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All of the Dash Cam discussions in one thread.....

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by csuviper, Jun 29, 2018.

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What Dash Cam do you use that you are extremely happy with?

  1. AUBBC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Blackvue

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Blueskysea

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  4. Cobra

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  5. Conbrov

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  6. DDPai

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. DOD

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  8. G90 Ambarella

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  9. Garmin

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  10. Genius

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  11. Goluk T3

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  12. Mini

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  13. Mobius

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  14. NSV

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  15. Street Guardian

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  16. Thinkware

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  17. Vantrue N2 Pro

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  18. VIOFO A119S

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  19. Xiaomi Mijia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. YI

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  1. Jun 29, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    Really want to purchase a dash cam soon so i have been searching through the threads. This thread is only to have one quick spot to find them all.
    Last updated on June 29, 2018

    Dash cams
    Blackvue Dash Cameras
    2 Channel Dash Cam
    Best all around dash cam
    Why you need dash cam with parking mode
    Remote start dash cam
    Power a dash cam from overhead console
    NSV auto dash cam
    Dash cam mounts
    Dash cams anyone running them
    Blackvue dash cameras
    Dash cam genius dvr fhd590 installation and review
    Dash cam compilation videos
    Anyone have a dash camera
    Dash cams
    Dash Cam Pros and Cons


    Other resources:
    https://dashboardcamerareviews.com/
    https://dashcamtalk.com/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/comments/7vc5tf/best_dashcam_to_get_2018/


    List of dash cams mentioned on the forum:
    1. APEMAN
    2. AUBBC
    3. BlackVue DR650S
    4. Blackvue DR750S
    5. Blueskysea B1W
    6. Chupad D501
    7. Cobra CDR 840
    8. Conbrov DC6000
    9. DDPai M6 Plus
    10. DDPai Mini 2
    11. DOD LS370W
    12. DOD LS460W
    13. G90 Ambarella A7LA30
    14. Garmin 45
    15. Garmin 55
    16. Garmin 65
    17. Genius DVR-FHD590
    18. Goluk T3
    19. KDLINKS
    20. Mini 0807
    21. Mini 0906
    22. Mobius
    23. Mobius Mini
    24. Mobius2
    25. NSV
    26. Owl
    27. Rexing V1
    28. Street Guardian SG9665GC
    29. ThiEYE T5e 4K
    30. Thinkware F750
    31. Thinkware F770
    32. Vantrue N2 Pro
    33. Viofo A118-C
    34. Viofo A119c
    35. VIOFO A119S
    36. VIOFO A119S V2
    37. Xiaomi Mijia
    38. YI
     
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  2. Jun 29, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    RitcheyRch

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    I too have been looking for one for my vanpool van. Been leaning towards the Garmin 55 although the other riders think it's too expensive.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    LlamaResistance

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    Thinkware F800 here. The wifi to smartphone interface is useful for reviewing an incident but the startup notifications are a bit annoying. Video quality is excellent and helped alot when someone ran into me back in March. Will probably add a rear camera in the shell at some point soon, would have made it alot easier to catch the guy that hit me since he was in a rental vehicle and not the driver that rented it.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    BuckWallace

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    You should throw the Rexing V1 on there. It seems to be a pretty popular lower-cost option and gets really good reviews. I'm between that and the Garmin 55...
     
  5. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    Netmonkey

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    after reading the reviews of others here, I installed a Garmin 55 and I am very happy with it.
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    I will look into that one as well. I cannot justify the cost of the Garmin 55 for a vanpool van but would for my own personal vehicle.

     
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  7. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    This “random” guy on reddit knows his stuff depending on your budget and what features you want.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/comments/7vc5tf/best_dashcam_to_get_2018/

    The tricky part is for those of us with the full slide down rear window (I jammed a Yi in the corner, pics in one of our threads posted up). I’ve also seen some of us wedge a dashcam bracket in the overhead.
     
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  8. Jun 29, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    OP is a n00b. Should have used re-directs instead of long links. :blahblah:
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    B737

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    Here is a write up with photos of the VIOFO install on my 2015. (there are lots of guides like these on the forums for our trucks)

    I have the VIOFO A119 and have been happy with it. I liked it so much I bought two, and installed on another of my DD's. i forget its there, nothing to fuss with. biggest draw back, no rear monitoring which prob is what matters the most.
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Agrees your truck is the second best colour

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Most of us are n00bs. :anonymous:

    Good job, [OP], asking what we all need to know! :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    To everyone using a Kenwood head unit, have you tried the Kenwood DRV-N520. I'm not interested in the forward collision, lane departure, and departure delay warnings, just how it works as an actual dash cam.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    pkl

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    I just picked up the new Viofo A129. I believe it's the same sensor as the A119S but you get both a front and rear camera... I just need to figure out where to mount both. I have the stupid TSS bulge to the right of my rear view where you placed your front camera. As for the rear, it's sliding so that's another issue...
     
  13. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    4x4_Angel

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    :popcorn: so my mom got me a dash cam for my truck for Christmas.... but I would like to have a dash cam in the rear also.


    This is what she got me...

    15323935222231148642832.jpg
     
  14. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    I got this one for my other car but not sure if I want to put it in the Tundra. Dual cameras and parking mode.

    20180723_212454.jpg

    Maybe I'll get another one.
     
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  15. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    4x4_Angel

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    Parking mode?
     
  16. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Mine has it too. You can record while in park for the time you choose. Great for parking and let it record should someone bump into you.
     
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  17. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Recording while you parked.
     
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  18. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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  19. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....

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    Oh i need this working downtown!
     
  20. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    There is also Blacksys
    https://www.amazon.com/BlackSys-CH-...ds=blacksys+dash+cam&psc=1&smid=AQXDPQN3LTP6G
     
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  21. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    It's a must have to catch hit-and-runs.
     
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  22. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    4x4_Angel

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    Yeah I've been hit while at work and came out to a big dent in my fender (exes car).
     
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  23. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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  25. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I got hit-and-run on my first day at the new job. Good thing my dashcam was running.
    https://youtu.be/_UvnjdKzlw8
     
  26. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    :annoyed: Would throat punch someone!
     
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  27. Jul 23, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Still don’t know which to get. So many choices. Don’t want to spend too much.
     
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  28. Jul 23, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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  29. Jul 23, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    BuckWallace

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    Honestly, I'd just check out the Amazon daily deals and wait for one of the cheap Chinese dashcams to drop below $50. I've seen the SpyTec/Viofo A119 pretty cheap on there before and it gets pretty good reviews. I bought a Rexing V1 3rd Gen (to match my 3rd gen Tundra, of course :anonymous:) and it works great, but I kind of wish I spent a little less on a different one. Once you get it all hooked up you kind of just forget about it. Unless you like to watch your boring drives you'll really only watch the footage if you get in an accident or something crazy/hilarious happens. I'll be getting a cheap Chinese cam for my wife's car here shortly.

    You can hardly tell mine is there...

    20180723_202836.jpg
    20180723_202747.jpg
     
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  30. Jul 23, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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