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Dash Camera Discussion & Recommendations

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notenoughsleep wrote: Thinkware U1000. Getting installed next week
May I ask what price you paid ?
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djemzine wrote: May I ask what price you paid ?
From blackboxmycar on their BF sale: $549 + 7% off discount code
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gabe3366 wrote: Thoughts on the A119 V3 vs A129 PLUS?

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SRQH4R7/ref ... 8FbHMHWYK2

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08GG4S2QW/ref ... 8FbZPWVED6

Or anything better for ~200 or under? Don't need rear camera, don't care about gps, wifi, parking modes etc... Just need good video and audio quality.

Sony IMX415/Novatek 96670 combo

$73 shipped ( 15 days free return from delivery date ). The imx415 is superior. Just remember to return it like new to get your refund.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001 ... hweb201603_


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gabe3366 wrote: Thoughts on the A119 V3 vs A129 PLUS?

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SRQH4R7/ref ... 8FbHMHWYK2

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08GG4S2QW/ref ... 8FbZPWVED6

Or anything better for ~200 or under? Don't need rear camera, don't care about gps, wifi, parking modes etc... Just need good video and audio quality.
Might be OT but A139 is about to come out/Is out might be worth a wait to see if the older models drop in price.
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iSimple wrote: Might be OT but A139 is about to come out/Is out might be worth a wait to see if the older models drop in price.
Very intriguing, I see this one had a mic input which not a lot of cams seem to have.
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gabe3366 wrote: Very intriguing, I see this one had a mic input which not a lot of cams seem to have.
Yeah according to Viofo:
The A139 not only records a clear image, the built in microphone also captures high clarity sound. It also supports the use of an external microphone that can be positioned more optimally, maybe to record conversations during police traffic stops or other incidents and potentially record police misconduct.
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$270 US for three channels. Not bad. Don't really care much about the mic input though, unless I a get into making movies or something.
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shabby wrote: Any of these imx415 cameras with wifi?
The "D530" ( branded as Jomise on Amazon, Jado in Japan and Vvcar on AliExpress )

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K3DubEU wrote: Where can I find more reviews on this camera with the imx415 sensor. Is this the only seller that sells it?
I think none so far (a recent release) . That seller has a free return option ( within 15 days of delivery ). The Vvcar/Jomise/Jado D530 has a lot of reviews on Youtube.
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shabby wrote: I've looked into that one but some reviews pointed to the screen getting too hot to touch.
The power consumption rate in 4k is 2x that of 1080p. The D530 is available since August in the US and Japan (Japan can get really hot in the summer) and none of the negative reviews mention heat related problems ( bad images, OS crashes ...)
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There is a dashcam using the Sony IMX382 Exmor RS ( high speed sensor w/ a huge unit cell size of 3.50 μm ) but currently unavailable. It should be good at catching moving plates ( a selling point).

The IMX382

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