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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

Hi Guys,

 

So I recently tried out a new dashcam. As it was free (due to a few arguments to be had on ebay) I gave it a whirl and can report the following, without the negative impact of saying I have bought a cheapo cam, when in fact I have been given one!

 

So, I bought this initially: http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

It was advertised as having rear cam, remote control, HD and all that jazz, and it disappointed on most levels, so having complained I got my money back!

 

The specs on paper look good. But, the camera is poor quality and is quite blurry. You can read signs and lamposts, as long as you are within about 1 - 2 feet of them.

 

It claims the following:

 

Full 720P recording - check the quality on the linked video for yourself!

Loop Recording - This will be tested enroute home tonight I suspect

G Sensor - Not yet tested, but I will bounce it off the floor and see how it reacts.

Motion Detection - It has got this, but its not great, I was driving down the motorway and it stopped recording because there was no movement in front of me, seems that the trees around me just blur into one!

 

So Heres the video:

 

 

I will also later try and post the same footage but taken from my current camera the GS8000L to compare the difference!

 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

What video format does it record in?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

"This video is private"  ;)



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

Not working James.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

AVI is the only format it records in.

 

Apologies guys, didnt realise it had logged as private :| that was stupid!

 

Its been one of those days as my GS was inadvertently formatted and I lost the comparison video. Then work was just.... yeah.... travel was a pain in the backside and I am still shattered from screamy little people last night! so its been a long day!

 

Anyway, video is public now, I will also try and get some vid's tomorrow for a side by side comparison.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for the follow up James.

 

I notice they have since changed the item description and removed the rear cam and remote details.

 

Not having used a cam before, I'd have thought the picture doesn't look too bad.

 

If there was a bump would that be enough or would the numberplate need to be clearly visible too?



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:59 PM

AVI is the only format it records in.

 

Apologies guys, didnt realise it had logged as private :| that was stupid!

 

Its been one of those days as my GS was inadvertently formatted and I lost the comparison video. Then work was just.... yeah.... travel was a pain in the backside and I am still shattered from screamy little people last night! so its been a long day!

 

Anyway, video is public now, I will also try and get some vid's tomorrow for a side by side comparison.

Ahh - the so called "fake" camera lol

I've yet to hear anyone say anything good about the AVI version of those cameras!!  

I really must remember to upload a shot from mine lol (MOV format)



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:19 AM

to be honest the footage itself is beneficial because it still shows the events of what happened. The number plates can be seen quite clearly when they are close so if someone hit you you would like catch the plate, if they were to drive off for example, you could shout the number plate out loud so you have a record of it.

 

Anything is better than nothing, and to be fair, maybe its the fact I am used to the 1080p on my GS, the footage isnt crystal but its not that bad either I guess!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:00 AM

A lot of the negative reviews I've read are to do with the camera working sporadically and not lasting more than a few weeks.

 

They use a cheaper chipset that isn't really up to the job, which explains the problems



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:29 AM

you could shout the number plate out loud so you have a record of it.

I think I would be shouting alot more than just the number plate, which would probably make it inadmissible as evidence :lol:



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

haha, you could do a bit of bleepage! :P to be fair, you only need the footage - the video file itself is whats important, you dont need to have sound.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

More videos:

 

So here is the footage from my GS -

 

 

And here is two seperate minutes from the same drive but through the i1000

 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Ok the GS picture quality is better, but with the i1000 you can still read the number plates on the near side with the i1000. So overall a reasonable buy :)

 

This was interesting reading

 

http://dashcamtalk.com/i1000-f70/



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Just looked at your GS footage , thats pretty clear I'm surprised. You may want to check the date settings though, according to the video you'll film that tomorrow morning around 8am :)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Jeebo actually drives a Delorian, and he got up to 88mph at 9pm tonight to go back to 8am tomorrow morning JUST to record that for us, because he was such an amazing guy back in September next year



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