Motorcycle Helmet Camera Reviews: The Contour Motorcycle Helmet Camera

The Contour Motorcycle Helmet Camera

If you are looking for an action cam and feel like the GoPro is just too heavy and bulky then the ContourHD Helmet camera is the perfect alternative. When you’re on a bike, weight and balance means everything. Just because you want to capture the action doesn’t mean you should be bogged down by heavy piece of equipment. The ContourHD Helmet Camera is only 4 ounces, and can unobtrusively slide on to be mounted on the side of a helmet or onto your bike, for an easy seamless way to capture stunning footage on the go.

A full HD view-finderless camera can be a life saver when you absolutely need to get shots and don’t want to take an expensive camera into situations where it can be destroyed.

Using a sandisk 16GB microSD card or lexar 16GB microSD card with the quality settings at 1080p you could get 3 hours of footage recorded with battery life to spare. If you happen use the lower resolution setting the battery may be the limiting factor in that situation.

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Helmet Cam Options

This camera comes with an adhesive patch that sticks to the side of the pilot’s helmet to give a 135 degree wide field of view which is perfect for action and tight spots where are larger camera just would get in the way or be impractical.

The integrated rails the camera has on both sides allow for the ultimate flexibility in mounting the camera, and second contourhd 1080p motorcycle helmet camera on shoei helmetoptions for this camera such as car mounts or mounting it on your handle bars etc. The quality of the camera is stunning and the lens has minimal distortion, most of which could be corrected in post if needed. On a side note, the output is .mov which is fine for macs, and if you are using the latest versions of Adobe Premiere Pro it does now support .mov natively. You should have no problem editing it the footage as long as you are using those programs or something comparable like Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Elements.

For the price, and simplicity can not beat this camera when it comes to a helmet mounted action cam. This camera is the perfect solution for scenarios where you could never risk taking your $3K camera – like beaches, amusement parks or a kayaking trip. You will still get stunning full HD quality and great audio playback to enjoy those moments over and over again.

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The simplicity of this camera will probably be its biggest selling point for sportsman and outdoor enthusiast. The camera just has a simple on and off switch, all the other not so complicated settings are done when the camera is attached to a computer.

The overall video quality is quite impressive. You can expect smooth video with no artifacts. The color and white balancing is usually pretty spot on, and the audio quality will be good when speaking, though you will experience some distortion in extremely windy situations, but that is consistent with other cameras of this type. There is not really a comparable action camera at this price point.

Helmet Cam Features

The ContourHD helmet camera is very sturdy and composed of anodized aluminum for durability. It’s water-resistant though not waterproof. The mounting mechanism seems sturdy as well and even the plastic mounts is high quality. The ContourHD isn’t shaped like a traditional camera like the GoPro and is more conducive to helmet mounting and point of view action videos for sports and outdoor enthusiast.

contourhd 1080p helmet camera accessory kitEverything from the On/Off switch, battery door cover, and microSD slot are all behind the back cover which is practical and convenient. The back cover is easy to open and is tethered. Combined with the light weight this makes it very practical in terms of a helmet camera when compared to the GoPro.

Overall if you are looking for an affordable camera that isn’t cumbersome, bulky and will be able to capture stunning action moments with that POV look and feel the ContourHD helmet camera is one of the best options out there for simple out of of the box action video. It’s durable, dependable and has a decent battery life for long recording. With high volume microSD cards you can get hours continuous full HD footage with no issues.

Buy from a Badass Helmet Partner

We have worked closely with RevZilla, Amazon and 2Wheel over the years to provide our testers with products to review. They are all great partners and unique in their own ways, so make sure to check out their prices. Please don’t forget we may get a commission if you buy from them.

RevZillaBuy  AmazonBuy

Unboxing and Set-up

 

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