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Title: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: nick 08 on December 17, 2013, 09:20:22 AM
Just wondering who has a dash camera and what type/ brand has the best features as I'm looking to purchase one soon.
Thanks
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: doc evil on December 17, 2013, 10:24:01 AM
I have a blackvue DR500gw - hd (and some cheap junk beforehand).

Go for the most expensive one you can afford, and also have a good look at the recording time. Some of the cheaper ones offer a nonstop recording however it is done in 5 to 15 min blocks and the card can't cope so it stops.
the blackvue records 1 min at a time, you can join the short vids into a long one. It also has a GPS function  (which is cool when loaded on the pc using google earth to see where you've been - or the kids if they borrow ya car) and a proper parking mode which records an impact whilst parked. Also has an app for ya mobile/tablet.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Baz on December 17, 2013, 02:59:12 PM
I think doc evil and I went down the same path.

After trying some cheaper brands, which stopped, did not loop and over write etc, I decided to bite the bulllet and purchase a decent expensive system.

I now use a ITB-500HD - iPass BLACK 2 Channel HD Car Black Box with Power Prevention Console.

Records front and back in HD with a GPS chip so you can see your car position on google earth/maps as the video is playing.
You have to down load the card (32GB about 30 hours recording(dependson settings though)).

Still have not managed to get this to download directly to the Carputer yet though.

Baz
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 03:02:23 PM
I am trying to decide between the Blackvue DR500GW and the D-TEG Smarty BX1500...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Pog on December 17, 2013, 06:27:15 PM
I have been looking at a Navman MiVue388

http://www.navman.com.au/digital-drive-recorder/MiVue-Series/MiVue388/Overview/ (http://www.navman.com.au/digital-drive-recorder/MiVue-Series/MiVue388/Overview/)

$229 delivered....
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Pog on December 17, 2013, 06:59:07 PM
Well, I just bought one.... I have been looking for long enough! I have read enough reviews, and most people seem fairly happy with these units.

I ended up with a Blackvue wifi dr500gw HD from Dashcams Australia.

http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/blackvue-wi-fi-dr500gw-hd-1/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/blackvue-wi-fi-dr500gw-hd-1/)

$324.95 delivered. I will probably buy another 32GB card.

I bet it arrives the day after I go on holidays!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on December 17, 2013, 09:05:45 PM
I think doc evil and I went down the same path.

After trying some cheaper brands, which stopped, did not loop and over write etc, I decided to bite the bulllet and purchase a decent expensive system.

I now use a ITB-500HD - iPass BLACK 2 Channel HD Car Black Box with Power Prevention Console.

Records front and back in HD with a GPS chip so you can see your car position on google earth/maps as the video is playing.
You have to down load the card (32GB about 30 hours recording(dependson settings though)).

Still have not managed to get this to download directly to the Carputer yet though.

Baz

x 2

I paid about $180 delivered from Korea last year. It works a treat. Records in HD with date and timestamp, GPS co-ordinates and speed, night vision and more features like still picture capture

Software can be tricky first time to download but plenty of forum help out there if you get stuck. It's never missed a beat.
I have used it to report one idiot driver to the cops who was driving dangerously and aggressively running red lights and speeding. Captured clear as a bell. The cop was so impressed he said he would buy one for his personal car!
But I bought it to record off road fun mostly.
Got it off flea bay. Don't be fooled into thinking you should be paying more than 300 to get better quality
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on December 18, 2013, 12:14:20 AM
I bot a DVR 207, its okay but junky. Mate has a myionu and works a treat.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Dion on December 18, 2013, 11:31:16 PM
x 2

I paid about $180 delivered from Korea last year. It works a treat. Records in HD with date and timestamp, GPS co-ordinates and speed, night vision and more features like still picture capture

Software can be tricky first time to download but plenty of forum help out there if you get stuck. It's never missed a beat.
I have used it to report one idiot driver to the cops who was driving dangerously and aggressively running red lights and speeding. Captured clear as a bell. The cop was so impressed he said he would buy one for his personal car!
But I bought it to record off road fun mostly.
Got it off flea bay. Don't be fooled into thinking you should be paying more than 300 to get better quality

Another vote for the iTronics units.  I have them in both our cars, they just work.  I have two of the ITB-100HD units.  Direct from Korea as well - the local reseller is really ripping people off with their pricing.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on December 19, 2013, 06:13:01 PM
Another vote for the iTronics units.  I have them in both our cars, they just work.  I have two of the ITB-100HD units.  Direct from Korea as well - the local reseller is really ripping people off with their pricing.

yeah its great. i should point out i was referring to the 100hd unit, not the 500hd which i undoubtedbly more expensive than my version.
but all those features delivered at that price, and the quality is awesome
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: HKB Electronics on December 19, 2013, 08:17:00 PM
x 2

I paid about $180 delivered from Korea last year. It works a treat. Records in HD with date and timestamp, GPS co-ordinates and speed, night vision and more features like still picture capture

Software can be tricky first time to download but plenty of forum help out there if you get stuck. It's never missed a beat.
I have used it to report one idiot driver to the cops who was driving dangerously and aggressively running red lights and speeding. Captured clear as a bell. The cop was so impressed he said he would buy one for his personal car!
But I bought it to record off road fun mostly.
Got it off flea bay. Don't be fooled into thinking you should be paying more than 300 to get better quality

What was the website?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: JBird on December 20, 2013, 07:31:24 AM
Just for your info guys, there's another myswag dash-cam topic here (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=28080.0) that will answer a lot of questions.

My reply to that post for your info:

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Do yourself a favour Jeeps and look at purchasing your camera through Ebay from South Korea like these (http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=blackvue+dr400g-hd&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1311.R1&_nkw=blackvue+dr400g-hd+ii&_sacat=0): same thing, a lot cheaper.

I purchased the Itronics ITB100-HD (http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=81) (similar to the DR400G but with more features) this way and all up, with a 32GB SD card instead of a 16GB it came in at just over $200 compared to the $350 or so asking price in Aus; by far one of the best investments I've ever made.

Compare them here. (http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=10)

A good website for anyone looking at getting a dashcam with some really good info can be found at http://dashcamtalk.com/ (http://dashcamtalk.com/) ;)

Jason


Jason
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: terravista on December 20, 2013, 09:25:55 AM
Hi
I like the idea of the dashcam but would like one that has a "Dump Button" that sends a pre-set number of minutes onto a separate SD card.
The number of times touring when after cresting a hill or rounding a bend you see a sight you want recorded, you could hit a button and the previous 5 minutes (for example) would be permanently recorded. The remainder could stay on the standard card to be recorded over or activated with the G sensor in the case of accidents.
This dump button card wouldn't need to be removed until after the trip and all the "good bits" are in one simple recording for viewing, adding to blogs or whatever. Slowly going through a number of SD cards watching hour after hour of boring stuff would be alleviated.
Doe anyone know if any of the cameras have this sort of feature?
Cheers
Ian
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: JBird on December 21, 2013, 04:26:48 PM
Can't say that I've ever heard of any dash cams, or cams in general for that matter with those capabilities Ian but good luck with your search.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Piggy on December 21, 2013, 05:51:28 PM
There is no cameras on the market currently that have that feature.
However you simply need to remember the date and you can go straight to the footage afterwards.
A number of dash and have a manual activation button that post/ per event records.

However most are between 5-40 seconds per/ post event. As that is all that is needed in an accident situation.

You may be better with a camera that allows looping and tagging. Drift/ go pro/ pov all do this.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on December 22, 2013, 07:56:46 AM
What was the website?

It appears that the business wasnt an authorised distributor into Aus, and itronics cracked down on it. so now we pay $100 more locally if we want it.
its still a great unit at that price
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on December 26, 2013, 03:38:20 AM
Kogan have a boxing day special on today. This camera is only $29 with free shipping store wide.

Car Camera Dash Video Recorder (HD) (http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/hd-dash-cam-video-recorder/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on January 02, 2014, 07:31:10 PM
Who is going to try this?

http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/23945/product/master-hd-car-dashcam-video-recorder-176646 (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/23945/product/master-hd-car-dashcam-video-recorder-176646)

(http://static.catchoftheday.com.au/images/product/176646/51cb9d27260bc664636164.jpg)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Chesapeake on January 02, 2014, 07:57:05 PM
Kogan have a boxing day special on today. This camera is only $29 with free shipping store wide.





I bought one the same as this on Ebay,$24.00 delivered.Can record in 2,5 or 15 minute loops I think.Had it for over 6 months and works well . The picture quality seems ok though I have nothing else to compare it against. In vehicle voice recording is interesting to listen to sometimes. Never realised I swore so much at other road users
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marcus73 on January 02, 2014, 08:23:48 PM
Kogan have a boxing day special on today. This camera is only $29 with free shipping store wide.

Car Camera Dash Video Recorder (HD) (http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/hd-dash-cam-video-recorder/)


Just ordered one. Figured for $29 it's worth a shot


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on January 02, 2014, 08:25:22 PM
Waiting for mine as well, got an email on Tuesday saying it had been shipped
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: areyonga on January 02, 2014, 09:03:08 PM
I bought a Kogan one and received it last Thursday, seems ok with plenty of different options but am having trouble with the charging.  Had it on charge for 48 hours straight and still wasnt charged and only lasts a short while without being plugged in.  I will try charging and discharging a few times to see if I can bring the battery up, if not I will contact them and see what they can do.

I bought a 32Gb card with it and seems to work ok under constant power, just need to sort out the battery issue

Trevor
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Buster3931 on January 03, 2014, 07:20:20 AM
Hi
Regarding battery life,the catch of the day unit suggests that it only has a battery life of 30 minutes.

They suggest leaving plugged in permanently .its written at the bottom of the page. I would guess that the Kogan unit would be similar. 

Buster
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: areyonga on January 03, 2014, 07:25:12 AM
Hi
Regarding battery life,the catch of the day unit suggests that it only has a battery life of 30 minutes.

They suggest leaving plugged in permanently .its written at the bottom of the page. I would guess that the Kogan unit would be similar. 

Buster
That may be right for this unit also, I got 35 minutes of recording out of it last night before it switched off so I guess the trick is to leave it permanently plugged in

Trevor
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on January 03, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
Postie just knocked on the door, my Kogan dash cam has arrived.

I've put a 50 cent piece next to it to give people an idea of how small they are. Good thing is the battery, it's a bog standard Nokia BL-5C phone battery that are easy to get a hold of. The one in the camera is 1020mAh. If you need more battery capacity, just buy a higher capacity one from ebay. Here is a 2450mAh version for $5.99.

2450mAh BL-5C (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2450mAh-Replace-Backup-BL-5C-Battery-For-Nokia-1280-1315-1600-1650-1680c-1681c-/131070460741)

Edit: Doesn't come with SD card, have to purchase that separately.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: areyonga on January 03, 2014, 10:14:26 AM
The manual can be downloaded from Kogan web site.  I certainly needed it to understand the sequence in setup.

Trevor
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: nahp on April 11, 2014, 02:09:15 AM
Following my accident, and just the sheer stupid stupid driving I see on a daily basis on the motorway I'm starting to think it might be an idea.

My insurance will come down a lot if I have a black box fitted to my car, but I fundamentally disagree with having that done as they also have GPS tracking.

But I'm thinking a basic camera might just be good backup incase I have another accident..... They seem to be taking off in russia at the moment (due to police corruption more than anything I can tell).
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on April 11, 2014, 06:55:41 AM
Postie just knocked on the door, my Kogan dash cam has arrived.

I've put a 50 cent piece next to it to give people an idea of how small they are. Good thing is the battery, it's a bog standard Nokia BL-5C phone battery that are easy to get a hold of. The one in the camera is 1020mAh. If you need more battery capacity, just buy a higher capacity one from ebay. Here is a 2450mAh version for $5.99.

2450mAh BL-5C (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2450mAh-Replace-Backup-BL-5C-Battery-For-Nokia-1280-1315-1600-1650-1680c-1681c-/131070460741)

Edit: Doesn't come with SD card, have to purchase that separately.





Hi marschy

Looks like a copy of my DVR207.
Let me know how it goes. Cheers

Wayne
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 11, 2014, 06:59:20 AM
Will do, I've been slack, I just need to get a microSD card and put it in the car and see how it goes
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: MarkGU on April 11, 2014, 07:13:17 AM
Bought the Navig8R a few weeks ago. very happy with picture quality and the colours are vivid.we chose the Navig8r sports cam 1080.Price was $140( back when Harvey Norman had the special going) with 3 different types of mounts, waterproof case,charger and its remote control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wegJ8FMsxnY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wegJ8FMsxnY)

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pauljygrant on April 11, 2014, 08:26:50 AM
RVM-043DVR Premium DVR OEM Style 4.3’’ Rearview Mirror Monitor
I purchased this combo unit from repco since I also wanted a reversing camera.
Didn't want separate devices that clutter up the windscreen.
So far, whilst I have had issues with it resetting to the factory defaults when it don't want it to, it otherwise does what I expected.
Instructions are almost the same quality as you get from most chinese direct imports so have to work out the features as you go along.
Picture quality is great during the day but doesn't have night time capability.
Would I recommend it? No. No customer service - in fact they refuse to help instead insisting that you refer all communication via the retailer. Quality is somewhere between good branded units and cheap chinese units but the cost is greater than the quality.
Once they improve the quality, will be a great unit.
Paul
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 11, 2014, 08:57:45 AM
I gave the Kogan dash cam a run this morning on the way to work using an old 4Gb SD card I had lying around. The resolution was set to 5Mp, but can go as high as 12Mp.

The picture is pretty grainy at that resolution, so I am going to duck out at lunch time and grab a 32Gb class 10 SD card and set the resolution to 12Mp and see how that goes on the way home.

The half hour trip into work this morning consumed 1.33Gb of the 4Gb card, so should be good for about an hour 15 minutes to an hour and a half at 5Mp. It starts recording when you take off from traffic lights and stops when there is little movement detected, which is really handy.

The actual camera itself seems a bit flimsy insomuch that the flip down video screen seems a bit loose or wobbly, but over than that, for the price I paid good value (now $59 on Kogan, so maybe the value isn't there anymore). I haven't worked out all of the functions yet, or how to set the time/date stamp to the current date and time. But I've worked out how to setup some of the basic video resolution settings. I'll have a bit of a read of the manual today.

I post up some video once I get home and get it loaded into youtube. I think the 5Mp video will deteriorate pretty badly once it is loaded onto youtube though.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on April 11, 2014, 09:13:05 AM

My insurance will come down a lot if I have a black box fitted to my car, but I fundamentally disagree with having that done as they also have GPS tracking.

But I'm thinking a basic camera might just be good backup in case I have another accident.....

Am I reading your post right, you don't like the idea of having a camera that has GPS tracking?

Having a camera that has GPS tracking is the way to go. It not only provides you with a video of the event, it also proves exactly where you were, what direction you were travelling and at what speed.
This is something that would be critical in an accident investigation, it will quickly prove if you were or were not in the wrong.

A camera should be able to record in 1080P or 720P, It should also be able to record audio. This may come in handy after the accident, when people usually start talking about whose fault it was and if there are any injuries.

Someone may say at the time that they were in the wrong and do not have any injuries, but then change their mind and say that you wee to blame, they may also decide to try and sue you for compensation.

As far as reducing insurance premiums, I am not aware of any companies that will reduce the premiums because you have a dash cam installed.

I think they should, because it saves them a hell of a lot of time and money. But when I inquired, I was told no, by several different insurance companies.

