Dash Camera suggestions

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  1. I am wanting to get a Dash Camera for the car and would like suggestions. I would prefer one that is small and out of the way. Atlanta traffic can be unforgiving and I want documentation if an accident happens.
     
  2. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
    This is what I have:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VKNQ4EC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I mount it right behind the rear view mirror. There are many options, it comes down to what kind of protection you want. There are g sensors and other options. Keep in mind, when it says WiFi, it doesn't mean that the camera connects to your wifi network where you can access it, its an ad hoc connection. So you'll find yourself disconnecting from your wifi and connecting to the camera itself in order to access its media. It all just depends on your budget and a lot of other factors like if you want to replace your mirror, etc. There are some which are powered by capacitors, less issues with heat. And there are those with internal batteries so they can be removed and used as a normal camera for a few minutes during an accident.
     
  3. Bought all the components for this setup: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1184659

    Tested the dashcam, have the mirror covers and bought the Power Magic Pro for wiring to the fuses, but I'll wait till spring to do the full install. Car is going away to storage soon anyways.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Corporal

    248
    Colorado
    Silver 2013 335is 6MT
    I use a GoPro, but to be honest it isn't a very good dashcam setup. I just use it because I also use the camera on my motorbike and other hobbies, so it makes sense to have just one. Plus, 780p? What is this 1991? I prefer 4k.
     
  5. @zero2sixtyZ That is just way too much for me right now. It looks awesome but I have way too many other projects.
     
  6. Euro venom

    Euro venom Specialist Girl Club

    This is what I use. BMW advanced Car Eye. Front and rear camera with gps.
     

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  7. flexbrah

    flexbrah Lurker

    23
    I got the A119c after reading up on dashcamtalk. Seemed like the best bang for my buck and its been working great -- haven't had any heat related failures like my last dash cam (that had lithium battery instead of capacitor) and I've been meaning to hardwire the dash cam but haven't had the time
     
  8. Agreed, but once installed it should be seamless. I can vouch the video quality is good, and hope to finish the install come spring.
     
  9. I was intrigued by the waylens that I kept seeing adds for on YouTube. It's has an obd plug that records some data that can be put on screen in your vids but I think just for traffic incidents it would be a little expensive and unnecessary
     
  10. Danksies

    Danksies Corporal

    Wish I saw this thread when I bought my Blackvue dr650s-2ch on a group buy site (originally $450 MSRP, group buy for $250) couple weeks ago. If you shop around you can still find some good deals. Finally comes in tomorrow, can't wait!
     
  11. LessIsMore

    LessIsMore Lurker

    20
    09 535i
    Have a couple of these in the garage, one for each of our primary vehicles, but have not installed. At the time I bought almost 2 year sago, was best combo of size, resolution, view angle, functions, and price.
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  12. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
    Hmm. Do any of you have the BMW sun shade? If these can 'quick disconnect' then maybe I'll consider giving my dashcam to my girlfriend and buying a new one.
     
  13. Danksies

    Danksies Corporal

    I don't have the sun shade but my blackvue dr650s 2-ch can be disconnected and taken off the mount fairly easily and should leave ample room between the windshield sun shade. Just make sure you clean your glass properly before installing the adhesive pads. Those things stick better than gum in hair. I actually pulled off the pads like 3 times when i installed my cam, got it a little dirty, just wiped it off a little and stuck it on. Been waiting almost a year for it to fall off. Did once shortly after, but i just stuck it back and hasn't fell again lmao
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    Even bought more just in case, but never needed to use them.
    http://a.co/9boYPHc
    - Amazon - PITTASOFT 5 Pieces 5 x BLACKVUE Mount Double Side Tape Sticker
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2017
  14. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
    If I were buying a dashcam now, this one has promise. It not only does 360, and will turn on when the car is off to record movements, but it will record constantly while the car is on also.

     
  15. BQTuning

    BQTuning Specialist Vendor

    50
    E89 Z4 35i 6MT M Sport
    im sold on this
     
  16. BMWE92_Harry

    BMWE92_Harry Private

    41
    N54 E92
    How much is this? Pretty cool!
     

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