Dashcams: my pick of eBay

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Dashcams: my pick of eBay

Post by rwb » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:01 pm


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Post by Rolebama » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:11 pm

On your list I bought the first one on your Under £50 list. However, for £36and some change, i got one with a rear camera as well. It is very good when it works. It breaks the journey up into 10min segments, and occasionally, I get an "Unable to read data" message from my player in the laptop. To be honest, I don't think I could recommend this one.
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Post by rwb » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:12 pm

Conspicuous by their absence are mini 0803 and mini 0805. Couldn't find any in the UK, and start at about £65.

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Post by jonsowman » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:23 pm

This place has the 0803, 0805, and (to be launched soon) 0806: http://www.carcamerashop.co.uk/mini-0805.html

They're not in your price brackets though!

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Post by jonsowman » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:07 pm

As promised. Be sure to switch YouTube to 1080p HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiT5v7bCJJk

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Post by FarmerPug » Sun May 31, 2015 9:31 pm

The Mini 0803 is a great dash cam purely because of its compact dimensions, it sits up behind the passenger mirror and from the drivers seat i cant see it, from the outside its very inconspicuous, a lot of other dash cams especially ones that use a suction mount seem to take a lot of space on the windscreen and my attract thieves who might think its a sat nav. Although a suction mount may be good if the camera is to move between cars.

The 0803 and 0805 are priecy but the mini 720p dashcams that are the same basic shape as the 0803 but wihtout the display are still good for their price.

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Post by steve_earwig » Sun May 31, 2015 10:00 pm

My 0801 fell off again, damn sun :( It was fine all winter but the sticky just can't handle the sun shining on it. I really don't want to glue it on but I think it might come to that.
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Post by PeterN » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:13 pm

jonsowman wrote:As promised. Be sure to switch YouTube to 1080p HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiT5v7bCJJk

Day video to come.
Excellent pictures especially compared to most of the Russian videos. Could you do us another one involving an accident. :wink:

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Post by Welly » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:40 pm

steve_earwig wrote:My 0801 fell off again, damn sun :( It was fine all winter but the sticky just can't handle the sun shining on it. I really don't want to glue it on but I think it might come to that.
What about using some black glazing silicone sealant? it'll remain slightly flexible but can be cheese-wired off and the surplus scraped away if need be.
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Post by jonsowman » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:09 pm

PeterN wrote:Excellent pictures especially compared to most of the Russian videos. Could you do us another one involving an accident. :wink:

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Post by rwb » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:22 am

I can't make out the registration number on the Zafira at 0:25 or on that thing that was front when it stops at the lights at 0:56, and that's watching in HD on a HD desktop monitor. Can anyone else? Or am I missing the point?

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Post by Welly » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:14 am

The number plates look blurred-out or they're just 'bright' and the cam can't pick up the lettering. Good point though as it's an important factor at night (being able to capture plates) maybe the rain didn't help matters.
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Post by jonsowman » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:07 am

Agreed, it's not fantastic. It was quite a cheap one though. It's not great at being able to read reg plates except in bright clear conditions.

The mini 0805 and 0806 seem to be even better but are a bit more expensive.
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