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Reddit mentions of Rexing V1-4K Ultra HD Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD Screen, Wi-Fi, 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Supercapacitor, Mobile App, 256GB Supported
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We found 180 Reddit mentions of Rexing V1-4K Ultra HD Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD Screen, Wi-Fi, 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Supercapacitor, Mobile App, 256GB Supported. Here are the top ones.
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- ULTRA HD DISCREET DESIGN DASH CAM: Top image sensor captures beautiful 2160p video even while driving fast. Signature low-profile design allows the V1 to be a well-hidden witness to the road ahead. Supports high-endurance micro SD memory cards up to 256GB in memory size.
- 170 DEGREE ULTRA WIDE ANGLE LENS & WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE: The 7 layer glass lens opens up to capture a sweeping view of your surroundings. The superior WDR technology allows the camera to perform optimally in any lighting situation by adjusting the exposure to create balanced images and footage.
- SUPERCAPACITOR & PARKING MONITOR: The dash cam uses a supercapacitor which can withstand extreme temperatures from -20 to 176°F, that prevents the risk of overheating, extends the life span and reliability of the camera. With the parking monitor feature, the dash camera will automatically turn on and record a 20 second video when the car camera detects vibration OR select to record 24/7 by capturing frames to make a 24/7 time lapse video. Need smart hardwire kit to activate the parking mode.
- WIFI CONNECT: View, save, and share dash cam recordings wirelessly on your mobile device with the use of an app interface.
- LOOP RECORDING AND G-SENSOR: Video can be recorded in 1,2 or 3 minute intervals. When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite the oldest recordings. When the built-in gravity sensor detects a collision, the current video is locked, ensuring important footage is kept protected. Locked videos will be kept safe from being overwritten.
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If you ever get in a future accident (hope you don’t) have you figured out how you’re going to show the video? Like would you show cops the video on-scene immediately, potentially giving them hours of other video of your driving, or wait and only use it if you have to?
Edit: The “Amazon’s choice” dash cam I just looked at has an internal mic, too. So if you’re on the freeway singing or spittin’ fire along with your favorite artist (“Move, bitch, get out the way!”) when you get in an accident, they’ll hear that too. It shouldn’t matter, but keep it in mind.
> some dash cams can record even with the car off
I've got one for like $100 off Amazon that has this security feature. Quite handy for everyone imho.
Rexing V1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sGtDzbK9MTK2Q
Or if you want a cheaper option:
Pruveeo F5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KZWMGFY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ZHtDzbCFSER78
And just youtube how to hide the wires
I have a Rexing Dash Cam and I like it a lot. You just run a cable from the cam to an aux port in your car and it does everything else for you. It records on a loop, so if nothing is saved from previous driving time, it goes back and deletes that data so you don't have to worry about your SD card getting filled up. Just turn your car on and you're set.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OZ39AbBF7VJC5
I've got this one - https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE - No complaints so far. It's already paid for itself many times over, as the repairs from this one accident are shaping up to be around $5,000 and we'd still be trying to get it out of the insurance company if we didn't have that video proof.
Here is mine: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I say 100 bucks will get you well made tech.
I got this one for Christmas and it's really nice. Still waiting for something reddit worthy to happen in front of me though. Hopefully not involving me.
I've used this camera for the past two years or so. I've not had any issues and the quality is fairly good. Plugs straight into the cigarette lighter.
I also have a buddy who got this camera and he's pretty happy with it.
Pretty reliable and inexpensive.
I bought this one. It has a wide angle lens, G-sensor (saves recording in a crash) and it’s easily mounted on the windshield, also, the shape of the dash cam makes it possible to be discrete.
Edit: It’s expensive but there are other models that are cheaper but may lack some fancy features. The key is to have a dash cam, be it a $300 gizmo or a $20 Walmart special, anything will help in an incident.
An investment of around ~100 dollars plus another 40 for a fuse tap kit to use the car's power will potentially save you a plethora amount of headaches dealing with their word vs yours.
Camera is 1080p, very decent video quality
You're going to be surprised at how simple they are once you do put in some time to research them.
Mine is as simple as sticking it to the top of my windshield and plugging it in to the power. It will probably come with one of those power adapters that plugs into the circular-shaped power port (that cigarette lighter thing), but I got one of these and a long USB power cable instead, since it takes up less space and gives me an extra USB plug so I can charge whatever else.
I'd suggest this one, it's the one I have. The instructions are super easy to follow, and it has everything you need. They also have a comprehensive tutorial on their website if you need it.
You don't need to be techie to install a dashcam. You just need the dashcam and a few minutes. It must have taken me a total of 15 minutes to get my car set up with mine, and that includes the time it took to hide the wire properly.
One more note, if you are going to consider buying one. If your car gets hot while it's parked, consider getting a model that is detachable (like the one I referenced - you stick a small piece of plastic that allows the cam to clip on or off) or one that is mounted to the rear-view mirror. When your car gets hot, it softens the adhesive or suction, and the weight of the dasmcam might pull it away. In my case, the small piece of plastic is so light that it doesn't matter, I simply put it on and take it off when I need to. And if it's clamped to the mirror, the heat is a non-issue.
The Rexing V1
Tremendous reliability and great customer service.
A new model is out, featuring an in-built GPS and a rear cam, but it doesn't ship to India.
Check out the reviews on this, I got the Rexing V1. I absolutely love it.
My only complaint at all is that it occasionally doesn't record any audio, but that's pretty negligible for me really.
I save little random clips of funny shit I see all the time with the press of a single button. Couldn't be easier. And it's stealthy because it mounts right against the windshield. No suction cup mount was a HUGE part of why I chose it. Can't bounce around, way less likely to fall off, etc
EDIT: I sound like a fucking shill, how do I prove that I'm not?
