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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #220 on: January 24, 2022, 12:49:28 PM »
PSA: Make sure your dash cam is installed extremely securely so it keeps pointing the right way even after a crash.
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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #221 on: March 12, 2022, 06:51:57 PM »
Anyone know someone that put one and installs one in Brooklyn? Tia

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #222 on: March 12, 2022, 09:59:33 PM »

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #223 on: March 13, 2022, 03:44:27 PM »
Is blackview good?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2022, 04:05:03 PM »
Is blackview good?
Probably the best dashacm out there.
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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #225 on: March 13, 2022, 04:08:50 PM »
Probably the best dashacm out there.
If my car is older than 5 years old,  will it drain the battery?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #226 on: March 13, 2022, 04:14:01 PM »
If my car is older than 5 years old,  will it drain the battery?
Even if you want your DashCam on 24hrs. You'll have it direct wired to the battery with a relay and fuse or tap it into another live fuse in the fuse box.

 But nomatter what you do they make and automatic cutoff which will turn off the power to the dash if your battery falls below 11.7V.

 Or you can wire it to a fuse that gets cut off when you take the key out and only has power when you drive and not on while parked.
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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #227 on: March 31, 2022, 05:42:52 PM »
Even if you want your DashCam on 24hrs. You'll have it direct wired to the battery with a relay and fuse or tap it into another live fuse in the fuse box.

 But nomatter what you do they make and automatic cutoff which will turn off the power to the dash if your battery falls below 11.7V.

 Or you can wire it to a fuse that gets cut off when you take the key out and only has power when you drive and not on while parked.
Can blackvue model do this or only turn on when detects impact, guy posted above claims will still drain battery..

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #228 on: March 31, 2022, 06:38:51 PM »
Even if you want your DashCam on 24hrs. You'll have it direct wired to the battery with a relay and fuse or tap it into another live fuse in the fuse box.

 But nomatter what you do they make and automatic cutoff which will turn off the power to the dash if your battery falls below 11.7V.

 Or you can wire it to a fuse that gets cut off when you take the key out and only has power when you drive and not on while parked.

Why would I want it on a fuse that always draws power instead of relying on the battery capacity of the dash cam for those potential "record while parked" situations? I dont see the reward outweighing the risk of having a dead car battery

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #229 on: March 31, 2022, 06:48:51 PM »
Why would I want it on a fuse that always draws power instead of relying on the battery capacity of the dash cam for those potential "record while parked" situations? I dont see the reward outweighing the risk of having a dead car battery
So can record during the daytime , and directly connected to battery without using cars cigarette plug and having wires all over..

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #230 on: March 31, 2022, 11:27:13 PM »
So can record during the daytime , and directly connected to battery without using cars cigarette plug and having wires all over..

No wires in the car is good. But i'd still rather hardwire to a fuse that turns off. Maybe i'm more worried about battery drain than damage while parked, but i like to think i can have both if my dash cam battery is enough for the occas
ions where the sensor gets activated

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #231 on: April 25, 2022, 08:11:07 PM »
Got this on eBay and I can figure out how to connect it to my Pixel.
Has anyone had success connecting it?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #232 on: May 12, 2022, 07:32:15 PM »
What's the consensus on the best $100 dashcam these days?
In 2017 it was the Spytec A119, but I assume the march if time has brought better contenders.

Key feature is clear view where the license plates are easily read, day or night.

Don't think I need "smart" features like an app etc, a micro SD card is sufficient.

Would like one that is unobtrusive, inside and out, like the one mentioned above.

Thoughts?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #233 on: May 30, 2022, 02:13:36 AM »
What's the consensus on the best $100 dashcam these days?
In 2017 it was the Spytec A119, but I assume the march if time has brought better contenders.

Key feature is clear view where the license plates are easily read, day or night.

Don't think I need "smart" features like an app etc, a micro SD card is sufficient.

Would like one that is unobtrusive, inside and out, like the one mentioned above.

Thoughts?

I just bought one of these.

They sent me a free hard wire kit, screen protector for the mirror and extra long cable for the rear camera (although in the end, the original wrote works fine for me). All I did was small and ask for the hard wire kit.

So far it's working fine.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #234 on: July 12, 2022, 12:55:42 PM »
Anyone notice any Prime day deals on Dash Cams?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #235 on: August 21, 2022, 12:40:42 AM »

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Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #236 on: August 22, 2022, 08:34:06 AM »

https://youtu.be/4AnyhHl3_tE
Wow
So the Viofo that I bought 5 years ago (and its marginally improved successors) are still the best option for a camera that records decent video quality?

Some notes on the Viofo that he does not mention:
Capacitor powered and not battery, so if you live somewhere with large temperature swings There isnt a risk of the battery exploding. You can still have a parking sensor, but you have to hardwire it to the cars battery power.
The GPS sensor is a separate attachment to the camera, so if you think that the GPS data will hurt more than help, you can just mount the camera without the GPS.
The screen and big buttons are nice to use once you figure out what they do.
you can set it to auto-save clips triggered by motion so they dont get automatically overwritten.

One potential downside of no battery is that if you get into an accident you cannot just take the camera out of the car with you to record the immediate situation, but I guess we all have phones these days that would work.

Edit: DD link to camera:
https://www.amazon.com/VIOFO-Enhanced-Vision-Starvis-Parking/dp/B07SRQH4R7?tag=cI03f-20
« Last Edit: August 22, 2022, 08:38:18 AM by Zalc »

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #237 on: August 22, 2022, 09:23:39 AM »
Wow
So the Viofo that I bought 5 years ago (and its marginally improved successors) are still the best option for a camera that records decent video quality?

I just bought one of these.
This is 4k - much higher resolution than the Viofo you linked to.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #238 on: August 22, 2022, 10:01:20 AM »
This is 4k - much higher resolution than the Viofo you linked to.
Is it actually clearer?
Watch the video, most of these are just up scaling to 4K but dont pick up any more detail.
You can have as many pixels as you want, but if the camera and processor is bad it will just be a Shmeary mess

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #239 on: August 23, 2022, 11:16:20 AM »
Wow
So the Viofo that I bought 5 years ago (and its marginally improved successors) are still the best option for a camera that records decent video quality?

Some notes on the Viofo that he does not mention:
Capacitor powered and not battery, so if you live somewhere with large temperature swings There isnt a risk of the battery exploding. You can still have a parking sensor, but you have to hardwire it to the cars battery power.
The GPS sensor is a separate attachment to the camera, so if you think that the GPS data will hurt more than help, you can just mount the camera without the GPS.
The screen and big buttons are nice to use once you figure out what they do.
you can set it to auto-save clips triggered by motion so they dont get automatically overwritten.

One potential downside of no battery is that if you get into an accident you cannot just take the camera out of the car with you to record the immediate situation, but I guess we all have phones these days that would work.

Edit: DD link to camera:
https://www.amazon.com/VIOFO-Enhanced-Vision-Starvis-Parking/dp/B07SRQH4R7?tag=cI03f-20
On sale at adorama for 80
https://www.adorama.com/vfa119v3g.html