NEW YORK CITY — At the recent PhotoPlus Expo show, Narrative introduced Narrative Clip, touted as the world’s smallest wearable camera. Niklas Olsson, Head of Sales, gave us an overview of the system (there's a promotional video below the fold, too).
The system starts with the camera. At 36 x 36 x 9 mm (1.42 x 1.42 x 0.35 in for the metric challenged) we’ll buy that it’s currently the smallest wearable camera. But there’s lots of technology packed in this small space. There’s not only a 5 MP image capture sensor, but GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors to help properly orient and tag your photos.
The basic mode of operation is that, when the camera senses that you are moving, a picture is taken every 30 seconds and stored in the 8 GB of memory. You can manually take a photo by double tapping on the device. Placing the device face down, or being in total darkness will turn it off. You can store 4000 pictures, and the battery will last for 2 days before requiring a charge via the micro USB port.
When you’re ready, connect the Narrative Clip to your Mac or PC and run the Narrative Uploader software to transfer your photos from the device to either local storage on your computer, or to the Narrative Cloud. Note that you must use the Narrative Cloud (and subscription) to receive benefits such as automatic organization and easy browsing and sharing of your photos through the Narrative App, which is available for both Android and iOS.
The Narrative Clip is available for $229 with a 3 month subscription, and $279 with a 12 month subscription. Each additional month beyond the included subscription is $9.
Narrative Clip Promo Video