Dash Cam advice

soup

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Thought I’d post a dedicated thread to the topic as it’s pretty specialised these days.

I’m looking for a quality dashcam that excels at night.

Typically with the new truck driving job, I encounter between 50-200 roos per night, and I have to avoid hitting at least 5 - 20. I’m looking for something that shows what I have to deal with if I have an insurance issue.

What are the best night dash cams out there? I’m happy to spend decent money on the right product as it could save me paying the excess. It needs to be PnP as I’ll be hooking it up ad-lib.
 
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Porthoz

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Thought I’d post a dedicated thread to the topic as it’s pretty specialised these days.

I’m looking for a quality dashcam that excels at night.

Typically with the new truck driving job, I encounter between 50-200 roos per night, and I have to avoid hitting at least 5 - 20. I’m looking for something that shows what I have to deal with if I have an insurance issue.

What are the best night dash cams out there? I’m happy to spend decent money on the right product as it could save me paying the excess. It needs to be PnP as I’ll be hooking it up ad-lib.
I am really happy with my Blackvue DR750. It's definitely a very expensive model with front and rearview camera, but its resolution and stability make a huge difference when you need detail both day and night, like identifying a rego for example (you'd be surprised how many cams just blur everything).

It has saved my hide once before on the motorway when I hit a board that flew off a ute in front of me and broke my front spoiler. The video was used as evidence against the driver of the ute and my excess was waived, paying the cam...
 

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ningnangnong ningnangnong would have something to contribute here.

Honestly, I know nothing but I wouldn't mind picking up a budget option some point if I can find a way to wire it that doesn't annoy me.
 

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ningnangnong ningnangnong would have something to contribute here.

Honestly, I know nothing but I wouldn't mind picking up a budget option some point if I can find a way to wire it that doesn't annoy me.
Run it inside the roof lining and down the a pillar trim, and into the fuse box as needed.
 

soup

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ningnangnong ningnangnong would have something to contribute here.

Honestly, I know nothing but I wouldn't mind picking up a budget option some point if I can find a way to wire it that doesn't annoy me.
Yeah, this one is gonna need to not be wired in, battery operated or USB/cig lighter.
 

soup

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I am really happy with my Blackvue DR750. It's definitely a very expensive model with front and rearview camera, but its resolution and stability make a huge difference when you need detail both day and night, like identifying a rego for example (you'd be surprised how many cams just blur everything).

It has saved my hide once before on the motorway when I hit a board that flew off a ute in front of me and broke my front spoiler. The video was used as evidence against the driver of the ute and my excess was waived, paying the cam...
Thanks mate, I hear they are the ducks nuts. I’ll look into it.
I have a Thinkware F750. Does it's job.
Cheers mate. Haven’t heard of this one.
 

soup

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ningnangnong ningnangnong would have something to contribute here.

Honestly, I know nothing but I wouldn't mind picking up a budget option some point if I can find a way to wire it that doesn't annoy me.
I’ve been looking at the xiaomi dashcams. I’m just not sure yet.
 

ningnangnong

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ningnangnong ningnangnong would have something to contribute here.

Honestly, I know nothing but I wouldn't mind picking up a budget option some point if I can find a way to wire it that doesn't annoy me.
The Viofo A119 has served me well for ages now - I've had it for 2-3 years roughly, and that's included five days a week doing a 3.5 hour round trip for a good portion of that time. They've updated it since, and have also released another iteration - the A129, which is conveniently on sale now - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/484889.

To compare quality of the dashcams, I'd check out Techmoan on YouTube. Really, really good reviewer, and knows his stuff. Always has example videos and all that, plus a good overiew of the positives/negatives with each piece of equipment - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5I2hjZYiW9gZPVkvzM8_Cw

soup soup I'd make sure you get one with a capacitor, not a battery. The battery ones tend to shit it after a while in the Aussie heat... though I guess if you're mainly using it at night it should be okay. They can still be plug and play without the need for hard-wiring.
 
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