Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:47 AM
What would be a good dashcam mount that you could recommend me? I want one that is permanent (screws into my dashboard). My car is old and not of much value, so I don't mind drilling holes to make sure the mount holds.
Do any of you use a dashcam? If so, what kind do you use, and would you recommend it to others?
Have any of you caught anything interesting on camera while driving? Feel free to share anything you have.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:02 AM
Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:42 PM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:00 AM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:24 AM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:56 AM
|QUOTE (fatal1ty619 @ Monday, Jul 29 2013, 00:24)|
|Well, a Drift HD is the best choice for a helmet cam, but I'm not going to strive for a motorcycle anytime soon, need to get a real job first. I might get a bike while I'm off to college, but that's at least a year down the road...|
Yeah I feel you. I got mine extra cheap, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten one. I paid 80 bucks for it after winning a bid on Ebay. Then I paid another 20 bucks buying a battery for it. Good luck finding a camera dude, and always know it's not a MUST HAVE item so it can wait.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:00 AM
This is my dashboard. As you can see, it is pretty awkward, and isn't very good for mounting anything. However, the flat area on the passenger side would be the best platform to mount anything. I want a mount that could be screwed in right there, which would let my phone camera sit high enough to clear the bottom of the windshield. But I can't really find anything that would be good enough...
Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:22 AM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:35 AM
|QUOTE (ryuclan @ Monday, Jul 29 2013, 02:22)|
|You're not going to find a permanent mount for a cell phone. Also using your phone as a dash cam is going to get annoying. You'll have to keep erasing old videos.|
I've no issue with that. A 32 GB MicroSD card would suffice for me, and I have no problem backing up videos on my computer each night. I would still have to erase old videos anyway if recorded on a regular dashcam...
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:28 AM
It doesn't have time stamps or anything, but it mounts easily. I just have an adhesive mount on the dashboard.
I can corner very hard, put my foot to the floor or jump on the brakes and the camera stays perfectly still.
1080p and wide angle means I catch a lot.
I have caught a few stupid drivers, I ran into the back of a boat, but didn't have the camera on. I was extremely pissed because later that day I wasn't sure the trailer even had working brake lights on it.
I have been meaning to get a dedicated dashcam, but haven't got around to it. More important things to buy.
Posted A week ago Edited by Zyo, A week ago.
Yeah its kind of an old topic, but I didn't think it appropriate to start a new one.
I am looking at dashcams today. A friend of mine recommended the Mivue 568 - (£179)
Any of the guys here invested in something like this recently? The Mivue has a few interesting features, speed camera locations ect.
Specifically I want one with a motion detector (after a vandalism incident in my driveway recently). Good quality recording is important too.
Not too bothered about budget. I will happily spend £100 or a bit more for the right item.
Lukas LK7900 looks good, but is a little more expensive
Blackvue DR500, impressive features but way more pricey.
Quite interested in the basic Mivue 508 system - Much cheaper at £79
The DVR-027 seems to be pretty highly regarded, and reasonably priced
My probem with it right now seems to be finding a reliable supplier. There are a lot of fakes floating about.
Posted 2 days ago
I wouldn't go for something expensive tbh, expensive dash cams are just signs saying "break this window and grab me". Sure you could put it away every time you aren't using it but if you're in a hurry and you don't set it up and someone reverses into your car claiming you ran into the back of them... Well you're SoL.
I'd look at something cheap, after all, it only needs to capture a face or just a registration plate. It's not like it's hard to come by cheap cameras that will do the job.
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