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Oregon Scientific ATC5K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and portability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. The features and design get less positive views.

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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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Oregon Scientific ATC5K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Oregon Scientific ATC5K from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, build quality

design, features

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

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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.

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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...

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Oregon Scientific ATC5K Waterproof Action Camera review

 

The Oregon Scientific ATC5K Waterproof Action Camera is easy to pick up and start using, and can take bumps and splashes in its stride. Unfortunately, it falls flat when it comes to video and photo quality

Colour LCD screen makes it easy to use in the field ; Useful webcam and live monitor functions ; Waterproof, shockproof design

Front-heavy design makes the unit difficult to mount in a stable fashion ; Abysmal low-light performance

The ATC5K wins back points with its webcam and live monitor functions, and the inclusion of an infrared remote control, but loses major points for its poor image exposure and low-light performance. Competing models capture better video, take...

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"Mostly bad"

 

Auto exposure control: Oh boy. It's bad. Real bad. Only a tiny area in the centre of the image is used to set the exposure level. So if this happens to be pointing above the horizon then the whole image goes dark and looks like it was shot in...

Waterproof. Really it is.

This device has a lot of problems. A lot. But by far the biggest is the centre-loaded automatic exposure, which makes the thing unusable in the real world.

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.1in
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:Oregon Scientific
Model:ATC5K
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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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