Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

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Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by Archer » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:11 pm

So according to an article on soldiersystems.net, one of the principal investors in the original company has won a competitive auction for the companies assets. So there is hope that they may be coming back.

here is the original article:
http://soldiersystems.net/2013/11/04/wi ... /#comments
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by JJohnson » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:22 pm

I never doubted that they would. They are one of the top two action cameras out there, no way that someone else wouldn't buy them and produce them again.

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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Agreed. Comparatively to Go Pro they have like 5% of the market so it's not like they were a major player....but they were gaining in popularity and I don't think there was any question that SOMEONE would buy the rights. I'm excited by this news as for Airsoft, it really is the better camera system. It's just so much more slim and easier to mount.
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by JJohnson » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:27 pm

They really have that small of a market share? I guess i'm just going off of what I've seen at Airsoft/Paintball events, but it always seems like it's pretty close to 50/50 GoPro/Contour.

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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by Archer » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:05 pm

contour had a pretty dominant share on the sports/shooting stuff, but gopro dominates pretty much EVERYTHING else...
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by Downtown » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:08 pm

Having owned both, I have to say there are good things and bad things with both camera systems.

However, for video quality hands down it goes to the GO PRO. The newer ones are even better :)

But size wise, Contour wins hands down!
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:16 pm

JJohnson wrote:They really have that small of a market share? I guess i'm just going off of what I've seen at Airsoft/Paintball events, but it always seems like it's pretty close to 50/50 GoPro/Contour.
Yeah, when they closed there were a lot of articles throwing out numbers and they were all much lower, like tiny, comparatively but the point was they were crawling into the main stream market. I hope they return and can R&D themselves a better model.
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by Tank » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 pm

I had/have no doubt that Contour would be back, even it it were under a different name. I know someone would resurrect it.
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by thentantt » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:08 pm

I really hope they come back! It'd be nice to have one again. Ever since I got my stolen from my car I've been cravinganother one haha
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Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Post by Elvis » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:44 pm

Yay! I have the Contour HD. I would never consider a GoPro for Airsoft or shooting. For anything else I don't need or want a camera. :)
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