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Contour Design ContourRoam
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Contour Design ContourRoam Camcorder

5MP 144.5g 32GB Full HD Dec 2011
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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 Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Full HD HD Type

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

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Full HD

Full HD

The ContourRoam is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The weights of camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the ContourRoam range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. With a weight of only 144.5 grams, the ContourRoam is one of the lighter comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst video cameras of this age.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the easypix Challenge Action (£99.90) (76g).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder 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 have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small

Camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the ContourRoam have heights of between 17mm and 240mm, and the average height is 79mm. With a height of only 34 millimeters, the ContourRoam is one of the smaller camcorders that were launched around the same time as the ContourRoam amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ContourRoam have an HDMI port, however the ContourRoam does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The ContourRoam does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ContourRoam, the Contour Design ContourRoam does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HS900.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Contour Design ContourRoam does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the ContourRoam do have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The ContourRoam is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The ContourRoam does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The ContourRoam is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Contour Design ContourRoam is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the ContourRoam are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the ContourRoam is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This Contour Design camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Contour Design ContourRoam

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 3 hours, the Contour Design ContourRoam has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the ContourRoam.

Camcorders with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Canon Legria HF S30 (4.5h and higher rated), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,089.49) (4.75h and higher rated).

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the ContourRoam has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Contour Design Contour+ (£22.41).

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the GZ-V515 (64GB), or the GZ-VX715 (£145.99) (64GB) both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30 (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Shutter
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Photo Mode
Lens System
Wireless Connection
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00817309010025

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