Want to harness your inner James Cameron and take pictures of your pet fish and have fun doing it? Then you need to check out the Submariner Camera, a remote-controlled submarine with a built-in digital camera that enables you to capture images of the fish in your fish tank.
The device, made by Japanese toy maker CCPToy, a division of Bandai, looks like a full on miniature submarine that you operate with a remote control, reports CNET.
You can operate its dive capabilities, go right and left, up and down and, for those nocturnal fishies, built-in lights enable you to capture images of your fish at night, just like James Cameron’s submersible the Deepsea Challenger. And if your fish doesn’t seem interested? The toy-makers thought of that scenario, too, and have included a built in feeding arm, which features a small capsule that can hold fish food. As the fish eat the food, you can snap away.
The sub’s camera has 256MB of memory that is capable of storing about five minutes of 640×480 VGA video or about 800 photographs at 1280×960 resolution. After you capture the footage you want, you simply connect the submarine to a computer with the included USB cable and download the images. You can expect the Submariner Camera to ship in Japan at the end of April for about $90 (9,980 Japanese yen).