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Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Great picture quality (18)
  • Image stabilization (11)
  • Good in low light (5)
  • Great sound (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound (7)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • HD shooting (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Home movies (7)
  • Movies/short films (7)
  • Documentaries (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (9), Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (4)

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4.0

Contour+2

By G.O.

from Orygun

About Me Video Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Build quality
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Ok Battery Life
  • Rotatable lense

Cons

  • Needs More Mount Options
  • No Bulk File Utility
  • No Mic Adapter
  • Poor Sound

Best Uses

  • Great Helmet Cam

Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

After first trying out the Drift Ghost and not being impressed with it's function and performance, I sent it back and ordered the Contour+2, first I was impressed by the build quality, the ease of putting it into operation and most of the recording options. The video quality was more than acceptable for my needs, audio needs work, no 2.5 to 3.5 adapter and external mic should be included with kit. I did not like the fact that using the time-lapse photo function it does not record images in a continous file naming function, it stops, resets and continues with different file names, a bulk file conversion utility should be included, it's not. Had the Contour came with these items it would have been 5 star rating, and btw, needs more mount options.

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5.0

Hands Down Best Camera

By Hezzy

from Sharon Vermont

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • Home Movies
  • Movies/Short Films
  • Travel

Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

I have a Drift 1080 HD which is a Good camera, I Tried a contour, but was looking for external mic, and GPS. Then I got the Contour+2. I got this one because of the external Mic, which works great. the quality of the movies are GREAT. I use this on my four wheeler and snowmobile. All the cameras I have are good, But this one is by far the best as far as movies and sound go. and It's very easy to use....

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4.0

Great Action Cam works well easy to use

By Matt

from Elizabethtown, NC

About Me Video Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Poor Sound

Best Uses

  • Home Movies
  • Movies/Short Films

Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

All the features of the Contour +2 are as stated. I would have rated it at 5 stars, but the sound is low on playback.

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5.0

a real competitor for the Hero 3 Black

By TH

from Omaha

About Me Video Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light
  • Poor Sound
  • Poor Still Image

Best Uses

  • Bike Cam
  • Cap Cam
  • Cardash Cam
  • Documentaries
  • HD Shooting
  • Home Movies
  • Travel

Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

I have a Contour HD1080p that I got a few years ago and have always been disappointed with, specifically the soft image I attributed to a cheap lens. I recently bought a Hero 3 Black and loved the image - when it worked, that is - since the camera has firmware and other problems and was returned to the store.

That's when I decided to try the newest Contour+2, and boy am I happy with it! The full HD is as sharp as the Hero, and the camera doesn't have issues with locking up like the Hero did. The rotatable lens is a real plus, and the sleek design, tons of mounts, etc. make it a real winner. I am so glad I gave Contour another chance - very nice camera.

P.S. The audio is just as disappointing as it is on every other cam out there, but when it matters I record with a separate recorder and dub it in later.

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5.0

Amazing action camcorder

By Roger Bravo

from Boise, ID

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Storyteller Needs Work

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Travel

Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

The Contour +2, so far, has surpassed my expectations. Great picture quality, super easy to use and the GPS data is a cool extra... The form factor of these cameras exceeds anything else on the market. The Bluetooth connection to my Android phone was easy and really enhanced the usability of this camcorder.

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5.0

Great camera

By Hank

from Stockton CA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    I have a contour Roam and the video quality of the contour+2 is more vivid than the roam. Love the Bluetooth app lets you make adjustment in the field,start and stop recordings is easy as the flick of switch. Love it,

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    5.0

    A perfect Action Camcorder

    By Jack1

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Action Sports
    • Sports
    • Travel

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    Baseball, Wakesurfing, Wakeboarding, Hiking, Scuba Diving....Easy to use - Easy to download and edit video.....Simple with quality!! Without an external mic, sound quality is below average.

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    5.0

    Very nice

    By GRS

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • SportsAction

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    This is exactly what I was hoping it would be. Very easy to use, good image quality. The build quality is better than I was expecting. The waterproof case seems very nice but it seems like it should come with some kind of protector for the lens area to avoid scratches.

    Sound quality is not very good but sound isn't terribly important for most action video.

    Do not buy a tripod mount for this camera, it has the insert in it already.

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    4.0

    Contour Review

    By Kevin Mac Filmmaker

    from Summit, NJ

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    I use this product for my production company. I use this for all sports and for cliff jumping into the water.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great Product!!!

    By Josh

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light
    • Poor Still Image

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Travel

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    The Contour +2 is a great action cam. I chose the contour over the new GoPro Hero 3 because over the better mounting capabilities and the gps data that the contour had. Also, the Contour +2 allows me to view the live video feed from my smartphone over bluetooth, which is great. Overall, I would highly recommend this action camera to anyone!

