Swann has introduced the Freestyle HD, a wearable camera that’s capable of shooting 1080p HD videos and surviving dives of up to 65 feet underwater. What exactly would you do with such a thing? Pretty much anything you want to – or at least anything that’s worth recording – since it’s compact enough to make it handy to carry around (it measures only 60mm x 51mm x 42mm), and it comes with a number of straps and mounts for hands-free use. Handy for bear-wrestling, and–thanks to the waterproof case–swimming with sharks. Or any other activity that’s so dangerous, you’d want to record it in 1080p for showing off in case you live to tell the tale.
The Freestyle HD can be used for recording either 1080p videos at 30fps or snapping 8-megapixel JPEG stills, and features a 3x zoom as well as continuous and triple-shot burst modes. Playback can be done post-shooting with a detachable 1.5-inch LCD screen, or by hooking it up to an HDTV via an HDMI connection. The cam also comes with a USB connection for file transfers, while storage is handled by an SD card slot that supports up to 32GB cards.
The cam also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that’s listed to last up to 2.5 hours of recording per charge.