The Contour+ is the pinnacle of what Contour has produced in hands free video recording. Get extraordinary video with the Contour Plus wearable HD camcorder. It is the smallest, lightest hands free videocam with GPS. This latest camera incorporates bluetooth that turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a camera viewfinder!
The Contour+ incorporates all the excellent elements of the Contour GPS and enhances them even further with refinements and user requested features.
Check out our Contour+ Camera Review page for more details about this exciting new camera.
Contour+ The Ultimate Wearable Camera
The Contour+ (Contour Plus) is Contour's newest top of the line helmet camera and maintains the same slim, lightweight (only 5.2 ounces) yet rugged case. Perfect for all kinds of action sports thanks to its versatile mounting options. you get amazing HD video where ever you are. Now with a wider and faster lens and improved GPS you can now capture even more of the entire scene without creating a fisheye effect like some other cameras.
Like A Supercharged ContourGPS
With an improved higher performance GPS receiver at 4 Hz. The Contour + along with the Contour GPS are the only helmet cameras with this feature that adds a whole new data dimension to your point of view videos. Capture your location, altitude and speed multiple times per second, store that data in the video and show it off via an interactive map and video player where you can start, pause and stop the action any time you want.
GPS is not the only refinement of the Contour+, think of it as the Contour GPS on steroids. A combination of improvements and subtle fine tuning all add up to a much enhanced overall user experience and the ability to take better quality video.
New Improvements In The Contour+ (Plus)
Among the changes and improvements over the GPS version include:
- 170° Ultra Wide Field of View vs 135° (compared to the ContourHD & ContourGPS)
- flush front lens for easy cleaning
- 270° on axis smooth lens rotation, 80 degrees more freedom than before
- included bluetooth radio
- external camera controls like white balance
- HDMI playback of full HD video
- streaming video through HDMI port
- rear door pass through for USB and HDMI ports
- higher performance GPS receiver 4 Hz
- external microphone jack
- fast change battery latch
Choose Your HD Video Size and Frame Rate
The Contour+ offers you multiple HD recording modes to give you maximum recording flexibility. With an improved 170 degree lens you can capture a wider scene than ever before. All you get is a full HD recording of your adventures without compromise.
Contour+ offers you the following HD options so you can choose whatever suits your needs.
- Full HD 1080p: Recording at the maximum 1920x1080 captures footage at 30 frames per second (PAL 25 fps), giving you crisp, sharp true HD video at the best resolution.
- Tall HD 960p: You can record 1280x960 footage at 30 frames per second (PAL 25 fps) for action sports that benefit from a taller image such as surfing or paddle boarding.
- Action HD 720p: 1280x720 recording grabs footage at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps). For recording high speed action like motorsports or super smooth motion playback. You get high speed without the blur.
- Contour 720p: 1280x720 captures at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps). Running out of memory card space or just want a smaller file for quicker editing? This is perfect for those times when space is a premium.
The Contour + offers still image capture in addition to all of these HD modes. You can get photo stills timed at 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. Snap away in search of the perfect shot or make a time lapse video - without having to carry around a separate camera strictly for still photography!
Pick Your Frame Rate
With the Contour+ you get your choice four different frame rates. By selecting from either 30 or 60 frames per second or PAL formats in either 25fps or 50fps, you control the speed and quality of your HD recordings. More options mean more artistic ability to control your videos.
High Performance GPS Receiver At 4Hz
The Contour+ records GPS date, time, latitude, longitude, elevation, velocity, and heading at a frequency of 1, 2 or 4 times per second. At 4Hz it is double the previous Contour GPS receiver.
Turn Your Smartphone Into The Largest Viewfinder Of Any Helmet Cam
Contour makes it easy for videographers to quickly adjust camera settings wirelessly! This innovative feature only available natively on the Contour+. With the built in bluetooth radio and free downloadable iOS and Android Apps you can use the phone you already own into the largest and sharpest viewfinder of any action cam.
That's not all, you can also change the following camera controls on your phone:
- white balance, to get correct colors
- exposure, to ensure proper lighting for your scene
- sharpness, to make sure you get crisp action
Super Wide Angle Lens
Expert action videographers know all about using a wider lens to capture all the action and giving the viewer a more exciting immersive experience. The Contour+ improves on the previous camera's 135° bumping the lens angle up to 170° providing a much wider field of view. The lens is flush mounted with a front glass, making it less prone to collecting dirt and dust.
Improved Lens Rotation For Camera Alignment
With a 270 degree rotating lens, the Contour+ will maintain leveled even if the camera is mounted upside down. The older front lens rotated only 192 degrees. Now you can mount the camera on any surface and then rotate the lens to ensure a level shot every time.
Marathon Recording On One Memory Card
You can record up to 16 hours of continuous High Definition footage on the Contour+. This all-in-one wearable HD camcorder records onto an internal MicroSD memory card and can take up to a 32GB card. Never worry about missing the perfect moment again because you ran out of tape, or pulled a connection!
Get Amazing Audio With Your Video
Again, the Contour+ is all about options. You can use the internal microphone to record your audio or if you want stereo sound quality use an external mic. Contour has wisely included a 2.5mm microphone jack (The camera comes with a cable with a 2.5mm plug on the camera end and a 3.5mm female jack on the end.) on the bottom of this videocam so you can plug in a larger outside microphone for optimal audio recording to go with your video.
