We have been fortunate enough to get one of the earliest Contour+ cameras for review. This is our initial unboxing and first impressions.
The Contour+ is the latest Contour camera based on the popular VholdR wearable camera design. While the camera looks similar to previous Contour cams like the GPS and HD models, there have been numerous technological advancements and improvements made to existing features.
The new brushed silver body houses some major advancements. Here are a quick rundown of the new features.
New Contour+ Features
1) new external port openings for USB and HDMI ports on camera back panel
2) New 270 degree rotational lens, improved from the 180 degrees of ContourGPS and ContourHD
3) New flush camera lens front, smooth camera lens front to prevent dirt and water from getting in
4) Improved GPS chip in Contour+ camera, twice the resolution of the Contour GPS
5) Built in wireless Bluetooth Connect View viewfinder, uses your iPhone and other smartphone as Contour+ viewfinder and camera controller
6) Improved sound capabilities with external mic port on Contour+ bottom
7) HDMI output, HDMI port for connection to HD tv or other HD display device
Same As Previous Contour Cameras
Full HD – 1080p: 1920×1080 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)
Tall HD – 960p: 1280×960 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)
Action HD – 720p: 1280×720 pixels at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps)
Original HD – 720p: 1280×720 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)
5 mp still images
Wide angle lens.
170° field of view in 960p, 720p, and Photo
125° in 1080p
All in all, we find these refinements much welcomed and makes the Contour+ the best camera Contour has produced. While some of the improvements like the port openings and extra lens rotation may seem minor, all of them combined with the new features like HDMI output, GPS and built in wireless viewfinder/controller make this one of the best helmet cameras out there at any price.