Last year in the month of October, Google revealed a new camera: Clips, a tiny device that utilizes artificial intelligence to get the best image when it sees something impressive. The company Google has not announced enough about the device, Google Clips camera, but it simply started selling it today.
The Google Clips camera is priced at $249 and arrives with free shipping, but at this point in time, Google seems to have finished accepting orders for the Google Clips camera. It’s guiding possible buyers to hop on a wait list and will e-mail them a information when the device is ready again.
According to Engadget, those who were able to put an order for one saw delivery dates ranging from February 27th to March 5th. We’ve reached out to Google to find out when the company will begin taking orders again, and we’ll update if we hear back.
The Google Clips camera itself automatically adapts its resolution according to the situation and has a 130-degree lens to fit more of the scene in the frame.
“The Google Clips camera leverages “Moment IQ” – an onboard and offline Machine Learning model – and a Visual Processing Unit to automatically capture meaningful images by recognizing the right expressions, lighting, and framing,” the report added.
Google Clips camera is a distinct kind of camera, one that Google is selling towards parents who take a lot of pictures of their kids. The concept is that the camera remains in the backdrop, anticipating for the best time to get a picture.
Not everyone is onboard with the concept of a Google Clips camera that’s constantly watching them, but the company has looked out that the device, Google does all of its work with its own hardware, and doesn’t send anything out to external servers.
The device features 16GB of internal flash memory which should be just to store months of its footage, particularly as one cannot operate it manually and make it record longer videos.
The Google Clips camera captures content at 15 frames per second but its resolution varies and can actually be enhanced without reducing features using a dedicated smartphone companion app.
Its handset support will be somewhat limited at launch as it will only be able to communicate with Google’s Pixel devices, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 lineups, and Apple’s iPhone 8 series.