Originally Posted by NightRunner417
Believe it or not, doing this sort of mod isn't all as tough as it sounds. I did something pretty much the same with my Quickcam 9000 and it went off fantastically....it now not only takes all my good M12 lenses, it also has a 1/4" tripod thread. :-)
For a minimal package for our AV purposes, I think a lens intended for the slightly larger 5 MP CMOS array would be just right. I found a source for just the precision plastic holder for the lens and CMOS array, and even some other 7mm threaded lenses which do NOT have the IR filter and should thread right into the existing HD key cam carrier module. The lens is better quality, and cost $30-$40.