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VholdR Unveils ContourHD1080p Helmet Cam

created at: 2009-10-01

During Outdoor Retailer, Go Pro thrilled the outdoor world with the first wearable 1080p action sports cam and intense footage taken from it. Before GoPro even had a chance to enjoy its short monopoly on the 1080p HD wearable cam market, VholdR has come out with a 1080p version of the ContourHD (formerly limited to 720p). The camera will come out this month, along with GoPro's HD Helmet Hero.

The VholdR version boasts a simple, one-slide-button filming interface, shoots 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps with a 135-degree wide-angle lens and includes dual-laser leveling, which allows the lens to rotate 180 degrees to line-up your shot as you tumble through the action. Video can be stored on microSD cards (up to 16 GB) and can also be shared easily on VholdR's website using the Easy Edit software. The camera will retail for $330 (GoPro's will retail at $300). 

I'm pretty sure one of these cameras is going on my Christmas list. I'm leaning toward the VholdR for its sleek, cylinder shape, but was wondering if anyone else had any experience with either the Hero or the ContourHD? Any thoughts on which one's better?

For more info on the cam, check out VholdR's website.

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