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3.0 out of 5 stars Drift HD - Contour Roam - Go Pro Hero2 HD, 25 Aug. 2012
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Drift HD - Contour Roam - Go Pro Hero2 HD - I Have owned all three of these but have been disappointed. I really can't understand how they can justify these being Hi Definition when the video quality is not crisp in any of them. I do have high expectations and when a camera costs around £200 you want it to meet your requirements. Below is a small review of each.

Go Pro Hero2 HD - 1st best video quality

Pros:-
Better video quality but still not perfect
Photo quality was pretty decent
60 fps for slow motion

Cons:-
Sound quality is pretty poor
Case steams up (this is a known issue) I used whilst snowboarding and the case did this numerous times.
No playback screen
Changing settings it difficult without keeping instructions with you.
Fish eye lens (gives a slight curve effect) a con for me.
Sometimes when knocking the device the recording stopped itself.

Drift HD - 2nd best video quality - (be sure to update to latest firmware)

Pros:-
Visible Screen
Rugid Build
Change settings easily
Twistable Lens
Mini Hdmi Output
Option to add external microphone.
60 fps for slow motion
Low light option for video

Cons:-
Video quality is a bit blurry when in motion (not ideal if you're a snowboarder)
Picture quality is awful especially in low light - very grainy
Sound is very muffled even on highest sensitivity
Fish eye lens (gives a slight curve effect) a con for me.
4 x digital zoom also degraded video quality when used.

Contour Roam - 3rd best video quality

Pros:-
Excellent Build Quality, best of all 3
Lens is flat and gave a more realistic POV video.
1m waterproof without cases.

Cons:-
Can only change setting via PC (this is a huge boo boo) So if you're out you cannot change to photo's or change video quality without a PC.
Video quality not great in low light and only average all other times.
Sound is not great

If only we could take the best of all 3 we'd have a decent Cam but I certainly feel the manufacturers have a long way to go in getting both great video and sound quality.

Thanks
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