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    https://stacksocial.com/sales/dashcam-hi-res-car-video-recorder-8gb-microsd-card?aid=a-jg4fpav0&utm_source=techbargains&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=direct_dealdetail_Stack+Social_0104_107179

    It’s just a cheap dashcam, looks like a point-n-shoot camera, wondering if it might work through a scope. Need some way to mount it obviously, not sure about that but I’m sure it could be done. Has an 8gb microSD but takes up to 32gb. Quality is certainly a question, but for $25 (actually 10% less if you signup for their email list) might be worth a shot. You could always use it in your car.

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    How would you shoot your rifle if a camera is covering the scope?  …or are you talking about a spotting scope?

    something like this could maybe work; http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/112083486441?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    there are also a few options for smartphones like this one made for iPhone 6;

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1123588&gclid=CJX726DdqdECFQW1wAod50cD1g&is=REG&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C92051678762%2C&A=details&Q=

    I don’t think this would apply for your application, but I like mounting my goPro and SLR camera to my rifles using this mount;

    http://www.mountsplus.com/AR-15_Accessories/AR-15_Scope_Rings/AFS-DLOC-C.htmlAlamo Four Star DLOC-C QD Picatinny Rail Camera MountDLOC QD Picatinny Rail Small Adapter – Accessory adapter

    • Universal ¼-20 holds DSLRs, Camcorders, Point-and-Shoots & Action Camera
    • CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum
    • Hard Anodized Type III – Flat Black
    • Fits all Picatinny Mil Spec and damaged or worn rails
    • Returns to Zero when removed
    • Combination ACORN and ATK Torque Knobs
    • Universal left/right side mount
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    It has an LCD on the back, like a point-n-shoot camera, so it would work like that or a smartphone. I’ve thought about a phone mount, just haven’t gotten inspired enough to do it yet. This was just cheap and caught my eye. Figured it was pretty light too, can’t be very heavy if it’s that cheap right?

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    For $25 its worth a try!

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    Dash cameras generally come with a wide angle lens.  You would have to be able to replace it with a 16mm for it to work as a scope camera.

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    Good point on the lens, hadn’t thought of that. I’ve seen videos of guys building homemade night vision setups using automotive backup cameras and they have to switch out those wide angle lenses too. I believe they get cheap security camera type lenses on ebay. If I get one of these, hopefully they’ll use the same type of lens.

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    Well I ordered one, came in today. Cheap, plastic, lightweight, all as expected. What I didn’t expect is no battery capacity, it has to be plugged in to work. So not scope cam material. Oh well, I got a dashboard cam out of it.

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