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Contour ROAM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 836 reviews of Contour ROAM. 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. Reviewers really like the control panel and design. The size and durability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour ROAM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour ROAM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Contour ROAM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ContourROAM Waterproof HD Action CameraContourROAM Waterproof HD Action Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour ROAM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 708 user reviews of Contour ROAM 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.

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 Hands-free HD Camcorder (Newest Model)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

ContourRoam Hands-Free HD Camcorder review:

 

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sam Sheffer (theverge.com)

Contour Roam Review

 

You know what they say — the best camera is the one you have with you. Having a camera doesn't always mean you're able to capture spontaneous moments with ease, though. I cannot count the number of...

Lightweight, easy to use ; Waterproof, rugged design ; Multiple recording modes

No onboard storage ; Software is lacking ; Video quality could slightly be improved

Now, please excuse me while I mount this thing to a helmet and go skydiving

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

ContourROAM Hands-Free Camera Review

 

Contour has carved something of a niche for itself over the past few years, catering to the extreme sports and pro-video crowds who demand durability as well as image quality from their rugged cameras. Latest to the plate is the ContourROAM , billed as...

At $199 the ContourROAM isn’t the cheapest rugged camera around, but you’re getting more for your money than just a tough, waterproof housing. The convenience factor of the single control makes it just as useful as a second eye when you’re manually...

Sep, 2011

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

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

Contour ROAM video camera

 

This cheap waterproof video camera is a great tool for all-weather fun

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Contour ROAM video camera review

 

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 easily fit in a pocket, or could be thrown in a backpack. What made it great was the extra Bluetooth...

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...

Nov, 2011

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

Contour Roam

 

The Contour Roam will suit action adventurers who just want to point and shoot. Adjusting settings on the fly is next to impossible, so if tweaking's your deal, look elsewhere.

Easy to start recording ; Rugged and waterproof design

All settings have to be tweaked via computer, no on-board switches ; Laser is rather weak and hard to see in bright situations

The Contour Roam will suit action adventurers who just want to point and shoot. Adjusting settings on the fly is next to impossible, so if tweaking's your deal, look elsewhere. The Roam is available for AU$299.

Nov, 2011

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

ContourRoam

 

Contour takes its latest compact action video camera out for a Roam.

The Roam can also film in full 1080p HD, although it does miss out on the GPS like the ContourGPS and Contour+. It also has a 170-degree rotating lens. Mounting the camera is done via the tripod thread or optional mounts that can be purchased as...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: EPedro92 (cnet.com)

"For the price, one of the best action cameras around"

 

Again, for this price, defenitly a strong choice, it wont let you down!

Great 1080p image quality

Cant record 1080p with 170 vision angle, it gets only to 125

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great product

 

Overall a great buy! I use on my r/c plane for aerial video and works great!

Just like new! Same packaging, everything is tight and no scratches or dings. Extremely clean and works flawlessley. I could've been fooled for new

Does not come with a memory card

Sep, 2012

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
Smartphone Remote Control: No
Touchscreen: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI Interface:No / Yes
Near Field Communication: No
PictBridge: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera / Compact Camera
Resolution:Full HD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Memory

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

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
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