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    spy camera

    I`m after a small self contained camera and recording equipment,(ie pin hole size,)
    like investigative journalists use. havent had much luck finding one on the web and know very little about electronics...

    any ideas guys?????
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    Don't know about ones with recording equipment, but eBays being flooded by these really small colour cameras that come with the transmitters+receivers.
    They're 2cm by 2cm so are quite small, and can run on a 9 volt battery.

    Its quite cheap too, 100, apparently the cheapest you can get them from other online stores and high streets is 300+

    Picture With Sound:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=1363384634
    120

    Without sound:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=1364385326
    100

    Looks pretty easy to use. Only need to plug the receiver to a video or TV to record or watch, and then hide the little camera (with battery) somewhere.
    Last edited by Xad; 4th July 2002 at 02:41 AM.

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    cheers m8 checking it out!
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    Always see that popup x10 cordless mini camera How much are they?
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    NICE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    the x10 one's are US only I think.

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    I use a spycam daily to follow shop lifters

    the cam its self is a small pinhole cam from maplins cost around 50 this then plugs into a digital camcorder with a analogue in , which is strapped to my body or in a bag etc, the camcorder tape itself is a 6hr battery and the spycam runs a 9v battery and lasts about 5-6hrs.

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    Great! do you know which pin hole cam as maplins do quite a few, what kind of connection does the pin hole cam have
    Last edited by wonkyfox; 26th August 2002 at 04:07 PM.
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    I know there was one from Sony. I'm not sure whether it was a prototype or for consumers.

    It had a retro look and it was in metallic red. Looked very nice, and technically advanced (well at least a year ago). Fully digital, 3,1 million megapixels and (the awkward) memorystick. Also it had a USB interface, but there was also talk about a firewire-interface.

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    this is mine, full colour, no audio but its fully wireless and runs from a 9v battery (5-6 hours on a nimh rechargeable, 2 days on li-on) or mains power it can be fixed or portable. stick it anywhere then use a camcorder or vcr plugged into the reciever to record it, it can be very portable with a mini dv camcorder in your pocket and the cam looking out through a "air hole" ringlet in a jacket pocket, the aerial is fully flexable.

    Cost 130 from bowlers main hall (much less for a non wireless version)

    excuse the quality of the pic i had to take the pic with my phone (no flash and a yellow tube light for illumination )

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    Wow!!! ABC Man,, thats well cool mate ,gonna have to get me one of those!!
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    abc could u use a mirror?

    (17:18:34) (+Cam) i need to mount my xbox hdd in linux
    (17:19:02) (+SpikeWork) youth of today, they'll mount anything

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    (17:18:34) (+Cam) i need to mount my xbox hdd in linux
    (17:19:02) (+SpikeWork) youth of today, they'll mount anything

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    Use a mirror to spy through? ie place the camera behind, yes sure you just need a very small part on the mirror where you can remove a bit of the reflective material from the back of the mirror, get a cheap mirror and experiment no one will notice a pinhole size etc aslong as their are no back lights etc.

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    Originally posted by Geewhizz
    Use a mirror to spy through? ie place the camera behind, yes sure you just need a very small part on the mirror where you can remove a bit of the reflective material from the back of the mirror, get a cheap mirror and experiment no one will notice a pinhole size etc aslong as their are no back lights etc.
    I think cam was intimating that ABCman could have use the spycam to take a picture of itself, in a mirror.

    And no spelling mistakes either cam 10/10:
    Cheers - Coin-Op


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    i thought he meant a mirror to store the pics full size on

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    lol i did mean wot coin-op said

    (17:18:34) (+Cam) i need to mount my xbox hdd in linux
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