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ContourGPS Camera

by Contour

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  • Built-in GPS functionality to capture your location, speed, and elevation
  • Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080 @ 30 fps) recording
  • 4.3 ounces, the smallest and lightest hands free video camera in the world
  • Interactive map and video player that allows you to see and control the action as it happens
  • Omni-directional microphone using AAC Audio Compression
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 1.3 x 2.3 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00426DQ2W
  • Item model number: Contour GPS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,433 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 13, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer



ContourGPS Camera

Video mapping from the world's smallest and lightest gps video camera. The ContourGPS captures beautiful 1080p video. It utilizes a 135° wide-angle rotating lens that delivers a true high quality image that captures all the action with minimal distortion and fish-eye. It records Full HD in all its glory.



ContourGPS Product Features:

Contour GPS - Location, Speed and Elevation
LOCATION

Add an entire new layer to your storytelling. The built-in GPS receiver tracks your location, speed, and altitude while also recording in beautiful hands free HD. Using our Storyteller application you can assemble and upload your run to contour.com and watch it via interactive map and video player that allows you to rewind, fast forward or click to the best parts in your run.

ContourGPS - beautiful 1080p video
HD

The ContourGPS captures beautiful 1080p video. It utilizes a 135° wide-angle lens that delivers a true high quality image that captures all the action with minimal distortion and no fish eye. It records Full HD in all its glory.

We provide several different camera settings so that you can get the shot that best fits your activity. Choose between 3 resolutions and 2 frame rates or a still photo mode.


Handfree HD Video
HANDS FREE

The ContourHD revolutionized the way people shoot and share video by creating the first wearable HD video camera. The Secret? A low profile design mated to the patented TRail™ system that makes it easy to slide and lock to your body, equipment, or vehicle. The camera, at only 5.2 ounces is the smallest and lightest combination of hands-free video and GPS. It's also easy to operate and use. As simple as sliding a single oversized switch forward to start recording, even with a pair of gloves on. In addition we make it simple to line up your shot with a rotating lens and two lasers that assure you get that perfect shot.

The Most Connected Camera in the World
MOBILE

The most connected video camera in the world, ContourGPS has built-in Bluetooth and a mobile App to turn your phone into a wireless viewfinder. Available on the Apple iOS platform, ContourGPS enables your iPhone or iPod Touch to line up your shot and change your settings in real-time. Hands-free video just got a lot more hands-free.

*To use Apple iOS products with a ContourGPS you will need to purchase the Connect View accessory.


Built in omni-directional mic
AUDIO

The built-in omni-directional microphone captures the rich sounds of the ride. Using AAC Audio Compression, the bottom-facing microphone assures you that you see and hear your adventure.




Additional Product Features

Track your location, speed and elevation with the ContourGPS camera
STORAGE

The compact and lightweight design principle was carried throughout every detail of the ContourGPS. The internal Micro SD card captures hours of HD content while remaining one of the smallest pieces on the camera. When expanded up to 32 GB, it will record over 8 hours of HD content on one card when in Full HD 1080p mode.

Contour Desktop Software Included
SOFTWARE

We provide the tools for you to download the videos from your camera to your computer in just a few clicks. Editing is as simple as an "Awesome" button to feature the best parts of your story, then you can become the ultimate producer by adding a title, description, and keywords, and epic location of your video.

User Community Filled With Video Stories
COMMUNITY

You provide the story, we give you the platform to tell thousands of members just like you. When you want to share it to more than your friends on Contour.com, we make it easy to share to all of your favorite social media sites.

Mount Your Camera to Anything!
MOUNTS

Dialing in the ideal angle is a critical component to capturing unique footage. ContourGPS makes it easy with custom body, gear or vehicle mounts for the full spectrum of sports from shooting and skiing to high-octane motorized activities.
See all contour mounts





Video Formats

Video Format
Resolution
Frame Rate

Full HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
30 fps
To capture those awesome moments in the highest resolution available.
Tall HD 960p
1280 x 960
30 fps
For those sports like surfing that are better suited to a taller image.
Action HD 720p
1280 x 720
60 fps
When frame rate is more important than resolution. The perfect setting to capture the fastest action. It reduces blur and rolling shutter effect.
Contour 720p
1280 x 720
30 fps
When space on your card is at a premium and you need to record that last epic adventure.
Still Photo
2592 x 1944
3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec
When you want to freeze frame the action, the photo mode is your perfect shot. You can pick from 5 rates to best capture that moment.



What's In The Box?

ContourGPS Camera
MicroSD Card (2GB)
2 Rotating Surface Mounts
Goggle Mount
Rechargeable Battery


USB Cable
Lens Cap





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Professional Storytelling
Instant On Record Switch
yes


Waterproof to 1 Meter
yes


Built in Battery
yes


Built-in Tripod Mount
yes


Flush Front Lens
yes

yes
Still Photo Mode
yes
yes
yes
Laser Alignment
yes
yes
yes

Low Profile Design
yes
yes
yes
yes
1080p, 960p & 720p HD Video
yes
yes
yes
yes
USB Output
yes
yes
yes
yes
Internal Mic
yes
yes
yes
yes
2GB Micro SD Memory Card Included
yes

yes
yes
Removable Lithium-Ion Battery
yes

yes
yes
Easy On Record Switch
yes

yes
yes
GPS Video Mapping

yes
yes
iOS/Andriod Support via Bluetooth

yes
yes
Connect View Compatible

yes
yes
Connect View Card Included


yes
Live Streaming via HDMI


yes
External Mic Jack


yes
Wide Angle Lens
135°
170°
135°
170°
Lens Type
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
Lens Rotation
180°
270°
180°
270°
Weight
4.3oz
5.1oz
5.2oz
5.3oz
Dimensions
95x55x34 mm
100x55x34 mm
95x58x34 mm
98x58x34 mm
Included Mounts
Goggle Mount,
Flat Surface Mount
Profile Mount,
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Goggle Mount,
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Profile Mount,
Rotating Flat Surface Mount(2)
Included Cables
USB
USB
USB
USB
Mini HDMI Cable
Mic Cable


