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BryanC (RIP)
24th Jul 2010, 11:16 AM
There have been a number of threads recently discussing spy cams and there usage in the MRR world. So far as I can determine all the cameras discussed have come from either EBay or somewhere in Hong Kong (maybe one and same).

Just in case anyone is interested in a retail camera of this type, I just came across this one while checking out something completely different!

http://www.spycameras.com/item,dvrl-4g,ultra-mini-dvr-lighter-camera.html

Check the video samples. And yes I realize it is substantially more expensive but it may be a viable option for some! >:-}

absnut
24th Jul 2010, 11:34 AM
"Substantially more expensive" is an extreme under-statement!>:-} Checking all the details, I do not believe this camera is any different than my $10 model. It even has the same "Health" sticker on the barrel. This seller would appear to be out to make a real killing with those prices. Even though I had to double my investment by purchasing a TF card, at $20 total, it is a true bargain when compared to this one! ;) But, as you say, it is an alternative and, probably, there are more retailers out there with more reasonable prices.

BryanC (RIP)
24th Jul 2010, 12:17 PM
OK, the price for the camera in the link above is quite excessive! Here are three more retail options that are much, much closer to the eBay/HK price! Although still a little more expensive!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/ce65/?source=google_gadgets&cpg=oggdgt1&gclid=CNHitsrGhKMCFQElnQodWnBAag

http://www.bigboxstore.com/wholesale-security/spy-cameras/spy-lighter-cameras

http://www.amazon.com/Lighter-Camera-Microphone-Activation-Feature/dp/B003I67GMS

NscaleTrainMan
24th Jul 2010, 04:20 PM
>:-}I got my replacement from hong kong, the replacement is defective!!
I carefuly centered the camera in my driveway, and roared out of my
garage in my SUV running over it twice. Case closed >:-}

I FEEL BETTER NOW!!!

rrgramps
4th Aug 2010, 09:33 AM
Interesting article on train cameras for N-Scale here:

http://www.mymrq.com/myMRQ/Aspfiles/DetailPage.asp?Xfer_Code=40001550&CatCode=R

Here's a camera from Walther's, however that costs more than the spy cameras -- hopefully has enough quality to be reliable.
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/655-10010

And another for $100 (getting pricier).
http://factorydirecttrains.com/css-811t1-singlecamera24ghzsystemwithsound.aspx

NscaleTrainMan
4th Aug 2010, 10:38 PM
Best micro camera I picked up worked instantly out of the box, the camera is in color with sound and the size
of a postage stamp (tiny USA first class stamp), plus a reciever plugs into your tv or you can hook into a dvd
recorder.
Total cost from Hong Kong with shipping $27.00, equal to the ones sold here for $90.00 USD plus!! from ebay

MooseID
5th Aug 2010, 04:10 PM
A link to the source would be nice.

NscaleTrainMan
5th Aug 2010, 10:48 PM
A link to the source would be nice.

can't find the ebay link, been to long, i noticed the seller of the spy cameras
was tossed off ebay

NscaleTrainMan
5th Aug 2010, 10:58 PM
A link to the source would be nice.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=micro+video+camera&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=See-All-Categories&_okw=micro+video+camera&_oexkw=&_adv=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=Zip+code&_fsct=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50

HERE IS A LINK TO 666 LISTINGS OF MICRO SPY CAMERAS