Summary: I prefer the contour to the GoPro. Its too bad they went out of business. The sound and picture are definitely better on the contour. I have since bought the Contour Roam and sold the 720p. Great durable cameras!
Summary: I've been after Contour for about a year now to put image stabilization into the camera. Can not get anyone in that company to listen to me. Now it has happened with the iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia. Come on Contour, get with the game. You'll get behind. I hope that someone in the Contour company will see this and read the article. [...
Summary: I absolutely love this camera. I used it at first for motorcycle rides and got some great shots. The video actually has a wider angle than your eyesight so you pick up more scenery. I then tried to use it for snowboarding, it didnt turn out so good. The first few dry snow days it worked fine, but as soon as it became humid/icy, the camera started malfunctioning, either shutting off or freezing up, aka wouldn't record despite it being on.
Summary: I purchase the 720 on September and used it for my kids Airsoft games. The size and weight was exceptional but after viewing and editing the video, it was disappointing. On HD mode, there is very little focus on the center and completely out of focus around the edges. So HD mode is useless. SD mode was much better but still not able to focus. I read on the contour website that there was a batch of badly focused cameras that were shipped.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas gift last year for my husband who rides mountain bikes. He wanted to be able to take video while riding. After playing around with it a few times, he showed me some of the video he took. Once he figured out the best angle when mounting, it took decent video - even when the HD wasn't turned on. For the price, the video quality was definitely impressive. Like I said, we didn't even have it switched onto HD and it was pretty crisp and clear.
Summary: I got this camera since I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. The first time I saw the quality of the video it recorded I was amazed! I don't even have it set on HD setting yet! It is exactly what I was looking for and am very pleased with the quality not only of the video but of the durability also. I have dropped my Helmet and landed right on the camera on rocks and there was nothing wrong with it! It has even been able to stand all the dirt and dust.
Summary: This is a wonderful and fun little helmet cam. Videos are better than you could hope for under extreme winter conditions -- Low light, snow storm, vibration ... Excellent construction. Easy to use with gloves on. Only camera battery I have owned that holds up under very low temperatures. Most pleased.