Complete Ease of Use
A Multitude Of Mounting Options
Need to get some interesting angles for your videos? Get as creative as you want with your mounting techniques. The Contour plus can be mounted pretty much anywhere with the "slide and lock" TRail Mounts. Create memorable shots from your handlebars, goggles, helmet, vehicle...or wherever you want. Connections are quick and easy. Even better, using the Connect View with bluetooth, you can preview your shots on your mount.
One Big Button
Frustrated with the multitude tiny buttons of other helmet cameras? Contour + makes too many buttons unnecessary. Quick and easy access is what you need when you're hitting the trails hard. That is why the Contour+ camera has only one button. Simply slide the giant record switch forward to start recording and slide it back to stop. You don't even need to remove your glove. You can also have a silent mode, if the beeps are too distracting for you.
Small, Light, Tough
At only 5.2 ounces the Contour+ is one of the lightest HD helmet cams available. Encased in a water-resistant anodized aluminum body, the Contour+ can record in most weather conditions. Additionally, it is shock, vibration and impact resistant. No matter what the environment throws at you, dust, mud, wind, rain or snow, this camera always has your back - you have nothing to worry about, besides that steep drop up ahead.
Tiny, Powerful, Thin Batteries
No more bulky AA batteries. The Contour+ HD cam uses a small thin removable cell phone rechargeable battery pack that enables you to record for a solid four hours, without requiring a battery change. You can easily slip an extra battery in even the smallest of pockets.
HDMI Support, Maximum Playback Options
The inclusion of an type C HDMI port on the Contour+ is a boon for pro filmmakers who want to stream the video output live to a monitor or computer for reviewing footage while recording or for playback.
- View the cameras view using and external display
- Connect to an external video recording device
- Connect to an external video transmitter to share live Point-of-view video
Plug the Contour Plus directly into your HDMI HDTV or monitor immediately afterwards to review your wild sports antics. Pause, play, fast forward to the best parts.
Improved Back Panel Access
Now you can both charge and output HDMI video at the same time. The improved back panel has pass through outlets for both USB and HDMI. Recharge via USB wall or car charger while recording. Use the HDMI out without opening the back panel for quick and easy access.
Mac or PC? How About Both
The OS wars are over, whatever your computer preference the included Storyteller software is easy to use and compatible with both platforms. After connecting your camera use the software to quickly and easily edit your video then upload them to your provided Contour.com account. Show off your slick moves and share your videos with all your friends in a community of likeminded action video fans.
-  Contour+ Camera
-  MicroSD Card (2GB)
-  Rotating Adhesive Mount
-  Profile Mount
-  Rechargeable Batter
-  USB Cable
-  Mini HDMI Cable
-  Microphone Cable
-  Lens Cap
-  Connect View Card
|Optics||Angle of View||170° in 960p, 720p, and Photo|
|125° in 1080p|
|Lens:||Rotates 270°, from -90° to 180° allowing inverted mounting|
|Flush front lens|
|Video||HD Resolution Settings:||Full HD - 1080p: 1920x1080 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Tall HD - 960p: 1280x960 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Action HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps)|
|Original HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Sensor Type:||5 Megapixel Sensor|
|Video Format:||H.264 compression, NTSC or PAL, saved as MOV (.mov) file|
|White Balance:||User configurable|
|Audio||Microphone:||Built-in omni-directional microphone|
|External mono microphone jack|
|Compression:||AAC Audio Compression|
|Capture Modes:||Time Lapse at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds|
|GPS||Type:||Built-in 4Hz NEO-5Q GPS receiver
Time To First Fix using AssistNow Service
|Configurable Sample Rate:|| 0: No Data
1Hz: record coordinates once per second
2Hz: record coordinates twice per second
4Hz: records coordinates four times per second
EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
|Storage||Memory:||MicroSD card, up to 32GB capacity|
|Average Recording Times:|| HD: 30min/GB
|Connectors||HDMI:||HDMI port for live streaming on HDTV|
|PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or included USB Power Adapters|
|Charge Time:||Approximately 4 hours|
|PC Compatibility:||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6|
|Software:||Contour Storyteller Application|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||
2.3" x 1.3" x 3.86" (58mm 34mm x 98mm)
|Weight:||5.3oz / 150 grams|
|Operating Temperature:||5°F to 104°F / -15°C to 40°C|
|Warranty:||Contour (formerly Twenty20 VholdR) warranties the Contour+ for 180 days from the date of purchase of product, unless otherwise indicated by your local government’s warranty laws. The warranty applies only to defects in material and workmanship and not situations caused by impacts or abuse. For complete warranty information, please refer to the Product Information Guide.|
Its too bad people dont buy this instead! Review by Devin
skip the go pro i love this thing. had a go pro hd hero2. this thing works better looks better, mounts better. has gps and i Can line up my shots and change settings right from my cell phone. hope it goes down in price i will buy a couple more for different angles!!! (Posted on 7/28/12)
this is a must have Review by Brent
i just got my contour+ and took it out for a little test yesterday...
WOW!!! is all i can say. super easy to use, i can adjust all the settings from my ipod (wirelessly i might ad) and watch everything on my flat screen! i have a gopro hd and an old contour hd, this new plus blows them both out of the water. cant wait for the new waterproof case so i can take it out surfing and jet skiing this summer! (Posted on 6/10/11)
Contour+ User Manual:
Contour Connect Mobile App for iPhone and Android smartphones