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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 #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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What POV camera to get?

So I've been researching all damn week over these effin cameras and am stuck between the Contour 1080HD or the GoPro Hero HD. The GoPro in my opinion gives a way getter image in just that it has a wider angle lens, and the colors appear to be much more vivid.... However, the Contour looks a lot more pleasing aesthetically plus it has lasers to line up the image and all that fancy shit... I was just looking for some insight.

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I'm leaning to the GoPro just because it comes with a few more attachments, and you can hook it straight to a TV and watch HD right from it.
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If the video is good who cares how you look. you'll be happy you got great vids to remember when you look back years from now... I am thinking about getting the go pro, not even considering the rest. I dont see myself having it on my helmet to often.. mayb on a ski pole and doing follow shots with my buddies.. each run mayb someone else hold the cam. should be cool
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I'm editing my videos from last year from my hd gopro...hopefully i can post it soon so you get an idea of what i've been able to do with it
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i just got the GoPro this weekend..

gopro over contour why?
gopro does still shots, bursts and time lapse still shots, contour does not. the gopro hero is 170 wide angle (extreme wide angle) vs contour which is 130 degree wide angle. the gopro has a mega series of mounting options it either comes with or u can buy online.. i'll be mostly point and shooting with it but all the different mountings will be killer for sledding..

i'm anxious to try it out when the snow flies..
another reason i went gopro is that i have 5 friends with the contour. i wanted to mix it up and have a little wider angle to mix in our edits..

after all that... i say contour! hahaha. mostly because they are local to me and i know some of the design and sales crew


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example.. not a good one.. but i took this still shot yesterday with my Gopro..
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i just got the GoPro this weekend..
Which one did you get? motocross, helmet, naked?
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Which one did you get? motocross, helmet, naked?
HERO 960 - the cheaper version (still shoots at 960HD just not 1080) since we already have several contourHD's in our crew plus a few CANON HD camcorders.
mostly got it to point and shoot for close up kickers and chase cam


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HERO 960 - the cheaper version (still shoots at 960HD just not 1080) since we already have several contourHD's in our crew plus a few CANON HD camcorders.
mostly got it to point and shoot for close up kickers and chase cam
I don't really got no crew ATM but I'm kinda just looking for something for shooting all around road trips and such which is why the go pro appealed to me withhold all the mounts and such. Also wanted something to record my whistler trip and kinda liked the ability to shoot high angle from the helmet with the go pro. The only thing I'm really not on board with is the aesthetics.
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ContourGPS is the new one. 1080p 30fps or 720P 60fps, plus other aspect and FPS variations.

It has time lapse still mode.

It has Built in GPS!!!

It has a variety of new mounts!

It has fricken lasers!!!!!!

It looks better than the toaster on your helmet and less likely to get get caught on things and lose the alignment.

Contour has a website for storing and showing your vids, including the new GPS data using Google maps with speed and elevation Contour >> FILE0010 by kurt.

Contour >> Hand-Picked Stories

Contour >> Contour Eye Candy by Contour

Sorry GoPro... 2nd place.... No ficken laser beams

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