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Looking to buy a new under water camera which one do you guys recommend? Had a quad 4 but I didnt really like it. Its gonna be used in a wheelhouse with the camera hooked to the tv.

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marcum makes great camera's I have a low end unit and like how clear it is.

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If you don't have a problem with the cost I would say one of the Marcum color cameras.

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Color is a great option unless you are in stained waters such as Red or LOW. Then you may actaully get EVEN BETTER picture/contrast with the black and white model.

I use the VS820 on Upper Red and I love it!

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For just sitting a wheel house, I would try and see if you can track down one of the old VS560's from MarCum. They are no longer available but you might be able to find one used somewhere. It rotates 360 degrees and is perfect for permanent houses.

Or else I would look into purchasing the Aqua Vu Mod Pod, which is a motorized tri-pod that allows you to rotate the camera 360 degrees. Not having to spin your camera by hand is huge, and will take away a lot of the frustration...

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I have had the chance to try an MarCum 820 and its quite nice, I will be saving up some moolah to buy one soon.

I have always had a Aqua Vu Scout XL and have been very pleased with it, while in a fish house its great. IF using it outside, it can be tough if its bright out. I think this is where the 820 may have a bit of a nod. Both units are very good!

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I had a scout for a while, absolutely loved it! In the sun it's a little hard to see, but for $150 compared to over $500 for other cameras, I think they're the best on the market

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Marcum does make a nice camera. Cableas has a 5" model for 120 thats made by marcum. They also sell the 7" for 180. All marcum stuff, just without the marcum name.

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K-dawg-- The cabelas camera is NOT made by marcum. It was thought for a while that they were, but that is not the case. The Cabelas camera is made by cabelas.

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I agree with D.D. I also have a an Aqua Vu XL, that I actually obtained from Matt Johnson. I have yet to have a complaint. Has worked great for me, inside and outside the shack, sturgeon scouting, running and gunning. Yeah, the outside viewing was difficult at times, but there are ways around it. Good Luck

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