Natty Cordon tells us about the Contour Roam in her Contour Roam review. Enjoy.
Good footage for a good price
Contour have never been the obvious choice if you’re choosing a camera for kayaking, but having recently re-emerged under new management, the company has a lot to offer any badass on a budget.
I recently read a review of Contour’s top-of-the-range camera, the Contour +2. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for with action cameras, but if you’re after a camera that delivers quality footage for a fraction of the price, then the Roam 2 is a great way to go. Here’s why…
Contour disappeared from the scene last year after the company went into difficulties. Since then Contour have been reborn under new management which puts Contour POV cameras back on the scene. Although a firm GoPro user I have tested the Contour range a few times and really like a number of their features. Check out my review of the Contour +2.
The UK distributers of Contour products (Ultra Sport Europe) kindly agreed to send me one of the new Contour + 2 cameras for test.
One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, Contour, Garmin, Sony or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.
The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.
New in for test this week at the Unsponsored HQ is a Contour +2 action camera. After setting up the camera I downloaded the apps for my Mac and iPhone.