Dash cam, who has them?

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  1. RedBlooded

    RedBlooded Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about buying a dash cam. Anyone currently have one they recommend? Has anyone gotten use out of one?
     
  2. chuckd4735

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    I got one after an accident in a parking lot that I was not able to prove fault on. The one I have is cheap and kind of sucks, so I wouldn't recommend it. I honestly wonder how long it will be before car makers start making this an option in cars.
     
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  3. aauummm

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    Yes, I had a lady back into me while I was parked. Caught it beautifully on the dash cam. I have one in each of my three vehicles. Garmin has them built into the back of their GPS units, That's pretty slick.
     
  4. dmclone

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    I don't have one but everything I hear is to make sure they record for a certain amount of time after you turn off your car. This makes sense for accidents and being pulled over by the police.
     
  5. ISUAlum2002

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    Really like my Rexing V1. Moderately priced, great video quality (rear cam not as great, but doesn't need to be), and it records audio inside the car.

    If you get it, be sure to get a memory card with at least 90fps upload speed. Any less and it won't work well while using the rear cam in addition to front. I can post a couple of vids from it when I get home tonight.
     
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  6. isufbcurt

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    When I'm not texting I just hold my phone up and record
     
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  7. keepngoal

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    We have one, and usually keep it with the RV. FYI: they record audio too.... surprised us as we played one of the looped videos back.

    I plan on buying one for the Van and the teenagers car.
     
  8. Clonehomer

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    I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I've been looking at the Anker cameras. I've like everything I've bought from them so far.

     
  9. isufbcurt

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    So serious question. Why do you want this in your car? Just for insurance in case there's an accident and you can prove it wasn't your fault?
     
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  10. benman82

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    I have a dash cam and I think of it as a one time insurance cost. It lets me avoid a he said she said situation, and costs less than $200. Mine doesn't pick up license plates unless I drive really close to the other car but I don't think that many cameras can pick them up any better. Make sure you watch a Youtube video on whatever model you're thinking of before you buy it. You should also know that there's two types of batteries in dash cams, regular batteries and capacitors. Capacitors have a much better life expectancy in the heat, and batteries are typically cheaper. I also looked for one that has a detachable cord and charges through usb so that I won't have to replace the whole thing if just the cord goes bad. There's always a good deal on this website, and I bought mine through one of their deal posts: https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?src=SearchBarV2&q=dash+cam&searcharea=deals&searchin=first

    Edit: Mine picks up audio inside the car, so I could just speak a plate number if I can see it.
     
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  11. Farnsworth

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    If this were reddit I'd say to capture anything funny/unexpected and reap the sweet benefit of meaningless internet points.
     
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  12. Stewo

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    As far as who has them, apparently everyone in Russia.
     
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  13. mramseyISU

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    My 2016 Tacoma has a factory mount for a go-pro in it so I'd say that day isn't far off.
     
  14. dmclone

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    That is sweet. Do they also include a plug-in nearby?
     
  15. mramseyISU

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    No you have to figure out the wire routing if you want to run it off anything but the battery in the camera.
     
  16. BoxsterCy

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    Dude, we have a huge car "Video Gap" with the Russians in posting YouTube car cam crash videos. We need to close this gap!
     
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  17. k123

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    Is this a clever CIA ruse to find out where the Russians are lurking?!?
     
  18. dmclone

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    Here is why you need a dash cam. What a waste if you couldn't put it on facebook.

     
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  19. Doc

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  20. CloneinWDSM

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    No

    Why? I’m not Russian.
     

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