The Good The Contour+2 captures crisp, HD video. The new Instant On-Record slider greatly increases simplicity. Bluetooth allows app connectivity, GPS allows location data to be embedded in video, and the waterproof case is now included.
The Bad Even with the new lower price, the Contour+2 is more expensive than the GoPro HD Hero2.
The Bottom Line The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.
Contour's line-toppingHD sports camera would have been one of our favorites, but we hesitated to recommend it because Contour's own less-expensive cameras, the and the , were cheaper, more rugged, and easier to use.
With the debut of the Contour+2, the replacement for the previous flagship model, the camera maker draws from the lessons that it's learned with all of its previous action cameras, giving it a lower price and even picking up a few tricks from the competition.
The Contour+2 uses the same design as every Contour camera, going back to the of 2009. It's a tube shape measuring 3.86 inches by 2.36 inches by 1.34 inches. The business end of the device is home to an ultrawide-angle HD camera with a 170-degree field of view. Just above the six-element glass lens is an LED that projects a red line for leveling the lens with its 270-degree rotating barrel.