Dash Cam Recommendations?

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Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby Jonny Salsman » Wed 21 Aug 2013 4:43 pm

Does anyone here use dash cams and could make a Recommendation?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=dash+cam

I'll start researching them tonight but wanted to see if any UCC members had experience using them.
I would like good audio and decent Video (enough to identify license plates and reasonable facial features) nothing HD fancy.
Also a decent memory capacity, that auto writes over itself when needed.
Some in the $30-$50 seem pretty reasonable for what i'm after.
Wanting rear and front dash cams.

If no one here uses them, i'll research and buy and write a review.
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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby UtahJarhead » Wed 21 Aug 2013 6:29 pm

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Two short weeks ago, a friend in law enforcement recommended buying a in-vehicle DVR (digital video recorder). I looked at the price of the K6000 Vehicle DVR Car Recorder that he recommended from personal experience and impulse bought it along with a SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC card. Under $70 out the door, delivered with Amazon Prime. I liked the price, the night vision recording, the auto on/auto off feature when plugged into the vehicle, and the G-shock sensor that automatically saves the recording in case of an accident. The device also records audio with a built in microphone.

Set up was minimal and easy. Basically, mount the device, insert the Micro SD card, power on, set the time and date, and GO! Playback using the SD card adaptor worked flawlessly on a Windows 7 desktop and Macbook Pro. I can very easily turn it towards any angle I want to record.


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And now a sample of what it can produce:

Today, I was driving to work and a Cadillac veered across three lanes of traffic to make an illegal U-turn. I braked in time but can't help being thankful for clear cut, incontrovertible evidence of the other driver's wrongdoing and recklessness.

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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby Jonny Salsman » Thu 22 Aug 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks for the recommendation i will look into that model it appears to have everything i need, and for the right price :)

Features:http://www.carcameradvr.com/k6000-hd-1080p-vehicle-camera-car-video-recorder-p-146.html

1. Color video recording with sound
2. Photo taking
3. Video recording with high resolution (Full HD 1080P)
4. HDMI output for watching videos on your HDTV
5. 140°wide angle lens
6. Two bright LED lights for dark Environment and night use
7. Motion detect function and cycle recording
8. 4X Digital zoom
9. 2.7” LCD Screen for video/photo display
10. File protect function, when the File protect button is pressed when recording, the file can’t be deleted from the DVR.
11. Support TF/Micro SD card up to 8GB (No card is included in our price)



Specs:http://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Recorder-Camera-Traffic-Dashboard/dp/B00ABW6L5K#productDetails
Sensor:5MP CMOS
LCD:2.7inch LTPS
Lens: 140 degree A+ grade High Resolution Wide Angle Lens
Night Vision: Support(2 lights)
Video Resolution: 1920*1080(1080P Full HD) 1440*1080(1080P) 1280*720(720P) 848*480(WVGA) 640*480(VGA) 320*240 (QVGA)
Video Format: AVI/M-JPEG, Audio: AAC
Photo Format: JPEG
Photo Resolution: 12M/10M/8M/5M/3M/2MHD/VGA/1.3M
Media Storage: Internal Memory 64MB
TF card: up to 32GB
Optional Language:English/French/Spanish/Portugal/Germany/Italian/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Russian/Japanese/Korean
Interface:support USB&HDMI
TV Output:PAL/NTSC
Audio:Built in microphone/speaker
Battery:Built-in battery, 600mAH
Gift Box Size:17.5*13.5*8.5cm
Accessories:User Manual x 1
USB cable x 1
car charger x 1
mount framer x 1
Manual x 1
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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby UtahJarhead » Tue 27 Aug 2013 5:12 am

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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby bltdonahue » Tue 27 Aug 2013 4:52 pm

I have a cheap camera that I have setup as a dash-cam. I can't recommend using it as a dash-cam, because the field of view is a bit narrow, and it must be turned on and off manually.

That said, just simply HAVING a dash-cam has been a serious investment in piece of mind!

The camera I bought was a variation of one of these 808 models:

http://www.amazon.com/Camera-Record-Dri ... rds=808+16

I bought it with the intention of using it for aerial video on my R/C planes. I've done plenty of that, but it is otherwise a dash-cam.
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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby UtahCFP » Tue 27 Aug 2013 6:11 pm

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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby Car Knocker » Tue 27 Aug 2013 6:21 pm

Use whatever the Russians use...they capture some epic footage.
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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby cdrhoad » Tue 27 Aug 2013 9:17 pm

This is what I am saving my pennies for http://www.amazon.com/Finevu-CR-500HD-Vehicle-Recorder-1920x1080p/dp/B00AIBEBZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377663357&sr=8-1&keywords=fine+view+cr+500 in the mean time I've been using a dash cam app and windshield mount on my android device.
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Re: Dash Cam Recommendations?

Postby Nicksp » Wed 28 Aug 2013 10:56 am

One could also use the Mobius Action camera. It can be bought for $75. It can take 1080p 30fps and be set up to record when powered up via USB taking overlapping and recycling segments of set periods.

I use one as an HD camcorder on my EVIL Drone! :twisted:
(actually, it's an RC UAV, aka quadrotor)

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