Dash cam (2014)

 

Hello Everyone,

Does anyone have a suggestion to reliable quality dash cam that does not require additional wiring inside the vehicle ?....just plug in the lighter outlet and good to go

thank you

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Frside007 wrote:

They're great if overall you're a responsible driver as it would be assumed they would show the other driver at fault in the event of an accident or incident. On the other hand if you're in the wrong you have cooked your own goose as the evidence can be used against you.

I run my cam every time I'm in the vehicle. When I first got it I would check out the videos every evening, it was then I realized just how "good' of a driver I am [wink]

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no complaints here

abin wrote:
soberbyker wrote:
abin wrote:

I am looking for one with good pic quality in night time, as I drive to school in evening a lot. Any suggestions?

I have the Panorama S and it does quite well in the dark.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/powerucc-panorama-s.4286/

That one looks good, and it is kind of high end model.

I do think it is a good quality cam without being as expensive as some I've seen. If you check out the treads on dashcamtalk.com on the camera you can find various firmware updates for it as well as great info on the cam itself.

https://dashcamtalk.com/powerucc-panoramaii/#Panorama_S

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Same here

soberbyker wrote:
Frside007 wrote:

They're great if overall you're a responsible driver as it would be assumed they would show the other driver at fault in the event of an accident or incident. On the other hand if you're in the wrong you have cooked your own goose as the evidence can be used against you.

I run my cam every time I'm in the vehicle. When I first got it I would check out the videos every evening, it was then I realized just how "good' of a driver I am [wink]

I won't move my car unless my camera is running. I've had so many near misses I don't want to take the chance of getting into an accident without video proof.

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Second Dash Cam

We got one back in 2010
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30472

When it stopped working, we thought we didn't have to replace it. Then we almost got T-boned by a red-light runner (no red light camera). Within a day we had another dash cam.

Someone mentioned you might 'cook your own goose' if you're at fault. You don't have to provide the video; or even tell them you have a dash cam. Anyway, your car's computer data may provide all the 'cooking' necessary to place you at fault.

RT

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I have heard that they are

I have heard that they are not good for longevity. I'd buy the least expensive.

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an94

Ahhh bur

Frside007 wrote:

They're great if overall you're a responsible driver as it would be assumed they would show the other driver at fault in the event of an accident or incident. On the other hand if you're in the wrong you have cooked your own goose as the evidence can be used against you.

In many cars these days are little black boxes that records, speed, acceleration,G's in a turn, direction of movement and other stuff that can be used against you in court. So it's not just the cams that can cook your goose.

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True....

but video is far more convincing and powerful than data from a black box. As I said, if you're a safe driver a video cam would likely be a good thing. If you're a careless driver maybe just leave it at home.

you notice...

Frside007 wrote:

but video is far more convincing and powerful than data from a black box. As I said, if you're a safe driver a video cam would likely be a good thing. If you're a careless driver maybe just leave it at home.

I didn't disagree with anything you said, just pointed out at least one of the newer fangled thingy's those dastardly smart engineer's had decided we should have in our cars at our expense and without choice...

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I want one

Now I want one. It seems that to be really effective you would need a front and rear facing camera. Also, in the video clips, I notice that the cameras record sound. I am not sure I would want my conversations recorded when I am in the car.

Turn it off

bsp131 wrote:

Now I want one. It seems that to be really effective you would need a front and rear facing camera. Also, in the video clips, I notice that the cameras record sound. I am not sure I would want my conversations recorded when I am in the car.

In the settings menu for mine there's a way to turn off the mic.

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I have already modified my

I have already modified my dash cam. I put a cpl filter on it to help out with light reflections. Now it has much better day time video.

I tried one

Roadbump wrote:

I have already modified my dash cam. I put a cpl filter on it to help out with light reflections. Now it has much better day time video.

I bought one for my cam and didn't see much of a difference and would often forget to remove it at night making those videos a tad darker. I no longer use it.

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dash cam pro

Has anyone seen / purchased / used one of these?

https://www.buydashcampro.com/

I'm starting to think it's about time to put one or two into the car.

I just don't have any practical experience with any of then.

So any guidance / experience / recomendations / things to absoloutly have / exclude would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

dash cam

has anyone ever used the cam coverage in a dispute. How did it work out?

at some point

I would like one, again, it's factual unless edited.

For kicks, I rested our Sony HD handycam on the dash, and let it go while we went over the GW Bridge. The quality was excellent, though make a sudden stop and it goes flying.

There was a UPS double-hookup truck who was driving all crazy starting on the Deegan Expressway south up the ramp and over the bridge to the upper level. Camera doesn't lie. But all kidding aside, that guy as a driver has mad skills to be able to do that (though I've heard driving one 53 is harder, just backing up is harder? dunno).

I was

BarneyBadass wrote:

Has anyone seen / purchased / used one of these?

https://www.buydashcampro.com/

I'm starting to think it's about time to put one or two into the car.

I just don't have any practical experience with any of then.

So any guidance / experience / recomendations / things to absoloutly have / exclude would be appreciated.

Thanks

I was waiting for the video guy to say "But wait, order in the next 15 minutes and we will send you a second DashCam Pro free, just pay separate shipping & handling.

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Dash Cam

Found a Dash Cam for my cell that works great.
it's called Auto Guard its for Android. They have a free version also. Plus if you have a old smart phone you can download the app with wifi.

Dash cam quality compared to Go Pro?

