Contour ContourRoam2

The Good A very simple POV action cam, the Contour ContourRoam2 produces nice video; is waterproof without requiring a housing; includes a 4GB microSDHC card; and has a threaded tripod mount for more mounting options.

The Bad All changes to settings -- including shooting modes -- are done with desktop software, and the ContourRoam2 can't record 1080p video at a 170-degree angle of view. The rechargeable battery can't be removed or replaced by a user.

The Bottom Line As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.4 Overall

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Review

Just the basics, but in a good way

The ContourRoam2 is what happens when you take a really good action cam -- the Contour+ 2 -- and strip away almost all extra features, taking it down to just the essentials.

You still end up with a nice camera, but it basically captures movie clips and not much else. In fact, just to change shooting modes requires hooking it up to a computer. If you like to change resolutions, adjust camera settings, or even just snap off a couple photos in between shooting movie clips without connecting to a computer, the Roam2 isn't for you.

On the other hand, for those who just want to hit record and capture what comes next, it's a pretty good choice.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $199
  • Brand Contour Design
  • Type action camera
  • Weight 5.11 oz
  • Digital Video Format H.264
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Features built-in laser pointer, interval shooting mode
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model Red

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