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Contour Design Contour+ Camcorder

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice altomdata.dk Recommended dv.com Excellence Award ilounge.com Limited Recommendation
5MP 150.2g 32GB Dec 2011
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
With the largest lens of any PoV camera, the Contour+ captures beautiful 1080p video. The 2.8" aperture, 170 wide-angle rotating lens delivers the truest, high quality image with minimal... More
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20 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts rave about this Contour Design video camera and have given it six awards.

The experts at Altomdata.dk, Ilounge.com and Dragonsteelmods.com all endorse this medium sensor size camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this Contour Design camcorder received an "Excellence Award" from Dv.com and the reviewer at Hwt.dk gave it a "Bronze Product of the Year" award and said it was good.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site said that this video camera was good. This camcorder received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com and v3.co.uk this video camera has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Contour+ owners rated this video camera 89 out of 100.

Robust

Eight people who bought the product thought it was well made. Ten years ago Mac World mentioned in his Contour Design Contour+ review “Solid protection, doesnt take away from iPods appearance, more protection than iSee-video, reversible removable belt clip, compatible with some accessories”. Macnn.com mentioned “Solid protection, doesnt take away from iPods appearance, reversible removable belt clip, compatible with some accessories”. Expert website Macnews.com wrote “The iSee case for the 5G (video) iPod case from Contour Design is a nice, solid (literally) case” in their review of this camcorder.

Several Contour Design Contour+ reviewers considered that the product was strong and durable. Lee Osullivan mentioned in his review “It is a robust piece of kit that does look rather cool next to your keyboard” nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Ten years ago Ilounge.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “An attractive, durable clear hard plastic case that is easy to use”.

One Contour Design Contour+ reviewer mentioned that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Expert website Dragonsteelmods.com said “However, due to the size of its screen it is prone to be easily damaged” and scored the Contour Design Contour+ 4 stars.

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Nice Design

Some people who reviewed this camcorder thought it was a good design. Mr. Lnf Maitland wrote two years ago “The design is extremely comfortable” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote “When youve invested £1,199 on a brand new MacBook Air laptop simply so you can use a slower-than-average Mac with a lighter than normal design”. Expert website Ilounge.com wrote “Rather than merely re-releasing its past iSee for iPod nano, Contour Design has redesigned its clear hard plastic iSee case for the second generation nano” and rated the Contour Design Contour+ 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed the Contour Design Contour+ considered that it was good looking. Erkki Salonen wrote “Pretty good one when working with Magix Video Pro X7”. Three years ago Powerhooper said in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ “This is a well thought-out product, beautifully designed and very well built”. Macworld.com wrote on expert review site Mac World “People buy iPods in part because they’re sexy”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Amazon Customer said on Amazon two years ago “Good ergonomic mouse”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Ergonomically speaking, constantly reaching for” in their review of the Contour Design Contour+. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Contour RollerMouse Free2 offers ultra-smooth operation and ergonomic benefits an ordinary mouse can't match”.

A number of Contour Design Contour+ reviewers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was smooth. Tom gave the product an excellent review and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Is as smooth or as fast as you want”. Macworld.co.uk said in their review “Contour’s iSee is one case that won’t hide the good looks of your iPad thanks to its clear, smooth, polycarbonate chassis”. Four years ago expert review site Technologytell.com mentioned in their review “They're fast, smooth”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was luxurious. Julian Mildren said “Centre frame control is just superb reminds me of some of the up-market Sony edit controllers of old” in his review. Expert review site Ilounge.com wrote in their Contour Design Contour+ review “Deluxe Showcases ($33), premium hard cases that have repeatedly won acclaim from iLounge?s editors”.

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Good Product Quality

Five people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I'm impressed with how well made it feels” in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ and gave it a rating of 5 stars. D Mathis mentioned on Amazon “Well made 2”. Three years ago Powerhooper wrote on Amazon “The mechanical quality is excellent”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned “It is already set up to use certain applications so you may get away without needing to reprogram it” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Two years ago G. J. Krupa gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Mac I'd say the software is just a little bit more advanced and intuitive on the Apple platform as well as being bundled with more pre-created profiles” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Julian Mildren said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon six years ago “Super Frame Control”.

Four people who bought this camcorder considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In October this year Poison Dwarf wrote on Amazon “Which allows a more comfortable fit for left handed users” in their review. Computeractive.co.uk said “A superb, comfortable alternative to the old-fashioned mouse”.

One Contour Design Contour+ reviewer thought the product was easy to assemble. Six years ago Beatweek.com wrote “Stylish and easy to assemble”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Robert White mentioned in his Contour Design Contour+ review on Amazon “It was very easy to set up and very intuitive to use, we are very pleased indeed”.

