Summary: One of the camera's works great. The other is a piece of sh**. I know it's probably not on the seller, I've been checking and there are a few chat sites that say its a manufacturers defect. It's still a pain in the butt.
Summary: The image quality under low light is definitely awful (there're a few youtube videos demonstrating that), but I don't use it when it's dark anyway, so no big deal. Also it doesn't handle high light good as go pro or the sony one, but again most places I ride are well covered by trees, so I don't care. Other than that the image is pretty good, consider the price.
Summary: I'm offering a review of the Contour Roam2 Waterproof HD camera. First: I have to express my disappointment in discovering I didn't need the iPhone app for Contour Camera, listed as Contour Connect in the app store, because this camera does NOT have Bluetooth capability. What a letdown. Also the camera will have to be configured via the Contour Storyteller software while connected to my laptop via a supplied USB cable.
Summary: As I am sure most of you know that contour is having some issues staying afloat but I am a fan of their Roam 2 camera. Easy to use and it works great at 720p-60 as I made about 2 hours worth of film with the unit mounted to my bike (not my helmet but my bike via a Minoura mount) in fact the versatility of mounting devices (side mounts or tripod) and lens rotation to me one of the single best point of difference vs the gopro.
Summary: I really liked this camera after reading the reviews its price was just right I liked how it looked and the simplicity of it. I bought this camera to use on a BWCA trip I just got back from. If you buy this I advise you play around with it before taking it someplace you can't review the footage. I found you have to format the card in the computer and in the camera before they work for recording.
Summary: I bought the Contour Roam2 and the Polaroid XS100. The Polaroid has better video by far in low light condition. You can actually dive with the Polaroid unlike the contour. The polaroid comes with so much hardware to connect to anything that moves, with the Contour I had hard time even to get it on my helment. And btw you save $40 with the Polaroid. Go for the Polaroid.
Form and functionality meet with a river in the middle
8 May 2013
Summary: After returning my Hero3 black for various reasons, I decided to save a few bucks and try out the Contour ROAM2 instead. While not directly competitive of the hero3 Black, I felt that the price point and form factor would be better suited to my primary need as a motorcycle helmet cam. Prior to purchase, I honestly spent more time reading reviews of the Contour+2 than I did the ROAM2, but opted for the cheaper ROAM2 instead. That decision came back to bite me.
Summary: Received this as a birthday present as I wanted to record video while cycling, driving, etc. Footprint of the camera is excellent. I love the compact style and the video is quite stable and impressive for such a small camera. Unfortunately, my complaints are as follows: 1.) Cannot get this camera to talk to my MAC computers. Support has been very unhelpful and sends me canned questions that I have already answered in my initial inquiry.
A great POV cam and a hugely superior form factor over the GoPro
23 April 2013
Summary: I am a windsurfer and I've owned 4 GoPros starting from 2 of the original and then the 2nd gen Hero 2. Two of them died (one from each gen) due to leaky cases and I just got tired of doing the anti-condensation routine, the poor ergonomics, and the unreliable case. I needed something more streamlined and waterproof without a case, and of course an easy to operate button as well. Just at that time ROAM2 came along and fits the bill perfectly!