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Debbie
04-12-12, 09:58 AM
Hi all,

I dont know if I have come to the right place but I am thinking of buying a car camera to video bad drivers. I keep my mobile with me and can take pictures if I ever needed to - but I have been reading about car cameras and they seem to be just what I need.

Does anyone have any experience of them? I googled and found this forum related to buying advice but it may be that it is more related to photography. Anyway I am interested in that too and have a Cannon EOS 400 - so I may hang around for advice on that aswell!!!!


:)
Debs.

wave
04-12-12, 04:34 PM
i do hope you are not driving at the same time. not sure about video cameras but you could upgrade your 400d to 650 that has video

graham_c
04-12-12, 05:13 PM
Hi Debbie Welcome to the forum
Up till 15 mins ago I didn't know anything about these cameras.

From the little I've read on them . you want to be looking for one that has front and rear views, GPS , can function in all lighting. Hope this helps... Graham

Debbie
04-12-12, 05:17 PM
Wave thankyou for your reply.

To be honest - yes - I am driving at the same time.

Apparently there is a whole world of car driving video cameras out there and they are legal because its sticks to the window. Like these (http://www.carcamwarehouse.com) you can see you dont hold them.
There are also some on sale on ebay and amazon and ive seen some taxi drivers using them - so this made me think they are legal to use when driving.

But there are so many - I was hoping someone had used one. Im not really certain that putting a large camera like a cannon in the car would work. TBH my cannon eos is a bit old - but I paid a fortune for it and its a bit of my pride and joy gadget wise. :)

I have the long lens for it for zooming in 90-300 and that is the bees knees - I am digressing. But no even if I upgraded the 400 I wouldnt think if wanting to put such an expensive camera in the car really.

One of these little ones looks good for the job - just which one.
:confused:

wave
05-12-12, 07:12 AM
i just googled car cameras and there are a lot of them out there but i am not sure they will reduce insurance costs as some claim. i can see they might help in accidents, but as they are digital who knows if they will be allowed as evidence

Ynot
25-03-14, 08:42 AM
Great topic, I'd get a 1080p one, perhaps with some led lighting for low-visibility environment. I'm probably also gonna look for those that record front and something like a fish-eye looking back, so that it would pick-up whatever is going on in the cabin + behind the car. Parking monitor is nice, but watch your battery. G-sensor is okay too, but it has to be disableable and customizable. The one I have right now is downright annoying. Even at the lowest sensitivity is marks way too many files as 'read only' due to some g-sensor event and quickly fills up the whole card with those, forcing me to format the card manually since otherwise it would stop recording.

hartley353
25-03-14, 09:30 AM
Last year a lady came out from a side road and struck the side of my car, in her statement she denied all liability. Luckily I was able to find CCTV images that showed the event on a Civil camera. Her insurers have chosen to ignore this evidence, and now it must go to County Court. Don't put to much faith in cameras.