By Aliya Barnwell — – DigitalTrends.com
The GoPro is the go-to action camera for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. However, if you want to get eye level shots, and you mount it on your head, it does make you look like an old-timey doctor. A new camera is stepping into the action cam arena that doesn’t have that effect. It’s called the Barnacle, and with good reason.
The Barnacle weighs only 50 grams. Since it’s so light, all you need is the adhesive of your choice and you’re good to go. A strip of Velcro or double-sided tape is way cheaper than a mount and easier to manage.
That said, it does have a mount adapter so you can use it with standard screw mounts, or even GoPro mounts, so you can swivel, pan, and tilt your shots. But those who just need a helmet, shoulder, or dash cam can use the Barnacle as is; just stick it and go. Take a look at this video to see some pretty awesome Barnacle action footage.
The features don’t entirely match up to a GoPro, however — not yet, anyway. Like a GoPro, the Barnacle can record two hours straight of full HD, use motion activation, and has a built-in microphone. It charges up in two and a half hours via Mini USB. With the wide lens it has decent low-light performance. However, unlike GoPros, it doesn’t have a built in screen so you can’t view your shots on the camera itself