Use of "Endoscope" type cameras for VCI

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BoltSnap

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Has anyone here tried to use the "Endoscope" type cameras for doing VCI (visual cylinder inspection) instead of the typical VCI inspection light used for this purpose? Is there a reason not to use it or any other issues of concern?

If you have used them and they are good to use, what models did you use and recommend please?



Sample models of "Endoscope" cameras I found on Amazon I thought may do the job: (These are sample/example only)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PBF6DX...olid=1MSLWM7BDGSV5&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HVT2XZ...olid=1MSLWM7BDGSV5&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
 

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I have a cheap one and find it useful to inspect the inside of the shoulder that can not be seen with an inspection light but other than that it is not really an improvement over a good light.
 
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I have a cheap one and find it useful to inspect the inside of the shoulder that can not be seen with an inspection light but other than that it is not really an improvement over a good light.

Question please: Can you turn it to point upwards to inspect the inside of the shoulder somehow remotely?

It is less expensive than the specialized dive vendors sell and it is USB that allow you to record a video and/or pictures which is more than what the standard light does.
 

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I have found the field of view and the resolution both rather limiting.
 

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Question please: Can you turn it to point upwards to inspect the inside of the shoulder somehow remotely?

It is less expensive than the specialized dive vendors sell and it is USB that allow you to record a video and/or pictures which is more than what the standard light does.
I just double it back with an elastic band and drop it in.
 

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I have found the field of view and the resolution both rather limiting.
I would agree with that.
 
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I just double it back with an elastic band and drop it in.

So they are narrow enough to do that through a tank opening?
 

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Maybe a higher resolution one would be better but a good light is really all you need. I have tried different lights including strip lights but find that a single bulb is best for me.
 
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