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Old 10 December 2011, 15:29   #1
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Raymarine CAM100

Does anyone have one of these?
And can anyone offer advice on its usage?
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Raymarine Website says;
The Raymarine CAM100 instantly transforms Raymarine C Series Widescreen, E Series Widescreen, E Series Classic and G Series into powerful onboard video observation systems. Improve docking safety by monitoring blind spots or keep track of the engine room and crew from the helm. Use multiple cameras for total view of your vessels surroundings. The camera uses a highly sensitive IR sensor to switch from true colour to black and white night vision mode.


Most customers use them for the docking safety or engine room monitoring, the CAM100 is rated for exterior, the CAM50 interior.
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We have two cameras working on the E140W display, one for rear view and one for the engine room - they aren't Raymarine cameras but they work the same way - what do you need to know?
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Thanks for that guys.

More specifically:
Can I mount the camera on top of the A-frame
Will it suffer from too much camera shake or is the mount solid
Can I alter the camera viewing angle
Can I zoom the camera
Can I control the camera remotely or is it in permanent "run" mode
I have an E-Series plotter-can I display "film" in one section of the display and have navigation screen/screens in other windows
How "usefull" is it
Can I somehow transfer images to a CD type card dynamically
And, I assume it is a TV camera rather than a "film" camera??

I would appreciate any info you can give on the above questions.
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Thanks for that guys.

More specifically:
Can I mount the camera on top of the A-frame Yes
Will it suffer from too much camera shake or is the mount solid Depends on the A frame!
Can I alter the camera viewing angle No
Can I zoom the camera No
Can I control the camera remotely or is it in permanent "run" mode No
I have an E-Series plotter-can I display "film" in one section of the display and have navigation screen/screens in other windows Yes
How "usefull" is it If you can see a lot more from the top of the A frame than your helm position - very!
Can I somehow transfer images to a CD type card dynamically No
And, I assume it is a TV camera rather than a "film" camera?? Erm - yes!

I would appreciate any info you can give on the above questions.
Basically the camera is reasonably wide angle so you won't find it useful for spotting things a long distance away but great for seeing out the back when docking etc. It doesn't record any images and you will need another lead (unless it comes with it in a package) to plug it into your display - this will also enable you to connect more cameras, a player of some sort such as a DVD. It would be more helpful if you had a specific use for it that could be commented on?
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Thanks Jon!!

And, and.............

What is the diference between these top two CAM100's? Is it just that the second one has a sun hat on?
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As you say, it's just a sun hat, comes in the box.
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Get the E03006 - it's the PAL one, the E03007 is the North American NTSC version! There are lots of cameras on Ebay that will do the job as well for a lot less if you get the correct lead - A62158
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Jon, what other makes of camera should I consider? You are not using Raymarine, you say.
What should I search for on e-bay?

And what is an A62158?

Sorry to be a pain!
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Jon, what other makes of camera should I consider? You are not using Raymarine, you say.
What should I search for on e-bay?

And what is an A62158?

Sorry to be a pain!
It a Video in/out cable

Anything waterproof to the level you need for your application - the better resolution the better the picture obviously, if you look at the pictures of the Raymarine item you will see a startling resemblance to other cameras! Ebay and Google will tell you what's available at any given time.

If you want the security of a big name and a good warranty then get the Raymarine or something like Sony - if it's more of a toy and an experiment then get a medium priced one from Ebay - it depends on your budget and desire to have good reliability.

Here's an example on Ebay a bit cheaper!
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