Ah! If we could shoot what we see, it would be great! All those scenic trip and other «souvenirs» that you can actually only review in your head could now be filmed and review as a movie… And no video camera to hold!! Pivothead company understood the need : they will offer in april 2012 sunglasses equipped with an high definition video camera.
16 models will be offered. The camera is an eight-megapixel Sony sensor with 8GB of built-in storage, a 440mAh battery (with about an hour of shooting time) and 3 video modes: 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 30fps & 720p @ 60fps. The Pivothead video glasses feature gyroscopic image stabilization and continuous auto-focus.
There is a micro-USB port for charging the glasses, downloading files and adjusting settings for Windows, Mac and Android apps. Since there is no wireless connectivity included with this iteration, you would need to apply a USB On-The-Go (OTG) to make adjustments in Android. Most settings can also be adjusted directly at the glasses in addition, with a trio of LEDs providing feedback.
You wear the glasses as regular sunglasses and then, when you need to record something, you turn on the camera by tapping a button on the bottom of the left side. Pushing a button on top of that side begins recording in the default mode of 1080p at 30fps.
I got the feeling that You Tube will receive a few more videos this summer…