What dash cam are you using?

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  1. CaptureYourAction

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    I would definitely try another card first. Most issues with dash cameras are related to the memory card. Avoid SanDisk. Have you tried starting the camera without the card inside? Also, don't use a computers USB port to test the camera. Those ports don't supply enough power for the camera. Use a wall outlet and USB adapter. 5v and 1A minimum.
     
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    I purchased a G1W-C Capacitor while back and had problems from the start, corrupted files, and other things happening with it, so i had returned back to Amazon and then I purchased the G1W-H and all working fine, also running 64gb card.
     
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    I have a Garmin Dash Cam 20 that has not only captured a few accidents in front of me, but also got me out of a speeding ticket with the GPS log feature.
     
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    The_Penguin Getting the hang of it

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    I have a several year old G1W that has been through hell. Hot car in the summer, cold Canadian winters, and has been dropped on concrete more than once.
    Still ticking. I had to re-attach the USB connector when it fell off after the first drop.

    I've had several other units for eval, including the Blackvue 650, and 750, and a couple of VicoVation and Lukas units as well.
    If I was buying a 2 channel, I'd probably get the 650 or a Vico. The mini 0806 are ok, till they fail :)
     
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    I beg to differ in regards to mini 0806, I have two, one is an very early unit and the other from a 3rd batch, both been solid with oldest one about 20 month old. I still want to replace with something that has better night quality, but none exist yet in this price range and compact form factor
     
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    You can consider Garmin dash cams, as they use technology developed for their portable navigation devices to maximize battery longevity in hot climates. I'm in inland southern California and have been using the Dash Cam 35 for almost a year. Maybe other Garmin users that have older devices can comment on their experience.
     
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    That Blackvue looks sweet. With something that fancy you'd almost expect it to have an autodump feature for when it senses connection to your home network. That's the "must have" feature I'm looking for. Daily video sync to my home server.
     
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    I owned blackvue a while back nice features, for that much money I expected much better night vision.
     
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    It's not small like the Mini 0806 but it is cheaper than blackvue. Best night and day quality of any dash camera I've had hands-down.



    http://www.szdome.com/product-detail-229.html
     
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    I think the night vision is good, but then I use a polarized lens cover back and front to get rid of the glare off the windows, reflections etc. Much better.
    The computer app is great too, you can plug in your SD card and it shows where you have been on a map, your speed, latitude and longitude, and so much more.
    Parking mode is one of the best features too.
     
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    The Blackvue DR650 has a cloud feature now so it can connect automatically to your home network. It's designed for cloud usage which sucks but with a bit of work you can pull all files via a http connection to the camera and dump them to your server.
     
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    Yep, it seems like with that feature set that it is alllllmost there. I suppose a fella could detect the "Honey, I'm Home!" connection from a computer and see if all new files could be transferred over. I wonder if some home cloud server could autodetect and clone it as a shared directory, or hook it into backup software and treat the video files like newly detected files on a thumbdrive?
     
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    That's what I am working on, just got the base script working yesterday to copy files manually. Basically there is a web server builtin to the DR650. There are just a few pages, one for live view at a really low resolution and one page that lists all files. I am using a script to output the file list then download all the files listed. I still need to work on checking existing files and skipping if complete, monitoring ICMP to trigger the script periotically, max retention time and a few other things.

    Am using information I got here for a basis. It's meant for direct wifi connection but with the cloud access enabled it will connect to an access point automatically and just needs a fixed IP handed out by the DHCP servers.
     
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    I just bought and installed a DDpai M6+. This is my first dash cam. It has a battery, so I hardwired it to IGN. So it's only on when the car is running. (I'm retired, so I don't need to record endless hours of my car parked in the driveway.) It has excellent picture quality including night video and excellent audio. Bought it on eBay for $110.

    Here's some night video:
     
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    I think one of the key attributes and differentiators is the ability to see enough detail that registration plates of oncoming vehicles can be clearly identified.
    It's optimistic to be able to achieve that in low light or at night with headlights, but should be possible during daylight.
     
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    @DigitalPackrat If you get it working and care to share I bet a number of forum members would be interested.
     
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    Will do
     
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    I'm in the Houston,TX area. I bought a Blackvue in July of 2014 and it bit the dust a couple months ago, so about two years (I'd guess it was the heat). I went to a Garmin nuviCam and the camera flakes out if the outside temp goes over 90 degrees.:sick: Haven't decided what's next yet but I do know I can't trust the Garmin.
     
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    Try the new a119 with capacitor
     
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    I use Mobius but i would not touch an amazon version, from everything i have read its where you can find plenty of knock off Mobius versions, if you want the original from the manufacture there are actual official distributors or the manufacture sells on ebay

    More info
    https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/

    ebay


    the image and audio from one these is fantastic and pretty much unrivaled, if you want speed and gps on the display look elsewhere, for me non of that is important, if your in an accident and its not your fault the video is all that is needed... if its your fault.... what camera !!

    i have used mine on my Motorbike, push bike, car, handheld they even fit quite nicely under the peak of a baseball cap

    and they even fit nicely onto guns for the Elmer Fuds amongst us
     
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    I agree. Very few people need all the extra features. My wife has the a118c and wants me to replace it with the Mobius.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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    What sd card are you using? I have the same camera, very happy with all aspects except.... It wont overwrite when the card is full. Tried 2 different cards and no change. Annoying! Contacted the manufacturer in China and all I can say is they are zero help. Rather not be buying card afted card.
     
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    Looks like the new Mobius 2 now has 1080 @60fps, not bad for a dash cam

    Specifications:
    Angle of View:FOV 130°(Diagonally: 165°) Super wide angle.
    Video: 1080P 60fps, 1080P 30fps, 720P 120fps, 720P 60fps, 720P 30fps
    H.265 HEVC and H.264 AVC, MP4
    Photo: 1920*1080; 1280*720
    Time Lapse photo supported. JPEG
    Mode switches: Video Mode 1, Video Mode 2, Photo Mode, you can customize each mode to suit your application.
    TV out: PAL/NTSC
    Interface:Mini 10Pin USB(USB2.0)
    Memory: support Micro-SD memory card. Suggest Class 10 or above. Cards up to 200GB supported.
    LED indicator light: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green
    Internal lipo battery: 820mah. it can record over 120 minutes of 1080p 60fps Full HD videos
    Power Input: standard USB DC5V, with over voltage protection (5.6V-25V)
    Outer Dimensions: approx 64mm(L)*36.5mm(W)*18mm(H)
    Net weight: approx 45 grams only, with battery included!

    https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/packages/dashcam-packages/
     
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