Contour + Review

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Pros
  • Small, Solid and reliable
  • Mounts for any situation
  • Onboard mic input for outstanding quality audio 
  • Great color and exposure
  • Smooth playback, even with fast-paced action
  • Still capture mode allows for burst image shooting, great for create capture of motion
  • Numerous accessories
  • Good battery life
  • Rotating lens
  • HDMI cable included with the camera
  • Contour Connect App for both Android and Apple platforms - use your phone as a viewfinder via Bluetooth
Cons
  • Settings must be changed while hooked up to a computer
  • No optical zoom
  • No single shot still image capture
  • Poor Still image quality
  • No optical or digital stabilization
  • No LCD or viewfinder to adjust composition without using a Bluetooth enabled Android or iPod Touch/iPhone (3rd or 4th gen/3GS or 4)
  • Onboard Mic does not perform well at all
Bottom Line
The perfect accessory for your extreme sport, the Contour+ gives everyone the ability to see and hear what you do, not to mention it can also record stats and give live feeds with its optional equipment. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
contourplus_450.jpgThe Contour+ is a full 1080p HD point of view video camera that has been designed to capture the lifestyles of the most extreme people in the world. It can easily be mounted to just about anything, including head and helmet mounts, and can even stream full 1080p HD video with the optional accessories. Ruggedly built, its metal construction will keep it safe through tumbles and spills. Inside, the Contour+ is also equipped with a GPS unit that can not only tell you your location, but also your speed and elevation 4 times per second. This gives you incredible detail when making runs down mountains or rivers.

Contour+ Features:
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • GPS tracking of speed, elevation and location
  • 170° wide-angle rotating lens
  • f/2.8 fixed lens with minimal fish-eye distortion
  • 5-Megapixel Still mode (continuous only)
  • HDMI output that allows full HD streaming with appropriate accessories
  • Bluetooth link to smartphone/ipod for portable view finder
  • microSD/SDHC
  • Plethora of mounts for any situation
What's in the Box?:
  • Contour+ Camera
  • 2 Rotating Flat Surface Mounts
  • Profile Mount
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2GB SD Card*
  • USB/HDMI/Mic cables
  • ConnectView Card
The Contour+ video camera is available now with a MSRP of US$499.99 and is a must have for any extreme athlete. See our buy boxes below for the most current online pricing.


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