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Contour HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 reviews of Contour HD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Contour HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ContourHD 1080p Full HD Helmet CameraContourHD 1080p Full HD Helmet Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 user reviews of Contour HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability. Reviews are divided on the zoom.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

reliability, viewfinder

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ContourHD 1080p by VholdR – Full HD Helmet CameraContourHD 1080p by VholdR – Full HD Helmet Camera

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

VholdR ContourHD1080p helmet cam announced, we go hands-on

 

If you live in the north you've probably noted a chill in the air. The leaves are turning, the days are shortening, and anybody with a pair of skiis or a snowboard in the closet is walking with a bit of a spring in their step. A whole new season of...

Streamlined design ; Easy to use, even with gloves on ; Good quality video

Horrible wind rush ; Unable to set parameters on camera ; Poor low-light performance

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

ContourHD 720p HD Helmet Camera review: ContourHD 720p HD Helmet Camera

 

The ContourHD is a tube-style camcorder designed to be worn as a helmet camera for recording extreme activities. The ContourHD features an attractive design, but a limited feature set. Unlike the competition, it doesn't feature a still photography mode...

The ContourHD records high-definition video at 720p. Laser sights and a rotating lens help to aim the camera while mounted without the need for a viewfinder. Simple, one-handed operation and the included 2GB microSD card and rechargeable battery make...

The unit is not waterproof or submersible. Low-light performance is poor.

While not as rugged as its competition, the ContourHD features video quality and user-friendliness that is far better than any other helmet cam that we've tested.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jeff Lysgaard (wired.com)

Review: Twenty20 ContourHD

 

The runner-up in our B-roll brawl came in a seriously close second — for less than half the price. The ContourHD's 720p video trounced all...

Stunning image quality. Record/Stop slider switch is easy to operate, even with gloves on. Accepts up to 16 GB of microSD storage, and a 2-gig card is included. Laser-assisted aiming. Hell, yeah

With no LCD, you can’t review what you’ve shot until you jack into a computer — a problem for long trips. Video quality suffers noticeably in low light. At speeds above 30 mph, the microphone listens only to the wind

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Contour Inc. (3dgameman.com)

Contour HD 1080p Helmet Camcorder Video Review

 

The Contour HD 1080p Helmet Camcorder is one of the best cams around. If you're looking for an affordable, well designed, easy to use, sleek helmet cam, this is it. It's capable of 1080p @ 30FPS and 720p @ 60FPS plus many other resolutions. If you're...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Steve Douglas (kenstone.net)

Contour HD Camcorder

 

Finally, the day was done and the project could be put to bed before a new one glared at me on the horizon. Laid back, turned on the Discovery channel to watch a wilderness survival show and there was the star of the show with a tiny little camcorder...

Unfortunately, the most difficult part of setting up and using the Contour HD camcorder is that there is no monitor of any kind, so knowing just where your camcorder is aimed, and adjusting for composition, is completely a hit and miss operation. This...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Paul Moons (digitalreviews.net)

VHoldR ContourHD Extreme Video Camera -- Reviewed

 

There's no denying it: Rugged, wearable video cameras are cool. As for rugged, wearable High Definition video cameras, well that's just a whole new level of cool.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Kermit (gadgetnutz.com)

ContourHD and ContourHD1080p – HDTV Cameras for the Extreme

 

The ContourHD (and it's full HD cousin the ContourHD1080p) allow you to shoot and share in full HD video with the only camcorder small enough to wear on your

Not being a base jumper myself I could only test this attached to my car as my bicycle has flat tires and it seemed pointless to attach it to the stationary bicycle at the gym! The good news is that the ContourHD is tough and could take highway speeds...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Raul Sanchez (the-gadgeteer.com)

ContourHD Wearable HD Camcorder Review

 

When it comes to shooting interesting video, how you get the shot is half the fun. Plus having the right equipment doesn't hurt either. And with The VholdR ContourHD getting that shot is just as easy as pointing and shooting.

Light weight ; Large record button ; Dual laser alignment ; Wide 135 degree lens ; HD/SD modes

Sound recording could be better ; No LCD ; Not waterproof only water resistant

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Noel McKeegan (gizmag.com)

VholdR ContourHD: world first wearable camcorder shoots HD video

 

Action camera specialist VholdR looks to have pulled out all stops with its latest offering - the ContourHD Wearable Camcorder. Billed as the world's first and lightest HD wearable camcorder, the ContourHD shoots widescreen, 1280x720 HD quality video...

The unit can be switched between HD and SD recording. The SD video mode is still widescreen (854 x 480) and is shot at 60 fps (double the speed of the original VholdR)

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

VholdR ContourHD 1080p

 

While the Drift Innovation X170 might not be able to handle HD, the VholdR Contour HD 1080p can. The clue's in the name, you see? But can it compete with our other extreme cams? Read on to find out... The good The VContour is not simply able to shoot...

If you’re an extreme type and need a cam to capture all your skills in action, then the VholdR Contour HD 1080p is one of the best on the market. VholdR ContourHD 1080p is tagged with action camera, camcorder and Vcontour. Select a tag (action camera,...

Mar, 2010
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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Action camera / Compact Camera
Resolution:Full HD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
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