If anyone is wondering which dash cam is good, I got the Rexing V1 and it works perfectly. This is the Amazon Choice for dash cams.
Literally, after setting up the dash cam, I don't need to do anything to get it to run, nothing. I usually don't touch my dash cam for weeks.
Now for the bad parts: the night recording isn't super awesome, but it is definitely enough to see what happened. Older firmware is super buggy, so make sure to get the latest firmware, which is perfect (the customer service is very responsive and awesome). After I updated my firmware, I've never had a problem with the recording or other parts of the camera. I've had it for 6 months.
Get the recommended SD cards, don't use another SanDisk card, not recommended by Rexing (here's why).
Search Rexing VP1 on amazon.
Edit: here you go.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_c5fQzbS4NFHKS
Mine only covers the front, but it’s this one:
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-tRMAb9ETTJ3N
I originally had one that covered front and back but running it all the way to the back of my car sucked, there was no way to hide the wires. You might be better off just getting one for the front and one for the back.
I bought a Rexing camera off of Amazon that has been holding up well. Link here, I have this model with an included back camera that cost me $20 more.
You can go with whatever camera you want based on personal preference and budget, but I would recommend you get one that's a capacitor model, not a battery one. The capacitor ones only last a few seconds while the car is turned off fully but that's fine, you won't have to worry about a battery dying and leaking all over your car.
Rexing V1 4K
I have this one mounted in the top-middle of my windshield. Kind of above the rear view mirror. It's great, really easy to use.
Rexing V1 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Here it is in action: https://youtu.be/By1dcrmw6e8
I recently got this one. I did several comparisons, the quality and especially wide angle was better in this one. I found it not very cheap or very expensive, just somewhere in the middle. But you can find anything based on your budget.
Though they make one that has a rear view camera as well, and at this point I wish I had gotten that version to have front and rear facing cameras.
If you're on the fence there are cheap like 20 dollar cameras that I initially bought and used for a year to get used to having one.
Basically something like this
They work decent but I REALLY like my new one, its so much better.
Yep that's what it is. Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p
I got it because when I'm driving around campus area there are pedestrians absolutely everywhere and it's always beneficial to have video proof if something happens.
Edit- Dash cams are way more useful if you can manage to wire the 12v power plug into a "switched" or "ignition switched" power. Basically you turn your car on and then the dash cam starts up automatically because it receives power. It will then run off its battery for about 5 seconds or so after power is killed. One example would be splicing into a power sunroof wire. That wire will only have power on it when the car is running and on.
The workaround to that is having to either run it off battery or manually turn it on every time and you don't want to have to do that.
Some outlets on a vehicle will be labeled if they are battery or ignition power.
Probably possible. Not sure if it would be worth it. A dash cam with motion detection and an additional battery might be enough to ease you worries. I had one installed and it makes me feel a little better.
These were taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/
Best cam recommendations
Best value Dual cams:
Budget dash cams:
Budget Dual Cams:
Yeah, the tech in dash cams is minimal by today's standards and $100 ones with wide angle lens are more than sufficient for everyone
Ive been using this one for nearly 3 years now. There are two newer models one that does 4K and another with a rear cam.
I did have a freezing issue at first but that went away when I swapped with a different sd card. I like how it attaches with double sided tape instead of a cheap clip that will break after you hit your third pothole.
/r/dashcam is a great resource as well.
I got the Rexing V1, it's pretty awesome.
I bought this one and it works great. Taking the time to hardwire it into your fuse box so it turns on and off with your car is worth the slightly extra time and effort.
I figured out my maximum budget ($100) and then got mine based on the well-reviewed ones on Amazon. At the time, I got this one:
Still happy with it (it's been a little under 2 years now).
This one seems okay
Not OP but mine is mounted the same way here you go.
This is the one I use. There are plenty of cheaper ones out there but I decided to go with this one because of:
If I buy another for my other vehicle then I'll probably spend a little more for something with better night quality.
This is my video. Glad to hear about this sub, didn't know it existed! For anyone interested, I am recording on a Rexing V1 driving in Pennsylvania. The driver's brakes were fine, he just wasn't paying attention. I was lucky enough to be checking my rearview at the right time. I didn't move further into the right lane because I was thinking that there may be someone there. Thinking back, I probably should have just hauled ass into the right lane anyways vs risk the semi driver not being that far over to the left and catching me between him and the dumb truck in front of me. My Corolla would not have fared well.
I recommend the Rexing V1. Made life so much easier when my wife was sideswiped. Make sure to get a MicroSD card too.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CZ8TAb96FEHAV
This video from Flex your Rights is pretty good. I used tips from the first section of it to get out of two speeding tickets.
The second section covers how to deal with police when they interact with you on the street and the third covers when they come to your home. Flex Your Rights has other good videos with more example situations.
It's also a good idea to invest in a dashcam, so conversations during a traffic stop can be recorded. A cop's word will trump a private citizen's, but it won't trump an audio recording. I have a Rexing V1, but have heard good things about the G1W, which is much cheaper.
I hope that helped.
I have this one, can share photos/video if requested. If I had to buy a new one it would probably be this one.
I recommend this rexing dashcam here is an accident I filmed a week after I installed it. video
Keep in mind that the video was uploaded in 720p and youtube reduces the quality. The source file is clear as day.
this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 you need a micro sd card i got the sandisk extreme 32gb https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HU3Q6F2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 you also need a usb sd card reader if your computer dosent have one built in. for that i got this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JJ1VDQK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
i did a driving test of the cam today and it seems really solid. smooth crisp video and the audio is pretty good quality as well.
its job insurance because if you get in a crash and its not your fault, you can prove that. CDL drivers are automatically assumed at fault for any crash, so proving that you werent at fault goes a long way. like for example if you plowed into someones rear end because he cut you off and then immediately braked, you'd be boned without a cam. its happened to me twice and im not about to let it happen unfilmed if it does.
