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Cheap in car camera (HD would be nice)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jamiebennett81, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    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

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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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
     
  4. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    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..
     
  6. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator
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    Take a look at ASN's very own purpose-built forum on this subject. Click here
     
  7. vivalacoulter

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    Flip Mino HD should be pretty cheap, not a bad little camera either.
     
  8. jamiebennett81

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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
     
  10. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    the blackvue is £200+ :(
     
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    And worth every penny; it's a first rate piece of kit.

    (You have PM)
     
  12. frazzeld

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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
     
  13. DieselJake

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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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