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Contour ROAM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Contour ROAM3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour ROAM3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour ROAM3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Contour ROAM3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour ROAM 3 Waterproof HD Action CameraContour ROAM 3 Waterproof HD Action Camera

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour ROAM3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Contour ROAM3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Unknown Contour ROAM3 Waterproof HD Video Camera (Black)Unknown Contour ROAM3 Waterproof HD Video Camera (Black)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Contour Roam3 review

 

A little more than a year ago, action-cam maker Contour closed its doors. Though it had a couple of the best cameras around in the Roam2 and Contour+2 , it couldn't keep up with the marketing muscle of GoPro or the onslaught of less-expensive competitors.

The Contour Roam3 is waterproof down to 30 feet (10m) without a housing; it has a rotating lens with laser alignment so your video is straight; it has Contour's Trail mount as well as a standard tripod mount; and the big slider gets you recording...

Though its battery can last up to 3.5 hours, it's not removable and a full charge takes about 3 hours. It has no screen or option for a screen, and without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you can't wirelessly preview or view video on a mobile device.

All the features that make Contour's action cams excellent are here in its entry-level Roam3. While it's not loaded with extras, it's one of the best you'll find for its price.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Contour ROAM3 review

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The cheaper of the two cameras in Contour's current line-up, the Contour ROAM3 has a similar cylindrical body to the Contour +2 but not all of the features. Contour calls it the world's easiest to use action camera, with simple controls, easy switching...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Contour Roam3 review

 

A little more than a year ago, action-cam maker Contour closed its doors. Though it had a couple of the best cameras around in the Roam2 and Contour+2 , it couldn't keep up with the marketing muscle of GoPro or the onslaught of less-expensive competitors.

The Contour Roam3 is waterproof down to 30 feet (10m) without a housing; it has a rotating lens with laser alignment so your video is straight; it has Contour's Trail mount as well as a standard tripod mount; and the big slider gets you recording...

Though its battery can last up to 3.5 hours, it's not removable and a full charge takes about 3 hours. It has no screen or option for a screen, and without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you can't wirelessly preview or view video on a mobile device.

All the features that make Contour's action cams excellent are here in its entry-level Roam3. While it's not loaded with extras, it's one of the best you'll find for its price.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Contour's excellent entry-level action cam gets better with the Roam3

 

A little more than a year ago, action-cam maker Contour closed its doors. Though it had a couple of the best cameras around in the Roam2 and Contour+2, it couldn't keep up with the marketing muscle of GoPro or the onslaught of less-expensive competitors.

The Contour Roam3 is waterproof down to 30 feet (10m) without a housing; it has a rotating lens with laser alignment so your video is straight; it has Contour's Trail mount as well as a standard tripod mount; and the big slider gets you recording...

Though its battery can last up to 3.5 hours, it's not removable and a full charge takes about 3 hours. It has no screen or option for a screen, and without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you can't wirelessly preview or view video on a mobile device

All the features that make Contour's action cams excellent are here in its entry-level Roam3. While it's not loaded with extras, it's one of the best you'll find for its price.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: djaustin1 (cnet.com)

Don't expect any support from Contour if you have a problem

 

Despite an all-singing and all-dancing website, don't expect a response from this company if you have a query or problem. I was not able to register my device online and also had a problem downloading the software you need to make the camera work. No...

Camera appears good and well made

No response from Contour if you develop a problem

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: R Esparza (bhphotovideo.com)

Great product!

 

This a great product and the features can't be beat, especially at this price.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: tonyfate (bhphotovideo.com)

Good Action Cam for the Price

 

Able to use the accessories from the Contour ROAM2. Had to replace the old one I had and the quality is a step up. Good to see Contour back. It's good that it can now go a bit deeper than the ROAM2 underwater. Image quality is a tad bit better than the...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: shanra (amazon.in)

Great Action Camera

 

This is a neat little camera to record action shots, if you don't mind the absence of wireless connections and a display screen, there are 2 modes available which have to be programmed in a PC, but given this little hassle, the camera is fairly easy to...

Consumer review by: surjit hanra (amazon.in)

Great Action Camera

 

This is a neat little camera to record action shots, if you don't mind the absence of wireless connections and a display screen, there are 2 modes available which have to be programmed in a PC, but given this little hassle, the camera is fairly easy to...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3.5

Display

Built-in Display: No

Features

Colour of product:Black
Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Protection features:Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:9

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Included memory card size:8
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.5
Height :3.4
Weight:155
Width:10