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Theres a couple other threads on this so look for it through the search bar.
Personally, I just bought a GoPro off ebay but the bastards said the item was removed after I paid for it, so we'll see if it ships out or not. Ebays been pissing me off lately...
Anyway, based on the different youtube videos I've seen and comparisons and things I've read heres how it breaks down for me:
GoPro: better video, more attachment options, more bang for your buck, possibly future modular accessories, looks pretty ugly, but very waterproof and can be stuck to just about anything
ContourHD: Looks alot cooler with that cylindrical shape but seems to have less picture quality and poorer image stabilization. Can't be submerged under water like the GoPro can and appears to be more fragile as well. Nice goggle strap attachment though.
I think I'll personally be having more fun with the GoPro because it comes with way more stuff in the box to play with and allows me to film a lot of interesting things, whereas the contourHD seems to be pretty much a strictly helmet camera.
Other cams include the POV which is wired but has a screen that allows you to see what the cam sees...I think some members of the forum use this cam and really like it...but for me the wires don't sound fun and its pretty expensive.
So yeah, I'll post some vids/reviews once my cam finally gets here.