Overview: The Polaroid XS80 is a small action camera that can record
HD video and 16 MP still images. The camera has a wide-angle F2.8 fixed focus
glass lens with a
viewing angle of 120°. It comes with a self-adhesive helmet mount and a
secure mount-lock system. The camera has a waterproof housing that allows you to
safely use underwater in depths of up to 30' (IPX8). It is also high-impact and
Memory Cards: The camera has a slot for a microSD card, and will
accept microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB. Class 6 or higher
cards are recommended. You can view files on the microSD card through the camera
when connected to a computer or TV, or remove the microSD card and use a card
reader to view the files. The camera has a small (32MB) internal memory for
recording a few test shots.
Video Recording: The XS80 has a 5MP CMOS image sensor, and records video in the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 video format with AAC audio. You can choose between Full HD (1920 x
1080/30 fps) and HD (1280 x 720/30 fps). A 2-way switch on the control panel
lets you choose FHD or HD video.
Still Image Recording: In addition to video recording, the
XS80 can record still images (JPEG) in 16MP (4608 x 3456), 5MP (2592 x 1944), 3MP
(2048 x 1536), and VGA
(640 x 480) resolution. The camera will record single shots, 3-frame-per-second bursts,
and time-lapse photos with intervals of 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.
Auto Rotation: The XS80 has a built-in G-sensor, which can
detect the camera's orientation. If you mount your camera at 90°, 180°, or 270°
from the default position, the recorded view will be rotated to the same angle.
This allows you to mount the camera at different angles without recording a
rotated view. The Auto Rotation feature can be turned off in the General Menu, and does not
apply to still photos.
Note: You should begin recording with the camera at the
desired rotation. Auto Rotation does not change the angle during recording.
Camera Vibrations: Since the camera has no display, it will
vibrate a number of times to indicate certain conditions. The camera will
vibrate when battery power is low, when power is turned on or off, when
recording starts and stops, and when the microSD card is full.
Power Requirements: The XS80 has a built-in, non-removable
1050mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which charges via USB in
approximately 3 hours. Battery life is approximately 2.5 hours.
Outputs: Behind a waterproof cover, the camera's control
panel has a Micro-HDMI output for connecting the camera to your TV. You can also
connect the camera to your computer via the included USB cable for loading
videos or still images, or changing camera settings.
Camera Settings: To change the default settings, you must
utilize the camera's built-in software. In the Video Menu, you can change the HD
resolutions. In the Photo Menu, you can change the photo resolution (16MP, 5MP,
3MP, 1MP), photo mode (single, burst, time-lapse), and the time lapse
interval (5 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec). In the General menu, you can change the TV type (NTSC/PAL), Auto Power
Off (1-min/3-min/Off), Auto Image Rotation (On/Off), and set the Date and Time
manually or sync the camera with your computer.
Software: The camera comes with built-in software, which can
be downloaded to your computer when you connect the camera via USB. The built-in
software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP (SP3), and Mac OS X ver.10.5
Mounting: The XS80 comes with multiple mounts. The
Helmet Mount can be used with vented and non-vented helmets using the supplied
long or short straps. The mount has a ball socket that will accommodate the
supplied straight or angled ball joints. The included Mount Lock attaches to the camera
and locks into place on the ball joints. The ball joint system allows you to
change the angle of the camera as desired. If either mount isn't practical (or
for extra security), you can mount the camera using one of the included 3M
adhesive pads. A security string is supplied to tether the camera to the mount.