There are lots of choices for an action cam on the market today. I’ve covered a few of them on this very website and they each have their merits. This manufacturer, though, is definitely making some of my favorites. Contour currently makes two different models of their Contour Camera action cameras and they are both very competent. We will do a quick overview of each of the different action cam models down below. Check it out.
Contour Camera: Contour +2 Action Cam
First up, we’ll go over the more premium of the Contour camera options, the Contour+2 Video Camera. I absolutely love the way this thing looks. It has an awesome gunmetal type coloring all over it. Looks fantastic. And if I were interested in mounting a camera onto a firearm, paintball gun, or even a Nerf gun, I would definitely look into using this camera. They even make a Picatinny rail connection adapter for the Contour action cam. Anway, this camera records video in 1080p high definition and at a frame rate of up to 120 FPS. It also takes still shots. It has a 170-degree field of view for capturing those extra wide shots. Mounting the action cam anywhere is facilitated by the 270-degree rotating camera lens. The more premium features of this camera include GPS, Bluetooth, a removable lithium–ion battery, and the included waterproof case.
Contour Camera: Roam 3 Action Cam
We covered the premium version, now we’ll go over the sportier version of the Contour camera. This thing has a less polished look than the Contour+2, but it still looks pretty slick. It’s a little smaller and a little lighter but maintains the overall form factor of the other action cam. It also keeps most of the features from the other camera, including the 170-degree wide angle lens with the ability to rotate. However, it sacrifices the Bluetooth, GPS, and the ability to remove and swap out the battery. It does gain one notable feature, though: it’s completely waterproof. The Contour+ 2 required a bulky case to go into the water, a la the GoPro line of cameras. This one has the waterproof functionality built-in. This is actually a trade-off that some people will actually prefer and they can save a few dollars while they’re at it. The Contour Roam 3 is a good chunk of change cheaper than the Contour+ 2.
Contour Camera, Man Thoughts:
Okay, so my thoughts on these action cam offerings are overwhelmingly positive. They both look great and offer different features for different folks. The Contour+2 has GPS for video mapping your adventures, which would be great for hiking or decathlons, etc. With the Bluetooth, you can connect to your smartphone and control a bunch of different aspects of the action cam on the fly. You can also swap out the battery for longer recording sessions. The Roam 3 is less flashy and also less expensive. It foregoes the Bluetooth and GPS but gains a full waterproof chassis in the process. The two Contour camera offerings are both great options. Which one you’ll want to buy is wholly dependent on what you need out of it or, more superficially, which one you think looks better. Tough decision.