GoPro better watch out — there’s a new competitor in town: the Octospot Dive Camera.
The Octospot is the first camera that’s able to not just take underwater video, but also log your dive. It sports a pressure and temperature sensor, automatically corrects the white balance to match your depth, and has electronic image stabilization.
The Octospot records in high quality (4K video, 12MP stills), has a rechargeable 2-plus-hour battery life (even in cold water) and is waterproof down to 200 meters/656 feet. It’s also designed to be used while wearing gloves, and a T-Rail Click Mount allows it to be mounted easily to a mask. It even vibrates when it starts recording.
The “Snap Record” button allows the diver to press once to take a picture, and hold the button down to take video. It connects to smartphones and tablets via WiFi or Bluetooth, with depth, temperature and time displayed in the video.
To learn more, check out the video below or the Octospot Kickstarter page, which with 25 days to go as of this writing has already nearly doubled its original US$80,000/72,395 Euro crowdfunding goal.