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In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Dennis Nicholas » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:28 pm

Hi All
Choice? considering buying a dash cam.
Auto Express has it's tests showing that it's best choice for a Dash cam is Nextbase 512G Ultra (about June 2016) at £161.
The latest from Nexbase and top-of-the-range is now the new 412GW at £129. -however they dont say if/why it may be better!!
I have recently seen a camera that has rear viewing/recording as well as the forward......can't remember where or price.
Any thoughts anyone? - What you use/have found good, bad, what to give a wide berth etc. A list of must have spec? :?

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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Landyman » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:55 pm

Nextbase do the Duo which has forward and rear facing cameras. The OH has one and finds it does the job.



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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Cerberus » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:24 pm

I've got a G1W Dashcam off ebay for about £26, great picture for the price, full 1080p with G sensor. Does all I need it to.



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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Oldconn » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:59 am

If you only want pictures and/or videos, the Takara is fair value for money, good resolution and quite versatile - but the sound is b****y awful!


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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:01 pm

This month's Which recommends the Nextbase 312GW Deluxe for £90, so I've put one on my Christmas List


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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by ScimiTom » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:40 pm

I bought the Nextbase 402G a year or two ago and use it in my daily driver. I would thoroughly recommend it for picture quality, sound quality and ease of use.

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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:59 pm

I have an RAC05 and bought a 64Gb SD, it comes with an 8Gb. You also get a free update to a speed camera alert.


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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Cerberus » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:44 pm

Small sample clip from my G1W Camera




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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by BusaPhill » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:40 am

Euro Car Parts have a 30% off there Dash Cams Range and other bits and bobs.
Enter Weekend30 in the discount code.

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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Dennis Nicholas » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:17 pm

[quote="Cerberus"]Small sample clip from my G1W Camera

Hi can you read the number plates at that resolution? (1080p) I can't on my MackBook Air 13 inch screen viewing your example.
I am a bit concerned that with a 720p resolution (camera) the number plate of a car may not be legible. For example a car or more likely a tractor side-swiping you while going the other way.....need to be able to read number plate.
I like the idea of the NextBase Duo(2015 intro?) but wonder if it's 720 resolution is now outdated, and also wonder if they are about to bring out an updated version.
There are some for sale at £119.99 grade A seconds by 99pdvplayers on ebay....100 percent + feedback..they are in Caerphilly....I don't suppose anyone has heard of them?

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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Cerberus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:28 pm

You can't really read them when moving no, as the wobble is just enough to blur it, but once you've stopped, or nearly stopped, then numberplates are visible, in that clip I could get the reg of the van as I was going through the traffic lights though, but other clips I've got, I can't make out the plates.

Way I look at it, it's a much cheaper camera, and if someone crashes into me, it's going to record what the car is and the colour, and what occured, I'll get the plate afterwards, just used as extra evidence if it's ever needed.


You should be able to find video clips of most cameras on youtube to see what the quality is like. You can't go by just the resolution though, a superior lens/camera running at 720p would provide a better image than a cheap lens running at 1080. Exactly the same thing with normal cameras and camera phones, megapixels don't tell the whole story.



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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Dot » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:56 pm

Hi does anyone know wether adash cam would double as m/cycle cam,beating in mind two of my old bikes are 6 volt .Ray



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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by BusaPhill » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:28 pm

Most are dropped down to 5 volts depending on model

But not waterproof.


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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Dennis Nicholas » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:38 pm

Dot wrote:Hi does anyone know wether adash cam would double as m/cycle cam,beating in mind two of my old bikes are 6 volt .Ray
I believe some firms do cams especially for motor bikes......probably waterproofed...voltage did not register when I was looking.

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Re: In car camera/Dash cam

Post by Dot » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:03 am

Hi thanks for that folks,so it seems a m/cycle waterproof job is the answer, probably no bad thing on a rag top, Ray



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