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Go Pro Hero vs Contour

 


kleggo  (D 8292)

Jul 13, 2012, 9:01 AM
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How do people choose between these two products?
I've searched this site for comaprison threads, but missed them if the exist.

I'm looking for a "simple" camera to put on top / center of a helmet.

GoPro seems most popular, has many mounts, has cool LCD back to simplify aiming / after dive reviewing
BUT
the on-helmet mounting applications I've seen looks like awesome snag potential.

Contour seems easy to mount, not so easy to aim or review video
AND
seems to have less snag potential
<yes, I know, all helmets / cams / etc increase snag potential>

I'm not a pro viddy guy.
Will probably never use image editing SW.
Both seem to offer similar resolution
Just want to document some WS flights.
My phone is a BBY, so no access to apps that control the GP or Contour.

Right now I'm leaning towards Contour product despite the poularity of GP.
Any comments?

Cheers

Craig F


kleggo  (D 8292)

Jul 13, 2012, 9:10 AM
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found this product in another thread

http://deltagearinc.com/...ro_low_pro_mount.htm

looks a bit less scary than most I've seen.

Craig


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jul 13, 2012, 9:10 AM
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Craig, I have both; you're welcome to try em'. There is also the RePlay, which is more Contour-like than anything.
Contour has a few ease-of-use factors that beat the GP in my opinion. GP and RePlay have the Contour significantly beat for mounts.

Aiming is easy with the contour, it has a laser to show you where you're pointing, so helmet setup is very easy.

Resolution is identical on the two. If resolution is your main priority, then you might look at the new Sony, although it has fewer mounting options, it has the largest native sensor of any of the action cams available, so low light is better, stabilization is better, colors are more natural.


kleggo  (D 8292)

Jul 13, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Thanks Spot,
I'll take advantage of your offer.
i see that Contour can also use apple touch for interface.
i think that I have one of them in a drawer somewhere.
Craig


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Jul 13, 2012, 7:14 PM
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I like the contour much better than the go pro. ( and they are quite popular in my neck of the woods). most go pro mounts scare me!


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jul 13, 2012, 9:14 PM
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Craig,
FWIW, my Contours are Roams; they don't have the bluetooth interface. Same image quality, just no remote control.


wetrock

Jul 13, 2012, 11:12 PM
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dse

is the new sony cam out yet? and what is the new sony cam's name?


PiLFy  (A License)

Jul 15, 2012, 9:08 AM
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Here's what they sent me when I asked. It's set to be released in Fall of 2012.

Thanks for contacting Sony!

I am sorry to inform you that there is no official statement on when this item will be available. We are also unable to confirm or provide the specifications of this camera, because the complete details and features are not listed in our website.

For information about new Sony products that have been made available to the public, please visit http://sony.com/news, or visit www.store.sony.com. The latest product information is often featured right on the homepage.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks for choosing Sony,

Jerico

Sony Customer Care
www.store.sony.com




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