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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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Three Industry Awards

Experts in video cameras love this video camera and have given it three awards.

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Contour Design camcorder. Ilounge.com and Dragonsteelmods.com both gave this video camera a "Recommended" award.

This medium total megapixels video camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Dv.com who thought that this camcorder was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Sixteen experts from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Mac World and gadgetguy.com.au have rated this Contour Design camcorder on average 75 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 14 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Contour Design video camera is 89%.

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

Contour Design is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Contour Design also has good ratings for its medium total megapixels 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 camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Contour+ has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Contour+.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264|MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 age and spec to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Contour+ has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Contour Design camcorder.

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15 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Six Contour Design Contour+ owners concluded that this camcorder was not cheap. This month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Contour Design Contour+ “Although expensive, its well worth the money” but even so they scored the product very highly. In October D Mathis mentioned “I do think its well overpriced considering its just a bunch of empty keys waiting to be used” in their Contour Design Contour+ review. Mr Daniel Arce wrote in his review on Amazon in the same month “It's a massively overpriced product that promises more than it can give”.

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 Stabilizer

The Contour+ does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Contour+ do have an image stabilizer.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Contour+, the Contour Design Contour+ is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Contour+ does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Contour+ also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 32 gigabytes, the Contour Design Contour+ has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Contour+. The maximum memory card sizes of medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 130GB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec have a built-in display, however the Contour+ does not have a built-in display.

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Not 3D

The Contour+ is not 3D. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Contour+ are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The Contour Design 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 medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Contour+ 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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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this type and age are not waterproof. The Contour Design Contour+ is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Contour+ range from 1.8 to 34. At only 2.8, the Contour+ has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Contour+.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Contour Design Contour+ has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Contour+. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8. With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the Contour+ has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Contour Design Contour+

Released Over Five Years Ago

Contour Design released the Contour+ over five years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2.5 hours, the Contour+ has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Contour+.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 150.2 grams, the Contour+ has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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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

dragonsteelmods.com Recommended dv.com Excellence Award ilounge.com Limited Recommendation

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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