The Solar Powered Camcorder allows you to capture events anywhere, safe in the knowledge that the battery can be recharged with ease. Great for use when recording outdoor events, the compact camcorder has a solar panel built-in to recharge its internal battery when required.
The Solar Powered Camcorder features a flip up solar panel, which doubles as a sunshade. The solar panel is able to provide roughly an additional 12 minutes of camcorder use for every hour it is exposed to the sun, helping to prolong the battery life. This ability allows you to take the camcorder with you anywhere, even to areas without mains electricity, because you can charge the internal battery through the solar panel during the day.
A rechargeable Li-ion internal battery is used to power the camcorder. It is able to provide up to 5 hours of operation from a 3 hour charge through an AC charger. To fully charge the battery by sunlight alone would take a couple of days of bright sunlight. The camcorder would then be ready to go when needed, as long as it received a long enough charge time before hand.
The Solar Powered Camcorder is able to provide HD video in 720 x 480 pixel resolution at 30 fps due to its 12 MP image sensor and 8x digital zoom. The data is stored as AVI files on an SD/SDHC memory card (not included) of up to 32 GB. The camcorder can additionally take JPG images at up to 4000 x 4000 resolution. The recorded data can be viewed on the 3 in (7.6 cm) LCD screen that is part of the device, the solar panel shields the screen from sunlight allowing you to see the screen clearly even on bright days. The images can be transferred to a computer via the included USB cable.
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