I guess I'm in the minority here, but I hate the chest mount. I guess I should say I hate the videos from the chest mounts... it makes you look like you have long, gangly ET arms. "Phoooone hooooome.... "
I also love the rotating lens that Contour offers. I realize that there are lots of GoPro mounts, but you still have that box hanging out/up/off the side of something, where with the Contour, it's much more adaptable and "sleek", for lack of a better word. I like that my cam lies flat on its side on the top of my helmet (because I can rotate the lens) or can be mounted on the side of a motorcycle helmet or on a goggle strap or, with a "pinch mount" on the side of a baseball cap. I currently use it strapped to the headtube of my bike with a side mount and the camera upright. Lots of options, none of which stick out anywhere. That's important to me.
All that said, though, the Hero3 image just blows everything else away. I have a ROAM now, and mounted alongside the headtube, it does a good job. Like toughened point and shoot cameras, I realize there are tradeoffs and I'm not going to make Bluray, movie quality videos out of a $200 (actually, $89 on the Amazon flash sale last year ) or $300 or even $400 wearable camera.
The Hero3 is tempting and I certainly see uses it, but for now, I'll stick with Contour because of the amazing flexibility and see how they answer this challenge. The +2 and ROAM2 aren't the answer... I hope.
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