Physique and Features
Walking On The Wild Side
When you talk about rugged devices like military-grade laptops and waterproof cameras, it mostly entails paying a premium to justify the materials used to create a tough gadget. Now, though, comes the AgfaPhoto eClipse Explorer, an affordable pocket camcorder built to go adventuring with you.
As a compact camcorder, the eClipse Explorer has a 5-megapixel front camera and a 2.5-inch LCD at the back. Below the display is an 8-button interface that includes four-way directional keys, a dedicated video record button, and a still-capture button. As its name suggests, the eClipse Explorer is a shockproof and waterproof camera with a maximum drop height of 1.5m and depth of 5 meters. Despite appearing to be completely encased in a plastic body, the camera does have sufficient heft and feels very solid, especially considering it is meant to take blows and keep on shooting.
It has two panels, one on each side, that pop open to reveal a built-in USB connector, a mini-HDMI port, and the SD card slot. We found the USB connector to be quite useful as it allowed the camera to be easily popped into a notebook’s side USB port to download content. For harder to reach ports, the package comes with a USB extender. The camera also comes packaged with ArcSoft MediaImpression 3D HD software which enables users to convert 2D images to 3D.