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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. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the zoom, while there are some negative views about the viewfinder and reliability.

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. People 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

Sep, 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. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments. The viewfinder and reliability get critical views, while views 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

Sep, 2016

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

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

VholdR Contour HD 1080p review

 

A cracking head cam with loads to make your home movies look amazing

Full HD, great shots, easy to use

No viewfinder, need to sort settings on PC

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Harris (wired.co.uk)

Contour HD helmet-cam

 

Extreme sport fans heading to the piste with the world's smallest, lightest High Def action camera should take care at the airport. With its twin lasers and matt black aluminium shell, the Contour HD 1080p looks more like a high-tech rifle sight than a...

Bulletproof build quality, one-touch simplicity, great video, generous wideangle lens

Terrible wind noise, no TV connection, multi-sport mounting kits cost extra

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

VholdR ContourHD

 

The best actioncam around, bar none. A little expensive, but the footage it produces is simply stunning

Oct, 2009

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time:0.5

Design

Colour of product:Black

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7\nMac 10.5, 10.6
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720,1280 x 960

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Flash memory:2
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.5
Height :5.5
Weight:116
Width:3.4