Canon has introduced a small clippable camera called the Ivy Rec. Meant for outdoor use, the camera is built into a keychain carabiner and is roughly the size of a USB drive. It can connect to a mobile device wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and show a live preview. The company is crowdfunding this project through Indiegogo.
There’s a 13 megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor in the Ivy Rec which is capable of recording 1080p video at 60 frames per second. It’s waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to three feet of water. The empty square space that you see is essentially the viewfinder. There’s also a single dial at the back for switching between the modes.
Canon does mention that this camera is going to be great for outdoor use since it’s also shockproof. So you could clip it onto your backpack, for example, while you’re out and about exploring the great outdoors.
The company hasn’t revealed the pricing for this product just yet so it’s unclear how much it’s going to cost. Those who are interested can now sign up to be notified when the campaign goes live on Indiegogo. They’re also promised 30 percent off the retail price when it does become available for purchase.