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Post by Mrs ploppy on Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Hi looking a purchasing a dash camera,I have looked a previous posts but times have moved on any information on new models would be appreciated
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Post by Bad Penny on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Hi Mrs Ploppy.
Have a look on google and type in Techmoan, he does a run down on many types. One of his favourites, is a tiny one called  "Mobius".

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Post by modelman on Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:03 am

I have around 5 or 6 dashcams kicking around, but this is the one I'm using at the moment, continuous 'loop', auto start/stop, full HD, & has gps tracking, so if put onto the laptop, the screen shows not only the video, but position on google maps, heading, speed, ALTITUDE?? & a graph, AND, its tiny & comes with a 4 metre power cable so it can be well routed around the cab. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3eDXKLNLys

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Post by Dutto on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:24 am

Hi there,

Still happy with my Mobius which is still going strong after 18 months .... up!

.... takes still photographs like this ....

dash camera IMAG0727_zpse16a1ce8

.... as well as 2hrs worth of continuous loop video recordings in 5min segments when on the move. up!

Hope this helps. allthumbz

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Post by Jaytee on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:46 am

Mine does the same as Modelmans plus speed camera (sorry safety camera) warnings with life time updates and is excellent. Discount if bought through the CC as well. It's a Mio MiVue 538 Deluxe.

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Post by Swansea Jac on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:46 pm

Dutto, did you REALLY drive your van down that canal?   hugegrins
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Post by Mrs ploppy on Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:05 pm

Thanks one and all ,going to the moterhome show NEC February will have look
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Post by Spospe on Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:06 pm

Swansea Jac wrote:Dutto, did you REALLY drive your van down that canal?   hugegrins


Of course not; he put it on a Gondola!
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Post by CC on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Mrs ploppy wrote:Thanks one and all ,going to the  moterhome show NEC February  will have look


I wouldn't bother trying to get one at the show, you'll end up being convinced to buy a more expensive cam... (which will be no better)
There are plenty on Amazon and if you're not happy at least they have a good returns policy so not much risk involved.


The current BEST (FOR THE MONEY) dash cam is the GW1

Amazon Here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/E-PRANCE-Novatek-Dashcamera-Recorder-G-sensor-Black/dp/B00IPDDAME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422900315&sr=8-1&keywords=gw1+dash+cam


Or eBay:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/G1W-2-7-1080P-Black-Dash-Cam-Accident-Video-Camera-Camcorder-DVR-Night-Vision-/301420846436?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item462e151d64



TECHMOAN VIDEO REVIEW:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo76bkytA3o

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Post by Spospe on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:31 pm

If you are a member of Which?, you could look at their website and read the review of models that they carried out last year.

I got the Nextbase iN-car Cam 402G Professional and it both works well and is easy to use; albeit at some cost.
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Post by Dutto on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:32 pm

Swansea Jac wrote:Dutto, did you REALLY drive your van down that canal?   hugegrins

Well the man said "Petal" was undersealed so we thought "Why not?" and went for it .... allthumbz allthumbz allthumbz

.... but those gondolas don't half go slow and they take up most of the canal! Whistle1 Whistle1 Whistle1

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Post by inspiredron on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:26 pm

Dutto wrote:
Swansea Jac wrote:Dutto, did you REALLY drive your van down that canal?   hugegrins

.... but those gondolas don't half go slow and they take up most of the canal! Whistle1 Whistle1 Whistle1

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What - less than 50mph?  Didn't know that gondolas dithered, too! hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by Dutto on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:13 am

Hi there,

Here's another still photograph taken by the Mobius of a "Fastest Rout" motorway up where we used to live in Scotland.

dash camera IMG_1121_zps2c528df3

It's common to find people just dithering along at well below the 50mph speed limit but no-one seems to mind; especially if it's a combine harvester coming the other way. allthumbz allthumbz

And here's the French version of a "Fastest Route" given by the GPS ...

dash camera IMAG0510_zps3dc2c167

.... taken by the same Mobius. allthumbz

Oh, and here's a video of a similar lane where you have to know how wide your vehicle is and where it pays to "dither" a bit ....

