Waterproof Action Cam Review
If you’re looking for a budget helmet camera to record your outdoor adventures you may want to consider the ATC2K Waterproof Action Cam. This All Terrain Camera 2000 Waterproof Action Camera from Oregon Scientific is the upgraded version of their ATC-1000 camera.
Weighing in at just a little over 200 grams (with batteries), this hands-free digital video camera son chong tham ban cong offers an improved 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second. You can easily mount it on helmets, bikes, backpacks, and other equipment, allowing you to capture your adventure even under water.
According to the manufacturer, this action camera can withstand being submerged in water up to 10 feet deep without leaks or water damage. This rugged device can also withstand the abuse of outdoor sports use. With its cheap price, the ATC2K action camera offers a “semi-disposable” quality that give users the confidence to use it in extreme adventures without having to worry too much about the cost.
• Waterproof up to 3 meters
• Durable and shock-resistant
• Full-function, hands-free, digital recording
• Easy to mount on helmets, handlebars, and other sports equipment
• 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 fps
• Includes USB and RCA cables for easy playback on your PC or TV
• 32 MB on-board memory expandable to 2GB with an SD card
• Operates with 2 AA batteries (not included)
• Dimensions: 113mm by 48mm by 48mm
Small and lightweight, the camera’s compact design allows it to go where larger (and more expensive) cameras dare not go. The ATC2K camera uses two AA batteries, with up to 2 hours of recording time.
Rain, snow, or a dunking in the water is not a problem for the ATC2K. This action camera is waterproof up to 3 meters. The manual and packaging state that it is only water-resistant. However, subsequent tests have certified that the product is indeed waterproof.
Video quality is rather poor and this may be a serious issue for some people. The ATC2K Waterproof Action Cam is a cheap alternative to other hands-free, mountable cameras in the market. However, it does have its benefits. Users will not mind using it in adventures where more expensive yet fragile cameras may likely get damaged.
The camera is waterproof up to 10 feet and can be safely used in wet environments without having to get a separate waterproof housing. The ATC2K action cam is also durable and easy to use, having only 3 buttons to operate.
The biggest drawback you will find in this camera is its lower resolution as compared to other mountable cameras. The videos taken with this camera are usually grainy and unstable. The audio is also poor, owing to the microphone being buried deep within the camera to keep it waterproof.
What Customers Say
Surprisingly, the ATC2K Waterproof Action Cam gets a decent 3.6 star rating from customers, with a good number of positive reviews. While customers say that the video and audio quality is poor, they understand the limitations of the camera and know that it is meant to be cheap, rugged, and designed to be only a little better than a “throw-away” camera.
The ATC2K Waterproof Action Cam is decidedly cheap (about $70) and proves once again that you get what you pay for. If you are after quality videos you will be disappointed. However, if you are into extreme sport adventures and you want a camera that can handle the abuse without being concerned about the cost, this camera is for you.