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Topic # 201404 17-Aug-2016 10:46
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Looking to set up our car with a basic dashcam. Any recommendations? Not looking for a high-end ($$$) model.


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  Reply # 1613073 17-Aug-2016 10:46
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  Reply # 1613132 17-Aug-2016 11:35
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Best place to have a read:

 

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/#dash-cam-forum.1

 

 

 

Best place to keep an eye out for deals is ozbargin, such as:

 

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/261689


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  Reply # 1613147 17-Aug-2016 12:05
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FWIW, I got one of these from Harvey Norman, and wouldn't buy it again.

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/phone-and-gps/gps/navig8r-full-hd-in-car-crash-camera.html

 

Picture quality is fine, but despite the manual swearing it should automatically overwrite older videos, it doesn't and I have to keep reformatting the SD Card every time I notice it's run out of space.

 

Also kinda wish I'd invested in one that does GPS/speed logging as well.





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  Reply # 1613360 17-Aug-2016 16:48
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Techmoan.com went through a phase of reviewing car cams at the lower price point.

 

He also has a youtube channel.

 

Ive got mini803 three years ago. Still going fine but  like all technology you get more for you dollar now.

 

 

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1613371 17-Aug-2016 17:33
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I have a drivepro 200 from transcend, absolutely fantastic wee device, very reliable and very high quality footage and audio recording. 


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  Reply # 1613374 17-Aug-2016 17:56
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I'd go with something cheap from Aliexpress like this

Not the greatest, but for $22 (shipped) it will probably do the job.


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  Reply # 1613380 17-Aug-2016 18:13
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Lias:

 

FWIW, I got one of these from Harvey Norman, and wouldn't buy it again. ...

 

 

 

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Don't give up just yet.

 

I have used a very similar looking device for the last 2 years and it still works perfectly:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Full-HD-1080P-G1W-2-7-LCD-Car-DVR-Camera-Recorder-G-sensor-H-264-Night-Vision-/310752336819?clk_rvr_id=570102311456

 

Turn off "Motion Detection" and try again. They are just too sensitive is this mode and the SD card will slowly fill up with clips meant to be permanently saved and kept for later review.

 

P.S. I presume you have not set "Loop Recording" to "OFF". Mine is set at 5 minutes. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1613393 17-Aug-2016 18:48

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Lias:

 

FWIW, I got one of these from Harvey Norman, and wouldn't buy it again. ... 

 

...

 

Don't give up just yet.

 

I have used a very similar looking device for the last 2 years and it still works perfectly:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Full-HD-1080P-G1W-2-7-LCD-Car-DVR-Camera-Recorder-G-sensor-H-264-Night-Vision-/310752336819?clk_rvr_id=570102311456

 

Turn off "Motion Detection" and try again. They are just too sensitive is this mode and the SD card will slowly fill up with clips meant to be permanently saved and kept for later review.

 

P.S. I presume you have not set "Loop Recording" to "OFF". Mine is set at 5 minutes. 

 

 

 

I was just about to say this. I got one of these from PB Tech a few weeks ago and I realised that the motion detection setting was locking some files and preventing them from being deleted so I turned the setting off. I have loop recording off but it just records 10 minute loops. Overall I'm fairly pleased with it, the picture quality could be better but isn't terrible either.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HHDLAS1016&name=Laser-NAVCAM-FHDCar-Dash-Crash-Camera-FHD1080-2.7-


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  Reply # 1613437 17-Aug-2016 20:19
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I have a Navman MiVue 580 and while it is the top model and costs $300, there are lower end models too. I found the quality and device pretty easy to use too.




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  Reply # 1613443 17-Aug-2016 20:38
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Rappelle:

 

tehgerbil:

 

I have a drivepro 200 from transcend, absolutely fantastic wee device, very reliable and very high quality footage and audio recording. 

 

 

 

 

How do you have yours plugged in / how have you routed the cable?

 

 

I have it plugged into a cigarette lighter adaptor expansion box under the passengers seat routed cable under the passengers foot mat up the dash/door deal, through a suction cup on the windshield (from a cheap windshield sun shield) to my passengers visor, to mounted just under the rear vision mirror. 




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  Reply # 1613542 18-Aug-2016 09:06
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Sam91:

 

I'd go with something cheap from Aliexpress like this

Not the greatest, but for $22 (shipped) it will probably do the job.

 

 

 

 

Thanks that looks like a good option on the very cheap. I can spend a bit more, but the quality ones people are recommending are in the region of $200 give or take.




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  Reply # 1613544 18-Aug-2016 09:08
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sonyxperiageek: I have a Navman MiVue 580 and while it is the top model and costs $300, there are lower end models too. I found the quality and device pretty easy to use too.

 

I saw a Mivue demo model on clearance sale for about $50.00. It doesn't come a charging cable/adaptor. Is your camera charged with a Micro or Mini USB plug?

 

I looked at some reviews for the lower end models and there were a lot of complaints about devices turning off and not working etc.


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  Reply # 1616050 22-Aug-2016 21:12
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Hatch:

 

sonyxperiageek: I have a Navman MiVue 580 and while it is the top model and costs $300, there are lower end models too. I found the quality and device pretty easy to use too.

 

I saw a Mivue demo model on clearance sale for about $50.00. It doesn't come a charging cable/adaptor. Is your camera charged with a Micro or Mini USB plug?

 

I looked at some reviews for the lower end models and there were a lot of complaints about devices turning off and not working etc.

 

 

Mine's charged with a mini USB. Mine's worked flawlessly since, and even used it when I was in Australia for a week. Didn't skip a beat with a 64GB microSD card.





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  Reply # 1616084 22-Aug-2016 22:31
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Have been through a DVR-027 (fine but lil grainy - often fakes sold on 1-day. If they're less than $70NZ, they're copies)

 

 

And then a G1W-CB (better video, developed annoying audio squeal within 12 months)

 

 

And now a GPS enabled Mini0805. However I get nowhere near the video quality as online samples which has me wondering. Cant be sure if I was sold a dud or if it has one of the known focus issues. Or my exporting videos method sucks.

 

 


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