MeCam video camera is worn like a button or necklace

People seem to be pretty content with using their smartphone video cameras to capture life’s zany moments, although constantly holding up one’s phone to follow the action can sometimes get a little tiring. That’s why the MeCam was invented. It’s a video camera that can be pinned to your shirt or worn on an included cord like a necklace, so you can shoot your clips without having to play Cameraman.

The disc-shaped MeCam weighs in at under two ounces (57 grams), and is less than two inches (51 mm) across. Its controls consist of three side-located buttons, which include one-touch video recording.

It shoots in 720p/30fps HD, and can store one hour of footage on its stock 4GB microSD card – four hours can be recorded on an optional 16GB card. Its built-in infrared lights allow for low-light videography, plus it can snap 5-megapixel stills. Its mic captures audio within a 10-foot (3-meter) diameter.

One charge of its lithium-ion battery should be good for about 80 minutes of run time. Footage can be dumped to a computer either by transferring the memory card, or via an integrated USB port.

It brings the Memoto and Autographer wearable “lifelogging” cameras to mind, although they’re designed to shoot a series of still images throughout the day.

The MeCam is available now in a variety of colors, with prices starting at US$49.99. Footage shot with it can be seen in the video below.

MeCam Intro

MeCam is the hands-free body worn video camera that pins to your shirt, can be worn as a necklace, or pinned on to anything to capture video from that point of view. Unique features include its small size, light weight, and ability to shoot in low-light/dark conditions through Infrared (IR) LED lights built into the device, all while retailing at an affordable price point. MeCam shoots in 720p high quality video and captures audio within a 20 foot diameter.

Source: MeCam via Ben Coxworth of Gizmag

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