Just when you thought Shimano had proliferated all aspects of the cycling market, the Japanese component giant, enters the sports camera arena with it’s new CM-1000 Sport Camera.
Shimano announced the unveiling of it’s new camera today, that’s designed to integrate specifically with it’s Di2 groupset.
Shimano claims the CM-1000 is capable of producing brilliant HD movies in all conditions, while still images can also be captured at an effective resolution of six megapixels. Recording is adjustable between three modes: 1,920×1,080 at 30fps, 1,280 x 720 at 120 fps or 640×360 at 240 fps, each using either a 135 or 180 degree viewing angle. The device doesn’t have an internal memory; instead it uses micro SD cards up to 32GB.
In addition, the CM-1000 has ANT+ compatibility, which means it’s able to calculate data such as speed, cadence, power and heart rate, thus allowing cyclists to monitor videos and use the performance data as a training tool to improve their riding.
Furthermore, the CM-1000 is WiFi equipped as well, therefore pairing the camera to a smartphone should provided a host of useful features, as well as the ability to quickly transfer clips to social media.
The camera’s two-button interface makes for a simple operation as well – using LEDs and audio cues to indicate settings. Also, it’s powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, which Shimano claims has a battery life of two hours, which fully charges in about four hours.
The CM-1000 comes with an adhesive mount, as well as a vented helmet mount. Other mounting options include a chest-mount, which can be purchased as an accessory.
Pricing is to be announced, with availability expected in May.
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