Summary: I am impressed with the simplicity of setup and use; also that this camera is less conspicuous than the GoPro when mounted on my bicycle helmet. The GoPro has a "Teletubby" appearance! Because there isn't a rounded window in front of the Contour's lens, you don't get the annoying light-colored dots in the image that the GoPro has when shooting into the sun. That also means that the Contour, as sold, isn't waterproof like the GoPro. Also the laser aiming is nice.
Summary: I got this on the gold box deal of the day a while back as a bit of an impulse purchase, and wish I had researched a bit more. Without any way of getting live video out of the thing, it's a pain to get aligned correctly. The .mov files it creates can't be edited in alot of the cheap software. One splash and the lens fogs up for days unless you open it up with a tiny Philips screwdriver and dry it all out.
Summary: Pros: -Lots of accessories and mounting options -Capability to use 37mm lenses with adapter. -Lightweight -Price -Compact and looks cool Cons: -Reliability -Odd sun spots/lines -Micro SD cards only -No easy option to make the LEDs stay on(that I found) -Way too sensitive with data on SD cards, corrupts the card quicker than a turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa does 0-60 My thoughts: I have owned the Contour HD 1080p for 3+ months shipped with the latest firmware on it and...
Summary: I attached the Contour HD to my motorcycle helmet and made some recordings at low and high speeds. The video came out great but the audio is full of wind noise even at fairly low speeds. Lowering the mic sensitivity does not help to remove just the wind noise, it reduces all noise.
Summary: I found this camera to be a neat idea. I was going to use it for Airsoft at a national gaming convention. The problem is that the camera seems to be designed mainly for outdoor use in bright situations. Most of what I'd be doing is in indoor situations where the light may not be the greatest. I had planned to helmet mount this camera, but had to fall back to my backup plan and mount my Canon High-Def camcorder to the helmet instead.
Summary: This is kit is pretty fair for mounting and recharging the Contour 1080P Camera. It depends on what you want to use the camer for as to its merits of how useful the entire kit is. I bought the camera to use in a pro street / drag car so the mounts and the car powered camera chargers are ok. The Windshiel mount is pretty good, has a great suction cup on it and mounts the camera very well to the windshield.
Summary: The overall picture quality on my first ContourHD 1080P was great. There was a little softening around the edges which is to be expected with such a wide angle lens cam in this price range. The original camera started randomly freezing up and would not shutdown unless the battery was removed or died. All of the video I was recording would get lost each time this happened. Twenty20 support responded to my issue promptly and replaced the camera under warranty.
Summary: I returned this item as I found it to be basically a helmet cam use only. It is small compact and is ok for the above application. I was looking for a video cam with a little more versatility, finding a better stable mount was difficult if not impossible, dash board and window mount too shaky, sound below par. Buying a small regular video cam would be better and easier to use. Turning off and on was tricky, would cause shooting angle too change direction.