Originally Posted by JLink
I have a countour HD (the model before the GPS came out, but its still 1080p).
I like it, but I was dissapointed at how much shaking it had when I was wearing it on my goggles snowboarding with out a helmet. Might be alot more solid with a helmet, but havent tried it yet.
I had a hard time deciding between contour and go pro, I would like to get the go pro in addition to the contour so I can test them both myself and use them together
There is a balance between mounting it too tight, and too loose. You have to find the sweet spot. On a road bike (bicycle), mounting on the helmet made my lipstick cam usually point too high or too low and it became a bitch to dial in (your back is pretty horizontal in a road cycling position). In addition, when you looked to the side, the horizon went to 45 degrees, and it was annoying to look at on video (your brain corrects that and levels it out, but a monitor has no brain). On the top of the bars it showed way too much vibration, with tire pressure at 120 psi. Taped on the fork worked best for me, as apparently a vertical support showed much less vibration than a horizontal one (I suspect that the tape played a roll, as it allowed a little give. So placement and mounting materials both play a roll and you have to experiment a bit to find a sweet spot that is acceptable. At speed, I don't like things that protrude, like a go pro does, I like things tucked.