Saturday, December 1, 2012


There are a number of action cams on the market.  GoPro would be the biggest name in the game, but Contour is making its mark.  Contour is a Northwest company based in Seattle, WA.  While GoPro is the best know name in this market, I feel Contour is better suited to shooting sports.

Contour describes it as a dead simple action video.  I would have to agree.  The simple locking instant on record switch works great.  Just slide it forward and it starts filming.

Contour ROAM 2 Features and Specs:

  • Red, blue, green, and black color options
  • Locking Instant On-Record switch
  • Compatible with all Contour camera mounts
  • 3.5 Hour Battery Life
  • 270° rotating lens
  • 170° Wide Angle Lens
  • 32GB microSD Compatible
  • 4GB microSD Memory Card Included
  • Waterproof to one meter
  • Built-in Tripod (1/4" - 20) Mount
  • Laser Alignment
  • USB Connection
  • Full HD Mode - 1920 x 1080 @ 30/25fps
  • Tall HD Mode - 1280 x 960 @ 30/25fps
  • Action HD Mode - 1280 x 720 @ 60/30/25fps
  • Photo Mode: Every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds
  • 5MP Sensor
  • Codec - H.264/AAC / File Type - MOV
  • AAC Audio Compression

The Roam2 is supplied with a 4GB microSD card.  If you purchase a 32GB card, you can record up to 3.5 hours.  It also has long battery life and is charged via the supplied USB cord.  

The one thing that I feel makes the Roam2 lend itself so well to shooting sports is its low profile.  It mounts much cleaner on a gun than the GoPro.  Contour also sells its own picatinny mount.

Other companies also offer picatinny mounts, which I have not used as of yet.  The Contour mount worked flawlessly for us.  It can be a little tough getting the camera off & on the mount, but it worked great.  The camera stayed in place & never came loose.

At $199 it's priced fair and is feature packed.  Mounts are also available to attache the camera to helmets, hats or your wrist. 

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