Japan camera-maker Cerevo has started a 24-hour live Ustream feed from Akihabara, in cooperation with a company in the area, Aisan Electronic. Recently Cerevo has been capitalizing on the growing popularity of Ustream live-streaming in Japan since Softbank's investment in the web service. By creating their 'networked camera', the Cerevo Camera Live, which is especially tailored for live-streaming, the company rides the coattails of a public increasingly interested in broadcasting on the web.
Released back in May, the Cerevo Camera Live can be purchased for 19,999 yen (or about US$230), while the Ustream kit with pocket Wi-Fi, a wide conversion lens, a 4GB microSD card, and a tripod is available for 21,999 yen (US$254). Available only in Japan for now, the camera comes in both black and white colors, and can be purchased via the company's online store or Rakuten and Amazon online shops.
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Other camera specs:
- Streaming video is in CIF format, 352 x 288 resolution
- Supports HD video, 1,280 x 720 resolution
- Wi-Fi 802.11n (b/g/n)
- 2.4-inch LCD display
- 9MP CMOS sensor
- MicroSD card slot
- USB port
If you'd like to preview exactly how good the image quality of the Cerevo Camera Live is, click on over to their Akihabara livestream to have a look at their continuing broadcast.
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