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Contour Contour+2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 813 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and portability. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the battery. Many are negative about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour Contour+2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour Contour+2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 89 user reviews of Contour Contour+2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Contour Contour+2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 user reviews of Contour Contour+2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Contour+2 Review

 

Whether your next great adventure is climbing mountains, riding jet skis, or even skydiving, the Contour+2 captures the fun. Priced at $399.99, the Contour+2 is comparable to the highest-end GoPro HERO3, but offers unique features in a sleeker,...

Sturdy, well-built hardware with virtually limitless options for camera mounting. Great HD picture quality in proper light. Free iPhone app controls camera settings while on the go. Mac app is free, and plots your video’s GPS coordinates on a Google map

Short battery life. Pro QuickTime extensions may cause Mac app to crash when launched. While the hardware is great, the Mac software is just OK

The Contour+2 is a compact solution for capturing great-looking sports footage in HD, but its OS X (and to a lesser degree, iOS) software don’t quite live up to the excellent hardware.

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Contour Roam2 Review

 

When you're about to take off on that downhill on your snowboard or mountain bike, the last thing you would want to fool around with is the POV cam that's attached. Contour's Roam2 is designed to be dead easy to operate – just aim and shoot. The camera...

Simple and no-nonsense use ; Rotating lens with laser leveling ; Solid construction ; Automatic exposure and white balance settings performs well

Settings must be changed while plugged into computer ; Lacks manual control ; Included mounts are adhesive based

For basic POV filming the ROAM2 passes the test, although there isn’t any standout feature to set it apart from the rapidly expanding choices for compact, mountable video cameras.

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Contour+2

 

This excellent wearable action camera records high-quality video, sports a rotating lens and lets you use your smartphone as a viewfinder.

Lens rotates; iOS app connects via Bluetooth; Connects with Mod Live goggles

Short battery life; Low photo resolution

Click to EnlargeOf the wearable cameras we've tested, the Contour+2 is the most well-rounded. While it doesn't have the best battery life or video quality, the Contour+2 is more than good enough in both respects. Moreover, it has a versatile and sleek...

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Contour+2

 

Contour's line-topping Contour+ HD sports camera would have been one of our favorites, but we hesitated to recommend it because Contour's own less-expensive cameras, the ContourGPS and the ContourRoam , were cheaper, more rugged, and easier to use.

The Contour+2 captures crisp, HD video. The new Instant On-Record slider greatly increases simplicity. Bluetooth allows app connectivity, GPS allows location data to be embedded in video, and the waterproof case is now included.

Even with the new lower price, the Contour+2 is more expensive than the GoPro HD Hero2.

The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.

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Contour+2

 

More Info Contour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angle Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero2: through the desert and into the skies Contour's new mount, watersports kits help bring its cameras with you in the water, snow or...

Great, discreet design ; Rotatable lens ; Wireless connectivity ; Quick, accurate GPS

Middling audio quality ; Still pricey

Contour's latest POV camera is the one we'd choose for helmet-required action sports.

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ContourRoam Hands-Free HD Camcorder

 

Contour's HD camcorders have been among our favorite action cameras since the original ContourHD was launched three years ago. However, the old ContourHD (while still a good camera) is getting a bit long in the tooth. So, we're pleased to hear that...

The ContourRoam manages to make Contour's already easy-to-use control scheme even easier by combining the power and record buttons. The ultrawide-angle lens makes framing a point-and-shoot affair. HD video quality is good.

The omission of dual recording modes and Bluetooth connectivity makes it impossible to change video or photo modes on the fly. A microSD card is not included in the purchase price.

The ContourRoam finally matches the rugged construction and ultrawide field of view of the competition, while still excelling as a sports camera with its ease of use and low price.

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Contour GPS HD Wearable Camcorder Camera 1400

 

Slotting in between the ContourHD and the Contour+ is the ContourGPS sports camera. This HD sports camera blends the ease of use of the entry-level camera with the most useful features of the top-of-the-line model in Contour's catalog.

The ContourGPS is compact and configurable, yet also extremely easy to pick up and use. Laser sights and a rotating lens help to aim the camera while mounted without the need for a viewfinder. The camera can connect to an Android or iOS device using an...

Using the live-view function with an iPhone requires a $30 Connect View card.

The Contour GPS sports camera is the sweet spot in Contour's sports camera lineup, offering most of the features that most owners will find useful, and at an affordable price.

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Contour Contour+Camcorder Review

 

The Contour+ is not an ordinary camcorder. It's a compact, rugged, mountable camcorder that can record HD video at a variety of different resolutions, or take continuous 5-megapixel still photos. There's no LCD or visual display, so to adjust controls...

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Contour Contour+2

 

This year's flagship Contour+2 is better and cheaper than its predecessor.

Better performance, better value, better everything than the original Contour+

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ContourROAM

 

The ContourROAM is a POV action camera that competes head-to-head with the GoPro line. The ContourROAM is the $200 entry-level model of Contour's POV camera lineup.

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: No
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module:No / Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Unknown

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI Interface:No / Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS / Unknown
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Compact Camera
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External / Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card:No / Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: No
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