Contour Roam 3

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Key Specs

Camera Manufacturer & Model
Contour Roam3
Release Date
3 years 10 months ago
Field of View
Adjustable FOV
Type of Image Stabilization
Best Shooting Mode

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
Optical Zoom
Optical Zoom Distance
Minimum Focus Distance

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
Fastest FPS
Recording Bitrate
Video Features
Video Loop Length
Video codec
Video recording format
Adjust Aspect Ratio
Video Recording Options
360 Stitching


Screen Size
Info Screen
Flip Screen
10 × 5.9 × 3.4 cm
Dimensions Volume
200.60 cm3
Weight with Housing
Recording Lights
Storage Devices


Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
270 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
Uptime Score
USB Charge
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Battery Range
Removable Battery


Waterproof Depth
Drop Proof
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Memory Capacity
External Microphone
Phone App
Buying Options
Warranty Length
Table of contents

Specs, features and expert reviews of the Contour Roam 3 action camera.

First Look
Action Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
No there is nothing slower than 60fps with this camera.
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
No you can't record whilst charging this camera
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No this camera does not record full 4K video, it does though record HD 1080p

Mounting and Form

Camera Form
long tube cylinder action camera shape
cylinder tube form

This camera is a long tube shape, which means it is deep and harder to mount to specific things, like your chest, but easier to grip and mount to the side of things. Here you can see it next to a double A battery.

circular end action camera of a cylinderical shaped camera
cylinder tube front

This camera has a circular end and the lens takes up most of this space. Here it is next an AA battery.

cylinder tube side action camera shape
cylinder tube side

This is the side of the cylinder shaped action camera next to an AA battery with its lens at one end.

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.

Mount Type on Camera Body
quarter inch 1/4" thread tripod mount

This camera has a female 1/4" thread and accepts a universal 1/4" threaded male mount, which you screw in to the camera, just like what a tripod comes with at the top. If the camera only has this mount option, you can get a tripod mount to action camera adapter to open up the world of gopro (2 to 3 fin) mount options.

Mounting Options

clip mount

action camera clip mount

Clip Mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a clip mount and then clip on to a cap peak or a backpack strap.

flexible mount

action camera flex mount

Flex mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit a flexible, goose neck type mount, you can find them with gopro or 1/4" mount options on them.

gun rail mount

action camera gun rail mount

Gun rail mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera can fit on to a gun rail mount with its mounting options.

handlebar & pole mount

action camera handlebar mount

Handlebar mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera on to a handlebar, pole style action camera mount for your motorcycle, bike, or paddle.

helmet side mount

action camera helmet side mount

Helmet side mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to the side of a helmet. These mount types come with both quarter inch threads or GoPro 2 to 3 fin mounts so are versatile.

helmet top mount

action camera helmet top mount

Helmet top mounts on Amazon

Yes it has a gopro mount available to use and will fit nicely on top of a helmet of your choice.

in your hand

Yes you can hold this camera nicely in your hand as it grips well with your fingers and palm around it and you won't get your fingers in the way like differently shaped action cameras.

quarter inch mount

Yes this can fit on to mounts and accessories that have a quarter inch thread on them, things like tripods and other mounts with that 1/4" threaded bolt on it.

selfie stick mount

action camera selfie stick mount

Selfie sticks on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a selfie stick, or short hand stick to hold the camera in-hand.

straps mount

action camera reuseable tie straps diy mounting

Check price @ Amazon for reusable straps

Yes you can use velcro, rubber and other reusable straps to mount this action camera to a surface of your choice.

suction cup mount

action camera suction cup mount

Suction cup mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a suction cup mount, these come with 1/4" or gopro style fittings.

velcro mount

action camera velcro mount

Industrial velcro mount on Amazon

Yes you can fit on to a surface by using sticky back velcro on the camera and on the surface you wish to fix it to.

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