The market for high-quality yet affordable video cameras has exploded in the past couple of years with top-notch offerings from all of the world’s major suppliers. Though the even more recent wave of wearable cameras like the helmet-mounted GoPro Hero 3 and the Panasonic HX-A100 let you get an unparalleled and up-close view of the action by yourself, it is still all but impossible to get cool shots of yourself from afar when you’re on your own.
For those of you who tend to take solo trips but still want quality footage, the Soloshot Camera Mount is for you. It is a high-quality, ultra-durable camera mount that is compatible with pretty much every video camera around. With the help of a GPS tracking system and a waterproof armband, the camera actually follows you around on the water, the mountain, the skatepark, whatever.
The Soloshot Camera Mount works by following the sensors in the armband. It works up to 2,000 feet away which should be well out of the range of almost every camera. It can also move at up to 40 degrees per second and track objects that are traveling at as high as 140 miles per hour.
You don’t want your camera or your camera mount to be stolen while you’re out doing your thing. That’s why the Soloshot Camera Mount comes with multiple security features including a device to lock your camera to the mount and a device to lock the mount to a nearby object. Obviously that won’t be enough to deter diehard thieves so it is important to place your equipment in an area where it is unlikely to be stolen.
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The folks over at Soloshot put a wonderful video out on their new camera mount. It is definitely worth a viewing if you’re at all interested in the product.
While the Soloshot Camera Mount might not be ideal for capturing footage of activities such as backcountry snowboarding, it is perfect for filming at the park. Simply set your camera up and place this baby near your favorite set of obstacles and it will track you every time you go by. No camera man is needed.