In a world where everyone wants to be able to photo and record their every movement, companies are tasked with keeping up with the demands of their customers. Cameras of all sort are getting better, smaller and cheaper almost by the day, but what makes a camera good? Is it the Megapixel it shoots in, quality of the video, or, maybe it’s all down to the sensor used in the camera itself? Well, I like to think all of those things rolled into one have a pretty significant effect on the camera’s performance, it all just depends on what the individual user will need.
Kitvision is one of the companies trying to help consumers be able to photo and video all their incredible journeys with a broad range of action cameras. Kitvision cameras come in a few different makes and models and should have something for virtually everyone. The Edge range of cameras is the top-notch high-quality line that offer users all the bells and whistles they could need from an action camera. The Escape range is a bit more toned down feature wise, but still takes amazing videos and photos at a cheaper price. While both of these models do offer waterproof versions, Kitvision also has their Splash range of camera designed specifically for the water.
Today I will be taking a look at the top of the range camera in the Escape range, the HD5W. The HD5W features Full HD video recording, 12MP photos, WiFi, a built-in display and is waterproof up to 60m. Kitvision is well known for the accessories they include alongside their cameras and the HD5W is no different. In the box users will find a number of mounts including those for, bikes, helmets and just a general adhesive mount. With 1080P recording and the 12MP photos, this should be a real good choice for the average user.
Before we find out just how good the HD5W is, let’s take a quick look at the specifications followed by a closer look.
- Display: 1.5″
- Lens: 170 ultra wide-angle lens
- Video Resolution: 1080p / 30fps, 720p / 30fps
- Video Format: MOV
- Photo Resolution: Up to 12 MP
- Storage: Micro SD (up to 32GB)
- Photo Modes: Single shot / Timed / Burst / Time lapse
- Frequency: 50Hz / 60Hz
- USB Interface: USB 2.0
- Battery Capacity: 700 mAh
- Power Consumption: 260 mA @ 4.2V
- Recording Time per charge: About 90 minutes (based on highest settings)
- Operating System: Windows XP / Vista or Above / Win7 / Mac OS
- Dimensions (mm): 59.27 x 41.13 x 29.28
- Weight: 58 g