Contour is Back in the Action Cam Business | News | Forum
Great news!! really looking forward to seeing Contour back in the game. Yes it would be very nice to see something new form then that can out compete the go pros but the real issue is they need better marketing. go pro is everywhere and a few up and coming cam are starting to show up as well. I love the fact that the slim design allows for a smaller profile for drag and the rotting lens is fantastic. Now just add a 4K version at 30 or even 60 frames and a 120/240 1080 and Im all over the Contour. I would also like to see a few options for lens covers and the ability to add filters as well. Especially ND or Polarizer if needed. Great to se them coming back and looking forward to seeing what they bring too the table.
I have to disagree. Contour cams were/are superior in some ways, not so much in others. Contour and GoPro each leap frogged each other many times on performance and video quality. GoPro marketed the crap out of their cameras and became the generic name for action cameras. In my opinion, that is the primary reason they clobbered Contour in the marketplace. The average person refers to any action camera as a 'GoPro' regardless of what it really is. That is a HUGE win in the mind share of the consumer, and one that will be very difficult for any company to overcome.
Yes, anyone going up against GoPro now is really going to have to bring it on ALL fronts. Technology, innovation, marketing, sponsorships, etc. Sony is stepping up it's game with their new camera they announced at CES, the HDR-AS100V. Garmin and Drift are both in the ring as well, and their current products are better than the last Contour.
They certainly have their work cut out for them, but the competition is good for the consumer!
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