Tim: Yes, and more importantly the two of us survived, even though we regard I’m even reduction dust-proof than the Contour+ valid to be. Shall we explain our candidates? we outlayed many of my time wearing the Contour+, that is the ultimate camera from the company. It’s a 1080p model that follows the same pattern as the Contour GPS and ContourHD before it, with a rotating tub that creates it easy to get up in only about any location and a streamlined shape.
Brian: we had the big, block HD Hero2 — we pretence these were meant to be extensions of our personalities. Mine moreover does 1080p (hence the name), but if you wish to keep it out of harm’s (ie sand’s) way, you’re going to wish to hang it that small cosmetic aquarium of a case.
Tim: Yeah, in fact you must be always have that polycarbonate box on the thing if you wish to use any of the mounts the camera offers, that adds a lot of bulk. It’s flattering frail and groundless on its own, but inside that box it’s roughly bulletproof. we know of a that was run over by a container and survived.
Brian: And it didn’t finish up as crispy as yours. We’re still having a few difficulty flipping the switch on the Contour.
Tim: Yes, it’s reduction lasting out of the box for sure, but you can get a waterproof box for it for those times when you unequivocally must be dive in to a sand array head-first.
Brian: An critical indicate for all of the pledge wrestlers out there. we regard the principal thing here, in reserve from perfect aesthetics, though, is the fact that the form Contour is only sufficient reduction celebrated when wearing it on your person. The Contour is moreover a great treat more aerodynamic.
Brian: It’s not all about looks though. For a thing, the HD Hero2 is a satisfactory bit cheaper. The gold (there are 3 not similar simple configurations) will run you $299, inclusive the camera, assorted ascent options and the above mentioned pure case.
Tim: It is significantly cheaper, and we found picture high quality to be somewhat higher. The real fortitude is the same, but the shade change was far more exact in the GoPro than on the Contour+.
Brian: The shade change situation unequivocally came in to fool around in the desert. The GoPro’s default change was only far more natural. The Contour gave the sand an synthetic blue hue. we approaching a sand worm to jump out at any moment.
Tim: To be fair, you can manually tweak the shade change on the Contour+, but that requires a bit of fiddling. That’s done easy, though, interjection to the use of Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone. Using possibly Android or iOS apps you can fasten the camera to your phone and use it as a live viewfinder. This way you can always ensure the camera is sharp in precisely the correct citation and moreover done on-the-fly tweaks to bearing settings. Plus, it has a GPS module, so it’ll follow precisely where you were and how swift you were going when you had that epic back yard sale on the bunny slope.
Tim: Yes, the GoPro maintains its 170 grade great looks even at full resolution. The Contour+ does 170 degrees as well, but sadly only at 720p or lower. If you step up to the full monty 1080p you tumble to 125 degrees. That gives you a lot reduction perspective, but a lot reduction exaggeration too, to be honest.
Brian: Well, if you’re extraordinary about what you’re going to get with the GoPro, you can always opt is to LCD BacPac. $80 more will get you an attachable screen for previewing what you’re shooting. And yes, it’ll fit in that ever critical cosmetic casing.
Tim: Well, only since it comes with a bigger cosmetic box that’s compatible. It does make it a useful way to examination your footage in the field, though, if you don’t wish to barter out SD cards all the time.
Brian: Especially in a 60MPH sandstorm. Speaking of add-ons, the Wi-Fi BacPac lets you manage the thing wirelessly, in box you wish to, you know, affix it to the wing of a plane.
Tim: Which we did! That we regard was my preferred shot from the whole segment, the wing cam. And we suspect we should speak of that we filmed a lot of the footage in that portion on the initial GoPro HD Heroes, that doesn’t indispensably speak to their larger quality, but at least speaks to that is more renouned on the movie prolongation scene.
Brian: It of course speaks to the power of those suction crater mounts. We didn’t tumble any cameras on anyone’s heads.
Tim: For those wondering we used Panavise suction mounts, the single-cup units no less. You can collect ‘em up for about $25 and hang ‘em on only about anything. Anything that’s well-spoken and roughly flat, anyway.
Brian: Even your dog? That’s the next great exploit is to GoPro, right?
Tim: Hmm… I’m considering the steel sheet tag get up merged to a doggie trek would may be more efficient there. I’ll do a few investigate and inform back.
Brian: we are unaware about you, but we don’t regard there’s a coherent leader here currently — only two ultra imperishable cameras that do their jobs sincerely well.
Brian: And the GoPro will save you a few money and will arguably stand up to a bit more than the improved seeking Contour.
Tim: This is true, but if cost is a concern there is the ContourROAM. It’s waterproof, still 1080p, loses the Bluetooth and GPS but only expenses about $200.
Brian: we theory we’re going to have to go out and assessment that a next month, huh?
Tim: Bungee jumping? Paragliding?
Brian: A resting sleep in the park? Lots of options on the table.
Tim: we can’t wait… but we regard I’ll up my life insurance first. Just in case.
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