I have finally bought myself a dashcam and i am very pleased with my purchase.
The camera is called Mobius ActionCam and it's a multifunction action cam, one of those function is being a dashcam and it does this rather well, infact it does it better than that anything else for the price.
The camera cost £41 and it can be purchased here
I highly recommend if anyone buying this camera purchase from the above link (Seller eletoponline365) The camera is made and sold by this specific seller from Hong Kong with the lowest price anywhere. (delivery takes 1 week)
Lets get down to what this camera is and some of it's features.
1080p full HD recording
720p HD recording
H.264AVC1 .MOV files
SD card slot upto 32GB
Plug and play for windows
Live TV out whilst recording
Data transfer from camera
80mins real life recording on battery
And much more although i will only mention features relevant to car cams as this camera can be hooked upto remote control planes, motorbikes etc, it's an action cam!
and it looks like this
This is what comes with the camera (Plus a multifunction USB, TV out adaptor cable not in photo)
Here it what it looks like in person and how small it is, as you can see compared to my keyfob it is indeed a very small camera so is the mount. The Camera does not have a viewfinder like some of the other cameras others have chosen, i specifically went for a cam without a viewfinder for it's compact size and quality.
Now i must admit at first i was worried setting up the camera would be difficult without a viewfinder although that is not a problem, the mobius actioncam can be used as a webcam therefore plugging it into your laptop will give you a view whilst setting up in the car but i am pleased to say that will not be necessary, the camera wide view is great any almost any position pointing straight will be perfect every time.
I am truly impressed with the compact size of this unit! it's barely visible from outside of the car and wiring it up is simple, since the cam has no viewfinder, no settings can be changed via the camera itself, you have to connect it to your computer, download the software here http://www.mytempfil...bius/index.html and change whatever you need, out the box it will work just fine although for a car settings must be made for the best quality videos and auto start recording, the software is simple and it works, there is no drama no errors no bs, just plug it in, and run the software.
I must stress to anyone thinking about this camera, it does not come with any mounts suitable for a car, hence the price, the mounts, and there are several available, all sold separately, there is a suction cup mount and a sticky back mount, i bought the sticky back mount for permanently fixing it to myself windscreen +plus it is slightly smaller than a suction cup mount.
Mounts cost under £3
Instructions on how to hard wire this dash cam can be found here http://www.fordowner...guides sections
Links to parts for hard wiring below (Thanks to Higgsy)
3Meter DC 12V-24V to 5V 3A Right Angled 90 Degree Mini USB Power Converter Cable http://www.ebay.com/itm/130978719862
Mini Blade Fuse Piggyback Kit http://www.ebay.co.u...8643401&afsrc=1
3A Mini Blade Fuse Set http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c6eba4851