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Contour Design Contour+ Camcorder

dragonsteelmods.com Recommended dv.com Excellence Award ilounge.com Limited Recommendation
5MP 150.2g 32GB Full HD Dec 2011
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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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Six Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, this medium sensor size camcorder is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camcorder. Altomdata.dk, Ilounge.com and Dragonsteelmods.com all gave this Contour Design video camera a "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both thought that this video camera was good. Dv.com gave this Contour Design video camera an "Excellence Award", confirming their endorsement and it received a "Bronze Product of the Year" award from Hwt.dk who decided it was good.

One more expert review site decided that this Contour Design camcorder was good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this video camera a "Good Choice" award.

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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.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this medium sensor size camcorder on average 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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Contour Design Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Contour Design is one of the better rated video camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Contour Design also has good ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras.

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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 frequently found HD type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Full HD

The Contour Design Contour+ is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Contour Design 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 camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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SD Memory Card

This camcorder supports an SD memory card, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time 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 the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this type and age.

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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 video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Small

The average height of video cameras of this spec and age is 79mm. At only 34 millimeters, the Contour+ is fairly small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Contour+.

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15 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.

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Contour+ has a fairly slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Contour+. The average maximum frame rate of medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the Contour+ is 41fps.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Contour+ does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Contour+ which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Contour+ does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Contour+ is 2GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Contour+ has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Contour+.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Contour+ have a built-in display, however the Contour+ does not have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Contour+, the Contour+ is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Contour+ do not have a night mode. The Contour+ is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

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

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the Contour+, the Contour+ is not waterproof.

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Only Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Contour+ is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most frequently found white balance mode is Indoor, but this white balance mode is not found on this video camera. The white balance modes Custom modes are also found on this Contour Design video camera.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The video capturing speeds of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 25fps to 60fps. At only 30 frames per second, the Contour+ has a fairly low video capturing speed compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Contour+ is more than most comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Contour+. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Contour Design video camera.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Contour+ is 2.2. With a minimum aperture of 2.8, the Contour+ has one of the higher minimum apertures amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Contour Design Contour+

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Battery Life

At 2.5 hours, the Contour Design Contour+ has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 150.2 grams, the Contour+ has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Contour+.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Photo Mode
Lens System
Megapixel
Wireless Connection

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(21)
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
21 July 2010

Contour?s iSee is one case that won?t hide the good looks of your iPad thanks to its clear, smooth, polycarbonate chassis. We thought the case was quite flimsy at first and were concerned it... Read more…

18 February 2010

Ilounge.com

A little history: Incase was amongst the first companies to create an all-in-one wall and car charger for iPods, and initially released the functional but physically somewhat awkward Incase... Read more…

31 December 2009

With all the restrictions on what you can and can not carry on airplane flying around, there?s one thing that seems certain. The less you pack the better of you?ll be. As I get my gear bag ready... Read more…

When I talk on an in-car Bluetooth speakerphone, the people at the other end almost always complain that they can tell my disembodied voice is coming through a speakerphone. Whether the unit is... Read more…

Outgoingcall quality is very good
Headset is easy to turn on
Incoming voices can sound flat or robotic
Flashing lights are distracting at night
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User Reviews

(14)
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…

Reviewed 23 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for Premiere Pro.

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Erkki Salonen
(Verified Purchase)

I am using this with Magix Video Pro X7. There were no direct setup for such application but found settings for X4. This works most of time ok. Minor problem is when you move focus from timeline... Read more…

Reviewed 14 November 2014 by C. J. Elliott
(Verified Purchase)

It works well, I like the customization, and it does what it says it will do. Two small criticisms...Why does it insist on thing that I am in Premiere capture mode when I am in Premiere edit... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2014 by Mr. Lnf Maitland
(Verified Purchase)

If you use short cut keys a lot and are prepared to put the time in to get used to learning this then I think you will use it all the time. I primarily use it in Illustrator but also in Premiere,... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers contour rmpro2, contour rmpro2w, contour rmwave2, contour rmwave2b, contour rmpro2wh, contour rmpro2wht, contour rmwave2bl, contour rmwave2blk, contour design 6211, contour design 004980, contour design mrmpro2, contour design mrmpro2s, contour design mrmpro2si, contour design ctr004990, contour design mrmpro2sil, contour design mrmpro2silv, contour design contourkeyboard
Barcodes 00151902978383, 00163120321476, 00743870004982, 00743870004999, 00743870006481, 00743870006528, 00743870006801, 00763615713191, 00817309010285, 04056256211802, 04057057056456, 05054533877252, 05054533877436, 07935737088232

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