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Hotly Anticipated Action Camera Upgrade Delayed Due to Coronavirus

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The new Vaquita includes the long-awaited addition of a view screen (Photo: Paralenz)

The hotly anticipated new version of the game-changing Paralenz scuba diving action camera – the Paralenz Vaquita – has been delayed until July 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The Paralenz Vaquita was first announced at this year's Boot show in Düsseldorf , with an expected launch date of April 2020. The new version of the camera includes the long-awaited addition of an OLED display and viewfinder, automatic GPS location, higher frame-rate and improved image stabilisation, plus updated sensors collecting environmental data.

Unfortunately, restrictions imposed by the global coronavirus shutdowns have slowed down the camera's production lines, and prevented the company from properly testing the equipment. Nevertheless, the team are confident that the Vaquita will be released 'in late July'

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The new camera will be accompanied by an updated app (Photo: Paralenz)

A press release posted to the Paralenz Facebook page reads:

Dear Paralenz users,

Back in February, we announced our upcoming Paralenz Vaquita dive camera. Afterward, we have been met with a lot of curiosity and excitement. Your positive responses and constructive feedback have always kept us pushing forward to provide you with the quality and innovation that you expect from us. Thank you for that.

Let’s cut to the chase: we are pushing the release date from Spring to Summer 2020. To our best knowledge, the Vaquita will be out in late July.

How come?

We received a lot of messages asking about the release date of the Vaquita. The truth is: we didn’t know for sure either. Like every other company and individual, we have been deeply affected by the recent COVID-19 crisis – it pushed our production schedule.

In addition, it’s not only the production of the hardware that plays an essential role when defining a release date. We want to ensure proper testing of the camera, its firmware, and the Paralenz App, to provide you with the best possible experience right from the start.

The good news is: thanks to the most recent developments in our production, we have a much better understanding of the situation and can make more accurate predictions. Today we have very good indications that the final release date will fall in Summer 2020, most likely in late July 2020.

We are on a great track to publish the best underwater experience possible with our upcoming Vaquita, and we can’t wait to see all of you capturing stunning underwater footage and joining us on our mission to help sustain our Oceans.

We hope that you stay excited – we definitely are.

Your Paralenz Team.

For more information and to keep track of developments, visit www.paralenz.com, or keep up-to-date with the team on Facebook. Check out the new video from Paralenz below:

 

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