best night time dash cam performance

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  1. seaton

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    I have seen a lot of good dash cams, I have not seen any that perform very well at night. Any one know of any good starlight setups, or anything good in the dark ?
     
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    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    Check out the A119v2 and especially the A119Sv2 (reputed for it it’s night time quality)
     
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    I just bought the A119V2 on Amazon today. I've never had a dashcam before. Wish me luck!
     
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    Thanks @Arjun I was just starting to research these and that camera seems to be held in high regard. Appreciate the tip ;)
     
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  5. Arjun

    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    As a tip, if you plan to use this during hot summer months, instead of powering the camera through the GPS mount, connect the microUSB directly to the camera instead. There are two microUSB ports (when you purchase the GPS model), the GPS mount comes with a microUSB port built; the camera itself has a microUSB port as well. Its easier for many to power the camera through the GPS mount because of accessibility and 90 degree angle, but I've found that connecting to the GPS mount, the camera resets even when the cabin is cool (seems like a heat exposure issue). The solution is to connect directly to the camera itself.
     
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    Philip Gonzales Pulling my weight

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    The A129 looks intersting! Dual channel starlight! Think I may get that one and give this one to my girl. So in parking mode when the 12V power cuts what happens? It will still record on motion using the superconductors? I just got it and am playing around with it. Seems it turns off when I disconnect the power but maybe they have to charge?
     
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    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    The A129 is a new model, much of will have to be conserved for that one until reviews start trickling in :D
    However, interestingly has WiFi built in as well.
    https://www.amazon.com/VIOFO-2-Channel-1080p-Camera-Logger/dp/B07CT6JPYW

    If you buy it, please do definitely post a review here :)


     
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    I'll be sure to post a review on it when I get it. I'm not sure when exactly I'm going to buy it but I don't imagine it will be long as I want a dash cam in me and my fiance's car.

    Installed the A119S V2 today. Glare seems pretty narly so I just placed and order for this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0KVD4C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3T1A62M2RL2DJ&psc=1.

    Here's the dashcam on it's maiden voyage. Installed it during work. Also ordered a hardwire kit that I will install next week.

     
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    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    Definitely need the CPL lens in any kind of environment. The Earth tilts between seasons, lol, therefore the sun's rays and intensity varies all throughout the year.

     
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    Brighter headlights.
     
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  11. Arjun

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    Yep, that’s essentially an IR cannon right there, lol
     
  12. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Nice video, how much for this dash cam?
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    ok, I booked the dahua starlight dash cam today, will get for testing SOON.
     
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    xtropodx Young grasshopper

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    So any news on the testing side of things?
     
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    Get one for @looney2ns if good, i will book some new stocks. ;)
     
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  16. Brian Martin

    Brian Martin Getting the hang of it

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    ANDY can you post a picture of the dash cam. Thanks
     
  17. EMPIRETECANDY

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    Aha, i don't get one, sent to Looney, he will test next week.
     
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