underwater video camera now available from Thanko Japan

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(credit: Thanko) Underwater Video Camera Mask | ¥7,980.00 | www.thanko.jp

if Liquid Image’s wide angle dive mask price tag is off budget for you, perhaps this ¥7,980 (about US$100) underwater video camera dive mask should be easier on your wallet. it’s 2.0-megapixels CMOS sensor camera is equally capable of high definition video of 1280 x 960 resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) and is also capable of capturing still images at 2560 x 1920 resolution. the downside is, it can only go as deep as 5-meter, which is of course, a far cry from the wide angle dive mask’s 40-meter depth. however, it does come with a snorkel.
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the built-in battery is good for 2.5-hours with 2-hours for a single full charge. other features include 4-GB of internal memory and a USB 2.0 port to facilitate charging, as well as downloading of content to your computer. this pair of goggles (or mask, if you like) has a pretty strange feature: ON/OFF is via an accompanied magnet ring, thus negating the need for buttons. the Thanko Underwater Video Camera Mask is available in Japan via Thanko web store but you know the drill to purchase from Thanko if you don’t reside in the land of the rising sun. check out a few more look after the break.

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Thanko [JP] via TechCrunch