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: MarkGU on April 11, 2014, 09:33:09 PM
a comparison.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt6_90AGhq0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt6_90AGhq0)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on April 12, 2014, 12:01:35 AM
edit - sorry, these are screengrabs of what you see using the ipass dash cam. will post up still shots...
 I run it at 1080 - honestly, any less and you really cannot make out number plates and the quality is fuzzy.
the light image is with night mode activated, and the other is day mode (filters out the sunlight).
it lets you take still images at any point in both modes - perfect for capturing plates in any light - even night.

I have had to use images and video from this camera to give to police (reckless driving I witnessed), and honestly I needed to take multiple shots to make out the plate number.
I cant imagine how the cheaper units will possibly give you any quality of image when you really need it. not trying to be a smartarse - I just know that when I really needed it as evidence, without the quality of the unit I would have had the car image but no way to identify them for the cops.
this sells for mid 2's I believe now - well worth it, especially when you have to rely on it when the poo hits the fan...

 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on April 12, 2014, 12:16:01 AM
day and night modes
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 12, 2014, 01:35:32 AM
You're right the cheap units (mine is a Kogan) do not have the resolution to read license plates.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 12, 2014, 06:12:47 AM
I thought about the resolution issue some more this morning.

For your average punter who isn't in law enforcement and is possibly going to use a dashcam for capturing who is the right or wrong as the consequence of a collision, when you are t-boned, rear ended or even in a front on collision, your chances of getting a good picture of the other vehicles number plate would be pretty slim.

My role on the road is not law enforcement so the resolution isn't as much an issue. But better resolution would be nice, but at $29 the Kogan camera is what it is.

Edit: I loaded the video off the SD card onto my PC this morning, even in HD mode the quality is garbage. You can't read the number plate of a car only 10 metres in front of your vehicle.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: B&B on April 12, 2014, 08:49:26 AM
Uniden iGO CAM 320.
Picked it up as part of a deal at Wandin with my Uniden UH7760NB 80 Channel CB & aerial for $310.  Price included 8GB micro SD card.
Has night vision & mic.  Haven't really had much of a play with it yet.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on April 12, 2014, 01:41:27 PM
Mik01

That's the same one I use, very good camera and software.

I thought about the resolution issue some more this morning.

For your average punter who isn't in law enforcement and is possibly going to use a dashcam for capturing who is the right or wrong as the consequence of a collision, when you are t-boned, rear ended or even in a front on collision, your chances of getting a good picture of the other vehicles number plate would be pretty slim.

My role on the road is not law enforcement so the resolution isn't as much an issue. But better resolution would be nice, but at $29 the Kogan camera is what it is.

Edit: I loaded the video off the SD card onto my PC this morning, even in HD mode the quality is garbage. You can't read the number plate of a car only 10 metres in front of your vehicle.


That there is the biggest problem in society today, nobody wants to get involved. are quite happy to allow others to disregard the laws and put other in danger.
 
Why should you turn a blind eye to someone who is breaking the law? If you are able to help the authorities catch these idiots then you should. If you can catch the number plate and had in the video to police it's up to them to decide.

With these types of cameras, it's like anything else in life, you get what you pay for.
If you are someone who wants good quality footage, then buy a good quality camera.
While some of the cheap cameras may record in 1080 P, they may start to stop working when subjected to high temps in the car.

So if you prefer to buy of these cameras, just check the max temps it can handle.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 12, 2014, 02:11:22 PM
That there is the biggest problem in society today, nobody wants to get involved. are quite happy to allow others to disregard the laws and put other in danger.
 
Why should you turn a blind eye to someone who is breaking the law? If you are able to help the authorities catch these idiots then you should. If you can catch the number plate and had in the video to police it's up to them to decide.
It was never my intention of putting a dash cam in my car to catch baddies on the road. If you want to be a vigilante, cudo's to you. I simply stated, I am not in the game of law enforcement, and it was never my intention of putting a camera in my car with that intent.

If you have handed in video to the police, good on you. What was your experience of the whole process? Did you have to make an appearance in court? Did it consume much of your time?

But if you are suggesting it my civic duty to get the best resolution camera so I can assist catching baddies on the road, you are mistaken.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on April 12, 2014, 02:55:15 PM
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like an A hole, my apologies.

I too bought my camera only as a safe guard in case of and accident. But I would not having any qualms about reporting the idiots that endanger others. Will I be wasting my time, maybe, but at least I have done what I can.

I'm not saying report every person you see for stupid minor things or simple mistkes. I was talking about incidents that you see that are just way out there and endanger other road users and the public in general.

What you consider to be way out there, may differ from what I or anyone else think, so each to their own. But I am only talking about those incidents you would feel are absolutely stupid and deliberate and that would directly endanger others.

At the end of the day, it will be up to the police to determine what course of action if any would be taken. They may decide a good talking too is all that is needed and they may contact the offender, show them them the video and give them a warning.

If they decide it warrants going to court. it means they feel they have a very good chance of conviction. I would assume you may be called as a wittiness, because of the video, the offender may not contest it and you may not be required to attend.

I don't think it's about being a vigilante, who knows, you may inadvertently save someone from serious injury or death.

All to often we hear about things happening that may have turned out differently had others stepped in to help. People these days just don't want to get involved and are happy to turn a blind eye, even if it means someone may end up seriously injured. 

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on April 12, 2014, 03:01:10 PM
No problem. I wouldn't hesitate to hand in video if I happened to record an accident as I would see that as being no different to stopping at an accident to render assistance which is a civic duty
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on April 12, 2014, 03:11:49 PM
Problem handing it to police is that we are usually much too busy doing other stuff. Plus the fact is if you don't have a clear view of his face, you don't have the most important piece of evidence, and that is identity. They just say my mate was driving and it goes in a big circle. Some are dumb enough to admit that it was them but alot don't. However don't be discouraged and hand it in and see how you go. Cheers

Wayne
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on April 12, 2014, 04:13:10 PM
Let's get back on topic, apologies to the OP.

One other thing to look at when buying a camera is the night footage, this may or may not be important o you, but if it is, look for something that can record well in low light.

Being able to save footage is another thing you would want, some allow this, while others will record in loops. Meaning that it will record for X amount of time, say 2 mins and then as the memory card fills up, it will automatically record over the oldest file.

Some cameras have a built in screen that allow you to change settings on the fly, while others require you to change various settings inside their accompanying software.

So at the end of the day, a good quality camera will be something that....

Can handle the heat generated inside the windscreen and not melt or stop working.
Can record in 1980P
Can record view able night footage.
Can accept large capacity class 10 memory cards.
has GPS tracking and can record speed and direction, which can be overlaid in Google Maps or similar.
Has good accompanying software that allows you to change various settings.
can be easily updated when required.
Can record audio.

If you are able to buy one of the cheaper units and it has most of the above, go for it :)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on May 08, 2014, 10:07:10 AM
Well, I just bought one.... I have been looking for long enough! I have read enough reviews, and most people seem fairly happy with these units.

I ended up with a Blackvue wifi dr500gw HD from Dashcams Australia.

http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/blackvue-wi-fi-dr500gw-hd-1/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/blackvue-wi-fi-dr500gw-hd-1/)

$324.95 delivered. I will probably buy another 32GB card.

I bet it arrives the day after I go on holidays!


How is your camera going after a few months of use?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Myst on May 08, 2014, 10:56:07 AM
We have the Navig8tor units that were purchased from Harvey Norman on sale for $100. Its the full HD version but without GPS. We also turn off the audio capability of the recorders. Here’s why.

I’m not trying to be an arse, and i apologise in advance if it comes across that i am. I have worked in law enforcement for about 20 years now, including time as a Police Officer, so I’m well versed in evidence gathering and evidence admissability, and think that members should be aware of the following. I’ve also worked closely with insurance assessors and assessment panels. If you think that having a GPS capability and audio are a good idea, may i suggest you think again.

Under the various evidence laws, if you are involved in an incident (only hypothetically!) where the footage becomes relevant in an evidentiary capacity, the memory card (and maybe the camera itself) can, and will more than likely, be seized by investigators.  If you think that an investigator or assessor will have a look at only the relevant video clip (say, for example, the three minute video clip including the incident), you’d be wrong. All the digital data on the card, including all the video and the associated metadata, will be examined.

Now, lets say that an hour prior to the incident, you overtook a car and had to creep up marginally over the speed limit to safely complete the move. You might be distracted through conversation and travel a few kilometres doing 10km/h under the posted limit. Audio may record that you were deep in conversation (or argument) at the time of the incident, or made comments about the conduct of another vehicle on the road shortly prior to the incident.

Under disclosure laws, insurance companies and defence council (lawyers) are entitled to a full copy of the evidence that is used to prove or disprove allegations in court. You may not be in the wrong, but your own conduct (even prior to the incident) could be used to mitigate the circumstances leading up to the incident. That is, the lawyers or insurance assessors now have a reason to say that you contributed to the incident. From an insurance perspective, that gives them an out and reduces the likelihood that you get a full payout.

 video itself provides evidence of the location. There are landmarks nearly everywhere (except maybe, the Nullabor!) that can be used to corroborate location. Its my opinion only, but those should be taken into account when using dash cams.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: #jonesy on May 08, 2014, 11:04:44 AM
I use the same (case at least) as Marschy. From china, lots look the same and have slightly different specs. Another guy at work bought the same as mine, same ebay seller a few weeks later.  His was different. He could zoom video and had a different mount.  Some others also have different cameras.

The MP rating relates to still photos not video.
There were 3 record qualities which are all basically the same none of which we're close to HD, or even SD.  Al 3 take about the same memory.  Biggest problem is the compression they use is not great, 5 minutes is about 200mb.
Infrared is useless at night, as headlights and tail lights fill the screen.  It might work with no other traffic around.  I turned that function off.  Most of the other guys have done that with there's as well.
Quality is okay.  It shows who did what, but doesn't read regos etc

I've had mine a couple of years.  Cig plug fell apart after a while, so I spliced into an old GPS plug.  Some time later the plug into the camera died.  So spliced in another.  I finally ripped the socket in the camera and so I opened it and some ham fisted soldering hard wired some power into it, except it won't keep the date anymore.  Will be looking at a new one shortly. 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Brumbypt on May 08, 2014, 11:40:42 AM
for entertainment purposes if you are on FB then search for dash cams australia and join their page.

they post a few videos of dash cams every day of people doing stupid things or being involved in accidents.

I see your point of not having the gps on and also sound, good points.

I was always worried about that too when I was travelling around aust I track recorded everywhere that I went. The GPS recorded top speed, luckily up in darwin I left it on during a lightning storm and it recorded a top speed of 1100 kms per hour. and across the gulf over the sea. so I was saved..

But nowadays if I record track data I try to only turn it on when I am up the bush, just incase of excess speed.




Peter,
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on May 10, 2014, 11:50:16 AM
We have the Navig8tor units that were purchased from Harvey Norman on sale for $100. Its the full HD version but without GPS. We also turn off the audio capability of the recorders. Here’s why.

I’m not trying to be an arse, and i apologise in advance if it comes across that i am. I have worked in law enforcement for about 20 years now, including time as a Police Officer, so I’m well versed in evidence gathering and evidence admissability, and think that members should be aware of the following. I’ve also worked closely with insurance assessors and assessment panels. If you think that having a GPS capability and audio are a good idea, may i suggest you think again.

Under the various evidence laws, if you are involved in an incident (only hypothetically!) where the footage becomes relevant in an evidentiary capacity, the memory card (and maybe the camera itself) can, and will more than likely, be seized by investigators.  If you think that an investigator or assessor will have a look at only the relevant video clip (say, for example, the three minute video clip including the incident), you’d be wrong. All the digital data on the card, including all the video and the associated metadata, will be examined.

Now, lets say that an hour prior to the incident, you overtook a car and had to creep up marginally over the speed limit to safely complete the move. You might be distracted through conversation and travel a few kilometres doing 10km/h under the posted limit. Audio may record that you were deep in conversation (or argument) at the time of the incident, or made comments about the conduct of another vehicle on the road shortly prior to the incident.

Under disclosure laws, insurance companies and defence council (lawyers) are entitled to a full copy of the evidence that is used to prove or disprove allegations in court. You may not be in the wrong, but your own conduct (even prior to the incident) could be used to mitigate the circumstances leading up to the incident. That is, the lawyers or insurance assessors now have a reason to say that you contributed to the incident. From an insurance perspective, that gives them an out and reduces the likelihood that you get a full payout.

 video itself provides evidence of the location. There are landmarks nearly everywhere (except maybe, the Nullabor!) that can be used to corroborate location. Its my opinion only, but those should be taken into account when using dash cams.

The reason I bought my first camera was when I was cycling, these cameras are basically the same as the car ones. There have been many times when the footage from various cyclists has been submitted to police and a couple of times it was used to prosecute people. It is only ever the video in question that is needed, not the complete memory card.

Most car cameras will record in loops, the oldest video will deleted and a new clip recorded, normally every 10 - 15 mins. This would mean that by the time the police decided it was worth prosecuting and the case came to court the memory card would have been over written a few times.

I seriously doubt they would be looking at something that was extremely minor and NOT related to the incident.
Title: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 12:15:53 PM
We have the Navig8tor units that were purchased from Harvey Norman on sale for $100. Its the full HD version but without GPS. We also turn off the audio capability of the recorders. Here’s why.

I’m not trying to be an arse, and i apologise in advance if it comes across that i am. I have worked in law enforcement for about 20 years now, including time as a Police Officer, so I’m well versed in evidence gathering and evidence admissability, and think that members should be aware of the following. I’ve also worked closely with insurance assessors and assessment panels. If you think that having a GPS capability and audio are a good idea, may i suggest you think again.

Under the various evidence laws, if you are involved in an incident (only hypothetically!) where the footage becomes relevant in an evidentiary capacity, the memory card (and maybe the camera itself) can, and will more than likely, be seized by investigators.  If you think that an investigator or assessor will have a look at only the relevant video clip (say, for example, the three minute video clip including the incident), you’d be wrong. All the digital data on the card, including all the video and the associated metadata, will be examined.

Now, lets say that an hour prior to the incident, you overtook a car and had to creep up marginally over the speed limit to safely complete the move. You might be distracted through conversation and travel a few kilometres doing 10km/h under the posted limit. Audio may record that you were deep in conversation (or argument) at the time of the incident, or made comments about the conduct of another vehicle on the road shortly prior to the incident.

Under disclosure laws, insurance companies and defence council (lawyers) are entitled to a full copy of the evidence that is used to prove or disprove allegations in court. You may not be in the wrong, but your own conduct (even prior to the incident) could be used to mitigate the circumstances leading up to the incident. That is, the lawyers or insurance assessors now have a reason to say that you contributed to the incident. From an insurance perspective, that gives them an out and reduces the likelihood that you get a full payout.

 video itself provides evidence of the location. There are landmarks nearly everywhere (except maybe, the Nullabor!) that can be used to corroborate location. Its my opinion only, but those should be taken into account when using dash cams.

Just on this if you are involved in a serious collision and the accident squad get involved they go back a full week of what you were up to.  When you went to bed, what you ate, what you did.  All the time setting the scene for what occurred. So lets say you are distracted and cause a collision and someone is seriously injured.  The footage can add to an overall picture being created that you did things that lead to you being in a position where being distracted was a possibility given the lack of sleep etc that you may have missed.

I have been a part of a couple of prosecutions where the behaviours leading up to the collision over the preceeding days was used.

I would not use one.  At least if you screw up you can lie in court if there is no footage .......