I own this. Got it on sale for $70 at some point.
Cable routing is just something you have to put some time into.
I don't know too much about dash cams, but I do have this one and it is pretty good. Amazing quality overall, even at night. One thing I do have to say is to be careful with dash cams in extreme heat since they can get damaged on a hot summer day with the windows up. My Rexing did get damaged this way, but the company sent me a new one for free right away.
If you are looking into buying a dash cam, I would recommend looking at YouTube guides/reviews as well as Amazon reviews. I do recommend them to everyone though as they can be a life saver.
Just bought this one for this exact reason. Super easy to install.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Absolutely, it really depends on what you want. My first dash cam was the Rexing V1 Dash Cam. It is one of the cheapest on the market that is still very reliable. However, it only covers the front of the car. I recently upgraded to a BlackSys CH-100B. This one is a little bit more expensive, but it comes with a rear camera as well. Blacksys has an app that can connect with the built-in wifi of their cameras that allows you to change settings and review footage from your phone. If you want more information there is a subreddit devoted to dashcams. Hope this helps!
Rexing Dash Cam
Don't know your price range but here's one of the more popular ones on Amazon. Have had it for nearly a year and it's served me pretty well. Haven't had an urgent use for it yet though.
I've had it for over two years now. Still going strong.
I did not initially point out that battery would be an issue but changing batteries should solve that problem for police. This dash cam plugs in but also charges while the car is on. If you set it to run when the car is off it can do that, too.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7DZ-AbXTJHMQG
Get the dashcam. Totally worth it. I've had a Rexing V1P for about 6 months now and I don't think I'll ever drive without one again.
The Rexing V1 Basic is $50 on Amazon, and the V1 is $100, and Amazon has a 20% off coupon right now to make it $80.
Rexing V1 Basic - Amazon Smile
Rexing V1 - Amazon Smile
I have this one. In use 6 months. No problems. https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
Can’t vouch for this particular one but I’ve used this style for a bit and it tucks in nicely.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_H6OKBb54NZ2A5
A dash cam is cheap insurance.
I have my G1W permanently wired behind the rearview mirror. It's also not a bad idea to have a second one facing out the rear window.
I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE and as long as you have the right kind of SD card, it'll record on a loop. It also turns on when the car turns on, and turns off when the car turns off.
That's the one I got.
This is what I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I use this one:
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 I have this one in my outback on the passenger side right next to the eyesight. I cant even see it while driving. The adhesive strip for the cables are not as good as the mount adhesive but it came with an orange pokie thing for cable routing.
What's your range? I purchased this dashcam 2 years ago, and it's been continuing to work great for me. It has excellent video quality, is low profile (reduces risk of theft and people spotting it) and is easy to install. Honestly it gives me such peace of mind that I know that if I'm in an accident, I can prove everything I say.
This is the one I have
I've got it tucked up as high as I can get it while still being able to remove it off of its bracket if I need to. It sits behind/in front of (however you look at it) the rear view mirror. I'm constantly going through security checkpoints because of my job and it's hardly ever noticed. I think it's been spotted and mentioned twice in the year I've had it.
I just bought this after a recommendation from some of the ice sheet videos people were posting a few weeks ago after that last snow storm. You will need to buy a memory card for it
I have a Rexing V1 that works pretty well (there are some newer, fancier models as well). 1080p video and 170 degree field of view with file lengths of 3, 5, or 10 minutes. Auto locks video file if impact is detected and has a button that you can push to manually save a file. Once the card is out of space, it will overwrite the oldest files. If you look in my post history you'll see a question I had about a mounting issue, but it was easily resolved and is working fine now, so I have no complaints.
I have a friend with an AUKEY. The AUKEY camera has a motion detection feature that can activate the camera when the vehicle is off which could be a benefit if someone approached you at a gas station while filling up or when you're walking up to your car from a building. r/dashcams is a good resource for reviews/opinions and features of different ones.
Any dashcam worth calling itself a dashcam does the automatic recording.
This is the one I use in my main vehicle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
get 5 dashcams and put them in your car out each window and 1 pointed to the sky above the car. then go driving around the area and the next time this happens check out the video. maybe you will spot a UFO. then post the video here.
https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Detection/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1448255017&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=dash+cam I got this one less than a year ago. Excellent video quality. My only gripe is that the adhesive that attaches part of the connector piece that holds the dash cam to the window melts in any temperature above 80 degrees, causing it to fall. I finally superglued the connector to the dash cam clip and it stays perfectly in 100+ degree weather.
Model of? Dash Cam? I have this one (https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE), there's different versions/models from them. But I just wanted something basic and didn't want to spend a lot in case it turned out to be crap. Then you can get these https://www.amazon.com/10-Pack-Add-circuit-Adapter/dp/B01DYQM6EO and tap into a fuse if you don't have a free/open one.
Best value dash cams:
Versatile: Mobius ($70-100 USD) (Requires separate purchase: Power cable or hardwire kit + Micro SD card + adhesive Mount) + recommended purchase Super capacitor - Good video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. - This isn't the best dash cam in the world, but it is one of the smaller ones. It was made for the drone world, and repurposed for the dash cam world. Lacks Cloud feature. - No GPS - Lacks G sensor (because it is part of the drone world)
Budget dash cams:
Best Value Dual Cams:
Budget Dual Cams:
Last year's Flagship Dual Cams:
This year's Flagship Dual Cams:
Suggested Hardwire kits:
Things that make hardwiring easier:
Hardwire = Generally to the fuse box, always on fuse.
That's why I keep one of these in my car for just such occassions: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
Most cameras have a small display screen, well at least mine does. Your able to replay back video, save videos as your driving by pressing a button, also take pictures with it if your involved in a accident. Just pop it off and it has a battery to do as you need for your records. I got mine off amazon for like 100$ and it has recorded bad drivers which none have hot me yet.
Link: Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Pje7BbB16AT8R
Congrats on your first taco! I just purchased the same one about a month ago and am loving it. I definitely think getting a dash cam is a smart decision for any car, here is my suggestion:
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Q5KUBbDDNTXT0
This dashcam ticks all the marks I was looking for (1080p, wide angle, auto on, loop recording) and I think it is reasonably priced compared to the other options with similar specs. Note that you will need your own micro SD card but 8gb should be enough since in the case of an accident you really only need like 2-3 minutes recorded at max.
Unfortunately it will not fit into the GoPro mount out of the box (I honestly don't think there are any on the market that do). But I was able to buy a GoPro mounting kit for around $15 and then used a couple simple tools (hacksaw, sandpaper, epoxy) to Frankenstein a mount using the parts that come with the camera and it works great! If you are really interested I can take and share some pics of the mount I was able to work out.
Anyway hope this helps! Cheers.
I have a Rexing V1. So far happy with video quality and overall reliability but may buy something else in the future. Also, if my budget allows I'd probably go for a dual cam.
I don't have a youtube channel to post on.
I use this one, there's a 4k one now for $30 more
I did some in depth research on it a year ago when shopping. Here are the 2 best options out there (cheap and expensive choices)
1 Expensive option. It is nice because it connects to your phone, so you can download/view the video immediately...comes with a "rear" camera that you can install, and all works on Sony technology.
2 Cheap Option This is the one I have, and I like it a lot. It has the best reviews on Amazon, along with video reviews on YT.
This guy has some great reviews on his YT channel
Let me know if you have any specific questions.
It's a rexing v1. Had it about two years and I would recommend it, the only issue I've had is likely due to my own laziness. The manual states you need to reformat the sd card once a month. I don't always do that and have had some videos come up with errors because of it.
Looks like they have a new version with some new features now: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=rexing+dash+cam&qid=1567164656&s=gateway&sr=8-4
I got the one linked below. It only takes max of a 32GB micro sd, but it'll record 7 hrs at 1080 or about 15 hrs at 720. I got a fuse jumper and ran the cord up my pillar cover from the interior fuse box and just popped it up the front lip of my headliner. This dash cam is great for how cheap it is.
This is the one I have, looks like full price is $99.
The quality is good but depending on how far away the car is/lighting it might not grab the plate. Rexing has a 4K model but not sure how the quality is with that one. If you leave the mic on, I always make it a point to read the plate out loud so I have it recorded.
I have the Rexing dash cam and i love it. Perfectly clear 1080p quality and low profile
It's really really rough man, I feel like moron drivers are almost attracted to the car too. Just yesterday I was stuck in front of this guy who I could see in my rearview mirror texting and driving. He had to slam on his brakes FOUR times before I finally got a chance to get in the next lane and get out of his way.
Oh and definitely definitely DEFINITELY get a camera. I found this one on Amazon to be one of the cheapest yet high quality cameras around. I paid 150 for it but right now it's only 99 for an easy to install, high quality camera.
Absolutely! I can't stop recommending a dash cam in everyone's car. Having one has saved me twice in previous cars, where it's my word against theirs in a accident. I show the police officer the video and it's case closed.
I have used a few in different vehicles and my new favorite is the [Rexing V1] (https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=lp_10517197011_1_1?srs=10517197011&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484396363&amp;sr=8-1), I love that it uses a mounting plate instead of a suction cup. The [BlackBox G1W] (https://www.amazon.com/Black-Box-Original-Dashboard-Dash/dp/B00FONBG1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484396572&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=blackbox+g1w+dash+cam) is half the price and uses a suction cup, smaller screen, slightly cumbersome interface, but is still a reliable cam that I still use in two other vehicles. Be sure to buy the [Hardwire Kit] (https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Hard-Wire-Mini-USB-Port/dp/B01LXC2329/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484396782&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rexing+hardwire) so you can hide the wire and not use a 12V outlet.
I tapped into 12V ignition power from the sunroof controls, others have used mirror power to feed cams. Also, be sure to only use a "Class 10" SD card to avoid file errors. You can use T-taps (see album link above for example) for a simple connection, I would only recommend using T-taps for very low power consuming devices, otherwise use butt splices (source: 10 year industrial power & controls technician)
[Here are a few photos of where I mounted the Rexing cam in my 2017 IS] (http://imgur.com/a/bKgOg)
This is the one that I have in my car, but there are other cheaper options that should work pretty well also. You can get a perfectly decent one for $50 or even less. The cheaper ones just tend to be a bit more unreliable.
I've got this one and it works pretty well.
this one is what I use and it's solid.
Man, that sub is all over the place. The sidebar recommendations are pretty outdated as well.
Flipflopping between this
Any thoughts or opinions?
this one. It was absolutely terrible before I upgraded the firmware and now it's a piece of cake. i forget it's there.
I picked up the one below after I got in an accident where a good sumaritan gave me his video of the accident showing the other person 100% at fault.
It was this one, it's not the best but not the worst
I've heard good things about this one if anyone is interested. The quality looks pretty amazing from YouTube videos I've seen from day and even night looked decent.
Another thing I thought was neat about this one is that it claims it detects an accident (by g-force) and will lock the video.
