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Contour ROAM2

We have collected and analysed 9 expert reviews and 887 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 69/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is 06-07-2014. We have compared these reviews to 356267 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 07-12-2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour ROAM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Contour ROAM2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ContourROAM2 Handsfree HD Action Camera - Black (5MP, Still Photo Sensor)ContourROAM2 Handsfree HD Action Camera - Black (5MP, Still Photo Sensor)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour ROAM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 user reviews of Contour ROAM2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder. The zoom and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

reliability, zoom

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera (Black)Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Contour Roam2 review

 

We like the design of the Roam2 and it's fairly good value, but we're not keen on plugging it into a computer to change settings and video quality isn't the best we've seen

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Contour ROAM 2 review

 

The ROAM 2 is visually similar to the aforementioned ROAM and its grandaddy, the Contour+ — it's a bullet-shaped design, with an ABC plastic chassis surrounded by brushed aluminium.

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. It captures good, but not great, video and...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Contour ROAM 2 action camera

 

This tough little video recorder is a good low-budget option

Wide field of view in 720p ; 60fps recording option ; Rugged construction

Widest edges of video aren’t sharp ; Internal mic could be better ; Battery not removable

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. It captures good, but not great, video and...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Contour ContourRoam2 review:

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Nate Abbott (digitaltrends.com)

Contour Roam2 Review

 

For basic POV filming the ROAM2 passes the test, although there isn't any standout feature to set it apart from the rapidly expanding choices for compact, mountable video cameras.

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. Definitely check out the to find the...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Eric (bhphotovideo.com)

Dead Camera

 

I purchased the Contour ROAM2, which is a great camera for the price a friend of mine has 2 which I have had some time with. When I got the camera (blue) it was inoperable. However I was able to ship it to the Manufacturer and get a brand new camera.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Eddiedabowler (bhphotovideo.com)

It do what it says it do

 

For the price, this cam can't be beat. I have it mounted to my softball pitcher's helmet and the quality is very good. I have tried others and they work well too, but this on is waterproof and I don't need a bulky case to house it.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: pedrin (bhphotovideo.com)

something known is always better to know

 

Use this camera in my travels by motorcycle

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: IanT (bhphotovideo.com)

Great quality action camera

 

Comes with mounts, easy to use and excellent quality.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Fenwick (bhphotovideo.com)

Spot on Seller

 

Great for outdoor action,intuitive controls,looks rugged and well designed.BandH had a great price,quick ship,and good communication.I will check BandH first for my electronic needs!

Jan, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3.5

Display

Built-in Display: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Included memory card size:4
Manual: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV / MOV
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height :6
Weight:145
Width:3.4