Vholdr has just announced the brand new Vholdr ContourHD camera. We are very excited about this camera because it redefines the genre of point of view or as they are known POV cameras. This is not the first POV camera announced in HD, as Sony announced their new Camera at NAB ’09 for the mind bending price of 2500US (Street), but is the first camera announced at the much more affordable 299US price point, which needless to say brings this into the hands of the average consumer.
I wont get into an in depth review here, but the coles notes are these: HD at 720p (1280x720), “Standard” Definition at 848x480 (they have gone wide screen format from the 4:3 of the old camera), H.264 encoding, which is awesome having had way to many cameras come out with possibly superior (arguable) but less prevalent codecs that require transcoding to use for popular video editing applications. Other notables are a 30 mins per Gigabyte recording time, which on the maximum useable card of 16GB would mean whopping 8 hours or recording time.
The vholdr contour camera lens is now a wide angled 135 degree, whereas the older model has a 90 degree lens. Wide angle field of view is much more useable in many sports and active situations so were happy to see that.
There is also a new “silent mode” which will allow you to keep the unit from beeping, which is great for those moments when you need total silence.
The new vholdr contourhd unit is water resistant as with the last model (not water proof folks, so don’t say I didn’t tell you) and has lost some fat to tip the scales at 4.1OZ(116g) from the old 4.8OZ(136g). Exterior dimension remain the same and the handsome anodized body remains the same with the exception of some spiffy new graphics.
The new camera has been announced with the same flat mount as the original but also with a goggle mount included in the box.
Get Full Specs and Detail On The New VholdR ContourHD Here.
We are now taking pre-orders for the Vholdr Contour HD and will ship the beginning of May! Due to the anticipated popularity of this camera we expect there could be shortages.