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 Post subject: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:06 pm 
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Didn't find any dedicated topic so I figured I could start a new one.
What's your personnal preference as far as equipment mounted camera and why?
Obviously the choice is limited (mostly go pro vs contour), but my little finger tells me that by tomorrow, the choice might get wider with an interesting new comer ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Contour hands down for form factor and history of usage.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Contour. GoPro mounting options suck and it's a giant box.


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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Interesting... because of the form factor, I'm actualy more of a Go pro fan for the various mounting options, which are also constantly evolving thanks to the user community and 3D printers...
I personnaly enjoy shoulder mounted position more than helmet mounted ones, as I find it to be a bit more stable picture wise...

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:42 pm 
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I should have said, for those of use that can't afford to rank the location of a camera over anything else, the Contour wins. I need the side of my helmet for absolutely nothing. Tell me another part of my body or kit I can say that about.


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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:26 pm 
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i have used both and prefer contour for shooting and gear mount. it has a smaller profile and mounts better and out of the way. for other outings (boating, jet skiing, other extreme sports or what have you) the go pro is nice. What i wish contour would do is integrate some of features of the go pro and i would be completely contour then. one is the remote. second is the wifi/bluetooth where i can hook to phone and see what the camera is seeing. this is great for getting a preview to see if camera is mounted in a position and angle to get a good shot. as well as can then replay video instantly. the contour, then best i have come up with is a SD reader for my iPad. but i have to take card out, upload to iPad, then review...


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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:04 pm 
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This is an interesting read for anyone browsing this thread and the Sony AS100 seems to be an extremely good option.

http://www.dropzone.com/news/Gear/Best_ ... _1027.html

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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:43 pm 
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great link, love that crazy yet unbeatable test protocol!

I hope this will get updated soon...
Meanwhile, I'll leave this here:
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/05/21/r ... ew/page/1/

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Looks like someone was watching Aliens. Cool concept, but if it has to go on the top of the helmet it's a no-go for me.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:10 pm 
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There's a view new "action" cameras at best buy here.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Contour for helmet and weapon mounted use (though I have experienced some issues with heavy reacoil with the Contour), GoPro if you need to mount it onto anything else.

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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 pm 
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pkm200901 wrote:
Looks like someone was watching Aliens. Cool concept, but if it has to go on the top of the helmet it's a no-go for me.

It is supposed to be mounted anywhere on the helmet's top portion (for lack of better word), center or sides (lens can be rotated to compensate the tilt). I'm pretty sure there's gonna be other mounting options in the future... anyhow, it's only being released later this year, so that should leave plenty of time to figure out other mounting options...

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I wonder what the target price is like.

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 Post subject: Re: Personnal camera preference
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:46 pm 
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For me the Contour wins easily. Small profile, non-obtrusive helmet mounting and it's price won't break your balls when it would accidentally be crushed.


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Same as blunter. For anything shooting-related I prefer the Contour. It's easy and low-profile to mount on a gun, helmet, headset or even an elastic headband if I just wear a ballcap or boonie.

For other things (chest mount, car or airplane surface mount...) I prefer the GoPro mostly for the available mounting options and its superior ruggedness. I've used them however haven't purchased one yet due to its price over how much I'd use it.

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