Yotties, divers and landlubbers alike are going to love Canon’s latest product release: a waterproof 3D compact digital camera, retailing at $250!
Launched last week at the Digital Camera, Imaging and Media Show (DCIM Show) Canon were demonstrating the Powershot 3d-A1sT, a powerful 15 mega-pixel compact, waterproof camera that is capable of shooting high definition 3D video clips. Played back on an HD TV and viewed through the normal 3D glasses this is going to change those precious family moments forever.
For yotties, however, the camera has a more pragmatic application: because it is waterproof it can act as a forward-pointing sonar. When synched with Google Earth running the ‘oceans’ layer (underwater bathymetric contour data), the yachtsman can now draw true, real-time submarine information. The 3D imagery fed from the camera can be rendered on a standard laptop. No more excuses for grounding the boat.
3D digital camera technology has been around for a while but this is the first commercially available, waterproof camera that records directly on to a standard SD card. At $250 this is surely one of the biggest leaps in digital camera technology and is going to revolutionise both the compact camera market and, more importantly, affordable high-tech navigation for sailors.
And there was me saving up for a full-frame dSLR! I want one!
Find out where to get one here.