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DUI Elite
12-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Hey guys, I noticed a good number of members on here have pretty good dash cam setups, and I wanted to ask, what are some of the better dash cams to use?

I have 0 experience in the technology, and would greatly appreciate somewhere to start.

I made a dash cam mount, its just the camera that I need. I can't just run my digital camera cuz it'll

1) fill up on memory
2) run out of battery.

I've heard of units that will erase the oldest clip while recording a new one, and I guess something like this would work best for me. I'd mainly use it for highway trips in case of LEOs and on cruises with car buddies.

Of the actual mount (PLEASE IGNORE THE COBRA. LOL I TOOK THIS PIC 2 YEARS AGO. I HAVE SINCE BOUGHT AN ESCORT. AND THE SH!TTY PAINT. )
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk79/Elitephoto_bucket/0813091154.jpg
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk79/Elitephoto_bucket/0812091222.jpg

and the view from where the camera can sit
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk79/Elitephoto_bucket/DSC02420.jpg
As you can see, i have the mount setup so I can have a front and back mounted camera if i want..

stano0098
12-10-2010, 02:01 PM
Do I see a cobra?!!!!!

SteadySpeedin
12-10-2010, 02:13 PM
Do I see a cobra?!!!!!
Roflz

I use a Sony Handycam CX-150, and it has great quality. Check out some of my youtube vids.

aa2033
12-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Do I see a cobra?!!!!!
Roflz

I use a Sony Handycam CX-150, and it has great quality. Check out some of my youtube vids.

I use the same thing. I love it. it has vibration reduction, so it smooths out shaking. my passenger seat back vibrates, but you cant even tell in the videos

its not cheap though

it does 1080p, and its 16 gig internal flash memory, with up to 32gig on a flash stick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_5qcy4ekrs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDz6mTJpjQI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wmTjUUU_Zk

I've messed with the settings since i took these videos, but i haven't had any encounters to show the difference.

should look even better.

Woodscolby
12-10-2010, 05:13 PM
I use a JVC Everio with 120GB built in HDD and a Sony Cybershot W290. The JVC for long trips, the Sony for short.


Unrelated but why do you have your Facebook page as your avatar aa2033? haha

NormSky
12-10-2010, 05:42 PM
Do the bells hanging from the rear view mirror serve as a tuning fork for radar? :)

chriskohtc
12-10-2010, 06:34 PM
I'm considering a GoPro HD camera, mounted on the windshield. Been looking at the ContourHD also, but its a tad pricey.

Sandman76
12-11-2010, 03:19 AM
I'm considering a GoPro HD camera, mounted on the windshield. Been looking at the ContourHD also, but its a tad pricey.

I just bought a GoPro 960 HD for the boy for his Skateboarding etc. I figured a GoPro would be nice in the truck as well. Compact and good quality.

category4
12-11-2010, 06:30 AM
I use a Sony DCR-SR40 as well as this in the Vette http://www.raceoptics.com/evohds.php. I run this camera in the truck and will be adding it to the Caddy as well http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/voyager-car-camera-gps-logger.html.

stano0098
12-11-2010, 10:08 AM
I'm considering a GoPro HD camera, mounted on the windshield. Been looking at the ContourHD also, but its a tad pricey.

I had a GoPro Camera it was the first non HD one. I had no complaints about it but i also had to buy about 3-4 pairs of AAA rechargeable batteries and 2-3 2gig SD cards.

DUI Elite
12-11-2010, 12:13 PM
Do the bells hanging from the rear view mirror serve as a tuning fork for radar? :)

haha well arent you cultured. jk its a religious thing - Om (like the meditation kind) - but thank you for some ideas guys, sounds like I'll need to save up a bit if I want a more dedicated dash cam..

and LOL yes its a cobra, but trust me, I've grown out of that phase.