Conclusion: For basic POV filming the ROAM2 passes the test, although, outside of the rotating lens, there isn’t any standout feature to set it apart from the rapidly expanding choices for compact, mountable video cameras.
Pros: Simple and no-nonsense use, Rotating lens with laser leveling, Solid construction, Automatic exposure and white balance settings performs well
Cons: Settings must be changed while plugged into computer, Lacks manual control, Included mounts are adhesive based
Excerpt: The Contour Roam2 is one of the best-designed action cameras we’ve seen. It doesn’t need any fancy watertight cases as it's already waterproof to one metre (although the £33 Contour Roam Waterproof Case will keep it dry up to 60 metres down) and it's incredibly easy to use.
This tough little video recorder is a good low-budget option
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: As an all-weather, easy-to-use action camera, the Contour ROAM 2 is a great little piece of technology. It’s got some useful enhancements from the original ROAM, and is far cheaper than the high-end Contour+2.
Pros: Wide field of view in 720p, 60fps recording option, Rugged construction
Cons: Widest edges of video aren’t sharp, Internal mic could be better, Battery not removable