I got the color video cameras today. I got the 1.4" square one that I had refered to, and an even smaller 5/8" square one. Both have adjustable focus lenses, and can focus to within a fraction of an inch of the lens. I like the 5/8" square one, since it is so small that it can sit slightly to the left of the MPG display, and not block anything, while capturing the full digital MPG display, and most of the MPG bargraph.The resolution is pretty good, and if the image does not include a lot of dark background, it is able to adjust the exposure to give a nice capture of the bargraph and digital display.
Both cameras run on 9-12VDC, so I needed to put an LM7812 linear voltage regulator in the power line, since the unregulated 14 + volts out of the lighter jack would damage the cameras.
Now I need to come up with a mounting system that will hold the tiny camera where I want it for the best capture.
I got the amazing little 5/8 color camera from:
for only $49.95, in case any one else wants to try this.
I will mount my LCD display into a recessed custom mounting box in the bottom of my Insight's rear deck window, so it may be daylight viewable, and will post some photos when it is done.