January 28th, 2016
Posts Tagged ‘water cameras’
It’s small, it’s easy to use, and now it’s waterproof!
Contour‘s latest cam, the ContourROAM, features a tough impact-resistant aluminum body that’s fully submersible up to 1 meter! A first for POV cameras! Now you can safely mount this slender little camera anywhere without having to worry about rain or even water damage from a full submersion. The ROAM records crisp, 1080p HD video and sound with a single, easy to use record button.
Similar to the Contour GPS, the ROAM also includes Contour‘s ingenious laser alignment feature. With the push of a button, two red lasers pointers project foward to help correctly align your camera. Then a 170 degree wide angle lens mounted on a rotating bezel captures a clear, upright shot no matter what angle you decide to mount your camera.
Choose between 3 different resolutions (720p, 960p and 1080p) or shoot in continuous 5 megapixel camera mode all recorded on an interchangeable Micro SD card.
Now you can record beautiful HD video wherever you choose to ROAM!
Check out the highlight reel here:
Here’s a short reel I put together from this past weekend. The water was warm, surf was pumping and the sun was out. Couldn’t ask for more really. My brother and I decided to mount the GoPro / Contour on wooden dowels and record some womping at a local reefbreak. Once the black ball went up we shed our boards, grabbed our stakes, and paddled out awkward as hell with our makeshift contraptions. Aside from nearly knocking out our teeth and shattering our cameras on the rocks, my brother and I were able to score some shaky, but one of a kind footage.
Overall the Contour shots turned out much better and so 95% of the video is from the Contour GPS. However all the pics including the one above were taken from the GoPro HD Hero.
Wooden dowel, zip ties, and a leash from my dive light.
Wanted to take our cameras to some of the more legendary local shore pound breaks, but didn’t want to impale some helpless tourist with a splintery dowel. Bottom line the beach was crowded and we were lazy. Next time well have to take em out early morning hopefully for some brian conley-esque footy minus any collisions. Stay tuned…