Author Topic: Camera Upgrade?  (Read 252 times)

Offline Ctrebby

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Camera Upgrade?
« on: Feb 15, 2021, 10:10 PM »
This year I picked up a used marcum vs825sd to give the camera thing a go. Thus far I havenít been impressed, the images seem really dark and itís hard see far at all (its tough to even pick up a spoon 3 feet away). Even though the images have been underwhelming itís been a ton of fun for my daughter to watch fish come in and itís been great for seeing bottom structure. 

  I know this is an older camera so my question is, do I have unrealistic expectations for any camera or would an upgrade provide a noticeable difference?

Offline kienkhang1205

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Re: Camera Upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 2021, 10:48 PM »
This year I picked up a used marcum vs825sd

Under water camera work best if water is clear if not you wonít see any farther then couple feet, and canít hole hoping, camera is for finding structures and see how fish react if they are finicky, i got marcum vs825sd, lx9 and livescope but it a pain for run and gun, i mainly use my M5

Offline Kevin23

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Re: Camera Upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 2021, 11:28 PM »
3 feet is about the edge of seeing distance anywhere I've fished with a camera. And then your bait looks like a speck on the screen.

Offline Jringo001

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Re: Camera Upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2021, 07:28 AM »
I bought the Marcum Mission this year and so far happy with it. The distance and picture clarity/quality will depend on a factors such as the amount of sunlight, snow cover, water clarity and distance from your bait. I typically set mine up 2-3 feet away and can find my jigs, spoons etc. pretty easily given ideal conditions mentioned above. Fish appear quite well when approaching the bait and can actually see them lingering about.  I can also pick up a 2nd jig etc if the hole is within 3-4 feet away.

It's a game changer for sure and it can get really exciting trying to get Lakers to commit or even watching their reaction.

Have fun and good luck


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