The DAK Cam

DAK Cam- Extreme Home Videos
All for Fun. Fun for All.

$99.95

SKU: 3503.

The DAK Cam will have your family creating more fun, more creative and more engaging home videos. All with a single pocket sized action camera. (And help from the included mounts.)

 

You don’t need to be a pro to use your DAK Cam, and I include a quickstart guide to make sure your ready to go as soon as you receive your shipment.

 

Extreme action and sports cameras give athletes the power to capture thrilling experiences on video and later share them with family, friends and the rest of the world. Skydiving, surfing, base jumping—any extreme activity is now easily documented on camera.

Description

Camcorders sit alone and forgotten in some basement corner and host parlor meetings for congregating dust particles.

Even digital cameras have lost relevance in recent years. Your smartphone takes great quality shots, but it’s just too fragile, and too valuable.

You can’t risk breaking or losing your smartphone at a waterpark, beach or ski slope.

The result?

Families miss out on great home videos.

The DAK Cam is designed for rough handling. Your smartphone isn’t.

So our smartphones can’t replace our old camcorders.

Besides, your phone stores lots of sensitive data, so you’ll always be keeping a close watch on anyone handling it.

With your DAK Cam, you’re just storing the day’s video and photos.

Mount it wherever, toss it to your kids, let your friends take control for a while—they’ll capture the shots without you constantly hovering over their shoulder.

No expensive equipment issue. No security issue.

Get fresh perspectives for your videos with DAK Cam’s included clips, straps and mounts.

See more firsthand action with its built in 170 degree wide-angle lens. Clip it to your shirt, strap it to your helmet or mount it on your car’s windshield.
Create first person experiences by mixing and matching attachment mounts for completely new views.

And strategically mounting your DAK Cam will make your video dramatically sharper, smoother and more stable than handheld filming.

Cameras used to have little peephole viewfinders to check the subject before you snap the shot.

Digital cameras upgraded to LCD screens, accomplishing the same thing.

But if your DAK Cam is mounted to your helmet, to your dog’s collar or to a handlebar, you can’t see the LCD screen. That’s when you’ll control your DAK Cam through your smartphone.

Using a free downloadable app, your smartphone connects to DAK Cam’s built in Wifi network and transform into a viewfinder. So your DAK Cam is in the action, while your smartphone catches it from a safe distance.

Although, I found out (mainly from experience) that water absorbs micro waves really well. That’s why a bowl of water heats up so quickly in a microwave, but it also means that the Wifi viewfinder will cut out when your DAK Cam’s submerged underwater. DAK Cam will continue recording, you just won’t see it until it resurfaces and reconnects.

The viewfinding app allows you to select between a photo or a movie, and also lets you choose quality settings (video in 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps).

What really separates the today’s home videos from the old ones is that we now have powerful video editing software that’s already installed on your computer.

Not enough people take advantage of this. Windows Movie Maker® and Mac’s iMovie® let you gather footage from different videos, trim them into the best shots, arrange them in any order you like, cut out the video’s sound and overlay it with a soundtrack of your own.

You’re left with a shareable video that you totally created.

I edited the above video (at the beginning of the article) with GoPro Studio®.

No, we’re not affiliated with them in any way, but they developed a great free program, so they deserve due credit for that.

Additional information

Weight 1.23125 lbs
Dimensions 6.25 x 2.5 x 10.5 in

Tech Specs

Waterproof up to 30 meters

DSP: Sunplus SPCA6330A
CMOS Sensor: 1/2.7’ OV2710
Field of view: 170º
Focus: 12cm~infinite

Video Output: 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps
or 1280 x 720 at 60 fps.
You can toggle the video modes in Settings.

Video Format: H.264 MOV
Supports Loop Recording.

Effective pixels for still shots: 12 megapixels (default) can be reduced in settings to 8MP, 5MP or 2MP

Image Format: JPEG

Burst Mode: 3 photos/second
Shooting Modes: Movie, Single Shot, Burst, Self Timer, Time Lapse

White Balance: Auto
EV compensation: ‘+-2.0 ~ +-0.3 Electronic Shutter Control

Microphone for Audio Input Records in WAV at bitrate of 176kbps

1W Speaker Playback

Type D HDMI Output

USB 2.0 interface, 5 Pin Micro USB Input

MicroSD card, up 32gb

1.5inch LTPS LCD Screen

3.7V 900mAh Rechargeable Battery <90mins

Camera Dimensions: 59 x 41 x 24.5mm

In the Box

DAK
You get:

1- DAK Cam
1- Rechargeable 900 mah Li-ion Battery (over 90 minutes of use per charge)
1- Charging USB Cable (connects to your computer)
1- Waterproof Case
1- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. Like the ones you get with eyeglasses.

Assorted Clips, Straps and Mounts:

Clip 1– Splint to protect the DAK Cam when not using the waterproof case (the mic picks up better audio without the waterproof case)

Clip 2– Large multi-purpose clip that slides into the splint

Adjustable handlebar mount– Can be fitted onto any pole approx. 2-3 cm thick.

Helmet Mounts– Flat bases with adhesive (3M glue, sticky stuff) on the bottom. Peel away the thin paper and paste it onto any flat surface—surfboards, boogieboards, dashboards, walls…anything you can think of, really.

Mounts 1 and 2– Brackets that connect the DAK Cam on one end and slide into the flat base on the other end.

Adhesives– Extra peel away glue stickers

Bandages– Adjustable straps that slide through the flat bases and wrap around, say, weirdly shaped objects. Like a wooden plank.

Velcro Bandages– Smaller Velcro straps. They’re quick and easy for securing objects with small diameters. I wrapped it around a sapling to film a bird feeder.

Mounts 3,4,5 and 6– Various extensions to adjust the height and viewing angle of the DAK Cam.

Replacement back cover for the waterproof case- I don’t plan on ever needing this one. I wish the same to you.

Tethers- Steel cable with two loops at the end. It looks sturdy, but I don’t know how it’s used.

You’ll also need a micro-SD card which will store all of your footage. You can use your own (32 gb is the biggest size it can process), or you can get ours shipped with your order.

Ours is 16 gb and will store about 2.5 hours of video filmed in 1080p 30fps.

You can playback recorded video directly from your DAK Cam, but the built in speaker is weak, so you won’t hear the audio very well. You’ll get to review all your footage after you’ve loaded it all onto your computer.

That’s what I do, anyway, because I think you’re better off conserving battery then reviewing videos.