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Let's see those dash cameras please!
« January 12, 2019, 04:27:08 »
Hiya everyone, I haven't really tested the breaks properly on my car until this AM when some woman on a 'suicide mission' decided to pull straight out in front of me  :-[ - . I am pleased to report they where bloody great and just got me out of it  :goodjob:

Made me think, I should really think about a dash cam for my new pride and joy. I would want it hard wiring and as invisible as possible behind the rear view mirror.

So I thought I'd ask. What you got and any pics to share?


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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #1 : January 12, 2019, 05:15:32 »
Mine is very basic Navi8tor model, Alan Ho and Craigb and a few others have gone into it pretty seriously and posted a fair bit of info in a few threads. If you don't get a lot of feedback I'll try and add some topic links in the next day or two.
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« Reply #2 : January 12, 2019, 05:40:31 »
Mine is very basic Navi8tor model, Alan Ho and Craigb and a few others have gone into it pretty seriously and posted a fair bit of info in a few threads. If you don't get a lot of feedback I'll try and add some topic links in the next day or two.

You sir are a true gent! :)
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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #3 : January 12, 2019, 07:22:06 »
I have recently installed a VIOFO A129 DUO camera which is excellent

It fits tight to the windscreen and hides behind the mirror as viewed by the driver.

The rear camera is also very compact and is connected by a cable to the front camera which records both videos on an SD card.

This is my post on the UK KIA forum which will give you more information

:link: Installing VIOFO Duo Dash Cams into My Niro - Kia Owners Club Forums


I highly recommend it

:link: Dash Cam VIOFO A129 Duo Dual Full HD 1080P with Sony: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics


A note of caution whichever Dash Cam you buy. Fit a circular polarising filter to the lens especially the front camera. It prevents reflections of the dashboard spoiling the video image.

Also buy a suitable SD card. Standard high speed SD cards have a short life because they are being constantly over-written. Even Sandisk high speed cards have a poor life.
I use the VIOFO recommended Transcend 128 GB High Endurance card.  In the long run buying an expensive high endurance card is an investment because they are reliable and will last much longer than high speed cards.
CraigB is really the guru on this subject. Hopefully he will add his recommendation.
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« Reply #4 : January 12, 2019, 07:34:51 »
Thanks Alan, looks good. Had not realised about lens filter, makes perfect sense and that's really great advice! Cheers ....  :D
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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #5 : January 12, 2019, 07:42:07 »
Thanks Alan, looks good. Had not realised about lens filter, makes perfect sense and that's really great advice! Cheers ....  :D

I didn't see your post and have just edited mine - so take another look.
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« Reply #6 : January 12, 2019, 10:44:14 »
I got the blackvue 750 duals installed. Bit pricey but i got them on sale. The quality is really good. Fortunately I did not have used them yet for an accident.
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« Reply #7 : January 12, 2019, 12:23:29 »
Definitely not a cheap cam though I like my 4K Blackvue DR900s :link: BlackVue DR900S-1CH Dash Cam - BlackVue Australia I cant see it at all behind the mirror and if it wasn't talking to me now and again I would totally forget it's there, night time footage could be a little better though day time footage is unmatched, support is good.

All settings are done via the phone app, I can watch the video replays and update camera firmware wirelessly via smart phone, download evidence to the phone, all footage can also be uploaded to the cloud for sharing/viewing wherever you may be.

Street Guardian :link: SGGCX2PRO | DashCamTalk would have to be one of the best cameras on the market in the wedge form with undoubtedly the best support of any brand, a bonus with Street Guardian is they even supply the CPL filter as standard.


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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #8 : January 13, 2019, 00:58:42 »
This is the one I have been using since getting my I30 available from quite a few different places and a few different accessory options
Mini 0906 Dual HD 1080P Car Dash Camera
Developers website
Has worked without a hitch.

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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #9 : January 13, 2019, 02:11:34 »
Definitely not a cheap cam though I like my 4K Blackvue DR900s :link: BlackVue DR900S-1CH Dash Cam - BlackVue Australia I cant see it at all behind the mirror and if it wasn't talking to me now and again I would totally forget it's there, night time footage could be a little better though day time footage is unmatched, support is good.

All settings are done via the phone app, I can watch the video replays and update camera firmware wirelessly via smart phone, download evidence to the phone, all footage can also be uploaded to the cloud for sharing/viewing wherever you may be.

Street Guardian :link: SGGCX2PRO | DashCamTalk would have to be one of the best cameras on the market in the wedge form with undoubtedly the best support of any brand, a bonus with Street Guardian is they even supply the CPL filter as standard.
              The Street Guardian gets my vote as well. Has terrific after sales service as well.  :goodjob2:
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« Reply #10 : January 13, 2019, 03:10:25 »
Our Santa has Schneider cameras.  SR790 at front (can't remember the rear), great system.
Download & alter settings by connecting via wi-fi from the unit. That's the hardest part to remember. Auto driving /parking / impact modes with great pics and sound. Talks to you when modes change  and tells you the time. Lane departure,  collision warning, night mode, etc.
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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #11 : January 13, 2019, 04:29:31 »
I bought birthday boy @CraigB ‘s mini0806. It’s mounted nice and high between the windscreen and mirror, so much so that it looks like it’s part of the mirror. There are lots of reviews all over the net. :victory:
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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #12 : January 13, 2019, 06:27:45 »
Great response guys. Thanks for being so helpful to a new member.  :victory:
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Re: Let's see those dash cameras please!
« Reply #13 : January 16, 2019, 08:46:11 »
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for your help and advise. I have installed my DashCam today and although I am sure I may have made some unusual decisions (especially with grounding cable location) I am happy with the install.

You are all great and thanks again.

I'll put a post up on my install shortly.
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