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KardioKate

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Hello to the good folk of PH.

I'm looking at acquiring a dash cam. I'm not looking at spending much - as little as possible ideally. Just something so I can get some feedback on my driving in the AD forum!

Any experiences with certain makes?

Thany Manks.

Toilet Duck

768 posts

73 months

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With out an exact budget specified, I don't know if this falls within your as "little as possible" criteria, but its ideal:

motorsport dash cam

KardioKate

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Toilet Duck said:
With out an exact budget specified, I don't know if this falls within your as "little as possible" criteria, but its ideal:

motorsport dash cam
I don't think there was any need for that, considering dash cams are available from £15+

mat777

5,805 posts

48 months

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Many of us use these as helmet cams when karting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MD80-Mini-DV-DVR-Sports-...

KardioKate

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mat777 said:
Many of us use these as helmet cams when karting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MD80-Mini-DV-DVR-Sports-...
Thanks - that's right at the lower end of things. Do you know of any youtube videos taken with one of these?
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PIGINAWIG

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How long do you wish to record for? High definition? Roadhawk are very good and reliable - they also plot your speed and map your journey 'live' on google maps when you download.

Plenty of youtube videos and all links available on their website: www.roadhawk.co.uk

Pricey though......

wolfie1978

162 posts

52 months

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KardioKate said:
Thanks - that's right at the lower end of things. Do you know of any youtube videos taken with one of these?
If you look lower down the ebay page it has a video taken with the camera

KardioKate

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wolfie1978 said:
If you look lower down the ebay page it has a video taken with the camera
Doh - should have opened my eyes.

mgtony

2,054 posts

78 months

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Toilet Duck said:
With out an exact budget specified, I don't know if this falls within your as "little as possible" criteria, but its ideal:

motorsport dash cam
That lokks a bit Mickey Mouse. silly

NiceCupOfTea

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139 months

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wolfie1978 said:
KardioKate said:
Thanks - that's right at the lower end of things. Do you know of any youtube videos taken with one of these?
If you look lower down the ebay page it has a video taken with the camera
They look rather good.

Couple of questions - are they wide angled enough for car recording - either mounted on a headrest or on the dash? Also, do they record whilst charging? One more, once the card is full can you get it to write over again from the start, or is there a way of wiping the microSD card in situ?

I'm looking for a simple cheap portable (between cars) dash cam recorder, this looks pretty good!

RizzoTheRat

11,841 posts

80 months

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MD80 at 640x480
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brsZmCZTRns

GoPro at 1280x720
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48q01uj31NM

The MD80 costs next to nothing and is perfectly good if you just want a bit of footage to watch back and see what heppened, The GoPro however is in a different league, and now they've brought out a new HD Hero 2 the older HD Hero like mine has got a lot cheaper.

james_tigerwoods

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redstu

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I had an md80 clone. Quality was ok when it worked , but I wouldnt bother with one. Probably better off getting an android phone and an app. Someone recently posted about how they did that.

I have used my phone and got decent results but it took a lot of battery power.

matthias73

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I would vote for the GO PRO.

The new one costs a fair bit but is well worth it, the old one is decent but costs less.
You can buy additional mounts for bumpers ect, might make for interesting videos

thetapeworm

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I've got an MD80 clone and a Roadhawk but the quality of both is a little disappointing. I was considering the Drift HD:

http://driftinnovation.com/drift-hd-action-camera/

It seems to be a nice all-in-one.

NiceCupOfTea

23,032 posts

139 months

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GoPro & Drift HD both look great, but are 2-300 quid. Looking for something on a more modest budget...

Bolognese

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112 months

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I was looking into getting a go pro hero 2. The marketing video on you tube is very impressive.

It would be nice to attach it to my bumper for some exhaust shots too biggrin

RizzoTheRat

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You can get the original GoPro hero for not much over £150 if you hunt around, and if you plan to use it lots they are about the best quality for the money.

The MD80's are are as cheap as chips though if you don't mind the lower quality.
http://www.buyandfun.com/en-gbp/md80-mini-dv-dvr-s...

NiceCupOfTea

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SturdyHSV

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Thinking outside the box, but still inside the 'budget' box...

Could you not just mount your presumably video recording capable phone and record a video that way?

Can get a suitable mount that doesn't block the camera, and job's jobbed.
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