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Old Oct 25, 2009, 8:37 PM   #1
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Iím looking for a camera in the $100 - $150 range which will allow a video cable to be connected to my portable DVD player (it has rca inputs) for use as a remote display.

Do cameras with an A/V out have this ability also or is it only for movie/pic playback? I donít know what this feature is called thus how to choose my next camera.

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Are you saying that you want to see DVDs on your camera's display?
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 9:50 PM   #3
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I think he wants to use the DVD player in place of the camera LCD. If the camera A/V out is RCA, then there should be no problem with what you want to do. I have done this with my Minolta. These generally output in standard TV, not HD.

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I think he wants to use the DVD player in place of the camera LCD. If the camera A/V out is RCA, then there should be no problem with what you want to do. I have done this with my Minolta. These generally output in standard TV, not HD.

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Yes, this is what I'm looking for. I have to locate and get information from spec. plates mounted on motors and electrical devices mounted in difficult to see places (usually the most important information is small and difficult to read at best). For years I used a mirror and read the information backwards then copied to paper. Lately I've been using a camera but have had to find the information with a mirror and then take many pics in hopes of getting what I needed. A remote display would be my "eyes" and the camera could capture the information.

I saw a Nikon L20 at Wally's but there was no information about this (remote display feature) in the user's manual. It does come with an A/V cable with RCA males.

Another concern I have is that it's a zoom camera. Since I'll be using it in macro mode and in confined places... will the lens pop out or will it (in macro mode) stay recessed (optimal for me)?

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I am not familiar with this camera, so can't really advise. Best suggestion would be to check the reviews here at Steve's and other places, to find what you are looking for. If you have a particular camera in mind, try asking in the forum for that camera maker. The people who use the cameras are your best resource for this question.

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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Sounds like you want a fair/good resolution web cam with whatever connection that works with your DVD player.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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I have not done a lot of looking around for the best unit, but have you considered a "snake camera". This is a camera on the end of a flexible cable, that they put down drains, etc.

http://www.google.com/search?q=flexi...ient=firefox-a

Also, I just found another one - a small unit designed to be hidden but it has RCA plugs that are designed to be connected to a DVR (could probably work with a DVD player - however I would call and ask first).

http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/cs25pa.html

Here is another - somewhat of an all-in-one unit.

http://www.lintechco.com/show_imgnew...FSDxDAodiQLRNw

Amazon has the above unit for $140

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00273Y8AQ/...SIN=B00273Y8AQ

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...S&linkCode=asm

... and some more

http://www.shopzilla.com/electronics...1000000/search

hope that helps...
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AV INPUT, look at the Aiptek Action A HD 740x480, A-HD+ 640x480, theseare the two inouts thatwil lrecord into any device. or find a recorder mp4 recorder.
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You can do that with a Sony Cybershot W290. But its priced in the 250 range.

In HD too !

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I thank everyone for your help. I now realize my options are many more than I could have previously imagined.


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