A little while back, a company by the name of Plan Beta reached out to me about their new Tacticam I.C.U 2.0 HD 720p Tactical Camera. I have been suing my Pivot Head Camera Glasses for a while not and they are really good quality but the idea of being able to use a discreat and compact gun mountable camera for my review videos seemed appealing to me. Having another camera angle while shooting field test videos never hurts after all!
The Tacticam I.C.U 2.0 HD 720p Tactical Camera looks for the most part like a picatinny mountable laser and but instead of housing a laser inside of it, it has a 720p camera internally. Because of this you could be playing an Airsoft game and nobody would even know you are recording anything.
Here are some of the basic features and specifications for the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 HD 720p Camcorder:
- Record 720p at 30 frames per second.
- Also takes 5 Mpixel still photos with Photo Burst mode.
- Has auto image rotation for top or bottom picatinny mounting.
- Has a built in power on, start and stop cable wiht switch for easy handle mounting.
- Uses red and green indicator LED's for camera status.
- Uses 8GB to 32GB Micro SD Cards.
- Lens cover comes off to allow for lens filters to be inserted.
There is a Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 1.0 Camcorder which is not HD and to be honest the quality for the I.C.U. version 1 is very poor especially the frame rate. I did get a chance to test the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 1.0 Camcorder out also but I would not recommend it especially since the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder is so much better and not a lot more expensive at the end of the day.
In terms of usability, the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder does a pretty good job, you will get best results in decent lighting but this is true with most action cameras. The 720p 30/fps quality is obviously not as good as my high end 1080p 60/fps professional cameras but for the price, size and ability to be able to easily and discreetly mount a camera on any gun that has a Picatinny rail, why not.
For me I plan to use the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder to add in another camera angle to my Field Test Shooting videos but I can really see how the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder would allow for some super cool in game Airsoft video action.
Watch my YouTube Review Video for the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder: