Now Google's 'Clips' camera available for purchase online
Now Google's 'Clips' camera available for purchase online

Now Google’s ‘Clips’ camera available for purchase online

SAN FRANCISCO:

Google’s “Clips” camera, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to figure out when it should take a picture or video, is now available for purchase on the Google Store.

However, the $249 tiny clip-on camera will not be delivered immediately.

Choosing the fastest expedited shipping option will deliver the device by February 27,” 9 to 5 Google reported on Saturday.

The clip-on camera itself automatically adjusts its resolution, according to the situation and has a 130-degree lens to fit more of the scene in the frame.

“The camera leverages “Moment IQ” –

an onboard and offline Machine Learning model – and a Visual Processing Unit to automatically capture meaningful images by recognising the right expressions, lighting and framing,” the report added.

The device was unveiled at the company’s flagship Pixel 2 launch event in October 2017

and passed through the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week.

google’s Clips camera had been criticised by Tesla founder Elon Musk who commented on the device saying, “This doesn’t even ‘seem’ innocent.”

Google says the camera gets better with time as its machine learning technology recognizes the people you’re around most.

Footage is stored directly on the device and can be transferred to your smartphone via Wi-Fi Direct. It measures just 2.0” x 2.0” x 0.8” and weighs a mere 1.5 ounces (or 2.2 ounces with its stand / clip attached).

The pint-sized camera is powered by Moment IQ machine learning technology. It features a 130-degree field of view, has 16GB of onboard storage and can record at up to 15 frames per second for up to three hours per charge. Similar to a GoPro, it can be left unattended and assist in capturing imagery from unique perspectives.

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