Contour Roam Video Cameras

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $199.99


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ArmySlowRdr a Cross Country Rider from Killeen, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2012

Strengths:    Colors seem vibrant as compared to the Contour HD I have. Ease of operation is the name of this model's game. The slide switch is incredibly easy to move and it turns the camera on and starts recording. The battery is built in and easily charges back up through a USB port. The card slips into a card reader and files import easily into programs such as Sony Vegas 11.

Weaknesses:    The slide switch glides to on almost too easily. While you are adjusting it in the mount so as to obtain the right view point it is very easy to inadvertently start the camera. The sound very near to the cams mic is very accentuated while voices are almost negligible, even when stopped and close to the cam's mic. The latest "patch" does not fix this adequately.... but who really needs to hear voice later on the mtb trail anyway--what I do is use the Contour HD for a primary view and sound and use the Roam for an alternate view. Contour mounts, as are other manufacturer mounts, are inadequate but there are efefctive after-market solutions.

Bottom Line:   
Love this little camera. It is very easy to use and is fantastic as an initial foray into obtaining HD footage of rides..or for the more seasoned, as an alternate view camera. For mounts go with something like RAM (just google).. for 100 or so bucks you get a few different vantage points that are highly adjustable due to its ball and socket design.

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Favorite Trail:   Dana Peak

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Have used a variety of hand held miniDV cams strapped to the helmet, a lipstick style cam by helmetcamera.com, a POV1, and, now the Contour HD 720P and Contour Roam. Cameras continue to improve and as a bonus seem to be obtainable for less money.

Bike Setup:   full suspension 2005 Stumpjumper

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skiahh a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2012

Strengths:    Simple, straightforward, light, great picture quality for what it is

Weaknesses:    No replaceable battery

Bottom Line:   
Disclaimer: This is just my initial review based on limited (so far) usage of this camera.

The video I've taken from this look great and the camera seems to handle a wide variety of light conditions. Rode in the late afternoon, in and out of the trees and even directly towards the sun and the footage was more than acceptable everywhere. Depth of field isn't the greatest, but I suspect that's not unique to this camera.

In addition to the mounts that come in the box, I have the vented helmet mount and the flex strap mount. The helmet mount straps on tightly and provides a fairly stable platform over all but the roughest of terrain. I have not used the flex strap mount yet, but have tested the rails and it's very tight and secure.

Amazon had a limited coupon code for these before Christmas, so at $89, I couldn't go wrong!

Now if I can just get the hang of editing video....

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Pivot 429 or Felt 9

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