When I got my first camera--Cuddeback Capture--I didn't know that you needed a viewer(theirs) that was compatible with their firmware. You can't use a digital cam etc. as a viewer like you can with most everyone elses cams. After a lot of looking I found a viewer made by Sungale, and they guaranteed it would read EVERYONE's firmware and it reads the card from the Cuddeback. At that time it was $60, now I see them for about $40 or $45. It has a 3 1/2" screen which is fairly decent, but still not clear enough for background detail, like Tator said. Between this and all the trouble I had with that cam you could not pay me to have another Cudde.