High Resolution Aqua-Vu Micros
Inventors of the first underwater cameras for fishing, as well as the first portable, hand-held Micro viewing systems, Aqua-Vu has recently released a new enhanced version of its powerful Micro 5 and Micro Plus DVR. Lightweight underwater viewing systems that literally fit into a tackle box or coat pocket, the new Micro systems sport a bottle-cap sized camera that houses 1-megapixel worth of color resolution. Enhanced Micro systems also sport new 90-degree viewing angles to extend clarity and viewing distance.
The new Micro video cams provide crisp clarity and color that allow for effective underwater observation, and high-resolution digital video recording. Anglers who have tested the Micro 5 and Micro Plus DVR have logged the following feedback:
“Displays and helps identify specific types of invertebrates while ice fishing; allowing for matching-the-hatch with presentation.”
“The tiny and stealthy Micro cam doesn’t spook baitfish; aids in species ID and size for choosing the right lure and color.”
“Spotted big crappies lying right up against specific dock sections; would have never found or caught these fish without this intel.”
“Noticed perch literally digging into the soft substrate to feed on midge larvae (bloodworms); matched presentation and out-fished all others in group.”
“Screen detail sharp enough to make out water beetles and mussels clinging to submerged coontail; panfish plucking bugs and mussels right off the plant stalks.”
“Camera small enough to probe into thick brushpiles; quickly determined which piles held bass and which ones were empty.”
Powered by a tiny yet potent rechargeable lithium-ion battery, new high-res Micro 5 and Micro Plus DVR systems operate for up to 7 hours per charge—ample time to survey structure for several days on the water. Connected to a 5- or 3.5-inch LCD monitor is 100- or 50-feet (respectively) of thin yet muscular optical cable. Both premium viewing systems also include built-in DVRs with 8-GB of storage for video or still captures, and motion sensors for underwater recording under the ice, boat docks or other applications. The new 1-MP optics provide impressive screen detail and rich vivid color both in live and recorded video footage / still screen captures.