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VholdR ContourHD Camera

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poor Review by dagwodzz
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Contour HD test against the Vado HD 2nd Gen
Truth is the Contour HD is SAD! Poor low light video and soft. I don't see how they get away saying its HD.
With some clever thought you can mount the Vado HD 2nd Gen any place you can mount the Contour HD using their mounting systems.
In the end its about the video. The Vado runs circles around the Contour at half the price. (Posted on 12/29/09)
Not SD, but not HD (3.5) Review by DHbiker
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Let's start by the obvious : For this price tag, the quality is amazing. It looks a lot better than your standard camcorder and you should get it as it is the best bang for your bucks. Now, the ugly. I used it with the goggle mount while riding downhill / freeride bike and the image is blurry when you look at it frame by frame and the still images you extract for it aren't great (I know, it's not a digital camera). Optical or software image stabilization should be implemented in future version. The goggle mount is tough and never felled, but move with every bumps of the terrain (my goggle strap were tightened a lot to reduce this) and adds to the blurriness of the image. Colors are good, but nothing impressive : I shooted in the woods, at Fall, with a lot of natural lights, and it doesn't come out with that much colors. With that said, I repeat : this product is pretty good, but don't be fooled : it's a cheap near HD helmetcam (720i according to my editing software). I'm looking forward for the ContourHD 1080P and don't regret my purchase. Just wanted to give my 2 cents on this. (Posted on 10/22/09)
good to go Review by nic
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Great camera, awesome picture, it takes a little when going in and out of the sun to adjust for the light conditions. As for the wind noise, just use a cap froma bic pen to put over the mike. I notice the record button gets a little sticky with use in dusty conditions. Overall great design and very versatile, long battery life, easy to charge with mini usb, using your car phone charger or laptop. I give it 4+ because there's always room for improvement! (Posted on 10/19/09)
Great Picture Quality Review by CR Scoob
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The video quality is great! So smooth, clear and crisp! It's easy to operate and is so light you don't even know it's there. The sound is still a problem when it's windy or when you get on the open road but on tight trails or when not moving, the sound is great. I attached a piece of foam with 2-sided tape (with small hole so not to cover the mic hole with tape) and it drastically reduced the wind noise. It also made the wind noise more of a low muffle instead of the loud sharp "crackling", which I find offensive to the ears.

If I was to use the stick-on mount, I would attach the tether to the helmet, and not the stick-on mount so you don't end up like the guy in the first review. I used the goggle mount and found it to work pretty good. They should have shaped both mounts to fit the curvature of helmets tho. I stuck some rubber on the ends (helmet side) of the goggle mount to make it contoured to sits firmly on the helmet without chance of movement or "rocking". This worked very well.

I have used the camera 4 times now and I'm very happy with it. One ride we were caught in a BIG rainstorm and the ContourHD worked well. No ill effects from all the water and when the picture was obscured by a raindrop, it cleared within 5-10 seconds.

I use a Transcend 16GB micro SDHC class 6 memory card. The only thing to remember is to power the ContourHD ON, prior to connecting it to your PC. Otherwise, it won't recognize the camera on the PC.

I completely endorse this helmet camera and for the money, you cant beat the quality. PLUS: NO WIRES!!! I think if VholdR spends a little time on their mounting systems, and offered a optional clear lens protector that could be easily replaced when scratched, or damaged, I would be completely satisfied with this product. If not for the mounting issues, I would give the ContourHD a 5 out of 5! (Posted on 6/26/09)
Great cam, BUT Review by Victory
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You won't get it any better for a wireless cam in HD.. HD is mind blowing..
The BUT, well let me say, DO NOT DEPEND ON THE STICKY that holds the cam MOUNT onto the helmet, there are other people I have talked to had the very same problem. My Contour fell off some where on the road while recording never to be found again, I now own a sticky that's still attached to my helmet... (Posted on 6/18/09)
Pretty Much Excellent Review by SammyP
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This camera is one of the best i've ever come across and i am a extreme sports addict and part time filmmaker. The HD picture is second to none and the simplicity is unparalleled. Highly recommended! (Posted on 5/19/09)

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