This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of WASPcam™. All opinions are 100% mine.
Recently we had the chance to try out a new camera called theWASPcam™ 9907 4K. This nifty little camera fits in the palm of your hand and can easily be attached to headgear or a tripod. The WASPcam™ takes both video and still photos, and you can actually do both at the same time. We took our WASPcam™ on a few adventures to test out all of the features. We are going to share our experiences, as well as our tips for using the WASPcam™.
Our first time using the WASPcam™ was up in the mountains on our annual Christmas tree adventure. This is one of our favorite outings because it includes sledding, hiking, and four-wheeling, and we wanted to test both the video and photo capabilities of the camera. Mom was excited that the WASPcam™ is waterproof so if it fell in the snow, it would be okay. It didn’t fall in the snow, but it did get a few nice sprays of snow on it from the sled, and it really was waterproof. The nice thing about this is that you don’t need a special case to keep the water out like the ones you have to buy with some of the other cameras we’ve used.
One of our favorite features of the WASPcam™ is that you can take photos at the same time as you shoot video. This is a feature we have only seen on cell phones, which don’t always snap the clearest photographs. With the WASPcam™, we could video our kids sledding as well as snap a great photo during the video.
We love that the WASPcam™ is super user-friendly. We would never label ourselves techies, and we were able to use this camera easily. The button controls are very simple, and they are labeled with an image to help you remember what each one is for. Perhaps the best feature of the WASPcam™ is the screen on the back that allows you to view your images and videos as you are taking them. Of course, you can review your videos immediately after on this screen, too. It’s also super-easy to change Modes quickly, and there are lots of fun settings to try such as night mode, motion detection, and loop recording.
The videos taken on the WASPcam™ are very clear. We were impressed with the quality that this camera provided, especially since it is so small. The pictures are clear and even with this small lens we were able to capture a large space in one image. You can also turn on a feature called the fish eye and expand the viewing area further, which is pretty cool for panoramic shots.
We love that the WASPcam™ is so small and light weight for carrying around. It’s easy to hold and use. You can also purchase different accessories to attach it to your head, or make it easier to hold, too. You can even hook the WASPcam™ onto a tripod to take stills.
The WASPcam™ also makes it very simple to download your pictures to your computer. You simply connect to your computer via the cord included, and select the photos and videos you want to import. You can also delete downloaded images from the camera while it is connected to your computer. There are WiFi capabilities using the WASPcam™ app, but we did not get a chance to try this feature out. Using the WiFi, users are able to control the camera via their phone, which is especially useful if the camera is mounted somewhere. A few tips that we have after using this camera for the past week:
- Turn off the camera click noise when videoing. After we took photos while videoing, we noticed that every time we snapped a picture, you could hear the click in the video. We went into the settings and turned that off, which made it so there was no click sound.
- Turn off the date stamp. We don’t know about you, but we don’t actually want the date stamped into the corner of each picture. We appreciated that the WASPcam™ gave us the option to toggle the date stamp on and off.
- Practice taking pictures before you use it out on your adventure. For our first few adventures, a few of the pictures we took turned out blurry (especially Dad’s). We realized that as he was pushing the button, he was also moving the camera. So Dad practiced not pushing the button so hard, and seemed to get better clarity in his shots.
For a full list of features, visit WASPcam.com for more information, as well as to find out how to purchase this amazing little camera. The WASPcam™ 9907 4K would be a great gift for someone who loves documenting their mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, and any other outdoor adventure.