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    Cheap in car camera (HD would be nice)

    Hi,

    I am looking for a cheap in car camera, one where I can mount (somewhere in my stripped out shell) that can give good decent recording (HD would be nice) so I can get some decent videos up of in car acceleration.

    Seen a few cheap ones about, but wondering if anyone has experience of using the cheap ones, quality of video, not affected too much from the cabin vibrating/shaking etc

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    I ran with an ebay camera for a year or so, sound was naff so I modified it by adding a plug and socket for an external mic. Think the whole thing including mic stood me for £25. Pic was pretty reasonable but the date on it couldn't be changed and it always said 2008.

    Went Go-Pro last year, huge difference in both picture and sound. If you can stretch the funds get one. Some good deals to be had on the Hero 2 as the Hero 3 has been released

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranoco View Post
    I ran with an ebay camera for a year or so, sound was naff so I modified it by adding a plug and socket for an external mic. Think the whole thing including mic stood me for £25. Pic was pretty reasonable but the date on it couldn't be changed and it always said 2008.

    Went Go-Pro last year, huge difference in both picture and sound. If you can stretch the funds get one. Some good deals to be had on the Hero 2 as the Hero 3 has been released
    I thought go pro's would be well out of my price range, but I am looking at 2nd hand ones on ebay at the moment, and quite surprised how cheap go pro's with in car mounts
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    Make sure you get an external mic for it as the standard mic is terrible. If you get a Hero2 that is..

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    Take a look at ASN's very own purpose-built forum on this subject. Click here
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    Been searching online for a few hours now, looking at reviews etc and found this

    In Car Dashboard Camera 1080P Vehicle Dash Board Black Box HD Video Cam SD DVR | eBay

    and a review here

    GS8000L - 1080p Car Dash Camera Recorder - Unboxing and Test Quality Review - YouTube

    looks very good for what it is, with little distortion and this guy was pushing it hard at times with his stripped out Mazda turbo
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    I use a Blackvue DR380, can't recommend it too highly, plus it's neat and discreet. The one in the eBay link you posted looks monstrous
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    I use a Blackvue DR380, can't recommend it too highly, plus it's neat and discreet. The one in the eBay link you posted looks monstrous
    the blackvue is £200+
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiebennett81 View Post
    the blackvue is £200+
    And worth every penny; it's a first rate piece of kit.

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    I've got this one at the moment
    2.0" LCD Dual Lens Car Vehicle HD DVR Camera Video Recorder Camcorder G-sensor | eBay

    I've had it about a year, the one I have has good quality video both day & night and i like the screen! you can see what your recording, however there are some sellers on ebay selling the same model that are really bad quality videos..... I guess I got lucky! but if it ever goes faulty I'd think about getting a Blackvue

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    Getting a phone mount for my windscreen to record videos, may not be best quality but most cost effective especially if you don't plan on using it much.

 

 

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