The Contour+ is the next progression in hands-free video from Contour. Designed as their first hands-free camera for the true filmer, the Contour + delivers expanded capabilities and supplemental features to capture not only the action, but also the full story with depth, focus, and clarity.
The Contour+ incorporates all the excellent elements of the Contour GPS and enhances them even further with refinements and user requested features.
Check out our Contour+ Camera Review page for more details about this exciting new camera.
Contour+ The Ultimate Wearable Camera
The Contour+ (Contour Plus) is Contour's newest, professional helmet camera designed for the true filmer. Delivering even more features and capabilities then it's predecessor, the ContourGPS in the same light weight, streamline designed unit. The Contour+ boasts more versatility and technlogy making it one of the top POV Camera contenders on the market.
It's in the Details
Starting with legendary ContourHD video quality, complete with three resolutions, four frame rates and a 5 megapixel still mode, the Contour+ includes integrated interactive GPS that will track speed, location and elevation at four times per second. The bottom line is that the Contour+ is stacked with everything you need to get the shot.
The 'plus' in the Contour+
The Contour+ incorporates the following changes and improvements over the previous Contour camera models:
- 170° Ultra Wide Field of View
- Flush front lens for easy cleaning
- 270° on axis smooth lens rotation, for inverted filming
- Integrated Bluetooth for Wireless Viewfinder and Configuration from your mobile device
- Fine tuned camera controls like white balance
- HDMI output for streaming HD video
- High Performance 4Hz GPS Receiver
- External 2.5mm microphone jack
- Rear door pass through for USB and HDMI ports
- Fast change battery latch
Choose Your HD Video Size and Frame Rate
The Contour+ provides an array of HD recording modes to give you maximum flexibility. An improved Superwide Angle 170° lens allows you to capture a wider scene than before.
Contour+ offers you the following recording options so you can choose whatever suits your needs:
- Full HD 1080p: Recording at the maximum 1920x1080 captures footage at 30 frames per second (PAL 25 fps), giving you crisp, sharp true HD video at the best resolution.
- Tall HD 960p: You can record 1280x960 footage at 30 frames per second (PAL 25 fps) for action sports that benefit from a taller image such as surfing or paddle boarding.
- Action HD 720p: 1280x720 recording grabs footage at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps). For recording high speed action like motorsports or super smooth motion playback. You get high speed without the blur.
- Contour 720p: 1280x720 captures at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps). Running out of memory card space or just want a smaller file for quicker editing? This is perfect for those times when space is a premium.
- 5MP still photos timed at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals.
Pick Your Frame Rate
With the Contour+ you can choose from four different frame rates selecting from either 30 or 60 frames per second in NTSC format or 25 or 50 frames per secon in PAL format. More options mean more ability to create stunning videos.
High Performance GPS Receiver At 4Hz
Location is a central element of any story. The Contour+ GPS receiver tracks exact location, speed and altitute at frequencies of 1, 2 or 4 times per second. It's 4 Hz it is double from the previous ContourGPS' GPS receiver.
Stay Fully Connected with your Smartphone
With today's modern devices, connection is key. The Contour+ the most connected POV camera ever, integrating Bluetooth technology to provide filmmakers with a wireless viewfinder to check the angle on their mobile device before recording. The Contour+ also connects via HDMI output, allowing instant playback on a laptop or HDTV. The upside is eliminating the lag time of downloads and transfers when checking footage on location or back home.
You can also configure these settings, wirelessly from your phone:
- resolution mode
- white balance, to get true colors
- exposure, to ensure proper lighting for your scene
- sharpness, to make sure you get crisp action
- sound gain
Superwide 170° Angle Lens
The Contour+ is specifically set up for capturing the perfect visuals for stunning HD footage. Packed with a market leading mix of technology, the Contour+ features a six-element glass lens, full 1080p video quality, adjustable white balance for dialing in the details of each location, and a broader perspective with a F 2.8, superwide-angle 170° lens, integrating peripherals and backdrops that get cropped with a narrower focus.
More Lens Rotation for Pefect Alignment
With a 270° rotating lens, the Contour+ allows alignment from -90° to 180° allowing you to maintain the perfect level even if the camera is mounted on it's side or upside down. Now you can mount the camera to nearly any surface then rotate the lens.
Up to 16 hours of Recording with a single Memory Card
Running short on space can be a huge hassle. With the Contour+ you can record all of your high definition footage and photos on a single removable microSD card up to 32GB. The spring loaded eject setup allows an easy swap to a fresh card when you’ve filled the first one to capacity.
Crisp Audio to go along with your HD Video
Video is only one part of the story, which is why the Contour+ has been equipped with an external 2.5mm microphone jack. This crisp audio capability allows you to interview anyone from friends and fellow athletes to random people that appear in your shots. By capturing dialogue in the heat of the moment, you’ll add an additional quality to make your stories stand out. It’s a tool utilized by true pros that Contour thought you might need. Just keep the language clean!
