Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: GoPro Hero 2 VS Contour Plus Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-21-2012 02:07 AM
AIRider GP2!! I'm biased, but i love it.
03-15-2012 01:37 PM
rdot84 The Contour is actually a better camera. Side by side the stats are identical. I would say the edge goes to the contour because you dont get the fish eye look and the lens rotates to accommodate different angles.

That being said the gopro takes better footage right out of the box without adjusting any settings because of better saturation and white balance. That doesnt make the contour bad. The contour gps and plus can use an iphone/android app that allows you to adjust all the settings on the fly and also acts as a viewfinder.

Better looks, no fish eye footage, and the phone app = win
03-09-2012 10:14 PM
Ttam Gopro hands down
03-09-2012 06:34 PM
RJRJRJ Car & Driver did a review of the major cameras (gopro, contour, and I dont remember the other two), and they said that the gopro was the best.
03-09-2012 06:04 PM
CheeseForSteeze
Quote:
Originally Posted by The111 View Post
Photography does not work that way. Quality originates at the lens and sensor.

It may be a true statement that both cameras have sufficient quality for the user's needs, but it is not true that post-processing makes all cameras equal.
This is true. This is like the "enhance" functions you see people use on TV and the movies. There are interpolation algorithms that can enhance picture quality but they also are prone to interpolation error. The best media can look (or sound) is limited by its original source and any "bottle necks" in the processing history.
03-09-2012 05:38 PM
poutanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by The111 View Post
I have the GoPro 1 and 2, and while the 2 has much better low light quality, it eats batteries quite a bit faster, which you WILL notice on the mountain. A simple test I did shows that just powered on in standby, the GoPro1 drains a battery in 3h50m, while the GoPro2 only lasts 2h50m (I used the same battery in each test, and both cameras ship with the same battery). Obviously both of those numbers shrink a lot if you are recording. For most of the day (i.e. not right at sunset), unless you are riding deep in trees, the GoPro1 is probably good enough on its quality related to the lighting... and it is also a LOT cheaper right now. After our last time on the mountain with the GoPro2 dying on us way too soon, we decided to use it only for SCUBA from now on, and use the GoPro1 for snowboarding.
Again I can't speak for the Contour +, but I had the Roam out last saturday for about 2 hours. Since it's never in standby mode (just slide it on and it turns on and starts recording all in one) it only drains the battery when you're recording. I took 19 videos each about 5 mins long and when I got home the battery was about 50% when I plugged it into the comp. This was recording in the "tall HD mode" 1280x960 @ 30 fps. It can record in 1080p but it's upscaling to get that, and I wanted a good portion of the nose of the board in my shots for some perspective.
03-09-2012 05:23 PM
Raines
Quote:
Originally Posted by The111 View Post
Photography does not work that way. Quality originates at the lens and sensor.

It may be a true statement that both cameras have sufficient quality for the user's needs, but it is not true that post-processing makes all cameras equal.

I have the GoPro 1 and 2, and while the 2 has much better low light quality, it eats batteries quite a bit faster, which you WILL notice on the mountain. A simple test I did shows that just powered on in standby, the GoPro1 drains a battery in 3h50m, while the GoPro2 only lasts 2h50m (I used the same battery in each test, and both cameras ship with the same battery). Obviously both of those numbers shrink a lot if you are recording. For most of the day (i.e. not right at sunset), unless you are riding deep in trees, the GoPro1 is probably good enough on its quality related to the lighting... and it is also a LOT cheaper right now. After our last time on the mountain with the GoPro2 dying on us way too soon, we decided to use it only for SCUBA from now on, and use the GoPro1 for snowboarding.
Interesting to know... never read that before but is an important aspect
03-09-2012 05:14 PM
The111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
Picture quality is equal between the two with any half decent editing program.
Photography does not work that way. Quality originates at the lens and sensor.

It may be a true statement that both cameras have sufficient quality for the user's needs, but it is not true that post-processing makes all cameras equal.

I have the GoPro 1 and 2, and while the 2 has much better low light quality, it eats batteries quite a bit faster, which you WILL notice on the mountain. A simple test I did shows that just powered on in standby, the GoPro1 drains a battery in 3h50m, while the GoPro2 only lasts 2h50m (I used the same battery in each test, and both cameras ship with the same battery). Obviously both of those numbers shrink a lot if you are recording. For most of the day (i.e. not right at sunset), unless you are riding deep in trees, the GoPro1 is probably good enough on its quality related to the lighting... and it is also a LOT cheaper right now. After our last time on the mountain with the GoPro2 dying on us way too soon, we decided to use it only for SCUBA from now on, and use the GoPro1 for snowboarding.
03-09-2012 04:31 PM
jello24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lcdel View Post
guess it's a question of whether you want you or your vids to look better
Yeah, basically. Although I don't know any girls that would give a Youtube video their phone number.

That being said, you can look good all you want, but if you can't back up your style with some good riding then it's pretty much a moot point then.
03-09-2012 04:19 PM
poutanen Not sure about the Contour + but the roam is waterproof to 1m without the fishbowl case you have to use with the gopro. Plus I'm just not down with the teletubby look.

I got my roam a week ago will get some vids up soon. I'm learning that there's more to it than it looks, mount stability is critical, and a lot of POV stuff is just plain boring (even when I'm doing 80 km/h and passing everybody in sight). I'm trying a few different mounting locations that I haven't seen on videos yet and we'll see how they turn out. For me it's something I think I'll have fun with this year, and use it kayaking a bit this summer, then probably sell it.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome