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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #101 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...
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #102 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.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #103 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.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #104 on: July 16, 2014, 04:42:12 PM »
Two screen shot from the dash cam.
One during the day, the other in the evening.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #105 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
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #106 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
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« Reply #107 on: July 16, 2014, 07:00:38 PM »
The new 4x4 online mag has a write up on one

http://dashcamsaustralia.com.au

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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #108 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

Check out their Facebook page for uploaded vids.

 I can't highly recommend the Ipass enough. Simple, and takes 1080hd quality stills and vid.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #110 on: July 16, 2014, 08:48:58 PM »
Where would I find these Ipass cameras
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« Reply #111 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.

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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #112 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

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/
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #113 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.
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« Reply #114 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.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #115 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/
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« Reply #118 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.

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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #119 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.

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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #120 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.


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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #122 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.
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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #123 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.



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Re: Dash cams. who has one and what brand.
« Reply #124 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??

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