Dash Cam

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  1. g5und

    g5und Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Has anyone fitted a dash cam to their car? Having looked at plenty of reviews I think I'm set on having the Thinkware F770 front/rear camera hardwired into my new C63S Coupe.

    Only thing I'm a little unsure of is having the adhesive mount stuck to my windscreen...
     
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    Nitro Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I use Blackvue as this is most smart looking one i find. Works very well. Sticker comes of easy with a little heat from the windshield.
     
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    ph47mf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I use taiwanese made Transcend dashcam purchased off Amazon, a bit pricey and it only likes MCL flash memory cards but it's very good. Thousands of positive reviews. I especially like the night videos, it's very clear and it captures the number plate without any issues.
     
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    Done the same and works a treat also when in for service
     
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    I have the NextBase version on my wife's and the BlackVue one on mine. I can't tell any difference in the quality of the images. What I would say is the BlackVue is very discrete. A got a black marker pen on the NextBase one to black out the logo etc on the front so you can't see it from the outside. My choice would be the BlackVue but I'm not sure it warrants the extra cash.
     
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    g5und Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll take a look into the recommendations. Cheers.
     
  8. zerozero

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    Hi All
    I have the BlackVue 650 fitted it's a great cam & has built in wifi so you can view videos on your phones , Also if you have a mobile wifi hot spot you can view the dashcam from your phone over the cloud & see where you have parked your car on a map or see where the wife has gone in your car ( tut) . It also sends you a txt message if there has been an impact . so I have installed a EE mifi using a power magic unit & they are both powered 24/7 . It's the future with dashcams etc , As alittle extra I can connect my mobile to the mifi & have dab radio blue toothed on the cars head-unit . So the problem is now with dashcams they can give you extra options .

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    MC63CLK Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    WTF I'm getting old I guess !!!!
     
  10. Rashman

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    I recently bought a Prestigio 565 GPS.
    I had an earlier Prestigio model up to then but wanted something more compact.
    Saw the 565 GPS and didn't hesitate.
    Great design - similar to BlackVue.

    For the price and functions, you'd be hard pushed to find a better one, in my opinion.

    HD & Super HD
    Motion sensor
    Still camera
    Infra Red
    Mic
    GPS (can be turned on/off)
    Lane Assist
    G-sensor (adjustable)
    Speed camera detector
    Takes 64G memory cards
    Multitude of settings
    Suction mount
    Adjustable OSD
    Auto record upon starting engine.


    Also comes with software that allows you to view footage while also track movements and live data on google maps (movement, speed, G, altitude etc)
    You can also edit/cut footage.

    One thing I wanted was the ability to turn loop recording on/off, because I wanted the dash cam for road trips more than insurance purposes.
    Got some stunning footage of my road trip earlier this year.

    Prestigio's also record large, 30min segments. Not the usual 5min chunks you get with most witness cams.

    Most countries ban the use of live camera detectors etc.
    This dash cam is safe to use abroad as it does not pick up cameras by radar. It uses known data to alert of cameras, so no fear of getting it confiscated.

    Really pleased with this cam.
     

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  11. jotter22

    jotter22 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You actually stick that to your car!:eek: Carry on like that Rash and soon you will stoop to using water on it too:doh:
    would like to see the footage of your road trip though...or just the soundtrack:thumb:

    Tony.
     
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    Mr Kripling Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  13. Rashman

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    lol

    Yeah, it's up there on the screen :eek:

    But never water!

    I'm happy to have the dash cam up there.
    I want to keep a library of road trips.
    I'll see if can post up some footage.
    May have to chop own some of the footage because they are large and may exceed limit..
     
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