I got this one during a flash sale it was$75 then. It's not like crazy long battery but will last long enough for you to shop.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kFX6AbT3WTTQR
I'm in the same boat as you. I was wondering about these two cams, which seem to be better rated on Amazon than the A119:
[Lumina Zoom-Series] (https://www.amazon.com/Lumina-Recorder-Dashboard-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B07214VKDB/ref=sr_1_3?s=car&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505142109&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=dash+cam)
Any reason to take the A119 over these?
Seems like the Lumina Zoom has some quality issues based on this other product listing. Looks like the same product but the huge disparity in the reviews is really sketchy.
Also, the Viofo A119 has a capacitor instead of a battery like in the Rexing V1, which may be more reliable under high temperature.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording
Super easy to do, just need a flathead screwdriver to run the wire behind your plastic. The Rexxing on amazon works wonders. https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
This particular one, The Rexing V1 2.4" has G-Sensor, WDR, and Loop Recording. Though to be fair I really like the shape too.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p for my dash cam permanent mount.
And a GoPro Hero 5 Black for my interior, and exterior with a RamMount Suction cup mount for all of my weird angle or interesting shots.
Recently installed this in my fiancée's 2014 Forester. Installation and set up are very easy. Subaru's interior... character make hiding the cable into the interior panels pretty easy. It was somewhat more difficult to install in my 2010 Buick Lacrosse (I know, I'm hoping to have a WRX within the next three years) due to how tightly fit the panels and such were. Easy playback, HD, everything. It's mid-range as far as price is concerned, but that money goes toward night-time quality and overall durability of the camera.
I don't have one yet but I've heard really good things about this one:
From the screenshot, it says REXING DASH CAM: https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
Just got the Rexing V1 while it was $75 for a short while. Can't wait to get it set up. Been driving around for a few years with a really cheap one. Caught some interesting stuff but nothing too crazy. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_5qMQAbE9Z8X02
Yeap. Stuff like this is exactly why I run a dashcam. I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
It would also prove whether lanes were jumped or not! This is the one I have. Took me about 20 minutes to install. Super easy! No, it doesn't upload automatically or use data. You put a micro sd in it. The card I have will hold 16hrs of video. Once the 16hrs is reached, it starts recording over the oldest footage. So you will always have the last 16hrs of footage available to you.
Not who you asked, but I have this model of dashcam in my car. I even have a video I could upload.
I fully agree. We caught someone banging into my wife's car in the parking lot. I already bought 2 of the Rexing dash cams and they were cheap and super easy to install with no tools necessary.
Rexing Dash Cam
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_R7K4BbXP7SR6V
Nonsense like this is what encouraged me to get a dash cam.
This is the one I have, and I love it.
Rexing V1 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam w... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_YvYQybYAYCV72
I'll take a video for you later
I use this Reving dashcam with a 64GB SD card I got for ~10 off of Amazon too. I've had it for about a few months now, and it's already paid for itself. I didn't get into an accident, but a lady ahead of me did where a man did an illegal uturn and she t-boned him with no chance to fully stop. I don't know if it was insurance fraud or what the guy thought he was doing, but I was able to present my footage afterwards and very quickly help the police determine fault. If I had to get another dashcam, I would get one with a rearview monitor / face monitor on it as well as one with motion sensing like this one. Check out r/roadcam for more dashcam action too.
I just bought a Rexing on Amazon and it was extremely easy to set up and use!
I don't personally have this one but have heard good things.
Vantrue N2 Pro: https://www.amazon.com/N2-Pro-Infrared-1920x1080P-2560x1440P/dp/B0742J69SQ
Biggest thing my friend likes is that it's removable and is front/rear view.. The one I have is great but it's not easily removable (but it's half the price). It's also only front view.
I'll probably upgrade it at some point but for now I'm good with mine.
> I would actually recomend the one that I use over hers: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
This is the one I got: https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1467247333&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=rexing+dash+cam
There's a more expensive version that I think they just came out with. I would go with the $100 one because I think they fixed most of the bugs. Mine works fine and I bought it about 4 months ago.
I would not get one that cheap with some of the reviews indicating it stopped working so quickly. Below is a link to what I've been using for almost a year (purchased last June), in Texas where it is about as hot as Florida. It has worked great for me so far and it keeps the date & settings saved even if I don't use my car for a few days (losing the date and settings was a problem with other capacitor based cameras I'd used). It is less expensive than the Guardian brand models, night footage might not be as good as those but it is adequate for me. I feel this one was a good deal. But there are plenty of good cameras out there.
EDIT: So, while that above link is what I am using in one of my cars and I've been happy with it so far, there are also other options such as this one just under 100 bucks that seem to have overall better reviews and more reviews. So, this might be even better, but I have no experience with it: http://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
I am currently rocking the Rexing V1 ( $99.98 on amazon currently ). It's a great dash cam. It can hold a 128 gig micro sd card (Currently using a 32 gig Micro SD card). I just got it a few days ago, but will update as soon as i get more testing on it. From the different reviews i've seen online, it appears to be good quality video for its price.
I''ll post this too:
Copied and pasted from a different thread:
I have a few dash cams and they work well enough.
I bought this one for $15.83 at the time
After knowing the ins and outs of this camera, I have it on the back windshield to record anything from behind. It says it is 1080p, but it does not look anything like it, but it works enough to know what is going on behind you.
Behind my truck with tinted windows
Night time driving in the front of the vehicle
I also have the cobra 820 dash cam that actually has much better quality video. Look below:
It was around 80 bucks when I bought it and is in Amazon for a little over 50 bucks.
