Summary: This review is mostly for soldiers, I'm INF doing PSD in AFG, a lot of mount up > dismount > mount up kind of stuff. Dont buy the ARC rail and adapter for $100+, if you have a surefire helmet light, which if your not a fobbit gets issued (fobbits dont need cameras!!), grab some stiff wire and bend yourself a wire mount around the surefire mount! Saves MONEY and time and you dont look like a SF/SEAL wanna be with useless rails on your pot.
Summary: This is a great camera. Or it was, I should say. Although a great idea for a ski helmet, the glue is not strong enough. We used it on a cold day (5-10 degrees) and the glue pealed off the helmet, along with the base and the camera. Unfortunately, the safety strap ties the camera to the base so when the glue failed, everything fell off. If you purchase this, and ski in cold conditions, find a way to tie the whole thing to your helmet strap.
All it needs it different Lenses to either narrow or widen the Field of View
2 February 2012
Summary: I use the ContourHD camera for POV video capture while shooting in action pistol and rifle matches. The camera is lite enough to mount on the bill of my hat to give the perfect 1st person shooter perspective while shooting my hand gun. Using an aftermarket picatinny rail mount, you can mount the Contour camera to your AR15 style rifle for some really cool video.
Summary: Have been playing with camera for the last 3 weeks and have recorded some video while riding my bicycle and depending on which software you are viewing the video, it's great except that I noticed it does display all of the jittering(bouncing) on the trails were my GoPro does it but smoother and that's at a slow speed but overall I'm happy with it.
Summary: I use my contour for mountain biking. It works pretty well, not alot of shake and the video quality is good. The sounds ok but, when you ride fast, you only hear wind. I found that I have to set the high setting to action 720 and the low setting to 960 in order for the action 720 to record at 60fps. I'm hoping for a firmware update to fix that so I can use 1080 and action 720 High and low settings. I like the laser level lights - very handy.
Summary: Fishermen are known for their tall tales. As an old retired guy it happens often that I catch a good one without a fishing buddy to document my catch. Thus I'm left often with a fishy tale and no evidence at all. So I decided to buy this ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera hands free action cam. These devices are made for action sports, such as skiing or off-road riding. So using it to capture the "action" sport of fishing is a bit odd.
Summary: This camera is a lot of fun, and its simplicity is nice. The switch, the laser sights, all great. Two minor complaints: - the rubber lens cap that comes with it, falls off so easily that you might as well not put it on... - the latch that holds the battery in is flimsy and broke under normal use... But redeeming that is the fact that a quick google search for contour battery latch shows a contour page with directions for replacing it (user serviceable parts!
Summary: All-in-all this is a good camera for cycling, running ect. The one flaw I see is the rubber lens caps used to keep the lens protected does not fit well. The caps keep falling off. They need to be much tighter. Otherwise I really enjoy using this product.