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Hu-Dad is testing a new robot camera, so this week we share some Soloshot 3 Experiments as we start evaluations and decide whether we will use it more.
First, we want to emphasize that this is neither a review nor a recommendation. We have just started testing the equipment and recognize that many of our challenges might be user error. It is one of the many reasons that Hu-Dad isn’t a big fan of “box opening” reviews because how can you give an honest opinion about something until you actually use it for a while. Once we have thoroughly tested the equipment, we will share an opinion.
Second, as always, we disclose our relationships with any products we ever mention. A couple of years ago, we had the opportunity to pre-purchase this camera at a special discounted rate long before it was ready for market – a common way for a company to raise money for a new innovation. We recently received our camera. Beyond that special purchase price that was available to the public at the time, we have no further connection and do not profit from any sales of the camera.
The Soloshot 3 (now that IS an Amazon affiliate link – if you make a purchase, Amazon – and not Soloshot – pays us a small commission) is a robotic camera. The camera tracks the movement of a person – or, in our case, a dog – via a tag. In this case, we attached the tag to a collar.
Even though we are still experimenting, we thought you would enjoy seeing some of our tests inside Sibe Quentin. Regardless of the camera used, we try our best to be cute.
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I noticed that the picture seems rather overexposed in bright sunlight, and the image quality decreases noticeably. Other than that, it’s fun watching the dogs doing just about anything, even trying to remove camera tags!
Mom sez: Well, if the robot camera can withstand the “test run” Typhoon gave it, it should be able to withstand pretty much anything and everything. Is it weather/waterproof as well?
Not really weather proof. Just designed to be operated when a human is present.
That is so cool..love watching these
Ok so what if one of them get the tag off and swallows it … sorry I have shepherds and mastiffs so we have a whole different set of issues
It looks amazing I’m just picturing my Tibetan Mastiff walking around the yard with the camera in his mouth
Yes, that is one of the things we are experimenting with – how hard is it to remove the band that holds the tag. So far, none of them have even been able to loosen it.
To be clear, we only use this – or any other equipment – when a human is present and supervising. We are so paranoid that the dogs don’t even wear regular collars (having had a choking experience once long ago) – they wear break-away collars. We are thinking the robot camera – if we can get it to work well – would only be used for “B Roll” – film that is used to provide background to a story.