Get a Vexilar. Get a Vexilar. Oh, did I say, Get a Vexilar.
I have a buddy at work who picked up an older FL-8 just to use on his pontoon for vertical jig fishing. Haven't convinced him about ice fishing yet.
The camera, which I have, is a lot of fun, but it's really more of a toy for me. Turns you into the first kid on the block with the new video game system - never knew that it could be that cool just watching your jig bouncing around in 50' of water, but everybody wanders over to look at it anyway
Now the Aqua Vu depthfinder, well, I'm a Vexilar gal myself, and I like the display on mine.
Still say Vexilar is the way to go. Husband drove through a snowstorm from Gunnison to the tackle shop
out at Quincy and Parker to buy the last FL-8 SLT when they were new in '95, is still using it years later,
and it still works. (He yakked to me so much about the Auto Zoom on the FL-18 that I finally got my own last year, and now he might be able to convince Santa that he needs a FL-20.)
Manual depthfinder is to Vexilar as yo-yo is to XBOX 360