Mini Submarine Takes Underwater Photos, Videos Of Your Pet Fish

The remote controlled submarine can capture video and still images and feed your fish.

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It's time for a fish photo shoot!
John Virata

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.
 

Your fishes are attracted to the food, making it easier to take pictures or video of them. Via ccptoy/YouTube

Your fish are attracted to the food, making it easier to take pictures or video of them. Via CCPToy/YouTube

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 feeding arm of the Submariner Camera attracts the fish to the front of the camera. Via CCP/CNET

The feeding arm of the Submariner Camera attracts the fish to the front of the camera. Via CCPToy/CNET

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).

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  • How can my company pre buy some

    Troy April 19, 2016 7:35 pm Reply
  • Am interested in purchasing if it ia viable to use in the ocean?

    Andrea Watts April 20, 2016 1:03 am Reply
  • Yes, we would like to buy a large order to distribute across the EU.

    Please message me

    Glen April 20, 2016 3:16 pm Reply
  • I would like to purchase one or two.

    Luis lopez April 21, 2016 9:48 pm Reply

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