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    • Mimi Arc en ciel
    • By Mimi Arc en ciel 21st Sep 17, 6:54 AM
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    Dashcam?
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    • 21st Sep 17, 6:54 AM
    Dashcam? 21st Sep 17 at 6:54 AM
    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend me a (cheap) dashcam? I'm clueless 😔

    Thank you
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 21st Sep 17, 9:43 AM
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    Viofo A119S generally a very good dash cam
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 21st Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 9:59 AM
    Have you tried all the Dashcam threads in Motoring - there's even a sticky!
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 21st Sep 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 10:37 AM
    Define cheap, what's your budget?
    • Debran
    • By Debran 21st Sep 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 12:27 PM
    "Which?" have an article in this month's magazine on dash cams. There were four best buys and all were by Nextbase, ranging from 62 to 139.

    The camera with the highest score (72%) was Nextbase In-Car-Cam 312GW Deluxe at 89. I'm going to buy one.

    There are 11 "don't buy" dash cams listed on the page, ranging in price from 15 to 250 and one of these is also a Nextbase at 159. It's unusual to find more don't buys than best buys in a Which? report.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 21st Sep 17, 12:40 PM
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    I second Next Base, very good

    Dont even consider a basic cheap unreliable one

    I bought a 30 effort from ebay, its now in the bin!


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 21-09-2017 at 12:42 PM.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 21st Sep 17, 12:51 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 12:51 PM
    I second Next Base, very good

    Dont even consider a basic cheap unreliable one

    I bought a 30 effort from ebay, its now in the bin!


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Funny, I use an SJCAM SJ4000 for 40, it's now 5+ years old, it's had a new lens (dropped it 3.50) and a new battery (7), but it's still going.

    The only reason i'd change is to get a front/rear setup.
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    • missile
    • By missile 21st Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 1:29 PM
    Cheapest is rarely the best buy

    What options do you need?
    Why do you want a dash cam?

    I wanted hard wire install, good low light video and continuous recording whilst parked options. I purchased Thinkware F770 front and F750 rear after my car was damaged whilst parked.

    Last week my car was damaged again whilst parked. The woman drove off after hitting my car. I was able to supply dash cam footage to my insurer and the Police. Hopefully, she will be prosecuted for failing to report.
    Last edited by missile; 21-09-2017 at 3:40 PM.
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    • paperking
    • By paperking 25th Sep 17, 10:12 AM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 10:12 AM
    Sebikam is great. I have used it for 3 months and everything goes fine. What surprised me is the suction cup, as well as it's large screen.
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 25th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
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    Been using one of these for 9 months - cheap and really good quality video https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01E6M084A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 25th Sep 17, 10:33 PM
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    Been using one of these for 9 months - cheap and really good quality video https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01E6M084A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 26th Sep 17, 8:59 AM
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    Check the Amazon reviews and here http://www.dashcamguru.com/reviews/toguard-mini-full-hd-dash-cam-review/
    • slinga
    • By slinga 26th Sep 17, 11:06 AM
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    Cheapest is rarely the best buy

    What options do you need?
    Why do you want a dash cam?

    I wanted hard wire install, good low light video and continuous recording whilst parked options. I purchased Thinkware F770 front and F750 rear after my car was damaged whilst parked.

    Last week my car was damaged again whilst parked. The woman drove off after hitting my car. I was able to supply dash cam footage to my insurer and the Police. Hopefully, she will be prosecuted for failing to report.
    Originally posted by missile
    I've got the F750 front and rear.
    It's got a function where it shuts down at a main battery voltage you can specify so that you don't try to start your car one morning and nothing happens.

    I don't use my car much, just 4000 miles a year max so this function is useful to me.

    It has many other functions which I don't use though.
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    • missile
    • By missile 26th Sep 17, 12:59 PM
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    I've got the F750 front and rear.
    It's got a function where it shuts down at a main battery voltage you can specify so that you don't try to start your car one morning and nothing happens.

    I don't use my car much, just 4000 miles a year max so this function is useful to me.

    It has many other functions which I don't use though.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Good choice
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