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Hi Im new to this forum but have been a long time reader.

Has anyone had any luck with the Cabelas brand underwater camera. They seem to have decent reviews and the price cant be beat.

I am looking for a camera that will keep the wife occupied in the shack and also not break my budget.

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Hi!

Bought one 2 seasons ago and was very disappointed in the quality of the picture and lack of contrast control. I had the 7" screen model, which was about impossible to see anything with out on the open ice. In the fish house, it worked somewhat better-when it was dark.

It proved to be just another thing to lug out onto the ice and I took it back to Cabelas. Wish I'd bought a new locator instead of the camera, but maybe it was just my expectations for it. If you fish crystal clear lakes, you might find it to be a lot of fun. I wish it would have had a longer viewing "tunnel" attached to it to block out more light. Maybe that would have helped. frown

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The best one in my opinion is the Marcum 820, or 825 color. The light doesn't impair the vision on the screen. They are a bit pricy, but Cabela's has 2 in there bargain cave for $400.00 in Rogers. I had the Agua View, which is about the same as Cabela's brand, no match for a Marcum.

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I have used numerous cameras and at this time have a MarCum 825. I like the camera but I thought my MarCum 380 had just as good a picture. Too bad I sold my MarCum 380.

The cheaper camera's do work but from what I have seen, the higher quality one are better.

I do agree that the MarCum is better than the Nature Vision cameras. I feel they are also more user friendly.

I have yet to see a camera that works well in deeper water with snow on the ice or evening viewing. Dirty water viewing is next to impossible.

If your looking for one for the wife, I would have to believe that the MarCum 380 would fit the bill.

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Yea I have looked into the Marcum 380, and it seems like a good camera for the money. I wasnt sure how it compared to the cheaper ones from cabelas.

Has anyone purchased just the camera cable and hooked it up to a tv in a permanent shack? I was looking into that option because the majority of the time I would be using the camera in the perm.

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I have a AV Scout and I don't like it. I tend to fish southern MN lakes after dark so I'm sure that's part of the problem too. I would put a camera way down my list of must haves for ice fishing.

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