Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Good dash cams?

Hey, guys, I want to get a dash cam to record in case any incident might take place while I'm driving. I've been looking at a couple and they all range very drastically in price and I have no idea what I'm doing. all I want is one that will be good enough to capture the incident, license plates, and faces fairly clearly. IDC about any other features. my budget is $100 or less. a back cam would be nice as well but not necessary. if its around that price but a lot better don't be afraid to suggest it. Thanks for any help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Consider the weather where you live, and whether or not it's important for it to record when the car is off (ie. if your car is parked and bumped in to by someone else).

There are 2 types of cameras, one with a battery (lithium ion) and one with capacitors.
The battery cameras are good if you want it to record while the vehicle is off via motion sensor or G sensor (some cameras have this function), however the batteries do degrade over time and can suffer issues in hot environments - don't forget a car parked in the sun can easily reached 50C inside. Batteries can also under-perform in cold weather. Most of the really cheap chinese dash cams will use a battery.

 

The ones with capacitors don't suffer the same battery degradation, and are more reliable in adverse weather (extremely hot or cold climates). Only downside is they won't record if the car is off (don't hold enough charge) and they tend to be a little bit more expensive.

 

Been using my current camera now for a couple of years, so I'm pretty out of touch with what is decent these days. Just watch some youtube reviews of the cameras you're looking at and some example/test footage of the camera to see how it performs.

 

Avoid the cheap, unbranded Chinese stuff on eBay.

CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Consider the weather where you live, and whether or not it's important for it to record when the car is off (ie. if your car is parked and bumped in to by someone else).

There are 2 types of cameras, one with a battery (lithium ion) and one with capacitors.
The battery cameras are good if you want it to record while the vehicle is off via motion sensor or G sensor (some cameras have this function), however the batteries do degrade over time and can suffer issues in hot environments - don't forget a car parked in the sun can easily reached 50C inside. Batteries can also under-perform in cold weather. Most of the really cheap chinese dash cams will use a battery.

 

The ones with capacitors don't suffer the same battery degradation, and are more reliable in adverse weather (extremely hot or cold climates). Only downside is they won't record if the car is off (don't hold enough charge) and they tend to be a little bit more expensive.

 

Been using my current camera now for a couple of years, so I'm pretty out of touch with what is decent these days. Just watch some youtube reviews of the cameras you're looking at and some example/test footage of the camera to see how it performs.

 

Avoid the cheap, unbranded Chinese stuff on eBay.

 

16 minutes ago, timl132 said:

 

Is this a good choice? https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B01EX8ATKK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538947583&sr=8-3&keywords=Blacksys+CH-100B

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Blackvue Dash cams and have found them to be very reliable.

COMMUNITY STANDARDS   |   TECH NEWS POSTING GUIDELINES   |   FORUM STAFF

LTT Folding Users Tips, Tricks and FAQ   |   F@H & BOINC Badge Request   |   F@H Contribution    My Rig   |   Project Steamroller

 

Spoiler

  

 

 

Character is like a Tree and Reputation like its Shadow. The Shadow is what we think of it; The Tree is the Real thing.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Reputation is a Lifetime to create but seconds to destroy.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.  ~ Winston Churchill

Docendo discimus - "to teach is to learn"

 

I am a StarCitizen are you? My ships: Aegis Eclipse, Aegis Sabre, Aegis Gladius, Aopoa Nox, KI P52 Merlin, KI P72 Archimedes and the RSI Constellation Aquila.

 

My phones are a Samsung Note 20 and a Samsung S9+

 

🇺🇸   About Myself:   https://linustechtips.com/main/profile/229093-sansvarnic/?tab=field_core_pfield_46   🇺🇸

 

 CHRISTIAN MEMBER 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×