Dash Cams

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  1. MuddyPuddle

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    Am thinking of fitting one to Ruby - any advice on decent quality, reasonable priced dash cams funsters may have fitted would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Badknee

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    Give @Jaws a shout, John may have one hanging around from his last batch he got us. (y)
     
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  3. GJH

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    Have a peep at the Mi-Witness HD.

    http://www.mi-witness.co.uk/

    Great quality it records in HD video and offers very detailed video playback. It logs video and audio, braking. acceleration, G-force and your GPS location.

    Pete


     
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    I bought one of Jaws cameras, It was ok.. did the job.. but I wanted something better quality for doing road trip video..


    I now have Transcend DrivePro 200.. £89.99 from Amazon.. it is really great .. very pleased with it ..

    • Smooth, detailed Full HD 1080p recording @ 30fps
    • 160 viewing angle gives an extra wide perspective of on-road events
    • Bright 2.4-inch colour LCD screen for live view and video playback
    • 7 Glass lenses for ultra sharp picture
    • Motion G-Sensor detects impacts and automatically protects current recording

    .. you get what you pay for in a dash cam.. or indeed any camera..

    if it's just for recording road accidents.. the cheap camera does.. if you want good quality video you need to pay more..
     
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    Thanks for the above very useful responses guys - I have a bit of reading to do now!:)
     
  7. Arewethereyet

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    Another thumbs up (y) for the Drivepro 200

    M
     
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    Jaws supplied me with an excellent dash cam at a super price .does exactly what its intended for ..ie recording anything and everything within range..Roy
     
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    Next 402g from halfords. Which gave it top marks
     
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    I've tried a couple of dash cams but the one irritation that seems to be common is that the date and time has to be reset every time they are switched on. Do those that Funsters have recommended above suffer like this, or do they keep an updated date and time, perhaps from a battery backup or from the GPS signal?
     
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    We have a Garmin nuvicam satnav which is great. It's an all in one and you can add rear facing cameras as well if you want.
     
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    Nextbase420G every time , had one in my business van for a couple of years and no problem with it and going to get another for my M/H, and I use a 32gb card in it
     
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    Have a look at mio 618 works very well use one in my car,has gps ,speed detection,works with google maps,has g shock sensor for 3 directions
     
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    I have had a RoadHawk HD cam for 3 years. Quality is excellent and stuff you need to see is very clear ( ie, number plates of cars that hit you! Faces of people doing stuff they shouldn't, etc.
    I also gave a Garmin Nuvicam. While the quality appears good, the resolution isn't good enough to read a car number plate from about 20 feet away on a cloudy day.
    I've also had cheap Chinese ones and although they seem to work ok, once again, they fail on resolution just when you need it.
    Mio are excellent too. Mrs A has one in her car.
     
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    +1 for the RoadHawk HD, I have one fitted in the Landrover been there 3 years and the picture quality is superb.

    http://shop.roadhawk.co.uk/roadhawk-hd

    I recently purchased and just received today a blackvue DR650 as it does video playback over the phone or ipad using wifi so no need for a computer to read the card. I bought this for the MoHo and intend on fitting it on Friday before we go away. I am hoping it is small enough to not interfere with the windscreen blinds.

    www.blackvue.eu/Blackvue-DR650-1CH.php
     
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    I've used Chinese ones similar to those which Jaws supplied, a Maplins one and the Mio 518 (my favourite) and all retain date and time.
     
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    Worth considering the size of the thing. I've got a Jcam and it is quite bulky and doesn't fit neatly behind the rear view mirror like my old one did, it also interfers with the radio which is why I've gone back to my original one. I think for quality you have to pay more. :)
     
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    Might with worth checking with your insurance company as some offer discounts if you fit one of their approved type of dash cams.
     
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    Neither of mine ,which includes one from Jaws, need resetting when turned on again.
     
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