Review and Underwater Footage: Anysun® Underwater Video Camera with 7" LCD HD Monitor #Anysun

The Anysun® Professional Underwater Fish Finder Fishing Video Camera with 7" TFT Color LCD HD Monitor is my families new favorite thing. It comes in a small, durable and convenient carrying case made of plastic and metal making it easy to take anywhere with water, creeks, streams, lakes, rivers, the ocean or even your pool. The dimensions are 8.25" x 6" (6.5" counting handle and lock) x 4.5". Everything fits perfectly inside the case with a dense thick cushion foam to protect all the contents during travel and storage. It includes everything you need to get started viewing under water.

---The screen is a clear 7 inch HD large TFT color screen that can be used snapped into the case or removed for use elsewhere. The monitor features a power button, with a blue LED indicator to tell you if the monitor is getting power. Five menu and setting buttons can used to change options such as contrast, brightness, color, screen mode from widescreen 16:9 to standard 4:3, orientation viewing 4 ways: up, upside down, right or left, and your choice of 10 different languages.

---The entire unit is powered by a rechargeable 12v 4500MAH lithium battery. When fully charged it should last anywhere between 8 and 10 hours. We kept it on and used it for over 7 hours and it's still going strong.

---The charger is an input: AC 100/240v - output: DC 12.6v with a standard US plug. When charging the unit it features a red LED that turns green when the battery is fully charged. The unit came partially charged so it only took about 45 minutes to charge it fully for the first use. I have yet to fully drain the battery to test complete charge time. I would estimate about a little over 2 hours.

---It comes with an 5.25" floater you can attach to keep a easier visual on your camera when it's in the water.

--- The camera line has the camera attached on one end using water tight wire cover into the unit to keep the electronics safe, the other end features an average red and white AV connection. The spool of camera line is 50 feet of a thinner waterproof rubber coated wire, giving you plenty of line to monitor up to 15m deep. I had no problem with the line being plenty long using it straight from the beach water level or casting it from a 8 foot bank in 6 foot of water.

---The camera and light unit (3.75" x 1.5") is not frightening to water life since it looks like a fish.The camera is a super clear lens surrounded by 12 super bright LEDs giving you a clear color picture even in deeper darker places in the water. It easily illuminated the rocks at the bottom of the water the entire time I used it!

To test out the unit we visited one of our favorite spots, Bee Tree Preserve in Parkton, MD. Make sure to check out the video below to see the camera really in action!

A slow to moderate flow of fresh water with fish of all sizes. It's still a little early in the year for many fish but we were able to survey quite a few schools of minnows and small fish as they swam by. The camera also has a way you can attach line and hooks so that you can fish straight from the unit itself and watch the fish bite!

The water is moving pretty moderate in the first spot where we tested, going from shallow about 1' to about 6' deep. The camera works in temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees and as deep as 15m, so a creek like this should have no problems with the camera operating at peak performance. We started by Elijah submerging the camera going back and forth between allowing it to float from side to side and moving it manually to survey the bottom. I was really surprised to see when let go the camera still stays upright and is viewed straight on. You can also use the instructions to change the orientation of the camera. Changing the monitor orientation is as simple as pressing a new buttons on the monitor. You can see the camera sway when the current picks up or a large fish goes by, as expected. If you wanted to keep a straight on still shot you could easily anchor the camera to something. The camera has no problem going in and out of water and doesn't get water or fog into the lens.

When watching the monitor, the unit comes with a plastic piece that goes over the screen to protect from glare if you use it in the case, but I found I liked it removed from the case better. I could use it in the stroller or lay and relax while watching. Using it with another person to explore the bottom is really neat to see what you can find. I recorded the screen with a video camera to share, but there are higher priced models that boast a DVR if you wanted to record directly into your unit.

Overall I really love the Anysun® Professional Fishing Video Camera. The performance more than exceeded my expectations and did more than advertised. I am fully looking forward to adventures this summer using this camera time and time again.

Bottom Line: I really love it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!

Disclosure: I was provided the product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. No monetary compensation was received.