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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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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 07:52 AM
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i just got the gopro myself and so far loving it. i like that its completely waterproof up to 60m where as the contour is only water resistant i think.

personally i dont mind the way the go pro looks at all, it actually amazes me on how small it is and how good quality of footage it takes.

the new firm ware update for the go pro is cool too, they added a couple features like being able to set it to film upside down if it happens to be the only way you can get the shot you want so you dont have to flip the image later on your computer. they also added a one button shoot option where you can set it to automatically start filming when you turn it on so you can have your friends use it without messing up the settings you have set. all you have to do to film is turn it on then turn it off to stop. you can also hook it up to a tv now and have live feed from the camera to the tv, cant see myself using this too much but its cool none the less.


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So is the firmware you're testing pre installed in the unit?
No, in that photo, the one that is currently shipping is V1.3, and I'm testing later versions. It's super easy to download, move the file to the memory card, and select a menu option to run the firmware update, you can revert as well too. That 1.5.2 test was just a little... over-saturated.

I'm going this afternoon, to test a new version. We're attaching it to a plane with this cool speed clamp: https://www.mypov360.com/shop/pedco-helmet-cam-mount/ I've also used this mount to the tip/tail of a skateboard.
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The GPS function is cool but you can also use a smartphone app like RunKeeper on the Snowboarding setting to map and keep all the statistics of your run.
Also amazon has the ContourHD for sale right now for $119
Amazon.com: ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera: Camera & Photo
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I wasn't a huge fan of the GoPro's(and I still like the contour's physical design better) but with the Hero2 they solved allot of my issues and I picked one up last week, can't wait for the WiFi back to come out so I can stream to my phone and reconfigure remotely.

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Contour GPS for me. Mostly because of the form factor. I'd rather have the little tube on the side of my helmet than the billboard on top.

I did see one rider ducking under a branch last year and forgetting to take into account the height of the GoPro on top of the helmet. That would have been a good video to watch.

I don't know what GoPro has, but using the iPhone to see what is being recorded by the Contour is cool.
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I thought that gopro already won this war. It does look horrible, no doubt about it, but it's super robust and useful.
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Damn homie...hook me up with a 360 :P
FYI just found out Thryll is getting the GoPro Hero 2 stoked. Saw it on the fbook page!!! www.thryll.com
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