What Underwater Camera Or Webcam To Use?

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I would like to add an underwater camera to my tank to get better photos and video of my fish. In Joey's ( king of DIY) you tube videos he often has a "fishcam" (though I think it might be a camcorder and not a webcam) Wondering if others have tried this.

I am working on a raspberry pI project (essentially a tiny internet connected computer) and would like to connect a webcam to it. That would be my ideal use case.

Any suggestions?
 

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HI there,
I think Joey uses a GoPro (Correct me if I'm wrong) to film his tanks. I personally have a GoPro myself however, never used it for aquarium purposes, I use it to record all my adventures on the beach and stuff.
 

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You can use a GoPro, I have one that I have used in the tank, on the dog, boat, guns, scuba diving, and in the car. They actually work great.
 
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Interesting... ok that would work, but wondering if there's a way to use the picamera I already have. It's a little camera on a circuit board. Maybe I could DIY? Some clear pvc pipe and stick the picamera inside it?
 

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bigdreams said:
Interesting... ok that would work, but wondering if there's a way to use the picamera I already have. It's a little camera on a circuit board. Maybe I could DIY? Some clear pvc pipe and stick the picamera inside it?
is it a waterproof camera? you could create a selfie stick kind of thing
 

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If the PVC is too thick you may have an issue with controlling the camera. The GoPro wireless connection gives out somewhere before 2 ft of water, we played with that at work one day in the pool just to see how deep we could get it before we lost the connection with a iPhone
 
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CorI Elizabeth said:
is it a waterproof camera? you could create a selfie stick kind of thing
It's not water proof. Trying to make it water proof.

I may just put it inside a zip lock bag for now, and not completely submerge it.
 

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