This month GoPro announced a new action camera, and that follows introductions into the category by Sony and JVC. Not to be left behind Contour has announced its ROAM2 camera, which it proclaims to be the simplest camera on the market. It offers instant on-record, and the frame rate has been up to 60fps at 720p. It can record at 1080p at 30fps as well.
The ROAM2 features two lasers on the side of the 170-degree wide angle lens to make what is being recorded. This is a novel alternative to a view finder and for those who are engaged in some activity like downhill snowboarding or mountain biking it might be a good way to know what’s in the shot. The ROAM2 is waterproof to one meter without separate housing, so it can handle a little water for sure.
And while the ROAM2 doesn’t have some of the Ultra HD resolution options as the new GoPro, it is a lot cheaper at $199.99, making this a good camera for anyone looking to get started in recording their adventures. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the ROAM2 is probably ready to roll.