Obstacle Mud Runner - issue 16

13 Canon IVY does OCR Could this be the solution to capturing you and your muddy friends at your best? Those laugh out loud moments where you wish a photographer had been there to capture it. We put this Canon IVY REC Outdoor Activity Camera to the test on a Spartan Race. Weighing just 90g and being 110.5 x 45.2 x 18.5 mm in size means it fitted perfectly into the little zip up pocket of my running leggings. Once out on course I simply clipped it on and off a front strap meaning I was completely handsfree when I needed to be. The clip itself is totally hassle free and is very cleverly also the viewfinder. Turning the camera on is a quick turn of the dial and its simple point and click process really couldn’t be any easier and means it’s ready to use as soon as you are. The ‘no-screen’ meant I didn’t worry about causing any damage to it. I knew the device was described as ‘shockproof’, so it really was going to be tested to the max on an obstacle course race. The Canon IVY REC is also waterproof up to 2m meaning it coped brilliantly with the 2 water crossings I took it for a swim through. Its battery life is approx. 1000 images or 60 mins of video recording before recharging. More than adequate for the race I did. Its clever ‘Auto-power off’ feature also meant that if I did forget to turn it off it would do so after 3/5/10 mins depending on the feature selected on the app. It also has a self-timer meaning you can be the subject of your own photo’s. It cleverly stores all your images and videos on a memory card. MicroSD / MicroSDHC / MicroSDXC (class 10 or above is recommended up to 256GB) which are all easily transferred to your device via Bluetooth or using the Canon app. Compatible OS iOS 11 or above, Android 5.1 or above, Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 Mac OS X 10.10-10.14 As for picture quality, it has a bright f/2.2 lens, and the quality far exceeded my expectations for a camera so compact. High quality 13MP CMOS sensor ensures photos have great colour but if videos are more your thing, then Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 60P captures a perfect memory of your adventures in outstanding quality. I wouldn’t hesitate to take this camera out on course again. It’s fun AND affordable. Available from www.cartridgeking.co.uk for £89.00 saving over £40 off the RRP. KIT : CAMERA