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Recomendations for dash cams

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by fireturk41, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    Can anybody recommend any good dash cams? im looking for one i can hardwire to come on and off with the ignition and that has decent image quality, I can mount it either in or out of the vehicle.

    Due to a recent wreck where i got screwed over due to a crooked cop and realising how stupid people are on the road today ( dummy rolled a stop sign, then saw me coming so he just stopped in the middle of the intersection) i want to install a camera in both of my vehicles


    any suggestions are welcome, thanks
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Ask the "crooked cop" where he got his Eagle Eye system.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Thought about this, but which way will your cam be pointing? If you get rear-ended or broadsided, the a forward-facing cam won't catch it, even with a wide-angle lens.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    is a rear facing cam really necessary? or a side-facing one?

    I would think that more often than not, a front facing cam would "protect" against fraudulent accidents more so than any other... I doubt many of us would use the side of our car or our back ends to cause an accident.
     
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    toward the front, my biggest issue is with he said she said cases

    like in this pic posted below, I claimed the other driver merged into my driverside fender and caused the accident, other driver claimed i rear ended her with the passanger side of my truck, i had a witness that said my story was true but couldnt testify due to graduating from the same school as me....and the officer in question and i have a not so good relation, i got the ticket and was found at fault...but a dash cam tells no lies and is an unbiased witness.
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    oh and maineah I didnt mean to come off as bashing police officers, I am good friends with plenty of them. However you occasionally get a few bad apples in every profession.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    No offence taken we hear it all the time it's all in how one looks at the situation. You might look at Police auctions I really have no ideal if they sell the old systems or not I'm sure sitting in a closet at some PD there are old tape driven cameras it very nice stuff so a new system is going to be big bucks they are all electronic now and the cameras record front and rear with sound. What you might look into are helmet/race car cams they are pretty reasonable.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    If you want to do this on the cheap, and with good quality, why not something like a GOPro. The older HD or 720p models are pretty cheap, and mounts for cars are very common.
     
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