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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    bigredfish Known around here

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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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    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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    tangent IPCT Contributor

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    Brighter headlights.
     
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    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    Yep, that’s essentially an IR cannon right there, lol
     
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    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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    Brian Martin Getting the hang of it

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    ANDY can you post a picture of the dash cam. Thanks
     
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    Aha, i don't get one, sent to Looney, he will test next week.
     
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    Sorry. @looney2ns no help here, still havent got around to fiddling with it. Every time I go to buy one I seem to have spent my lunch money on a new gun or more ammo ;)

    It is my 2019 goal however
     
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    I think the VIOFO A119s is hard to beat for the price ( With the correct firmware ) the Sony IMX291 does a stella job at night

    Original ( Uncompressed ) Dropbox - 2018_1129_174815_320.MP4
     
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    You are forgiven since $$$ is going to guns and ammo.
     
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    IMX291 is the best for night time.

    Not a great fan of Viofo myself. Nice cameras but I've found endurance to be poor.

    There are a few cams that use IMX291. Best to look around at reviews.
     
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    I haven't played with my A119S V2 much after setting it up. I planned on installing a different model on my wife's car and comparing but she did not want me to install one on her car. So there was the end of that. Lol.

    I did buy my brother a IPC-HDW5231R-ZE for Christmas from Andy. Other than that all my money is also going to one of my new hobbies.

    Here are some pics below, hopefully I am pardoned as well @looney2ns.

    No fish yet, waiting for them to cycle first.
     

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    Good choice and I think you will be happy with this,you will also have very good support. If you have DAB radio the rear Cam will probably wipe that out so be careful on cable routing.
     
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    That wasone of the deciding factors, the excellent support I see over on dashcamtalk.com from them. ;)