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Title: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Myst on May 10, 2014, 01:06:45 PM
Um, that's called perjury mate, and will get you in deep deep doh!

I sure wouldn't lie, or suggest anyone else lie in court. The point I was making was think about what evidence you may be handing over when using all the features of dash cams, and at least be aware of what may happen
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: kiwipride on May 10, 2014, 01:11:27 PM
Caught this on my dash cam the other week.  Wheelchair, exit. Stage left.
http://youtu.be/oWUZX-NRmpU


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2014, 01:15:07 PM
Caught this on my dash cam the other week.  Wheelchair, exit. Stage left.
http://youtu.be/oWUZX-NRmpU (http://youtu.be/oWUZX-NRmpU)


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 01:44:33 PM

Um, that's called perjury mate, and will get you in deep deep doh!


50% of people lie in court. Otherwise there would be a hell of a lot of unable to determine guilt findings.

Cops don't lie right. 
Cops don't prepare statements together.
Cops don't go "psssst I grabbed him first ok" as they swap places in the court room.

Right.........   :)


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Myst on May 10, 2014, 01:58:17 PM

50% of people lie in court. Otherwise there would be a hell of a lot of unable to determine guilt findings.

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Interested where you obtained that particular figure from?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 02:01:59 PM
Interested where you obtained that particular figure from?

Prosecution VS Defense

Not guilty hearing.

Prima Facie case exists to prosecute.

Either the prosecution is telling the truth, the defense is telling the truth or there is a misunderstanding at law.  \

Maybe its 33% then. 

;)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Myst on May 10, 2014, 02:03:06 PM
Lol true that mate, hasn't thought of it that way!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 02:03:49 PM


I sure wouldn't lie, or suggest anyone else lie in court. The point I was making was think about what evidence you may be handing over when using all the features of dash cams, and at least be aware of what may happen

And I was actually agreeing with you.   :D

A dash cam would be great for the cops in a prang.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 02:06:49 PM
"Its not a lie if you believe it"  George Costanza....


LOL 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dazzler on May 10, 2014, 02:49:02 PM
I just remembered a funny story about cops and lying.

Mate Bob and I were doing traffic.  Pulled over a gentlemen of asian descent and my mate and him end up in an argument over whether he was wearing a seatbelt or not.

I didn't see it so just stood by ready to belt him over the head with my torch if needed.

The Asian fella keep saying "YOU ARE LIAR!" "YOU ARE LIAR"

Twas rather funny.

Anyways it goes to court and we give evidence, me saying I saw nothing.  Gets thrown out.

As we walk down the court steps I says "Sooooo, you are a liar then "....
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on May 10, 2014, 04:31:51 PM
I just remembered a funny story about cops and lying.

Mate Bob and I were doing traffic.  Pulled over a gentlemen of asian descent and my mate and him end up in an argument over whether he was wearing a seatbelt or not.

I didn't see it so just stood by ready to belt him over the head with my torch if needed.

The Asian fella keep saying "YOU ARE LIAR!" "YOU ARE LIAR"

Twas rather funny.





Anyways it goes to court and we give evidence, me saying I saw nothing.  Gets thrown out.

As we walk down the court steps I says "Sooooo, you are a liar then "....





Thats exactly the same thing they say here. Some say " please sir don't book me, I am a professional driver" guess what occupation?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on May 10, 2014, 06:58:18 PM
Dash cams record in a loop, and mine does about 3hrs of HD.
If you are in an accident, the SD card is removable and the unit retains no data.

The data can be downloaded from the SD card and edited, retained on hard drive, and the rest deleted.

You only have to hand the evidence over you want, and edited to your requirements.
The SD card will write over itself when used, or you may accidentally lose it and need to replace it.

There will never be weeks of recording or gps data to retrieve
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Myst on May 10, 2014, 08:29:39 PM
For insurance claims, yes. For any police matter they can seize anything that the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds may afford evidence of an offence. Camera itself may also be seized, not just the card, to confirm settings and accuracy of positions and prove the integrity of the recording,
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: kiwipride on May 11, 2014, 06:49:04 AM
link is private...


Sorry, try this: http://youtu.be/oWUZX-NRmpU (http://youtu.be/oWUZX-NRmpU)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on May 11, 2014, 10:10:43 AM
Dash cams record in a loop, and mine does about 3hrs of HD.
If you are in an accident, the SD card is removable and the unit retains no data.

The data can be downloaded from the SD card and edited, retained on hard drive, and the rest deleted.

You only have to hand the evidence over you want, and edited to your requirements.
The SD card will write over itself when used, or you may accidentally lose it and need to replace it.

There will never be weeks of recording or gps data to retrieve

I agree and this is what I was saying in an earlier post.

By the time the police decided if it was worth prosecuting they would be unable to seize anything, because the card would have been over written again.

The cycling incidents I mentioned earlier, one was submitted to the police and the person got a call back saying they couldn't open the file, so he posted to YouTube and the police were directed to to it.   

The other videos that were submitted were edited videos,  they were told to keep the original file in case action was taken.
They did not have to surrender their cameras and their life leading up to the event was not put on trial.

If there is video evidence, it is up to the police to determine if it warrants further action. If it does, they will ask for the original file, they may take it to court or they may simply show the footage to the offender and give them a fine/warning.

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Marschy on May 23, 2014, 10:39:56 AM
Kogan has the dash cam on special again for $29 with free shipping. Good value at that price, notsomuch when it goes back upto $59.

Car Camera Dash Video Recorder (HD) (http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/hd-dash-cam-video-recorder/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 23, 2014, 11:11:42 AM
Umm like why would you actually want one i hear the main reason is to record a traffic offence that you may be involved in

If that is the case you really need to have a hard look so you are saying you now go out prepared for a traffic accident and also prepared in case someone else lies about what happend, talk about cynical

To be honest it is getting stupid it is like the lady that god doored off her push bike in Melb and then demanding the guys details on camera. I totaly agree with him i would never give my personal details on camera that may end up on U tube or Facebook. I think she would have found the guy much more accomodating if the camera was turned off
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on May 23, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
Why is it cynical?

People will do anything to save themselves and they will certainly lie when it comes down to who was at fault.

It happened to me some years ago and it was only because it would have been impossible for me to be in the wrong that I got out of it.

It is well known that eye whiteness accounts can vary greatly and most are not the truth.

I will continue to use one, at least they record what actually took place, rater than relying on someone to tell the truth.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GeckoJK on May 23, 2014, 01:23:29 PM
Anyone wishing to purchase the Blackvue? I sell them as i deal direct with supplier. Offers of interest for the 380, 500 and 550 which i have in stock for immediate delivery.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 23, 2014, 01:46:25 PM
Anyone wishing to purchase the Blackvue? I sell them as i deal direct with supplier. Offers of interest for the 380, 500 and 550 which i have in stock for immediate delivery.

Sounds good, you are more than welcome to put up a post in the Showroom section so that it is not lost here in the middle of a thread

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 23, 2014, 01:57:36 PM
Why is it cynical?

People will do anything to save themselves and they will certainly lie when it comes down to who was at fault.

It happened to me some years ago and it was only because it would have been impossible for me to be in the wrong that I got out of it.

It is well known that eye whiteness accounts can vary greatly and most are not the truth.

I will continue to use one, at least they record what actually took place, rater than relying on someone to tell the truth.

It is cynical that we now go driving with the expectation we expect people to lie. I dont really have a problem with them what i have a problem with is instead of using it as a tool in an incident investigation as that is all it is there is a growing majority that would rather stick it on the internet and let public opinion decide who is at fault

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on May 23, 2014, 02:20:29 PM
Ahh ok, yep it seems to be the norm these days, stick everything on facebook or youtube. I don't mind some of the funny clips, but there are some that really make you wonder.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: RobM on May 23, 2014, 02:22:54 PM
Quote
Just wondering who has a dash camera and what type/ brand has the best features as I'm looking to purchase one soon.
Thanks

LOL - OP you might have to start another thread if you want to get back on topic
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bill on May 23, 2014, 03:03:09 PM
I use one of these.
http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/NanoCam-Pro-720p-Action-Sports-Camera/344095 (http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/NanoCam-Pro-720p-Action-Sports-Camera/344095)
Bill
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on May 23, 2014, 04:25:09 PM
I need one for work and have resorted in trying to use my gopro. I use mine as Magistrates don't believe what the copper says in court. I work by myself alot and the camera is my corroborator. So I dont really need GPS but may come in handy. Good for when you are following someone and the camera shows the speed one is travelling at.
Amazing how many people arc up and deny all. Tell them its on video and it never gets to court.  :police:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Davepatrol on May 23, 2014, 04:33:46 PM
Try here, at this price you can't go wrong.
http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/hd-dash-cam-video-recorder/ (http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/hd-dash-cam-video-recorder/)
Cheers Dave
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on May 23, 2014, 05:36:32 PM
I have been reading this and other posts about the dash cams as I'm looking into it myself.
It seems here there have been 2 types recommended here in this post.
1. a purpose made camera for fixing to the dash that records vehicle movements in different ways, depending on quality and storage, some with GPS or without.
2. a muliti use sports cam, which can be used on the dash as well.
Is this correct?

Can the sports camera have GPS in it also, to look at the fun in google maps whilst viewing the video for e.g. Love to have that on my mountain bike.

The earlier post here about the Insurance being cheaper if camera / GPS Tracking fitted , what kind of tracking is that referring to? My understanding is it could be Logged in the camera only for viewing later in google maps, or, is it transmitted and someone can view this live if they wish, such as the thing to track a stolen car for e.g.

Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on May 23, 2014, 07:56:02 PM
Umm like why would you actually want one i hear the main reason is to record a traffic offence that you may be involved in

If that is the case you really need to have a hard look so you are saying you now go out prepared for a traffic accident and also prepared in case someone else lies about what happend, talk about cynical

To be honest it is getting stupid it is like the lady that god doored off her push bike in Melb and then demanding the guys details on camera. I totaly agree with him i would never give my personal details on camera that may end up on U tube or Facebook. I think she would have found the guy much more accomodating if the camera was turned off

I have one to record my offroad driving fun.
as it is permanently mounted in the car, it also records the various tools that are out on the roads also.

probably a bit harsh to say people are overly cynical because they don't trust others in the event of an accident.
I'm not sure there are many people around who would not try to mitigate their fault, even slightly, in the event of an accident.

plus, in the heat of the moment, people remember things differently, and its a proven fact that multiple people can recall totally different memories of the same event.
cameras don't lie - that's why NSW coppers (and soon QLD) will be wearing mini cameras when out on patrol - they aren't cynical, they just know human nature is to lie, or deflect responsibility elsewhere, and the only way to do that is record every interaction.

I think you're being a bit harsh. 

by the way, I've got a bit of footage of a few clowns on the road, I usually show mates or the Mrs. technically, they are driving dangerously and should attract police attention, but in reality I just keep the footage or delete it depending on the awesomeness of the idiotic driving display. no need to bother mr plod over everything. 
but I have used it on a nasty driver who broke lots of road rules blatantly - cops were grateful for the vision and remarked how clear and brilliant the footage was.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on May 23, 2014, 08:03:03 PM
I have been reading this and other posts about the dash cams as I'm looking into it myself.
It seems here there have been 2 types recommended here in this post.
1. a purpose made camera for fixing to the dash that records vehicle movements in different ways, depending on quality and storage, some with GPS or without.
2. a muliti use sports cam, which can be used on the dash as well.
Is this correct?

Can the sports camera have GPS in it also, to look at the fun in google maps whilst viewing the video for e.g. Love to have that on my mountain bike.

The earlier post here about the Insurance being cheaper if camera / GPS Tracking fitted , what kind of tracking is that referring to? My understanding is it could be Logged in the camera only for viewing later in google maps, or, is it transmitted and someone can view this live if they wish, such as the thing to track a stolen car for e.g.

Thanks
Dave

hi mate - I don't know much about the go pro, but a mate has one and these were his observations after viewing footage from mine -
1 - mine is much clearer - has the brightness option and night vision, and higher definition
2 - the go pro has like a fish eye lens - kind of stretches the vision if you know what I mean. mine is dead flat and wider than his. not sure how to properly explain it, but if you saw both together you would understand.

massive benefit to gopro is portability and in built power - mine needs 12v power.

don't think you can get live tracking of your unit - maybe the high end units, or 'black boxes' which are pro units in some big rigs that record more than just vision, like speed, braking etc..  mine logs all data and vision to a SD card for viewing and editing - the unit does not retain any data.
oh, and i forgot to mention that mine has a function to turn itself on when I'm away from the car if it detects motion, or shaking of the vehicle.
so if anyone breaks in, chances are i will have them on tape - always park rear in to carparks and out the front of the house!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Rodt on May 24, 2014, 08:10:12 PM
Hello All, a bit of a technology retard but can you get dash cams that are also Sat Navs?

Thanks

Rod
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on May 26, 2014, 09:51:11 AM
Anyone wishing to purchase the Blackvue? I sell them as i deal direct with supplier. Offers of interest for the 380, 500 and 550 which i have in stock for immediate delivery.

How much are they going for?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Davepatrol on May 26, 2014, 09:54:58 AM
How much are they going for?
X2
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GeckoJK on May 26, 2014, 10:04:45 AM
X2

380 is $250
500 is $325
550 is $450
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on May 26, 2014, 10:17:57 AM
Now I see why people are using the Kogan ones.
That's including shipping?

On http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/) :
500GW-HD $309.95+$10 shipping
550GW $429.95+$10 shipping
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GeckoJK on May 26, 2014, 11:15:39 AM
Now I see why people are using the Kogan ones.
That's including shipping?

On http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/) :
500GW-HD $309.95+$10 shipping
550GW $429.95+$10 shipping


Shipping included with mine.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 05, 2014, 02:34:41 PM
Anyone with a mini 0803?
http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/mini-0803-gps/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/full-hd-2/mini-0803-gps/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 05, 2014, 04:47:28 PM
I have one of the original dash cams....

Two eyeballs and a brain that remembers things.  ;D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: champin on June 05, 2014, 04:56:46 PM
I envy you Jeepers. My brain don't remember things soo well these days :laugh:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dungee on June 05, 2014, 09:04:27 PM
I have a Mobius action cam, got it of flea bay for $70 plus the memory card.  It's stuck to the dash with velcro and occasionally comes cycling with me.  Resolution is great, low light average but for the money it's pretty good.  I have it set to start when I start the car and stop when I stop.  This is controlled by the power from the USB in the ciggy lighter.  Some footage here http://youtu.be/_bbIk1tkxlQ (http://youtu.be/_bbIk1tkxlQ) the camera needs to be mounted higher though.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: oldmate on June 05, 2014, 09:15:08 PM
I envy you Jeepers. My brain don't remember things soo well these days :laugh:

He didn't say it works, he just said he had an original  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: mcm72 on June 05, 2014, 11:24:08 PM
Bought a Kogan last week.  Sent it back this week. Resolution is absolute garbage. Even for $29 it was not worth keeping.  Pity the people who pay full price for it.  Time to do more research and get something decent.


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on June 06, 2014, 06:26:55 AM
Bought a Kogan last week.  Sent it back this week. Resolution is absolute garbage. Even for $29 it was not worth keeping.  Pity the people who pay full price for it.  Time to do more research and get something decent.


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I am leaning towards the Blackvue, Vico, Lukas.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on June 06, 2014, 07:58:41 AM
I have a Mobius action cam, got it of flea bay for $70 plus the memory card. 

