Experiment: cheap small camera for model railroad

Tags: modelrailway, eifelburgenbahn

As an experiment, I bought a cheap (€9.08!) mini camera off Aliexpress.com (search for “y2000 mini camera). I wanted to see whether I could use it to make on-board model railway video. I didn’t expect much; my main worry was whether the camera could handle close objects. I want so see things 20cm - 2m away, not 2m - 200m!

A bit of ducttape:


… and let’s roll!


The quality is not very good, but it sure is a lot of fun for 9 Euros :-) I especially like the view of my viaduct at 2:15.

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