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Shake the Bandit to edit action

Dale Davies |
TomTom Bandit Action is the first camera with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download footage before being able to edit it. And it does it in an unexpected way: simply by shaking a smartphone.

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The TomTom Bandit Action Camera is equipped with in-camera motion and GPS sensors to automatically find and tag exciting moments based on speed, altitude, G-force, acceleration and heart rate. Highlights can also be tagged manually with a tagging button on the camera or the remote control. Video recording is possible at 4K resolution at 15 fps, with 2.7K, frame-rate is 30 fps, and at Full HD 1080p it's up to 60 fps. For slow motion video HD 720p recording is possible at 120 fps.

Still 16-megapixel images can be shot at speeds up to 10 fps and interval shooting (from one second to one minute) can be used to produce 4K or 1080p time lapse videos at 30 fps. The TomTom Bandit is the first camera to come with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download footage before being able to edit it. The camera works with a companion app, making it possible to create and share videos in a matter of minutes, simply by shaking a smartphone.

In editing mode, a shake of the smartphone creates a movie and users can then easily make changes, add music and add overlays of favourite metrics, such as speed, before sharing with friends. The footage is processed on the camera itself.

The TomTom Bandit Action Camera has a wide angle lens, high-end 16 MP CCD sensor and a powerful processor. It is also completely waterproof to 50 m (164 ft), eliminating the need for an additional bulky case. The steel ring mounting system has a quick release mechanism. The Batt-Stick combines the long lasting battery, microSD card and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. It plugs directly into a computer via USB to charge and download footage, removing the need for additional cables or adaptors.

Starting in May on manufacturer's website and selected retailers, the TomTom Bandit Action Camera will come available in APAC and the US later this summer. A premium pack will also be available in June including additional accessories. A standard version will be available with a splash proof lens cover, surface mounts and a GoPro mount adapter, while a premium pack will also include a remote control, handle bar mount, a dive lens cover, a 360 pitch mount, and a power cable.

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