Oregon Scientific ATC2K Waterproof Action Camera Video Cameras

2.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $130.00

Product Description

Play hard, record everything - even underwater with ATC2K, the ultimate waterproof self-contained action cam! Weighing in at half a pound (with batteries), this hands-free action cam delivers full color digital video in 640 X 480 VGA at 30 frames per second.

ATC2K works seamlessly with most video editing software. Expandable up to 2GB, ATC2K mounts easily and all mounting hardware is included. Wipeouts in a white out or an unexpected barrel roll? No worries, ATC2K is waterproof up to 10 feet!

Although the manual and packaging states the product is only water-resistant, subsequent tests have since certified the product as waterproof. Please do not be alarmed by this discrepancy when receiving your product. Thank you.

Product Features:

  • Full-function, hands-free, digital recording
  • Waterproof up to 3 meters and shock-resistant for extreme conditions
  • Mounts easily on helmets (not included), handlebars, and other sports equipment
  • 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second
  • USB and RCA cables included for easy playback on PC or TV (NTSC)
  • SD card expansion up to 2GB – onboard memory is 32MB
  • Operates with 2 AA batteries, not included
  • Dimensions: 4.25L x 1.75D x 2.25H (in.)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Nickle a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs, CO

    Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

    Strengths:    Compact
    No cables from camera to recording source (they're one unit)
    Water resistant (I haven't tested that though)
    Non proprietary interfaces (batteries, memory card, connectors, etc.)
    The casing seems durable enough for mountain biking
    Kit comes with lots of goodies to attach to helmet and they secure the camera quite well
    Doesn't seem to be a battery hog
    Decent button interface, but can be difficult to push
    Functional, but not beautiful display
    Audible sounds to indicate what button was pushed and if the camera is recording or not (very useful when mounted to the helmet)

    Weaknesses:    Huge Weakness: Video quality! I cannot stress that enough.

    Bottom Line:   
    Unfortunately, this camera was a complete letdown, despite a good-sized list of strengths. The video quality is unbelievably poor and killed all the potential this camera has out of the box. Even while shooting on the highest resolution and fps, the quality is sub sub-par. The colors are washed out and flat (regardless of sunlight quality), and even inverted in some cases when the camera is panning fast or being jarred. The picture is noticeably pixelated, especially during movement, however if stationary is decent. However, the worst part about the video quality is that any jarring causes the video to jump and elongate/stretch on the screen. If you watched a trail video filmed with this camera, but didn't know what it was filmed with, you would honestly think it a was an early 90's VHS camcorder with a dirty recording head. It's that bad especially during any movement. The worst par is that I don't think my model is malfunctioning in any way; all functionality behaving as it should.

    Bottom line: I would at least expect the video quality to be similar to my point and shoot Canon SD750, but this camera falls short by an unreasonable level. It's unfortunate because this camera has great potential out of the box, but it's video quality killed all of that.

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    Favorite Trail:   smooth and fast up to slow and technical

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Christmas gift

    Similar Products Used:   A bunch of point and shoots and DSLRs, but no real time was any one dedicated video camera. Comparisons to video quality are made against a Canon SD750 in video mode at 640x480 and 30fps.

    Bike Setup:   Mounted to helmet via nylon/velcro straps, mounting base, and rubber spacers.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by JD529 a Cross Country Rider from Greenville, SC, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 24, 2009

    Strengths:    Durable, fairly small, fairly light, good mounting system

    Weaknesses:    bad sound recording, shaky (only used it mounted on the handlebar so far so thats probably why its shaky)

    Bottom Line:   
    Good clean fun camera, pretty cheap, you get what you paid for as far as picture and sound, but it'll do, just don't mount it on the handlebar unless your fork is super plush

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    Favorite Trail:   Sulphur Springs, Paris Mtn. State Park

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   bestbrandsclub.com

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon digital camera

    Bike Setup:   '07 spesh hardrock sport, stock

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Rogue Rider x a Downhiller from Ramona, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Size, portability, durability

    Weaknesses:    Pixilation, sometime skips [very strange] on playback, no ability to add wide angle,

    Bottom Line:   
    Very excited to get this camera for Christmas last year and immediately tested it on the handlebars crossing a deep creek. On playback [back home at the cpu], I noticed it was very grainy and sometimes skipped. I have tried many setups / mounts since and have never been able to minimize the vibration [none of my footage down Porcupine Rim is usable] well enough to post production anything cool [which very well might be user error]. Now that a competitor has a wide angle option out there, at roughly the same price, this may become a paperweight on my desk.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ellsworth Poving Grounds

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Unknown: gift

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Moment

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