When Google said that it wanted to enter fully into the world of hardware, it meant it, last year we saw the first clues and this year we see how to expand in this market, the new bet: a camera called ‘Google Clips’.
Google Clips seeks to be the company’s simplest device focused on taking family photos and videos right at the moment. Google says that they created Clips with parents and pets in mind, so we’ll only see one button, the lens and a clip to fit different places, nothing more.
Photos and videos quick and ready to share
Google Clips is a tiny ‘point and shoot’ camera that is compatible with iOS or Android through its own mobile application. In this application everything that we capture will be stored. Thanks to the recognition features of Google, Clips will be able to join them to create small video clips ready to be shared on social networks, email or save them in Google Photos.
The lens has an aperture f2.4 and a wide angle of 130 degrees, but it has not been known how many megapixels the sensor is. We have digital stabilization and the key of this camera is in its synchronization with our smartphone, since that is where we can use many of its functions.
Google mentions that Clips is enhanced with machine learning, which will allow you to “learn” over time who we photograph more and recommend the best shots. In addition, it will have facial recognition to make albums of people to make it easier to identify moments.
Since the camera does not have a screen where we can see what we are taking, here our smartphone will serve to show the image in real time, where even the camera “will know” if there is obstruction and will send us a notification to solve it.
There is no internal memory and you can not add memory cards, everything is through our smartphone.
Google Clips, price and availability
Google Clips does not yet have a definite date for its launch, but the company says it will be “very soon”. The price will be $249 and will include unlimited storage in Google Photos.