Dashcam

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:29
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I just watched dashcam video of camper trailer swerving in front of a truck on single lane road in Qld.Lucky no one hurt But camper trailer squashed. But trucky had the evidence of who was at fault. .I would like to know what one to buy as heard a lot of crappy ones out there..that stop working especially in Aussie heat .thanks
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Reply By: vk1dx - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:41

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:41
We have an elcheapo in the 4WD but got one of these for the house car. Both front and back recording and GPS included to show the actual location.

A bit more expensive but then again it's good insurance for any accident. And unlike the one in the 4WD, it hides nicely behind the rear view mirror.

Note that any metalised window tinting will upset the GPS satellite signal. This may also be true for ALL GPS enabled cameras.

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Follow Up By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 13:05

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 13:05
I have a blackvue same as Phils, but only front recording.
Very happy with the image quality and it takes a 64G micro sd card which holds a lot of footage.
As said, not cheap but hopefully will last.
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 13:26

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 13:26
I have just fitted a 0805 Mini Dash Cam , video quality is good when viewed on the computer ,
I did a lot of research online and it good good reviews , it's has a GPS ,
$115 delivered .
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:07

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:07
Is an 0806 out now Slightly better.

I have installed 6 Blackvue cameras and all are still going Ok for over 3 years.

My DR500GW HD has and still is working in Qld's heat and has been Ok in Canadian winter at minus 5 .
6 weeks later was going fine in Texas at plus 41.

I run a 128gig card in it now.Streetguardian is another good brand but a slightly more obvious footprint than the Blackvues.

I bought mine here and altered the firmware to speak English but they sell English versions now
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:27

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:27
VK1DX,

you make an interesting point about metallised window tinting.

On longer plane trips I amuse myself and while away the hours by tracking the flight with GPS on the iPad loaded with WAC charts or similar (OzRunways or AirNav VFR). On a recent trip I was in a window seat, armed with all the maps etc. Suddenly the window is blank, and there is no GPS signal! All the windows are centrally controlled and looking at the terrain is verboten. The Boeing 787 is a dog unless you are happy to sit like a moron hour after hour.

Even the windows on the V-Line trains do their best to ensure that satellite signals are kept safely outside. The train trip to Echuca is very slow (80kph due to dodgy tracks) and as boring as bat excrement. The GPS affords some diversion, but sadly such poor reception you can't even see the train's speed.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:50

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:50
I have a minicam 0826 in the front and put my old 0805 on the back window - not sighted anything really dangerous but did record these 3 incidents within a few minutes when driving my Micro 4wd - just doesn't seem to be seen by other drivers.

Video - Youtube reduces resolution - MiniCam 0805

My first incident - the squeal is my girlie passenger

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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:53

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:53
Drakeford Drive at Greenway - one of the worst spots!!!!
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:47

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:47
Hiya Jackolux where you huy for $115 I only seen for $159 cheers
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 21:17

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 21:17
I got it from eBay from Sydney , I just double checked it actually cost me $119.99 delivered .
I got the 0805 over the 0806 because the 06 had a few reliability issues that have probably been sorted by now ,
I have only had the 0805 for a couple of days , did a few test videos , I would say the video quality is as good as my H4 GoPro .
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 21:18

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 21:18
Ebay is your friend - about $115 from Hong Kong but may be a copy and about $135 genuine in Aust.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:41

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 14:41
Another Blackvue user, forward facing, good value for the quality of vision.
I think I know the trailer / truck video you mentioned Lazylux, the trailer was obliterated yeah ?
This one ?

Truck / trailer

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:43

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:43
Yep thats the one.I always stop on side of road to let trucks past as sometimes their trailers swaying side to side especially on crappy roads or strong winds.And I know most truckies appreciate it when you pullover .
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 09:26

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 09:26
Yes, but I assume when you pull over onto the softer area, that you actually slow down - unlike the bloke in the video above.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 16:30

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 16:30
Another vote for Blackvue.
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Reply By: Denise K2 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:38

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:38
Hi Lazylux16, yes heat is a killer for most dashcams, have a look at this one.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:52

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 17:52
Read this and dont believe the promotional videos on ANY dashcam sellers site
https://dashcamtalk.com/lukas-lk-7950-wd/
Its biggest drawback is the size as said in the review. Dont know why they dont all make them like the Blackvue brackets the best of the lot. At $449 in AUS they arent cheap, but I guess a pair of Blackvue would be about the same from AUS seller but about $325 from Korea in about 4 days
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:52

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 19:52
I run a cheapy and have used this unit since 2014. It has no battery and only uses a capacitor with no battery. it has never had a problem and accepts a 16 gig sd card.

I think I paid about $60 for it delivered. It gives a very good picture and doesn't suffer from heat.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 20:05

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 20:05
No GPS mate.

Thus the speed and location data, if it has any, would not be accurate.

But for a blog it may be okay.

Phil
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 04:13

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 04:13
Yep, no gps or speed but after an accident if it is serious enough the speed can be calculated by the accident investigators and also the location by the footage.

I am very happy with this on as it just keeps on keeping on with good video quality. I just put a short video together for my self. A pilot at Narrabri asked me to back it down and I answered I would give the wide load the bridge. I stopped and the pilot got others to pull over behind me. Just as the load was coming off the bridge this retard comes up the outside of all of us. The footage also contains some very colourful language. I might have to store it under X rated.
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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 22:19

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 22:19
I have been looking at dash cams on the net for some time now. Didn't want to spend $600, but wasn't happy with the $99 stuff either. After much head scratching, I have ordered the new generation of the 0805/0806 cameras. The 0826 GPS Ambarella A7, $156 delivered. From all the reviews and youtube videos I have found, it seems to be a bit above the mid-range dash cams and has fairly good night recording. I will find out soon enough... and I will attempt to report my results back here.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 23:16

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 23:16
I have that as my front dash cam - basically the same as the 0805 and 0806 with a couple of extra bits. Has good quality and relatively simple to use.

To view your vids easily you will need to download Registrator Viewer.Here is one of the many sides you can download from.
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