Overview: The ContourROAM is a compact, High Definition video
camera designed for shooting in extreme conditions, even underwater. The camera comes with two
mounts, a profile mount and a rotating surface mount, for hands free recording.
It 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
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. A waterproof case (item #
8063330) is available 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
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
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.