Summary: i bought this to use in my paintball games but the thing is it is a very versatile cam.. the casing will allow me to take it down with me as i scuba dive, or may even protect it as i ski.. and eventhough its not the latest edition and doesnt shoot 120 frames in hd.. hey i got this cam in case it breaks.. but hey its real durable and tough :D the rotating lens is a charm... i can mount it wherever and however i like.. to the left to the right side ways etc...
Summary: I have had this for about a week now and am quite pleased with it. I have it set at the default of 720p and 30fps and even though that is it's 'lowest' setting it is quite good. I have mounted it to the inside of the windshield in my car underneath the rear view mirror and the 170 degree viewing angle captures a lot. I like how I can rotate the lens so the video will always be right side up regardless of the angle the camera is mounted.
I would highly recommend to my friends. Excellent price and a great product
1 October 2013
Summary: Wanted to wait to review it after I had a few mud runs under my belt and have to say I couldn't be happier. Excellent picture quality during the day as well as sound. Best purchase for me hands down. I haven't used it at night or low light however because I bought it to use for daytime activities.
Summary: I have compared footage side by side with the GoPro hero and find them very equal. The Contour however is so much easier to use! I get 10 times the footage with this camera compared to my GoPro!
Summary: I was debating between the contour and the gopro. i had planned on purchasing the gopro until reading reviews and many concerns about the quality control. i have used older versions of the gopro and contour in the past and have been happy with both. my general feeling is the the gopro is smaller and nice for mounting on things like bike handle bars, kayak hulls, ect. The countour is larger but a slimmer profile which mounts nicely on the side of helmets.
Summary: Overall, this video camera is an exceptional deal for the price. I paid $110 for this shipped right to my door. That included did not include the micro SD card, but no camera comes with one of those. If you're looking for a nice 1080P action video camera without a bunch of bells and whistles, this one is for you. This is last year's ROAM model. You have to plug it into a computer to make any adjustments (i.e. video quality, microphone sensitivity, etc.).
Summary: Length:: 1:09 Mins After receiving the Contour Roam, things I did initially. 1. Open the back cover. (This was kinda tricky but the way you open it is by holding the side of the cover and sliding it 'UP') 2. Insert a microSD card and doing a format. (Without this step, your PC won't recognize the device, so I suggest you do this right away) 3.
Summary: After putting it through it's paces, i'm enjoying this camera. I use it mainly to record helmet cam footage when riding my scooter and it does a great job. The default 720p is ok if you want to preserve space on your sd card, but the 1080p looks gorgeous! That's all I record video in. At 1080p/30fps/Low bit rate I can record 15 min of footage per GB, on a 32GB card that's not bad. Enough for a days ride.
Summary: This is my second purchase of the ContourROAM video camera. Right now they are less than $100 each. Easily upgraded to ROAM2 by a simple software upgrade. Here's how it goes: Go to the contour homepage and download the current Contour2 Firmware V2.16 Download Firmware V2.16 -> you get the file "ContourRoam2.bin" Rename the file to "ContourRoam.bin" Plug the ContourROAM1 camera into your computer using a USB cable.