The ContourHD helmet sport action camera boasts about it being the smallest and lightest HD wearable camcorder in the world. Contour, the manufacturer, also says the helmet cam is the first to shoot and share 1080p video. The Contour brand began when two extreme sport enthusiasts wanted to share their adventures with friends and family.
This sport action camera was designed for the outdoor/extreme sport enthusiasts. It’s a durable and waterproof camera with an aluminum and fiberglass body. There are several features that allow for easy operation while users are recording action, such as: single button operation (it’s made to be worn with gloves on), dual lasers for alignment, and provides the user with superior quality 1080 pixel video.
There are no tapes or wires on the ContourHD and images can be recorded for up to 8 hours. The helmet cam has four settings; metering, contrast, exposure, and microphone sensitivity. The two choices of frame rates are 30 and 60 frames per minute and users have five video resolutions to choose from:
Full HD – 1080p (19201280) Tall HD – 960p (1280960) Action HD – 720p (1080720) Contour HD – 720p (1080720) Fast SD – WVGA (848480)
The helmet camera is lightweight (4.3 ounces) and is completely hands-free due to the manufacturers’ patent-pending, -trail mounts -slide and lock- system’, that enables users to mount the sport camera virtually anywhere. There are two lasers and a rotating lens to ensure every image is lined up perfectly.
Another great feature is that the sport camera is made to power from a removable and rechargeable battery. There is the -shoot and share’ option to immediately share videos. The software included with the sport camera, Easy Edit, allows the user to import and edit their images and videos and share them with the world. The Easy Edit software adds the ability to -clip’ the user’s favorite scenes, tag them and add descriptions and then images and videos are ready to go!
ContourHD 1080p Sport Camera Features
Full HD Recording (1080p) 19201080 pixels 5 Megapixel Sensor Internal Microphone Removable Lithium-Ion Battery: records up to four hours Aluminum and Fiberglass, Water-Resistant Body
ContourHD 1080p Sport Camera Reviews
More than not, the reviews for this sport camera are extremely positive. Users love the clarity and high-quality of the images and videos and most of them mentioned that it is extremely easy to use. There are many comments on the off/on slide and how easy it is to turn on with gloves on. The only negative comment about use is that it turns off after several minutes of non-use and doesn’t warn the user. Users have complained about not realizing that the sport camera is off and believe they are recording when they actually aren’t.
Although users love the images and videos, there have been some complaints surrounding the sound quality. Comments suggest that it picks up a lot of wind noise and/or is not able to hear voices over 5 or so feet. There is also an issue with not being able to tell the indicator lights apart. Despite minor issues, the camera reviews have been extremely favorable about the ContourHD helmet camera. If there are any issues, they are forgotten once users see the exquisite picture quality.
With all the favorable camera reviews we believe the ContourHD helmet cam is one of the best helmet cameras on the market today.
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