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ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder
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- Aluminum body is designed to take abuse and keep on filming
- Full HD video with 8hrs record time at 1080p with 32gb Micro SD card (sold seperately)
- Completely waterproof to one meter
- 170 degree super wide angle lens with auto adjust for exposure and white balance
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The mobile camera has revolutionized the way we record our outdoor adventures. Just mount up the Roam by Contour and record exactly what you see. As the river tightens down into a maelstrom of foam, or the trail opens up next to a ravine as you shred your way through the back country, the Roam is there to record your adventures.
From the Manufacturer
The ContourROAM is the ideal camera for a fun and easy experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. Just slide the record switch and you’re instantly filming beautiful HD video. The award-winning design is tough, compact, waterproof to one meter, and versatile which means you can use your ContourROAM anywhere, anytime and capture all the action you want.
Record up to 8 hours of 1080p video (12 hours of 720p video) on a 32GB MicroSD card, then use the free Contour Storyteller App to easily transfer and share your videos with your friends and the contour.com community (32GB SD card sold seperately).
ContourROAM Product Features:
EASY TO USE
Shooting video should be simple and fun. With the ContourROAM, we’ve introduced one-step recording. Just slide the record switch, and you’re instantly filming. Easy as that. It’s the ideal camera for a fun, stress-free experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. The ContourROAM is incredibly intuitive and easy to use, with a sleek, award-winning design and a laser that helps you level the camera and get the right shot every time.
BEAUTIFUL HD VIDEO
The ContourROAM records the action with a 170º super wide-angle lens, capturing all the backgrounds and peripheral moments that can be missed with a narrower field of view. Sophisticated camera technology automatically adjusts the exposure and white balance, ensuring crisp, beautiful video every time. You can choose between three different video resolutions, 720p, 960p and 1080p, or shoot 5 megapixel photos enabling you greater creative flexibility.
No need to worry about your camera surviving your next big water adventure, the ContourROAM is waterproof to one meter. A sealed gasket protects the camera’s insides, allowing you to catch the action under water or in the rain, sleet, or snow. For full submersion sports, such as scuba diving or wakeboarding the ContourROAM Waterproof Case provides totally dryness up to 60 meters beneath the surface.
Mud. Dirt. Snow. Rain. The places you roam can be some of the roughest places on earth. The ContourROAM is made to withstand encounters with everything from eating mud puddles, to monster barrels at Teahupoo, to drops down the Khumbu Icefall. The rugged aluminum body withstands serious abuse, while the waterproof design keeps everything safe and dry up to one meter.
Additional Product Features
The video is only part of the story. Contour's built-in, multi-direction microphone captures the ambient audio that underscores all the action.
HOURS OF VIDEO
Available up to 32GB the MicroSD card system captures up to eight hours of footage when shooting in full 1080p mode, and can be quickly swapped out so you don’t miss a minute of the action. MicroSD cards sold separately.
Our free, custom Storyteller App easily downloads and helps you assemble your video footage via Mac or PC. Once you’re done, it takes just a few clicks to upload and share your adventure on contour.com and other sites for your friends to see.
SIMPLE TO SHARE
Once you've got the story or segment assembled, we provide a community for sharing your video through contour.com, and sites such as Facebook, Twitter or other user-based communities.
Full HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
|To capture those awesome moments in the highest resolution available.|
Tall HD 960p
1280 x 960
|For those sports like surfing that are better suited to a taller image.|
1280 x 720
|When space on your card is at a premium and you need to record that last epic adventure.|
5MP Still Photo
2592 X 1944
1, 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec
|When you want to freeze frame the action, the photo mode is your perfect shot. You can pick from 6 rates to best capture that moment.|
What's In The Box?
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|Instant On Record Switch|| || || || |
|Waterproof to 1 Meter|| || || || |
|Built in Battery|| || || || |
|Built-in Tripod Mount|| || || || |
|Flush Front Lens|| || || || |
|Still Photo Mode|| || || || |
|Laser Alignment|| || || || |
|Low Profile Design|| || || || |
|1080p, 960p & 720p HD Video|| || || || |
|USB Output|| || || || |
|Internal Mic|| || || || |
|2GB Micro SD Memory Card Included|| || || || |
|Removable Lithium-Ion Battery|| || || || |
|Easy On Record Switch|| || || || |
|GPS Video Mapping|| || || || |
|iOS/Andriod Support via Bluetooth|| || || || |
|Connect View Compatible|| || || || |
|Connect View Card Included|| || || || |
|Live Streaming via HDMI|| || || || |
|External Mic Jack|| || || || |
|Wide Angle Lens|| |
|Lens Type|| |
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
|Lens Rotation|| |
|Included Mounts|| |
Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount(2)
|Included Cables|| |
Mini HDMI Cable
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ContourROAM Frequently Asked Questions:
1: What is new with this camera?ContourROAM is designed for enthusiasts in active settings, is easy to use and has several new features:
+ Built in battery
+ Instant On Record Switch
+ Rotating lens with Laser Line
+ Built in Tripod screw mount.
