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Idolcam is made for vloggers

Idolcam is made for vloggers
The 4K-shooting, gimbal- and screen-equipped Idolcam
The 4K-shooting, gimbal- and screen-equipped Idolcam
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The Idolcam has a 180-degree flip-up touchscreen
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The Idolcam has a 180-degree flip-up touchscreen
The 4K-shooting, gimbal- and screen-equipped Idolcam
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The 4K-shooting, gimbal- and screen-equipped Idolcam
The Idolcam can be mounted on a selfie stick
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The Idolcam can be mounted on a selfie stick
The Idolcam fits in a jacket pocket
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The Idolcam fits in a jacket pocket
The Idolcam works with optional magnetic lighting attachments
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The Idolcam works with optional magnetic lighting attachments

With more and more people getting into video blogging, it's only natural that we should be seeing an increasing number of cameras designed specifically for vlogging. One of the latest and perhaps best-equipped, the Idolcam will soon be the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.

The Idolcam shoots at a maximum resolution of 4K/30fps, and features an integrated 3-axis motorized gimbal to help smooth out the shakes – an optional spring-loaded suspension arm can also be used to add extra stabilization when shooting while walking.

Users can check their shot or review footage using the camera's 180-degree flip-up touchscreen, or by using an iOS/Android app on their smartphone. That app also allows them to pan, tilt and otherwise remotely-control the camera via Wi-Fi from a distance of up to 100 ft (30 m), plus it lets them shoot time-lapse footage that incorporates camera movements.

The Idolcam has a 180-degree flip-up touchscreen
The Idolcam has a 180-degree flip-up touchscreen

It's additionally possible to swap between multiple magnetically-attaching M12-format lenses, and between two optional magnetic lighting attachments – one is a light ring for soft overall lighting, while the other is a spotlight.

Other features include a threaded hole in the bottom for mounting the Idolcam on a selfie stick (always important for vloggers), along with a 3.5-mm audio input for hooking up an external mic.

The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to begin late this month, with a minimum pledge of US$350 required for a basic setup. Assuming everything works out, the camera should ship in October.

The Idolcam is demonstrated in the video below.

Source: Idolcam

Idolcam: The Best Vlogging Camera with gimbal, interchangeable lenses and lighting

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jon10
This camera is very compact. I'm looking forward to their kickstarter campaign.