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Let's talk dash cams!

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Binglebong · 18/09/2020 00:47

Due to local crash for cash I've realised I need to get a dash cam. I've been inundated with advice and am now completely lost! Can anyone advise on good models?

Key points are (I'm told): gps, single unit with front and rear camera, and motion sensor. And I'm adding in cheap!

I won't be able to read this until tomorrow so please don't think I'm ignoring any questions. And thank you a LOT.

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WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat · 18/09/2020 04:06

A single unit will record what's going on the front of your car and mainly the inside of your car (great for taxis) not what's happening behind your car. You really need a separate rear camera for that.

Image quality is important (you need to-be able to read registration plates) and as usual 'quality' and 'cheap' rarely go together.

I had a cheap one (£30ish) and it didn't always save the recording which made it pretty pointless really. So I bought a more expensive 'Nextbase' one. (£120+)

There is a chap called 'techmoan' on YouTube who reviews technical stuff, including dashcams, you could trying looking at what he says.

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Binglebong · 18/09/2020 14:38

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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MrsGarethSouthgate · 18/09/2020 16:01

I am also interested in a system with separate front and rear cameras if anyone can recommend a particular type?

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Binglebong · 19/09/2020 21:03

Bump

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MrsGarethSouthgate · 20/09/2020 14:33

One more bump for Sunday afternoon dashcam aficionados 😊

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Clickncollect · 20/09/2020 14:58

Joining in the bump brigade as this is on my to-do list to sort out for my own car. I’ve only got as far as the Halfords website so far which seemed to be £499 for front and rear but will research further!

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DGRossetti · 20/09/2020 15:50

I have a Nextbase Duo which seems to capture rear OK. It's a single unit.

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MrsGarethSouthgate · 20/09/2020 15:56

@Clickncollect Ooh, that sounds pricey 😖 Which one was it?

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WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat · 20/09/2020 16:01

@DGRossetti
That's interesting, I have a nextbase that can take a rear camera plugged in on the side but I was led to believe it was had restrictive rear view.. So ignore my first post - i shall investigate further...

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filka · 20/09/2020 16:14

I bought this dual camera:
<a class="break-all" href="https://smile.[[//amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075T8H9XJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?psc=1&ie=UTF8&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21" rel="nofollow noindex" target="_blank">https://amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075T8H9XJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21]]
and this for the GPS link:
<a class="break-all" href="https://smile.[[//amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B071L875GC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?psc=1&ie=UTF8&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21" rel="nofollow noindex" target="_blank">https://amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B071L875GC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21]]

Quality seems good, even though my rear window is dark. It records sound inside the car (optional) so it hears all the music you play and every time you swear at another motorist.

You can have it connected before (i.e. always on) or after the ignition, but if before then you need another widget to stop the battery running down, which wasn't expensive.

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Oblomov20 · 20/09/2020 16:38

Watching. I too want one.

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Binglebong · 20/09/2020 20:54

That link didn't work Filka, would you mind reposting it? Thanks

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