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Old 03-27-2018, 10:36 AM
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Can anyone recommend a cheap but good dash cam?
Seen zillions on Fleabay etc and am now completely baffled. Only want something simple.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:56 AM
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I have bought this one from Amazon:
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I have done a hard wire from the fuse box, it now turns on with the ignition. The quality is good being 1080.
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I used a A118 'Wedge' cam in both mine, reason being it fits very close to the windscreen behind the mirror and doesn't dangle down on show like a lot of others. Always starts up and records in seconds and if it gets a large shock it saves the recording to a locked folder so it can't be deleted.

I bought another recently, £48 in UK stock. Review here - Techmoan - Techmoan - The A118 / B40 Wedge Dashcam Review
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+1 except the A118 has now been superceded by the A119
here for £79.99 on Amazon here for £79.99 on Amazon
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A micro SD card, wiring kit and a polarising lens cover will take you to a tiny bit more than £100.
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Hmm my MioMivue wasn't much more than that and it got me £50 off the Aygo insurance.
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Thanks guys, but cheap for me is under £25!
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This is deal of the day on Amazon. No idea about how good it is, though:
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You can get apps to put on your smart phone that utilise the phone camera, gps, etc to double up as a dash cam. By all accounts some of them appear to be very good and come in at well under £25
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Originally Posted by Heinz '57 View Post
Thanks guys, but cheap for me is under £25!
The problem is the cheap ones are a false economy. They will either fail, the batteries will expand and fail, or the camera quality is rubbish so you can't work out numberplates (especially at night) rendering it useless anyway.

My friend has had multiple cheap ones and they have all failed. Considering a dashcam could be the difference between a fault claim and a no-fault claim, which is a good £500+ different, surely spending £200 on a dashcam isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things? Especially considering the car itself is worth £6000+...

Now if you were debating a £200 dashcam on a £300 car I would understand your desire to go for sub £25....
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What Riknos says is sensible advice. I don't have any dashcams but do have a helmet cam on my bike

i bought a cheap one, it was awful and a waste of time/space

I binned it and bought a better one albeit not silly expensive. I wanted something small for that but didn't want a 4k/£400 job

You really want 60fps HD as a min



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