That's pretty good resolution. Which seller did you buy it from?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on June 06, 2014, 08:17:28 AM
I've got a VicoVation WF1... Absolutely brilliant camera...

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on June 06, 2014, 08:53:18 AM

I am leaning towards the Blackvue, Vico, Lukas.

Don't discount the Ipass. I love it. Excellent quality video and stills.

But the blackvue is a good piece of kit I believe.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 06, 2014, 09:41:58 AM
Chris, where are you listening at? A book?  :cup:

Mik01, these cameras are very expensive.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 06, 2014, 04:44:43 PM
He didn't say it works, he just said he had an original  ;D :D ;D

What are you two talking about now....

I didn't order no stinkin pizza.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GraemeL on June 06, 2014, 05:36:21 PM
If I were to buy another car cam today, it would be the Vico TF2+ Dash Cam.

This camera has it all and the night footage is outstanding.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dungee on June 07, 2014, 10:14:07 AM
That's pretty good resolution. Which seller did you buy it from?


Got it here http://stores.ebay.com.au/eletoponline365?_trksid=p2047675.l2563, free postage.  Resolution is much better when recorded, Youtube really do squeeze it down a lot.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on June 09, 2014, 07:42:29 PM
Chris, where are you listening at? A book?  :cup:

Mik01, these cameras are very expensive.

Very expensive is relative to the individual budget I suppose. I paid about 180 I think. I don't think that's too expensive, but they are a bit higher now.

They are more expensive than kogan because they are quality units and the higher resolution means you can actually have some playback quality.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: dungee on June 09, 2014, 10:36:16 PM
Chris, where are you listening at? A book?  :cup:

Mik01, these cameras are very expensive.

Lol, yeah, audio book.  Great for passing the time while stuck in traffic or on a long drive.  Um, that one was called "The Windup Girl", lucky I wasn't listening to 50 shades of grey...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 10, 2014, 09:41:06 AM
I think I will go for the mini 0803.
Small and quality looks good. And cheaper, but not as cheap as kogans.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on July 07, 2014, 09:58:14 AM
I bought the mini 0803 and received it within 2 weeks.
The first try was last Saturday and the quality is great.
I used the supllied viewer (Qtviewer) first but downloaded another viewer (registor viewer) yesterday. It worked great, nice and smooth, GPS on the map and even G-forces.  ;D

The downside is the car. I installed it in the Fiesta which has one 12V point.........continues powered.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on July 16, 2014, 04:42:12 PM
Two screen shot from the dash cam.
One during the day, the other in the evening.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: #jonesy on July 16, 2014, 06:24:12 PM
I bought the mini 0803 and received it within 2 weeks.
The first try was last Saturday and the quality is great.
I used the supllied viewer (Qtviewer) first but downloaded another viewer (registor viewer) yesterday. It worked great, nice and smooth, GPS on the map and even G-forces.  ;D

The downside is the car. I installed it in the Fiesta which has one 12V point.........continues powered.
hardly likely to register G-forces in a Fiesta ;D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: maverick01 on July 16, 2014, 06:28:29 PM
A lot of interesting reading to be had here.

My question is I'm looking at a dash cam for our patrol and also the wife's car. The big question is which setup do we go for. I want something that's easy to operate, i want to be able to leave running while parked somewhere suss if that's possible
Title: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bullant4x4 on July 16, 2014, 07:00:38 PM
The new 4x4 online mag has a write up on one

http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on July 16, 2014, 08:41:00 PM
A lot of interesting reading to be had here.

My question is I'm looking at a dash cam for our patrol and also the wife's car. The big question is which setup do we go for. I want something that's easy to operate, i want to be able to leave running while parked somewhere suss if that's possible


Lots can do it - highly recommend a unit that motion detects, otherwise you risk battery drain from 'always on'.
Spose it depends what you want it for - a bit of fun, or some decent playback quality? 

Good info here - http://www.dashcamownersaus.com (http://www.dashcamownersaus.com)

Check out their Facebook page for uploaded vids.

 I can't highly recommend the Ipass enough. Simple, and takes 1080hd quality stills and vid.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on July 16, 2014, 08:48:15 PM
Wow!
https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUC4_vfTGG_pvWT0sHRML9XHA&h=xAQF5Ypoe&s=1 (https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUC4_vfTGG_pvWT0sHRML9XHA&h=xAQF5Ypoe&s=1)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: maverick01 on July 16, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
Where would I find these Ipass cameras
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Basel on July 16, 2014, 09:05:23 PM
I fitted a dashcam in my car 3 weeks ago. What I've noticed is it has made me a much more careful and slower driver knowing everything I do is being recorded. Maybe its just the novelty and it will wear off but hopefully not.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on July 16, 2014, 10:42:54 PM
Where would I find these Ipass cameras


Used to be able to buy direct from Korea in USD, but the company cracked down on it and enforced its distributor rights to protect Aussie resellers. So, you can find them here - http://www.ebay.com/itm/ITRONICS-iPass-Black-ITB-100HD-FULL-HD-GPS-CAR-DASH-CAM-SET-1CH-Vehicle-Recorder/281382127185?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D23845%26meid%3D8354993062034730395%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D10180%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D191165860399 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ITRONICS-iPass-Black-ITB-100HD-FULL-HD-GPS-CAR-DASH-CAM-SET-1CH-Vehicle-Recorder/281382127185?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D23845%26meid%3D8354993062034730395%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D10180%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D191165860399)

But you will need to use a US freight forwarder.

Or buy from an authorised Aussie reseller here for much much more - http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/itronics-dash-cams/itronics-itb-100hd/ (http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/itronics-dash-cams/itronics-itb-100hd/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Grungle on July 17, 2014, 09:09:37 AM
Just throwing it out there.

I use my old iPhone 4S (now have a 5) which runs iSym DVR dashcam app. App was less than $10 from memory but they do a lite version for free as well if you wanted to trial it. I don't use the phone for anything else other than a dashcam so has plenty of storage available. Full HD with GPS and WiFi. Use a basic holder with switched power.

The setup works a treat and provides excellent footage. Something to consider if you have a reasonable quality smartphone lying around.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on July 17, 2014, 09:53:07 AM
hardly likely to register G-forces in a Fiesta ;D

Wrong.
The bottom grph in the first picture gives the G-force.
Even the Fiesta manage to show some Gs.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: noel_w on July 17, 2014, 10:04:13 AM
hardly likely to register G-forces in a Fiesta ;D



Raikkonen hit the wall at 150MPH with a 47g impact. You could still get a few g's if you crash.


http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/06/raikkonen-escapes-47g-crash-with-just-bruising/ (http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/06/raikkonen-escapes-47g-crash-with-just-bruising/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 31, 2014, 08:14:29 PM
Is this one any good?

http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/ (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on August 01, 2014, 11:59:27 AM
Is this one any good?

http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/ (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/)
anyone know???
Title: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bullant4x4 on August 01, 2014, 12:21:32 PM
Just brought the sun glasses  with a built in HD1080 video cam. I got 32gig card in it, so will record almost 6.5hrs of HD vid.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on August 01, 2014, 12:23:05 PM
Just brought the sun glasses  with a built in HD1080 video cam. I got 32gig card in it, so will record almost 6.5hrs of HD vid.

Watch out where you are looking at............................
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on September 08, 2014, 09:58:09 PM
Watch what happens when a Patrol is in a hurry on a wet road.
It is around the 12 second mark.


http://s94.photobucket.com/user/Wilsil_2006/media/4WDslipping_zpsc58e4fcb.mp4.html (http://s94.photobucket.com/user/Wilsil_2006/media/4WDslipping_zpsc58e4fcb.mp4.html)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on October 15, 2014, 03:06:17 PM
Is this one any good?

http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/ (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/40397/product/garmin-dash-cam-20-306189/)
did ya get one, they are still on catch...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on December 15, 2014, 05:47:40 PM
I have to find another dashcam.
The one we have keeps playing up.
When the SD card is full, it stop recording, the loop function doesn't work.
Regularly it freezes at start up.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: rossow on December 16, 2014, 09:53:30 AM
My BIL found one in a creek where our kids were swimming and chucked it over to me.
pulled it out of the water proof case and it worked a treat!

I've put photo's on facebook etc to find the owner but no luck.  It was sitting in the creek for about 8 months according to timestamp.  Battery is pretty cactus though, but the dash cam feature works a treat!

Cheap "wifi cam" possibly bought from JayCar or similar.


Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jwb on December 16, 2014, 11:32:19 AM
I have to find another dashcam.
The one we have keeps playing up.
When the SD card is full, it stop recording, the loop function doesn't work.
Regularly it freezes at start up.

Some units lock the "file" if a certain degree of enertia is felt by the unit.
This can be user adjusted, but a mate of mine who has a dual Blackvue unit has just found out his was set too fine and locked up all of the card!

This might be your issue??

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: sablesoft on December 16, 2014, 01:21:50 PM
I have to find another dashcam.
The one we have keeps playing up.
When the SD card is full, it stop recording, the loop function doesn't work.
Regularly it freezes at start up.

Hi,

Check out   Dash Cam Talk Forum:  https://forum.dashcamtalk.com/ (https://forum.dashcamtalk.com/)

Lots of people talking about all makes of Dash Cams, there are sections for many different dash cams, lots of helpful people there.

Could be a bad memory card, try re formatting using the camera menu format option.

Check the file length is set to 5 minutes or there abouts,  make sure looping is set on.

HTH
Ray
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on December 16, 2014, 01:37:36 PM
Thanks Ray,
I have formatted the SDcard using the camera format and using the suggested program mentioned on dashcamtalk.
Didn't help.
I have switch from 1 minute to 3 minutes and 5 minutes with no luck.
Looping is on.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Snake on March 11, 2015, 10:48:36 PM
After reading through all your reviews, I have just bought one of the iTronics 100HD dash cams off eBay. The Asutralian online stores are selling for around the $350 mark but I got this one from Korea. Advertised for $179 USD ($235 AUD) but I made them an offer of $145 USD ($190 AUD) which was accepted and also included free shipping. Contacted AAMI insurance but they say it doesn't get me any discount unfortunately but at least I have a bit more peace of mind now in case something does happen and there are conflicting stories. Link to the eBay item below:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/311271655481?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_2201wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/311271655481?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_2201wt_1362)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on March 12, 2015, 09:53:33 AM
That's a really good deal, I will mark that one.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: paceman on March 12, 2015, 10:10:39 AM
so, how are you guys wiring these cameras to the vehicles?

to the vehicle battery or via the cigarette plug?

any advantage to permanent wiring?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: tk421 on March 12, 2015, 10:39:25 AM
I've got a Blackvue 500, looking at changing to the dual camera 650G and using the wifi remote viewing ability to use it as a rear view camera without installing another monitor to clutter up my dash.   I use my iPhone/tablet in a cradle as a nav tool.

so, how are you guys wiring these cameras to the vehicles?

to the vehicle battery or via the cigarette plug?

any advantage to permanent wiring?


Currently direct to cigarette plug. I'll get round to wiring it to my Aux battery one day.  You could look at The Power Magic Pro to hard wire and protect your start battery. http://www.blackvue.com/en/contents/sub1.asp?idx=13 (http://www.blackvue.com/en/contents/sub1.asp?idx=13)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jwb on March 13, 2015, 04:15:41 AM
To power up a uniden unit I have I fitted a ciggy outlet besides the transmission tunnel on ignition feed.
There are power supply units that let them keep recording until a preset low battery level is activated.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on March 13, 2015, 06:21:59 PM
so, how are you guys wiring these cameras to the vehicles?

to the vehicle battery or via the cigarette plug?

any advantage to permanent wiring?

Yes mate. Permanent wiring of the itronics gives you the use of the shock sensor - ie it wakes the unit up if it senses movement in the vehicle and starts recording.

Also records if motion is detected, in its field of view of course.

You need to buy an additional wiring loom
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: CRW on March 13, 2015, 06:53:19 PM
I bought the Vico Victron Marcus 4, with GPS module and Polorising filter, 64gb card gives 20 hours of recording in 5 min files and then loops, 720-2530 resolution with option of 30 fps or 60 fps, 160 degree view, excellent quality but not cheap


Cheers
Carl
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on March 23, 2015, 04:22:24 PM
LOLOL something to hide maybe >:D

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nowra-toyota-refuses-to-service-customers-cars-if-dashcam-running/story-fni0cx4q-1227274490689 (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nowra-toyota-refuses-to-service-customers-cars-if-dashcam-running/story-fni0cx4q-1227274490689)

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2015/03/23/1227274/490661-45dc4ba8-d0f6-11e4-a4a5-09d7e9cc7466.jpg)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: alnjan on March 23, 2015, 08:33:39 PM
More a case of the vehicle owner could be committing an offence under the Surveillance Act. 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Pog on March 23, 2015, 08:39:29 PM
I still can't see the problem.... If they test drive my vehicle in a manner appropriate for a road test, then they would have nothing to worry about....

There are examples of service mechanics abusing cars, far beyond anything reasonable for a standard service, breaking multiple traffic rules, even to the point of getting caught by the Po Po, and having the car impounded for 'hoon driving'...

If the service centre are acting in a professional manner, it shouldn't matter who is watching, be it recorded or actual observation...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: alnjan on March 23, 2015, 08:47:25 PM
If I went to your workplace or home and set up a camera without you knowledge recording video and audio and left it recording all day, how would you feel?  Have nothing to hide but don't mind a private conversation being in the hands of an unknown person to be given to the public for whatever reason.  I see it as a boss protecting the privacy of his work place.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: noel_w on March 23, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
More a case of the vehicle owner could be committing an offence under the Surveillance Act.
Just trying to get my head around this, why is it any different from the stealership having cameras in the office/showroom when you come in to buy something/book your car in for a service etc.
Does it only legally work one way?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: alnjan on March 23, 2015, 09:47:24 PM
Private property.   

In a public place you can use you dash cam no worries. 

You go into or onto someone else's private property and you are going to need their permission for you to record them.  If they give you permission to record, no worries, if they refuse, turn it off or you can be committing an offence. Same if you do not ask and you keep recording you can be committing an offence. 

As for business having CCTV everywhere, it is their place and they can do what they like.  Also it only records video so your private conversation is not recorded. 

Same way at your house you can set up CCTV as part of a security system.  It is your place, you do not have to tell anyone. 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: noel_w on March 23, 2015, 10:49:50 PM
Private property.   

In a public place you can use you dash cam no worries. 

You go into or onto someone else's private property and you are going to need their permission for you to record them.  If they give you permission to record, no worries, if they refuse, turn it off or you can be committing an offence. Same if you do not ask and you keep recording you can be committing an offence. 

As for business having CCTV everywhere, it is their place and they can do what they like.  Also it only records video so your private conversation is not recorded. 

Same way at your house you can set up CCTV as part of a security system.  It is your place, you do not have to tell anyone.
Thanks for the clarification  :cup:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: kylarama on March 24, 2015, 05:33:50 AM
I'm sort of on the dealers side with this one.  Imagine a stranger came into your workplace and set up a camera on you, then returned at the end of the day and took it it away.  Now whether you've done anything wrong, who knows where that footage is going to end up?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: camper48 on March 24, 2015, 06:01:37 AM
hi all. to much spying on people everywere
now the abuts mob are going further are we living in Australia or Russia and the like
to me its very worrying
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: CRW on March 24, 2015, 05:39:26 PM
I believe the notice and posts have been deleted from Nowra Toyota Face Book Page


Cheers
Carl
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Nutto on March 25, 2015, 12:04:02 PM
"Dear Nowra Toyota.

