As a camcorder, the CP45 has limitations. Its form factor doesn’t lend itself to particularly steady shots, and there’s no image stabilisation tech onboard. Be prepared for quite a lot of jiggling. And while there’s a 4x digital zoom, it’s as choppy as a channel crossing.
Daytime video capture
Nightime video capture
As you’ll see from my sample footage, it’s probably best to frame your shot and then leave well alone. The 720p image is sharp, with good colour reproduction. Recordings of London buses look picture postcard red and H.264 encoding noise is negligible. Audio quality is thin and monophonic, and subject to all sorts of handling noise and muffling.
As a digital snapper, the CP45 can deliver vibrant sharp images, although it does seem rather slow, with appreciable lag between button press and captured image. In a dark room, the unit throws a reasonable standard definition image.
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Generic product rebadged as "3M"?
Is this actually made by 3M or is it (far more likely) basically just some rebadged product made by a Chinese manufacturer?
I didn't think 3M had done consumer-focused stuff like this since they spun off Imation (itself now just another vapid marketing-driven, hollowed-out accumulator of well-known brands it can slap on generic tech consumables etc).
aaaah my ears
I've seen phones with better video and sound quality, why would anybody want this..
"a couple of copulating iPhones" ?