Ok, ok, it was announced back in August but we're only just now planning our off-piste gear purchases. Meet the H4 Campack from O'Neill which bests the H3 launched last year with increased durability, better controls, an integrated media player, and a true video camera (not just a video extender). The included 2.4-inch, 240k color, media player boasts a paltry 512MB of internal memory augmented by a 2GB SD card. That allows for about 2 hours of 320 x 240 pixel @ 25fps recordings from the sub-megapixel CMOS camera which can be helmet or goggle mounted. A button panel on the shoulder strap controls the recordings which can be dumped back to the PC via the player's USB jack or SD card reader. Unlike the H3, however, O'Neill has ditch the iPod integration and Bluetooth module for cellphone linkage. In fact, there doesn't seem to be any way to playback audio through connected headphones -- the 3.5-mm jack is for the external button controller. Nor does it feature a solar charging panel like the H2. If you're still interested, it should pop for retail in Europe is €269 or about $398 sometime this month. Video demonstration with plenty of stick riding action after the break.

[Via Highsnobiety, thanks David F.]

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O'Neill's H4 Campack ditches iPod, integrates camera and media player