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Contour+2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Contour+2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the color, and there are some mixed comments about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour+2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour+2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Contour+2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

reliability, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Contour +2 HD Handsfree Action CameraContour +2 HD Handsfree Action Camera

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour+2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The design and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the color.

usability, portability, design, battery, image quality

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Unknown Contour+2 Video CameraUnknown Contour+2 Video Camera

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Contour+2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market

 

More InfoContour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angleContour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero2: through the desert and into

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.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Contour+2 review

 

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.

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

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+

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Contour+2

 

The Contour+2 is ideal for action adventurers who want a helmet camera with a simple recording control. For other applications, the Contour+2 presents a frustrating user experience, which is disappointing, given its premium price.

Simple to start recording and lock into place ; Able to stream over HDMI ; Rotating lens element ; GPS tracking

MicroSD card can come out of place in rough-and-tumble situations ; No screen, so beeps and lights are difficult to interpret ; Australian RRP is very expensive

At AU$549, it is hard to justify the cost of the Contour+2 over its nearest competitors, the GoPro and the Sony.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Contour+2

 

The Contour+2 may not snag full HD video that's quite as crisp as the GoPro Hero 3, as you'll see in our group test above, it does have one major advantage: a waterproof case as standard, which might just make this the action camera of choice for...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Simply the best helmet camera available."

 

After owning and testing several different helmet cameras (Contour, GoPro, Drift) this one will definitely be my bread-and-butter. The 1080 and 720 image is incredibly clear and sharp even at 60FPS, sound is much improved with less wind-noise (there...

1) Design design design: Record switch, rotating lens, laser alignment, and sleek metal body, all feel super intuitive and well thought out.

No 120FPS at 720p or 60FPS at 1080

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Simply the best helmet camera available.

 

After owning and testing several different helmet cameras (Contour, GoPro, Drift) this one will definitely be my bread-and-butter. The 1080 and 720 image is incredibly clear and sharp even at 60FPS, sound is much improved with less wind-noise (there...

1) Design design design: Record switch, rotating lens, laser alignment, and sleek metal body, all feel super intuitive and well thought out. 2) iPhone viewfinder/remote control app: Works flawlessly and instantly. 3) Picture: Sharpest image ever

No 120FPS at 720p or 60FPS at 1080

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Service

 

Ordering was simple, hassle free. Product arrived on time. Product was new in a sealed box. LOVE IT!!!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Camera!

 

I have owned a Contour 1080P for ten years. It has been flawless. I added the Contour +2 for more options. The only down side is wind noise. An external mic is a must if you operate in windy conditions. The wi-fi and gps work very well but will shorten...

Jan, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Display

Built-in display:N / No

Features

Bluetooth:Y
Color of product:Black / Grey
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Shoe mounting point:Y
Video recording:Y

GPS Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:5

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170

Networking

Wi-Fi:N

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI, USB / USB
Included memory card size:4
Memory card included:MicroSD
Tripod Mount:Y
Underwater case:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Photo mode:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p / 480p,1080p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1280 x 960, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 854 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36
Height:1.34
Weight:5.5
Width:3.86