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Oregon Scientific ATC-2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC-2000. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the zoom and color.

price, usability, image quality, portability, durability

viewfinder, color, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 user reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. There are some critical reviews about the battery and viewfinder.

price, usability, portability, image quality, durability

viewfinder, battery

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ATC2K Waterproof Action CamATC2K Waterproof Action Cam

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Oregon Scientific ATC2K


Need to record some serious athletic action? The Oregon Scientific ATC2K is your perfect tool. This waterproof hands free camera offers features of impeccable video and audio recording, even in extreme conditions and environments. Easy playback on...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: skikarl (



this is a nice camera. it was used in my case as a helmet cam for skiing. i would suggest that it is used in a stationary position, and that a piece of wool or something is placed over the mic to reduce wind sounds. would be good for a security cam.

this camera is nice and small, has the ability to clip on to things, and beeps when it is turned on off or a recording is started or stopped so you dont need to look at the camera to know what your doing. nice battery life and film length, good quality...

bad sound quality, you need to be outside or in a large room, if your not you here echoing sounds. it also is not so good at hearing sounds that are more then 10 feet away

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Dan (

Not for motorcycles or cold


I own several high end helmet cameras. These looked like a bargain and the lure of not having cables to mess with was too much to resist so I got two. I'd also seen video a co-worker took while riding his bicycle and it looked very passable....

No cables, lots of mounting hardware comes with it, batteries last a long time. Fully charged NiMH 2600mAH AAs last at least 5 hours of recording. Uses inexpensive 2GB SD cards. Good quality hardware

Horrible/unusable video at anything over about 25 to 30mph. If you're walking or riding a bicycle and it's sunny out it'll work fine, otherwise beware. The video is very "wavy", it looks like it can't compress the video fast enough. Only stores one...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Kamm (

Not bad for a cheap helmet cam


This is a great little camera. You can put it in all kinds of dangerous situations and not have to worry about losing a bunch of money if it gets destroyed. I have mine attached to my fire helmet and it has held up to heat, water, ice, everything I...

Durable, waterproof, small, light-weight, inexpensive

not great in low light, and the compression is a little much, but hey, it is $100

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Easymember (

Lowest price on the net


I read reviews for products on this site and I want to thank all of you who post good solid reviews because it really helps. It seems that I will be spending twice as much as this one listed for a good cam but this one isn't bad, it just isn't that good.

Newegg does it again having the lowest prices on the Internet and I knew it all along from watching others try to compete with NEgg. I searched for one of these hundred buck type cams online for a day or so and found this one here. I started on GooGal...

No real con except low quality image is all that I see or I should say don't see with this product. Furthermore I went to this products manufacture page and read up a bit on this action cam and it seems okay but not what I am looking for. If you follow...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Nelis (

Pretty good


It's a good small durable cheap camera. The quality is just ok. Works much better in sun lite areas. Most digital cameras are like that.

Durable. Dropped it off the dirt bike and still working with no issues. Cheap. Lots of mounting stuff

Only 2gb max memory. Bleh

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Beaxch (

Terrible image quality


Note the Newegg no-return-at-all policy on this item. There might just be a reason for that. I will still use it for what I bought it for, so it gets 2 eggs out of 5.

Truly waterproof, reasonably cheap. It's an amusing toy. Appears to be rugged, and no big loss if you crash and break it

Horrible image quality in general, and worst of all a major pulsing/flickering of the brightness in dark areas of the frame (eg shadows) and at any time gain is applied (always automatic). Looks okay in direct sunlight with no shadows, so hopefully you...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: lowtidedakine (

Compact and power way to capture the action!!


Compact and powerful camera that holds up in extreme conditions. I bought this to strap to myself or my board to capture surfing footage. The camera does not come standard with enough straps and fittings to get this right, but with a bit of creativity...

Lightweight, Compact, Great Design

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Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: tuc16155 (

Awesome camera


I love everything about this camera and will never need to buy another one! Best picture quality for its price.

Easy to Use, Good Value, Quality Construction

None submitted

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: dealofurlife (

I love this camcorder!


I got is camcorder for my birthdy last year and I love it! I try and take it with me everywhere I go because you never know when you will want to record something! I highly recommend this camcorder to anyone who is on the fence about buying it!

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Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Take your adventure home with ATC2K, the ultimate waterproof action cam! Weighing in at half a pound (with batteries), this self-contained, hands-free digital video cam delivers full color digital video in 640 X 480 VGA at 30 frames per second - even underwater. Snow, Rain, or a dunk in a kayak? No worries - ATC2K is waterproof to 10 feet! PC and MAC compatible, ATC2K works seamlessly with most video editing software. Expandable up to 2GB on a standard SD card, ATC2K mounts easily and all mounting hardware is included. Although the manual and packaging may state 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.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


General Features

Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Manufacturer:Oregon Scientific
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Oregon Scientific

Lens System



Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:307Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS


Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Media Type:Flash card


Viewfinder Type: None