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What is the battery life.Approx? Thx Nov 26, 2014
It genuinely depends on how you use it. Lower quality video extends battery life. That being said I'm usually good for about 3 hours +/- .5 hours. I really do like this camera but I'm not a highly technical person. For my purposes (documentation) it is good enough.
No. The aperature adjustments are not able to be made by the user. That was a good question to ask though! I have used it in what I consider "normal indoor" light with great success, but in very dim light it starts to go....
can you mount it to a shot gun or rifle? Dec 20, 2013
Absolutely, there are actually rail adapters for Contours, and any Contour mount fits the entire line. Or if you don't have anyway of using a rail you can use one of the profile mounts that come in the box, it uses double sided tape
I've taken it on a head band mount jungle trekking in Thailand and it does get interesting visuals. Its pretty wide lens so you dont get that shaky, dazed and confused feeling as with normal cam. Also, it is very cool to use on a telescopic handheld wand, you get to explore the scenery from an exo-human perspective... The one thing, that is not very convenient with this cam is that you have to preset the video mode (720, HD, Wide HD, Photos etc) from a computer and if you decide to change the settings after, you'll need a computer to do that. Other wise I've taken this baby jetskiing, partying, trekking, motorcycling, you name it and it gets pretty good quality in low light conditions. Hope this helps.
Is it possible to use the Story Teller application to configure different SD cards (while in the camera) with different camera options? for example, 1 card to record @ Action HD-720p, and a 2nd separate SD card to record continuous photos every 3... Jan 5, 2013
I tried this to see what I could come up with. From what I found, you will need a new card everytime you want to change the settings if you don't have access to a computer. There is a text file on the microSD card that can be changed to update the camera settings. One of the fields there however is 'Update'. Once you update the camera with the new card, that value gets changed from 'Y' to 'N'. This prevents using the same card to change the camera mode back again later. If you only want to start with video and then change to pictures, two cards should allow you to do this but I don't think you can use Story Teller to do so. Here is the way I did get it to change once per card successfully. Format both cards in the ContourROAM2. Connect the microSD card to your computer using a card reader. Open the file FW_RTC.txt in a text editor. Change the value for 'UPDATE:' from 'N' to 'Y'. Change the value for '1RES:' to whatever resolution you want. There is a list of resolutions and their value for setting if you scroll down in the text file. In this case, for your camera mode card, you would want 'P/3' and on your Action HD-720p card, you would want 'D'. Save the file and exit. When you place whichever card you want to use into the camera, press the status button. That will allow the camera to change to whatever resolution you want. Note that you can only do this once per card though because after the camera changes resolution, it changes the value in the 'UPDATE:' field back to 'N'. When you want to change modes, put the other card into the camera and press the status button. It is now configured in whatever mode your second card was set for. You will now have to reconnect it to a computer to change it again unless you have more cards setup with 'UPDATE:' set to 'Y' and the settings you want.
Yes, it can be mounted.