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# 208794 28-Feb-2017 09:28
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Hi,

 

i want to buy a dash cam but do not want to spend much on it.

 

Its just because my wife is starting to drive herself and and want to get dash cam for her car.

 

would be great to see the clip later and point out any mistakes she does, right ...!!

 

Any idea / suggestions from any dash cam owners or experts ?

 

Thanks in advance !!





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  # 1727467 28-Feb-2017 09:34
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You're a brave man, telling your wife about mistakes she's making with her driving!




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  # 1727469 28-Feb-2017 09:38
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timmmay:

 

You're a brave man, telling your wife about mistakes she's making with her driving!

 

 

hey mate, have to. "Do the right thing" haha

 

well i have been sitting in passenger seat whenever i can and recording on my phone.





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  # 1727522 28-Feb-2017 10:23
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I'm about to start learning myself, this would be useful. Watching.

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  # 1727524 28-Feb-2017 10:27
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I got a Swan one from JB Hifi for around $70, has GPS and takes up to a 32gig memory card. Can record 1080p at 60FPS

 

I'm on their mailing list and got a discount voucher for it


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  # 1727526 28-Feb-2017 10:29
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DjShadow:

 

I got a Swan one from JB Hifi for around $70, has GPS and takes up to a 32gig memory card. Can record 1080p at 60FPS

 

I'm on their mailing list and got a discount voucher for it

 

 

 

 

Whats the coverage like out of the windsheild?

 

Can you see outside lanes if you were in the middle of a 3 lane road?

 

 




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  # 1727544 28-Feb-2017 10:43
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DjShadow:

 

I got a Swan one from JB Hifi for around $70, has GPS and takes up to a 32gig memory card. Can record 1080p at 60FPS

 

I'm on their mailing list and got a discount voucher for it

 

 

 

 

How is the video quality ? image stabilization ?

 

Can u see rego plates & peoples faces clearly ? (just in case)





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I've set mine to record in 720p otherwise it fills the memory card in around 3 days (2x 35min trips to work each day). I've attached 2 images from night and day driving below, problem I do have is it doesn't set the time on it from the GPS (tried fixing this the other day and didn't work)

 

Click to see full size

 

Click to see full size


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  # 1727579 28-Feb-2017 11:24
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Going by the images, it looks like its upscaled video to me, not 1080p native.

 

 





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  # 1727581 28-Feb-2017 11:25
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Link? Only Swan I'm finding is 140

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  # 1727584 28-Feb-2017 11:29
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ZollyMonsta:

 

Going by the images, it looks like its upscaled video to me, not 1080p native.

 

 

 

 

Most likely, I just took a video capture using VLC to get those images

 

I've just increased the setting to 1080p so will post another example after I take the car out next


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PaulBags: Link? Only Swan I'm finding is 140

 

It should be this: https://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/car-sound/gps/swann-navigator-hd-dash-camera/103917

 

 


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  # 1727587 28-Feb-2017 11:34
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@DjShadow: I've set mine to record in 720p otherwise it fills the memory card in around 3 days ...

 

No option to loop recording so it writes over the oldest footage until you hit "stop"?


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  # 1727589 28-Feb-2017 11:37
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@DjShadow: I've set mine to record in 720p otherwise it fills the memory card in around 3 days ...

 

No option to loop recording so it writes over the oldest footage until you hit "stop"?

 

 

Correct, or if you take a backup of recordings.

 

I've set it to make a new file after every 10 mins of recording, will help make things a bit easier to find if the need ever came up.


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  # 1727660 28-Feb-2017 12:51
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Look at car can section of techmoan.com

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  # 1727661 28-Feb-2017 12:54
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How are people installed their dashcams? Do most people just run it off the cigarette port, professional jobs seem so much cleaner but can be quite pricey?


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