18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Great value for your money,
This review is from: VholdR ContourHD 1080P Helmet Camera (Camera)
Image quality - Is very good during daylight conditions and dusk but at night don't expect much (which is kind of obvious). Comparing videos with cameras that also feature Full HD, the differences (if any) aren't decision makers. The image options are adequate but they are also the same as other cameras like this.
Sound quality - The use this CountourHD as been getting is mainly on a motorbike so the biggest problem has been the recorded sound. Above 80 km/h, due to wind noise you will not record the exhaust's sound; this is with the camera mounted on your helmet or behind the windshield of the bike. Newer models have the mic in front of the camera or attachable mics. Compare videos and do some research. If sound at high speeds is important to you, consider other newer models. Besides the above situations the audio quality is good and you have the option the raise the mic gain if it's recording to low.
Built quality - The design of the camera is sturdy and aerodynamic (on a helmet it stayed put with the adhesive mount at speeds of 270 km/h). The descriptions say it's impact resistant (but to say just this is a bit relative). For more safety against damage you have a silicone cap and the waterproof casing. Things like lasers built in for alignment and an easy record switch are a plus (newer models have a raised knob and instant ON, which is better).
Acessories - The accessories that are boxed are good but they are for sticking to one surface and never taking off again, so you're limited. Also, they are flat and not so good for curved surface like helmets. The camera should come already with the Universal Mount, since it has threaded hole, standard of all photography equipment; this would allow you to purchase lower priced mounts, such as suction cups and handlebars mounts. The SD card is of low capacity and you should order 8 GB or more with your purchase.
Others - For playback of the videos you should have newer graphics card, i.e. AMD HD5xxx and up, or nVidia 3xx and up, so that it's the graphics card that does the decoding of the video stream and not the CPU (previous models won't help since they don't have decoder). This is part is just a note because of other reviews mentioning requirements.
Veredict - For the price you pay (135 pounds) it's definitely worth it. It gets 4 stars because you could have better mounts out of the box and mic captures a lot of wind noise. Newer models are better but they are also more expensive; the rating doesn't come down cause of that since you're given options.
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Initial post: 9 Oct 2011 19:49:32 BDT
Alessandro Civili says:
Thank You for your release.
Can you tell me if in the camera menu Italian language is supported?
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2011 18:46:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2011 18:36:24 BDT
Miguel V. Lopes says:
Yes, Italian is supported in the software. The product information guide however is only in English but it really only says the basic which is very straightforward already.
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