Swann Security SportsCam rugged/waterproof digicam made for bumps

Swann Security has unveiled its waterproof, ruggedized SportsCam ahead of CES 2011, a compact still and video camera capable of withstanding up to 65-feet submersion as well as the sort of shocks, knocks and bumps you might experience when snowboarding, pig wrestling or falling out of trees. The SportsCam captures 640 x 480 video or stills to its removable microSD card, with a 16GB card good for up to 5hrs of video.

You'll need to recharge before you run out of space, in fact, since the rechargeable Li-Ion battery is good for up to 2.5hrs of filming. It recharges via USB.

If anything, it's the accessory bundle which is more impressive than the camera itself. Swann throw in Velcro straps, clips, belts, sports-clips, a waterproof "pin clip & case clip" and a multi-bracket, among other things, so if you can't find a way of mounting the SportsCam then you're frankly not trying. It'll be priced at $99 when it drops in February 2011.

Press Release:

Swann Security Unleashes SportsCam™ Waterproof Mini Video Camera

Waterproof camera and DVR combo lets adrenaline junkies capture their most extreme moments

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (January 3, 2011) – Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly debuts the SportsCam™ Waterproof Mini Video Camera. Making its debut at the 2011 International CES, this mini camera / DVR combo is housed in a rugged waterproof case and comes with a myriad of mounting options so outdoor enthusiasts can live & relive their most extreme moments.

At the core of SportsCam™ is a color camera that can record 640 x 480 high resolution video or crystal clear still images. The device stores recordings on a removable MicroSD card (up to 16GB), so users can easily swap out cards while on the go. A 16GB MicroSD card will capture approximately 5 hours of video. SportsCam™ is powered by a Lithium-ion battery that recharges via USB and gives the user 2.5 hours of life per charge.

Not only is the SportsCam's™ case shockproof, but it's also waterproof up to 65'. Included with the device are a number of mounting options that make it an ideal solution for a variety of sports and outdoor applications. With no dials, gauges knobs or any preferences to configure, users simply turn it on, strap it on and hit record.

Included SportsCam accessories:

Velcro™ straps x 3


Cord, arm & head straps




Waterproof pin clip & case clip


Velcro™ for bracket

Mounting screws x 2

Silicon case

Swann's SportsCam™ will be unveiled at CES 2011 at Swann's booth #8660 in Central Hall. SportsCam™ has a MSRP of $99 and will be available for purchase in February through Swann's network of retailers.