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View Poll Results: Which POV camera do you like more
Get the GoPro! It's got better image and who cares if you look funny. 24 72.73%
Go with the Contour! It's sleek and you'll have friggen lasers on your friggen head. 9 27.27%
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Arrow Drift Innovation Helmt Cam

Take my advice, I have all three and the best one, hands down, is the Drift HD170 Action Camera
  • LCD for instant playback and easy access to the menu and settings
  • Remote for Record and Stop
  • Best form factor for hand holding shots
Peep some of their videos: YouTube - DriftInnovation's Channel


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Take my advice, I have all three and the best one, hands down, is the Drift HD170 Action Camera
  • LCD for instant playback and easy access to the menu and settings
  • Remote for Record and Stop
  • Best form factor for hand holding shots
Peep some of their videos: YouTube - DriftInnovation's Channel

The only thing I'm sceptical about the drift is the non wide angle lense and the low frame rate. I like to do editing and slo mo things down. And the colors seem a bit desaturated.
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The only thing I'm sceptical about the drift is the non wide angle lense and the low frame rate. I like to do editing and slo mo things down. And the colors seem a bit desaturated.
The drift has the same wide view as the GoPro. Colors are popping in the new firmware that I've been testing.
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The drift has the same wide view as the GoPro. Colors are popping in the new firmware that I've been testing.
So is the firmware you're testing pre installed in the unit? You sell a good game sir I'm looking into it!
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You might find this helpful - Comparison of HD Helmet Cameras. It is a comparison table for the Contour HD 1080p, GoPro HD Hero and Drift HD170, showing a direct comparison of the main features of each camera, so you can easily see which you deem to be the best by which features you are particularly looking for.
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Thanks! If the drift had a higher frame rate I would probably go with it, however it doesn't so. I'm still just going to be torn between the GoPro and the Contour... I think I'm going to look at the GPS maybe too... might as well right. The only thing I'm not to hot on with the contour is the lack of mounting options. I don't know I sound like a school girl trying to pick a dress... The thing I don't like about the GoPro is aesthetics and lack of some features, which is what I like about the Contour is the GPS, rotating lens, and aesthetics. But I like the GoPro's results I've seen in videos with it's bright colors and super wide field of view.
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Stupid question incoming, but what is the use of the GPS?
I mean when you got some footage, you can display where you've been on the mountain using their own video editing software, is it really interesting to look at? Rather than pictures of you snowboarding?
Anyone who knows a video of it being used in a cool way?

About aesthetics, I love the design of the Contour, and I care about my appearance. But when it comes to gadgets, I really don't think you should pick the Contour on the point of its looking better than the GoPro Hero.

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Gee how old and incorrect is that link!!!

For starters the Specs for the ContourHD 1080P are for the older 720p model, the resolution is NOT 1280x720,

These are the specs for the ContoourGPS 1080p

Resolution:
1920 x1080 @ 30 fps 110
1280 x 960 @ 30 fps 135
1280 x 720 @ 60 fps 135
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 135
5mp (2592 x 1944 pixels) still photo time laps mode (3, 5, 10, 30, or 60 sec)

As for mounts:
Surf/Wake Board mount
goggle strap mount
flat surface mount
Universal mount adapter (put it ona pole)
Flat Rotating mount
XL Bike mount
handle bar mount
vented Helemt Mount
windscreen mount
water proof case, actually there are two, one by Contour for 10m and one from another company down to 30m.

Memory is NOW 32gb Micro SD cards.

The camera, at only 5.2 ounces is the smallest and lightest combination of hands-free video and GPS.

Oh I forgot to mention, there is a Contour supported web forum for discussion/bragging and information exchange, also a Contour website for free uploading and displaying of your videos.

Forum Here
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I bet you within 12 months people will be posting their vids showing their SPEED and so forth whilst snowboarding. Don't forget though, these cameras are used by a lots of people doing activities other than snowboarding.

Hang gliders want to show their height and distance covered during a flight. Guys with them on their bikes at the track want to show off their top speeds without trying to look at a blurry speedo in the video. Paragliders, skydivers.... there are lots of other action sports that want this. People asked for it and thats why they put it in there. GoPro promised an Add On GPS module last year... apparently they are still working on it!!!!!!

I know when I board the Mayrhofen in Austria in January and do a 19km run...I want the GPS data to show I did a 19km run!!!!!. I want the video to show the 3000m drop from summit to base.

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I bet you within 12 months people will be posting their vids showing their SPEED and so forth whilst snowboarding. Don't forget though, these cameras are used by a lots of people doing activities other than snowboarding.

Hang gliders want to show their height and distance covered during a flight. Guys with them on their bikes at the track want to show off their top speeds without trying to look at a blurry speedo in the video. Paragliders, skydivers.... there are lots of other action sports that want this. People asked for it and thats why they put it in there. GoPro promised an Add On GPS module last year... apparently they are still working on it!!!!!!

I know when I board the Mayrhofen in Austria in January and do a 19km run...I want the GPS data to show I did a 19km run!!!!!. I want the video to show the 3000m drop from summit to base.
Ah yeah I definitely see the purpose in that, but it's also reassuring since it's nothing I need.
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