updated 10:24 am EDT, Wed October 17, 2012
Sports cameras capable of underwater recording
Action camcorder manufacturer Contour have introduced an upgraded version of its Roam compact and rugged video camera line. The ROAM2 is an aluminum-clad sports camera with simple controls, and can even be used to film up to 1 meter underwater without the aid of a waterproof external casing.
Video can be shot in 1080p at 30 frames per second, or a reduced 720p at 60fps, with its locking Instant On-Record switch immediately capturing images. An added stills mode allows the camera to take photographs at nine different time intervals, while the 270-degree rotating lens and laser alignment will help line up shots from wherever the camera is mounted.
In four different colors, the Contour ROAM2 is on sale for $200 from retailers on October 21st, with the green model exclusive to Amazon until the end of the year.