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More RAM will be needed: Why not offer us a version with those higher capacities from the start and avoid the waste? Sep 30, 2009
They are trying to keep the costs down by only having a single SKU for the product. Good to have an extra card on you when shooting, in case you fill one up, along with an additional battery...
Micro SD Card type for VHoldR HD upgrade: If one were to upgrade the Micro SD card for the new Contour HD 1080p camcorder, what class would be best suited to the task of recording such HD pics? Oct 5, 2009
Contour recommends a minimum of Class6 memory for smooth recording. Buy only verified Class 6 memory as it comes at a premium and some less reputable vendors mislabel their higher end memory. Chuck
I received my Contour camera. the insturctions say:"Pull your camera out of the box and charge it." Ok. but how can I get the back door opened? Mar 13, 2013
Push directly up on the bottom of the rubber cover (the narrow part) and it should sort of pop up/open.
Does this caera have a 5, 10 15 30 sec function.. where a shot is taken at a selected interval? Jul 15, 2013
only the contour + and the contour +2 has that function. when you go to the contour storyteller software, you can configure your camera to do so. the benefit of the + and the +2 is that it's mobile device compatible meaning that you can run your camera straight off or your mobile or tablet devices. as for the other models, you can't do that cause they are specifically for other types of filming. hope that helps.
How is the audio on this? Looking to use doing pest control inspections. Do those that own think it would work well for that? Mar 22, 2013
I don't know enough about pest control to answer your question. So I'll tell you how I use it and that might help. It is used to capture my fishing exploits. My wife made me an elastic hat band that holds the camera on my large-brimmed fishing hat. So the microphone is on my hat and mounted above my left ear. It is used outdoors and often in the wind. When a fish is on I will sometimes make comments about the tussle to get it to net, the rig and fly used, or the conditions. I have to talk just a little bit louder than my normal voice -- not shout but talk -- in order to have a reliable audio recording. Annoying is the fact that it has no ability to view what has been recorded. To do that requires a laptop or another computer. It turns itself off automatically from time-to-time (say I haven't recorded anything for a while). If I don't notice that it happened I miss capturing a catch. But overall I'm happy with it and as I've used it more the quirks bother me less.
Battery Charging: Does the battery automatically charge when you plug it in to the computer via USB or do I have to buy the charger seperate. Apr 23, 2010
automatically charges when you plug it into your computer, although if you feel the need to have more than 5hrs of recording time, a second battery and a travel charger would be recommended. a must get is the 16gb micro sdhc card tho. should hold about 6-7 hours of 720p video.
should i wait? ? Jan 5, 2010
well i see you posted back on Jan5th.. maybe kinda late for an answer but I feel the ContourHD 1080P has some excellent video quality, nothing noticably wrong with the 135degree 720p view or the 1080p (which only happens at 110degree field of view). but since it is now late april i don't see the harm in waiting till just before next season to buy, unless you could use it for other sports like mountain biking, motorcycling, kayaking (waterproof case is now available), skydiving, etc. its a fun camera to own.
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