updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon September 13, 2010
Contour shows off ContourGPS HD camera with GPS
Contour has introduced its latest rugged HD camcorder, the ContourGPS. The hands-free camera can record at 1080p and combines real-time GPS data logging. To complement the feature-set, Contour has launched a location-based video community that lets users share their content.
The GPS receiver captures location information once every second, which includes speed, elevation and location. The camera has a 135-degree wide-angle lens and can capture still photos at 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. It can be set to record at 1920x1080 at 30FPS, 1280x720 or 1280x960 at the same speed or 1280x720 at 60FPS. The camera relies on microSDHC memory cards for storage, supporting up to 32GB. An omni-directional microphone is built-in for capturing audio.
Contour includes its Storyteller app for Macs and Windows and allows for editing and sharing videos.
ContourGPS will become available this week for $350. The company's original $280 ContourHD camera without a GPS sensor continues to be available.