Summary: I bought the ATC9K to take video on my Catrike Expedition recumbent trike. So far the camera has exceeded my expectations. The picture is clear and sharp and the colors are correct. Unlike my old camera there is practically no shaking of the picture. While the icons on the controls are hard to see, the layout is pretty intuitive and they aren't really needed. I'm very happy with the camera and so far it is doing a better job then my other, more expensive camera.
Summary: The kayak group I run with love using this unit. Check out [...] if you want to see video. Nearly all of the shots are with the ATC. Some folks also use the Go Pros, but the ATC seems to have a tighter field of view and more magnification.
Summary: After check a lot of models i decided to buy this camera, after one week Im very happy with the purchase. Have not still used underwater but if it works the same way it does on the way.. its just very good. Something nice is that it comes with a lot of accesories to attach to diferent places, you just dont have to buy one extra accessory for every use. And the price is good.
Summary: I bought this helmet Cam a little over a year and when I was setting up the cam to mount on my helmet one day, it just shut off on me and never turned on again. I only got to use this Cam 3 times and never even put a scratch on it. I called Oregon Scientific to see if they somehow warranty or fix this and its pratically brand new. The Oregon Scientific representative told me that they can't warranty it due to their terms and condition and there is no repairs available.
Summary: I returned my Contour HD to exchange for the ATC 9K. In my opinion, this is the best action / helmet camera available. We got interested in the action cameras with all the ads run by GoPro; but I don't like the GoPro look - in my opinion it looks pretty geeky, like some kids toy stuck your head where the ATC 9K looks like a real action camera. So here are my main advantages in the 9K: 1 - Integrated shock and water resistance built in - not in some plastic outer case.
Summary: Warning: The Oregon Scientific ATC 9K Hi Def Action Camera does not come with a memory card. I ordered the camera as gift for my grandson visiting from France. We have had the camera for 4 days now, and still not received a memory card.......which of course is not included with the camera. Wake up folks! Why do you even bother offering this camera if it cannot be used upon receipt? Of course the memory card comes from a Third Party-Digital Media Source.
I don't know if mine was defected, but it was not waterproof
18 July 2012
Summary: This is just a note for people looking to buy this camera to take it into the ocean/pool. I bought this camera to film in water. (Snorkeling, Surfing) With the description listing "Shock Resistant and Water resistant up to 20 M" and seeing some surf photography listed, I expected this to be completely waterproof. I was completely wrong. The moment the camera touched the water, it made a "what was that..?" sound and LCD went blank.
Summary: I cannot stress how disappointed I am with this camera. I ignored some of the other negative reviews and decided to give it a try since it was less expensive than other products and came with a built-in LCD screen. As I mentioned in the title, the camera complete stopped working after 4 months, and I hardly even used it during that time. Worse, I NEVER used it once as an "action cam", so it was not even subjected to jarring, etc.