Summary: This is not the best sports video camera on the market, but it is the best value. No other camera gives you the same video quality for under $120. If you want more features, you have lots of other choices from Contour and other brands. If you just want to create fun videos, stick with this one. It has all the features that I need.
Summary: 1. great video quality 2. once you get over a speed of 30mph the camera has to much wind noise(some was expected i had to tape the speaker to dull the wind noise) 3. the interface seems difficult at first and confused me for the first hour 4. sturdy design iv droped this on the ground hundreds of times already and the thing still works and looks fine 5.
Summary: As everyone else, I was looking between this and the GoPro. I recently got into obstacle races like Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder, and I wanted something to remember the races with. I use the ContourHD, headband strap, and a thin bandana or headband so it doesn't rub on my head. In my last race, I didn't even notice it while running and going over obstacles. The lasers are great for making sure your camera is pointing in the right direction. Pros: Sleek design.
Summary: As if biking in a city wasn't awesome enough, this camera triples the awesomeness! I finally got the chance to properly test this with the contour bike mount the other day, and the picture quality is really good! I recommend you check out gaz545 channel on YouTube for some really good examples of bike videos. His videos are actually what prompted me to purchase this item. DESIGN/DURABILITY: The design is nice. Sleek but unassuming, about the size of a pack of cigarettes.
Summary: The first thing I miss on this camera is a viewfinder, no LCD screen to see what is recording. I knew that going into it, but it really sinks in when you're holding it. I'm certain most folks won't be bothered when they're helmet mounting it or whatever. I took it to an outdoor museum open house and walked around filming the exhibits. I tried to imagine the depth of field and how wide the angle would be.
Summary: The ContourHD 1080p has been a fun little camera in the 4 weeks or so that I've had it. The picture quality is good in good light, but rather poor in low light. This is par for the course for any HD camera below $1k and good low light performance just shouldn't be expected from a camera this small and this inexpensive. I rate picture quality as 4/5. Colors and its auto white balance (the only choice) are impressive.
Summary: I received this camera after buying it as the golden box deal. I took it out of the box and thought it was a little flaky. I took a look through their forums and some others were having similar problems like I was but not near the frequency. I emailed Customer Support with thorough troubleshooting and it took about three days of back-n-forth before I sent it in on RMA. It was confirmed that there was something pretty serious so they replaced the unit completely.
Summary: The pros: small size ease of use (which is important when you are turning it on/off without being able to see it wide angle durability cons: The lights that tell you how much battery and memory you have left are green, amber, and red. The amber and red look so much alike that it's hard to tell apart. the software isn't that great. The "easy edit" software is supposed to be superceded by the storyteller software but it really isn't. You still have to get both.
Summary: I bought this cam in October, 2010 for the primary purpose of recording RC plane flights when I'm flying. I considered and researched both this and the GoPro Motorsports Hero. Both were approximately the same price and had similar video features but the ContourHD form factor seemed a little more attractive to me. One feature that the ContourHD had exclusively was two red lasers that allow you to adjust the lens to be horizontal to the landscape.