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Contour+

Contour+
alaScore 88

63 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Contour+. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, image quality, durability, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Contour+ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Contour+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Contour+ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

durability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour Plus HD Helmet Video Camera 1080P 170 Wide Camcorder Complete KitContour Plus HD Helmet Video Camera 1080P 170 Wide Camcorder Complete Kit

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Contour+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Contour+ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Contour+ Plus CameraContour+ Plus Camera

Dec, 2016

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

Contour+ video camera review

 

The Contour+, from extreme sports video camera company Contour, is a tough and compact camera that records Full HD video at a variety of quality settings and frame rates.

If you're an action junkie, keeping track of your exploits -- whether it's for posterity or for bragging purposes -- should be high on your list of priorities. The Contour+ makes that task easy; it's a very convenient, very simple and very sturdy 'fire...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Contour Plus

 

The Contour+ action camera is perfect for bikers, with a wide 170 degree view, the option to shoot in up to full 1080p HD and even chart where you went. It can also connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth, which can act as a remote viewfinder - but can...

Receive a Contour Plus for Christmas and we wouldn’t do anything drastic like burn bridges with your friends and family. This is still a competent action camera that gets the job done. But when the GoPro series is out there, with better video and wider...

Nov, 2012

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

Contour+ video camera

 

Contour+ review: a video camera for extreme sports junkies

Excellent video quality in daylight, good in low light ; Very sturdy and light construction

Expensive ; Smartphone app control can be finicky ; Internal microphone is not built for speed

If you're an action junkie, keeping track of your exploits -- whether it's for posterity or for bragging purposes -- should be high on your list of priorities. The Contour+ makes that task easy; it's a very convenient, very simple and very sturdy 'fire...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Billy Brown (wired.com)

Review: Contour Contour+ HD Camera

 

Contour is one of the biggest names in POV cameras, and the company is really shooting for the sky with its Contour+ HD.

Crystal-clear 30fps picture with a 170-degree field of vision. Bluetooth controls and viewfinder are very handy. Giant sliding button makes it easy to know when you’re recording. Microphone input and streaming features turn you into a media mogul....

No chest strap. Only comes with a 2GB card, which gets eaten up in minutes. If you want passable audio, plug in your own external mic

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Contour + Review

 

The perfect accessory for your extreme sport, the Contour+ gives everyone the ability to see and hear what you do, not to mention it can also record stats and give live feeds with its optional equipment. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Small, Solid and reliable ; Mounts for any situation ; Onboard mic input for outstanding quality audio ; Great color and exposure ; Smooth playback, even with fast-paced action ; Still capture mode allows for burst image shooting, great for create...

Settings must be changed while hooked up to a computer ; No optical zoom ; No single shot still image capture ; Poor Still image quality ; No optical or digital stabilization ; No LCD or viewfinder to adjust composition without using a Bluetooth...

The perfect accessory for your extreme sport, the Contour+ gives everyone the ability to see and hear what you do, not to mention it can also record stats and give live feeds with its optional equipment. Read more in our

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Contour+

 

Incredibly sturdy. Rotating wide-angle lens. Excellent GPS function

Too expensive. Less-than-stellar video quality. Requires an iPhone or iPod Touch to change video settings. Remote viewfinder isn't very useful

It has a cool GPS feature, but the Contour+'s $500 price is too high for a helmet camera with only decent video quality. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better model among the sparse selection of these specialized cameras, though.

Jul, 2011

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Contour+ review:

 

The portable sports-camera market is a hotly contested battleground with dozens of contenders entering and leaving the fray every year. However, there are but two major competitors at the top of the heap: GoPro and Contour.

The Contour+ sports camera is highly configurable, yet also extremely easy to pick up and use. An included Connect View card allows the Contour+ to connect to Contour's iPhone app for live viewfinding and settings adjustments. HDMI output, microphone...

The Contour+ is noticeably more expensive than the competition and Contour's other models. The flush-mounted lens glass seems vulnerable to scratching.

The Contour+ sports camera is simple to use, with pro-level flexibility and quality; however, Contour's lower-priced options may be more appropriate for casual users.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Contour Contour+Camcorder Review

 

The Contour+ is not an ordinary camcorder. It's a compact, rugged, mountable camcorder that can record HD video at a variety of different resolutions, or take continuous 5-megapixel still photos. There's no LCD or visual display, so to adjust controls...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Holder (videomaker.com)

Contour, Inc.Contour+ Sport Cam Review

 

If you're a thrill seeker who wants to take your audience along for the ride, the Contour+ is one great way to get them there.

HDMI cable included ; 2GB MicroSD card included ; Wide angle lens captures all the action ; Rich, HD quality

Excessive video noise in low light

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Contour+ Video Camera Review

 

Today I am checking out the cool Contour+ camcorder that is made to be a POV camera along the lines of the GoPro camera. The Contour+ has some cool features that make it better than the GoPro in some instances, check out the review for all of the...

Bluetooth connectivity ; Easy to adjust

Expensive ; No car mount included

The Contour+ makes very nice vide and has nice features. The real downside is the cost difference between the Contour+ and the GoPro.

Oct, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Tripod mountable: No

Display

Built-in Display: No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Minimum aperture number:2.8

Operational conditions

Storage temperature (T-T):2592 x 1944

Other features

Compatible operating systems:iOS\nAndroid
Lens system:Six Element Glass
Megapixel:5
Photo mode: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8
Height :3.4
Weight:150.2
Width:5.8

White balance

White Balance:Custom modes