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Has anyone else ever given this any thought? I spent a little bit of time trying to research small (lipstick size) cameras that might stand up to the abuse (being submerged...). Never really had much luck finding anything. My enthusiasm for this idea was renewed when I saw the subject mentioned over at XOC (sorry Dan) and saw this pic posted;

http://www.grovestreet.com/jsp/onepic.jsp?id=1202803
 

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OregonX said:
Has anyone else ever given this any thought?
You don't necessarily need to have the camera under the vehicle - it just has to be able to "see" under the vehicle ;-)

For example, an in-vehicle camera with a fiber-optic attachment.

Maybe look at either things like industrial uses of 'inspection equipment', or look at uses of cameras for medical use. A friend was once involved with a company that was working on a fiber-optic medical application that included an imaging system with a sub-millimeter fiber-optic lens.
 

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There are all sorts of water/shock proof wired lipstick cams (some even have sounds).

One of my mods is to mount a lipstick cam to the underside of the front bumper to get video of the vehicle infront of me while wheeling.
 

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muzikman said:
There are all sorts of water/shock proof wired lipstick cams (some even have sounds).

One of my mods is to mount a lipstick cam to the underside of the front bumper to get video of the vehicle infront of me while wheeling.
I had a little bit more luck when I tried searching for "back-up cameras." Some of them even claim to be water proof.

It seems that If you could only have one camera, having it pointed at the front axle would seem to be the most beneficial. I wonder if this screen would be too small...

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/JVC-...46437/catOid/-14501/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
 

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Problem with backup cameras is that most are black and white. I want color. ;)

The lipstick cams I have used are doe the moto cross world (they use them as helmet cams). They can take a real beating and most are water proof. The biggest problem is keeping the lens clean.
 

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let me see if I can't do some research on this. On my new Prius (BOOO I know :p) it has a color backup cam that is obviously outside and water proof. The video is really decent, and on top of that the viewing radius of the camera is absurd (in a good way). I can measure the angles this weekend and research what they use if you guys are curious. I would be interested in this as well...

Just watch, I am going to take the camera off the Prius and install it on my X. The wife would KILL me...but still...
 

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Hey all. First post here just bought an X last week. I use one of the cams made by Hoyt Tech. I beat the hell out of the thing and it just keeps on working. It has been underwater many times, hung off of snoboards, skiis, cars, and kayaks. I would recommend products from either helmetcamera.com or hoyttech.com. Both will run around $300.00. Check out the link and let me know what ya think. I have more vids as well if you need to see it in other circumstances.

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http://www.lutzens.com/baja_2006.mov
 

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OregonX said:
Has anyone else ever given this any thought? I spent a little bit of time trying to research small (lipstick size) cameras that might stand up to the abuse (being submerged...). Never really had much luck finding anything. My enthusiasm for this idea was renewed when I saw the subject mentioned over at XOC (sorry Dan) and saw this pic posted;

http://www.grovestreet.com/jsp/onepic.jsp?id=1202803
This is a genius mod and one I'm going to do for sure.
 
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