Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon

The Good The Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon action cam puts two cameras in one splash-proof body, allowing you to capture two different angles simultaneously for one video. It's simple to use. A tripod mount is included, so you can use it with more than the small selection of available mounts.

The Bad The Chameleon does nothing else other than create videos with two different camera angles, and only creates split-screen movies. Video quality is merely OK, lacking detail and quite gelatinous.

The Bottom Line The dual-camera Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is a good idea, but the execution and the overall feature set are lacking.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Image quality 5.0
6.0 Overall

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Review

Fun but flawed dual-camera action cam

The concept of the Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is certainly a good one.

Creating a compelling action cam video is easier -- not necessary, but easier -- when you have two cameras shooting a subject from two different angles. That, of course, requires buying two cameras and possibly mounts or other accessories for those cameras. And then you'll need some basic video-editing skills to combine what's captured, especially if you want to throw both camera views in the video at the same time.

The Chameleon, however, puts two cameras in one body. Each camera can be rotated 180 degrees -- one horizontally, one vertically -- and has a fish-eye lens covering a 110-degree angle of view. Mount the camera, position the lenses to your liking, and record. When you're done, you have both camera angles combined into one MP4 file. No editing required.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Oregon Scientific
  • Type Action camera
  • Weight 4.2 oz
  • Digital Video Format MPEG-4
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Features audio recording, independently moving dual lens system
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