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Contour +2

    By Ribeye

    from Greene County NC

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

    I used the product on the slopes with my snowboard. I mounted it on my helment and it worked great. Video quality was amazing. I highly recommend this item.

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    4.0

    Does what it says!

    By Keep going

    from Fort Collins, CO

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films

      Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

      For active sports (i.e. snowboarding, and mountain biking) the camera has been easy to use and provides great quality video! The set-up is easy with the online help and being able to link it to the phone to actually see how the "shot" is going to look made it easy to get it right the first time out. Thanks!

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      5.0

      Review

      By Ribeye

      from Eastern North Carolina

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Travel

      Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

      I am using this product to record me and my family/friends snowboarding/skiing. I may try to use it in the summer on the water. I love that it has GPS built in and Bluetooth. I wish the mounting was a little different but it still works great. Love it

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      5.0

      A brilliant camera package.

      By Tom

      from Australia/Indonesia

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel

        Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

        This is a terrific product, a great improvment over previous models. The rotating lens makes it much more versatile than GoPro when mounting. Image quality is great, and the form factor is wonderful. Quality feels great.

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        5.0

        The best action camera

        By Jeff

        from Barrington, Illinois

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bluetooth To My Phone
        • Compact Sizeprofile
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Multiple mounting options

        Cons

        • Plastic Battery Door

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • HD Shooting
        • Motorsports
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel

        Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

        I still have my original VholdR, the first camera from This company, non HD but a workhouse
        This is by far the best action camera around, compact, non obtrusive size with excellent performance. I used this camera diving in the south pacific with excellent results, it will be on a snowboard trip next.
        Overall the best action camera out there, I will be purchasing another for my kid!!!

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        5.0

        perfect Camcorder

        By Mohamed

        from Montreal Qc Canada

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel

          Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

          easy to use.Nice feature with the GPS tracking: it showa altitude, speed, maps.nice design and good assembley quality.

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          4.0

          Ease of use and fantastic quality

          By foleyfeet

          from South Australia

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Ext Mic Plug
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Travel

            Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

            Straight out the box, I put the battery in, inserted the supplied 4GB card, and put it on charge, a couple of hours later I was ready for action.
            One big button on the top to turn it on and off, so easy!
            I then setup the bluetooth to my iPhone, again, a simple task, this is a great feature, it not only allows you to view you camera live, but also start and stop it and make changes to camera settings. One handy feature is the 2 position switch on the camera, this allows you to setup two of your favourite camera settings, so with a flick of switch you can quickly swap from 1080 full res pic, to stills, but the choice is yours to what you want to setup.

            The only thing I would like changes to is the storyteller software, it would be great to able to do the slow motion changes on rather than having to import the footage to separate editing software. The camera states it does 120fps but you cannot just connect it to you PC or Mac and watch it, it has to be put through software , So I think this should be something that Storyteller does , this would make this camera the perfect all round kit.

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            5.0

            Great camera with all the features

            By Chas the mtn biker

            from Portland OR

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • No image stabilization
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about Contour+2 Hands-Free Full HD Action Camcorder:

            I have the Contour Roam which I like. However, the Roam has several features I wish it had. The biggest if the ability to record more than 30 fps. The new +2 not only allows you to record in 60 fps, but you can also record in 120 fps (though at a smaller resolution). The Roam is great for its ease in use. The +2 took those aspects. There's only one real switch to start recording. No more missed shots. It also includes a really nice waterproof camera. It could double as a sturdy case in those situations you want to protect your investment. The image quality is good. There are tons of mounting options. I prefer the strap mount since it can go on virtually any object.The bluetooth aspect is pretty sweet also. The iPod app works great and the real time image only lags 1-2 secs. You can change many settings including resolution, fps, white balance, contrast, sharpness, gps, beeps, and others. You can also start recording from your app and still see what the camera is recording in real time. If you're recording in 120 fps there is no image though. Now you can setup your camera in a hard to reach spot, and record in a safe or more convenient spot. The range seems pretty good (at least 25 feet).The camera is lighter than the Roam which is nice. Also there are nice indents to indicate the position of the lens when you rotate it. There's also a tripod mount like the Roam. The GPS seems to lock on a signal really fast. I'm having trouble downloading the Contour Connect Software so I haven't been able to see how accurate the tracking is.I haven't been able to test battery life. I think the 120 fps will drain your battery a lot faster than 30 fps. Also I'm sure the bluetooth feature will drain your battery even if its not recording. Buy another battery as backup in case your activity is longer than 3 hours.Overall I'm very happy with this camera. It's light and comes with a nice case. The bluetooth aspect is sweet and will allow your shot to be perfectly lined up. It's packed with so many features but it cost [$] less than the original Contour +. The low profile of the camera makes it looks more streamlined than the GoPro. Buy this camera. You wont be sorry. The Roam will make a good camera if you want to take unique shots during your activity or good for a backup.

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