|Product||ContourRoam2 (Black)||Contour+2||Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)||Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 (Black)||GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (12MP)|
|Price||$173.99||$299.97||See a price from Amazon.com||$239.99||$396.99 to $443.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||5 stars||5 stars||4 stars||1.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||March 15, 2011||March 15, 2011||Info unavailable|
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As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions.
The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.
While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.
Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
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