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Oregon Scientific ATC5K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the durability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the features and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Oregon Scientific ATC5K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC5K from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and size, while there are some mixed reviews about the battery and reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Oregon Scientific ATC 5K Waterproof Action Cam Flash Memory Video Recorder with 1.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Still Image and Web Cam Capabilities (Blue)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (

Oregon Scientific ATC5K review: Oregon Scientific ATC5K


Usually extreme sports helmet cameras are ruggedly simple affairs that have to forgo complications such as LCD viewfinders in favor of compact and durable designs. The Oregon Scientific ATC5K Action Camera avoids that compromise by squeezing a small...

The ATC5K has a color LCD that makes it easy to use in the field. Its Webcam and live monitor function enhance the usefulness of the camera. Waterproof, shockproof design takes bumps and splashes in stride.

Front-heavy design makes the unit difficult to mount stably. Low light performance is abysmal.

The ATC5K Action Camera has a few new features that make it easy to pick up and start using; however, it falls flat when it comes to video and photo quality.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (

Oregon Scientific ATC5K Action Camera


Oregon Scientific's ATC5K definitely looks the part of a rugged camcorder, but are its appearances deceiving?

The ATC5K sports 1.5in LCD at the back is just about good enough to tell whether a recorded video is worth keeping or not, but as I just mentioned, it's pretty hard to get as far into the menu as deleting a duff file without losing patience and...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Self-contained, hands-free digital video cam with built-in 1.5" LCD screen and photo capture function, makes ATC5K an unparalleled action camera which every sports lover / family must have. The ATC5K is waterproof to 10 feet!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


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

Lens System



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
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None