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Another player enters the busy wearable POV camera segment, none other than cycling giant Shimano with a product that appears to have a lot to offer. Aside from pretty much up to date camera specs (despite seemingly lacking a 1080/60fps mode), the unit is very compact - specifically since it's capable of withstanding water depths of up to 10 meters without a bulky casing, which means it can be used as is. It also looks like the mounting system is GoPro compatible, although we don't know for sure at this point. We'll try to get our hands on one to report back on how it performs, but for now, here are the details.

Shimano Sport Camera sample video

Highlights and specs:

Image Sensor

1/3.8" back illuminated CMOS sensor

Pixel gross

16M pixels

Effective Picture Resolution

Video : 3.6M pixels 16:9 (2528 x 1422)

Still image : 3.1M pixels 4:3 (2032 x 1526)

Aperture

F2.0

Angle of view

180 deg., 135 deg.

Focal distance

f=1.05

White balance

Auto

Exposure

Auto

Metering mode

Auto

Shutter speed

1/30 - 1/10000

Auto image rotation

0 deg., 90 deg., 180 deg., 270 deg.

Media type

Micro SD/SDHC class 6 or higher (up to 32GB)

Internal memory

-

Video format

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MP4)

Video recording mode

1920 x 1080 30fps, 18Mbps

1280 x 720 120fps, 24Mbps

640 x 360 240fps, 18Mbps

Still image mode

JPEG

Still image size

6M pixels 4:3 (2848 x 2136)

Interval recording 3M pixles 4:3 (2016 x 1512)

Interval recording

photo 10s, 20s, 30s, 60s

Audio format

MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Wi-Fi

X

ANT+ connectivity

ANT+ / ANT Private

Compatible ANT+ sensor type

Speed, Speed cadence, cadence, power, heart rate

Compatible ANT Private devic

Di2 wireless unit SM-EWW01

Sensor data format

CSV

HDMI

-

USB port

micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)

Microphone

stereo

Speaker

monoral

Battery type

Li-ion battery 3.7v 950mAh (Non-removable)

Battery charging time

Less than 4 hours

Battery life

2 hours

Dimensions(W x H x D)

44.2 x 70.8 x 30.3mm

Weight with battery and memory card

86g

Waterproof

IPX8(10m/2 h)

Dustprooof

IPX5

operating temperature

-10 to 40 degrees C

User interface

3 color LED, 2 switches and Wi-Fi connected smart phone


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Press Release:

Osaka, Japan (February 4, 2014) – Expanding the options for consumers to connect with Shimano for experiences in sports, the leading cycling, fishing and rowing product manufacturer today introduced the CM-1000 Sport Camera. Continuing Shimano’s legacy of innovation and quality, the CM-1000 enters the compact sport camera category with a lightweight and compact high-definition video camera with advanced connectivity options. The CM-1000 marks the company’s first product introduction from its Lifestyle Gear Division targeting both fishing and cycling consumers, providing them opportunities to enjoy capturing their various sporting experiences as incredibly high quality photos and HD videos.

Years of research and design went into Shimano’s CM-1000, ultimately creating a compact sport camera that excels in critical camera functions, appeals to consumers exploring terrestrial and aquatic sports, and also integrates with existing Shimano electronics in its fishing and cycling products. Key features and highlights of the CM-1000 include:

  • Powerful, brilliant image-capturing camera – The lens and image sensor technologies in the CM-1000 combine to enable brilliant HD movies and high quality images in all conditions. Its F2.0 bright lens boasts incredible low-light performance while its 16MP back illuminated CMOS image sensor enables stunning 1080p HD video. The camera offers dual, standard angle 135° and super wide 180° modes, while a 90° increment auto image rotation allows users to flip the camera in multiple directions and maintain a horizontal image plane.
  • Light, compact form factor – At 86 grams including the battery and lens cover and with dimensions of 44x70x30mm, its pocket size, streamlined design is smaller than a standard deck of cards.
  • Exceptional waterproof rating – Out of the box and without the need for an external case, CM-1000 is waterproof up to 10 meters. This depth meets the IPX-8 Waterproof Standard – the best rating for electronics experiencing continuous underwater use.
  • Advanced connectivity and intelligent integration – The CM-1000 utilizes WiFi connectivity and custom iOS and Android apps for mobile devices to allow live views, video playback, remote adjustments to camera settings and shot framing. Unique to the CM-1000, the device also uses ANT+ and ANT private wireless connections to transmit data from bicycle computers and accessories and the new Shimano D-Fly wireless Di2 transmitter to show performance cycling data in its captured videos.

Versatile, user-friendly design

Using the CM-1000 is simple and worry-free, thanks to the unit’s design, waterproof capabilities,and connectivity and integration options with popular consumer electronics. The two-button design allows quick control or key functions while dual LED lights and audible cues identify settings. Its waterproof rating makes the CM-1000 a great option on the deck of a boat, for casual swimming, and enables it to be hosed off with other gear after a day’s adventure. The auto-image rotation function means that it will maintain a horizontal shot despite its physical rotation. Connectivity and integration options with mobile devices and cycle computers simplify setup and playback while the ANT/ANT+ data allows cyclists to monitor videos and use the performance data - including heart rate, gear indication and cadence for example - as a training tool to improve their riding.

Accessories, supporting software and availability

The CM-1000 Sport Camera comes standard with the camera and lens cover, an adhesive mount and vented helmet mount, a USB cable and start up manual. The CM-1000 Sport Camera utilizes an iOS 6.0 and Android 4.2 app for use as a remote controller, angle monitor, a tool to change settings and video preview. Software for Windows 7 and Mac OS enables more comprehensive video editing, fish-eye view compensation, the display and integration of video and ANT+/ANT information to videos.

Additional accessories for the CM-1000 include the following mounts that all offer tool-free installation and adjustment: CM-MT01 Handlebar mount; CM-MT02 Flexible mount; CMMT03 Chest mount; and the CM-MT04 Cap mount.

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The CM-1000 will be available in May 2014 for $299.00.

About Shimano American Corporation

Shimano American Corporation, a member of global Team Shimano, along with its world renowned subsidiaries, offers consumers outstanding sport-related products and apparel. Shimano is proud of its staff, diversity in talent, interests and backgrounds. The company is an ISO14001 certified business where environmental compliance and continual improvements are part of the business philosophy and operations.

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