Google Glass Specs Outed: 5 Megapixel Camera and 720p Video


Google has officially announced the specs for its Glass wearable computer/camera. Of interest to readers of this blog is the fact that the camera will be able to capture decent photographs — at least resolution-wise. It’ll be a 5-megapixel camera that has WiFi capabilities. The camera will also be able to capture 720p video and audio.

Display-wise, the head-mounted display is beamed directly into your eyeball, and will feel like you’re viewing a 25-inch high definition screen from about eight feet away.

Onboard the computer is 16 gigs of storage space that’s automatically synced to Google cloud storage — 12 of the gigs are usable for Glass users, while the rest is presumably for core system files.


In terms of battery life, you’ll be able to use the camera for a full day of “typical use.” If you use it extensively for video recording or video chats online you won’t get as much life out of the device (obviously).

As we’ve reported in the past, snapping a photograph using Glass will be as simple as saying, “ok, glass, take a picture.”


While this may be a fun feature to use in certain situations, it could prove to be a major inconvenience in others (e.g. in quiet places, when you need to take a picture stealthily).

If you’ve been itching to adopt Glass as a camera for photography (street shooting, perhaps?), the product will be available to consumers starting at the end of 2013.

(via Google Glass via 9to5Google)

  • Jonathon Watkins

    I wonder if someone will make a bluetooth camera trigger for silent shooting. I.e. you have the fob in your pocket & press it to create an image. Saying “OK, glass, take a picture” is going to get old very quickly.

  • Steve

    I’d like to try these but I’d rather they looked just like ordinary glasses. Lucky there’s people working on those. I wont pay too much because I either break or lose sunglasses all the time.

  • Duke Shin

    “Mmkay, glass. Take a pitchurr.”

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  • Samuel

    I read someone is working on a way to make it take with a certain blinking sequence. Cool if you can pull off the tourettes look.

  • Jonas N

    I recall reading something about them having a button to press on the side for quiet photography. But maybe it was just a suggestion.

  • Swade

    Sucks for those who wear glasses already. They’re SOL.

  • MikeBell2000

    Google Glass is dead on arrival. Who would want to wear that Orwellian crap on their head?!?

  • Googul

    Bluetooth Douchebags: The Next Generation.

  • Tyler Magee

    wait a few years and they will have 1080p google glasses that record 60fps hahaha

  • Robert Johnson

    I would. Looks neat.