Shimano makes an action camera for the fishing folks

We’ve seen action cameras used in all sorts of places — skiing, surfing, snowboarding, random jumps off cliffs and into the water — and now fishing is set to get the tech to make captures possible.

A company known for fishing gear is getting into the action camera game with an action camera made for people who like to fish, arriving in the form of the Shimano Sport Camera.

In case the name doesn’t give it away, the camera is from Shimano, and it’s a camera made for sports like fishing, with a camera that can be easily mounted to a cap and controllable using the few buttons found on the device, as well as a phone, from what we understand.

The camera shoots Full HD videos (1080p) with two lend widths to choose from, either 180 degrees to let you take a wide shot of everything you’re seeing with your eyes in front, or a 135 degree lens to let you narrow it and get a little closer to the action.

Ruggedisation is, of course, thrown into the camera, and it wouldn’t really be an action camera if it couldn’t survive some of the elements, with water-resistance down to 10 metres, with seals against dust, dirt, and mud.

Pricing of the camera appears to be fairly competitive against GoPro, which clearly leads this category, with Shimano’s Sport Camera appearing at select stockists in Australia for a recommended retail price of $299.