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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Save your money and buy the less expensive Contour HD camera instead.
N22Tango
The Contour GPS is a beta product and Contour's only redeeming point is strong product support which is what is needed with a product of such poor design.
John A. Montpetit
It's much safer for the camera to be mounted on the side of a ski helmet if you're a tree skier.
Joe Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Jones on January 4, 2011
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OVERVIEW:
I own the Contour GPS (C-GPS = 1080p) and Contour HD (C-HD = 720p). Primary use - capturing HD snowboarding footage in conditions varying from blue bird sunny days to snowy flat light days.

VIDEO QUALITY: (5 out of 5)
The Contour GPS (C-GPS) features some much needed improvements over its predecessor, especially when capturing footage in low light conditions. Where the C-HD's video quality suffered on overcast/snowy days, the C-GPS excels. Subtle details in terrain (fresh vs tracked snow, etc.) are now clearly visible. 1080p HD video quality is excellent, and looks great on my 52" LCD TV.

PORTABILITY / EASE OF USE: (5 out of 5)
The C-GPS is the same size and shape as the original C-HD helmet cam, with the exception of the record toggle switch which now sits a few millimeters higher for easier operation. A welcomed improvement especially when wearing gloves/mitts. Turn the camera on, and two red laser sights light up to aid in lens alignment. Three lights on the unit - a battery light, memory card light, and GPS light - help identify if your battery is dead, memory is full, or GPS signal is locked.

Heads up on memory card compatibility. The C-GPS is finicky about what brand, class, and size of micro sdhc cards used; and how you format your cards. For example, I bought a 32gb Class 4 Kingston card off newegg that works like a charm; however neither my 8gb Class 6 Transcend or my 8gb Class 2 Sandisk work. Also, my Kingston card only works if formatted by the camera (not my computer).

DESIGN QUALITY: (4 out of 5)
As with previous Contour helmet cams, the design remains virtually unchanged. The body is made of aluminum and plastic.
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107 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Doug Colt on April 21, 2011
I really wanted to like this product, and it definitely has some great features. But in practice, the camera and its accessories unfortunately were disappointing.

I purchased the Contour GPS, along with the newly available connect-view card, for a safari trip in Africa. I also purchased a spare battery.

There are some major design flaws that quickly became apparent.

THE "HIDDEN BUTTON"-- I suspect this design flaw is not yet called out because the use of the "hidden button" is quite new. You can now add a "Connect View" card to the Contour GPS which gives it bluetooth capability, and thus the ability to link to an iPhone so that the phone can be used as a viewfinder. This is a very cool feature and it worked just fine. The problem is that to activate the bluetooth, you press on a "hidden button", which is just a button located underneath a plastic top layer. That's the problem. The plastic top layer is very weak, and after I pressed the hidden button only 5 times, the plastic started to crack. This is completely unacceptable and a major problem, as it obviously allows water and moisture to penetrate the camera, not to mention the problem of having an ugly, cracked top of the camera after initial use. The hidden button was only sparingly used before this bluetooth capability was added, so I suspect you will start seeing many reviews highlighting this defect.

THE DEFECTIVE BATTERY DESIGN-- This was also a major design flaw that I'm not sure how was overlooked. I purchased a backup battery, which of course means that it has to be swapped out with the main battery. After pulling out the main battery only 2 times, another design flaw emerged.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Soulhuntre on May 4, 2011
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The Contour GPS camera is a fantastic product, in theory. The form factor and feature set exceed the GoPro in many ways.

However: There is a KNOWN problem with the video quality. Contour is baffled and there is no reason to believe they will fix it before you lose your ability to return the device. I would absolutely not buy this camera until they fix this. As Amazon will nto allow us to post links, just go to the Contour customer support area and read the long thread about this camera.

We had to return 3 of these to Amazon.

1) Could not upgrade firmware - USB port problem

2) The battery clip broke off (a common issue)

3) Video quality was horrible (a common issue)

Thankfully Amazon's polices are AWESOME about returns. There is a reason why you buy big ticket items from Amazon.

Ken
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Paul Brown on June 2, 2011
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I wanted to like this. I really did.

As soon as i got home and saw the Amazon box i couldn't wait to try it out. However i soon found out that while it looks rugged and well built, it is anything but. My unit was DOA.

The first issue while trying to troubleshoot why it wouldn't power up, was the simple procedure of removing the battery. Though i was absolutely sure that i had placed it in the right way round (they have a handy + marking on both the battery and the camera to help) it wouldn't come back out. No matter what i tried the little red clip that holds the battery in place (though not correctly, as you will see) would not let the battery slide past it to get it out. It kept catching on the protective plastic wrapper that is around the battery to stop it from shorting out against the metal body of the camera, and was trying to rip a chunk out of it.

Thinking I'd damaged the camera already, i took to the Internet and looked at their support site. I soon found out that this is apparently the norm and the company even helpfully point out that you can REMOVE SOME OF THE PROTECTIVE WRAPPING to help the battery come free enough that you can then grab it, with the aid of needle nose pliers if needed. Really?? Have they heard of quality control? The site is here, take a look at the thread and decide for yourself.

[...]

Eventually i managed to get the battery out without too much damage - but the plastic was torn. I did put it in correctly though, so i put it back in and pressed the power button. Nothing. Thinking that the battery must be out of charge i plugged the included USB cable into my laptop and plugged the other end into the camera. Hurrah! A red light came on.
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