I know i used the searchbar but...im looking at a gopro hd helmet hero wide on amazon for $275. This is good because i want to stay under $300. It will be my first camera to start filming a little bit for mostly rails and big mountain. I would also like to use a tripod from time to time. Does anybody know of a better camera than the GoPro for right around $300? Thanks
there is the contour hd, and then the contour 1080p (nicer one). imo, the contour 1080 is nicer than the gopro hd, but look up some reviews on you tube. there are a couple side by side merged videos which show the different color balances/saturation
I've used contour all winter and here is some pros and cons I've found
Easy to operate even with gloves on
A lot of settings depending on lighting etc
Good mounts, been taking pretty big crashes and it stayed put (seen a
lot of GoPros falling of and dissapear for ever)
Good quality on picture
And you don't have to look like you're tailgunning all the time like in
most GoPro movies, because of the wide angle on GoPro it does look like it when using certain mounting positions
You must make all the setting changes (except 720 60fps/ 1080 30 fps)
on a computer
Not fully waterproof, no problems skiing but would'nt hold up for diving
(there is a waterproof housing to buy though)
Slightly better quality on GoPro material
A little bit more jellovision when skiing fast on bumpy hardpack off pist
+So many mounts, you can use it for everything
+Waterproof housing is durable
+Easy to use
+Really good video quality for the price
+It looks pretty cool haha
+If a part breaks, you can buy a replacement very easily
+customer service has been pretty decent, I got the latch on my housing replaced under warranty (will explain in cons why)
-Customer service will not answer some of you questions, such as when the new firmware is coming out, because I cannot use the 720p 60fps mode because it only uploads half the shot. I even have the recommended memory card and I can't use tat mode.
-Firmware is taking forever to come out, they said it would be available back in February
-Cheap ass plastic, I found three cracks in the latch on the housing the other day.
-No lcd screen, not a big deal and I don't think the contour has it either.
I would say it is worth it, as GoPro is working out the issues.
Hansel: 'michael j fox + light switch= best rave ever'
you can buy waterproof housing for contour - you nees waterproof housing for GoPro
Wider (unnecessary imo) view makes it look like you're tailgunning
A lot of accessories to both of them
same as with contour
slightly better quality but heck of a lot worse to operate
here GoPro is more exoensive than contour...
the answer to your problems, is vado hd, quality of a gopro, size of a gopro, price of a handjob. i snagged mine for about 90 bucks, best camera ive ever had....and i know 90 bucks would be an expensive hj
I'd say go for a cheap mini dv cam like a panasonic GS320 or something like that if you actually want to learn how to film and use a tripod. Go Pros will not let you do much other than mount them in really cool places.
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