In these times the quintessential “roll” camera has been replaced by the Digital camera and is now being taken over by the Smartphone. From the budding reporter to the Selfie-addicts the mobile camera backed by the SHARE button has indeed made life easy. Now let us turn that up a notch, a notch on the speedometer. An action camera is used for taking pictures while riding or driving. Not going into the details or the history or the origins, in the next paragraph we will get to the road that led us to the Clickpro camera.
At the beginning watching bikers on superbikes and a few KTMs using action cameras caught the fancy of the rest who in time followed suit. Be it the reigning king, the under-dog challenger and the rest who wanted a piece of action the all wooed the buyer with all they could offer. Either buy the original for a full warranty at the premium in India or import it with international warranty. The other option cost about a third and came with its own underpinnings not limited to reliability and build quality. As far as the rest of the brands go they are a by-product of the e-commerce evolution in this department.
While still in the process of search, research, advice and tips I chanced upon a Clickpro that a fellow rider from another city was selling. While attempts to reach him were in vain, I had already read all that was down on the manufacturer website. So after arduous discussions and emails that were exchanged I did not get their flagship product, the prime. What I got was even better – the Clickpro Polar.
The Clickpro Polar with all the available bell and whistles was a Wifi enabled and had the power to record up to 3 hours with the extra power pack bundled in as part of deal inked, yes my friend everything comes at a cost so I did pay the price. A price worth every penny specially, when they are spent for something that comes once in a lifetime – Wedding bells. Having absolutely no clue of what to do I learnt to use the Clickpro Polar on the go- quite literally, thanks to the insightful manual that came along in PDF format. From the 1st chime to the last tear that would have dropped while the emotions ran a spectrum of colours, capturing the moments of a friend’s wedding, well that camera had already impressed us from the very 1st selfie!
Photo Resolution 12M 4000*3000 8M 3200*2400
5M 2592*1944 （Default Setting） 3M 2048*1536
Video Resolution 1920*1080P 30fps （Default Setting） 1280*960P 30fps (4:3)
1280*720P 60/30fps 848*480P 60fps
Lens F/2.8 f=2.5mm 170degree wide angle field of view
File Format Video Format :H.264(avc1), MPEG-4 / Photo format: JPEG
Notification VIBRATION / BUZZER /LED
Battery Capacity 3.7V/ 1080mAh
Recording Time Approx. 120MIN
Charger Specification DC5V/1A or above
Charging Time 2-3 hours
Data Rate High speed USB2.0
Memory Card Micro SD Card
Memory Card Capacity 1GB-32GB
Waterproof IPX8 (Under water 60M for 3 hour with waterproof case)
WIFI Transmission Distance 15M
APP Compatibility Supports Android 2.3 / iOS 5.0 or above
Clickpro Polar in action:
Motoday 2015 ride
to be continued…