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Contour today announced the ContourROAM2 full HD action camera that introduces several new consumer-requested updates, fine-tuned video quality and a simple, user-friendly interface. The main features of the camera include a 270° rotating lens, locking instant on-record switch, four HD modes up to 1080p/60fps, waterproofing down to 1m without a case, interval shooting and compatiblitity with Contour’s extensive collection of camera mounts. The ContourROAM2 will be available for $199 at Best Buy stores and Bestbuy.com as well as select speciality retailers on 21st October.
Contour Press Release
ContourROAM2 Camera Makes Action Video Easier Than Ever
Available in Assorted Colors at Best Buy and Select Retailers Beginning October 21
SEATTLE, WASH. – October 16, 2012 – Contour Inc., maker of the world’s easiest-to-use action HD video cameras, today announces a vibrant and exciting new camera into the ever-growing market: the ContourROAM2. The ContourROAM2 introduces several new consumer-requested updates, while winning style points by offering the camera in four vibrant colors. With fine-tuned video quality and a simple, user-friendly interface, the ContourROAM2 makes it easy to live life in color.
“Simplicity, quality, versatility, and form factor have always been at the forefront of Contour’s award-winning designs and the ContourROAM2 is no exception,” said Marc Barros, CEO of Contour. “The ContourROAM2 and recently launched, data-rich Contour+2 show the company’s laser focus on simplicity and innovation.”
The ContourROAM2 features the highest quality HD action video, lightweight design and 270° rotating lens. Additional features include:
Locking Instant On-Record switch: Simply slide the Instant On-Record switch into its locked position to immediately start capturing video
Four Crisp HD Modes: Shoot in 1080p as well as 720p at 60 frames per second
New Vibrant Colors: Select from red, blue, green*, and signature black
Waterproof Design: Take the ContourROAM2 in water up to one meter without a case
Still Photo Mode: Shoot in 9 different time intervals with still photo mode
Environmentally friendly packaging: For the first time, Contour is introducing a new green package made of 100% recyclable materials
Versatility: Compatible with Contour’s extensive collection of camera mounts
Contour also announced the new partnership with Best Buy, the industry leader in consumer electronics. Beginning October 21, consumers will be able to purchase the ContourROAM2, Contour+2 and Contour accessories in Best Buy stores nationwide and on bestbuy.com.
“Best Buy is dedicated to giving our customers’ choices that support their specific technology and lifestyle needs,” said Amy College, vice president of Digital Imaging for Best Buy. “The new Contour camera expands our assortment by providing new features and functionality for the action sport enthusiast. The ContourROAM2 comes at a perfect time as we kick off holiday gift shopping and the winter sports’ season.”
To see the ContourROAM2 in action, check out the launch video here: http://youtu.be/jRwIZA4Czj8 and explore other amazing footage of some of the world’s top athletes using Contour products on the company’s YouTube channel.
Pricing and Availability:
The ContourROAM2 will be available for $199 at Best Buy stores and Bestbuy.com as well as other select specialty and national retailers on October 21. For more information, please visit http://contour.com/roam-2
Seattle-based Contour Inc. makes it easy to capture and share the action through its rich ecosystem of hands-free cameras, mobile apps and accessories. Contour products are available at Best Buy Stores, Apple Stores, Amazon.com; major sports retailers, including REI, Zumiez and EMS; photo specialty stores like B&H Photo, Video and Pro-Audio; and specialty retail stores in more than 40 countries.
*Green only at Amazon.com through 2012. Available worldwide 2013.