Shimano Has Tiny ‘Action Camera’ Coming This Spring, Made For Bike Market

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You know Shimano for its bike components. Today, the brand announced entry into the camera market.

The company’s CM-1000 POV Camera is smaller than a GoPro and has a new kind of form factor. Most of its specs are industry standard, but one stand-out is its bright, highly-sensitive (F2.0 aperture) lens.

Screen grab from video shows relative size

It comes to market in May for $299. The company is marketing it to cyclists as well as fishermen. (Shimano is a major fishing gear brand as well as bike.)

The unit captures 1080p HD video and has varying lens modes — you can shoot at 135° or in a “super wide” 180° mode.

It’s waterproof without a case to 30 feet under.

At just 86 grams, the Shimano shooter is among the lightest cameras of its kind. At 44 × 70 × 30mm, the company notes it’s about the size of a deck of cards.

—Stephen Regenold

Shimano CM-1000 POV Camera

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.