ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-free HD Camcorder Watersport Kit
|Price:||$139.95 & FREE Shipping|
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- Waterproof and Buoyant
- Easy to use - Instant On recording.
- Fully Adjustable - the mount can be rotated 360 degrees and is easily adjustable with wet or cold hands.
- Beautiful HD Video - ContourROAM features a 170 degree wide angle lens that captures stunning HD video or still photos.
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|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 5 x 4.5 inches|
|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||3 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||20 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||5 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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Going for my first ride the camera worked very well however the film was sideways and I was unable to rotate the movie and ended up deleting it. The camera has a lens that rotates but there were no instructions regarding this feature and how to use it. On my next ride I rotated the lens and my film came out very nice.
Another example of poor instruction is the use of the waterproof case. Although the case works very well I had a difficult time mounting the camera and case to my helmet mount. After much consternation I finally located the small black plastic lock tabs that were preventing mounting. Had there been adequate instruction I would have been much happier.
In the minimal instructions provided there is information about downloading Storyteller" a program for uploading video etc. Storyteller takes a lot of time to upload your video. Additionally, in Storyteller is where you can make adjustments to your camera such as 720, 960 or 1080 filming and sound sensitivity. There was no information provided with the camera that explained this feature in Storyteller, I found it by looking around within the download.Read more ›
I found a way to install the Roam2 Firmware to the Roam1. Now you have all Roam2 features on the old Roam1
This is how it works:
Go to the contour homepage and download the current Contour2 Firmware V2.16
Download Firmware V2.16 -> you get the file "ContourRoam2.bin"
Rename the file to "ContourRoam.bin"
Plug the ContourROAM1 camera into your computer using a USB cable. Check to see that the Record slider is not in the forward (or ON) position. Once connected, the Battery LED on the ContourROAM1 will turn red and the camera will appear as an external USB device on your computer.
On your computer, navigate to the camera which is mounted as an external storage device.
Copy the ContourROAM.bin file that you downloaded and renamed in Step 2 to the camera's microSD card. Do not put it in any subfolders on the camera's microSD card.
On the microSD card of the camera will be a file called FW_RTC.txt. The file may be hidden and you may need to enable the ability to view hidden files in your computer's settings. Open the FW_RTC.txt file with a text editor application.
Near the top of the file is a line of text that reads `UPDATE_FW:N'. Change the `N' to a `Y' so it appears as `UPDATE_FW:Y' and save the file. This will instruct your camera to update the firmware when it next starts up.
Unplug the camera from your computer.
Press and release the Status Button. The camera will beep and the Memory and Battery LEDs will flash while the update is in progress. When the update is completed the camera will beep again and turn off.
That's it, now you have all Roam2 functions on your Roam1 including 720p with 60 FPS.
If you want, open the StoryTeller App on your PC and check if a Contour Roam2 will be recognized under "Devices".
Check some vids under youtube, username "budschidau". Have fun!
For simple point-and-shoot they're nice.
Picture quality is OK if a bit pixelated sometimes and lighting response seems unpredictable.
HOWEVER.. Contour closed its doors last summer, and now these are almost $100 each more expensive..
I would DEFINITELY NOT BUY THEM AT THIS PRICE, there's not going to be support anymore, and a few people had reported items which arrived defective.
I'd personally spend a bit more and get a supported camera like a GoPro, or if you HAVE to have a Contour, look at the newer ROAM2 model which is now around the same price.
If you're looking for a nice 1080P action video camera without a bunch of bells and whistles, this one is for you. This is last year's ROAM model. You have to plug it into a computer to make any adjustments (i.e. video quality, microphone sensitivity, etc.). And there is no app for it that let's you see the camera lens view on your smart phone.
All of that being said, it is still a waterproof, shockproof 1080P HD video camera that accepts a 32gb card and has a rechargeable battery that lasts at least 4 hours (about double that of a Go Pro). The lower profile is also nice feature. The lens is also rotatable 270 degrees...so you can mount the camera right side up, on either side, or even upside down. Whatever works for what you are trying to mount it to. Then you just turn the front lens to file the image from the correct "right side up" perspective. The aiming and leveling laser works great too.
The only real downside is that it is about twice as heavy as a Go Pro. This doesn't matter at all when hearing it on a motorcycle helmet, but it makes a difference if you're planning on wearing it on a headband or baseball cap most of the time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty tough- loved this camera - I did break it after it got some sand in the slide and its a bit jammed nowPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love them who needs go pro over priced square box when you can have something that is flushed and out the way. Why contour never pick up steam i would never understandPublished 6 months ago by La Machine
Really enjoyed the Contour despite being considered the "off brand" compared to GoPro. I needed an action camera fairly quickly and didnt want to spend a fortune so this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bernard H. Voor IV
I liked this camera, when it worked and the company wasn't out of business. Then one day it just stopped charging and that was it.Published 10 months ago by Ron
I really liked this camera and it was nice that it was waterproof with out a case. I also liked that I always knew if it was on or off by the position of the switch, no guessing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by DaddyLongLegs