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Tech Tuesday—Go Strap-free with CapturePRO’s Camera Clip

By // July 23, 2013 // Posted in Gear & Equipment, Industry News, Photography

Have standard camera neckstraps fallen out of vogue? Sure, most of us still use the out-of-the-box strap that comes with all but the smallest point-and-shoot cameras. And, of course, there are harnesses and cross body straps for carrying one or more cameras, but the CapturePRO Camera Clip offers a strapless alternative.

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Now in version 2, the developer of this clever device, Peak Design, has received another successful Kickstarter round of funding. The new version of the camera, while maintaining the original concept, has been redesigned to be lighter, sturdier (and more secure) than its predecessor.

The CapturePRO Camera Clip, allows you to hook your DSLR, mirrorless camera or GoPro directly to a belt, your backpack or any strap up to 3-inches wide. The device slips over the strap and comes with your choice of quick release plates, so you can quickly and easily press the red release button and be ready to shoot. The CapturePRO can also be mounted to a tripod with the same quick release access when needed but we think it will appeal mostly to wedding, sports, landscape and other outdoor photographers.

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I received an early sample and can attest that the clip is well built and so far (I’ve only used it a couple of times), works as promised. It’s designed to hold up to 200 pounds so you’re likely to overload the strap (or your muscles) before getting anywhere near the clip’s maximum capacity. Various plates and accessories are available and you’ll find the best deals—especially for accessory bundles—on the Kickstarter page, with prices starting at $65 for the basic kit (a savings of $15 off the MSRP price of $80. You have until August 23 at 9 p.m. EDT to get the best pricing, so be sure to head over to the Kickstarter page before then.

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Theano Nikitas, a full-time freelance writer and photographer, has been writing about photography for 18 years. Although she loves digital, Theano still has a darkroom and a fridge filled with film thanks to her long-time passion for alternative processes and toy cameras.

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5 Comments

  1. That’s a “full review?” You’ve got to be kidding. There’s virtually no information on how it works or how convenient it is to use in practice. What are the differences between the original and updated version? Are the differences meaningful?

    This was pretty much a useless article beyond informing the reader that the product exists.

    • Just went I thought I was nuts, Mark shares the same thoughts about this article – I would like my five minutes of wasted-internet-research-time refunded.

  2. Great points, Mark. Tech Tuesday is designed to be a quick look or preview of products we find interesting. Theano links to the product’s website and Kickstarter page which outline specs and give you more details. As for a “full review,” we will be more careful in our newsletter language in the future. Always appreciative of your feedback.

  3. I’m a backer in Kickstarter, and really looking forward to this product. Unfortunately there are far more opportunities with the kit than is presented above. Sure, the Capture Clip Pro is the piece of kit is available to review, but failing to mention the ProPad for additional support, the POV and GoPro Mount options to allow POV Videos to be made by strapping your camera to a backpack strap.

    If you are truly interested in finding out about this project, hit the link to the Kickstarter page, there is great information, including two Google Hangouts which demonstrate the willingness of Peak Design Ltd to connect with the backers.

    Most of all, back the project ;-)