Contour+ Rear Controls and Features
On the back of the camera is a simple power button, along with two LED’s that informs you of the available memory and battery levels, and they fluctuate from green (50-100%) to yellow (20-50%) and finally red (0-20%). The back has rubber flaps that cover the mini USB and HDMI ports, so they can be accessed without opening the rear door. The front has an LED that indicates if the camera is on (green) or in record mode (red), and in addition, it blinks green while acquiring a GPS satellite, and turns blue when the Bluetooth is engaged.
Inside the back door, is the battery slot, a switch to change between preset video resolutions (aka 1/2), a MicroSD and Connect View card slot, a mini USB and HDMI port, and a recessed format button. Connection to various mounts (helmet, flat surface, etc.) is done via Contour’s TRails system, which is sort of like tongue and groove, and the camera has two female grooves, and the mounts have two male tongues.
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Contour+ Top and Bottom Controls and Features
On the top of the camera is a mechanical slider that turns the recording mode on and off, and it is also where the 4Hz GPS receiver chip is located. Under the back of the slider is a record mode light (red), which is hidden when not recording, and at the front is the indented button to engage Bluetooth.
The lens rotates 180° clockwise and 90° counter-clockwise of the top center, which allows the camera to be mounted at varying angles, and is cross checked by using the viewfinder on a smartphone or mobile device to indicate the horizontal alignment for proper recording. The addition of a full 270° of rotation now allows the Contour+ body to be positioned upside down, while maintaining the proper lens orientation.
- Contour App and Smartphone interface – viewfinder and camera configuration
- GPS video mapping capabilities
- 270° rotatable, flush and six element glass lens
- Loud indicative beeps
- Mechanical slider
- Lightweight and small form factor
- HDMI interface
- External Mic
- Great video quality
- Smartphone – only iOS and Android compatible
- Only 5MP sensor (needs 10MB minimum)
- No Laser sighting
- Internal Mic is poor
- Mounting system
- Mediocre in low light
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