REPLAY XD® Announces Prime X – The Professional POV Action Camera
Replay XD® announces the new Prime X – The Professional POV Action Camera, Packed with Pro-Shooter Features and Wi-Fi in a Waterproof Aluminum Body
Newbury Park, Calif. (Oct 1, 2014) – Prime X is the 4th Generation Replay XD HD camera. Through a culmination of 9 years of experience, incredible industrial design, and ingenious engineering, Prime X combines never before seen size, light-weight, power, optics, image sensor, processing, and aerospace-grade materials, all built into an aluminum professional HD camera. Pro users will love Prime X beautiful and sharp high quality image, advanced features including Wi-Fi, superior craftsmanship, and Replay XD’s trademarked settings and simplicity that allow the everyday video enthusiast to use Prime X with ease. We have combined thousands of hours of R&D, production-world feedback, the best talents, and materials to create the best and most versatile Professional HD POV Action Camera.
Prime X is the first HD action camera to feature a custom mini-prime cinema lens. The Hyperion CinePrime X lens is exclusively designed to be the worlds first 1/2 inch format lens to incorporate a patent pending, aspherical, multi element all-glass design, with SLD elements, CineAR Anti-reflection coatings, and superior chromatic correction, all optimized for a cinematic look and feel. Hyperion CinePrime X Lens is professional grade with a 140º Natural Wide Angle FOV operating at T/2.8, ƒ/2.7, all protected by a new impact resistant glass window, lens cover.
“We believe that capturing the best image starts with the lens, but it’s also where the lens meets the sensor.” Hyperion CinePrime X is finely-tuned to match an all new 1/2.3 inch, 16MP CMOS sensor, for tack sharp, high frame rate HD video, and large fine detail still images. Prime X new sensor also features 33% lower power consumption for better battery life, higher sensitivity, better dynamic range, good lowlight performance with noise-free blacks, allowing you to shoot beautiful video up to 1080p 60 fps, 720p 120 fps, features 24/48 cinema, 30/60/120, NTSC & PAL 25/50 frame rates as well as 4K Ultra high definition time-lapse sequences and large still images at 16MP 4:3, 14MP 3:2, and 12MP 16:9 sizes.
Prime X has been supercharged… aside from optics & image, battery life is the most important function of any camera. Prime X was engineered around an ultra-high capacity, 1700 mAh battery, more than doubling usage up to an outstanding 3.5 hours on a single charge. That’s 200% more battery life than most competitors and lasts long enough to use all day for most stop and go activities. Prime X is microSDXC compatible up to 128GB allowing for extended recording sessions.
Prime X is clearly a standout in its class as we’ve made important and subtle refinements that improve the already easy to use Replay XD camera. Every detail, down to the buttons, have been re-imagined to make Prime X even more intuitive and easier to use. Featuring a new Power Level LED & Record LED Indicator that are raised for easy checking, new lower profile and wider buttons, new FOV button with a Wide & Narrow FOV option, new impact resistant glass window lens cover, improved user interface requiring fewer button presses to choose your mode, new laser markings for quick alignment, and the same renowned haptic vibration feedback.
Resolutions and frame rates are simple to adjust through the rear multicolor LED panel. Pick your setting once and replace the waterproof cap, it’s that simple. The Power and Record buttons are on the top and only need one simple touch. Power on/off, start/stop recording provides vibration feedback to let you intuitively know the cameras status, great for noisy environments. Prime X remembers the previously used setting and saves it for quick use next time.
Quickly control and adjust advanced settings on the Prime X with your iOS or Android device. The Replay XD app lets you do more then ever. Start/Stop recording, LiveView your shots, share videos with the world, and more – all from one familiar place. Frame your shot like a professional with our Rule of Thirds or Spot & Level grid and replay your footage after you’re done recording. Enable true professional features to fine tune the image: Bitrate, Exposure Control, Exposure Metering, Adjustable White Balance, Contrast Adjustment, Sharpness Adjustment, Saturation Adjustment, Mic Audio Gain Control, Date and Time Adjustment, Slow Motion, Time Stamp and much more. You can also switch Prime X to One-Touch mode for one button recording or Auto Power Start Stop mode for triggered recording and constant charging with any of our RePower kits.
