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Contour Releases New Wearable Camcorder ‘ContourGPS’

That's right folks, the beast has been dubbed the ContourGPS. This badboy is similar to the ContourHD 1080p but with a few upgrades and GPS! Read below for an overview of this awesome piece of equipment. Supplies will be limited, and we're one of only three retailers that will be carrying this puppy initially, so make sure to head on over to the product page and pre-order yours now!


Recording your story just took one phenomenal leap forward.

Add an entire new layer to your storytelling.  The built-in GPS receiver tracks your location multiple times per second with pinpoint accuracy so you are able to capture your location, speed, and altitude while recording in beautiful hands free HD.  Watch your run via interactive map and video player that allows you to see and control the action as it happens.  Challenge and compare stats with your friends to see who measures up.

Hands Free

The Contour HD revolutionized the way people shoot and share video by creating the first wearable HD video camera.  Its secret is the low profile design mated to the patented TRail™ system that makes it easy to slide and lock to your body, equipment, or vehicle.

The camera, at only 5.2 ounces is the smallest and lightest combination of handsfree video and GPS in the world, like it’s little brother, the Contour GPS practically disappears while wearing it.   The dual laser alignment helps you line up your shot assuring you that you don’t miss a single captivating moment no matter where it’s placed.


The Contour GPS captures beautiful 1080p video.  It utilizes a 135° wide-angle lens that delivers a true high quality image that captures all the action with minimal distortion and no fish-eye.  It records Full HD in all its glory.

We provide several different camera settings so that you can get the shot that best fits your activity. Choose between 3 resolutions, 2 frame rates, or a still photo mode so that you can get the best shot.

- Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080 @ 30 fps) to capture those awesome moments in the highest resolution available.

- Tall HD 960p (1280 x 960 @ 30fps) for those sports like surfing that are better suited to a taller image.

- Action HD 720p (1280 x 720 @ 60 fps) when frame rate is more important than resolution.  The perfect setting to capture the fastest action.  It reduces blur and rolling shutter effect.

- Contour 720p (1280 x 720 @30 fps).  When space on your card is at a premium and you need to record that last epic adventure. This setting takes it easy on your memory.

- Still Photo. When you want to freeze frame the action, the photo mode is your perfect shot. You can pick from 6 rates (1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 sec) to best capture that moment.


Developed by a real rocket scientist, the built-in omni-directional microphone captures the rich sounds of the ride while keeping the wind noise to a minimum.  Using AAC Audio Compression the front facing microphone assures you that you will hear every whisper or scream.


The compact and lightweight design principle was carried throughout every detail of the Contour GPS.  The locking back door keeps the internal Micro SD card safe so that it can capture hours of HD video content.  When expanded up to 32 GB, it will record over 8 hours of HD content on one card.


We provide a simple to us Storyteller application to download the videos from your camera to your computer in just a few clicks.  Editing is as simple as an “Awesome” button to feature the best parts of your story, then you can become the ultimate producer by adding a title, description, and tags. Watch your run on the interactive map that lets you see and control the action as it happens.


You provide the story, we give you the platform to tell thousands of members just like you.  Challenge your buddies to see who can log the most altitude in one day, or see who has the best run on your favorite mountain.  When you want to share it to more than your closest buddies on Contour.com, make it easy to share to all of your favorite social media sites.

Oregon Scientific ATC9k Action Camera Review

Oregon Scientific has upped their game with the introduction of the ACT9K. It incorporates a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor for high definition shooting, includes a nice quality LCD for video playback, and offers the ability to customize a variety of shooting parameters through its onboard menu.  The camera is waterproof to 20 meters, allowing you to shoot in extreme conditions and underwater. It records video onto a MicroSD Card (not included), and stores video files in an H264 format. Its feature set is comparable to the GoProHD and the ContourHD, and is priced at $299.00 USD retail.