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Good Size

A number of Contour Design Contour+ owners wrote in their reviews that the Contour Design Contour+ was lightweight. Eight years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Contour Designs rE-versible Apple MacBook Air sleeve is a stylish, lightweight laptop cover” and scored the Contour Design Contour+ 4 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk also eight years ago “Lightweight design doesnt compromise MacBook Airs weight, safe padding, good construction”. Expert review site Ipodobserver.com wrote in their review of this camcorder in the same month “Its composed of two lightweight polycarbonate parts held together by a remarkable recessed rubber hinge” .

Several Contour Design Contour+ owners considered that the Contour Design Contour+ was thin. Ricky Wood said on Amazon five years ago “Its very slim and fits nicely under my left hand while editing”. Ten years ago Ilounge.com said in their Contour Design Contour+ review “Bottom ports are recessed beneath narrow lip of hard plastic, making larger accessories” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Appletell.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their Contour Design Contour+ review “It’s a super thin, in-ear Bluetooth headset that has enough style t”.

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Good Brand

Medium sensor size camcorders built by Contour Design have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just medium sensor size camcorders) and found that Contour Design also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

One Contour Design Contour+ reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Gcn.com wrote “Of Windham, N.H, has all the standard features you would find in an ergonomically designed product”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Contour+ is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Contour+, the Contour+ has an HDMI port.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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SD Memory Card

The Contour+ supports an SD memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The best memory card type of all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Contour+ is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Small

The Contour+ is one of the smaller camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Contour+ (only 34 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Contour+ have heights of between 17mm and 240mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person who reviewed it thought it was not good in terms of USB connections. Mr Daniel Arce rated it 40 out of 100 and he said in his Contour Design Contour+ review this month “Contour also didn't respond to an email I had about a loose USB connection which caused it to disconnect if i move it around”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased the Contour Design Contour+ thought it was not noisy. Rae Martin mentioned in her Contour Design Contour+ review two years ago “The click bar is noisy and too sensitive (even on least sensitive setting” nonetheless she gave the product an excellent review score.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Contour+ does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Contour+ do have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Contour Design Contour+ does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Contour+ also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Contour+ does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Contour+ which have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Contour Design Contour+ is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Contour+ are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Contour Design Contour+ does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Contour+ also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Contour+ is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Contour+ are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a built-in projector. The Contour+ is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of camcorders that have been available for more than two years range from 2.5 to 34, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.6. The Contour+ has a quite low maximum aperture value (only 2.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Contour+.

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Only Has One White Balance Mode

The Contour+ has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camcorder. The white balance modes Custom modes are also found on this video camera.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Contour Design Contour+ has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Contour+. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of camcorders of this age and type is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. With a minimum aperture of 2.8, the Contour Design Contour+ has a fairly high minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Contour+.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Contour Design Contour+

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Battery Life

At 2.5 hours, the Contour+ has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Contour+.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Contour+ has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 150.2 grams, the Contour+ has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens System
Megapixel Count

6 Awards

hwt.dk Bronze Product of the Year altomdata.dk Recommended dv.com Excellence Award ilounge.com Limited Recommendation

Expert Reviews

(48)

Actually, my favorite mouse isn't a mouse at all in the conventional sense, but a Contour RollerMouse Free2 roller bar. I can't say enough good about roller bars. They're fast, smooth, and easy on... Read more…

Unique ergonomic mouse alternative
Avlaster arm og skuldre
Knappene er plassert innenfor rekkevidde med en hnd
Justeringsmuligheter
Godt rullehjul
Expensive
Takes a little practice to avoid accidental clicking
Hndleddsputene er litt for lave og harde
Mangler egne fremog tilbakeknapper for surfing
Stiv pris
26 April 2012

The Contour RollerMouse Free2 offers ultra-smooth operation and ergonomic benefits an ordinary mouse can't match...

4 December 2010

Contour Design?s adaptation of its signature iSee case to the iPad is no surprise, as the see-through hard plastic case has been around in various incarnations for the iPhone and iPod for much of... Read more…

Stylish and easy to assemble
Flimsy and not very sturdy on the stand
26 October 2010

A superb, comfortable alternative to the old-fashioned mouse...

26 October 2010

A superb, comfortable alternative to the old-fashioned mouse Good points Much better control than a mouse, once you get used to it; handy shortcut buttons Bad points Expensive...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 by D Mathis
(Verified Purchase)

Pros : 1: Well made 2: Quality Plastics used Cons: 1: Jog shuttle wheel too small, shallow & difficult to GRIP !!! 2: The strength of the spring in the Jog Shuttle Wheel is too stiff & makes the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I have had a rollermouse before and it finally died on me. After a lot of research this is the only suitable version for me now. As all models claim to be left and right hand suitable but are too... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for Premiere Pro.

I bought this through the keyboard company. It's a massively overpriced product that promises more than it can give. Contour also didn't respond to an email I had about a loose USB connection... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by DungBeatle

This device has managed to give me tennis elbow pains in BOTH elbows.. while in the past, I only had problems with my right (mouse) arm. The mechanism itself is clever, but the buttons present the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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