Battle of the Action Cam: Contour Roam 3 and GoPro Hero4

Above: Promo video for the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

Just announced this week is GoPro Latest Hero edition. The Hero4 come in two versions; the high end 4k shooting Hero4 Black and the pro-sumer friendly Hero4 Silver with built-in screen.


The Hero4 Black edition ($499.99) features:

  • Ultra high-resolution, high frame rate 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video.
  • 2x more powerful processor. 2x faster video frame rates.
  • 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®
  • Enhanced connectivity1 to the GoPro App, Smart Remote2 and more.
Above: The GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

While it does not shoot in 4K, the Hero4 Silver is likely to be the most popular model. With a built-in touch display and cheaper price ($399.99) it’s bound to attract more sales.

The Hero4 SIlver features:

  • Built-in Touch Display
  • 1080p60 and 720p120 video.
  • 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®
  • Enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more.

Contour makes a comeback with the Roam 3

After their closure last year and Clarke Capital winning a bid to buy the company Contour is back i the Action Cam business with their latest offering the Contour Roam 3.


The Roam 3 sure looks competitive . It is waterproof at up to 30ft without a case, has a laser alignment and at $199.99 sure look like an attractive option.

Features include:

  • Waterproof up to 30 ft. without a case
  • Quick Photo Mode (5MP)
  • 270° Rotating Lens
  • Laser alignment
  • Long Lasting Built-in Rechargeable Battery
  • Locking Instant On-Record Switch
  • 8GB Memory Card Included
  • 1080p HD Video
  • Still Photo Mode
  • Up to 120 fps
  • 170° wide-angle Lens

Sunday October 5th, 2014