This new blaster has a built-in battle camera with a rear-facing viewscreen, control buttons, and an ejectable SD card that sits just below the buttons so you can upload those battle scenes to your computer.
There's only one other Elite blaster with the "ECS" designation: the N-Strike Stampede, means that this new Elite blaster is using a full-auto direct plunger firing system like it's shield-toting brother before it... right? Wrong. If you watch the video on engaget, you'll hear the whirring of Flywheels and see that he's pulling the trigger for each shot. Also, it's more than evident in the video footage of the flywheels, as the microphone built into the Cam ECS-12 records the overbearingly loud drone of the blaster firing.
There's a static shoulder stock (no adjustment) and two N-Strike Tactical Rails mounted on the top of the blaster and below the main barrel. No option for a removable stock, either... so aside from the camera built into this new blaster dressed in white-out-esque colors, there's not a lot of "new" here and no other obvious features.
Their website has 20 photos of them horsing around the office with the new Nerf Cam ECS-12, some videos of firing it, and gratuitous amounts of shooting one of their employees (who is blindfolded) in the face with the darts.
Already there's some coloration differences between the blaster they have their hands on and this preview to the left, but I don't expect many changes with this blaster outside of that. I must say I'm surprised with the in-built camera, but outside of that, for me, there's really nothing else new with this blaster. As with the name, it's simply the "Cam ECS" and that's all it appears to be: a Nerf blaster with a Camera. More to come later!