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8.1 out of 10

Contour ROAM

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Reviews and Problems with Contour ROAM

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent camera, but has several flaws

Cate H., Amazon
2 September 2013
  • Summary: I just returned from a 2,500 mile motorcycle trip on which I used the ContourROAM daily, and am generally pleased with the camera, but it has several issues that you should be aware of. 1) I was only able to record approximately 7 hours of 720p video using the 32GB SD card that came with the kit. This is far short of the advertised 12 hours for 720p and even short of the advertised 8 hours for 1080p.
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Overall 6
6.0

You get what you paid for...

tsoyaha-us, Ebay
4 October 2012
  • Summary: Easy for use but I'm not satisfied with the picture and sound quality. It depends on the person's needs and expectations. As a whole, no doubt, this is a good camera. I'd go for something better though. Like the new Contour Connect. They say it's way better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great but lacks one very important thing

audiofile, Amazon
27 March 2012
  • Summary: I love it in every way more than a GoPro, except that it's video footage seems to not be as stable as GoPro. What I mean, is sort of hard to notice, but in shaky stuff, like biking, the footage waves around like a flag in the wind. Other than that, it's great. I love the rotating lens, the laser leveler, the sleek look and feel and quick recording button...it's basically better in every way besides that. Which sucks because I really REALLY care about the video quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing Camera with Useless Audio

Honolulu Kent, Amazon
6 February 2012
  • Summary: Although the video quality is good, there are several issues with the camera. The first is the sound. It is simply unacceptable. Even with microphone gain set to max (42), the camera can barely pick up engine noise from the rather loud exhaust on my sportbike. Thinking this was a defect due to Contour claiming that they were fixing it for other users, I sent my camera back for a replacement. But, the audio on the replacement was exactly the same.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great video and really simple to use

timbos99, Ebay
11 January 2012
  • Summary: We purchased this as a review unit for our motocross review website mviewz.com This was a great little camera. The rotating lens and included roating mount were great. The unit itself is beautiful brushed alloy. It has super simple operation with one huge on/off switch. The video is great - looks beautiful in 1080p with minimal rolling shutter jello.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sound issues

Jsav, Amazon
27 December 2011
  • Summary: It appears that Contour has had a batch of cameras that went out with defective microphones. The customer service has been good so far in getting it replaced. They are VERY WELL AWARE of the issue, however I believe it is more widespread than they let you believe it to be. There were lots of similar reviews regarding this, but it looks like Amazon deleted them for some reason. The support page on the Contour website has information regarding the issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

The sound didn't work

Jamie, Amazon
25 November 2011
  • Summary: I actually hadn't read any reviews before buying this product. It arrived and it actually didn't have long distant sound. the only sound it picked up was from wind going by or setting the camera down onto the table. I called and they said there is some firmwear coming out to fix this problem. I think it happens to everyone's camera. I ended up returning it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't believe the marketing hype...

Daniel A Lorek, Amazon
21 September 2011
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Contour Roam cool!

Basil C. Kelly "Bazk", Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: This is a very cool cam, great looking on cycle or motorcycle helmet, not to heavy, nice. During the day you cannot fault this, on hell of a picture, excellent, but why I gave this 3 stars is the lack of night recording. If you wish to use this on roads which have street lights, car head lights etc. it is totally rubbish, it cannot perform in very low or dark areas, like i said during the day awesome, night sucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what was advertised on the sellers site

Curious Ostrich, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: The Camera was delivered quickly and i thought a good price however the description on the sellers site was for the Contour +2 with the added: Mobile connectivity GPS Video Mapping Up to 120fps Live streaming External microphone jack This i only found out when it arrived! Having said that i am still going to keep it .....
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