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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet Cam?

I've seen some great quality vids on this forum that look like they came from a helmet cam. I would like to purchase something like this but not sure where to start. Can anyone recommend a good one that's reasonably priced?
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I have few Contour GPS cameras available. Check it out at http://mishacycles.com/store/ContourGPS.html

very small package with great reviews.

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The two big dogs are Contour and GoPro

http://contour.com/products/contour-hd
http://gopro.com/products/?gclid=CNf...FVDCKgod027yAQ

you'll need helmet mounts with either one

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I have few Contour GPS cameras available. Check it out at http://mishacycles.com/store/ContourGPS.html

very small package with great reviews.
you're better off with the Contour1080p (that's what I have). It can be had for $200 shipped now! You probably don't need to GPS capability.

If you got money though, I would go for the Contour+, it just came out at $500!!!!
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All models have their benefits. Depending on what you are looking for. Having ability to change settings on the camera directly on the fly via iPhone is hard to ignore.

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wait, the OP said helmet cam...
don't even think of getting the GoPro, you'll look so silly with that thing on your helmet LOL

Here's a picture of me with the contour1080p on.
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that is not GoPro. That is Contour in the picture.

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that is not GoPro. That is Contour in the picture.
you're right, my post was in erred. It's corrected now...
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Might look silly but is proving to be superior in many different applications. The GoPro rocks!

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I have the original GoPro and Pilotx1 is very happy using it.
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