contour hd vs. gopro? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mrjimyjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
contour hd vs. gopro?

okay so im looking into getting a helmet/ whatever else cam. as far as i know theres 2 main companies out there that make wearable cams; countor and gopro. im wondering if anyone has one or both of these cameras and if they could tell me some positives/negatives of each. theyre both hd, about the same price, everything seems the same to me so any help would be great

T9 MFM pro (10)
Raiden strike (11)
Celsius Cirrus (10)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokehaus View Post
Snowolf and I have came to an agreement that it was for sure Poutanen's fault. I vote for one year of probation and being forced to ride skis til death.
mrjimyjohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 04:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
only difference is the contour looks cooler

sorry for the un helpful answer but they both have good quality i'll do some research and see what one i'd pick
alecdude88 is offline  
post #3 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Now for my more helpful post
I'll list some pluses and negatives

Go Pro
Wider lense capture
can NOT shoot 1080p
can take pictures
can hold up to 32gb with a card

Contour
60fps at 720
CAN shoot 1080p
doesn't say it can take pictures from what i see
holds 2gb
(a full HD movie is around 8gb)
alecdude88 is offline  
post #4 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 05:37 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
herzogone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Auburn, MA
Posts: 320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by alecdude88 View Post
Now for my more helpful post
I'll list some pluses and negatives

Go Pro
Wider lense capture
can NOT shoot 1080p
can take pictures
can hold up to 32gb with a card

Contour
60fps at 720
CAN shoot 1080p
doesn't say it can take pictures from what i see
holds 2gb
(a full HD movie is around 8gb)
Actually, the GoPro HD does 1080p @30fps and 720p @60fps, same as the ContourHD. The most obvious difference is, as you mentioned, the wider field of view on the GoPro (170 degrees vs 135 degrees at 720p, and 127 degrees vs 110 degrees at 1080p). Both also support up to 32GB cards, but the Contour comes with a 2GB card where to GoPro doesn't include a card at all. Also, a minor difference, but the Contour takes micro SD cards and the GoPro takes full size SD. The Contour has lasers to align the shot which the GoPro does not, but the GoPro comes in a case that is waterproof to 60 meters, where the Contour is just water resistant and requires a separately purchased waterproof case to be submersible to 30 meters. Also, as mentioned, the GoPro does stills where the Contour does not. The Contour does have a nicer helmet form factor, but I think the GoPro has a few more accessories available. Most seem to agree the GoPro has better color saturation, but this is software correctable for either.

I really don't think you can go wrong with either, it is just a matter of which features you value more. That said, I only have the GoPro, but my deciding factor was the ability to use the GoPro for SCUBA diving also right out of the box. At the time I looked, I found the GoPro HD for about $50 less than the ContourHD also ($230 vs $280).

Last edited by herzogone; 01-21-2011 at 05:43 PM.
herzogone is offline  
post #5 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 06:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^thanks for clearing up what i had wrong.
alecdude88 is offline  
post #6 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
mrjimyjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks guys sounds like the gopro is better for me... i didnt realize the gopro had such a wide angle that was one of the things i was worried about because i film skateboarding in the summer which looks so much more steez with a wide angle or fisheye so thats good to hear

T9 MFM pro (10)
Raiden strike (11)
Celsius Cirrus (10)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokehaus View Post
Snowolf and I have came to an agreement that it was for sure Poutanen's fault. I vote for one year of probation and being forced to ride skis til death.
mrjimyjohn is offline  
post #7 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjimyjohn View Post
thanks guys sounds like the gopro is better for me... i didnt realize the gopro had such a wide angle that was one of the things i was worried about because i film skateboarding in the summer which looks so much more steez with a wide angle or fisheye so thats good to hear
yeah i was going to say the go pro is like a built in fish eye ahah
alecdude88 is offline  
post #8 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 12:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the Contour GPS and it also does still photos. The GPS feature is pretty cool also, it displays speed and elevation on a map when you playback videos through the Contour software. The are also coming out with an iPhone app that let's you use you phone as a viewfinder to frame and align your setup.
Rufus is offline  
post #9 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 09:28 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
--bigtime--'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Been doing some research on this exact topic myself as I will be buying one in the very near future.
Check this vid from youtube for a rediculous side by side of the two:

YouTube - GoPro HD Hero vs Contour 1080p HD Split-Screen - Hockey Version

Leaning toward the Contour due to ease of mounting to goggles and will just grab the waterproof case for $30 to play it safe on powder days and for surf trips to Costa Rica.
--bigtime-- is offline  
post #10 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 09:48 PM
Senior Member
 
baconzoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western New York
Posts: 284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
do forget to check out the Drift Innovation HD170 with LCD and remote.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
baconzoo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome