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Geeks Union | April 30, 2017

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Contour + vs. GoPro Hero 2

Contour + vs. GoPro Hero 2

If you are considering an action camera, you likely have high demands. Are you a sports enthusiast and look to enjoy the benefits of a helmet mounted camera? Are you a journalist who needs to have a cam capable of taking a beating on the run? Are you a part of off road sports and want to mount a camera to your vehicle? Or, Are you a solider seeking a good way to capture action? Depending on the type of usage you foresee, you can determine which camera is right for you.

First, we will take a look at what Contour+ users are said as far as positive aspects of the brand in general:

Contour+

“The video quality is great, the fisheye effect is exactly what I was looking for, and it mounted perfectly to my helmet. After a weekend of ATVing and camping, all of my videos look great and I am very excited to take it out into the snow. For anyone looking for a great, simple helmet/adventure camera, I would absolutely recommend the Contour+

Another brand with a lot of credibility from the thrill-seeking crowd is the GoPro brand. For instance, the GoPro Hero 2 has been met with widespread acclaim. For instance:

GoPro HD Hero 2

“The 120fps is amazing. The video quality is much improved over the Hero” however not everything we found was good.

“No support for 127º and 90º FOV at 720P even though that was specified.”

As you can see, both brands have many positive points and you really cannot go wrong. The slight edge seems to be for Contour+ with the built in GPS, as many people have stated the quality is top-notch. Even still, action seekers who are fond of off-roading may still consider a GoPro model.

If you are a solder, journalist or a sports fanatic, the Contour+ is probably the camera for you. This is due to its’ stealthy exterior and hard aluminum body. This combination of ease of use with its’ practicality make it ideal for someone on the run, on the go, or just someone who needs to take footage at the drop of a hat, and with little notice. While both brands are superior to what else is on the market, choose the camera for you based on your foreseeable needs.

The Contour+ also has a secret weapon a iPhone App that pairs via bluetooth, and creates a wonderful viewfinder for the Contour+ check it out here.




4 comments
bledred
bledred

While these pieces of equipment definitely look good, I don't really have much use for it. The on-board camera itself is rarely used on my phone! 

Halpal
Halpal

It is amazing to see what kinds of camera equipment are available now for the general public. Once you used to have to be a professional photographer and go to specialist shops for the gear. I hope that both of these models are relatively easy to use for non-professionals?

MiaM
MiaM

 @Halpal I agree - technology is great isn't it. You can buy so many things now. Before you had just the point and click cameras. I hope these are easy to use too. I'm all about great pictures but I don't want to have to try too hard to get that great shot.

dremora
dremora

It never ceases to amaze me how many devices pair up seamlessly with Apple devices. An HD recorder that works with an iPhone on Bluetooth sounds like something right out of a sci-fi novel!