Published on Monday, 26 May 2014 18:13
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If you happen to visit YouTube a lot like we do you will have most possibly noticed an considerable increase in clips recorded with action cameras and car dash cameras from all around the world. Obviously this wasn't possible a few years back but the current state of technology along with the large number of companies in the market that focus in the design and manufacturer of such products have allowed consumers from virtually every segment to own one such device. Since we have both used and tested quite a few such devices we know firsthand of what you can expect from them both in terms of video/audio quality and features but as with everything else there are plenty of models in the market we have yet to get our hands on. Liquid Image is one of the oldest players and already counts 6 years in the market but it wasn't until just a couple of months ago that they send us their latest EGO 1080p/12MP Wi-Fi Xtreme Sport Camera to test.
Based in California, Liquid Image Co® is a leading Action Camera manufacturer and the developers of the first in-goggle camera with the lens mounted at eye level, allowing for True POV video capture. Since the release of the first underwater camera mask in 2008, Liquid Image has continued to evolve and develop products for underwater, snow, and motocross markets. In addition, most models include HD video in 1080P at 30 frames per second, 720P at 60 frames per second for high action, and wind guarded audio recording. In 2012, Liquid Image released their first mountable camera, which is currently one of the world’s smallest wireless enabled cameras on the market. With over 150 products and 35 Action Cameras in the Xtreme Sport Cams™ division, Liquid Image has the largest selection of hands free Action Cameras and accessories on the market. Liquid Image products have been honored for design and functionality by the CEA organization multiple times. The streamlined and ergonomically designed sports equipment created by Liquid Image offers technology that is both easy to use and beneficial to athletic performance, all at an affordable retail price point. The products range from low priced models that appeal to vacationing families up to higher-level models for photographers, athletes and the savvy tech consumer.
The moment we received the EGO Wi-Fi Xtreme Sport Camera we knew that it wasn't the most advanced action camera we've ever gotten our hands onto since it's basically the base model in the Liquid Image product line but still it offers a very compact design (smaller than most action camera models), Full HD 1080p recording at 30fps (HD 720p@60Fps) via a 3MP sensor, can take 12MP still pictures (even continuously), features Wi-Fi connectivity for software control and packs an 1030mAh internal rechargeable lithium battery that gives it up to 2 hours of recording time. Overall it seems like Liquid Image has released a budget friendly action camera. However none of the above matters much if the recording quality of the EGO is not good so let's take a closer look and see what its 3MP sensor if capable of.