Midland has now stepped into the territory of mobile video cameras with its XTC-300, a full HD camera which can be worn on a variety of gear including helmets, your shoulders pads and your gloves. This camera is targeted at sporting enthusiasts and adventure sport fans who want to record their adrenaline rushing activities without using their hands. The advantage of using these types of cameras is that you will be able to record whatever you see and relive some of the once-in-a-lifetime moments.
The camera is smaller than a mobile phone. So, full marks to the portability aspect. It is also waterproof and hence, can be used to film your underwater adventures also. It is also very light, which means that it will not be like a burden on your helmet or skiing goggles. The ‘record’ button is also conveniently placed so that you will not have to search for it while you are pre-occupied with what you are doing. There is also a water-proof storage case and kit available for mounting on different gadgets like helmets, bikes, skiing glasses, etc.
The XTC-300 offers recording in three modes namely Hi, medium and low resolution. In the Hi-res mode, you get a full 1920 X 1080p resolution. The medium and low resolutions are 1280 X 720 and 848 X 480 respectively. The recording is done at either 30 or 60 frames per second. The most noteworthy feature of this camera is its wide-angle lens which has an excellent coverage area. To be specific, the lens can cover 1400 and the images captured are of high quality. The video will be recorded in the .mp4 format, which is convenient to be viewed with almost all mobile devices.
The XTC-300 is not meant for delicate and composed photography or video capture. It is meant to be used for capturing action on the go. The images are crisp and the wide angle lens will ensure that it will give a good range of visibility. Since the video will be recorded to the memory card, you have practically unlimited data storage. A good buy if you are a sporting or adventure sports enthusiast.