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ROV Cameras and their Applications

Rachel Doornekamp   |   December 13, 2019

One of the most important functions of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is the camera. An ROV camera allows users to get eyes underwater to perform a wide variety of tasks including inspection, retrieval and observation among countless other applications.

Read on to learn more about how the cameras used in Deep Trekker ROVs can help you get the job done!

Types of ROV Cameras


With advanced capabilities and intelligence, the DTG3 ROV is the best in its class. The mini commercial-grade underwater ROV is built to provide operators with the ability to quickly deploy and visually inspect within underwater environments.

Designed to work well in low light, the 4k internal camera provides a 270 degree rotating field of vision. With live, zero latency viewing, operators get a clear and accurate visual of the underwater environments they are operating in. Pilots can record high quality videos or switch to photo mode to snap photos in up to 8 megapixels.

The straightforward handheld controller is easy to use. The 7-inch screen is sunlight-readable and weatherproof, meaning users get a clear view no matter what conditions they are facing.

Learn more about DTG3 packages to see which DTG3 is right for you!


The Deep Trekker REVOLUTION is a completely re-imagined ROV. Mission-ready with greater payload capabilities, deeper depths and advanced stabilization, the REVOLUTION is tough and portable. The patent pending revolving head allows operators to rotate the camera, manipulators, and sonar all while station holding in moving water.

With a 260 degree field of view, the 4k camera allows for excellent situational awareness. Pilots can record high quality video or switch the camera to photo mode to take pictures in up to 8 megapixels. Specifically designed to work in harsh, low light environments the camera reliably provides excellent footage for operators.

The integrated screen controller provides live, zero latency viewing on a super bright, sunlight-readable and weatherproof screen.

Learn more the REVOLUTION and what it can do for you!

Learn more about which underwater ROV is best for your application

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Auxiliary Camera

Add additional angles to video capabilities with a custom mountable underwater auxiliary camera. This option mounts directly onto the ROV. With the option to toggle between the main and auxiliary camera, users can view and record on the selected camera. An auxiliary camera provides pilots with the ability to gain further perspective on the grabber from above or have a rear-facing camera to assist in guiding the tether in hazardous situations.

Dual Auxiliary Camera

Add even more angles to the ROV with underwater side facing cameras. Like the single auxiliary camera this option mounts directly onto the ROV. The toggle option allows operators to move between the main camera and two side cameras for viewing and recording. Side cameras provide valuable additional perspectives for a wide variety of inspections including bridge, seawall and fishnet inspections.

Read more about the DTG3 and REVOLUTION ROV in our ROV FAQ post. To learn more about our ROVs and different camera options reach out to our ROV industry experts today!

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