Please be aware that this vehicle is equipped with audio/visual recording devices as a mean of providing information/evidence for the owner of this vehicle. The above serves as a warning to your personnel (or independent contractors) that you will be subject to surveillance at any time..

Please note, that as per my privacy policy, you accept that if you are in or around my vehicle, you could be recorded.

So perhaps your staff would like to act professionally at all times whilst servicing and/or in control of my vehicle. Legal action may be initiated if your staff misuse my vehicle or do not perform any tasks paid for as part of the service agreement you have agreed to provide."



Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on March 25, 2015, 12:55:17 PM
mate of mine had vehicle tracking his GU as his company sold it

when it went in for warranty work at a dealer, they told him they took it for an extensive drive and found nothing
he showed them the print out showing they went to the post office and back then went elsewhere.. :D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: tk421 on March 25, 2015, 01:20:21 PM
Mine is there mostly to provide evidence in case of a crash or record days out, not to check up on people.

Lucky my mechanics don't care, and neither do I as I trust them. I've never bothered or had reason to check the footage. 

It is plugged into the cig socket. It would be easy to unplug if they wanted, either there, or at the unit. I've deliberately left the start-up sound on so its not as if they aren't aware of it.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Mik01 on March 25, 2015, 06:30:02 PM
Mine is there mostly to provide evidence in case of a crash or record days out, not to check up on people.

Lucky my mechanics don't care, and neither do I as I trust them. I've never bothered or had reason to check the footage. 

It is plugged into the cig socket. It would be easy to unplug if they wanted, either there, or at the unit. I've deliberately left the start-up sound on so its not as if they aren't aware of it.

Same.

In my opinion, Any place that needs to post a notice like this has trust issues that are likely warranted. Ie they have been caught out doing something and it has bitten them.
These dash cams only record sound inside the cabin, so unless you say something stupid while in the vehicle, it's only going to record video of external events. Hardly a breach of any laws or workplace privacy.
I have no problem with my staff with customers dash cams - I would welcome any customer that can show me inappropriate behaviour from any of our staff whilst working on, or driving, their vehicles.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: fuji on March 26, 2015, 05:40:07 PM
I bought the Vico Victron Marcus 4, with GPS module and Polorising filter, 64gb card gives 20 hours of recording in 5 min files and then loops, 720-2530 resolution with option of 30 fps or 60 fps, 160 degree view, excellent quality but not cheap


Cheers
Carl
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Same here, very happy with it. All my customers walk away sheepishly when I tell them they were filmed committing the traffic offence.
Wayne
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: CRW on March 26, 2015, 06:19:32 PM
Excellent choice, I am extremely happy with mine, in the 200 series so its get for trip reports also


Cheers
Carl
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 25, 2015, 08:42:15 AM
After an 'incident' yesterday, I need to fit a dashcam. What's the current recommended brand/model?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: CRW on July 25, 2015, 08:46:33 AM
After an 'incident' yesterday, I need to fit a dashcam. What's the current recommended brand/model?

Mine and Fuji recommendations are above, once again not cheap, but brilliant


Cheers
Carl
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 25, 2015, 08:47:29 AM
Thanks Carl, I'm looking at the Marcus 4 reviews at the moment. I'll check out Fuji's when I drop over to his place later today.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hewy54 on July 25, 2015, 09:28:52 AM


 
New 2.5" 120° IR Full HD 1080P Car DVR Vehicle Camera Video Recorder Dash Cam
Not sure how to post direct link, but I have tried one from ebay as described above.
I wanted to see how they were before I spent lots on a quality one.
Have tried it on a trip, and on the 5 min loop and a 32G SD card it will record about 4 hours, just plugged into the cig lighter so it records whenever we are travelling.
Quality is quite good and have found it especially useful for recording the off road part of trip. Nice to copy the bit when we are arriving at a campsite to have a permanent record to go with the photos we take.
At a cost of $23 plus $15 for the card cant go wrong.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 25, 2015, 07:19:43 PM
Fuji was kind enough to lend me his dashcam today to evaluate. After a couple of drives, both day & night, I am sold. Dunno why I didn't fit one ages ago. Now to decide on the single cam or dual cam version...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on July 27, 2015, 10:09:27 AM
Which model is it D4D?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 27, 2015, 10:40:21 AM
Which model is it D4D?


http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation-marcus-4/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation-marcus-4/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: paceman on July 27, 2015, 10:51:25 AM
http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation-marcus-4/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation-marcus-4/)


so, will you hard wire it to your car's battery, or power via 12v socket?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 27, 2015, 12:43:58 PM
Eventually hardwire to take advantage of the g-sensor capability, but will run from 12V socket initially.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: tk421 on July 27, 2015, 12:58:27 PM
Eventually hardwire to take advantage of the g-sensor capability, but will run from 12V socket initially.

If you've got an Aux battery run it off that. Its what I intend to do. Current draw is pretty minimal for a camera but its extra safety.   

Blackvue offer a hardwire set with low voltage cutout. It would probably work with other brands.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: twotollers on July 27, 2015, 01:15:44 PM
Have a look at the Garmin NuviCam if you want a navigator as well. Provides collision alert and lane wandering features as well.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 27, 2015, 02:20:09 PM
Blackvue offer a hardwire set with low voltage cutout. It would probably work with other brands.


Yep there's an equivalent from Vicom
http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/accessories/power-plus-hardwire-kit/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/accessories/power-plus-hardwire-kit/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: tk421 on July 27, 2015, 03:02:48 PM
Fuji was kind enough to lend me his dashcam today to evaluate. After a couple of drives, both day & night, I am sold. Dunno why I didn't fit one ages ago. Now to decide on the single cam or dual cam version...
Yep there's an equivalent from Vicom
http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/accessories/power-plus-hardwire-kit/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/accessories/power-plus-hardwire-kit/)


Nice. Vicovation are a good unit. I only went the Blackvue over the Vicovation because I thought it was more discreet  and it had combined GPS.

I'd get the dual version if you can afford it. I've been thinking of upgrading to the dual camera Blackvue after a couple of close calls with P platers being too close/braking too late. (And the Blackvue vision can be viewed live via iPhone so I was going to use when hitching up as I don't have a reverse camera)

I didn't know that Vicovation did a dual camera. I might have to check it out.  The rear camera is full HD on the Marcos, the Blackvue is only 720p.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 27, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
I am thinking this model, it will tuck up nicely behind the rear view mirror and be out of the way

http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/blackvue/blackvue-dr600gw-hd/ (http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/blackvue/blackvue-dr600gw-hd/)

I have one at the moment but it is having trouble recording all the time

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: D4D on July 27, 2015, 04:17:57 PM
I was originally going to get the Blackvue, however after using Fuji's I prefer a model with an inbuilt screen.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: AdrianLR on July 27, 2015, 09:14:42 PM
I just bought a Kaiser Baas R20. 1290p resolution, excellent colours and good features. Negotiated it down to $215 from $249 at Harvey Norman. There's a review in Dashcam Owners.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: slydar on July 28, 2015, 06:15:01 PM
has anyone here looked at the uniden units?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 28, 2015, 08:05:48 PM
has anyone here looked at the uniden units?

I have one at the moment and its playing up. Records when it wants to and seems to always lag a bit on the record as it only records when moving and takes a bit to start up

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: AdrianLR on July 28, 2015, 09:25:49 PM

I have one at the moment and its playing up. Records when it wants to and seems to always lag a bit on the record as it only records when moving and takes a bit to start up

GG
This is consistent with other reviews I read when I was researching mine.

The alternative I looked at was the Navman Mivue 580. Very good night images. Normally $249 but regularly came on special at Dick Smith for less than $200 online. Was out of stock when I wanted one of course. 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jwb on July 29, 2015, 03:45:37 AM
[quote name="slydar" post=743616 timestamp=1438071301]
has anyone here looked at the uniden units?
[/quote]

I have a uniden twin camera unit and it works well!
Replays look fine.
Cheers
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: campertrailertent.com on October 03, 2015, 05:46:34 PM
After spending hours and hours researching I decided to go with the cheap and cheerful G1W-C which has worked flawlessly for about 6 months now.
   
eBay link: goo.gl/1RW8gO (http://goo.gl/1RW8gO)

(I am not the seller of this item - you can get the specs and model numbers in the link above to find / compare with other sellers, the seller above is the one I purchased my unit from, they actually stuffed me around a little with delivery (ie didnt send it for a week after I purchased) but it eventually arrived so all was ok)

Pros:

CHEAP - around $60-80 AUD (depending on supplier)
1080x1920 HD
Capacitor Based (not battery to explode or leak)
Can be purchased with a mirror post mount (no suction cap on windscreen)

As this is a Chinese no name make sure you purchase the version with NTK96650 Chip AR0330 - many use inferior processors (but look cosmetically the same)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on March 26, 2016, 12:55:16 PM
Anyone has a Lukas LK-7950?
Would you buy a dashcam from ebay or go through a distributor?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on May 25, 2016, 01:57:34 PM
http://www.drive.com.au/motor-feature/dash-cams-reviewed-20160524-gp2pkk.html (http://www.drive.com.au/motor-feature/dash-cams-reviewed-20160524-gp2pkk.html)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on November 12, 2016, 07:21:58 AM
I'm digging this up as either I have missed the answer or not found it in my search.
Looking at the specs for a few models, cheap and mid range, I see that they recommend to not exceed 0 - 40 degrees temp range.
A windscreen gets a lot hotter then that when parked, my flash myswag sun shield will be on the inside of the camera.
This leads me to 2 questions.
Has anyone had troubles due to over heating camera?
Has anyone found a way to reduce these temps.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: woftam on November 12, 2016, 12:13:16 PM
Can't speak to Dashcams as such bit I do find the GoPro prone to overheating and shutting down. Other than running the AC with the vents set to demist seems to help.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: MrCruza on November 12, 2016, 12:23:35 PM
I've got dash cams in 4 cars  :'(  Don't have issues with heat.

I have 3 of this type  Mini 0805 (http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_113549.html) in the wifes, daughters and my work car and one of these..  DOD LS470 (https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/dod/dod-ls470wplus/) in the cruiser.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on November 12, 2016, 01:40:12 PM
Thanks for that.
I got one of these for $79.95, so ere goes  ;D

https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/cameras/dash-camera/adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html (https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/cameras/dash-camera/adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html)

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pinarelloman on November 12, 2016, 01:57:07 PM
I bought the Blackvue 650 with front and rear camera. Installed myself and records 24/7. When in parking mode, the led is off, but camera still recording. Anyone with bad intentions will have their pic given to the boys in blue.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on November 12, 2016, 04:36:46 PM
Thanks for that.
I got one of these for $79.95, so ere goes  ;D

Hey Dave, please let us know how it goes as I've had my eye on the combo camera / GPS package

https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/gps-units/vms-touring-700-hdx-gps-adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html (https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/gps-units/vms-touring-700-hdx-gps-adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html)

Graeme
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pinarelloman on November 12, 2016, 07:46:40 PM
I started off with the EBay $100 special. All was good till I went touring and drove the Tanami track.....RIP cheap dash cam.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2016, 12:34:04 PM
Hey Dave, please let us know how it goes as I've had my eye on the combo camera / GPS package

https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/gps-units/vms-touring-700-hdx-gps-adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html (https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/products/gps-units/vms-touring-700-hdx-gps-adventure-kings-gps-1080-dashcam-recorder.html)

Graeme

The first things is to NOT get a 64 or 32 gb card, it don't work, I'm using a 8 gb at the min and it works well. It can record to the 32 gb card, but on each start up the card needs to be removed and put back in.
No idea why.
The image is OK, the 135 deg lens would be better if more angle to it.
Having troubles getting it to remember the time - date I set, all my other setting changes stayed on 1st try, but not the date. Fault could be a ID 10 T type most likely...  ;D still trying to figure it out.
Here is a short film from it, my 1st to youtube. You'll notice it took a bit to get the gps up.
https://youtu.be/q9ucerzBv6M (https://youtu.be/q9ucerzBv6M)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on November 13, 2016, 01:13:59 PM
Thanks mate.

Seems nice & clear
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Dueller on November 14, 2016, 10:52:07 PM
I had one of those mini 8*** (forget what model number) and the thing overheated several times up north. After a fair amount of research I have since changed over to a Street Guardian. It comes with everything you need, even the correct SD card. It hasn't missed at beat and the images are great.

https://streetguardian.info/sg9665gc-full-hd-gps-dvr.html

 :cheers:
Matt
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: mesuite77 on November 15, 2016, 09:52:24 AM
I'm looking to get a dashcam for my vehicle however wanting to find a few particular features. I want dual HD recording as I'm sick of people tapping the rear bar of my dual cab ute and just driving off. Problem being for a dual cab ute with a canopy, i'm thinking I need the rear camera to be exterior not interior. Does anyone know if there is something like this available?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: tk421 on November 15, 2016, 11:21:21 AM
I'm looking to get a dashcam for my vehicle however wanting to find a few particular features. I want dual HD recording as I'm sick of people tapping the rear bar of my dual cab ute and just driving off. Problem being for a dual cab ute with a canopy, i'm thinking I need the rear camera to be exterior not interior. Does anyone know if there is something like this available?


Does your canopy have a window, if it does you don't need an exterior camera. They usually come with 5m coax to connect the two. Otherwise just get two cams. One for the front and one for the back. You don't really need an all in one unit, You'll just have to line up the footage if you need the evidence. 

The all in one units like the blackvue 650 2ch are HD front (1080p) and rear (720) https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/blackvue/blackvue-dr650gw-2ch/ (https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/blackvue/blackvue-dr650gw-2ch/)

This blackvue has the external rear camera mount:  http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/blackvue-dash-cams/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-truck/ (http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/blackvue-dash-cams/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-truck/)


Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2016, 06:00:39 PM
Well folks, I got a rather pathetic answer for why the 64 gb cards don't work.
But I get the feeling it may work if the recording is at a low file size type recording.
Anyway,
I'd recomend you give the Kings Dash Cam a BIG MISS
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on November 16, 2016, 08:33:09 AM
Just because of memory limits, Dave?

Or other issues as well?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: mesuite77 on November 16, 2016, 11:41:10 AM
Does your canopy have a window, if it does you don't need an exterior camera. They usually come with 5m coax to connect the two. Otherwise just get two cams. One for the front and one for the back. You don't really need an all in one unit, You'll just have to line up the footage if you need the evidence. 

The all in one units like the blackvue 650 2ch are HD front (1080p) and rear (720) https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/blackvue/blackvue-dr650gw-2ch/ (https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/blackvue/blackvue-dr650gw-2ch/)

This blackvue has the external rear camera mount:  http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/blackvue-dash-cams/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-truck/ (http://www.autoblackbox.com.au/blackvue-dash-cams/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-truck/)


Thanks for those links. The canopy does have a back window however the glass is pretty darkly tinted and is often loaded fully and/or with odd loads such that I was worried about the cam being knocked off the back window and damaged. Will look into those options you linked.

Cheers
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on November 16, 2016, 11:58:12 AM
The Kings camera is a rebadged Mini08xx.
I am running a mini0803 and it works good.
Only issue is that it doesn't always loop.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on November 16, 2016, 07:04:29 PM
Just because of memory limits, Dave?

Or other issues as well?

