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Oregon Scientific ATC3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and memory are overall positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability. Many are less positive about the size and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Oregon Scientific ATC3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Oregon Scientific ATC3000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, usability, value for money, memory, image quality

portability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action CameraOregon Scientific GP 108 GPS Speed & Distance Meter Black YellowOregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera

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Amazon.com review summary for Oregon Scientific ATC3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, memory, viewfinder, build quality

features

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Oregon Scientific ATC 3K Waterproof Action Cam Flash Memory Video Recorder with Web Cam Capabilities (Black)Oregon Scientific ATC 3K Waterproof Action Cam Flash Memory Video Recorder with Web Cam Capabilities (Black)

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K Waterproof Action Camera

 

The Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera is a bit like the Jeep Wrangler of digital camcorders. On paper, the bare-bones digital camera is only capable of capturing VGA video. In a civilized world filled with pocket HD camcorders, that's not a...

The ATC3K's waterproof, shockproof design takes bumps and splashes in stride. The Webcam and live monitor functions enhance the usefulness of the camera.

The unit only captures VGA video, which is fairly low resolution by today's standards. Front-heavy design makes the unit difficult to mount stably. Low light performance is abysmal. The ATC3K does not feature a still photography mode.

The ATC3K Action Camera is rugged enough to take the knocks of extreme sports; however, it falls flat when it comes to video and photo quality.

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera

 

For years now, compact camera manufacturers have offered special ‘ruggedised' models for hard-hitting lifestyles, such as the ubiquitous Olympus Tough...

Water/shock/freeze-proof, all-in-one design, lots of bundled extras

No viewfinder, terrible audio, a bit too bulky for helmet use

While not without its flaws, the Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera is an excellent product for the asking price. If you're an outdoors enthusiast keen to chronicle your exploits, look no further. It's the best valued sports camcorder on the market.

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Cam camcorder

 

Go hardcore with your camcorder

The range of accessories you get in the box are a real credit, but you need to make sure that you try to avoid too much vibration to keep the image from wobbling. Sound is also a problem so you need consider whether you want to capture sound or not....

The range of accessories you get in the box are a real credit, but you need to make sure that you try to avoid too much vibration to keep the image from wobbling. Sound is also a problem so you need consider whether you want to capture sound or not....

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Oregon Scientific Action Cam ATC3K

 

As its military styling suggests, the aptly named Action Cam can endure extreme heat, shocks and underwater use. Adrenaline junkies can fix it to their helmet or handlebars with confidence that it'll cope with intense physical activity as well as they...

Your very own instant replay. A basic but very usable semi-rugged camcorder at a reasonable price.

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera review

 

The Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera features a wider angle lens than that of its predecessor, the ATC 2K, is capable of recording up to two hours of footage on one 4GB SD card, sports an improved CMOS sensor that promises better quality...

The Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera is well priced, waterproof, can be used as a webcam (although not with Vista 64), offers adequate resolution for most purposes, is solidly built, and comes with all the attachments you need to mount it for a...

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PC Pro: Product Reviews: Oregon Scientific ATC3K plus 4GB card

 

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Oregon Scientific - Action Cam ATC3K

 

For extreme sports junkies or those into outdoor pursuits like skiing or mountain-biking, there's surely no better feeling - after the event itself - than showing off your latest death-defying stunts to friends and family when ...

If you're looking for perfection and the kind of crystal clear results you'll see on extreme sports channels then you won't find it with the Action Cam. What you will have is huge amount of fun and, for under £100, it's good value for money when you...

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera review

 

A budget device for recording various action sport antics, the Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera is waterproof up to 3m, and comes supplied with all the attachments required to mount the camera in a variety of locations.

The Oregon Scientific ATC3K Action Camera is well priced, waterproof, can be used as a webcam (although not with Vista 64), offers adequate resolution for most purposes, is solidly built, and comes with all the attachments you need to mount it for a...

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Mount it on ATV and you can't go wrong, indestructible

 

I bought the ATC3K about a year ago at Sam's Club Warehouse. I gave around $79 for it. I mounted it on my ATV and I have some excellent results of my grandson going through water, mud, & dust at temps up to 97 degrees. I just follow him ... Expand full...

It is indestructible. I mount it on my ATV and have video of anything in front of me. No matter what speed or how much mud or water I hit. I just have to remember to keep the lens clean. Not the best video quality; it NEVER fails. 2 bat last for ever

The quality of video is not the best. A remote & a monitor would be good in hard to reach applications. I understand that is now available

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Good Video Quality, Very Bad Audio, WARRANTY INEXISTANT

 

HI EVERYBODY, back in January of 2009 i bought 2 Oregon Scientific ATC3k which i installed with Brackets on my Superbike to Record VideoS while i GO on the RaceTrack. The Video Quality is pretty good, i was very pleased with it the Refresh Rate keeps...

This Camera has a very good Video Quality: i use it to Record Race Action with my SuperBike and the Video Processor keeps up greatly with the high Speeds without freezing the image, i am very pleased with the Video quality

The Audio is extremely Bad: you can hear only a lot of Static noise and in my case you can barely hear the Engine in the middle of all the squeeky noise that it keeps doing, so it's better to turn off the Audio Recording and Save memory for the Video

Product Specifications

Weighing at half a pound, 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 - the ATC3K is waterproof to 10 feet! PC and MAC compatible, the ATC3K works seamlessly with most video editing software.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:1.6in
Width:1.6in

Header

Manufacturer:Oregon Scientific
Model:ATC3K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Oregon Scientific Action Cam

Lens System

Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None