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ContourROAM Watersports Kit

Includes ContourROAM camcorder, waterproof case, USB cable and surfboard mount

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  • ContourROAM Watersports Kit

    Camcorder, waterproof enclosure and surfboard mount

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Our take on the ContourROAM Watersports Kit

by Woody Sherman

How do you take an epic concept and make it more epic? Well, one good answer is: add more cool stuff. And that's what the folks at Contour have done with the excellent ContourROAM camera. Let's start with a waterproof case, good to 60 meters. Add a versatile surfboard mount and a USB cable cable for downloading images and footage to your PC. You're now set for amazing point-of-view action worthy of the broadcast extreme sports shows.

Turn into that pipe

How do you communicate "gut-wrenching" in a moment? Or the feeling of the surf pelting your body and face? How about the awesome force of that big wave taking you down?

ContourROAM Watersports Kit

The ContourROAM is waterproof on its own to one meter — the waterproof enclosure ups that performance to 60 meters

You could use a lot of words, but it's not always easy to get across your personal perspective. You might have some neat still or video shots from the beach, shot by a helpful friend. That's a bit better, but... how about showing them what you see with shots from the ContourROAM HD camera? We're positive it will have your audience moving, or maybe cowering in their seats as they take every ride with you. It fits almost anywhere, and shoots luscious full HD video with a big-sky (or big sea!) wide angle.

Ready for action

This compact, aluminum-clad bruiser won't shy away from the rough and tumble. The camera just by itself is waterproof up to 1 meter, and is built to resist dust, dirt, and vibration. It features a rotating lens with a 170° viewing angle — just the ticket for detailed, color-faithful images that showcase the entire scope of your surroundings. It shoots three flavors of HD (including an intriguing "tall" aspect ratio, 1280 x 960), and has a 5-megapixel stills mode that shoots continuous images at variable rates.

Support groups

To help this camera go through everything you'll put it through, Contour has a wide array of available accessories, such as handlebar and helmet mounts for when you're on the trails instead of in the waves. You'll appreciate the convenience of a microSD flash memory port — especially as it supports capacities up to 32GB.

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Features:

  • captures HD video in 1080p/720p/"HD tall" resolution (1280 pixels vertical x 960 pixels horizontal)
  • waterproof enclosure rated to 60 meters (camera alone waterproof to 1 meter)
  • built-in battery
  • built-in tripod mount
  • snaps 5-megapixel still images
  • can snap pictures every 1/3/5/10/30/60 seconds to limits of memory card/battery
  • records to microSDHC cards up to 32GB (not included)
  • 170° wide-angle lens rotates up to 270° for properly aligned video no matter where you mount the camera
  • custom six-element glass lens
  • built-in mono microphone
  • includes camera, waterproof enclosure, surfboard mount, and USB cable
Technical specs:
  • built-in battery provides up to 3 hours of operation fully charged
  • USB port for easy connection to a PC (cable included)
  • 1-5/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 3-15/16"D
  • weight: 5.1 oz. with memory
  • warranty: 6 months
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size (inches)
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N/A
Viewfinder
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None
Total Pixel Count
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Effective Pixel Count for Video
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High-Definition
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Yes
Aspect Ratio
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16:9, 4:3
Manual Focusing
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No
Filter Diameter
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N/A
Optical Zoom
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N x
Digital Zoom
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N x
Night Imaging
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No
Image Stabilization
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No
Built-in Video Light
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No
Built-in Memory
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None
Max Recording Time w/ Included Battery
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3 Hours
Digital Still Camera Features
Effective Pixel Count for Stills
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Built-in Photo Flash
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No
Still Image Aspect Ratios
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16:9
Inputs and Outputs
USB Port
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USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI Output
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No
Mic Input
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No
Dimensions
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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5.1
Width (inches)
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1-3/8
Height (inches)
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2-1/4
Depth (inches)
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4
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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180 Days
Labor Warranty
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180 Days
Image Sensor Warranty
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180 Days
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • ContourROAM HD camcorder
  • 39" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and Mini-B USB 2.0 on the other end)
  • Waterproof case
  • 2 Dual-sided self-adhesive pads
  • Surf mount
  • Surf mount base
  • Surf mount base adhesive pad
  • Rubber lens cover
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Contour window decal
  • Surf Mount Directions
  • Waterproof Case Directions

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Features

Overview: The ContourROAM is a compact, High Definition video camera designed for shooting in extreme conditions, even underwater. This ContourROAM Watersports Kit includes the camera, a waterproof case, and a surfboard mount. The camera also has a built-in standard tripod thread. The ContourROAM has a rugged aluminum body.

