Summary: 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.
Pros: The ATC3K's waterproof, shockproof design takes bumps and splashes in stride. The Webcam and live monitor functions enhance the usefulness of the camera.
Cons: 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.
All-terrain camcorder for hardcore sports enthusiasts
Good Gear Guide.au
14 May 2009
Summary: 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.
Pros: Water/shock/freeze-proof, all-in-one design, lots of bundled extras
Cons: No viewfinder, terrible audio, a bit too bulky for helmet use