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Old 05-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Helmet Cam?

So I would like to get a helmet cam new or used in the area of around $150, unless this price has an end result of not worth it then I would go higher.

I would greatly appreciate any help, Ive looked at Contour, GoPro, Ion, Epic, Drift, Emerson and JVC to name a few, but being a first time helmet cam buyer I wanted your opinions on whats best for paintball.

Thank you all in advance.
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Painthappy: I figured it would find it's own set of rules... really.... Not intended for people to post a place with porn links left and right...

But really a place where you can loosen your tie... We'll see what happens. I figure that with the right set of people to begin with, we could have a good forum.

Otherwise it could go right down the drain...

So we'll see.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ContourHD used on eBay. About 120-150.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use it but its a tad of a hassle to get all the codecs you need since polaroid support doesnt help you find them, I when through loops to find what works. I posted a video in the video thread so you can see the sound is a bit echoy but I think thats from converting though. The only real gripe was that my mounts won't stick for some reason so I just zipped tied them to the helmet. Also it took a direct hit to the lens in the first recording that was made with it and it was working fine the rest of the day.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have heard good things about the Monoprice action cam

For only $89.61 each when QTY 50+ purchased - Monoprice MHD Action Camera
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I second the Contour. Great camera, easy to work with, small design, and great quality video.

I own 3 of them actually... the ROAM, Original Contour, and the new Contour 2+
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Keep an eye open for deal on the countour. I scored one for 100$ last January at futureshop because the new model was coming out (wish I had bought 2).
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With all the drama, whining, superiority complex, and "you can't play here newbie" attitude I wonder if scenario paintball is attempting to take a lesson from tournament paintball on how to decrease interest.
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Thank you everyone, after reading reviews and then reading all the advise here I bought an used ContourHD for $69.99. It was a toss up between that and a GoPro.
My Watch list was full of helmet cams, now I can clear some space lol.
They all seemed good but "There can only be one", I meant I can only buy one lol.

Edit: It comes with Battery. USB cable. 4GB Micro SD Card, Mounting Disc Accessory. Goggle Mount and a eMotionCam Strap Mount.
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Painthappy: I figured it would find it's own set of rules... really.... Not intended for people to post a place with porn links left and right...

But really a place where you can loosen your tie... We'll see what happens. I figure that with the right set of people to begin with, we could have a good forum.

Otherwise it could go right down the drain...

So we'll see.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The only upgrade would be the SD card. You'll see that it fills up quite fast in HD.
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With all the drama, whining, superiority complex, and "you can't play here newbie" attitude I wonder if scenario paintball is attempting to take a lesson from tournament paintball on how to decrease interest.
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The only upgrade would be the SD card. You'll see that it fills up quite fast in HD.
Thank you for that advise sir, good to know.
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Painthappy: I figured it would find it's own set of rules... really.... Not intended for people to post a place with porn links left and right...

But really a place where you can loosen your tie... We'll see what happens. I figure that with the right set of people to begin with, we could have a good forum.

Otherwise it could go right down the drain...

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