All of these cameras have battery in them instead of the capacitor, so My Cobra 820 is starting to fail on me. luckily i kow how to use it that it isn't that big of a deal for me, but if i forget to press the 3 buttons, before i drive, then it won't record anything. the summer heat made it so when the camera loses power, the next time it comes back on, it will have the date and time reset back to January 1, 2000 at 12:00 AM. But i just press 3 buttons and it records normally.
But if you are willing to drop 250 on a dash cam, I say get a go pro. Set it to record on 1080 with 60fps. It will record much smoother than most dash cams. The only issue i have with having a go pro as a dash cam, is if you want to use it as a regular action camera, but forget to place it back on as a dash camera, or the fact that it is a recognizable item and may be prone to people wanting to take it, while the vehicle is parked.
Do not get a dash cam that records front and back. The reason is that the rear/inner camera usually suck. Also if you are driving at night, the camera won't be able to see you, even with the "night vision" infrared diodes. They don't work as well as I wish they did, and you will use up space with unusable video footage. If you do want dual cameras, either have 2 dash cams set up or one dash cam that has the rear camera that hooks up via a cable, but remember that most of the secondary cameras are usually low quality.
does not function well in a hot car. I park in a garage at home and work. Easy to set up and use.
FWIW this cam has worked well for me, Amazon best seller, 1000s of reviews, etc
I got two of these and they work great
Have used this for 3 years.
https://amzn.to/2OAXMGG Here is the link to the one that I use and its awesome. :)
I got this one on order, along with a kit to hard-wire it. Just in case you were curious, which you probably aren't! LOL
Sure this is the one I got from amazon. It comes with a very long wire so I ran it on the corner and edge of the window to keep it always plugged in. The camera turns on by itself when I start the car, and turns off after few seconds after you turn on the car. Didnt really need to configure anything on the camera itself.
I think theres a subreddit for dash cams as well and they have a lot of recommendations there also.
I've got this one, and I like it:
Paired with this:
I barely ever grab video off of it, but when I have it's been pretty easy to do, and the video is very clear.
too hard to just copy and paste that into the searchbox?
Here is the mobile version of your link
Second on the dash cam recommendation. I have had one in my Amazon cart for a few months but I ended up hesitating over the purchase button. Now it's been sitting there.
It's this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00X528FNE/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=A6UEJTLUY290N&amp;psc=1
I don't know left from right for these things though. What features you should or shouldn't have and whatnot..
This guy sells the dead pedal and skid plate I bought. The skid plate weighs like 1 pound and protects the expensive to replace evaporation canister our lowered cars put in harms way as its made from plastic. I should have also bought the metal gas pedal spacer as most spacers are 3D printed and bound to wear over time in a very critical/dangerous spot. I ordered the fswerks short shifter plate as it seems to be the one that has caused people the least amount of problems, and I also installed a really neat dash cam that's hidden from the drivers view behind the mirror. I was able to route the power cable invisibly and the cigarette plug even comes with a USB out so you can still use it to charge stuff.
I have this one:
It's not the cheapest, but video quality is very good and I haven't had any issues with it. I can strongly recommend.
Phoenix local here. This dashcam works with no issues for a year now.
I've had the Rexing V1 for a summer and it's been fine. I don't drive often so my car sits outside for usually 2-3 weeks at a time before being driven, and I don't have air conditioning so it never really cools down. I do have covered parking though so my car is only hit for about half the day.
Well, we were not in any kind of rush to be honest, so while we could have done it quicker, it didn't take too long either. We drove for roughly 10-12 hours per day (some people do like 18-hour days which I was not going to do). Our first leg was 790 miles/11 hours driving + 1 hour lunch + 1 hour casual stops from Winnetka, CA to Grand Junction, CO. Second leg was Grand Junction, CO to Topeka, KS (790 miles/12 hours + 2 hour lunch in Denver + 1 hour casual stops), then Topeka to Nashville (620 miles/9 hours + 1 hour lunch + 1 hour casual stops) - We could have saved time/gas going to Louisville, but my wife really wanted to see Nashville!. Last was Nashville to D.C. (650 miles/10 hours + 1 hour lunch).
Total time for the trip was roughly 50 hours of driving, and over the course of 4 days/3 nights. The money spent on gas was stupidly low because the Mazda averaged 38 MPG. I think I calculated the total being something like $102, which was phenomenal. The hotels were a different story though. We didn't look for the cheapest - we looked for a comfortable place that was a good deal. I think we stayed in a Doubletree in Grand Junction, Hyatt in Topeka, and Doubletree again in Nashville. We averaged about $180/night for around $540 in hotel fees.
As for what we took with us: We had a 1 bedroom condo (leasing) that we had just moved into 6 months before I got the job offer in Virginia, so we didn't have a whole lot of stuff. I was able to break the lease with the owner (so long as I got him a tenant before I moved out), and the new tenant had just moved to the U.S. from Russia and had literally nothing - so I sold him ALL my furniture for a cheap price, gave my TV to my sister, and didn't have to worry about anything else. We then crammed the car with all the clothes we actually wear, donated the leftovers, and packed up our plates/flatware, two laptops, and misc kitchenware into the car. We saved a good amount of space by not using suitcases and instead used boxes from Costco to hold the kitchen stuff, and trash bags for clothes.
If you're bringing a cat, I think you would definitely want to stay in a motel along the way, haha. They don't like being crammed up for too long. If your cat is good with cars, then I'd say let them roam. If they hate cars (like my cat from many years ago did), then I'd say get a soft carry-bag for pets and stick them in it.
And lastly the dashcam: This is the exact dashcam I purchased from Amazon. It has worked great and I have not had any issues with it whatsoever. The quality is very crisp and clear during the daytime, and the mic works fairly well. Nighttime performance is not fantastic, but it gets the job done. One thing that I did was after every leg of the journey at the hotel, I downloaded all the footage from the dashcam and saved it on my external hard drive. At the end of the trip I had our entire trip in raw footage, which I plan to consolidate into a 10 minute film in the near future.
