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ContourRoam2 (Red)

ContourRoam2 (Red)
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Price $377 at 1 store $199 to $299 at 2 stores $149 to $150 at 2 stores $349 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 October 15, 2012 March 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today. As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/2.8
Info unavailable F/1.8-3.4
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Info unavailable Flash card
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable Exmor R CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Info unavailable Camcorder
Digital zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 350 x
Image stabilizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Weight 2.6 oz
2.6 oz
Info unavailable 8.8 oz
Manual focus Focus free
Focus free
Info unavailable Manual
Automatic
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