Really know what you need before you buy GPS 4 me really wasn't a 100% Need
8 April 2012
Summary: First of all, it is doing what I wanted on the handle bars of a motorcycle. I bought afterwards a water proof case, good idea but I get reflection back from the lens to the windshield, not real bad but it's there on playback, (filter is needed to stop that). I also bought a universal mount that allows the use of a tri pod or in my case a 1" ball mount for my handlebars, (got from ram mounts and express mounts ) that allows me just about any angle I like or need to film.
Summary: Very small and light weight. Great picture, sound is a bit quiet. You can buy attachments for just about any application/sport. I have played with this and the Go Pro Hero, I think this is much better and easier to use.
Great, solid product with good looks and nice value.
8 November 2011
Summary: I bought the Contour HD for filming my motorcycle rides. I love the sleek looks, the picture quality, and ease of use. I don't like the lack of wind-noise reduction, even when microphone sensitivity is adjusted to a minimum. However, this problem's easily solved by Contour's waterproof case. This thing brings great value to the table and its price point is suited for getting multiple camera angles (I have three).
Great camera, great quality, very easy to use, reliable on off button!
6 October 2011
Summary: I've had the origin Go Pro Cam, then the HD version, and was very happy with the image quality. What was very very annoying though was the "invisible" menu (you have to memorize all the settings because the tiny display doesn't really give you a clue, especially when the cam is on your head ;-) ). I'm a paraglider and was often surpassed that the Go pro hadn't recorded the action. The image quality of the Contour HD is IMHO as good as the Go Pro.
Summary: Great product, but almost nothing in the way of an owner's manual or instructions. You're on your own to figure it out. Ain't rocket science, but it would help. Picture quality is excellent. Sound is great too. I've tried to upload videos twice to Contour's site and haven't been sucessful yet. Again, really nothing in the way of instructions. Think they have new software, but not sure. Am going to contact their customer support for answers.
Summary: This camera is a lot of fun and takes excellent quality video. It is simple to use and has many settings. I mount it to my helmet with the goggle strap mount and video my son on his dirt bike while I ride my ATV. The camera is so light you cannot feel it at all. The downside to this camera is that it has no view finder and the 2 red lights that shine out the front are impossible to see in the daylight so you have to guess where to aim it.