Meet the Rollcap 4K Action Camera With 3-Axis Image Stabilization
Stephan Jukic – February 6, 2017
4K action cameras abound on the market today, with many models, designs and brand names catering to all kinds of users and budgets. Now Chinese drone maker ZeroTech has come along with one more addition that offers the interesting benefit of a built-in 3-axis image stabilization gimbal. For action camera users who are used to bulky external gimbal setups, the Rollcap camera might be a welcome change.
The Rollcap hasn’t yet launched but it’s coming later in 2017 according to its manufacturer and the fairly compact camera (a bit smaller than a soda can) comes with a decent listing of features. First, there’s the main selling feature of the integrated gimbal, which is included in the camera’s frame itself and capable of rolling +/- 85 degrees, tilting +/-30 degrees and panning by 45 degrees in either direction.
The camera itself also comes with a 94 degree lens (equivalent to 21mm lens on a full-frame camera) built in front of its sensor and the camera itself can shoot 4K ultra HD video at 30fps while being capable of 13 megapixel still photos and video recording in lower resolutions and higher frame rates as well.
The side of the Rollcap comes with a physical power button and a microUSB port for charging and image offloading on the go while a dedicated smartphone app is also available for shot composition, video recording control and changing around camera settings. The camera can also be triggered to shoot photos or video through the app or on the camera itself and several recording modes are available which include high-speed burst mode, timelapse recording, self-tier mode and HDR recording. There is also a slow motion video mode that can be shot through high-frame rate video shooting at lower resolution (720p).
We don’t yet know some of the more detailed specs for the ZeroTech Rollcap camera but the company has confirmed a retail price that sits slightly above $500 and a release in mid to late 2017. The camera’s price dos seem a bit steep and suggests a high-end camera design but it’s also worth noting that cheaper action cameras would cost about the same if an external gimbal were also bought.
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