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  # 1727668 28-Feb-2017 13:14
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General rule, if its less than $80 its probably a clone with upscaling or less a chipset/guts.

 

Theres a dashcam thread about somewhere, that has samples of the many I've had. (DVR-027, Mini0805, G1W-CB).

 

They all come with relatively long cables, so for mine I've run them across the passenger visor down behind the trim into the ciggy port area. Watch your memory cards, largest bringer of issues. You would think a Class10 samsung from 1-day would be the knees. Nope, I've had 2 fail with constant writes. Transcend seems to truck on.

 

 

 

https://dashcamtalk.com/ 


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  # 1727671 28-Feb-2017 13:47
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My $50 fixed one with wifi works great, except the wifi on it is so trashy slow that its almost impossible to get the clips off it unless you sit there constantly touching the screen on the phone so that it doesnt turn off and disconnect from the cams wifi network.

 

No idea why these things dont do wifi direct so that the phone doesnt give up on the network as having no internet.

 

Seems as soon as you go beyond 1080 or 30 fps the price goes up astronomically, but the low spec ones are basically an actioncam chipset in a different case. The one I got has no battery, just takes 12v, accessory, and ground which I got from behind the stereo. Cable was easy to route along the trim up the side of the windscreen but if you have airbags in there it might present a problem.





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  # 1727678 28-Feb-2017 13:55
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richms:

 

My $50 fixed one with wifi works great, except the wifi on it is so trashy slow that its almost impossible to get the clips off it unless you sit there constantly touching the screen on the phone so that it doesnt turn off and disconnect from the cams wifi network.

 

No idea why these things dont do wifi direct so that the phone doesnt give up on the network as having no internet.

 

Seems as soon as you go beyond 1080 or 30 fps the price goes up astronomically, but the low spec ones are basically an actioncam chipset in a different case. The one I got has no battery, just takes 12v, accessory, and ground which I got from behind the stereo. Cable was easy to route along the trim up the side of the windscreen but if you have airbags in there it might present a problem.

 

 

 

 

well i do have an action camera, can just mount that





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  # 1727729 28-Feb-2017 15:37
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I've got mine behind the mirror in centre of windscreen. Tucked the cable under the ceiling of cabin and ran down pillars to under dashboard and across to cigarette lighter.
My UK focus has live cigarette socket even when engine off so bought a USB power cable extension with a switch so I manually turn Cam on off.

You can use an action Cam as dashcam but they might not include automatic record when supplied with power, motion activated recording, automatic file deletion to release memory plus other features. ?GPS tagging.

If you want a dashcam buy a dashcam


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  # 1727762 28-Feb-2017 16:15
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I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and they had car video cams for $35 .... still showing on their web site too.


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  # 1727764 28-Feb-2017 16:20
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I just purchased one of these - https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/transcend-drivepro-200-dash-cam-with-free-16gb-class-10-micro-sd-ts16gdp200-transcend/

 

The Transcend brand seems pretty popular.

 

 





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  # 1727770 28-Feb-2017 16:28
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timmmay:

 

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

 

 

How long has OP been married? Prepare to sleep on the couch, cook your own dinner, do your own laundry too!





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  # 1727783 28-Feb-2017 16:40
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joker97:

 

timmmay:

 

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

 

 

How long has OP been married? Prepare to sleep on the couch, cook your own dinner, do your own laundry too!

 

 

What could possibly go wrong ?/

 

well i always get the same answer when i tell her about her other mistakes, she is like " next time you do it yourself " plus while going a voice is heard " cook your own food " & " dont sleep on my bed"

 

Gosh,!!! all womens are same !!!!

 

 





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  # 1727793 28-Feb-2017 16:50
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Rickles:

I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and they had car video cams for $35 .... still showing on their web site too.


That's a nice price, is it any good?

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  # 1727829 28-Feb-2017 17:30
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DjShadow:

 

... 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)

 

 

 

 

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That's odd, I've got the exact same one and it seems to work fine.  You've done this, right?

 





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  # 1727857 28-Feb-2017 18:20
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PaulBags:
Rickles:

I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and they had car video cams for $35 .... still showing on their web site too.


That's a nice price, is it any good?


I've had one that looks just like that from Trademe.

Trash. Not worth the $35.




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  # 1727868 28-Feb-2017 18:45
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DjShadow:

 

... 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)

 

 

 

 

@DjShadow

 

That's odd, I've got the exact same one and it seems to work fine.  You've done this, right?

 

 

 

I'm expecting I've done it wrong, can you link the instructions on this so I can double check?


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  # 1727886 28-Feb-2017 19:11
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ZollyMonsta:
PaulBags:
Rickles:

 

I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and they had car video cams for $35 .... still showing on their web site too.

 


That's a nice price, is it any good?


I've had one that looks just like that from Trademe.

Trash. Not worth the $35.

 

Looks like the one I got from warehouse red alert a while ago. Even the bracket was junk. Think I still have the second one I got in the box unopened somewhere.





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  # 1727889 28-Feb-2017 19:24
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richms:

ZollyMonsta:
PaulBags:
Rickles:


I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and they had car video cams for $35 .... still showing on their web site too.



That's a nice price, is it any good?


I've had one that looks just like that from Trademe.

Trash. Not worth the $35.


Looks like the one I got from warehouse red alert a while ago. Even the bracket was junk. Think I still have the second one I got in the box unopened somewhere.



Here's a video of the file obtained off one of these. Colour not quite as bad in the original file (YouTube didn't much like the file when processed).

https://youtu.be/Anb-JG_wUIQ




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  # 1727891 28-Feb-2017 19:28
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DjShadow:

 

floydbloke:

 

DjShadow:

 

... 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)

 

 

 

 

@DjShadow

 

That's odd, I've got the exact same one and it seems to work fine.  You've done this, right?

 

 

 

I'm expecting I've done it wrong, can you link the instructions on this so I can double check?

 

 

 

 

Here you go:

 

http://www.swann.com/us/downloads/dl/file/id/1662/product/118/swads_140dcm_manual.pdf





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