Originally Posted by mbevins
We had a thread on this a couple months back. Do a search and it will pop up. Lots of information.
I normally do a search before I post. I was being lazy tonight - mea culpa!
I have started to read the threads I found - definitely some useful stuff in there. I have a simpler use case than many of the posters. I don't desire to access the cameras over the internet - I will be living on the boat and just want a simple wifi camera setup that I can either feed directly into Coastal Explorer or use with a simple app if that's not possible. I also don't need infrared capability since that's really just a way of having non-human-visible light for nighttime use where light would be a problem. In the ER I am happy to leave the lights on the whole time I am underway. Some kind of remote control sounds interesting, but if the cost is too high I could happily go with more fixed cameras of a lower unit cost. The "backup" camera would need to be weatherproof.
I was hoping to get references to cameras people have successfully used. It seems like the answer is to just try consumer grade wifi cameras that should be easy to configure and use given my simple requirements.