Tachyon launches OPS and OPS HD helmet cameras, just as durable but way more tiny
We can't say we've ever been particularly impressed by the video quality delivered by the Tachyon line of helmet cameras, but they're a good choice for those who need a recorder that can take one heck of a beating -- if you don't mind some extra bulk. That fat has been banished in the new, slimmer OPS line which will be available in two flavors: a $90 VGA base unit and a slightly higher-end HD (720p) one for $140. If you're keeping track that's the same as the earlier XC and XC HD models, but these aren't waterproof like those. The SD model is less than an inch wide and 2.252-inches long, while the HD model looks to be roughly $0.25 longer. Each camera is square in profile, meaning it can be rotated in four orientations on its mount, or flipped around backward. And yes, just like the XC cameras, Tachyon will be releasing a range of mounts for all your extreme endeavors, including shotguns, picatinny rails, and one that looks like an overgrown tie clip. It should be perfect for when things get fancy down at the range.

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Tachyon Releases World's Smallest and Lightest SD and HD Helmet Cameras

Tachyon, Inc., known as the maker of the world's toughest helmet cameras, is unveiling a brand new line of the world's smallest and lightest helmet cameras. Tachyon's latest product, the Tachyon OPS and OPS HD, will be available this summer. The Tachyon OPS line was designed from the ground up, with the desire to create the best helmet cameras in mind.

The OPS weighs in at only one ounce and measures just .95 inches in width and height and is 2.252 inches long. The OPS HD is only slightly larger. The OPS cameras also boast of a patented 8-way mounting system that gives the user an unparalleled range of mounting positions. The camera can face forward or backward towards the user, and can also rotate inside it's mounts from the 12 to the 9 to the 6 to the 3 o'clock positions. This lets the user position the camera correctly, so that they can film from any direction.

The camera couldn't be easier to use. It is ready to go right out of the box and has a simple, one-button operation. The cameras are also plug-and-play with a PC or a Mac.

The OPS line comes equipped with three standard mounts: A clip mount, with multiple angles of rotation. This mount is perfect for caps and straps and collars. A contour mount, for mounting to curved surfaces, such as motorcycle or bicycle helmets. And a standard tripod mount that will attach to any
¼-20 inch universal tripod screw.

For more extreme activities, such as paintball and airsoft, and riding around dust and gravel, the OPS comes with a extremely durable piece of clear plastic impact armor, that fits snugly over the camera and mounts.

Additional GunCam mounts are targeted at hunters and other fans of gun sports. These include a patented 8-direction Picatinny rail mount, three different shotgun and scope rails, and a rifle rail. The zinc-alloy Picatinny rail mount and rails allow for the secure mounting of the OPS to handguns, rifles, shotguns and assault rifles, without any modifications being done to the gun.

The OPS cameras record around two hours of video onto an 8GB Micro SD card. They have a built-in
Li-Ion rechargeable battery that is perfect for filming in extreme temperatures. They feature a high-dynamic light sensor with superior light gathering ability that makes them ideal for low-light situations and indoor filming.

"We design our products with the specific needs of our customers in mind," said John Chase, Sales Director for Tachyon, Inc. "The cameras are virtually weightless and the 8 directional mount is groundbreaking. The GunCam accessories are a hunter's dream come true."

To go along with the small size and light weight, the OPS prices are small and light as well. The standard OPS package is $99.99 and the HD package is $149.99. Any aspiring action film makers can now easily and affordably record and share their videos. The OPS cameras will be available this summer. For more information, or to pre-order from the first batch, visit www.tachyoninc.com .

Be sure to sign into Facebook to enter a sweepstake to win a OPS camera. We will be giving one away each month until December. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tachyon-XC/254143607929
About Tachyon, Inc.
Lewisville, TX based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon camera's ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities.
GunCam is a registered trademark of Tachyon, Inc.
Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.
For additional information, please visit http://www.tachyoninc.com

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Tachyon launches OPS and OPS HD helmet cameras, not as durable but way more tiny