Rotating Lens: The camera is equipped with a 170° super wide-angle lens. The lens can be rotated 90° in one direction and 180° in the other to accommodate a wide variety of shooting angles. A rubber lens cover is included to protect the lens when not in use.

Simple Controls: The ContourROAM has a large, sliding switch on the top of the camera. When pushed forward, the camera powers on, beeps once, and begins recording. When pushed back, the camera stops recording, beeps twice, and powers off. The Record Status LEDs turn on and off to indicate when the camera is recording. The Status Button on the back activates a Laser Line (to indicate the orientation of the lens and aid with leveling the camera), and turns on the battery and memory status LEDs (Green: 50% or more capacity, Yellow: 20%-50% capacity, Red: 20% or less capacity).

Selectable Shooting Modes: The ContourROAM can record HD video (H.264) in three different resolutions: Full HD (1920 x 1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio), Tall HD (1280 x 960p, 4:3), and Action HD (1280 x 720p, 16:9), all at 30 frames per second. The camera also records AAC audio from the built-in, multi-directional microphone. The camera is also capable of shooting 5-megapixel still images at intervals of 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.

Note: Changing the shooting mode and adjusting the microphone sensitivity require the camera to be connected to a computer via USB, and using the downloadable Contour Storyteller software.

Waterproof: The ContourROAM has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means the camera is waterproof to one meter in depth. A sealed gasket protects the inside of the camera, so you can shoot video under water, or in the rain, snow. or sleet. The included waterproof case is for scuba diving or wakeboarding, providing protection down to 60 meters below the surface.

Recording Media: The ContourROAM can record HD video and still images onto microSD cards up to 32 GB (not included). The camera has no built-in memory. To view your videos and still images, you can connect the camera to your computer and upload them, or remove the microSD card and use a memory card reader. When recording in Full HD (1920 x 1080), a Class 4, 6, or 10 microSD card is recommended.

Note: A 32 GB microSD card is capable of capturing up to 8 hours of footage when shooting in full HD mode.

Battery Information: The ContourROAM uses a built-in, non-removable, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.7 volts, 1350 mAh). The battery is charged via a USB connection from a computer (Mac or PC) or other device compliant with USB 2.0 / 1.1 standards. It can also be charged with an optional Contour wall or car battery charger. The battery is charged to about 80% in one hour, and to a full charge in approximately 4 hours. Battery life is approximately 3 hours on a fully-charged battery.

Mounting Options: The camera comes with a rotating surface mount and a profile mount. The mounts have a strong adhesive backing for adhering them to a flat, dry surface. The mounts and camera have a rail-and-groove interface that securely holds the camera onto the mount. A leash, tethering the camera to the mount, is included to help prevent loss in case the camera comes off its mount. Optional mounts are available, including a flex strap mount, bar mount, suction cup mount, and universal mount adapter. Additional rotating flat surface mounts and profile mounts (from the left or right side) are available.

Note: The camera also has a standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount on the bottom.

Contour Storyteller Software: The downloadable Contour Storyteller software lets you watch, edit, and assemble your videos and photos. Once your stories are completed, you can upload them to the Contour Community site, to Facebook or Twitter, embed in your own website, or attach to an email. The software also allows you to set up your camera for your next shoot. You can set the video recording resolution, photo mode interval, audio sensitivity, and lighting. Minimum System Requirements for Storyteller are:
  • Windows: Windows XP SP2/Windows Vista/Windows 7, Quicktime 7 or greater
  • Mac: OS X 10.5 or greater, Quicktime 7 or greater
Note: The camera will also connect to your computer via USB as a generic mass storage device, allowing you to access the video and still image files without the Storyteller software.
 

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Ready for the water

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 5/18/2012 11:00:00 AM

This kit has everything you need to hit the water (and document your adventures there). The surfboard mount is pretty rugged — rugged enough to endure a wipeout or two. The waterproof case is also substantial. I would have no problem taking the CountroROAM scuba diving in that case.

One nice feature about these accessories is that they have lime-green accents that stand out. So if the case happens to slip out of your hands, it's easier to spot underwater. And the kit includes a clear plastic case that holds the camcorder and its USB cord.

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