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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 10:53 PM
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I dont know, maybe go to sony's website, search for the camera's specs and find out for yourself if it is worth the extra 70$ or not.
i did, and outside of just mentioning that the wi-fi version let you upload via wireless connection, there is no mention of what additional controls you would have via a phone, which is why i asked. thanks for your smart ass response though...


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Change lighting setting and stuff. Just like a regular camera and Get the best picture for the conditions. Take a better video in flat light or at night. My contour is hard to see what's going on with night riding so you could up the light sensitivity and be able to see whats happening.
thanks bud, that's what I was looking for.
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The interesting thing with the Sony is that the adhesive clip-in mounts look really similar to the GoPro ones.
Not getting my hopes up , but if they were interchangeable that would really lower the cost of switching and make it easier to run the Sony and GoPro(s) together...
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The interesting thing with the Sony is that the adhesive clip-in mounts look really similar to the GoPro ones.
Not getting my hopes up , but if they were interchangeable that would really lower the cost of switching and make it easier to run the Sony and GoPro(s) together...
I think i'll kep my gopro and look at the sony next season. The fact that it cant be mounted like a contour on the side of the helmet and the akward position on a pole mount makes it less then ideal. The qulity looks like gopro and contour, but i want to make sure they get the bugs out of the way. So next season will be the indicator of the quality as it's put trough its paces, tho the price tag is so low it might justify having a gopro for pole mounts and sony for helmet consdering they make a side helmet mount.
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so, let's say I did ride with my iPhone. what advantages are there to messing around with settings on the hill? is it worth the extra $70?
Well lets say you set up your cam to record yourself, you are going to be doing something mind-blowingly steezy, off the hugest cliff @ your resort.

You fly off this thing, unbelievably, even to your own surprise, you stomp the shit out of it.
Sprint back to the camera to make sure your not dreaming, check it out....

You got a tiny piece of what you might think could be your arm, for a split second in the corner of the screen.

Sweet can't wait to show my friends, they'll never believe this.

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I think i'll kep my gopro and look at the sony next season. The fact that it cant be mounted like a contour on the side of the helmet and the akward position on a pole mount makes it less then ideal. The qulity looks like gopro and contour, but i want to make sure they get the bugs out of the way. So next season will be the indicator of the quality as it's put trough its paces, tho the price tag is so low it might justify having a gopro for pole mounts and sony for helmet consdering they make a side helmet mount.
I don't know how the Contour mounts to a helmet, but the Sony has a goggle mount.
Wouldn't that work?

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I'm real curious to see how long the battery will last with the WiFi enabled.
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ive used these before and seen the end product of that product of these, at a drfit day recently... they are good quality, smart looking things, but the thing that impressed me the most was the slow motion feature, it was very cool to see the slow motion straight up out of the camera as well as the quality of the slow motion... but these were all prototypes


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The specs on the camera are amazing. Especially when viewing the crisp 1080/120 fps on a tilted image....

the inability to adjust/rotate the lense seens like a huge flaw. Now, I refer to this strictly from a snowboarding perspective. Im sure for other uses it's FANTASTIC... but on a profile helmet mount or goggle strap mount, not being able to adjust the lense sucks ass.... you would then have to opt for the ever so cool Teletubby GoPro look to ensure a straight shot

nevertheless the specs are of the charts, but good luck taking many videos on a long day with that much data usage in 1080p@120fps. You'll need several memory cards. The camera sounds solid, but all things considered, I find the Contour to have some key features that set it apart, specifically the rotating lense, and the instant power on/record button. I can't tell you how many times my buddies turn to me and say "Dude, is the light on my GoPro turned on?" I can't tell......

More competition is always good though... makes everyone step up the game.
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The 120fps is selling point enough for me tbh.
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Am tossing up between this and a gopro. Pretty keen to see some reviews. When is it released?
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