iCanTek LightCam Can See in the Dark

blank space

iCanTek LightCam Surveillance IR DVR

South Korea’s iCanTek recently introduced to the market a digital video recorder in the form of what looks like a flashlight. They call it the LightCam because it is indeed a camera – a video camera – and it utilizes infrared to see in the dark.

It’s not for photographers, of course; it’s more for security guards who need to patrol dark malls and alleys during off hours when the lights are out.

The camera can take snapshots and record video and audio at a measly 15 frames per second. Video resolution is also quite meager; you have a choice of 320 x 240 or 160 x 120. Light sensitivity is 0.2 lux. Video and still shots are stored to its 512MB of built-in memory.

Lousy? Yes. But it is the beginning of something big; you can strap it on later to a more powerful weapon and you have something there. For now, it looks like it’s heavy enough to do some club duty (yeah, a club to whack a thief with).

The LightCam sells for a little over $500, about the price of some bolt and nuts from some defense contractors.

[Via: Aving Korea]
Photo: Aving.net

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Voigtlander Vitessa type 140 L with Ultron 1:2/50 Lens made in Germany w/Rowi  picture
Voigtlander Vitessa type 140 L with Ultron 1:2/50 Lens made in Germany w/Rowi
NEW VOIGTLANDER ULTRON 35mm f1.7 VM ASPH VINTAGE Line Lens BLACK Cosina Japan  picture
NEW VOIGTLANDER ULTRON 35mm f1.7 VM ASPH VINTAGE Line Lens BLACK Cosina Japan
VOIGTLANDER ULTRON 35mm f1.7 VM ASPH VINTAGE Line Lens SILVER Cosina Japan y picture
VOIGTLANDER ULTRON 35mm f1.7 VM ASPH VINTAGE Line Lens SILVER Cosina Japan y
Minty Voigtlander Vitessa came folder rangefinder w Ultron 50mm f2 lens and case picture
Minty Voigtlander Vitessa came folder rangefinder w Ultron 50mm f2 lens and case
Carl Zeiss ULTRON 50mm F1,8 Concave front lens  -BM mount picture
Carl Zeiss ULTRON 50mm F1,8 Concave front lens -BM mount