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Cam ECS-12
Also known as: Nerf Cam ECS-12
CamECS
Performance information
Blaster typeSingle-fire electronic clip system dart blaster (flywheel system)
Stock ammunition typeElite Darts
Stock capacity12 (clip)
Size3.2" x 27" x 12"[1]
Weight4.2 lbs.[1]
Release information
BrandNerf
SeriesN-Strike Elite
Year released2014
Average retail price74.99 USD[2]
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The Cam ECS-12 is an electronic clip system Nerf blaster that was released in fall of 2014[2] under the N-Strike Elite series. It requires four AA batteries to operate the blaster; an additional four AA batteries are needed to power its camera.[2]

It comes packaged with a clear twelve dart clip, twelve Elite Darts, and a 4GB SD card.

Details

The Cam ECS-12 is a flywheel clip system blaster, featuring the use of a acceleration trigger. It features two tactical rails and two strap points. However, its namesake feature is its integrated camera fitted above the top of the blaster, which allows users to take first-person view videos during Nerf wars. There is a built-in stock at the back of the blaster which is non-adjustable, as well as a foregrip in the front of the blaster behind the lower tactical rail. The blaster has Elite XD capabilities which allow it to have an increased range.

It advertises a firing range of up to ninety feet.[2]

The camera

The Cam's built-in camera is a small 0.3 megapixel[2] camera that can take either photos or video; videos capture at twenty frames per second. The screen itself is built above the triggers. The 1.77 inch screen shows a crosshair, possible as a means of aiming, that will not show in video or photos taken by the camera.[2]

Buttons in front of the screen allow for the user to quickly change from taking photos to capturing video. Users can also navigate through, play back, and delete their photos or video. The button used for taking a photo or starting/stopping recording video is located on the left side of the blaster, near the front of the gray grip. An orange shade for the screen comes detached from the blaster due to packaging; it can be attached to the top of the screen to prevent sunlight glare on the screen.

The SD card slot is located just below the button dashboard.

History

The Cam ECS-12 was first seen as a leak by Engadget on January 27, 2014.[3] It was then believed to be the same unknown blaster spotted by blogger UK Nerf as a secret blaster at the UK Toy Fair.[4] It became the first blaster to have a built-in camera.[2] Initially advertised to fire up to ninety feet, the Cam was almost immediately met with backlash from Nerfers due to its high price.[5][6] Nerfers also began noticing that the specs on the camera included with the blaster were not particularly powerful for a blaster of such a high price.[7]

The blaster made an appearance at the 2014 New York Toy Fair shortly after news of its leak began to spread.[8] Sadly the leak of the Cam was met with the harshest criticism yet upon unveiling, with the NIC seemingly having a unanimous disapproval of the blaster.[9][10] Criticism spread even further after it was discovered that Nerfers could purchase a Stryfe and a small camera for much cheaper than the Cam ECS-12 without that much of a performance difference.[11]

Reloading and firing

To reload the Cam ECS-12, load up to twelve darts in the provided twelve dart clip. Insert the clip into the blaster.

Pull the second trigger to rev up the flywheels and pull the main trigger to fire a dart. Maximum flywheel speed is required to achieve maximum range.

Trivia

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amazon: Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster. Amazon.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Newest NERF blaster has baked in camera for capturing your foam firefights. Engadget.com
  3. Adult Fans of Nerf: Engadget lets slip the Elite Cam ECS-12. AdultFansofNerf.com
  4. Blaster Labs: Breaking: Mystery Blaster Under Wraps Until NY Toy Fair?. BlasterLabs.com
  5. Southern Brisbane Nerf Club: Elite Cam ECS 12 & what else I want to see from Nerf in 2014 (pic heavy). SouthernBrisbaneNerfClub.blogspot.ca
  6. Prop Weapon Scoop: N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster with fitted camera. PropWeaponScoop.com
  7. Click Click Bamf: NEW BLASTER AGAIN! - N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 - 2014 Release. ClickClickBamf.blogspot.ca
  8. The Verge: Nerf N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster hands-on pictures. TheVerge.com
  9. Blaster Labs: In Detail: N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster. BlasterLabs.com
  10. Studio Yale: Nerf N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12: Why?. StudioYale.blogspot.ca
  11. Tactical Tag: Is the Cam ECS-12 Worth It? Build it!!. Bazookafied.blogspot.ca
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StrongarmStryfeTriad EX-3
2014Cam ECS-12Demolisher 2-In-1Rhino-Fire
2015CrossBolt


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    • Pedroh1999 wrote:Oasegenggam wrote:It's not a ripoff of anything, it's new and innovative, and bases some stuff from the Stryfe.Meh. It hav...
    • The Stig 3136 wrote: Pedroh1999 wrote:Oasegenggam wrote:It's not a ripoff of anything, it's new and innovative, and bases some stuff from ...

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