Complete Ease of Use
A Multitude Of Mounting Options
Dialing in the ideal angle is a critical component to capturing unique footage. The Contour+ makes it easy with custom body, gear or vehicle mounts for the full spectrum of sports from shooting and skiing to high-octane motorized activities.
One Big Button
Frustrated with the multitude tiny buttons of other helmet cameras? Contour + makes too many buttons unnecessary. Quick and easy access is what you need when you're hitting the trails hard. That is why the Contour+ camera has only one button. Simply slide the giant record switch forward to start recording and slide it back to stop. You don't even need to remove your glove. You can also have a silent mode, if the beeps are too distracting for you.
Small, Light, Tough
At only 5.3 ounces the Contour+ is one of the lightest HD helmet cams available. Encased in a burly, water-resistant aluminum shell, the Contour+ can take a beating in any extreme conditions from raging stores to muddy tracks. For full submersion water sports, a specially designed waterproof case (coming Summer 2011) will keep your Contour+ dry up to 60 meters (180 feet).
Tiny, Powerful, Thin Batteries
No more bulky AA batteries. The Contour+ HD cam uses a small thin removable cell phone rechargeable battery pack that enables you to record for a solid four hours, without requiring a battery change. You can easily slip an extra battery in even the smallest of pockets.
HDMI Support, Maximum Playback Options
Action moves at real time, so why deal with a delay in the coverage? The Contour+ enables live streaming via HDMI and external transmitter creating a direct connection to film shoots, event coverage and contest runs. Whether for broadcast or simply building a following, this capability allows filmers and athletes to provide an inside window when the action is happening. No other hands-free can make this claim, so grab this one if you’re headed to the X Games.
Improved Back Panel Access
Now you can both charge and output HDMI video at the same time. The improved back panel has pass through outlets for both USB and HDMI. Recharge via USB wall or car charger while recording. Use the HDMI out without opening the back panel for quick and easy access.
Mac or PC? How About Both
The OS wars are over, whatever your computer preference the included Storyteller software is easy to use and compatible with both platforms. After connecting your camera use the software to quickly and easily edit your video then upload them to your provided Contour.com account. Show off your slick moves and share your videos with all your friends in a community of likeminded action video fans.
-  Contour+ Camera
-  MicroSD Card (2GB)
-  Rotating Adhesive Mount
-  Profile Mount
-  Rechargeable Batter
-  USB Cable
-  Mini HDMI Cable
-  Microphone Cable
-  Lens Cap
-  Connect View Card
|Optics||Angle of View||170° in 960p, 720p, and Photo|
|125° in 1080p|
|Lens:||Rotates 270°, from -90° to 180° allowing inverted mounting|
|Flush front lens|
|Video||HD Resolution Settings:||Full HD - 1080p: 1920x1080 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Tall HD - 960p: 1280x960 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Action HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps)|
|Original HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Sensor Type:||5 Megapixel Sensor|
|Video Format:||H.264 compression, NTSC or PAL, saved as MOV (.mov) file|
|White Balance:||User configurable|
|Audio||Microphone:||Built-in omni-directional microphone|
|External mono microphone jack|
|Compression:||AAC Audio Compression|
|Capture Modes:||Time Lapse at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds|
|GPS||Type:||Built-in 4Hz NEO-5Q GPS receiver
Time To First Fix using AssistNow Service
|Configurable Sample Rate:|| 0: No Data
1Hz: record coordinates once per second
2Hz: record coordinates twice per second
4Hz: records coordinates four times per second
EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
|Storage||Memory:||MicroSD card, up to 32GB capacity|
|Average Recording Times:|| HD: 30min/GB
|Connectors||HDMI:||HDMI port for live streaming on HDTV|
|PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or included USB Power Adapters|
|Charge Time:||Approximately 4 hours|
|PC Compatibility:||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6|
|Software:||Contour Storyteller Application|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||
2.3" x 1.3" x 3.86" (58mm 34mm x 98mm)
|Weight:||5.3oz / 150 grams|
|Operating Temperature:||5°F to 104°F / -15°C to 40°C|
|Warranty:||Contour (formerly Twenty20 VholdR) warranties the Contour+ for 180 days from the date of purchase of product, unless otherwise indicated by your local government’s warranty laws. The warranty applies only to defects in material and workmanship and not situations caused by impacts or abuse. For complete warranty information, please refer to the Product Information Guide.|
Its too bad people dont buy this instead! Review by Devin
skip the go pro i love this thing. had a go pro hd hero2. this thing works better looks better, mounts better. has gps and i Can line up my shots and change settings right from my cell phone. hope it goes down in price i will buy a couple more for different angles!!! (Posted on 12-07-28)
this is a must have Review by Brent
i just got my contour+ and took it out for a little test yesterday...
WOW!!! is all i can say. super easy to use, i can adjust all the settings from my ipod (wirelessly i might ad) and watch everything on my flat screen! i have a gopro hd and an old contour hd, this new plus blows them both out of the water. cant wait for the new waterproof case so i can take it out surfing and jet skiing this summer! (Posted on 11-06-10)
Contour+ User Manual:
Contour Connect Mobile App for iPhone and Android smartphones