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Posted: 11/27/19 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do your research on a site like Cnet.com. Be assured that if you buy cheap you will get cheap. Get good resolution & a large memory card. That resolution might pay off someday if there is a crash & the details are important.


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Veebyes wrote:

Do your research on a site like Cnet.com. Be assured that if you buy cheap you will get cheap. Get good resolution & a large memory card. That resolution might pay off someday if there is a crash & the details are important.

Remember these can be a " two edged sword " in an accident but I still use one. I have a basic Polaroid brand that was a birthday gift.
I noticed today's Walmart Black Friday add two brands on sale cheap.

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Great information, been thinking of one myself but didn't know what options as well - thanks


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I have had a mid $100s Garmin for about 5 years. Good picture. Records vehicle speed. Records GPS location. Always on. You never know when that moment will occur.

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Johno02 wrote:

Only recommendation from here is to get an extra SD card to go with it. In case of an incident, remove and store the installed card, and replace with the new one so that the camera continues working. This was a hint from a friend that had an opportunity to need the recorded video.


This is great advice, while we can record six hours before it starts recording over existing files. I should get a extra card.


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StarkNaked wrote:

I have two of the Viofo/SpyTec A119. One in the car, one in the RV.

Viofo is the OEM manufacturer. Spytec sells them under their name. Same thing.


I've gone through three of those in short order. All replaced under warranty but none lasted very long. The last one works but now the GPS base is dead and I have power connected directly to the cam.
I warn people against them.

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[emoticon] Hi, I have had two different dash cameras; The problem that I had was since they sit inside of the windshield, they get too hot and shut off.


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Vexing V1. One in each vehicle. One of them ended an argument quickly once the responding Officer viewed the video.
BTW never be involved in an accident in SC unless you are a resident and have hours to wait for a Trooper while local LEOs whiz by. And then at the time you had to mail them a check to get a copy of the accident report so the insurance co will pay. Everything else is on their website but accident reports. What is this, 1975? The accident was in Oct of 2018, maybe they've changed that nonsense.


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Dick_B wrote:

Try searching for `dash cam' and read on.
We have a Blackvue DR750S-1CH that you can search for online and see examples of it in action. One can remove the card from the camera and insert it into a holder that plugs into your computer which allows one to see what it has seen during your travels.
One of these days it will record an accident which we will be able to use for whatever purpose.


lol, I searched for "dash camera" on these forums and got limited results... "dash cam" brings a bunch more!


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Thanks for all the quick responses.

One camera that keeps coming up on "best of" general internet searches is Garmin... No one here has one of those?

I had thought it would be common to have a rear camera somehow built in / wireless connected. I guess not?

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