Can I assume that a $40-$80 dash cam would not have enough quality or possibly correct file formate to put in your vacation video showing towns you pass through, such as a Go Pro might?

Opinions appreciated.

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rvOutrider

exactly they do not lie, they have no feelings and don't take si

Frside007 wrote:

They're great if overall you're a responsible driver as it would be assumed they would show the other driver at fault in the event of an accident or incident. On the other hand if you're in the wrong you have cooked your own goose as the evidence can be used against you.

If you routinely run red lights, hit people and run, and are opposed to rlcs and speed cams, which doesn't make you a bad person, it means you don't feel you need to follow the law, you can still benefit from one.

The dash cam will still protect you when someone does something against you. You don't have to provide videos of when you yourself break the law, nobody will ask for it. Conclusion, even law breakers can benefit from cams.

Only if you are stupid enough to use it

Frside007 wrote:

They're great if overall you're a responsible driver as it would be assumed they would show the other driver at fault in the event of an accident or incident. On the other hand if you're in the wrong you have cooked your own goose as the evidence can be used against you.

If you submit it without first reviewing it you deserve what you get!

V 360 Camera

Here's one you might be interested in...

http://v360distribution.com/

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Video The Police...

jonny5 wrote:

You don't have to read far in the news to recognize that it would be prudent to have a record of interactions with the police.

It's sad the way law enforcement acts toward the law abiding general public now days exclaim

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Puts Onus On You Too

Remember that video could also place blame on the Driver with the Dash Camera. Always drive like your being recorded and you have a better chance of avoiding trouble.

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romanviking

Could the dashcam be used against you?

johnnatash4 wrote:

You don't have to provide videos of when you yourself break the law, nobody will ask for it.

Yeah, I don't know about that. I could see being convicted of a traffic offense or even a crime or at least losing a lawsuit in a liability claim because of one's own dashcam. Yeah I know you can't be compelled to testify against yourself in a criminal proceeding, but I don't think that would protect your own dashcam footage.

I websearched it briefly and didn't find any examples of my concern coming true (other than cops being caught misbehaving on their departments' own dashcams), but I could see this becoming an issue for civilians too at some point.

But just like police departments tell their force to be careful because everything's being recorded, having a dashcam might help people behave better as drivers as well.

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JMoo On

Hmmmm...

johnnatash4 wrote:

You don't have to provide videos of when you yourself break the law, nobody will ask for it. Conclusion, even law breakers can benefit from cams.

I'm not sure I completely agree...cops are now collecting data from cell phones as evidence.

And in an accident, where your taken away from the scene, a dash cam could be collected as evidence just like a beer can.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Try opening up your mind just a little bit

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

It's sad the way law enforcement acts toward the law abiding general public now days exclaim

Nuvi1300WTGPS

instead of generalizing & remember that theirs good and bad in every race and profession out there. If you've always had bad encounters in the past, I'd suggest that you first take a look in the mirror wink

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I bought this one

Here;s an Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/2-5-inch-Vehicle-Recorder-Dashboard-Ca...

A dash cam for less than 15 bucks!

Most of the negative reviews were from people that couldn't understand the manual (translated from Chinese). If you read through the reviews and questions, there are explanations on how to set it up.

Pros:
>Cheap! Even less on Ebay
>Impact sensor stops recording (so your accident isn't overwritten)
>Round Robin recording, deletes oldest video first
>720 or HD recording, even has an attached display
>Audio recording (I shut mine off, no sense recording me cursing)
>32G SD card records about 3 days of driving (I'm on the road a lot)
>Includes suction cup for windshield, I put mine behind the rearview mirror
>Includes car charger
>Date/time stamp on videos

Cons
>Does not include SD card, max size is 32G
>Manual translated from Chinese
>Locks up when car temp goes over 110 or so, you have to cool it down or power cycle it

Larry

Almost $450?!?!

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

Here's one you might be interested in...

http://v360distribution.com/

Nuvi1300WTGPS

Seems expensive, though I do understand the old 'you get what you pay for'.

http://v360distribution.com/collections/products

Dash Cam

My experience has been that these units don't last very long. I'd buy the least costly I could find.

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an94

I use mine

primarily in the event of an accident to document who is at fault but also to capture all of the near miss deer hits in my area. Cool to see them dart out in front of you at the last second....assuming you did not hit them.

i bought papago GS330

i bought papago GS330 a while back. Now is discountinued.

I have a G1W-CB

It's one of the cheaper models. For the price it works pretty good, though it occasionally looses the date and time.

Did you finally get one? I

Did you finally get one? I just ordered the A118C. Looking at the installation it will blend right in and will be very stealthy.

I just

I just bought a DOD-Tech LS460W (dod-tech.com). Installed on the windshield, wires hidden around the windshield and across the bottom of the dash and plugged in in about 15 - 20 minutes. Great 1080p 140 degree picture , GPS positioning, HUD speed display and over speed warning.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Anything new on the market

Anything new on the market since this topic began?

Wi fi dash cam

Wifi feature on the dash cam seems to make sense as you can monitor the vehicle remotely in real time I guess, from the app on your cellphone. Also thought about using an accessory powerpack in parking mode to not have to drain car battery, if left plugged into cig socket for extended periods.

Dash Cam

Wish.com has some at great prices

waste of money

Unless you move to Russia or Europe you are just going to have hours and hours of boring videos, don't believe me? search YouTube for "caught by the dash cam"

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