Yep, memory limits, and the ridicules answer I got from the so called support folk in the email.
Keep in mind, I am a bit of a grumpy old man, here in my world, things work as they are advertised.
As far as I am concerned, if I bought a fridge which is made for 8 beers, I can cool 8 beers, not 1 beer at a time.
With my grumpy ol man hat firmly in place, I am having trouble excepting that the 64 gb card wont work as advertised, but the 8 will.

Still waiting for a reply to my email, if not of any help, I'll take it back for refund when I pick up the 2 x swags I got for a $113 each.

The Kings camera is a rebadged Mini08xx.
I am running a mini0803 and it works good.
Only issue is that it doesn't always loop.

Did it work with a card bigger then 8 gb? If so, which type of card?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pank on November 16, 2016, 08:42:09 PM
I got given a Kings for fathers day and connected it last week. Running 32 gig Scandisc ultra card.
Have to be honest, I wasnt expecting it to be very good, but I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the video. Easy to read number plates and one night trip through the tunnel was also very good except for number plates on white cars.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on November 17, 2016, 11:50:07 AM
Did it work with a card bigger then 8 gb? If so, which type of card?

From memory (no punt intended) I am using a 16Gb card.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Kangaron on November 17, 2016, 03:47:57 PM
Have had a Vicovation MF2 for a while, very happy just does what it is supposed to do.

https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation/vicovation-mf2/
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Swannie on November 17, 2016, 06:25:42 PM
Have had a Vicovation MF2 for a while, very happy just does what it is supposed to do.

https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation/vicovation-mf2/

That's looks good
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on November 18, 2016, 07:51:27 AM
We've got vicovation wf-1's in our cars...

Best mate is a dealer for them as well..
 

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Swannie on November 18, 2016, 09:11:04 AM
We've got vicovation wf-1's in our cars...

Best mate is a dealer for them as well..
 

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well seeing its your mate myswag price please?  ;D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on November 18, 2016, 09:16:39 AM
well seeing its your mate myswag price please?  ;D
Which model are you after? I'm at his place today

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on November 18, 2016, 12:59:22 PM
Which model are you after? I'm at his place today

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Interested as well.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on May 09, 2017, 02:18:03 PM
Reviving this topic again.

Anyone using the Viofo A119 or Vico Opia2?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pinarelloman on May 26, 2017, 11:31:53 AM
We have a BlackVue 550 twin fitted to both cars. Only fitted the one to the wife's car back in March 17.
Here's what happened.
She goes to a local library to meet a client, car is parked in the under ground parking area below the library.
She returns to the car 1.5 hrs later and there is green slimy Shit on the bonnet and windscreen. She reports it to security and they witness it , take photos etc. By now the paint is beginning to peel off.
She comes home and I get the 64gb memory card out and download the footage. Also call and advise our insurance and pay the excess which will be refunded if the criminal can be identified.

When I view the footage, I have perfect footage of this c..t pouring paint stripper on the bonnet. He looks straight at the camera, without knowing he was being recorded in 1080p. The rear camera caught him driving his late model Mercedes into the car park. I have all lights on the camera set to off, so he had no idea he was being recorded.

The matter occurred on the 24 April and did several other cars. The cops have the video and are investigating.

Hopefully hear today what we are up to. Would love to see the look on his face when they show him the video!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on May 26, 2017, 01:04:58 PM
What's insurance saying P'man, or are they leaving it to the cop's to catch the bloke first ??? >:(
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on May 26, 2017, 01:17:40 PM
I have ordered the Viofo A119 and it arrived earlier this week.
I will install it this weekend in the Insight.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: pinarelloman on May 27, 2017, 08:00:20 AM
Insurance are saying, once he's charged, we get our excess back and they chase him for the money.
One of the damaged cars was a $90000 SS Commodore 1 month old.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: trinityalyce on May 27, 2017, 08:47:02 AM
Wow pinarelloman... I hope they catch the guy. That's just... wow. Who'd do that?!

Anyone got recommendations for a cheap-but-decent dash cam? Doesn't have to be perfect. I'm considering getting a unit for my little Jimny just because, hence why it doesn't have to be flash (like the other decent quality dash cam we have in the Patrol). Not really wanting to fork out the coin for another StreetGuardian! But it is a great unit. For the Jimny, it just has to do a basic job. It'll more be for fun and catching off-road driving footage than much of anything else.

Was considering getting the Kings one as others have mentioned good experiences with the unit, but my experience with their action cam hasn't been so crash hot, so might steer away from them this time around...
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 11, 2017, 12:37:51 AM
Reviving this topic again.

Anyone using the Viofo A119 or Vico Opia2?


A rundown on the latest improved Viofo A119S Version2 here-
http://whrl.pl/ReVOj5 (http://whrl.pl/ReVOj5)
and to make cameras like that work in park mode you'd need to consider a special hardwire kit-
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blackvue-Power-Magic-Pro-Parking-Mode-Battery-Discharge-Protection-Hardwire-Kit-/272414525113 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blackvue-Power-Magic-Pro-Parking-Mode-Battery-Discharge-Protection-Hardwire-Kit-/272414525113)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141975440899 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141975440899)

But if you're really serious with front and back cams and parking mode then here's the go-
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BLACKVUE-DR650S-2CH-REPLACED-650GW-2CH-1080P-Dash-Cam-16GB-Power-Magic-Pro-/221566453047 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BLACKVUE-DR650S-2CH-REPLACED-650GW-2CH-1080P-Dash-Cam-16GB-Power-Magic-Pro-/221566453047)

The Viofo is a good cam for traffic monitoring and resolving accidents but the Blackvue (or Thinkware) ticks all the boxes and you can obviously spend a lot more from there in geek heaven- https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-dashcam-video-review/ (https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-dr650s-2ch-dashcam-video-review/)

Knock yourself out  :cheers:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 11, 2017, 01:05:54 AM
In case you were wondering if they can save your bacon in a crash check out this young bloke's situation whereby his not so good night camera footage sorts out the other party telling porkies about who's to blame (he provides the video link in his second post at post 11)- https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2635993

That's where you want good night vision like the Viofo, etc already mentioned but even that ordinary night footage did the trick for him and if you had some footage of an incident you wanted to get a number plate off, etc or even dispute a traffic infringement there's dashcam viewer software to do that- https://dashcamviewer.com/

You get a sense with the way our cars are going this stuff will be just another ordinary accessory item soon or perhaps mandatory like black box recorders in planes.


Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 11, 2017, 05:26:01 PM
Just a tip with all these HD cameras. You need to make sure you're using genuine rated memory as a mate found complaining about a trail camera and I queried what sort of micro SD card he was using. Seemed OK until he told me what he's paid for it on ebay to which I raised my eyebrows and enlightened him and you guessed it, didn't pass muster- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uencT8VZ43s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uencT8VZ43s)
and just be aware you can sometimes get shafted with them in bricks and mortar stores too. Don't blame your equipment unfairly if you're continually missing video or the cam is doing funny things shutting down or cycling.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on June 13, 2017, 02:58:36 PM
Hi All
does anyone have any good recommendations for a program to clip the video down from a dashcam.
I was in an accident on Friday in which a lady drove out of her driveway straight into the side of my car, so should be her fault! but she is denying responsibility.
i have the video recorded on my Blackvue dashcam (front and rear) but the file is huge and I want to cut it down before i send to insurance. Not sure on what is the best program (preferably free). i cant see that the Blackvue viewer has any editing function, but happy to be proved wrong.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on June 13, 2017, 04:40:33 PM
VLC Media Player works for most things: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 13, 2017, 05:26:59 PM
I am using Wondershare which is free.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: johndavis125262 on June 13, 2017, 07:42:50 PM
hi i have 1 of these now for 1 year it been great no battery  here is the link where i got it from and some pics

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A119-2-0-LCD-Capacitor-Novatek-96660-HD-2K-1440p-1080P-Car-Dash-Camera-DVR-GPS-/142126478898?hash=item211765f632:g:IcgAAOSw4shX5NX8 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A119-2-0-LCD-Capacitor-Novatek-96660-HD-2K-1440p-1080P-Car-Dash-Camera-DVR-GPS-/142126478898?hash=item211765f632:g:IcgAAOSw4shX5NX8)


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j477/johndavis125262/new%204x4%20mitsubishi%20challenger/2017_0205_151831_215_70567_zpsqafhs3jm.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/johndavis125262/media/new%204x4%20mitsubishi%20challenger/2017_0205_151831_215_70567_zpsqafhs3jm.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j477/johndavis125262/new%204x4%20mitsubishi%20challenger/2017_0224_115808_143_45467_zpsj4enl0hu.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/johndavis125262/media/new%204x4%20mitsubishi%20challenger/2017_0224_115808_143_45467_zpsj4enl0hu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 13, 2017, 11:04:29 PM
Hi All
does anyone have any good recommendations for a program to clip the video down from a dashcam.
I was in an accident on Friday in which a lady drove out of her driveway straight into the side of my car, so should be her fault! but she is denying responsibility.

Well given it's an accident with a lot riding on it, then by all accounts you should buy this one as you'll see from the video tutorials- https://dashcamviewer.com/
and you'll have it for the future too. If you have GPS positioning then you can track your journey and pick the spot and the right place in the video which can be hard work with a large storage card and the other benefit you'll see is the ability to zoom in on rego numbers. Not that you need that this time round and maybe you can get what you want with the free trial anyway. Personally I buy these things when I need them as I'm not into free lunches.

The BIL has decided he's getting one after a near miss in the hills as a hire camper crossed a double white line overtaking a cyclist coming the other way and they narrowly missed and he was left pondering that it would be one word against the other had they collided.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 13, 2017, 11:19:17 PM
hi i have 1 of these now for 1 year it been great no battery  here is the link where i got it from and some pics


It's good bang for buck but even better is the Viofo A119S version2 with some bugs ironed out with the GPS mount- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292121696417 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292121696417)
and the CPL clipon filter- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/viofo-A119s-A119-A118-A118s-CPL-circular-polarize-lens-filter-kit-/292136378050 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/viofo-A119s-A119-A118-A118s-CPL-circular-polarize-lens-filter-kit-/292136378050)

The GPS functionality is worth having particularly with that dashcam viewer software to zero in on say 64-128GB of recommended Lexar or Transcend micro SD card video. 

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: McTavish on June 14, 2017, 12:28:21 AM
Apologies if the answers are a bit further back in the thread - but - what's the go with the capacitor thing?    Does this mean no wires necessary?   How do they get charged up?  And how long does this take?

McT
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 14, 2017, 12:52:30 AM
Lithium batteries and heat don't mix particularly under hothouse glass in summer. Hence for Oz conditions they run on your car battery power normally and the capacitor allows for an orderly shutdown when you switch off. It's the same deal with dash mounting your mobile or TomTom, etc or even leaving your phone or tradey cordless batteries on the car seat in the hot sun. It's the biggest premature killer of lithium batteries.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on June 14, 2017, 01:23:24 PM
Hi All
I managed to clip the video down with VLC (a few google tutorials helped). I sent the footage to my insurance and they have now shifted all blame to the other party. If she tells Porkies to them again, they will pursue insurance fraud against her. So the dashcam has 2/3rd paid for itself in one incident... so a very happy camper (although i am at work :-[  )
thanks for all the suggestions, i will look into that viewer (thanks Prodigyrf)
thanks Andy
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 14, 2017, 04:24:39 PM
How often do you hear about that with an accident? They're all very sorry to your face at the time and once they realize they're up for some dough it's porkies time when they don't have to look you in the eye. Pity the insurance Co didn't whack the sleazebag for fraud first up but the shock of realizing she was caught on candid camera would have been delicious. You never know they might have refused to pay for her repairs now (read your terms luv) with the threat of fraud hanging over her and it's your call luv  ;D

AA you mentioned "I managed to clip the video down with VLC (a few google tutorials helped)." so presumably your camera takes continuous video before overwriting?
That would be a bit of a pain so let me explain how the Viofo A119S (version2) records with a recommended Lexar 128GB Class 10 card like this one I bought (beware of cheap fakes on ebay)- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/122521398554 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/122521398554)

The standard setting on the Viofo is to take a continuous series of 3 min clips of around 500MB on HD 30 frames per second but you can alter the clip time up to infinite but a series of 3min clips when you open up the card with the reader on your PC with date time of start and size makes it easy to open any one of them and check it and move on. The ordinary Win10 viewer even allows you to jump forward or back within a clip 10-30 secs as well as pause and play and go forwards or back a clip so the basics are all there. As well with the GPS mount included, the video clips show the exact location (Eastings and Southings) and the car speed as well as date and time on the bottom of the pics. That could maybe get you out of a police pinch but the tradeoff is it would show your speed at the time of an accident, etc so maybe a double edged sword for some  :angel:

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on June 14, 2017, 07:29:38 PM
Hi Prodigyrf
My problem is that email size limits haven't kept up with technology. My Blackvue operates similar to what you describe but the files are still huge for the 3 ??minutes clips. RACV wanted everything via email so I had to save a small portion of the accident only. Not something I had done before.
RACV would accept a USB but aust post are horrible for times now too. I am glad I managed to send via email as I just wanted it sorted.
I am recommending to all my friends and family and MySwaggers  to get a dashcam as they are so cheap compared to the cost of a car and are equal to the insurance excess you pay these days.
Cheers Andy
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on June 15, 2017, 10:56:01 PM
Now for something out of the norm.
Has anyone gone down the path of using a Car DVR kit with GPS which powers up to 4 x camera, such as this one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/720P-4-Channel-H-264-Car-DVR-Kit-and-Vehicle-Truck-Video-Recorder-DVR-With-GPS-/172139377437?hash=item28144e731d:g:9UYAAOSwHMJYNV~i (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/720P-4-Channel-H-264-Car-DVR-Kit-and-Vehicle-Truck-Video-Recorder-DVR-With-GPS-/172139377437?hash=item28144e731d:g:9UYAAOSwHMJYNV~i)

I've learned the professional outfits here in Aus are selling these good quality units for $950 or so.
The reason it is of interest to me is the rear camera recording, and I can also have the back of the van, 3 rear enders so far, plus numerous near miss rear enders none our fault is why I am looking into this type of option.
I already have this on the way for good vision behind the van or Tug.

http://www.elinz.com.au/buy/caravan-two-camera-4pin-system-trailer-cable-7-mon/M70RVDOM-RVSMA4PIN-CBLTRA (http://www.elinz.com.au/buy/caravan-two-camera-4pin-system-trailer-cable-7-mon/M70RVDOM-RVSMA4PIN-CBLTRA)

This units camera and monitor can have the above DVR interfaced i between, well, in theory anyway.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
Dave, very fancy & high tech :D

One thing though is where are you going to mount it ??? Says that you've got to unlock the case, then undo 4 screws to get to the HDD, so that would sort of rule out under the seat, & with all it's cables in & out, it would have to be pretty bulky ???

Also, by the ad, no HDD or SD card included, so extra $ there :'(
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on June 16, 2017, 08:21:08 AM
Yep, you're right there. I shared that link as it 1 of many. Some for $160 with 4 cameras, ? quality on that...
This 1 I am looking at, I think a remote USB extension can be used so then plug a mouse and USB stick, the in built HDD can be views on the 7" screen and event or other files transfered across.
Some of these units have remote event buttons and ir receivers for remotes.
My guess is the price equals reliability.
I'm still looking into the cost of it all and am looking for 1st hand experiences.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 16, 2017, 02:18:45 PM
My guess is the price equals reliability.
I'm still looking into the cost of it all and am looking for 1st hand experiences.

