Oregon Scientific ATC 2K Review
I recently purchased my ATC2K here on Amazon and took it out for a spin in my 2005 Mustang. The video came out great and was one of a series of video tests that showed me how versatile this little unit can be. Securing it was not too difficult and I was already well aware of the limitations of the microphone and really didn’t expect or want it, since, for my purposes, an MP3 recorder and bone conduction microphone would be a better option for getting voice and to combine the video and audio track later when doing edits.
The interest I had was in getting the camera for was for a range of outdoor sports and also for chase support for motorcycle touring. I do wish there were a series of mounts either documented for the camera or specially built as optional purchases just for the ATC2K. I’m already researching some specialty mounts for the various sorts of missions I’m dreaming up for this neat little camera.
I bought a Kingston 2gb SD card and had no trouble at all using this card with the ATC2K. The unit is easy to turn on, is relatively simple to configure and turn on and, for the price, is at the top of it’s genre. I didn’t have to do any formatting as noted by others, so the Kingston SD 2gb card is a winner for me with this camera. I’m going to put the camera through it’s paces over the winter, but my tests so far indicate the camera is a great little bargain and worth getting.
I won’t rehash much more, since any Google search and the other reviewers have covered many of the strengths and weaknesses of the camera. My only observation that might be more of a wish is that I wish that Oregon Scientific would have a simple forum area on their site where people can trade knowledge and tips about the ATC2K and improve the product (and the manual). I found out most everything significant before my purchase from external reviews and Google searches rather than the manual…
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a great and inexpensive way to get into recording video with a rugged and wearable camera that can work almost anywhere, this is the one to get. If you can’t handle the audio and other quirks that make it a truly individualistic and temperamental beast it isn’t the one for you. For my missions and purposes, it’s the right one. I hope this review helps you!