order soon.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Battery time ?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:33 PM
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The autorotation G sensor can be switched off (good). Only negative is the 'dual file' recording cannot be switched off. So every recording uses nearly double the space required on the sd-card.
A 1080p recording automatically generates a 432 x 240 - " for uploading to websites or sending email"

link to polaroid website for XS100 action cam (pdf manual download);
http://www.polaroidaction.com/xs100.html

1200Mah built in battery, 3 hours to charge from USB, recording time 2.5 hours.
weight is 136 grams

Polaroid action cam promo with some footage from the XS100;
Экшн-камеры Polaroid XS в действии (3 min 34 sec)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Got to say the image quality is not bad at all but its still fishy
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Got to say the image quality is not bad at all but its still fishy
Do you mean fishy = 'too good to be true' ? If so, yes I agree. It has a good spec and the price is less than half of a GoPro. I would like to seen an independent review before ordering.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Do you mean fishy = 'too good to be true' ? If so, yes I agree. It has a good spec and the price is less than half of a GoPro. I would like to seen an independent review before ordering.
Fishy = fish-eye distortion. Still good value for money though.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:04 AM
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yes, it is a 170 deg lens. It looks like there could be an option to change the lens with an aftermarket one.
140 deg would be better.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:37 AM
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GoPro white is $199 and weighs 73g without the case. Specs are similar.
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Old Apr 06, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Ok guys here are two videos with the polaroid cam xs 100
they are low quality due to upload but the original hd 1080 are superb cryatl clear have to find a way to edit de hd and uploaded.

enjoy and let me know of any suggestions
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Old Apr 06, 2013, 09:07 PM
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ups did not put link

Polaroid XS 100 RC Plane Moteles Juan Mina Cybul Los Halcones Colombia 1 (4 min 34 sec)


Polaroid XS 100 2 nd RC Plane Moteles Juan Mina Cybul Los Halcones (3 min 53 sec)


will put more tomorrow i am going to another place near the city to do some recording

can see whee here

this is oneplace
RC Technoglass Argos two Barranquilla Giktek tiendademodelos cybul (5 min 18 sec)


camara is another brand low quality

Vuelo Miramar trainer 46 Barranquilla Colombia Rc Plane Avion a control remoto (1 min 12 sec)
at miramar

RC Day and Night, Day Version Miramar Barranquilla Tienda de modelos (7 min 14 sec)
on borad camera

and at night

night flight vuelo nocturno Colombia Barranquilla (4 min 41 sec)
same place
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Old Apr 07, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Ok guys here are two videos with the polaroid cam xs 100
they are low quality due to upload but the original hd 1080 are superb cryatl clear have to find a way to edit de hd and uploaded.

enjoy and let me know of any suggestions
dave
Well I would suggest you upload the videos in 1080p otherwise pointless.
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