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

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

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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.
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