You know what they say — the best camera is the one you have with you. Having a camera doesn’t always mean you’re able to capture spontaneous moments with ease, though. I cannot count the number of missed photo or video ops due to the relatively convoluted process of pulling my iPhone out of my pocket, sliding to unlock, tapping the camera app and finally getting to hit the record button. (Note: there are plenty of other smartphones that begin recording video faster than the iPhone, but it’s the only one I have on me at all times.)

Enter the Contour Roam. This little camera goes from off to recording video in just two seconds. It’s water resistant and has a wide-angle rotating lens. It’s also mountable and can be used with any standard tripod. But how does Contour’s latest perform as, well, an actual video camera? I’ve been testing out the Roam for a couple of days now — read on for my full review.