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|12-29-2012 11:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
I definitely agree the shape and mounting of the Contour is much less obtrusive and retarded looking. However, as you yourself agree, the GoPro is the better camera. So in the end, after demoing both in real life and comparing specs on paper, I went with a GoPro. Doing otherwise seems like the equivalent of buying a board based on colors/graphics instead of specs.
|12-29-2012 09:26 AM|
My understanding is that the new gopro 3 is a better camera but the contour 2 plus is at least as good as the gopro 2. So you're a half step behind gopro in picture quality but there ate other advantages from the shape and Bluetooth link to smartphone.
|12-29-2012 08:34 AM|
The ZealHD were definitely more convenient, but they were way over sized for my face. If you are also picky about image quality, you may prefer the GoPro still.
Otherwise, build quality was pretty awesome.
|12-27-2012 07:50 PM|
Originally Posted by Backcountry View Post
|12-27-2012 06:47 PM|
Just hit the best terrain on hood. Only time all day I thought about the gopro. I said verbatim 'this is the only time I'd want a cam on my helmet and if I had to hit the button it would ruin the moment'.
Problem solved for me. I'm now looking for a Helmet with Bluetooth headphones and remote pause/volume.
|12-27-2012 06:17 PM|
|Backcountry||If you really want to have a helmet view but still be able to "somersault" then sell the gopro and goggles and get these Zeal iON HD Camera Snow Goggles - Free Shipping at REI.com|
|12-27-2012 06:14 PM|
|Triple8Sol||Gizmodo review: http://us.gizmodo.com/5959046/gopro-...ss-fixer-upper|
|12-26-2012 11:08 PM|
|12-26-2012 10:58 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
The fact is, the GP has better stats and options. Even within the underwater housing, I have an LCD screen to display the functions, even do playback while I'm doing kelp bong hits with the Little Mermaid. Again, why are you so determined to say the GP sucks? I could understand if you were talking about Burton or something...but this brand hatred is just silly.
Digest that for a moment.
|12-26-2012 10:45 PM|
What's the point of the LCD screen again? The contour has one switch. Slide on and it turns the camera on and starts recording, slide it back and it's off.
Remember the Contour Roam is waterproof WITHOUT the housing. It's only a small waterproof rating but I have used it for snorkelling, kayaking, and of course all weather snowboarding WITHOUT a case... Have you taken your Go Pro deeper than 10' down in the water?
I certainly put a lot of weight into the function side of my purchase decisions, but to suggest that it makes me somehow "not cool" to also consider form, I just don't understand.
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