Liquid Image is showing a wearable camera here at CES, the Liquid Image Ego LS, which has been unveiled as the first “wearable and mountable 4G LTE enabled camera.” The connectivity is through Verizon Wireless, but otherwise the camera has a wide angle 8 megapixel lens and can record video at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Shifting down a bit, you can also opt for 720p video which comes in at up to 60 frames per second. This setup could work for the budding action star, however there is more to the Liquid Image setup — including use as a security monitor. Combined with the ability to stream over the Verizon LTE network, the camera also has a motion detector.
Battery life for the camera is estimated to be up to 6 hours while transmitting over WiFi, Bluetooth and while at the same time recording HD quality video. Images and video can be saved to a microSDXC memory card and the camera supports cards up to 64GB in size.
The camera by itself will be priced at $199.99. The LTE streaming will require a special module that attaches to the camera and that will also be priced at $199.99. Battery life for the LTE streaming is said to be up to 2 hours. Both the camera itself, as well as the LTE module are expected to be available in the US later in the year.
Otherwise, along with the LTE module, Liquid Image also has a waterproof case that will allow the Ego LS to go as deep as 40m/130 feet.