ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder Reviews

ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder

  • Easy to use – Slide the Instant Record Swith forward and the ContourROAM powers on and starts to record immediately.
  • Waterproof and tough – ContourROAM is waterproof to one meter and built to withstand any environment.
  • Rotating lens with Laser Line – Once mounted, rotate the lens and level your shot using ContourROAM’s built in Laser Line.
  • Beautiful HD Video – Get the Full shot in 1080p HD with a wide angle lens that’s enclosed in a smooth, flush-front housing.

HD VIDEO: 3 resolution modes. LIGHTWEIGHT: 5.1oz, sleek, and simple to use. LOW PROFILE: Slim design conforms to your equipment or body. BUILT TOUGH: Impact resistant aluminum body, waterproof to 1 meter. INSTANT RECORD SWITCH: Simple slide switch with audible feedback. LASER ALIGNMENT: Precision laser level to line up your shot. Imported.

List Price: $ 199.99

Price: $ 199.99

3 comments

    • Daniel A Lorek on December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am
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    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t believe the marketing hype…, September 21, 2011
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    Daniel A Lorek (San Diego, CA United States) –

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    I’ve only used the camera a couple of times so far… the first of which was during a consistent light rain while mountain biking out on the trails here in the Pacific Northwest. In the product description you’ll find a whole paragraph describing how this unit is “super tough” and how the “ContourROAM is made to withstand encounters with everything from eating mud puddles”, etc. After one outing in not super tough conditions I wound up with the front glass (or plastic, not sure what it’s made of) having scratches in it from me wiping it clear while riding down the trail so that I could film.

    This is not a huge deal for me as most surfaces will scratch when rubbed with wet dirt, fine, I get that. So, I contacted Contour describing what happened and asked if I could order some replacement glass for the front or if the existing lens refresh kits would work. Here’s the reply from Contour:

    There are currently no replacement lenses available. I’m told that opening the ROAM camera will lose it’s waterproof rating and thus void the warranty. The ROAM does however come with a protective lens cap for when the camera is not in use.
    We do hope to have a different scratched lens solution for the ROAM that does not void the warranty in the near future. Thank you for being patient.

    A different scratched lens solution? Sounds like there is no lens scratch solution so buyer beware.

    I am pleased with the video quality but think the HD model with the 60fps mode would have been a better choice specially when you can find them for 40% cheaper than this non-serviceable model. There’s a reason why the GoPro’s are so successful.

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    • NWRider on December 20, 2011 at 10:18 am
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great quality, needs 60fps, October 11, 2011
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    NWRider

    This review is from: ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder (Camera)

    Been using this camera for a few weeks. The build quality is superb and it’s real simple to use. I am pleased with the picture quality, however it really needs 60fps to smooth out the video. When the action speeds up, it’s not as natural looking as the 60fps video from the ContourHD and GPS in 720@60FPS. I am suprised that it’s not included here. Not sure if a firmware update could add this functionality?
    Maybe?
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    • Julio on December 20, 2011 at 11:14 am
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Battery performace is a little lackluster, September 25, 2011
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    Julio

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    I have to say that the quality for this portable device is pretty good, but battery wasn’t so good, I only got 2 and half hours on one full charger.

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