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Contour HD Camera 1080p
Written by ORCA   

Manufacturer: Contour (USA)
Type: POV Camera


Contour HD Camera

The Contour HD Camera is a POV (Point of View) camera system that shoots digital video up to 1080p HD. We've had access to this camera for a while, but never really used it due to the rail mounting system (see below).

The camera is easy to operate. There is 1 button for power and a large slide on top that can be used with gloves to start/stop videoing. It has no internal memory, so you will need a Micro SD Card for video storage. The largest card it takes is a 32GB.

The camera itself is of good build quality. Water resistant aluminum housing. It includes a nice 2 dot laser designation system which will help you line up the camera and let you know what rotation the cameras set to.

The multi directional microphone is a little problematic and is susceptible to wind noise. The rail mount (sold separately) is all plastic and basically friction fits the camera. The camera has lots of movement when fitted to the mount and not sure why they designed it this way especially if mounted to a high recoil firearm.


Contour HD Camera with Picatinny Rail Mount

Tech Specs:

Camera Optics

  • 135°: 960p, 720p
  • 110°: 1080p
  • Dual alignment lasers

Video

  • HD Video Resolution Modes:
    • FULL HD - 1080p 1920 x 1080 pixels 30 FPS
    • TALL HD - 960p 1280 x 960 pixels 30 FPS
    • ACTION HD - 720p 1280 x 720 pixels 60 FPS
    • ORIGINAL HD - 720p 1280 x 720 pixels 30 FPS
    • FAST SD - WVGA 848 x 480 pixels 60 FPS
  • 5 Megapixel Sensor
  • H.264 Codec
  • .mov file type

Audio

  • Internal Microphone
  • AAC Audio Compression

Storage

  • Removable MicroSD Capacity: 32GB (2GB included)
  • Average Record Time
    • HD >> 30 min / GB
    • SD >> 60 min / GB

Power & Battery

  • Removable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Record Time: Up to 2 hours
  • Battery Life: 2.5 - 3 hours
  • Charge via USB to computer or Contour chargers (sold separately)

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 53mm x 34mm x 95mm
  • Weight: 4.2oz (116g)
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