Well buyers remorse hits after doing some more research. I just found an HD camera with an HDMI port for $109. It has great reviews, looks to be of good build quality and much more affordable than the AIDA...
MOKOSE HDMI Camera:
The thing I am going for is looking out the window which gives you that "I'm in the driver's seat". Would prefer not to punch holes in the nose. You have no idea how long it takes people to figure out where it is.
I'll check out that cam later today and see.