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hugegrins   hugegrins

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Post by Mrs ploppy on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:18 pm

Thanks again
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Post by deka on Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:53 pm

I have the GW1 bought it through Amazon last year for £34.00 by far exceeds my expectations. Brilliant. If you type it in on YouTube you can watch the video
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Post by paul bullock on Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:23 pm

Does anyone know whether dashcams are definitely OK to use in France      REGARDS    Paul
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Post by Swansea Jac on Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:43 pm

Allianz appears to be encouraging their use!

“We are seeing a major shift, with people equipping themselves more and more with cameras in their cars, first of all for use after accidents, but also in case of a hit-and-run,” said a spokesman for France’s Allianz and Amaguiz insurance firm, which has tied up with dashcam manufacturer Coyote.
Pierre Chasseray, head of a French drivers’ association called 40 Millions d’Automobilistes, said dashcams should become standard.
“It’s an extremely positive development in terms of road safety and it’s good in terms of ensuring drivers act responsibly,” he said. “The camera never lies.”

http://technology.inquirer.net/40628/dashcams-catching-everything-from-scammers-to-disasters
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Post by daisy mae on Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:52 pm

I saw dash camera advertised in Aldi yesterday, didn`t notice whether is was on offer today or Sunday.

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Post by repoort on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:54 pm

...just looked at the Aldi website, couldn't see a dashcam anywhere....wouldn't it make a really romantic valentines gift......
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Post by Jaytee on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:25 pm

Another reason for a dash cam has just come up. A good friend of mine has just had a head on with a car that was on the wrong sde of the road off a blind bend. As is the norm the driver who hit him was adamant my chum was on the wrong side. Fortunatley he took pictures even though the police were trying to get him to move before he took them. They show his car on the correct side of the road with the offside wheel crushed and difficult to move complete with the glass etc on the road proving he couldn't have been on the wrong side BUT they are still giving him hassle.
A dash cam would have covered it all.

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Post by steve00136 on Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:22 am

Got a dashcam in my car that recorded a hit and run last September. It all happened too quick but the dashcam had got his number plate. Police tracked down the car but later told me that the car had been "cloned" - the plates had been changed to match another similar car. Many uninsured drivers do this so as far as police number plate recognition cameras are concerned all is legit unless they are stopped and their id is checked against car details. Still the good point with having the camera is that it proved to the insurance company that it was not my fault. Have since put a camera in the wife's car and the motorhome - they were only £10 delivered via ebay, the memory card costs about the same. The picture quality is good enough to get the number plate (just) and to prove what happened to the police and insurance company - but when I have to replace them I will spend more for better a better quality picture.

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Post by CC on Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:58 pm

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This cam sold by Roadpro for just under £80 is exactly the same as the one I purchased for under £30 which just goes to show paying more doesn't mean you are likely to get a better product! 

A dash cam is such a basic device spending more doesn't guarantee better image quality, you'll be paying for a name or just lining the pockets of the likes of Mr Andy Hariss of Roadpro 

I've recently fitted the GW1 in the Broadway and have moved the old one over to my work van.

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Post by CC on Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:01 pm

paul bullock wrote:Does anyone know whether dashcams are definitely OK to use in France      REGARDS    Paul

Good point... I've read some country's do not allow them the same as speed cam alerts on sat nav, can't understand why but then I also don't understand why they don't allow speed cam warnings to visitors traveling through unfamiliar countrys either shrugg

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Post by JDS on Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:39 pm

Hi CC Just had a look at the dash cam you recommend. May sound a daft question but can it be used upside down. I have screen blinds so want to mount it on the dash and
 not the windscreen.

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Post by paul bullock on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:49 pm

I have just purchased a nextbase 402 [a bit pricey but gets great revues ,it seems to be really good]  hence my question about use in France.But to answer JDS,it has a 180 degree change option in the set up menu so can be used on the dash or windscreen .Perhaps this is the case with most dashcams?It took me a little while to sus it out!!! [not good on reading instructions!!]          KIND REGARDS       Paul
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