Recommend Me A Dash Cam

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  1. Yorick

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    The other night the missus was a victim of a road rage incident where some Muppet stopped in the road ahead of her and tried to open her door. Luckily she locks her doors at night and was able to get away. It scared her but cops couldn't do anything.


    So, I'm thinking of getting her a dash cam but no idea of what's available.
    Would prefer one that switches on automatically when the engine starts. And one that has a decent recording range. Seen some that recycle every 5 minutes. Would prefer at least 10 mins

    Show me some good 'uns [​IMG]
     
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    I have a cheap one, that is ok'ish and a expensive one that is very good £50 for one £200 for the other. The good one is called a 'blackview' full hd, speed, location, etc etc.
     
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    Does it record automatically ?

    What is the recycle range in minutes ?
     
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    the cams that John @Jaws was sourcing for members are pretty good quality with good features. i believe they are on about a 30 minute loop and save any section where the shock sensor activates
     
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    Put a good quality 32 gig card in and it records for ages.
     
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    It partitions the memory card, on one section it loops and on the other it saves the preceding couple of minutes following any shock sensed by the built in G Force sensors.
    When the saved file section is full (potholes and the like) it gives a message and its a simple matter of reformatting the card to wipe it clean.
    If the saved file section contains something you need to keep you download it it your laptop/pc, recordings on the loop section can also be downloaded.
     
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    A simple device
     
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    Go on to the YouTube site and look up techmoan, he reviews a load of electronic devices and especially cameras.
    I bought mine on his recommendation and it was excellent and cheap. The refresh time is entirely down to the size of the micro SD card in it, the camera then rewrites over the oldest bit from then on I something happens, like to Jean Luc then you stop recording shortly after to keep the record or put in another card. try and wire it to an engine on only live point or you will be getting a lot of night filming.
     
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    I am getting my son to fit one of jaws d/cams. my mate said as good as you can get for the price
     
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    Take a look at the Halfords range which is a nexus manufacture....... there's talk that certain insurance companies are going to give discounts (really)?? if these are fitted .London taxies comes to mind:cool:
     
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    I doubt that the refresh time is a function of SD card size. More likely it affects the number of segments that are stored before they get overwritten eg an 8Gb card might store 5 segments of 10min each; a 32Gb card could store 20 segments of 10min each.

    What you want to do with the recordings MIGHT affect the size of card you purchase. If you want a mile-by-mile record of an 8h drive so that you can review the scenery, you will need a bigger card than if you want 10min either side of an accident. Remember that most cameras have a maximum card size. - Gordon
     
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    I have an HPf210 which has all the features needed and records for hours on a 32gb card. I believe there is now an improved version f310.
     
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