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OVS Cameras

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I have been looking at the OVS 400 and 500 cameras and thinking about buying one. I like the options that are offered on the 500 sounds pretty nice do they work as well as they claim. I was just wondering if any of you have had any experiences with these models good or bad. Or are there other brands that are better to go with. I like the case and monitor better than the Aqua Views and the Atlantis just looks cheap to me. Also, I fish Lake of the Woods alot and I was if any of you have had experience with them up there do they work alright or is the water to mercy. If they don't work up there I think I might just stick with the Vexilar and forget about adding a camera to my gear. Thanks for the info.

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Best thing to do is to rent each one and try it on the lake you fish the most. Could save you $$ on something you might not want. Used the OVS500 on Mille Lacs a few weeks ago. I have also used the AquaVu Mc2x as well. What I like about the OVS500 is that it's the only camera I know out there that gives you 3 lighting options in the same unit. No light, IR-(Invisible light)and Multi colored lights-(Hi beam but visible to fish) The Aquavu gives you either/or depending on the model, plus depth and temp at a higher price. The 500 comes with a screen status indicator telling you which way the camera is pointing in respect to your monitor as does the and a mechanized steering arm that moves the camera at the touch of a button. I am not an expert on these by any means but when it got dark it didn't really matter which camera I used, you cannot see more than a few feet at best. They both seemed like good units and worked well during the day. Hope this helps.

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I've used the OVS 400, but the 500 would be nice. You can waste a lot of time trying to get to the right depth/camera direction.

Nice unit, and it's held up well. No experience witht he Aqua-Vu.

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