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Post by willholderogri » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:44 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18-5-car-sma ... %7Ciid%3A1
this is the camera I have on the front of my car as pictured several posts ago, you may get it cheaper than that if you search.
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Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks for all your input. Just need to weigh up a few options now.....
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Post by Ambient69 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 pm

I went through same process a couple of months ago. Settled on a Mio J85 from Dynamic Sounds. I did not want a visible screen, and needed good night vision with the option of a rear view camera. It is HD plus many other useful features.

Also went with Mio since I am still using the same Mio SatNav from Aldi that I have used for the last 14years and it still works well and also still supported. So far I am pleased with the dashcam, and the footage.

Which ever make you decide upon, still look into different memory card types & brands before purchasing storage since some SD cards are not suitable or compatible for recording video constantly.



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Post by drcdb15 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:31 pm

I've been using a Winycam 300HD on the front, bought new, and a Cobra CDR820E (off eBay) on the back of my daily driver for about 5 years now. It was only when moving them to another car and checking they were recording properly in the new vehicle that I noticed the Winycam was showing a date and time about 28 hours into the future... and the Cobra (which doesn't have GPS so only has a user-set time/date) wasn't retaining the time/date, and suggesting my trip yesterday was taken in 2014....

So... a little bit of digging around to find out what's going on - and I'm sure Andy is way ahead of me! - the on-board batteries have not so much died as been buried in the sands of time. Now, here's the interesting bit - a quick shufty on YouTube to see what's involved in replacing these batteries reveals that they are very blatantly designed NOT to be replaced. Yes, you can do it, but it's a right guddle with high risk of breaking some critical locating clip, AND that presupposes you can actually get a replacement. You can, of course, from eBay, from China, from some source with absolutely no guarantee of quality, durability or even conformance to specification whatsoever...

Until this discovery it had never crossed my mind that dashcams, often costing well over £100, were always designed to be throw-aways, but now I find the general wisdom is that they will only last for about 2-3 years at most before the on-board battery becomes unreliable at best. Of course you won't know this until the crucial footage you were depending on being there... isn't ! I suppose I should be pleased that after over 5 years my cameras were both working at all, never mind being 'only' 28 hours out on GPS time!

Anyway, question is, how to get over this major drawback, and the answer seems to be to use a capacitor-based camera, which should have a lifetime of several years longer than a battery-based one. So my question to the collective is, has anyone got any recommendation for same? Or experience that would influence a purchase?

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Post by willholderogri » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 pm

Anyone found a good Pal camera recorder .that would suit a car.mine has died and replacements seem hard to get now


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