Traditional action cams capture just one angle of daring athleticism. Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon action camera eschews that by including two lenses that simultaneously record footage from the front and the back.
The $200 action camera is relatively rudimentary compared to the Hero3 or Drift HD Ghost as it doesn’t sport an LCD screen or built-in WiFi for controlling and reviewing footage with a smartphone. It does however have two 170-degree lenses that can be rotated 180-degrees (up/down or left/right) that record 720p video at 30fps and then automatically combine them into one split screen shot in either a horizontal or vertical orientation. Out of the box the ATC Chameleon is splash proof, meaning it can withstand the occasional barrage of water, but for deep see dives you’ll need to buy the sold separately waterproof housing.
It would seem that the ATC Chameleon can attach to a variety of surfaces, though we’re not sure what is included (there appears to be a bundle option available sometime soon). A microSD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB of storage, and a single charge should power the dual-lens action camera for up to two hours of continuous use. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an option to toggle between full and split screen as the footage is instantly combined.
The Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon Action Cam is available now (or soon).