by Marc Basiliere
April 7, 2014
Well-loved camera maker returns from brink
Driven by a form follows function philosophy and guided by the principle that simpler is often better, Contour cameras have long had their fans. After abruptly shutting down last summer, the company has completed a financial overhaul and relocated from Seattle to the emerging bike industry hub of Provo, Utah.
“In the coming months Contour plans to launch new cameras that feature the same award winning, streamlined styling that has set its products apart for more than a decade.”
While the existing high-end Contour+2 and Roam2 cameras are again available, more products are expected to follow soon in the same mould. That means sticking with the bullet form factor, easy-operate sliding switches, and rotating lens bezels that have become the Contour trademarks. The unique and useful laser aiming system should also be carried into new models.
Having been left in the cold for the past nine months, existing Contour customers with product issues are now being encouraged to contact the company at email@example.com, placing “Warranty” in the subject line. More details can be found at the Contour website’s Warranties & Service tab.
European distributors Ultra Sport are currently taking orders for both the £360/$300 Contour+2 (out of stock) and the £170/$200 Contour ROAM2 (limited quantities) at contourshop.com. Going forward, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for new cameras and accessories from the resurgent brand.