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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 15:25 Thread Starter
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Loking for a new dash cam!?

Hi Guys,
I am currently looking for a new dash cam... Do you use dash cams yourself? What are your experiences?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 16:00
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I use 3 Viofo A119 V2 dash cams.
Reasonable price and no problems over a couple of years.
The producers are on the dash cam forum and give first hand advice if required.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/forums/a119.193/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/VIOFO-A119-...Viofo+dash+cam

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I use a DrivePro 200, works well for me. I can download the recorded files via wifi to my iPad.

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Usually buying a more expensive Dash-cam, will like buying an ordinary camera, give you better picture quality and features.


If Santa is buying you a Dash-cam then push your luck and ask for the top camera in the shop but if you're like me you'd be just as happy to stick to a very small, great picture quality, reasonable price and 'out of car' camera such as the Mobius.
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Bist du Deutscher? ..... based on your user name, because you will be aware of the strict data protection law.... and recent ruling:-

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I have a “Next Base” camera. Reasonable price and it does the job. It doesn’t record speed or location etc but then again are either functions necessary?

The only reason I have one is to support me if I am ever involved in a collision and the other driver disputes what happened!

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It's who you share the journey with (even if it’s in a caravan!) I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with
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Having been involved in a previous accident where the other side's false claims of what happened resulted in me being falsely held liable, I now have Dashcams fitted front AND rear on our car and motorhome, wired in to come on automatically with the ignition. I also wired spare bases into our second car so when the motorhome isn't in use I can swap them easily.

They are Nextbase 312GW, these constantly monitor and record time, speed, GPS position etc. I fitted decent size SD cards so they can store a good amount of information, this overwrites when the card is full however in the event of a collision (or going over a large pothole bump!) the relevant recorded sectors are marked not to be overwritten. They also sense and record if the vehicle is bumped while parked.

The contents can be downloaded to a PC/laptop and are great for reviewing scenic trips, some of which I edit and keep on the hard drive along with our holiday photos.
You can also play them back at different speeds, which can be fun.

They come with warning screen stickers with logos that look a bit like speed camera signs.
I have noticed some folk who have been tailgating suddenly ease back, presumably when they eyeball the sticker or camera itself.
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A Nextbase 312GW for us as well.
Latest firmware update means unit will recognise up to 128Gb micro SD cards.
Halfords have it on offer @ £79 but may be cheaper elsewhere.
I also got the hardwire kit so it's a fit and forget!
Dashcam unit disconnects from the mounting easily so can be moved between vehicles (assuming you get additional optional wndscreen mounts).
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Bist du Deutscher? ..... based on your user name, because you will be aware of the strict data protection law.... and recent ruling:-

https://amp-dw-com.cdn.ampproject.or...s%2Fa-43788494

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Yes, I saw that.


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