Quick Look – 1080 HD Helmet Cameras the VHoldR and GoPro Hero HD

VHoldR website

ContourHD1080p has five video resolutions you can choose from.  It uses a 5 Megapixel sensor and uses H.264 (saved as a .mov file)

  • Full HD – 1080p (1920×1080 @30fps) – 110° angle
  • Tall HD – 960p (1280×960 @ 30fps) – 135° angle
  • Action HD – 720p (1280×720 @ 60fps) – 135° angle
  • Contour HD – 720p (1280×720 @ 30fps) – 135° angle
  • Fast SD – WVGA (848×480 @ 30fps) – 110º angle

Nice dual laser aiming, Large easy abvious Record on/off slider switch, very easy to use.

GoPro Hero HD website

  • 1080p: 1920×1080 True HD featuring  a 127º angle of view, 30 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
  • 960p: 1280×960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen16:9 resolutions can show.
  • 720p: 1280×720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170º angle of view, both 30 and 60 fps, and 16:9  widescreen aspect ratio

5MP Photos, Automatically

HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at  2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.

Quick PM News Conclusion

On the whole the both units have similar abilities 2.5 to 3 hrs recording at 1080 at 30fps, similar quality video recordings, similar prices £299 – £350

The VHoldR picks up more wind noise with a more sensitive mic which can be turned down. Video only on this unit so no photo option. Cool dual laser point of view to line up your video angle, great easy record switch 110° and 135° wide angle is ok.

The GoPro Hero HD. Very wide angle 127° and 170° with the ability to shoot 5mp photos every few seconds. Remote mic option. Of the two I love the look and feel of the VHoldR really easy to start and stop recording, but the versatility of the GoPro is excellent it comes down to what you will be using the camera for and is very much a personal choice. They are both great products producing excellent video for their size and price.

Update:

Just added a link to Engadget Review of the Go Pro HD

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/16/gopro-HD-hero-review-and-helmet-cam-face-off/

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