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conclusion:We're mixed

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Contour may be a big name in the compact sports camera market, but their ContourROAM2 doesn't have what it takes to separate itself from the pack. The ContourROAM2 managed to do fairly well when it came to video recording, with Digital Trends saying the quality is "sufficient for online use" and CNET finding that "if your main need is to share clips online, the results are definitely pleasing, with nice color and detail." Like most sport cameras, the ContourROAM2 struggled with audio, with PC World Australia saying that "any kind of speed above about 30-40km/h, wind noise overwhelms the camera’s internal mic." In the end, the ContourROAM2 is just another action camera, and as Digital Camera Review says, it "would be a convenient camera for anyone who wants to film their adventures, but is not looking for professional quality in the videos."

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    7.0
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7.0
CNET Apr 15, 2013

As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions.

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7.0
PC World Australia May 2, 2013

As simple action cameras go, the Contour ROAM 2 does a perfectly good job. It’s easy to use, rugged enough to withstand punishment, and captures video that’s good enough to show off. It’s not without shortcomings, though, but you can learn to live with them.

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8.0
Gear Diary May 12, 2013

In all, the ContourRoam2 has impressed the heck out of me. It is easy to use, compact, takes good video and lets you add decent still shots into the mix.

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6.0
DigitalCameraReview Dec 17, 2012

Overall, the Contour Roam 2 would be a convenient camera for anyone who wants to film their adventures, but is not looking for professional quality in the videos.

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7.0
Digital Trends Apr 13, 2013

For basic POV filming the ROAM2 passes the test, although there isn’t any standout feature to set it apart from the rapidly expanding choices for compact, mountable video cameras.

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