I know there have been a few threads on cameras in recent weeks but please bear with me.
This one seems to tick most of the boxes for me - discrete and simple
There are a GPS versions but I don't see the point - I know where I was if I ever need to review any footage. The first one looks great, but would bebetter if available from a UK seller in the event of being sent a dud.
The main question I have is whether anyone has thought of connecting the power to the map lights console no the roof near the rear view mirror, rather than having to take the cables around the windscreen to the power plug? If I disconected the bulb and connected in the camera, and set the switch to permanently on would this work? I think the light goes off a certain time after switching the engine off and locking the door, but thats no different (or even better) than a cig lighter plug that is switched by the ignition - it will keep recording a few minutes longer but no chance of the draining the battery. What do you guys think, would this work?
GPS isn't so much for knowing where you are (it'll be pretty obvious where you are at any time just by looking at the footage) but if it knows where you are, it also knows how fast you were going. So perfect for if someone hits you and then tries to claim you were speeding.
I have no idea if you suggestion will work but a much simpler idea would be to connect it up to the radio ignition live.