Taser’s AXON Flex POV Camera

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Tactical-Life posted this up, Taser has a small POV camera that is targeted for Law Enforcement.

 

It has 130 deg field of view but only standard resolution of 640×480.  The device is rather small and they could have gone with higher resolution however I do not think it is needed. The device is flexible with mounting options. Something the GoPro is not able to do.

 

 

The device retails for $599.

 

One problem I have with this setup is when you use a long gun. I have experimented with many different cameras to document and capture my POV while shooting. The POV of the AXON Flex looks to be very similar to Google Glass. The problem is when you cheek a long gun. When shooting a long gun, I care more about my sight picture than the position of my head. The Google glass ends up pointing a little bit downward and to the right (as I am a right handed shooter). The POV is never parallel along with the sight picture of the gun. Of course the AXON Flex was not designed solely as a shooting POV camera and is made for collecting evidence and capturing everything that the officer experiences.


Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick has been only been shooting for the past 3 years but found his passion through competitive shooting. USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.


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  • Curtis

    These cameras are great! Very light weight, unobtrusive, long battery life, long record time and good sound pickup. I’ve checked out demos a couple times. I’m saving up some money to buy one so I can replace my lapel camera.

    • Kev

      You’re mostly right, the sound quality sucks. It picks up everything, causing your coversation to be muddled. I’ve been using one in patrol for over a year. Not a fan of this particular model.

  • Zane

    At this price I’ll stick with a Mobius Action Cam.

  • http://thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Sam Cadle (Staff Writer, TFB)

    Saw one of these on an officer with my local department. He said they are all being issued them, and love them.

    • Nicholas C

      One thing they don’t address is the pig tail that connects the camera to the big box. I am not a fan of tethered objects. I dont know if that will be in the way.

  • MP

    This way they can release a 720p model next year and 18mo after that they can release a 1080 model. Gotta plan for the future.