Overview: The ContourGPS is a compact, High Definition video
camera designed for shooting in extreme conditions. It has a built-in GPS
receiver for recording location data from overhead positioning satellites. The camera comes with two
Rotating Surface Mounts and a Goggle Mount for hands free recording. The
ContourGPS has a rugged, water-resistant aluminum body.
GPS Receiver: The built-in GPS receiver gives the camera the
ability to automatically record location, speed, and elevation data at up to
four times per second. This tracking data is synchronized with your video
footage to show your adventure on the Google Maps website, along with a map of
your location, speed, and elevation data.
Bluetooth Connection: The ContourGPS has a built-in
Bluetooth chip (Bluetooth v2.1) that works with the new iOS or Android Contour mobile apps to
enable your phone to become a wireless viewfinder. In real-time, you can check
what your camera sees and adjust the angle for the best shots. You can also
change your camera settings wirelessly, including selecting your video mode,
adjusting your microphone sensitivity, changing your lighting conditions, and
configuring the GPS. The Bluetooth connection is not for viewing your recorded
videos on your phone.
Note: The ContourGPS requires the
Contour Connect View
Card to connect with a supported Apple iOS device. The card slides into a
slot located next to the battery. The card is not required for connecting to
Rotating Lens: The camera is equipped with a 135° wide-angle lens. The lens can be rotated 90° in either direction to accommodate different shooting angles. A rubber lens cover is
included to protect the lens when not in use.
Simple Controls: The ContourGPS has a large, sliding switch
on the top of the camera. Pushed forward, the camera begins recording; pushed back, the camera stops recording. The
Power Button on the back turns on the camera and activates two
front-mounted lasers (to
indicate the orientation of the lens and aid with leveling the camera). It also
turns on the battery and memory status LEDs (Green: 50% or more capacity,
Yellow: 20%-50% capacity, Red: 20% or less capacity).
Selectable Shooting Modes: The ContourGPS can record HD
video (H.264) in three different resolutions: Full HD (1920 x 1080p, 16:9 aspect
ratio, 30 frames per second), Tall HD (1280 x 960p, 4:3, 30 fps), and Action HD
(1280 x 720p, 16:9, 30 or 60 fps). The camera also records AAC audio from the
built-in, multi-directional microphone. The camera
is also capable of shooting 5-megapixel still images at intervals of 3, 5,
10, 30, and 60 seconds.
Note: You can switch between 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) and
1280 x 720p (30 fps) by selecting "1" or "2" on the Format Switch behind the
rear door on the camera. To switch to 1280 x 960 (30 fps) or 1280 x 720 (60
fps), or to Still Image mode, you must connect the camera to a computer via
USB, and using the downloadable Contour Storyteller software.
Water-Resistant: The ContourGPS has a water-resistant design
which protects the camera from precipitation, moisture, and water spray. Unlike
the ContourROAM, the ContourGPS is not waterproof. A
waterproof case is available for scuba diving or wakeboarding, providing protection
down to 60 meters below the surface.
Recording Media: The ContourGPS can record HD video and still images
onto microSD cards up to 32 GB. A 2 GB microSD card is included. The camera has no built-in
memory. To view your videos and still images, you can connect the camera to your
computer and upload them, or remove the microSD card and use a memory card
reader. When recording in Full HD (1920 x 1080), a Class 4, 6, or 10 microSD card is recommended.
Note: A 32 GB microSD card is capable of capturing up to
8 hours of footage when shooting in full HD mode.
Battery Information: The ContourGPS uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.7 volts, 1350 mAh). The battery is charged
via a USB connection from a computer (Mac or PC) or other device compliant with
USB 2.0 / 1.1 standards. It can also be charged with an optional Contour wall or
car battery charger. The battery is charged to about 80% in one hour, and to a
full charge in approximately 4 hours. Battery life is approximately 2 to 2.5
hours on a fully-charged battery. An optional
spare battery is available.
Mounting Options: The camera comes with 2 rotating surface mounts and a
goggle mount. The surface mounts have a strong adhesive backing for adhering them to a
flat, dry surface. The mounts and camera have a rail-and-groove interface that
securely holds the camera onto the mount. A leash, tethering the camera to the
mount, is included to help prevent loss in case the camera comes off its mount.
Optional mounts are available, including a
flex strap mount, bar mount,
suction cup mount, and
universal mount adapter. Additional
rotating flat surface mounts and profile mounts (from the
right side) are available.
Contour Storyteller Software: The downloadable Contour Storyteller
software lets you watch, edit, and assemble your videos and photos. Once your
stories are completed, you can upload them to the Contour Community site, to
Facebook or Twitter, embed in your own website, or attach to an email. The
software also allows you to set up your camera for your next shoot. You can set
the video recording resolution, photo mode interval, audio sensitivity, and
lighting. Minimum System Requirements for Storyteller are:
- Windows: Windows XP SP2/Windows Vista/Windows 7, Quicktime 7 or greater
- Mac: OS X 10.5 or greater, Quicktime 7 or greater
Note: The camera will also connect to your computer via
USB as a generic mass storage device, allowing you to access the video and
still image files without the Storyteller software.