Contour Roam2: Conclusion

December 17, 2012 by Sarah White Reads (4,761)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 7
    • Features
    • 5
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 4
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Expandability
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 5.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overall, the Contour Roam 2 would be a convenient camera for anyone who wants to film their adventures, but is not looking for professional quality in the videos. The quality of the recorded movie left me feeling a bit dizzy, but it did capture a good viewing angle of the recorded scene, albeit with a slight fisheye effect.

Priced $200 at the time of review, the Contour is relatively expensive, considering there are HD action cameras for under $100, albeit with less picture control. If the goal is to shoot video on the go for fun, and not for professional means, then there are quite a few other options on the market that can get the job done for less money.

For those looking for professional quality, it might be a better option to up the price range and go for something like the Contour+2. It features mobile connectivity making it compatible with an iOS and Android smartphone app, which allows settings to be adjusted on the go, unlike the Contour Rome2. It also comes with the additional waterproof case, valued at $40 at the time of review, which for anyone interested in filming underwater, makes the step up in price a bit more worth it.

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