Waterproof ATC Mini Captures Extreme Sports at a Not So Extreme 720P

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Unlike the GoPro Hero2 which needs a housing to protect it from the elements, Oregon Scientific's ATC Mini is waterproof right out of the box. Ready to capture your extreme underwater exploits to a depth of 66 feet, though at a disappointing 720P.

Besides keeping the internals dry, a silicone outer sleeve also protects the camera from falls, crashes or whatever extreme trouble you can get into, while its 110 degree field of view lens will capture a wide swath of the action in front of you. Whether you're above the water line or below it.

In addition to a 32GB microSD card and a swappable rechargeable battery that can both be replaced as needed in the middle of the action, the ATC Mini also comes with a mount for attaching to helmets, handlebars, surfboards and even tripods. It's supposed to be available in the UK sometime soon, for £120, and hopefully the rest of the world shortly after that. Maybe Oregon Scientific just needs to shoot a heart pounding demo video to win us over. [Oregon Scientific]