VIOFO A119S GPS version2 for 1 front forward facing or else the Blackvue dual channel if you must have front and rear but after that you're not interested in driving anymore  :cheers:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 16, 2017, 02:34:05 PM
Hi Prodigyrf
My problem is that email size limits haven't kept up with technology.


OK got it and I note my email has a 33MB limit so I tested out sharing a 3 min clip on the BIL using Dropbox share link with a 380MB vid and he got the squirrel wheel and gave up, so editing software has its uses as does Winzip with HD vid.

You wanna be careful videoing newsworthy events with your mobile as you might get a knock on the door-
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/caravan-and-4wd-burst-into-flames-near-heysen-tunnels-on-south-eastern-freeway/news-story/69fb621b625913b07de37f8d93a5514b (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/caravan-and-4wd-burst-into-flames-near-heysen-tunnels-on-south-eastern-freeway/news-story/69fb621b625913b07de37f8d93a5514b)
whereas dash cam footage keeps you sweet with plod  :police:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 16, 2017, 03:16:21 PM
I bought the A119 version 2 and installed it in my wife's car.
It works great with good quality footage.
Only thing is that a 16Gb SD card isn't big enough nowadays.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DaveR on June 16, 2017, 05:27:42 PM
VIOFO A119S GPS version2 for 1 front forward facing or else the Blackvue dual channel if you must have front and rear but after that you're not interested in driving anymore  :cheers:

Those products are not suitable for my needs, I wish to do away with something big in the center of the screen that blocks my view, the mirror is coming out for that reason. Thats why i am looking into this separate recorder caper.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on June 25, 2017, 10:01:40 PM
This is the new geek heaven in 2 channel dashcams apparently and supposed to be a good sale price- 
https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/dod/dod-rc500s-2ch/

Now I just need a steed worthy of these sorts of toys  8)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on June 20, 2018, 01:57:44 PM
Its been a while since this has been asked, but what are people using now??

Any recommendations or Shit to stay away from?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: doc evil on June 21, 2018, 06:51:08 AM
Blackvue..........That is all!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 21, 2018, 06:52:05 AM
Blackvue..........That is all!

X as many as Bird says + 1

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2018, 09:19:33 AM
any particular models?? Best places to shop?

Edit: bloke had a bloke on his forum whose camera connects to his NAS when he arrives home and automatically uploads to the NAS...
Anyone know of this feature?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on June 21, 2018, 10:00:21 AM
We got 2 of these early this year - pretty happy with them, although I'd suggest you get the filter as well

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIOFO-A119S-GPS-Dash-Cam-Camera-Recorder-Latest-Jan-2018-V2-1080P-60fps-DVR-/262805643921?hash=item3d306fe291 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIOFO-A119S-GPS-Dash-Cam-Camera-Recorder-Latest-Jan-2018-V2-1080P-60fps-DVR-/262805643921?hash=item3d306fe291)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 21, 2018, 10:09:48 AM
any particular models?? Best places to shop?



Got mine from here Bird, not sure on the model but the blackvue has been faultless. Heaps of models to choose from, depends on your $$budget$$

https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/product-category/dashcams/blackvue/

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Beachman on June 21, 2018, 11:10:58 AM
A couple of months ago I got a couple of these for myself and the Wife and no complaints to date. About the size of a Tic Tak container with a long power cord to hide behind the pillar and under the carpet to the 12v plug at the bottom of the dash.

https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/shop/dashcams/vicovation/vicovation-opia1/

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: HKB Electronics on June 21, 2018, 11:26:21 AM
any particular models?? Best places to shop?

Edit: bloke had a bloke on his forum whose camera connects to his NAS when he arrives home and automatically uploads to the NAS...
Anyone know of this feature?

The Blackvue has wifi connectivity, it mentions something in the instructions about connecting to a local network
but I haven't looked at it.

I brought the unit off Amazon US as it was cheaper, other bits I have needed I have purchased from Dashcams aus.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on June 21, 2018, 02:19:06 PM
Using Viofo A119 in my wife's car, no problems at all.
http://www.dashcamscentral.com.au/dash-cam/dash-cam-viofo-a119/ (http://www.dashcamscentral.com.au/dash-cam/dash-cam-viofo-a119/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
The Blackvue has wifi connectivity, it mentions something in the instructions about connecting to a local network
but I haven't looked at it.
https://www.bjornsblog.nl/tips-and-tricks/download-all-files-from-blackvue-dashcam-to-your-synology-wifi/ (https://www.bjornsblog.nl/tips-and-tricks/download-all-files-from-blackvue-dashcam-to-your-synology-wifi/)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on June 22, 2018, 11:20:57 PM
https://www.bjornsblog.nl/tips-and-tricks/download-all-files-from-blackvue-dashcam-to-your-synology-wifi/ (https://www.bjornsblog.nl/tips-and-tricks/download-all-files-from-blackvue-dashcam-to-your-synology-wifi/)
Some people must have a NAS full of riveting video content

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Ragman on June 22, 2018, 11:57:05 PM
I have a kings, unit seems to faulty, been using it for months and not one loony or crash recorded? most exciting thing captured was a guy giving me the thumbs up for merging?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: peter2904 on June 23, 2018, 12:45:26 PM
I purchased a Navman for my son.  Not great reviews but has front & rear cameras and at a price I was prepared to spend (under $200 if you keep on eye out for sales).
Recently he had a car coming up way too close behind him several times.  My son turned down a side street, the guy also turned, sped passed him and slammed on the brakes and stopped.  My daughter who was also in the car was bit worried.  The guy then drove off.  Without the rear view would not have the whole story on camera.  Will get one for my daughter soon.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on June 23, 2018, 01:17:27 PM
Some people must have a NAS full of riveting video content
track where the missus has been ;)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Rumpig on June 23, 2018, 08:58:28 PM
Vicovation......That is all!
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: doc evil on June 25, 2018, 07:09:18 AM
Vicovation......That is all!

New Vibrator Mal?? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Rumpig on June 25, 2018, 11:21:34 AM
New Vibrator Mal?? ;D ;D ;D
nup...but if that’s also a brand of your favourite one, I won’t judge you mate ;)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Brodie Tas on June 25, 2018, 12:11:52 PM
I have a kings, unit seems to faulty, been using it for months and not one loony or crash recorded? most exciting thing captured was a guy giving me the thumbs up for merging?
With the kings one do you need a computer to get the videos of it? Or can you use a phone or tablet? Thanks


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Ragman on June 27, 2018, 10:49:23 PM
I don't know, just a .png file so it should upload to a phone?

I'll try it tomorrow, and let you know.

not much of  a phone user myself, just calls, texting etc.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on June 28, 2018, 12:02:10 AM
Vicovation......That is all!
X2, x3 and x4 for the vicovation in our cars!

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 28, 2018, 05:47:04 AM
I have no idea what most of the previous threads are on about.  :-[

ing, no clue..... Tablets, yeah, one each morning for blood pressure, one each afternoon for reflux... Vicovation, I think I know what that is, except I've always called it holidays..... NAS, Not a clue... Navman...yep, still got a 2003 Navman electronic street directory in the van, but I think the battery is dead these days.


Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Rumpig on June 28, 2018, 06:20:29 AM
I have no idea what most of the previous threads are on about.  :-[

ing, no clue..... Tablets, yeah, one each morning for blood pressure, one each afternoon for reflux... Vicovation, I think I know what that is, except I've always called it holidays..... NAS, Not a clue... Navman...yep, still got a 2003 Navman electronic street directory in the van, but I think the battery is dead these days.
just for the record...a Blackvue is when you forget to turn your headlights on whilst driving at night time
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: doc evil on June 28, 2018, 07:01:50 AM
just for the record...a Blackvue is when you forget to turn your headlights on whilst driving at night time
No you muppet, that's lucas electrics.............. ;D ;D

nup...but if that’s also a brand of your favourite one, I won’t judge you mate ;)

You know vibrator brands  :o :o :-* :-* ;D ;
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on June 28, 2018, 08:45:53 AM
Navman...

Isn't that when you let the Mrs drive, while you're sitting in the passenger seat telling her which way to go ??? >:D

Then when it's the other way around, it's Navlady ???
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 01, 2019, 05:33:32 PM
Well after having darling people overtake on double lines, at the end of overtaking lanes and into oncoming traffic I have decided that it is a prudent decision to have a dashcam installed in the Mux, but some of the prices are frightening.


What's the current recommendations ?

Is it worth getting the parking sensor,I've had plenty of supermarket trolley scrapes, but not actual hits ?

What about dual channel for the back end ?

cheers Keith
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2019, 05:36:58 PM
Quote from: xcvator
... but some of the prices are frightening.
'Define frightening
whats your budget?

got mine here..
https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/ (https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/)

but if your going to do it, spend the money and get one that records LOTS AND CLEAR... not one of those useless blurry photos.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 01, 2019, 06:08:12 PM
'Define frightening
whats your budget?

got mine here..
https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/ (https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/)

but if your going to do it, spend the money and get one that records LOTS AND CLEAR... not one of those useless blurry photos.
Anything over $400.00
Not very much, I'm a pensioner
 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2019, 06:18:48 PM
Anything over $400.00
Not very much, I'm a pensioner
 
look through previous pages n have a look here
https://dashcamsaustralia.com.au/dash-cam-buyers-guide/
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hoyks on September 01, 2019, 06:25:36 PM
I agree with Bird, pay the bit extra and get images that are usable. Not much point having pictures of a blue blur and not be able to get the number plate.

Front is good to show what you did didn't cause the accident, as in you didn't drive into someone, but were shunted from behind, unfortunately it doesn't get the car that hit you. To get that its a whole lot extra and won't be much of a help if you tow a lot, so you need to weigh that up.

I have a Street Guardian SG9665GC and find it really good, nice clear images and I get around 17 hours on the 128gb card. Design is a few years old now, so price has come down to something more reasonable ($199) and is now being sold as a re-badged model as the Street Guardian line up has been updated. Installation was pretty simple, although I ditched the supplied USB/ciggy lighter cord and hard wired it to the fuse block under the bonnet with a ebay 12V/USB power cord for about $5.
(https://www.dashcamownersaus.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/GT65EX-1.jpg)
https://www.dashcamownersaus.com.au/shop/dash-cameras/single-channel/guardtrak-gt65ex-gps-dash-cam/


For a new model and if the budget will stretch to it, then I'd be looking at something like the the Street Guardian SG9663DC PRO 256GB ($479).

(https://www.dashcamownersaus.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SG9663DCPRO-6.jpg)
https://www.dashcamownersaus.com.au/shop/dash-cameras/dual-channel/street-guardian-sg9663dc-pro-256gb-dash-cam/
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hoyks on September 01, 2019, 06:35:11 PM
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2019, 06:40:08 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Well after having darling people overtake on double lines, at the end of overtaking lanes and into oncoming traffic

PS... this is something new?
NOW you need a dashcam LMAO :P
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 01, 2019, 07:18:47 PM
PS... this is something new?
NOW you need a dashcam LMAO :P

NO, this time 2 of them ran me off the road, with the van attached 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hairs on September 01, 2019, 07:36:30 PM
A mate has one these, reckons it the ducks guts
I've just purchased one.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132753334982

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: KathyL on September 01, 2019, 09:08:15 PM
NO, this time 2 of them ran me off the road, with the van attached
Long Weekend in June - didn't get run off the road and no oncoming traffic but I was towing a camper trailer.

Nissan Navara Overtaking (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R1477sUivlk)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2019, 07:26:57 AM
NO, this time 2 of them ran me off the road, with the van attached

No-one wants be stuck behind you doing 78 in a 100 zone.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2019, 10:07:48 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
No-one wants be stuck behind you doing 78 in a 100 zone.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/you-beat-me-57xxme.jpg)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2019, 11:12:49 AM
Ha ha ha.... suck Shit.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on September 02, 2019, 02:01:52 PM
Viofo A119 for $120:
https://www.viofo.com.au/product/a119-1440p-30fps-car-dash-cam/

We have this one for 2 years in my wife's car and very happy with it.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2019, 02:05:36 PM
Just walked past Autobarn, they have a sale on from 49 or 99 cant remember... was 15 mins ago :(
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 02, 2019, 04:18:51 PM
Just walked past Autobarn, they have a sale on from 49 or 99 cant remember... was 15 mins ago :(

Nothing on the web site
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2019, 05:32:32 PM
Nothing on the web site
dirty great sign out the front :D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 02, 2019, 07:20:34 PM
dirty great sign out the front :D

Well don't tell us too much, there's only about 150 stores in Australia
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on September 03, 2019, 07:56:39 AM
A mate has one these, reckons it the ducks guts
I've just purchased one.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132753334982

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I've heard they're pretty good, also the Viofo are meant to be really good bang for buck, Keith...

We've got a few Xiaomi products, and they're all excellent

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Fizzie on September 03, 2019, 09:11:08 AM
Viofo A119 for $120:
https://www.viofo.com.au/product/a119-1440p-30fps-car-dash-cam/

We have this one for 2 years in my wife's car and very happy with it.

We're the same ;D

Would suggest that you also get the filter with the camera though.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2019, 09:25:46 AM
Quote from: xcvator
Well don't tell us too much, there's only about 150 stores in Australia

lets play 20 questions :P
or animal, veggie or mineral :D
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 03, 2019, 10:07:54 AM
until someone buys him one.... he's been fishing for long enough, someone will chuck him a fish soon.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 03, 2019, 11:07:53 AM
until someone buys him one.... he's been fishing for long enough, someone will chuck him a fish soon.
Thanks arsehole
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2019, 11:08:54 AM
Thanks arsehole
come for a drive to Nunawading.. bring coffee.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 03, 2019, 12:18:30 PM
Thanks arsehole

My pleasure.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on September 06, 2019, 01:06:33 PM
Hi All, Has anyone had their Blackvue develop the 'No SD card' or 'Format SD card' problem? my Blackvue 650 2 ch keeps making these announcements. I have tried a couple of solutions from the google searches but haven't come up with a permanent fix yet and have gone through 3 sd cards that the dashcam wont accept. Any suggestions on a fix would be great.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: lloydus67 on September 06, 2019, 01:26:57 PM
Ring or email blackvue
They are pretty helpful


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: plusnq on September 06, 2019, 01:29:53 PM
Hi All, Has anyone had their Blackvue develop the 'No SD card' or 'Format SD card' problem? my Blackvue 650 2 ch keeps making these announcements. I have tried a couple of solutions from the google searches but haven't come up with a permanent fix yet and have gone through 3 sd cards that the dashcam wont accept. Any suggestions on a fix would be great.

Is it a blackvue card?

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on September 06, 2019, 02:40:00 PM
No currently not a blackvue card. My original Blackvue card died pretty early after I got the cam 2-3 years ago. I have been using Samsung extreme cards. It started playing up a bout 2 months ago and i have tried a new samsung card, a Toshiba card and a sandisk card. it works for about half an hour then comes up with card errors. Will contact blackvue .
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jwb on September 06, 2019, 09:14:25 PM
A mate who's in that field of work recently advised me to re format the card regularly!
Although he didn't say how regularly!!
I will start with monthly!

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 08, 2019, 10:02:32 AM
Anything over $400.00
Not very much, I'm a pensioner
 

PM sent

GG
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hairs on September 08, 2019, 11:35:05 AM
I've heard they're pretty good, also the Viofo are meant to be really good bang for buck, Keith...

