Contour Roam vs GoPro

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  • Contour Roam vs GoPro
  • Milkie
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    I think the Contour (1 not 2) video quality is better than the GoPro HD1 but not as good as the HD2/3.

    The Contour takes a standard nokia battery so they are very cheap.

    The best mount for MTB footage is a chest mount, there isn’t a chest mount for the Contour.

    The GoPro Hero 3 Black, blows the Contour out of the water!

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    “That” popup sports sales site has a deal on the Contour Roam Watersports edition at the moment. How do they line up against current GoPro incarnations?

    hammerite
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    I’m still hoping that someone takes a punt on one of these and can tell me what it’s like.

    For £100 I’m not expecting Go Pro quality, but wondering if it’s good enough for messing around with.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    what about one of these foolish things

    Premier Icon Drac
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    The best mount for MTB footage is a chest mount, there isn’t a chest mount for the Contour.

    GoPro Chesty and the drift adapter

    rewski
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    Contour ? No chest mount you say?

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JqrG6wkiE[/video]

    monogramman
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    Contour cameras are very good quality in my opinion, however being bullet shaped does present a few mounting problems. Contours mounts are also expensive for what they are.

    Have you looked at the MuviHD?

    I only film @ 720p and the sd card is not great but the picture quality is good, lcd screen is very handy and there are loads of mounting options included.

    This video shows a MuviHd chest mounted and a ContourHD mounted to the seat post.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I should’ve said – the Contour is only £130 at that site so it’s a question of whether it’s worth paying more for a Muvi or GoPro.

    monogramman
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    MuviHD are selling for £110inc p&p new on ebay

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Contour cameras are very good quality in my opinion, however being bullet shaped does present a few mounting problems.

    Such as?

    DickBarton
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    Drift mount seems to work well…I’ve used it with my Drift HD – http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/gopro-mount-adapter (‘scuse the poor model in the shot!) –


    chest_mount_front by DickBarton, on Flickr


    chest_mount by DickBarton, on Flickr


    chest_mount_detail by DickBarton, on Flickr


    chest_mount_side by DickBarton, on Flickr

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    Scotrotes
    I saw that deal on sport pursuit to and was tempted as I already have the old VHolr cam so have a load of compatible mounts
    However you might like to check out Wiggle, same kit is only £119.50 with free delivery that makes it about £15 cheaper than SP
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/contour-roam-watersports-kit/?dest=1&curr=gbp&lang=en&utm_source=free&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=uk&utm_content=Contour-Contour_ROAM_Watersports_Kit-Black

    monogramman
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    Drac – Moderator
    Such as?

    Cost of making that chest mount will require purchasing 3 parts.

    Wanting to mount the camera to a seat tube or such, the camera ends up off set, or the mount has to bend in such a way it is cumbersome and gets in the way.

    Removal from the bike to use as a fixed point camera requires more balancing and setting up of picture orientation.

    rewski
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    Removal from the bike to use as a fixed point camera requires more balancing and setting up of picture orientation.

    Really? I just press a button and a twist the lens to get the lazer line straight.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Those contours look afful big. I wouldn’t want to land on my chest with that sticking out! Hero 3 is an amazing camera, battery life is my only gripe, crashing was annoying but the new firmware seems to have solved that.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Cost of making that chest mount will require purchasing 3 parts.

    That’s true yes but the parts are then interchangeable to other mounts.

    Wanting to mount the camera to a seat tube or such, the camera ends up off set, or the mount has to bend in such a way it is cumbersome and gets in the way.

    Not a problem I’ve had.

    Removal from the bike to use as a fixed point camera requires more balancing and setting up of picture orientation.

    Rewski’s method or the free iphone app as a view finder and for setting exposure.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    PSA: Wiggle’s Contour Roams are now on their Price Drop.
    Currently £114.72 and dropping by 1% every Midnight till they are gone.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/contour-roam-watersports-kit/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=wiggle-social-media&utm_campaign=contourPD

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