Mounting Prime X anywhere is easy as no other camera maker gives you over 1 Million finite mounting positions right out of the box. Prime X can be mounted and adjusted quickly due to its small form-factor and infinitely round housing. There are two mounts included with each system, a LowBoy mount, and a Tilt mount, with one Flat SnapTray, one Curved SnapTray, and one Tripod SnapTray to get you recording in no-time. The mounts feature new quick-release tabs that have been extended allowing you to get more leverage on the camera for easier removal and placement.
Prime X is waterproof up to 3 Meters / 10 Feet, so no need for a separate waterproof case for most activities. Water-tight, o-ring seals are used throughout the advanced aluminum housing to ensure water and other elements stay out while you Record. Replay XD designed a new DeepDive 197 housing to fit the Prime X perfectly-snug, rattle-free, with button access to your favorite settings so you can dive to depths of 60 Meters / 197 Feet.
Replay XD is known for producing some of the smallest and lightest Full HD cameras by mounted volume, without sacrificing professional-grade features. Prime X is no exception, weighing only 3.5 ounces total and measuring in at just 30mm x 98mm, all of which includes the new CinePrime X lens, 16MP CMOS sensor, 1700 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, and a powerful image processor, that puts the Prime X at the top of its class. Our experience shooting on movie sets, live-streaming events, recording from within world-class racecars, on the helmets of top Motocross athletes, on Olympic Snowboarders, and with Gold Medal X Games athletes, the Prime X will deliver color accurate and cinematic quality video where others simply cannot.
Prime X provides uncompressed HDMI output at 1080p60 or 1080i60, a Replay XD standard that has been utilized to record and stream video simultaneously to popular external HD recorders and transmitters.* Combine Prime X with our accessory RePower connection kit to reliably power and stream from rugged environments, fixed location points, or even from FPV applications.
In addition to the included mounts and SnapTray mounting bases, the Prime X camera kit also comes with a soft silk camera pouch, a black ballistic carrying case, mini USB charge cable, and a 4GB micro SDHC to get you started.
Replay XD’s specialty manufacturing experience continues to inspire the most complete line of accessories including, Pro Aluminum Mounts – chassis tube mounts, exclusive billet aluminum suction cup mounts, gun mounts, Hybrid Composite Mounts – DeepDive housings, tripod mounts, helmet mounts, removable adhesive mounts, RePower – battery packs, sealed power connection kits, power or video out extensions, and external audio adapters, ReView – HDMI field monitor, iOS & Android App, replacement lens covers, and more. Replay XD is constantly inventing ways to make mounting and integrating Replay XD cameras into your workflow or activity effortless.
“We wanted to raise the standard again with the Prime X, so we redesigned our popular XD1080 camera, spared no expense, and made it more powerful in every way. It’s a true Prosumer camera system, packed with never before seen features at a great price,” said Replay XD President, John Spar.
Pricing & Availability
Prime X is available today for MSRP $299.99 at www.replayxd.com, Replay XD (805) 480-9800 or from one of our fine retailers www.replayxd.com/store-locator/ . Replay XD designed mounts and accessories are also available for the new Prime X; Hybrid Mounts, Pro Aluminum Mounts, DeepDive 197 Water Housing, and replacement parts.
Replay XD was created by a group of racing and design professionals with over 50 years of experience in the high performance racing industry. The development team forever revolutionized the Professional POV Action Camera, by continually creating the smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged, and most versatile cameras made. Replay XD Action Cameras endure and capture never before seen video from human and machine in the most extreme environments on Earth. We create the finest Action Cameras on the Planet. Official Camera of Stadium Super Trucks, Indy Lites, Pro Mazda, USF 2000, Monster Energy Recon Tour, Porsche Carrera Cup, and Los Angeles Masters Grand Slam Indoor.
*Uses third-party accessories, see replayxd.com for recommendations.
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