updated 06:57 pm EDT, Thu September 27, 2012
Three cameras intented for extreme sports, underwater photography
Polaroid has introduced its new line of hi-definition sports video cameras. The Polaroid XS7, XS20, and XS100 are the newest additions to Polaroid’s robust instant camera and camcorder offerings, the Polaroid XS sports video cameras provide users with the ability to take videos and still images in a variety of sport settings.
The Polaroid XS7 is a 720P HD videocamera, capable of capturing 5MP still images. A 2-inch touch screen display allows for control and immediate playback of captured video and images. A waterproof casing makes the camera waterproof up to 10 meters (33 feet).
Waterproof up to 20 meters (66 feet), the Polaroid XS20 also captures 720P video and 5MP still images. Eight built-in LED lights allow for shooting in all environments. The XS20 also boasts motion detecting sensors to initiate recording, allowing the camera to do double-duty as a security camera.
At the high-end of the line, the Polaroid XS100 captures 1080P video and 16MP still images. The ultra-wide lens on the camera can provide 170 degrees of coverage. Like the XS7, the XS100 is waterproof for up to 10 meters (33 feet).
All three cameras will be available at retail in mid-October for $70, $100, and $200, respectively.