PRESS RELEASE: Ready, Set, Record with ContourROAM: The World's Easiest Hands-Free Video Camera
Contour's Latest Camera Features a Waterproof, Versatile Design at an Affordable Price - Available Today to Record All Life's Action
Contour Inc., Sep 8, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- SEATTLE, Wash. - September 8, 2011 - Contour, Inc. ( http://www.contour.com ), a market leader in hands-free video cameras and social video tools, today announced ContourROAM, the easiest, most versatile video camera on the market. The company's first waterproof camera also features a super wide-angle 170-degree rotating lens to let explorers record their adventures effortlessly.The new design includes an Instant On-Record Switch enabling users to instantly record so there's no question whether the camera is on/recording or not. ContourROAM is now available at Contour.com and retail partners for $199.
"ContourROAM is all about capturing action video easily while having versatility of use across all sports and environments. We created this new hands-free video camera to take the guesswork out of whether the camera is recording or not and to capture and share video with the greatest of ease," said Marc Barros, CEO of Contour. "ContourROAM is so lightweight and compact you don't even notice it's there. It goes wherever the action is, from action sports to team sports to weekend adventures. Just slide the record switch forward and go big."
Contour's latest camera couples its signature hands-free design and technical features with increased simplicity to deliver a fun and easy way to capture action video. Its new Instant On-Record power and record switch enables people to know that the camera is on and recording with a single push of a switch. Being waterproof with a built-in battery allows explorers of all kinds to focus their attention on what's most important: the adventure.
The ContourROAM video camera is waterproof to one meter, and shoots HD video.
Photo provided by Contour Inc.
How ContourROAM Delivers
The new action video camera lets people:
Easily Record On-the-Go: The Instant On-Record Switch powers the camera and starts recording with one touch, so there's no question on whether it's recording or not.
Withstand Any Environment: With a waterproof aluminum body, the camera records under up to one meter of water for 30 minutes and can sustain the most rugged conditions.
Capture it All in HD: The camera records crisp high-definition video with three resolutions (1080p, 960p, and 720p at 30fps each) and also has a 5-megapixel still photo mode. A wide-angle 170-degree lens captures the peripherals and backdrops to enhance the point of view experience.
Line up the Perfect Shot: The lens rotates up to 270 degrees and can project a horizontal Laser Line to make sure the shot is level, even when the camera is mounted on its side or upside down.
Capture Video Anywhere: Its compact, low-profile, hands-free design makes the 5.1 ounce camera easy to wear without getting in the way. ContourROAM features a new tripod screw mount and the Contour TRail(tm) mounting system, built-in to mount virtually anywhere.
Shipping today from Contour.com, ContourROAM is also available from the following retail partners: Amazon.com; Best Buy; B&H Photo; Video and Pro-Audio; CCS; Eastern Mountain Sports; Gear Co-Op; and Point of View Cameras.
Contour's latest camera joins its line of award-winning action video cameras, including Contour+ and ContourGPS. The company creates a variety of solutions to fit every explorer's needs, and makes capturing and sharing action video seamlessly with its comprehensive suite of mounts and accessories, free apps, software and online community.
More information on Contour is available at www.contour.com .
The ContourROAM's lens has a fixed 170-degree wide angle view.
Photo provided by Contour Inc.
Contour is a market leader in high-quality, easy-to-use action and social video tools. Producing simple, award-winning designed and intuitive adventure storytelling tools, Contour, is a fun and easy way to create shareable video stories of adventuresome lifestyles. Creating action video and location-based video to relive and replay personal tales of action, adventure and travel, sharing them with world is easy simply with a touch of a button. For more information about Contour please visit www.contour.com .
(First posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 18:18 EDT)