Copyright (c) 2012 Jay Charles
Every adventure lover would want to capture every insane, joyful, ad fun moments captured in crisp HD, and the Contour Camera will offer them just this. This brand is well known and has earned a good reputation in the industry of POV cameras. Another addition to their collection is the Contour+ HD.
The best feature of this new Contour Camera is the use of a slider on the top, instead of a recording button. This may seem to be a very minute detail of the gadget, but users must realize that slider is quite easy to use than a button. This is significantly important especially if you are have heavy gloves worn. This slide can make the status of your camera clearer. As compared to the button that starts and stops the recording, you may sometimes never realize if you are still rolling or not. It is a worse case on those cameras which use LED light as you may not see the status of the camera especially when you have it around your neck. With the slide of this camera, you can never go wrong.
The Bluetooth connectivity is another great feature introduced in the camera. After you have successfully downloaded the needed application, you will be able to have this Contour Camera connected to an Android device or IOS. This will allow your mobile to become a live view finder, and also allow you to make changes in the camera setting on the field. When the recording starts, the apps will automatically shut down. When the camera is turned on, the GPS tracker will also be activated. This GPS has the ability to track your elevation, position, and even speed. This feature will be made great if you will use the Storyteller software in editing the videos and preparing it before sharing. While the video is playing, there is also a display of your location on a satellite image with an option to see a topo map, road map, or a photo image. A dot will track your movement, while the video is playing and also displays your speed and elevation.
This Contour Camera comes only with a 2GB micro SD, which puts a limit to its usefulness especially when shooting high quality modes. When recording at the highest quality which is at 1080p, you may only have until 10 minutes and the card will be full. But it can be expanded to up to 32 GB which can hold up to 80 hours of video footage using the highest quality. That is so much time to record every exciting adventure.
In conclusion, this gadget is a must have for every extreme sports and adventure lover. The 3.8 frame of this camera is packed with cool features. It has 170 degrees wide angle with f2.8 lens and 720p, 960p and 1080p recording modes all in HD. The housing rotates up to 270 degrees both for inverted mounting and off kitter. It also comes with an HDMI which can be directly plugged in a monitor and also a mic plug when using an external microphone.
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