I use a Rexing V1.
Went through two black box g1w's, they are garbage. Charging/power USB ports become disconnected from mainboard after a few months.
I'm using a Rexing V1. It works well.
Thanks, man. I'm currently using a Rexing V1, and have been pretty happy with it. I'll definitely give the Blueskysea a look.
this one seems to be very popular and a good value at under $100
If you search for dash cameras you find that the one the above linked is from spy tech, but the top result is this. According to Amazon, That is the best seller
I went to a scrap yard and got some extra connectors of the same type used to plug the mirror into the car behind the head liner and made a short male to female "extension" cable, and wired in a 12V usb charging adapter (this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPW49US/ref=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item)
So I didn't have to modify the car in any permanent way. I made it for my 2005 WRX, and just moved it over to my new 2017 WRX last week.
And since you asked someone else, I'm using this camera: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X528FNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
I really like that it tucks in behind the mirror. I can't see it at all from the driver's seat.
Not sure what priorities you have, but my #1 need is visibility. So many dash cams hang down into your eye line. This model (or ones with the same form factor) are my favorite:
I put mine right behind the rear view mirror. I can’t see it, passengers can’t see it, and no one else notices it when the car is parked. You can hang it a little lower if you want to see the screen, but I’m happy with it invisibility recording.
And for what it’s worth, I’ve always wired mine to a source that turns on and off with the car. It records for a few minutes after it looses power, and I’ve never wanted more than that.
This is what I got. http://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Detection/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451245271&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=dash+cam
I have the Rexing: https://smile.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_3?crid=35SKJP5NS6QHJ&amp;keywords=rexing+dash+cam&amp;qid=1573180979&amp;sprefix=Rexing%2Caps%2C162&amp;sr=8-3
The Blackvue is also a popular one.
I don't believe so, hasn't drained mine at least. It auto shuts off and turns on. I BELIEVE it might be this one.
Rexing V1 Wi-Fi Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Supercapacitor, Mobile App https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WIIQDb2YN1F4J
It exists: https://datakam.ru/catalog/videoregistratory/DATAKAM-6/DATAKAM+6+MAX.html
Amazon has some good dash cams that are equivalent (1080p, G-force sensors). https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=zg_bs_3248689011_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=ERK7MK67Q506WYW2BMXX
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TGpyzb5THBXNV
Under $100, over 4 stars, and 4,400 mostly positive reviews.
> all I have is a cigarette lighter as an outlet.
That's all you need.
But this: http://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458493582&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rexing+dash+cam
And a 32GB microSD card
I'm pretty sure this is it. I like how I can hide it behind my mirror. The quality is decent, and it has a battery that allows the camera to continue to record for a certain amount of time after the engine is shut off.
Most of the time I forget it's there until something fun happens on the road. Have had it for over a year and the peace of mind is worth way more than the cost of the camera.
Edit: Looks like for $15 more you can get one of a similar format that is more favorably reviewed. Rexing.
I have this one. I just placed mine behind the rearview mirror. Pretty low profile.
How did you find this promo? I'd love to find one for the V1
I have an A119. Good picture quality and a decent price. Street Gaurdian has some of the best night vision around. Blackvue is one of the most discrete.
Don't get the Rexing. It is a clone of the A118 and they bought their way to Amazon's best sellers. It is not a terrible cam, but the A119 is better, cheaper, and is not a knockoff with fake Amazon ratings.
For me some small but life changing accessories that I can live without would have to be my air vent mount (I had to look for one with a longer clamp since my ES 350 vent was sorta recessed), a car charger, and a dashcam as a piece of mine if my car ever gets hit and run and also just in case someone tries to blame an accident on me. And I also recommend getting a window tint for heat reduction, privacy, and protection of the cars interior and the best one in my opinion is the LLumar Nano IR Tint. And also for the exterior you should check out a ceramic coating (best consumer one is CQuartz UK 3.0, check out pan the organizer youtube channel for more details) or maybe even a clear bra. And also check out the auto detailer sub for car cleaning tips and product recommendations.
And are some links of my personal favorites.
Car Charger: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGT7LSR/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_GwQ7CbPBSM8F9
Air vent mount: kinda just got luckily with some random one at the store, but check out the different options and styles of phone holders and see which one you like best.
I have a 2015 limited
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_odQ5CbEV3T7H0
I don't have the adaptive radar cruise control. This is mounted on the windshield by the mirror. I used a hardwire kit to run power down to the driver side footwell.
Rexing Mini-USB Hardwire Kit for V1, V1P, V1 3rd Gen Dash Cams https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXC2329/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3eQ5CbYDMNHZZ
Watch this video, not too difficult.
This one, installed it on my 2015 Corvette, I once forgot to lock my car doors, the next day when I get into my car, I realized that everything was not in place and I knew that someone broke into my car, luckily, there was nothing valuable, he didn't still anything but made a big miss, ever since that happened, I bought the dash cam for the road, and for cases like these, never really thought of someone break into my car and steals the dash cam, that would be really awkward if I don't see my dash cam one day lol
It's been over a year since I got it, it's now $99.
But I'm sure there are a bunch of good ones for around 50. Just check out reviews and make sure the night vision isn't just flat out terrible.
Rexing V1 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zxvnzb723644V
Running a rexxing(https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE). Honestly I'd just buy some Chinese knock off if I was looking to replace it. But it works well.
I've just done a bunch of research for my own purchase interests. From what you're asking, I think the Rexing V1 might be up your alley, if you can mount it in a good spot where its buttons are comfortably in reach for you.
