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Contour Design ContourRoam
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Contour Design ContourRoam Camcorder

5MP 144.5g 32GB Dec 2011
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
The ContourROAM is the ideal camera for a fun and easy experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. Just slide the record switch and you're instantly filming beautiful HD video.... More
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9 Reasons For

Contour Design Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Contour Design medium sensor size camcorders have good reviews on average and across all video cameras Contour Design is one of the superior manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the ContourRoam is Full HD.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most frequently found video format on medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The lightest comparable spec video camera that was launched more than two years ago is 76g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. The ContourRoam is one of the lighter video cameras of a similar type and age to the ContourRoam (only 144.5 grams) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the easypix Challenge Action (76g).

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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 typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small

With a height of only 34 millimeters, the ContourRoam is fairly small compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The average height of medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the ContourRoam is 79mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The ContourRoam does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The ContourRoam does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the ContourRoam.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to consider including the Philips CAM150.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Contour Design ContourRoam does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the ContourRoam also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HS900 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The ContourRoam does not have a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the ContourRoam do have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the ContourRoam are not 3D compatible. The Contour Design ContourRoam is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips CAM150 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Contour Design ContourRoam does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The ContourRoam is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the ContourRoam 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 ContourRoam is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which is also higher rated.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the ContourRoam is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This Contour Design camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Contour Design ContourRoam

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Contour Design released the ContourRoam.

Average Battery Life

At 3 hours, the ContourRoam has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the ContourRoam.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF S30 (4.5h), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The ContourRoam has a relatively typical maximum memory card size (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the ContourRoam.

Other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Contour Design Contour+ ($68.32) which has better reviews.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GZ-V515 (64GB), or the GZ-VX715 (64GB) both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30 (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Storage Media Type
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Life
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Lens System
Wireless Connection

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00817309010025
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