TomTom is a Dutch brand famous for its GPS. The company now aims to take on famous action cam GoPro with its TomTom Bandit action camera. In this sector where GoPro reigns supreme, TomTom hopes to get a place with his camera capable of shooting 4K.
The Bandit is waterproof to 50 meters depth, incorporating a 16 megapixel sensor that can shoot in 4K theoretically. The problem is that the 4K image could be choppy because the speed is limited to 15 fps. For more fluid sequences it is possible to shoot in 2.7K (2704 x 1528 pixels) at 30 fps in full HD at 60 fps or 120 fps at 720p.
The camera hosts a MicroSD port and a USB 3.0 port to make transferring images and also to recharge its 1900 mAh battery. It supports WiFi and Bluetooth. Motion sensor and a GPS are integrated into the TomTom Bandit, coupled to the integrated pulse indicator, the camera is able to “mark” the highlights in the video.
The TomTom Bandit Action Camera($397) works in conjunction with mobile TomTom Sport app, which is currently available only on iOS. The frame of the video will be sent directly on your smartphone and you can control the camera from it. Editing can be done directly from the tablet or smartphone connected to the camera via WiFi. This allows editing media without transferring to other devices.
Available at amazon.com for $397