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  • #11901

    dan
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    UK - England

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    Trauling the net here to find a top dash cam. Can anyone recommend and do i need one with rear camera aswell? Also, do any of them record 24/7 to catch the jealous bastards scratching it or whacking thier door into it on sainsburys car park?

    #11922

    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3880

    I am trying to get a deal for some of these for members:

    http://www.thinkware.com/Products/Dashcam/F50

    #11979

    dan
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 124

    Nice one kenny. Looks decent. Professional fitting looks pricey compared to halfords!! Is halfords a big no no?

    #12870

    flanflinger
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    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    I have the Blackvue dr650s-2ch waiting to go in my car. Got a discount code on another forum. Certainly not a cheap unit but gets good reviews and the bits of testing I did with it temporarily mounted in my current car look pretty good. AS my car shipped from the factory today I should be able to give you a full write-up in a month or so.

    If I remember correctly, the camera was about £300 and then the fitting is about £140 (It is 2 cameras for front and back so quite a lot of work)

    #15863

    Muz1990
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 59

    Pretty sure my mrs has bought me a go pro – black edition hero 4, I know nothing about them but this will be my first spanking new car so il be extra careful.. Plus il be actually going for ‘drives’ again since il have a new toy! Been driving a big engines diesel saloon for ages which has just been the work horse

    #15868

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    I’m fully expecting some t*** to key my car, that’s why I bought it in white 🙂

    #16742

    frenk
    Participant

    Switzerland

    Posts: 873

    @flanflinger

    Thanks for recommending the Blackvue dr650s-2ch. I managed to buy one and get shipped before end of year. I installed it myself and tested it. Was a walk in the park, 1 hour including software, no tools required.

    It’s just brilliant. Love it 😉

    Had two pics to show, but could not upload…

     



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    #16746

    Ben Woods
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    UK - England

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    I have transcend ones currently in our work vans. They work well and have had 2 incidents now where some one has hit my wing mirrors and the picture has been so spot on that they have both paid up. The ones that stand up as evidence have to have gps and do speed and location. The ones I have do both. Good picture and can connect via an app if you want to view footage with out pulling the sd card. Also has a park mode so at night or any other time it will activate it some thing moves in front of it. Nice and small, had a guy install them so come on with ignition etc. Cost me £160 supplied and fitted. Down side it records sound to so my one has a few clips of me using some bad language when my wing mirrors were taken off but then again I am sure we would all swear! Not sure what model they are think 520 springs to mind they are both about a year old now so might be better ones out but these work well for me. Just my view thats all

    #16777

    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 873

    Hi Ben

    What is actually the legal situation in Britain (or in other countries) with dash cams? Here in Switzerland they’re pretty inexistent. They’re not explicitely forbidden unless the zealous police officer complains about the obstructed view. The only federal legislative statement is the concern about the lost privacy due to permanent surveillance. So they do not recommend them as evidence before the court. Car insurances have no clue.

    Sounds a bit like bank vaults and tax evasion to me 😉 I installed one to create hard facts when the loonies hit you on the road. We will then see whether the judge asks for evidence…



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    #16780

    Ben Woods
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    UK - England

    Posts: 252

    @Franco I can’t confess to being an expert with the law and my knowledge is only based on what I have read and what was explained to me by who supplied and installed my camera. Common sense applies when installing so it does not obstruct the view or become a distraction. From what I understand the law if you want to use it as evidence i.e. you have an accident and are being accused of speeding etc they need to have gps to show speed and location. The one I have shows the video with a live street map and the actual speed so if your only doing say 20mph you can prove it. Plus it has sound. If a camera doesn’t do speed or location it cannot be used in court. As for privacy I don’t know much about that I know thing differ through Europe massively thats just down to a world full or stupid politicians that cannot be consistent with any thing making absurd rules 🙂

    #16785

    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 873

    Thanks Ben.

    My Blackvue can do everything you listed, plus the rear camera as an asset for the usual BMW X6 and Audi Q7 sniffing at my exhaust pipe – which makes me pretty much confident with my choice 😉

     



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    #16949

    frenk
    Participant

    Switzerland

    Posts: 873

    Here are the pictures of the Blackvue DR650S-2CH (front camera:

    First shows the placement of the camera before the gauge, second shows a screenshot from a daylight video:



    Revo Stage 1 – JCR super low seating frame – Mishimoto gas pedal spacer – DSC sport controller

    #17018

    Ian Barker
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    United Kingdom

    Posts: 1012

    Hi all just purchased a dash cam from euro car parts was £150.00 on offer over xmas for £65.99 + £10.00 for a micro card will post some pictures at weekend ?? Very good feedback from others



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    #17072

    frenk
    Participant

    Switzerland

    Posts: 873

    Hi Ben

    Talking about legal issues with the dash cam. Just make sure the microphone is off when your car is at the dealer’s for a service. I discovered this article on Popular Mechanincs:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/technology/a24585/the-surprising-legal-ramifications-of-having-a-dash-cam-in-your-car/



    Revo Stage 1 – JCR super low seating frame – Mishimoto gas pedal spacer – DSC sport controller

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