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Contour Contour+2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 960 reviews of Contour Contour+2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and durability. The portability and price also get good views, but many are negative about the viewfinder and memory. Opinions about the zoom and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, portability, durability, image quality

memory, viewfinder

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Contour 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, while some have doubts about the memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

memory

83% 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 CameraContourROAM Waterproof HD Action CameraContour ROAM Handsfree HD Action Camera

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour Contour+2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 user reviews of Contour Contour+2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the zoom and reliability.

usability, price, portability, durability, image quality

reliability, zoom

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder (Newest Model)ContourROAM Watersports Kit 1650Contour Roam Waterproof Hd Action Camera

Feb, 2016

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: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Contour+2 review: 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.

Sep, 2012

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: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Contour+

 

Incredibly sturdy. Rotating wide-angle lens. Excellent GPS function

Too expensive. Less-than-stellar video quality. Requires an iPhone or iPod Touch to change video settings. Remote viewfinder isn't very useful

It has a cool GPS feature, but the Contour+'s $500 price is too high for a helmet camera with only decent video quality. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better model among the sparse selection of these specialized cameras, though.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

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: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

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.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Contour Contour+

 

An tough, no—frills model with a super wide angle lens and mountable design

Tough, mountable design; Strong colors even in low light

No display; No controls

The Contour+ is such a unique camcorder that you probably already know—without our help—whether its the right model for you. There aren’t many camcorders out there that have an ultra-wide-angle lens, a durable design, and a mountable body like the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Contour ROAM video camera

 

When we looked at the Contour+ video camera we were impressed with its video quality and size, but of more value was its miniature construction -- it ...

Low price ; Good image quality ; Waterproof to 1 metre

Alignment is a guessing game ; Changing exposure settings requires a computer

Contour's cheapest camera is also its most versatile -- it's waterproof to a depth of one metre. This should make it great for all-weather sports (think surfing, skiing, whitewater rafting) where other Contour models or competing sports cameras require...

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

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