Contour announces the Contour+2 Video Camera

by Brian Mullin on September 5, 2012

Contour has always been one of my favorite camera manufacturers, as their usage and form factor have put them at the forefront of the POV’s. They were the first (and only) company to have a smartphone interface for viewing and camera functional changes. The Sports POV video camera market has become a highly competitive market, and you always need to innovate or die.

NEW CONTOUR+2 CAMERA OFFERS A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION VIDEO
With New Data Feature to Enhance Facebook Sharing

SEATTLE, WASH. – September 5, 2012 – Contour, Inc. (www.contour.com)- the
company that makes it easy to capture and share action moments with
hands-free HD video cameras, apps and accessories, today announces the
next evolution in action video: the Contour+2. Available later this
month, the new camera will enable users to shoot 1080p HD video; track
speed, distance, and elevation; then easily share data-rich content
across YouTube, Vimeo, and for the very first time, on Facebook.

“Our
focus at Contour has always been on innovation and the best customer
experience,” said Marc Barros, CEO of Contour.  “We’re right at the
crossroad of social media, big data and rich video, bringing a whole new
perspective to people’s actions and the way they share them.”

The
new design combines users’ favorite features from both the ContourROAM
and the original Contour+ to create an affordable camera that is easier
to use and allows Contour users to share an entirely new perspective.
The new model has also been real-world tested and proven by Contour’s
roster of professional athletes and film partners in the world’s most
diverse conditions, ultimately fine-tuning its sensor to improve the
overall sharpness of the image, the speed at which the camera adjusts
for fast lighting changes, and the underwater video quality.

The
Contour+2 also features the highest quality action video, faster frame
rates and one-button recording. Additional features include:

  • Rich data 
    Unique to Contour, a GPS receiver allows users to capture and share a
    different perspective, providing beautiful HD video with overlays for
    speed, elevation, and distance. The end result? Video shared to
    Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo tells a much more interesting story.
  • Mobile connectivity right out of the box –
    Users can turn their smartphone into a remote control and viewfinder by
    pairing the Contour+2 with their mobile device. Contour’s built-in
    Bluetooth technology enables users to line up and preview shots before
    recording or press record from their phone while the camera is already
    mounted.
  • Locking Instant On-Record switch – No
    power button? No problem. Users can simply slide the Instant On-Record
    switch into its locked position to immediately start capturing video.
  • 120 frames per second -In addition to shooting in four different HD modes including 1080pthe Contour+2 also shoots 120fps in 480p. That puts super slow motion video at the users’ fingertips.
  • Waterproof case included – The waterproof case included will bring those aqua adventures to life. The Contour+2 waterproof case is rated to 60 meters.
  • Live Streaming – Contour+2’s HDMI out port lets users live-stream events, meetings, and more.

About Contour 
Seattle-based Contour Inc. makes it easy to capture and share life’s
moments through its rich ecosystem of hands-free cameras, data, mobile
apps and accessories. Contour products are available at Amazon.com;
major sports retailers, including REI and Zumiez; photo specialty stores
like B&H Photo, Video and Pro-Audio; and thousands of specialty
retail stores in more than 40 countries. For more information, please
visit: www.contour.com

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Source – Kate Chesnut

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