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  1. Michael J
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    Has anyone used these cameras? Are they any good?
     
  2. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a cheap and cheerful Stanley inspection came and in some situations it's a godsend. Can be a bit tricky getting the camera to the right place and in the right angle but useful when you do.
     
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  3. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    You are leaving yourself wide open here...
    Literally
     
  4. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    If you're talking to me... I didn't think it would take long for some dirty minded little bugger :)
     
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  5. ruston
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    ruston Respected Member

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    I agree with @SparkyChick@SparkyChick . I have a Seesnake cheapy too, little bit blurry on close up , but great for behind machines and under floorboards etc. As long as you don't expect too much from the cheaper range , they are fine . For anything else you will be into money.
     
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  6. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    I have been looking at them for ages on and off. Recently looked again at them. The Stanley one that costs around £100 seems to be available rebranded on Amazon for £50 ish. The spec looks the same. Amazon also had another couple on there I liked the look of for £90 and £115 ish. But saying that the reviews might be largely fake according to Which! The Stanley one gets decent reviews elsewhere too.

    I was hoping that the plug and play ones for smartphones would have come on in leaps and bounds by now but they all seem to need a WiFi connection rather than USB or Bluetooth..

    Here's one of the 'decent' ones:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ROTEK-Indu...ESTEVHQR3AW&psc=1&refRID=5CXMQA8QZESTEVHQR3AW
     
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  7. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I got cheap one. They’re useful, but it takes a bit of doing orientating what the camera is looking at and what the screen is showing. Bigger screen, brighter light might make things easier to understand what you are looking at.

    Wouldn’t bother with a cheap one again.
     
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  8. SparkySy
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    SparkySy Regular EF Member

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    I have the bosch blue 10.8v one and it's been great but then I have a lot of the 10.8 kit so it made sense!
     
  9. Ash T
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    Ash T EF Member

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    I've been researching these things for a few weeks... wasn't impressed with the Milwaukee M12 unit (cheaper model), turns out the ROTEK unit listed is the one I just happen to order from ALI, this unit is re-branded by a number of brands. I got the following w/ 3m lead, found another seller w/ same unit and they could have also sold me a 1m camera additionally however their price was 40$ more plus the extra camera, figured the milwaukee unit is almost a 3m camera so I'll just have to learn to live with it. I use 18650's in my e-cig and head torches so I've always got heaps charged up on board...

    Didn't want a 'cheap' unit in the form factor of the eazyview (which are avail on ali also), as I personally think they would break too easily in my work environment (mainly residential), that is screen breaking from mount if dropped of twisted etc.. less to go wrong with this unit, also being designed to be able to swap out batteries is a big plus

    US $60.38 48% OFF|inskam113 4.3 Inch LCD Color Screen 1m 5m 10m Handheld Endoscope Industrial Home Endoscopes with 6 LEDs-in Borescopes from Tools on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/inskam113-4-3-Inch-LCD-Color-Screen-1m-5m-10m-Handheld-Endoscope-Industrial-Home-Endoscopes-with/32951670983.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.372a4c4dlJfS7A

    If shipping to AU wasn't so expensive and the horrible exchange rate, I would have probably got this unit though, they were pretty quick to return my emails so I think their customer support would be existant, unlike the unit I got:
    Tradesman Record - UK's Best-Seller - https://www.eazyview.com/product/eazyview-tradesman-record-8/
    But they don't have stock of the 3m scope anyhoo...

    So as I will receive 15% off (shopback au),
    93AUD = Approx 50 squids - camera shipped today abut 4h after purchasing.. likely it'll take 2-4 weeks to arrive... will give a little review if anyone would like?
     
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    I have not got one of them but you could pass it on to me if dont use it.:D
     
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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  12. Ash T
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    Ash T EF Member

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    Looks good, you get what you pay for alot of the time with ali, depends on how much use the tool receives I suppose, if my cheapie gets used alot then a more expensive and rugged unit will be worthwhile down the track - in my experience, some tools you'd think you'd never use, you buy and wonder how you ever worked without! Thermal camera is next on my list!

    At least the screen is built in with the rigid unit, similar to the bosch ones, nice design allbeit rather pricey when compared to a 'cheap' one...
     
  13. Michael J
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    Michael J Michael J

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    Thanks for all the feedback
     
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  14. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    You can also get endoscopes for smartphones
     
  15. Michael J
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    Michael J Michael J

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    I just went on the Wish shopping site and they are selling endoscopes for as little as £2!!!!
    Has anyone used this site?
     
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