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Hey guys, based on my recent hit-and-run incident, I have been seriously contemplating getting a dash-cam. However, I have started to think more about this. First off, how many currently

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, based on my recent hit-and-run incident, I have been seriously contemplating getting a dash-cam.

However, I have started to think more about this.

First off, how many currently use a dash cam?
- battery operated?
- motion detect?
- does it connect to AUX power?

Second, what about dual cameras that record interior/exterior?
-I was worried about people potentially breaking into the car, not that it has ever happened but it is something in the back of my mind
-what about people who would ding/dent the car and run away??

Third, would you recommend something that is an all-in-one?
http://www.amazon.com/WickedHD-WCD-5...ual+camera+car

Interior/Exterior, rear view camera too.
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I have a Blackvue 500GW:
http://www.amazon.com/BlackVue-Wi-Fi.../dp/B00B4E9764

This cam has a parking mode which idles when you car is off. (Goes sleep mode) and turns back on and record when they detect a shadow or movement. This is a feature that is included but can only be used if you hardwire it to your car.

TIP: If you have a dashcam only for the front of your car, when you park. Park backwards when available. No point in parking front inward when you get swipped from behind and dont see who hits you.

Furthermore, this dashcam is REALLY HD. I see everything crispy clear and you can also have live streaming as well as download your recordings.
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i use a hero2
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I use a a118c. Fits flush to the windshield and very compact. Day time recording is excellent, night time recording is good.
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what about memory consumption? Will it recycle the space based on storage or is it something I need to manually do?

Thanks for the inputs!
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for hero2 i need to delete the files, i think, does not write over like dash cams usually do.
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I put dash cams in all my family's cars. I have G1Ws mounted in two cars and currently use a GoPro as a dash cam in my Z, but am about to get a dedicated dash cam.





This G1W has been really easy to use and convenient. Also takes great quality video and audio. Its funny looking at recordings and hearing our stupid conversations and me cussing at other drivers. Besides being entertaining I think its a great relatively cheap purchase that could really come in handy.
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dats a lot of stuff on the glass there..
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always been interested in getting one. always get to see cool videos from other people having them and uploading them.
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I have a DOD LS430W. Pretty decent, low light auto settings kinda blow. Having gps and speed info on video is helpful in case someone likes to lie about when, where and how an accident happened. If I had to buy again I might check out the blackvue models.
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I also have GW1c in my wifes car. I agree it takes great video ans is pretty inexpensive, however the connection between the mount and the camera is pretty flimsy. It does not come off when driving, but will detach if you try to make adjustments with any tension on the rotator ball thingy.
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I also have the G1W and it works great. It's currently selling for $53 on Amazon. Be carefule with cold weather, though. If it gets too cold, it will need time to warm up before working. I had one stop working after dropping down to below 0 temperatures, but the company sent me a new one within a couple days.
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I use a a118c. Fits flush to the windshield and very compact. Day time recording is excellent, night time recording is good.
I would like to see a picture of that one installed in your car if you have time thanks
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