Waterproof helmet-mountable camera for the kids

by Mike

ATC2K Waterproof ActionCamera
I remember using my extremely low resolution video camera to record my friends and I riding down the street on skateboards or anything else that had wheels on it. Then, we’d rush inside, hook up the camera, and be amazed at the jittery, pixelated video we recorded. Trust me, it was awesome. Nowadays, cameras are becoming cheaper and, at the same time, higher quality. The ATC2K Waterproof ActionCamera is essentially a (much) better version of my low-res video camera.

The camera is housed in a waterproof casing which can take up to 10 feet of water. There’s also a built in clip to attach to your bike’s handlebar, and there’s equipment to attach it to your helmet. That way the video won’t be bouncing around everywhere. While the video isn’t exactly HD, it’s good enough at 640 x 480 VGA 30 fps. With the camera, you’ll need to buy a SD card to go along with as it only has 32 mb of on board memory. That equates to about 3 minutes of video. Fortunately, a 2 gb card (the max for the camera) is only around $20 if you shop around. For playback, you have two different options. You can either hook it up to the PC via a USB cable or use the included RCA cable to hook it up to the TV. The camera runs on 2 AA batteries and weighs in at half a pound.

The ATC2K Waterproof ActionCamera is only $130. It’s expensive for a present, but any outdoor-type kid will love it.

Product Page – [via GizWizBiz]

4 reviews or comments

Sam Leung Says: March 4, 2007 at 9:49 pm

What about the recording format?

Mike Says: March 5, 2007 at 7:36 am

Looking through the manual, it seems like it’s recorded as an AVI.

Angie Says: January 2, 2008 at 10:07 pm

I just bought one. Got it for $85.00 online. Not very good quality but pretty cool.

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