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    Thinking of getting one.
    What features should we look out for ?
    Any good recommendation ?

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    Blackvue or something like that?

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    Either Blackvue or Finevu. Definitely get a camera with G-sensor so it knows not to overwrite the recording upon impact. As well as battery discharge protection since you would want to keep it running while you are not in the car as well.

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    I use ITB-500. I read that Blackvue tends to suffer from overheating. Not sure about now but I know it did in the past.

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    Try not to get those very cheap self claim HD recording. Some although stated HD, but the video recorded not clear. Especially at night, cant see what the vehicle nos even it very near.
    Blackvue look quite gd, but price bit on high side to me.
    I using marbella (the gps) brand, the latest model (think MX6) night shot look decent. They have model which the camera is integrated at the back of the gps (2in1)

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    Install front and back....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Thinking of getting one.
    What features should we look out for ?
    Any good recommendation ?

    Not sure if this is a right forum to post this.
    Please remove if this is not allowed to discuss here.
    important features
    1) Don't melt when the car is park under the hot sun
    2) Can take clear picture at night since many accidents happen at night
    3) Wide angle
    4) Many people feel that the back camera may not be necessary because the car that hit you at the back is always at fault.
    However, if the car at fault decided not to compensate you and run off, at least the back camera can capture his licence plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    important features
    1) Don't melt when the car is park under the hot sun
    2) Can take clear picture at night since many accidents happen at night
    3) Wide angle
    4) Many people feel that the back camera may not be necessary because the car that hit you at the back is always at fault.
    However, if the car at fault decided not to compensate you and run off, at least the back camera can capture his licence plate.
    Cars are forward moving. If the impact is strong enough to activate the G sensor, then the rear license plate will be captured.

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    I am still looking for a more valid reason to install a rear camera as will need to run cable to the back. The only one I can think of is to see whether got pretty drivers tailing me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Thinking of getting one.
    What features should we look out for ?
    Any good recommendation ?
    You can buy Blackvue from Qoo10 but will need to flash the firmware from Korean to English and do not get firmware upgrade support. And if you are thinking of getting the power magic pro as well, then buy from local agents who can install for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post

    I am still looking for a more valid reason to install a rear camera as will need to run cable to the back. The only one I can think of is to see whether got pretty drivers tailing me.
    A rear camera can ensure that your wife is not tailing you when you go out and meet your mistress
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post

    A rear camera can ensure that your wife is not tailing you when you go out and meet your mistress
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    I'm also interested to install cam in my car. But I'm looking at installing front n back.
    Can I install those cctv cam which house or shops used? Or I need to buy those meant for cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaokenphotos
    I'm also interested to install cam in my car. But I'm looking at installing front n back.
    Can I install those cctv cam which house or shops used? Or I need to buy those meant for cars?
    Most shops/house CCTV still need to get a recorder. Else will only just camera with nth to record. Have those that use memory card which only record short hr, so most shop/house use recorder.
    May not withstand the heat also, and also need enough power source etc.
    But some of in car cam may not even withstand the "baking" under the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huatman View Post

    Most shops/house CCTV still need to get a recorder. Else will only just camera with nth to record. Have those that use memory card which only record short hr, so most shop/house use recorder.
    May not withstand the heat also, and also need enough power source etc.
    But some of in car cam may not even withstand the "baking" under the sun.
    Hmm.. Thanks.
    I mostly park under the sun. May need to consider a good one which can withstand the heat.

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