Drift Innovation HD170 Action Cam Review

The Drift HD170 is the latest and greatest camera from Drift Innovation, the company who previously brought us the X170. This time around Drift Innovation's camera is packing full HD 1080p video! Other upgrades include a lithium ion battery pack as opposed to AA batteries and support for up to 32GB SDHC Cards.Read Below for a full review of this awesome new camera from Drift Innovation.
X170 action cam

Highlights of the Drift HD170

  • The HD170 delivers full 1080p HD quality video and 5MP photographs
  • Functions can be controlled by a wireless RF remote control
  • A 1.5" screen helps you to line up the perfect shot and to show off your video right away
  • Memory expansion up to 32Gb on an SDHC card
  • Wide angle lens of 127° in 1080p and170° in 720p & WVGA
  • All the mounts that you need are provided, plus it has a metal 8mm mount
  • HDTV component out cable included


2010 Tachyon XC Helmet Camera Review

2010 Tachyon XC Product Review

  1. Introduction
  2. What’s Included
  3. Key Camera Features
  4. Camera Performance
  5. Sample Video
  6. Conclusion
  7. Pricing
  8. About HelmetCameraCentral.com
  9. About The Author
  10. Changelog


The 2010 Tachyon XC is an inexpensive helmet camera that is well constructed and waterproof to over 30’. It uses the same CMOS chip as its little brother the XC Micro, making the video and audio performance is pretty much the same as the Micro version. There are other similarities, so a lot of the comments in this review are the same for the XC Micro. The main difference between the XC and the XC Micro, is that the XC offers a lot more features that you will read about later on in the review. Like its little brother, the XC is built for extreme conditions, and could be used in a variety of sports where rain, snow, water, and mud are a factor. This camera is particularly popular with the paintball crowd. Tachyon offers Lens Armor to protect the camera lens from a paintball impact, and other flying objects. No other manufacturer offers this type of feature for their camera. The manual for the XC is only available on Tachyon’s website, so you can either read it on-line, or download it to your computer. The XC’s primary competitors in its price range are the GoPro Wide, the Oregon Scientific ACT3K, and the Epic Action Cam. The XC records video in AVI format, and can accept up to a 32GB SD Card. It is slightly larger than the XC Micro, and runs on (2) AA batteries. It comes with a nice selection of mounts that allow you to secure the camera to the top or side of your helmet, or to other mounts that use a ¼-20 thread (i.e. tripod). Its CMOS chip boasts low light performance, though it is configured to shoot best during a sunny day. As you will read, I think you will realize that the XC is the best in its class (along with the Micro version).

Tachyon XC 

Tachyon XC Micro


VIO POV.1: The Holy Grail of Helmet Cams

POV1 from VIOWell, here it is, the holy grail of the helmet cam world (for now) -The POV.1 from VIO. We have been waiting for the POV.1 since the inception of wearable video. The POV.1 is a fully integrated, fully digital, DVD quality helmet cam system. We have a POV.1 in-house, and are so impressed with this system we have moved it to the top of our recommended helmet cam list, and to our inventory over at the The Shop @ Helmet Camera Central. Also, based on our hands-on review of the POV.1, it has met most of the specifications for our dream helmet cam system.

VIO has invested quite a bit of time and money into designing this product from the ground up, and it shows. A lot of thought must have went into the hundreds of design decisions behind this unit. So far there seems to be good reason behind each issue I have with the unit. Keep reading as I discuss usability, pricing, quality, the good and the bad. Fast forward to the end for a deal on the POV.1 as well!

Some highlights of the Viosport (VIO) POV.1:

  • The whole system is waterproof to 1m (3ft)
  • Built in LCD screen on recording unit to view live video and review video
  • 98 Field of View Wide Angle Lens with Infinite Focus
  • DivX MPEG4 AVI Compression, 1GB at 720x480@30fps = 40 Minutes
  • 24P and 30P Progressive video ready, up to 720x480
  • SDHC card storage up to 8GB (6 Hours), USB 2.0 connectivity, and Analog video/audio output
  • No digital to analog conversion - digital from camera to compression
  • Wireless remote - start/stop record and nice TAG feature
  • 4 AA batteries powers the recording unit and camera
  • 1 cable from recording unit to camera
  • Waterproof in-line microphone integrated into camera cable
  • Lightweight (About 1 lb (375 grams) with batteries and camera) and power efficient
  • Includes POV Manager software to quickly edit and post to web