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Contour Design Contour+ Camcorder

£272.21
£79.99 £192.22 cheaper than 77 days ago
5MP 1/2 150.2g Dec 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Ten industry awards
Easy to use
Good size
63 Reviews + 10 Awards
alphr.com Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This video camera is one of the most awarded by camcorder experts of all the similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The writers at four expert review sites all said that this Contour Design video camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. CNET.com, Laptopmag.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au all gave this camcorder an "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review websites Ilounge.com and Alphr.com both thought that concluded that they would endorse this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at review websites Dv.com strongly endorse this medium total megapixels video camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Contour Design video camera received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk and it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk and spielefilmetechnik.de the average expert rating of this medium total megapixels video camera is 79 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 14 owner reviews this video camera has a terrific average owner rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this medium total megapixels video camera in the top 20% of all the camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

Good Brand

Contour Design is one of the better rated video camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Contour Design also has good ratings for its medium total megapixels camcorders.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twelve people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ on expert review site CNET.com.au “The Contour+2 is ideal for action adventurers who want a helmet camera with a simple recording control”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The Contour+, which we had the pleasure to use, is a full HD cap” . Dv.com mentioned “Refined editing control”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “The Contour+2 performs better, handles better” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. One person reckoned that this camcorder was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

Five people considered that the product was well made. Expert website Techgeek.com.au mentioned in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ “A solid entry in the crowded wearable-camera market.” and scored this camcorder 6 stars. Toptenreviews.com wrote “The Contour+2 has an HD camera for shooting high-quality video and stills, mobile connectivity for use with an app, built in GPS” in their review of the Contour Design Contour+. Amazon Customer mentioned “I'm impressed with how well made it feels” in their review of this camcorder.

Four people concluded that the Contour Design Contour+ was strong and durable. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Contour+ makes that task easy; it's a very convenient, very simple and very sturdy 'fire”. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ “The ContourGPS and the ContourRoam, were cheaper, more rugged” . Lee Osullivan scored the product 6 stars and he said in his Contour Design Contour+ review on Amazon “It is a robust piece of kit that does look rather cool next to your keyboard”.

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Well Designed

Four Contour Design Contour+ owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Dv.com said eleven years ago “Although Im pretty adept at keyboard shortcuts, Ive always loved working with jog/shuttle controls”. Two years ago Erkki Salonen wrote “Pretty good one when working with Magix Video Pro X7” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Julian Mildren wrote on Amazon “The feel of the jog-wheel and centre frame control is just superb reminds me of some of the up-market Sony edit controllers of old” in his Contour Design Contour+ review.

Two Contour Design Contour+ owners who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Digitalmedianet.com wrote in their Contour Design Contour+ review “Flat profile, ergonomic design, stability on desk, ease”. Mr. Lnf Maitland said on Amazon three years ago “The design is extremely comfortable”.

One Contour Design Contour+ reviewer said in their reviews that the Contour Design Contour+ was neat. G. Harrop wrote on Amazon “Very neat! It is also very easy to modify any of the button's actions to suit your own preferences” in their review of this camcorder.

One customer reckoned that it was smooth. Tom mentioned in his review of the Contour Design Contour+ “The scroll wheel works brilliantly and is as smooth or as fast as you want”.

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Good Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Outgoingcall quality is very good” . Five years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote “It still offers great image quality in a versatile device”. Goodgearguide.com.au rated it 8 stars and mentioned six years ago “In bright daylight conditions video quality is very good.”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Six years ago expert review site I4u.com gave this camcorder a score of 6 stars and said “The Contour+ makes very nice vide and has nice features”. I4u.com also wrote “The Contour+ has some cool features that make it better than the GoPro in some instances, check out the review for all of the detai” in their review. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model” in their review of this camcorder.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two Contour Design Contour+ owners who purchased it agreed that it had gps. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their Contour Design Contour+ review six years ago “It has a cool GPS feature.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who bought it wrote that it was compact. Expert website Maclife.com mentioned “The Contour+2 is a compact solution for capturing great-looking sports footage in HD.” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 7 stars.

Two people concluded that the product was thin. Expert website Appletell.com wrote “It’s a super thin, in-ear Bluetooth headset that has enough style t” in their review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a score of 8 stars. Ricky Wood mentioned on Amazon “Its very slim and fits nicely under my left hand while editing” in his review of this camcorder and gave the product a rating of 8 stars.

Two Contour Design Contour+ owners said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert website Dv.com wrote “Some users may prefer heavier alloy dial of the Shuttle Pro over the ShuttleXpress plastic dial” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “However, this wearable camera is too heavy to attach to clothing” in their review of this camcorder.

One person concluded that it was lightweight. Alphr.com mentioned “This lightweight camera is a tempting, feature-packed cycle camera”.

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Average Weight

At 150.2 grams, the Contour+ has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £192.22 (71%)

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Reasonably Priced

Two people who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Expert website I4u.com said “The real downside is the cost difference between the Contour+” in their review of the Contour Design Contour+.

One person who purchased the product thought it was expensive. In April last year D Mathis wrote “I do think its well overpriced considering its just a bunch of empty keys waiting to be used” in their Contour Design Contour+ review.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Contour Design released the Contour+ in April 2017.


Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of video cameras of this age and type is 41fps. The Contour+ has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Contour+ is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are Full HD.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper camcorders such as the GoPro Hero (£69.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on 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 video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Storage

Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Contour+ has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 32 gigabytes) amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 2GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.5 hours, the Contour+ has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Contour+ supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The Contour+ has a microphone in. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Display

Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Contour Design Contour+ does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The Contour+ has a wireless connection. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a wireless connection.

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Features Photo Mode

The Contour Design Contour+ features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Contour Design Contour+ has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Lens System

Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.8. The Contour Design Contour+ has a quite low maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The Contour+ has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers contour design 004980, contour rmpro2wht
Barcodes 00151902978383, 00163120321476, 00743870004982, 00743870004999, 00743870006481, 00763615713191, 04056256211802, 04057057056456, 05054533877252, 05054533877436, 07935737088232

Contour Design Contour+ Review Sources

To prepare this Contour Design Contour+ review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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