If you don’t want to spend 300-400 on a dual channel dashcam these are very well reviewed: Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hWsVBb1BD9SWN
Although I don’t see a reason to get that when you can use Teslas. Apparently parking mode is in the works according to Elon’s twitter feed!
The blackvue is popular and sounds nice, but I didn't feel the need for the wifi or cloud features. So I went with a pair of Rexing V1 cameras, front and rear. For power I made a y-cable and attached it to the extra 12V connector in the headliner compartment. Then I ran power cables through the headliner. The front cable is pretty much out of view. The cable for the rear camera runs exposed for several inches from the rear pillar to the back window — not ideal, but it doesn't bother me.
A year later, I'm happy with the Rexing. Video quality seems fine. I haven't had to use it for anything serious yet, but it helped me identify an object that whacked into me on the freeway.
Here are some of the parts I used. If you do your own installation, pick up some micro2 fuses. It's easy to blow one while working on the power supply. You'll also need a multimeter so you can identify the correct wires for 12V power.
You can find some as low as $57, like this expired Slick Deal. I just ordered this one on Amazon today.
I have this one which I really like too! Fantastic quality and durability. Basically the gold standard of dash cams - on sale for $50 off right now too, might pick one up for the rear
You can get a really good one on amazon for $90-$100. Super worth it. I got it on sale for $70 recently, and it drops randomly. It has great quality and a wide angle lens. Records sound too if you want it to. You just have to get a micro SD card (I got a 64 Gb for like $17 on sale, Samsung brand). Link to Dash Cam
Edit: Corrected SD Card storage
The class level is the writing speed of the sd card. Class 10 means it can write at ~10MB/s. My last Dash cam was simliar to the one i'm about to post. I liked it a lot because of it's compact nature, it wasn't too noticeable.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Video Sensor, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GrUZAbRPG863W
Believe it is dead now, was prime day only. But if you clip the coupon you can still get it for $60
Use your phone as navigation. Get one of those smartphone mounts that can be put on your dash or ones that can clip to your air vents to hold your phone. If your worried about wasting data, you can download offline maps on Google Maps.. As for dash cam, there's plenty of options on Amazon, I like the stealth dash cams like this: Rexing V1 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_RiGCxb87M96CD
I use this absolutely in love with the quality, it can slide off the mount if you want to store it but I have mine just to the left of the mirror and have never taken it down and it’s never been stolen
$100 for the install and $100 for the camera (I thought it was cheaper) http://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_4?s=car&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1462502589&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=dash+cam+rexing I put it behind my rear view mirror so you really can't see it from the inside. The quality is superb, you really lose it all when uploading to most sites though
I just bought this one, not fond of the suction cup models. This one is a bit more out of the way.
I got one after an Uber driver ran and red light and totalled my truck. Then any witness I had just simply drove off leaving just me to say I had a green turn arrow and the Uber driver is full of shit.
I got a Rexing V1
Now I'll have it on camera, because this is Portland, OR and if you don't want to have your car get hit then you don't live in Portland, OR apparently (has double the collision rate then the national average at 6 years)
Budget is negotiable. I don't need things like gps or a rear facing camera.
I'm considering this one very strongly: http://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE
Heh. I laughed at the mention of checking 'Russia'
I got this off Amazon last week. Install was easy, working great.
Rexing V1 has worked super well for me. I wired it into the fuse box so it automatically turns on with the car.
Got this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CWOuDbZW3W2JK
I'm liking it, bought it 3 years ago and is out of sight, but would like higher resolution since it can be hard to read license plates at night. And no parking mode even though it mentions having that feature.
thanks for the quick response. this one?
My last one was a G1W, but I eventually had issues with the suction cup mount so I went with the B40/A118-style this time around. The heat-related issues I've had were more due to physical issues like the mounting hardware and not the battery. FWIW the battery on my old G1W still works even after >1yr in Texas sun in a black car, but YMMV. Probably still a good recommendation. Also recommend hardwiring into the fusebox instead of using the cigarette lighter adapter, if possible.
I'll show you my setup to see if it will work for you.
Dashcam - https://www.amazon.com/V1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Recording/dp/B00X528FNE/ref=sr_1_4?s=car&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484000259&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=dash+cam
add-a-fuse connected to an always hot fuse under the passenger side - https://www.amazon.com/HitCar-Vehicle-Circuit-Profile-Holder/dp/B00U61OO50/ref=sr_1_1?s=car&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484000314&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=add+a+fuse
12 volt to 5 volt adapter cable https://www.amazon.com/WheelWitness-Hardwire-Installation-Dashboard-Charger/dp/B00TGQ1Y3Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=car&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484000362&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=12+volt+to+5+volt+adapter
Run that to the dashcam, add a 64GB microSD and record at 720p.
You should get around 6 hours of footage before it erases the older one. You can spend a little more to get a dashcam that will support 128gb SD cards and get 12-14 hours out of it.
If you connect it to an always hot 12v fuse, you should have no problem keeping the dashcam running 24/7.
Note: In Texas, temp near the windshield can exceed 110 degrees so make you get a capacitor based dashcam if you live somewehre that gets really hot or really cold
Probably this one. It says "Rexing" at the bottom of OP's recording but it doesn't list a model number or anything.
I've had a few dashcams and always remove them when I'm out of the vehicle for more than a few minutes. The easiest to remove is the Rexring and the image quality is above average. I also had the G1W-C (capacitor version), but the housing cracked and the ball on suction cup assembly eventually seized. The Rexring build quality is much better than the G1W-C, although I think the G1W-C video looked a little better.
It’s the Rexing Dashcam. I like it because of the slanted shape that fits the slant of the windshield. I do not have it facing the rear yet, but and considering getting one.