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    Not sure if this was posted yet (didn't see it), but Sony has a new action cam.

    To demo it, they made a video on a train set. Looks HOish, but still cool nonetheless.

    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/pho...rry-it-1314448

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    0.95 x 1.42 x 2.91 in

    It's hard to tell on the curve in the one shot of it on the wagon, but that camera looks like it would fit between those rails, so I suspect 2 rail O. Either that or S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimil View Post
    ....so I suspect 2 rail O. Either that or S.
    I am not so sure. Looking at its <3 inch length, along with some youtube videos of older Sony models, I am thinking that is a HO layout.... Wishful thinking....? Perhaps. But it looks like you could modify some depressed N scale flat car for it... ... to my eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
    I am not so sure. Looking at its <3 inch length, along with some youtube videos of older Sony models, I am thinking that is a HO layout.... Wishful thinking....? Perhaps. But it looks like you could modify some depressed flat car for it... ... to my eye.
    I went back and looked at the specs. 0.95 width might include the waterproof shell. http://www.sony.com/electronics/acti...specifications

    If so, then yes, it's most likely HO.
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    I like that the TechRadar writer was excited about the trains, or at least a clever enough writer to use them as a good "hook" in the story.

    And that Sony thought it would be a fun way to show off their new camera...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    I like that the TechRadar writer was excited about the trains, or at least a clever enough writer to use them as a good "hook" in the story.

    And that Sony thought it would be a fun way to show off their new camera...

    I'll forgive him for calling a rail car a "truck"

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeman View Post
    Not sure if this was posted yet (didn't see it), but Sony has a new action cam.
    Yes, this was discussed on a foreign N Forum last year.

    A modeler has made a depressed car to fit this camera and another has provided the files for 3D printer.

    Metal version http://shopping.hobidas.com/shop/g/g109895

    With the car, the camera won't smack a tunnel and you could mount it offset to the right for a POV effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webskipper View Post
    Yes, this was discussed on a foreign N Forum last year.
    A different N Forum?

    Sounds like someone is cheating on NSN with late night rendezvous elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeman View Post
    Sounds like someone is cheating on NSN with late night rendezvous elsewhere
    What happens on the tracks stays on the tracks, unless it get posted on utube.

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    Has any N scaler made a list of all of the available video cameras that can fit within a 12mm width? I would even consider "kitbashing" a camera to reconfigure its innards to fit into a car or dummy loco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Has any N scaler made a list of all of the available video cameras that can fit within a 12mm width? I would even consider "kitbashing" a camera to reconfigure its innards to fit into a car or dummy loco.
    I've heard of people gutting the polaroid cube, but a problem with many "action" or "point of view" cameras like that and the gopro is they are setup for fisheye. You can post-production it.

    I haven't seen one yet that's actually quality. There's a LOT of cheap chinese cameras but any I've seen don't produce great photos. They also have a distressingly high rate of not working out of the box.

    I think part of it is that while a modern cellphone generally has a decent camera, anyone buying something like that (edit:just not a cellphone, only a camera) still wants good battery life and on camera controls, so it's hard to get it down to a small package. The way small devices are built, it's a major pain to get them taken apart and all the parts tend to be soldered all on one board to help keep connectors to a minimum and fit in a smaller package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimil View Post
    I've heard of people gutting the polaroid cube, but a problem with many "action" or "point of view" cameras like that and the gopro is they are setup for fisheye. You can post-produciton it
    I once put my GoPro inside a curve to shoot an imtermodal train on my layout. When I watched it, the curved track looked straight!

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