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"Bump it up a notch, Hi-Def is here!"
The sportcam industry was just getting going and now everyone is scrambling to catch up to the new cams from the folks at VholdR. The cam in this review is the ContourHD (HiDef @ 1280x720). I will review it's newest brother the Contour 1080p with even higher resolution (1920x1080) shortly.
I'll have to say right off that HD in these new cams is very impressive in such a small package and a very worthwhile improvement.
Because of the ContourHD's mounting system, weight and ergonomics (flat and long) I prefer to wear this cam on my helmet. The slider record switch is easy to reach and operate on a helmet (or just about anywhere for that matter).
This model has two adjustable settings: HD @ 30 frames per second with a 135 degree FOV or SD @ 60fps with a 110 degree FOV.
ContourHD - Pro's:
In only it's second generation this cam has improved by a milestone and now opened the floodgates for the sportcam Hi-Def wars. The color saturation and wider angle lens are notable and a big plus to make this a great HiDef package.
One note: I did not care for the packaging. A clear plastic "Rubik's Cube" difficult to open and not very "green savvy". I wish they'd go back to their original simple and functional printed cardboard box packaging.
Bottom line: A little pricy but still thumbs up! (Note: they just lowered the price from $299 to $249)