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Digital Video Rocket – bird’s eye view at a down to earth price


The Digital Video Rocket soars to a majestic 500 feet, all the while recording a VGA video for you to gawp at on landing. Only 12 seconds of footage or 3 still images stored per flight, so you’d better make sure you’re pointing in the right direction. Fortunately the camera is impact resistant, which is probably more than you can say for your neighbour’s greenhouse. $59.95.


 This rocket, made by Estes, makers of model rockets for nearly 50 years, provides enthusiasts a view of the rockets liftoff and flight from the rockets point of view thanks to the impact-resistant digital camera in the nose cone. From as high as 500′, the camera can record a 12-second video at 640 x 480 pixel resolution or take up to three pictures per flight (stores 15 pictures). It comes ready to fly, and the camera is oriented toward the earth during flight. The camera connects to a PC with the included USB cable to download the flight video.

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