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GoPro is a better camera, Contour is a little bit nicer looking and convenient, but lacks any in-field adjustability in framerate/resolution, etc. Contour performs marginally better in low-light conditions, but neither are very good. GoPro has wider field of view but that also creates more fisheye/distortion as distance increases, some people prefer the narrower (but still wide-angle) FOV on the Contour. GoPro mounting is kind of a pain in the ass, but mounting options on Contour are more limited. Better accessories to the GoPro.

I did a full comparion of the two:

GoPro HD Hero vs. Contour HD

But the new Hero2 looks amazing. If I didn't already have the Hero and the Contour HD, I'd definitely buy it. Same price as the old Hero but so many more features, framerates, viewing angles, ease of use.


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News on the street is that the new contour roam slightly edges out gopro.

ContourROAM ? Is it the GoPro Killer?
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GoPro is a better camera, Contour is a little bit nicer looking and convenient, but lacks any in-field adjustability in framerate/resolution, etc. Contour performs marginally better in low-light conditions, but neither are very good. GoPro has wider field of view but that also creates more fisheye/distortion as distance increases, some people prefer the narrower (but still wide-angle) FOV on the Contour. GoPro mounting is kind of a pain in the ass, but mounting options on Contour are more limited. Better accessories to the GoPro.

I did a full comparion of the two:

GoPro HD Hero vs. Contour HD

But the new Hero2 looks amazing. If I didn't already have the Hero and the Contour HD, I'd definitely buy it. Same price as the old Hero but so many more features, framerates, viewing angles, ease of use.
the contour hd is about three models old. do the comparison with the contour+ then see what you come up with. and i don't own a contour and will probably buy a go pro but thats purely because of the mounting system.
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I am edging towards the Contour Roam, 199$ fits the bill.

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I am edging towards the Contour Roam, 199$ fits the bill.
The roam looks cool too bad it doesn't do 60 fps which is great for slow mo
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Seen the HERO2?
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Seen the HERO2?
Enough said right here!!!
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The HD Hero2 quality is fantastic, but I've decided to go with the Contour Roam. I don't wear a helmet, so my mounting options with the GoPro include the headstrap (which looks ridiculous) and the chest strap, which is definitely more skier-orientated.

I'm going to grab the goggle mount for the Roam and use that. I don't think I'll have much stability issues, and if I do, I plan to tether it to the outriggers on my Oakley Splices to give it a bit more stability.

If only the GoPro had a better form-factor and I'd be all over it.
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The Hero2 has hands down the best video quality out of all pov cameras I've seen. It even put's some professional cameras at shame.
Two people here at work helped one of the basejumper with the promo video and looking at the raw video from the Hero2 was insane, crystal clear video and amazing color. All in all an awesome camera.
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Hero2 for me, their comming out with a new wi-fi back so u can control it with your phone, no 60fps is a deal breaker for me on the roam and the cost of the contour plus is stupid

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