2: How waterproof is ContourROAM?Designed and tested to the IPX7 standard rating, ContourROAM can withstand continuous immersion in water 1m deep for up to 30 minutes. IPX7 is a technical definition of waterproofness, in everyday terms usage ContourROAM’s low-profile design withstands everyday bad weather and swimming. A waterproof case is available for more extreme water sports such as surfing and scuba diving.
3: Is there a waterproof case for ContourROAM, and how waterproof is it?Yes, a waterproof case has been specifically designed for ContourROAM. This case is waterproof to the following ratings:
This means the case can withstand high pressure water jets. In everyday usage terms this means the case is resistant to water pushing on the housing, such as would be experienced in kayaking, surfing and other active water sports.
This means the case can withstand the pressure of being underwater to a depth of 60m. In everyday usage terms this means the case can be used for recreational SCUBA diving.
4: How does the Instant On Record Switch work?ContourROAM has no dedicated Power button. Instead, the Instant On Record Switch powers the camera on and immediately starts recording. This helps to conserve battery power as the camera does not have to be powered on in a ‘standby mode’ to be ready to record. The result is better battery life, and an easy-to-use camera. Best of all, there's no guess work in whether the camera is on or not.
5: What is the 270 degree rotation?The lens-ring will rotate from -90 degrees to +180 degrees. This means ContourROAM can be mounted on its side or upside down, greatly increasing the places the camera can be mounted.
6: What is the Laser Line?The Laser Line is a single laser beam that is projected as a horizontal line from the camera’s rotating lens. It lets you make sure the rotating lens is aligned with the horizon to give you the best shot.
7: How well does the built-in battery perform?By building the battery in, our engineers could maximize battery size, reliability, and waterproofness. Because the camera is not powered on until the Instant On Record Switch is slid forward, ContourROAM maximizes battery power. Recording at 720p our tests show the camera can record 3.5 hours of video. Length of charge will depend on how you use the camera. Connected to a computer via USB, the battery will reach approximately 80% charge in one hour, and a full charge in 3 to 4 hours.
8: How does the Status Button work?When you press and release the Status Button, the camera will power on briefly and display its Battery level and available Memory. The Laser Line will also light up. After 15 seconds, the camera will power off again to conserve power.
9: What sort of thread does the tripod mount have?The tripod thread mount is a 1/4-20 thread. This is the standard one used on most consumer cameras.
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1. Open the back cover. (This was kinda tricky but the way you open it is by holding the side of the cover and sliding it 'UP')
2. Insert a microSD card and doing a format. (Without this step, your PC won't recognize the device, so I suggest you do this right away)
3. Connect my Roam to the PC and upgrading the firmware from 1.6 (I think) to 2.16 (latest f/w for Roam 2 found at their site)
=> You can find how to upgrade by reading other reviewer's comments here at Amazon.
=> The reason for the upgrade is to get 60fps instead of 30fps in HD. Much smoother video when taking action video shots.
4. Recharge the battery for 4~5 hours.
I took the Roam on a pool trip yesterday and tried it for the first time. I had also bought the headband for the Contour Roam so I used
this to mount it on my head. Here are the results and I'm quite impressed. I'll be taking this thing on a bike trip next week and
see how that goes.
At under $100 for an action cam, I'm a VERY satisfied customer.
(*) BTW, the f/w 2.16 that's only for Roam 2 works perfectly on Roam 1. :-)
The adhesive attachments that came with it gave me several options for where/how to locate it inside the car. I've been using the device for several months with no real problems. The video quality is fine, able to capture license plates when traveling at high speeds -- though after about 30mph you cannot read plates of stationary vehicles. At the highest-def setting I get about 4 hours of driving time before needing to reset the memory card.
I believe the newer version of the ROAM has made more options, but here are my only complaints about this version:
1. You cannot turn off the audio recording. I don't need it to take audio inside my car and it probably eats into the memory.
2. It cannot be set to overwrite itself when memory gets full. You must flash the SD card using a paperclip and the re-format button on the device. I just habitually do so when starting up the car, but if you forget it is not safe to do while driving. For this reason it would not work well to hide somewhere less accessible (I originally planned to place it under the hood behind the grill and run the power line to it).
3. Sometimes when starting the car (it is always powered via the DC wire plugged into the cigarette lighter) the thing will beep for what feels like hours. You have to unplug it before starting up to prevent this.
4. The slide-switch will sometimes not engage power, so you think it came on but then notice the light is off and have to re-do it.
However, none of these issues have caused me problems, and were well worth the hundreds of dollars saved compared to other options. Other than the audio recording, I would give this product a 5-star rating.
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