Point of View Cameras has done a fantastic job reviewing and showing how the most popular brands compare to one another. We own the Contour + HD camera presently and so far is seems like a decent camera. I like the idea of being able to use an external mic. The mic is an extra add on, you have to buy it on your own. Contour provides the port on the camera and a cable to plug in your mic. I am not too sure I like the way this camera records in the sense of colour saturation, but I have been told it is more natural in colour and I am not used to it. Jury is still out.
I should have recorded my ride home from work today. The gusts of wind made my BMW F650Gs feel like a kite at times and the pools of water because of the pouring rain were like huge PONDS…it was actually fun!
I have never tried the GoPro cameras simply because I really do not like the look especially when mounted on the helmet. The new GoPro 2 looks interesting though but still that “bulky” box shape. There is a new DRIFT on the market…drift has turned me off just because it is really really bulky…at least the older model…the new Drift HD is looking very interesting. No video yet of the new Drift but a video review that shows what it looks like.
You be the judge, watch these videos….let us all know which camera you favour, which one you own if any and what you like or dislike about your own set up. Great opportunity for those who read this BLOG to get real life opinions.
Here is a good link for the Buyers Guide. We have bought all our cameras from Point of View who sell in the States and Canada. Customer service is great and service just as good. BUYERS GUIDE
Hope some of these videos help in your decision making or even if you are thinking of making a switch. In any case, these cameras provide Adventure riders a whole new way to document your travels and be able to share with the world or just yourself. I highly recommend trying out at least one of these and have some fun. Have you ever seen yourself ride? Get a buddy to video you and so how cool you look or what a dork you might be after all. Just kidding…again…would love to hear your comments.