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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: submate on April 20, 2010, 09:30:33 PM

Title: submersible camera
Post by: submate on April 20, 2010, 09:30:33 PM
Does anyone know of a suitable, cheap camera that can attatched to my seawolf. I have been told that Aldi did one that went down to 3 meters but I havent found it. Any observations, comments welcome. :o
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: 6705russell on April 20, 2010, 09:39:08 PM
Personally i wouldnt bother with that one, it was an action cam with very low resolution although it was waterproof to 3 metres, ideally you need a wireless 2.4ghz camera (480-520 tv lines) with either a cluster of bright white led,s or infa red led,s.  Fit the camera in a clear waterproof enclosure and extend the aerial so it sits on a ping pong ball or similar on the surface of the water.

Russ
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: Mankster on April 20, 2010, 10:28:36 PM
Actioncams A2K/A3K work great  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13Lk_WOlRE
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: Turbulent on April 21, 2010, 03:26:46 PM
Send RonP a pm, he's got a really good one.
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: Subculture on April 21, 2010, 04:28:55 PM
If you can fashion a small watertight case, the little 808 keychain cameras can be purchased off of ebay for well under a tenner.

(http://www.chucklohr.com/808/images/IMG_5411%20fixed%20cropped.JPG)

These are tiny enough for all but the smallest of models, and the picture quality is very good for such a small and cheap item.

Here is a great site with a lot of information on the cameras-

http://www.chucklohr.com/808/
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: submate on April 22, 2010, 05:02:19 PM
Thanks folks I will investigate on Ebay and report back later when funds and wife allow. :-))
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: getemuphigh on April 22, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
Morgan Computers are doing this micro camcorder for 19.99, I have seen them on ebay for 3 times as much.
I bought one and have put in on my RC tank and RC car, it records at 30 frames per second and is decent quality with sound.
I am going to try it on a boat next....

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=6018

Some spec:
Approximately 5.5cm(H) x 2cm(W) x 2cm(D)
Weighs 50 grams
Package Includes: Installation CD, USB Cable, User Manual, USB Charger, Lanyard , Silicon Case & Holder, micro SD card not included
Title: Re: submersible camera
Post by: getemuphigh on April 25, 2010, 08:01:29 PM
Morgan Computers are doing this micro camcorder for 19.99, I have seen them on ebay for 3 times as much.
I bought one and have put in on my RC tank and RC car, it records at 30 frames per second and is decent quality with sound.
I am going to try it on a boat next....

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=6018

Some spec:
Approximately 5.5cm(H) x 2cm(W) x 2cm(D)
Weighs 50 grams
Package Includes: Installation CD, USB Cable, User Manual, USB Charger, Lanyard , Silicon Case & Holder, micro SD card not included


Forgot to mention, this is not waterproof !! :embarrassed: