Just as clearly as you can see through the storm, you can capture the moment too.
Ditch the point-and-shoot still camera and lose the helmet-mounted video unit, because the Zeal Base HD Camera Goggle shoots eight-megapixel stills and 1080p video right from a camera mounted at the top of its frame. Behind the goggle, a small viewfinder shows you exactly what the camera sees, and on the side of the goggle shutter buttons operate the camera functions. Don't fool yourself into thinking that the camera feature is a quick gimmick though, because it's not. The Base HD goggle is just as much high-end optical protection as it is a leap forward in the integration of winter-worthy eyewear and imaging technology.
- A small, digital camera is integrated into the lens and offers 1080p video and 8-megapixel still images
- Integrated camera produces a 170-degree, wide-angle view, automatically adjusts exposure for changing light levels, and has an infinity focus so everything is sharp
- In-goggle viewfinder shows you exactly what the camera sees and the shutter is operated via glove-friendly buttons on the side of the frame
- Goggle runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a six-hour run time (depending on video and still camera usage), even in the cold
- Optimum Lens is Zeal's finest lens design, crafted from top-shelf materials and shaped to provide crystal-clear optics
- Lens design includes multiple vents and an anti-fog coating that keep your vision clear of moisture
- Over-the-glass lens shape allows you to wear this goggle over your prescription eyewear
- Impact-resistant frame flexes to absorb the hardest hits
- Dual strap system allows for plenty of adjustment so you can dial in the most comfortable fit
- Solid Stitch construction utilizes heavy-duty thread to increase the durability and longevity of the goggle strap
- A double-beaded layer of silicon keeps your goggle strap securely in place on a helmet or around a hat
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I got these and enjoyed using them for 2 days. Then there was nothing I could do to get them working again. The battery life is very short and will only work for a half day of filming.
There is a lot I could say about these goggles! To start, I've owned the Zeal HD iON's for about half a season and they're definitely awesome! First, the goggles themselves are top notch, slightly too big for my face, but that's my only complaint about the goggles themselves. The mirror lens looks cool and is versatile for different weather (plenty of protection in the sun and good visibility in low light), the straps are durable, and they're not that heavy for a camera goggle. As for the camera, the quality is everything you expect it to be and the preset quality is 720p 60fps "because it's the best." It doesn't capture that much texture or detail in bright light but in other conditions, it's fine!
Bottom Line: If you like the idea of the camera goggles, you're going to love these, Zeal executed them nicely.
Where is the switch to turn OFF the viewfinder as recommended in the Owner's manual!!!!!
It's in the settings menu. Take a look for "LCD auto Off" or see the link here:
Check out the zeal support app, for iPhone and android. It has pretty much all bases covered.
Entire video shot with the HD iON camera goggle.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was super excited for the iON. I went to Zermatt for a day of skiing. The conditions were low light in the morning, sunny in the afternoon. The positive factor is that you don't have to attach anything to your helmet. The negative is that the camera films the snow more than anything else. Skiers have to look down otherwise you will probably fall. I (personally) like to see the whole background - mountains, clouds etc. - I don't get that with the iON. I also had issues with the microphone... it picked up my voice well but doesn't eliminate the wind noise at all. I was skiing at speeds near 90kmh. The lens on the goggle is superb. I saw everything in low light just fine. The lens adapts well to the Sun but it isn't Polarized. Zeal (I'm sure) will fix this problem in the future. I would also advise an external microphone component in the next iON. I ended up returning the goggle. I would say the iON needs improvement. C'mon Zeal... get it right the next time!
Are the ion lenses interchangeable with other Optimum lenses by Zion Optics? What is the VLT of the metal mirror lens assuming that is standard. Would be nice to have an option for polarized or photochromic....
The included lens is 28% VLT
A low light lens with 80% VLT is available
Say no to a dark mask at night is not very well lit, or when it begins to get dark?
Low light specific lenses are available directly from ZEAL
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was skeptical of the iON at first but after trying it I was blown away! It was easy to use, both the video and audio was amazing. The video was clear and stable, the audio didn't pick up any wind. My girlfriend wants to borrow it but she doesn't ski or snowboard???
Hello what type of memory?? Micro sd ?? Or other
just got one for xmas!! Comes with 8GB micro SD card. capable of 32GB. Comes with plug and charger similar to that of a phone, the cord can be removed from plug end of charger to reveal a usb end that plugs into your computer.
I had the opportunity to try these out late last winter. So easy to use, great field of view and no wind noise! So stoked to not look like a teletubby on the mtn this season...
The future is here - the Zeal iON Goggle blends form and function perfectly. Streamline your kit with the Zeal Optics HD Camera Goggle, iON.