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CNET First Look
TomTom's Bandit camera uses sensor smarts to solve editing headachesThis action camera has a lot going for it, but its shake-to-edit together a quick video feature seals the deal.
[BLANK_AUDIO] There are many action cams around and they all capture video just fine. But sharing your adventures with other people still requires a bit of editing effort. So what happens is you end up with all these clips but no one ever sees them. TomTom's Bandit solves this by letting the camera and the mobile app do the editing for you and all it takes is a shake. Inside here are GPS and motion sensors that capture your speed, G force, altitude, location, and even a heartrate, if you're wearing a separate bluetooth heartrate monitor. It uses this information to pick out potential highlights in your clips, or you can tag highlights with this button, or do it in playback on your phone. Give your phone a shake and it puts those highlights into a movie. The clips can be moved around and adjusted. Once you like what you've got, the camera creates your movie and it's ready to share. This easy editing is the standout feature for this $400 camera, but it also turns out good looking video and has several design features that separate it from others, like its easy to use controls. A splash proof body that could be made waterproof to 50 meters by swapping out the lens cap. And this rotating quick release mount and there's also a goPro mount included so that you can use it with all of their mounts. And when it comes time to charge the battery or transfer your clips you just pull out the whole inside and plug it into a USB port. You can read the full review on CNET.com, but with the easy editing and clever design features, this is a pretty strong camera to handle both capture and editing. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET, and that's a quick look at the TomTom Bandit.