We've got a few Xiaomi products, and they're all excellent

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Used mine for the first yesterday.
Works a treat for the coin I paid.
Good equality vid, pretty easy to setup, I like that through the app you can access all the features without to much trouble.
Ahahaha,
They don't tell you in the instructions to pull the black protective stick on thing off the lense
Took me a bit to figure out why it was showing a black screen

Dohlt



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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 08, 2019, 01:27:27 PM
PM sent

GG
pm answered
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on September 08, 2019, 01:33:09 PM
Just waiting for these to arrive  :D
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIOFO-A119-GPS-V2-Dashcam-FHD-2K-1440P-Car-Dash-Camera-Recorder-Hardwire-kit/292638636817?epid=8026729953&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44229f3b11:g:WU8AAOSwgsFdbszw:sc:AU_ExpressDelivery!3912!AU!-1&enc=AQAEAAAB4BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qWhv%2FP%2Feal8SPqdErPv4xeWkpRt%2Bu4SbmBt1IhoJFZ3ras1xODpaWi7dXjyXMcAli5b6iNCws77%2BDNBA%2B%2BFYCSPTx58LknlE56UqD4leHJb%2BSkRzYATgHHoiloI9okVL13qKadov%2FN7bUUiTDXRrtijgrthclgyk4PLN6GVFiGxzUXAwcS7CcEi%2FI8sOijKP%2BsZl9DvazLMuYUj2gJLOxxbxKMwzT%2BFRjbOAMVR%2FUy%2FbbtBs90XqROguMMiHhnjKvD8afC8MYHbL24%2BEjJrGzXzKva63vM5JkIX0%2B7XCTXMfpjJmUkEmJccmcm1k%2B6nm%2B0M%2B%2Bzk1qLO%2B5oDqzMnzdBhD5PI7515yUOmSPmkhJb3t0fqxDr4G1qUpciaqykwTNENQRe5hKQyxBeO0wXsPACtnP3lDAW20l0ZeeyCcoxMr6FqixFYj%2BFVhBclFIBHjB3NGeMZn84EAPRaIsTv2DPMeDKxKrxiNyHq3EWbF90hZCiBicVzqWgBFyBAO7Br3oZ1EeHxCeYE%2BJ9aLO2FGxrdNovmPCdJULiHJWWx0nHQKbFw%2BhtfPSlSfVpBfnufs0tiEuhfPPCEt6nn3MjhUvtmvJTW5AHOlHvwWKaCl4Iujg%3D%3D&checksum=29263863681734ef162dfa7843209e246d6eb843483b&frcectupt=true (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIOFO-A119-GPS-V2-Dashcam-FHD-2K-1440P-Car-Dash-Camera-Recorder-Hardwire-kit/292638636817?epid=8026729953&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44229f3b11:g:WU8AAOSwgsFdbszw:sc:AU_ExpressDelivery!3912!AU!-1&enc=AQAEAAAB4BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qWhv%2FP%2Feal8SPqdErPv4xeWkpRt%2Bu4SbmBt1IhoJFZ3ras1xODpaWi7dXjyXMcAli5b6iNCws77%2BDNBA%2B%2BFYCSPTx58LknlE56UqD4leHJb%2BSkRzYATgHHoiloI9okVL13qKadov%2FN7bUUiTDXRrtijgrthclgyk4PLN6GVFiGxzUXAwcS7CcEi%2FI8sOijKP%2BsZl9DvazLMuYUj2gJLOxxbxKMwzT%2BFRjbOAMVR%2FUy%2FbbtBs90XqROguMMiHhnjKvD8afC8MYHbL24%2BEjJrGzXzKva63vM5JkIX0%2B7XCTXMfpjJmUkEmJccmcm1k%2B6nm%2B0M%2B%2Bzk1qLO%2B5oDqzMnzdBhD5PI7515yUOmSPmkhJb3t0fqxDr4G1qUpciaqykwTNENQRe5hKQyxBeO0wXsPACtnP3lDAW20l0ZeeyCcoxMr6FqixFYj%2BFVhBclFIBHjB3NGeMZn84EAPRaIsTv2DPMeDKxKrxiNyHq3EWbF90hZCiBicVzqWgBFyBAO7Br3oZ1EeHxCeYE%2BJ9aLO2FGxrdNovmPCdJULiHJWWx0nHQKbFw%2BhtfPSlSfVpBfnufs0tiEuhfPPCEt6nn3MjhUvtmvJTW5AHOlHvwWKaCl4Iujg%3D%3D&checksum=29263863681734ef162dfa7843209e246d6eb843483b&frcectupt=true)


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viofo-dashcam-combined-purchase-CPL-circular-polarize-lens-filter-fast-post-Syd/292280991486?hash=item440d4dfefe:g:VDsAAOSwYqVcaXFr&frcectupt=true (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viofo-dashcam-combined-purchase-CPL-circular-polarize-lens-filter-fast-post-Syd/292280991486?hash=item440d4dfefe:g:VDsAAOSwYqVcaXFr&frcectupt=true)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Lobster on October 09, 2019, 07:16:05 AM
looking at adding a Dash Cam to the Patrol, so many to choose from.

Anyone use the Thinkware TW-F770 or  BlackVue DR900S-2CH. They looks neat and compact.

thinking the BlackVue DR900S-2CH may be the best option. :cheers:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on October 28, 2019, 10:00:30 PM
Just waiting for these to arrive  :D
Really big URL (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIOFO-A119-GPS-V2-Dashcam-FHD-2K-1440P-Car-Dash-Camera-Recorder-Hardwire-kit/292638636817?epid=8026729953&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44229f3b11:g:WU8AAOSwgsFdbszw:sc:AU_ExpressDelivery!3912!AU!-1&enc=AQAEAAAB4BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qWhv%2FP%2Feal8SPqdErPv4xeWkpRt%2Bu4SbmBt1IhoJFZ3ras1xODpaWi7dXjyXMcAli5b6iNCws77%2BDNBA%2B%2BFYCSPTx58LknlE56UqD4leHJb%2BSkRzYATgHHoiloI9okVL13qKadov%2FN7bUUiTDXRrtijgrthclgyk4PLN6GVFiGxzUXAwcS7CcEi%2FI8sOijKP%2BsZl9DvazLMuYUj2gJLOxxbxKMwzT%2BFRjbOAMVR%2FUy%2FbbtBs90XqROguMMiHhnjKvD8afC8MYHbL24%2BEjJrGzXzKva63vM5JkIX0%2B7XCTXMfpjJmUkEmJccmcm1k%2B6nm%2B0M%2B%2Bzk1qLO%2B5oDqzMnzdBhD5PI7515yUOmSPmkhJb3t0fqxDr4G1qUpciaqykwTNENQRe5hKQyxBeO0wXsPACtnP3lDAW20l0ZeeyCcoxMr6FqixFYj%2BFVhBclFIBHjB3NGeMZn84EAPRaIsTv2DPMeDKxKrxiNyHq3EWbF90hZCiBicVzqWgBFyBAO7Br3oZ1EeHxCeYE%2BJ9aLO2FGxrdNovmPCdJULiHJWWx0nHQKbFw%2BhtfPSlSfVpBfnufs0tiEuhfPPCEt6nn3MjhUvtmvJTW5AHOlHvwWKaCl4Iujg%3D%3D&checksum=29263863681734ef162dfa7843209e246d6eb843483b&frcectupt=true)


Short URL (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viofo-dashcam-combined-purchase-CPL-circular-polarize-lens-filter-fast-post-Syd/292280991486?hash=item440d4dfefe:g:VDsAAOSwYqVcaXFr&frcectupt=true)
How did ya go Fossil?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on October 28, 2019, 10:22:53 PM
How did ya go Fossil?

Bring a bottle of scotch over and I'll show you 
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Foo on October 29, 2019, 10:49:56 AM
I purchased a Gator one on Sunday and am very happy with image quality and runs from the phone app also.

Foo

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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jw2170 on October 29, 2019, 12:28:16 PM
Hi All, Has anyone had their Blackvue develop the 'No SD card' or 'Format SD card' problem? my Blackvue 650 2 ch keeps making these announcements. I have tried a couple of solutions from the google searches but haven't come up with a permanent fix yet and have gone through 3 sd cards that the dashcam wont accept. Any suggestions on a fix would be great.

 I had this issue, and only had to remove the SD card from the dashcam and re-format it in the PC.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jw2170 on October 29, 2019, 12:30:44 PM
I have the BlackVue DR 590-1CH, very happy with it,

Quality is good enough to post videos on DashCan FB page,,,,,
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: jwb on October 29, 2019, 12:41:52 PM
A friend of mine that installs dash cam units advised me to re-format the card regularly! Although he failed to say
"how regularly "


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: prodigyrf on November 04, 2019, 02:50:11 PM
Hi All, Has anyone had their Blackvue develop the 'No SD card' or 'Format SD card' problem? my Blackvue 650 2 ch keeps making these announcements. I have tried a couple of solutions from the google searches but haven't come up with a permanent fix yet and have gone through 3 sd cards that the dashcam wont accept. Any suggestions on a fix would be great.

You need to understand SD cards aint always SD cards and hungry dash cams run best on high endurance cards explained here-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QAF2flNsVc
It's false economy to buy lesser cards as your cam will run hotter and give you error messages as well as dying a lot sooner.
You should reformat them in your camera every month or two to keep them running sweet and my Viofo even has a reminder setting function for just that purpose. Your Blackvue probably does too.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: bear92 on November 05, 2019, 07:55:48 AM
For those in the market eBay are having a 20% off sale with a bunch of participating stores.

As an example here is a link posted previously - original price was $74.99 but with the sale it's now $59.99.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/132753334982?ul_noapp=true

There would be plenty of other brands & models available so go have a look - the discount code is PSLEIGH

Here's a link to the full list of online stores with the 20% discount:

https://pages.ebay.com.au/Buyer_coupons/psleigh/

Sale expires 11:59pm 15 November
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hairs on December 01, 2019, 06:25:26 AM
Been very happy with the 70Mai dash cam over the last few months, a good piece of kit.
So I bought Fysh one for her new car
Even lashed out and purchased the 70mai Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
We'll see how that works.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: WilSurf on December 02, 2019, 11:52:51 AM
@Hairs, which one did you get?
Is it the Xiaomi 70Mai?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hairs on December 02, 2019, 12:03:58 PM
@Hairs, which one did you get?
Is it the Xiaomi 70Mai?
Yeah mate.
Xiaomi 70mai 1S WiFi Dash Cam
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: DrewXT on December 03, 2019, 11:25:44 AM
looks like a good deal https://www.gearbest.com/other-home-improvement/pp_3009625671474421.html?wid=2000001
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: xcvator on December 15, 2019, 11:13:46 AM
Please don't yell at me   :angel:
I'm installing my dash cam and want it to be hard wired direct to the battery for parking mode

The kit comes with a battery protector and inline fuse.
The wiring has 3 wires 1 for + on the battery,  1 for earth and 1 yellow labeled acc.
Can I just bypass this wire ?

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Hairs on December 15, 2019, 11:19:39 AM
Please don't yell at me   :angel:
I'm installing my dash cam and want it to be hard wired direct to the battery for parking mode

The kit comes with a battery protector and inline fuse.
The wiring has 3 wires 1 for + on the battery,  1 for earth and 1 yellow labeled acc.
Can I just bypass this wire ?
Without seeing you install booklet/instructions, I would the yellow wire is for acc/ign.
So a switch would work the same as if it was a key?

Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: nab on December 15, 2019, 12:44:31 PM
12v acc is to turn on the camera so it constantly records when you’re driving. Parking mode uses its motion sensor to start recording so it may not record during normal driving, only when it “feels” a bump on your car. Or something like that 🤔
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2019, 05:24:52 PM
Quote from: Airport-Andy
I have been using Samsung extreme cards.

Did you sort this? Still happy with the Samsungs?

Looking at 256 card from Dashcams Genurine Blackvuew is $300, or the Samsung from ebay AU $80-89.95
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Airport-Andy on December 23, 2019, 08:24:18 PM
Hi Bird
I was unable to revive my old dashcam. It would not detect a card at all.
. I replaced it with another Blackvue, mainly because of the wiring which i had professionally installed and the new model could use the same connections. I think the Blackvues are a good unit. The one one that died was over 3 years old and had gone through some high temps and dust.
The new 750 unit came with a Blackvue 32gb card that seems ok so far. They do tell you to to a built in clean/ delete of the card every few weeks now.
They also now say that a Samsung Pro is the same as their card. The Samsungs seem to be a good card overall.
Although the price of the Pro cards sem outrageous. The extreme cards seem reasonable and the cards themselves dont seem to die.

Cheers and Merry Christmas
Andrew
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: BC66 on December 23, 2019, 10:05:25 PM
I recently purchased a Gator Barrel Cam.
It uses its own WiFi to connect to my phone which is how you view the files and set up the correct position for the cam
It also has a sensor so if you want a pic taken while driving, simply wave your hand under it.
It’s quite clear and came with an 8 gig card for $139 at SCA
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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on December 23, 2019, 10:22:42 PM
Hi Bird
I was unable to revive my old dashcam. It would not detect a card at all.
. I replaced it with another Blackvue, mainly because of the wiring which i had professionally installed and the new model could use the same connections. I think the Blackvues are a good unit. The one one that died was over 3 years old and had gone through some high temps and dust.
The new 750 unit came with a Blackvue 32gb card that seems ok so far. They do tell you to to a built in clean/ delete of the card every few weeks now.
They also now say that a Samsung Pro is the same as their card. The Samsungs seem to be a good card overall.
Although the price of the Pro cards sem outrageous. The extreme cards seem reasonable and the cards themselves dont seem to die.

Cheers and Merry Christmas
Andrew
Sweet. got a pair of 750s for xmas with the 32g card... then find out today Autobarn had a 30% off sale :'(
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Bird on December 25, 2019, 12:03:01 PM
Fairly good deal on Blackvues with free installation - Sydney only.

We've taken up to 30% off the entire Blackvue range - some are even priced AT COST! With each unit sold, we'll provide a FREE Power Magic Pro and if you're local, we'll install it for you for free! If you're not, hit us up on Facebook Messenger for something that'll sweeten the deal even more!


https://www.bankstownsound.com.au/product-tag/boxing-day/?cs_preview&filter_brand=blackvue&orderby=price (https://www.bankstownsound.com.au/product-tag/boxing-day/?cs_preview&filter_brand=blackvue&orderby=price)
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: McTavish on December 25, 2019, 09:46:19 PM
Sweet. got a pair of 750s for xmas with the 32g card... then find out today Autobarn had a 30% off sale :'(


Bird - if you bought them on your credit card - check and see if your card has a price protection feature - where in this situation you claim on the credit card the difference in price if purchased within a certain period of time and the item goes on sale somewhere...  Usually offered on Platinum cards etc.
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: Foo on December 26, 2019, 10:54:28 AM
I recently purchased a Gator Barrel Cam.
It uses its own WiFi to connect to my phone which is how you view the files and set up the correct position for the cam
It also has a sensor so if you want a pic taken while driving, simply wave your hand under it.
It’s quite clear and came with an 8 gig card for $139 at SCA
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191223/a45aa705783b7ae481f46957a5cecce3.jpg)


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I got mine for $129 and came with a 16gb card from them.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: JusyApples on February 02, 2020, 07:28:00 PM
I got mine for $129 and came with a 16gb card from them.  ;D

Foo
Foo, is that the GHDVR82W?
Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: BC66 on February 03, 2020, 12:10:06 AM
Foo, is that the GHDVR82W?
Yep
We both have the same unit


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Title: Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
Post by: JusyApples on February 03, 2020, 09:05:13 AM
Yep
We both have the same unit


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