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Old 07-03-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Anyone know of a good, cheap dash cam solution suitable for long road trips? I found this on ebay but have my doubts about the quality:
High-Def HD 720P Dash Camera Vehicle Road DVR Video Cam: eBay Motors (item 170503158698 end time Jul-21-10 00:38:27 PDT)

I go on a lot of road trips and think it'd be neat to record a lot of the beautiful places I see, especially downtowns and historic neighborhoods.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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If you already have a camera, you might try attaching it to the dash using those velcro strips that have the sticky tape on the back.

You might also try strapping the camera to the passenger headrest.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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Anyone know of a good, cheap dash cam solution suitable for long road trips? I found this on ebay but have my doubts about the quality:
High-Def HD 720P Dash Camera Vehicle Road DVR Video Cam: eBay Motors (item 170503158698 end time Jul-21-10 00:38:27 PDT)

I go on a lot of road trips and think it'd be neat to record a lot of the beautiful places I see, especially downtowns and historic neighborhoods.
I entered the website you provided and found some of the cameras are really competitive in price. But I wonder if they are good in quality. I'm sure you have experience in choosing a good dash camera. could you give me some advice?
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Some Airport Transit Zone
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I am looking to buy a dash cam to be installed behind the rearview mirror on the windshield so that it has been hidden from my eyes. But I realize that the power cable will be visible on my windshield anyway. Is there any good wireless dash cam available on the market, the one I could charge in my car charger or at home and mount it on the windshield so that no cable was hanging down?
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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No, you tuck cable under the headliner. Then run it down along pillar A or B, whatever the cable length permits.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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iDashCam app (for iPhone) ... I use like a GoPro as I have old 3s, 4s, and 5s old phones ... Works best with large memory phones. Or you can just record video ... But then you don't get speed readout. But most wireless stuff only lasts 3-5 hours (GoPro, iPhone, etc.).

Also try here ...

https://dashcamtalk.com/
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I use the Spy Tec A118-C Dash Cam.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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I use a Thinkware X500.

X500 | THINKWARE Dash Cam

It's OK.. One thing I've noticed on it is that when viewing the videos.. The old "Objects are much closer than they appear" comes into play. I had a FedEx truck turn in front of me and I pulled the video and it didn't even look close. But, you count the lines in the road and you could see it really was close.

That one has the option for a rear camera, and has GPS on it.
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Today, I would probably get the Viofo A119 Dash Cam.
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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Yes, totally forgot. Phone apps. Set them on loop recording. Mine - forgot what it is - actually uploads vids to the cloud when on wifi. So it's not eating through phone/card memory. You can limit memory size for recordings too.
problem with them is - you have to have phone strategically located, and it's not always easy. Plus, how are you going to drive, record, talk and text while driving with phone suspended on the windshield?
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