Dash Cam Suggestions

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James Erwin

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Hello Aaron: I have been using a Street Guardian SG9665Gc for the last several years and have had good luck with it. I checked Amazon and found them selling for 119.95 vs.3 which is a lot less than I paid for mine so the price must have dropped. For more information go to "DashCam Talk" -lots of info there. Also lot of views on You Tube. I also upgraded my sd from 32 gb to 128gb. A new folder is created about ever 5 to 6 minutes with date so information on a specific time is easier to locate. The cam also comes with a very long cord and instillation nylon tool and instructions on how to conceal the cord under the top window trim. Hope this helps. Jim
 
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James, I picked up a ROVE R2-4K after liking the screen shot you posted. My dash cam was getting pretty long in the tooth!
I am between getting the Rove R2 or the Rexing v1 2160p. I need to switch it between 2 vehicles depending on time of year so I am leaning towards the Rove R2 as it comes with suction cup and a sticky mount. I also like that you can rotate the camera for different angles. But does it vibrate more not being pressed against the windshield and I am wondering if it won't hold position in an accident. Also does it turn on when you start the car? Footage looks good from both cameras and I believe they both have Parking/Accident detection.
 
Purchased a ROVE 4K Pro last month and have done some testing. Very impressive picture. Excellent customer service. Some issues with interior reflections off the windshield I still need to figure out -- a positioning fix -- not a camera issue. Would be nice if it had a built-in polarizer. BlackVue cams are very good but I did not want to drop that much money and they are a big target for theft vs. less expensive cameras.
 
Yeah, I don't want to spend that much on a BlackVue either. I have GoPros but I don't want to fiddle with a camera to turn it on. Does the Rove 4k Pro turn on with the car Warren?
Yes, it automatically turns on when the car is running, as long as the power source is connected to an "ignition on" power source. You would not want to connect it to a source that is on all the time.
 

Joey Prom

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Please don't pounce on me for my noob camera question, but do dashcams do a "decent enough" job of capturing tornados/storm structures? My focus is not really on video/photographing storms, mostly just there for the experience, but I would like to have something to show the folks back home, as they say. I am also thinking of doing a video blog/chase documentary so I need some way to capture video. Anyways, I wouldn't do much if any videographing outside of chasing, so not looking to spend big bucks here.
 
The main reason people are picky on dash cams for chasing is the low light situations. There are some out there (like the one Warren mentioned and the BlackVue) that do very well in the low light situations that you'll often find yourself in chasing. Others are rather useless in the same situations. What you'll need to ensure is that you pick one that will do adequately in low light, or you won't get much out of it. Also, you'll need to be cognizant of which way your vehicle is pointed if that's your primary means for video.
 

Joey Prom

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2 more questions. What are the major differences between the Rove Stealth 4k and the Rove R2 4K? Specifically, given I am not going to be marketing any of the footage, I mostly just want it for posterity and to do a little first chasecation video blog, is the Stealth "worth" the extra $100?
Does anyone have any input on the shaking question that was posed earlier? Does the suction cup attachment lead to more shaking on the camera?
I am looking to buy a dashcam and 128 gb sd card today, so that I will get it shipped to me in time to head out to OK on Tuesday. Thanks
 

Todd Lemery

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2 more questions. What are the major differences between the Rove Stealth 4k and the Rove R2 4K? Specifically, given I am not going to be marketing any of the footage, I mostly just want it for posterity and to do a little first chasecation video blog, is the Stealth "worth" the extra $100?
Does anyone have any input on the shaking question that was posed earlier? Does the suction cup attachment lead to more shaking on the camera?
I am looking to buy a dashcam and 128 gb sd card today, so that I will get it shipped to me in time to head out to OK on Tuesday. Thanks
I’m pretty new to the Rove family, but I have watched some video that I took while driving. I didn’t notice any “wiggle” in the video. I’m assuming that’s because it has image stabilization built into it.
 
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2 more questions. What are the major differences between the Rove Stealth 4k and the Rove R2 4K? Specifically, given I am not going to be marketing any of the footage, I mostly just want it for posterity and to do a little first chasecation video blog, is the Stealth "worth" the extra $100?
Does anyone have any input on the shaking question that was posed earlier? Does the suction cup attachment lead to more shaking on the camera?
I am looking to buy a dashcam and 128 gb sd card today, so that I will get it shipped to me in time to head out to OK on Tuesday. Thanks
The Stealth is true 4k. It's been replaced by the Pro. Wifi is a little faster with the Pro. I've never noticed any shaking with any of my cams except when my bass is pounding.
 

Mark Blue

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This is an awesome thread and opened my eyes up to what's available regarding dashcams. I Googled the model @Ben Holcomb mentioned and learned quite a bit last night. My question is this. What would a non storm chaser use these for? Filming traffic as they drive or parking help seems like it wouldn't create a need for that large of a market share and different models but apparently I'm wrong. I bought the newest GoPro this Spring without realizing there were purpose-built dashcams galore available.
 
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This is an awesome thread and opened my eyes up to what's available regarding dashcams. I Googled the model @Ben Holcomb mentioned and learned quite a bit last night. My question is this. What would a non storm chaser use these for? Filming traffic as they drive or parking help seems like it wouldn't create a need for that large of a market share and different models but apparently I'm wrong. I bought the newest GoPro this Spring without realizing there were purpose-built dashcams galore available.
They've paid for themselves many times over for me. Accidents, even accusations. I've been blamed flat out for a accident and the cop just said "Ma'am, I've seen the video the other driver has already".