Polaroid Rivals GoPro With $130 XS80 Rugged 1080p Camcorder

Remember Polaroid? Yeah, that Polaroid. The brand that helped define an entire era of photography has had some ups and downs over the years, with more "downs" in recent years. But now, the company is staging a comeback by producing items that are far more germane in today's society. The latest is the XS80, a mountable HD action camera designed to rival GoPro and the like. It'll take 1080p30 video in the wild, making it ideal for recording extreme sports. It's housed in a waterproof case along with anti-shake technology, and it's even shock + impact resistant. Additionally a variety of mounts that come standard allow video and still images to be captured virtually anywhere.

Polaroid XS80 Specs and Information:
• HD 1080p, HD 720p, VGA
• Waterproof up to 30'
• Motion record (video and photo)
• 16MP, 5MP, 3MP VGA
• 3 Photo Modes (single, burst (10), time lapse (1,5,10,30,60))
• Micro SD Card up to 32GB
• 120 Degree field of view
• G Sensor (auto rotation)
• Anti-Shake
• Built in Lithium ion battery
• HDMI output
• High Impact & Shock Proof

The Polaroid XS80 has a suggested retail price of $129.99 and is currently available at www.polaroid.com, Canadian Tire, Tiger Direct and other select retailers.
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