1080p Dashboard Camera - £29.99 Aldi
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1080p Dashboard Camera - £29.99 Aldi

£29.99ALDI Deals
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Found 6th May 2016
Just received an email saying these are available for "pre-order", googling, I found this from November:-
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…013
Be nice if anyone has any actual footage or feedback

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Original Poster

Phoned the helpline and was connected to the manufacturer " Qu esh Limited" They say it is "based" on that unit.
Hmm! the website is blocked, The URL is "http://www.qu esh.co.uk/pro…ts/?product_id=384V" (remove the space)

Edited by: "willysnapper" 6th May 2016

Not sure if this is the same one

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Edited by: "shaz2sxy" 6th May 2016

looks good

Original Poster

shaz2sxy

Not sure if this is the same oneYoutube


Yes, I think it is.
They were last on sale in November 2015
...Scary windscreen wipers! X)
Edited by: "willysnapper" 6th May 2016

Does anyone have this cam ?
What is it like in the dark - as a lot of these cams white out when headlights come towards you so the chances of catching "an event" especially in town can be iffy.
Does it support more than an 8GB card that is supplied with?
How long does this card last before overwrites occur? i.e. could you use it to monitor your car whilst your away from it, incase it experienced a "parked event"?

Banned

I have a similar size, very popular too but I find it big.
I wanted a big one but the thing is I have to connect it every time so it stays in the glovebox

Original Poster

whydoiwastemytimehere

Does anyone have this cam ? What is it like in the dark - as a lot of … Does anyone have this cam ? What is it like in the dark - as a lot of these cams white out when headlights come towards you so the chances of catching "an event" especially in town can be iffy.Does it support more than an 8GB card that is supplied with? How long does this card last before overwrites occur? i.e. could you use it to monitor your car whilst your away from it, incase it experienced a "parked event"?


I'd also like to hear from those who commented on the previous offer back in November.
It supports cards below 32GB and min. class 4
The above YT clips show only gloomy winter in Manchester! :D, but the night time one does seem to "glare out" with oncoming headlights.
The onboard battery will last, it says about 2Hrs.
As always with "Parked events", a CCTV camera pointed at the car will serve both as a deterrent and if you're lucky, evidence of murky doings!

Tempted to get one for the back of my car (have a Drivepro 200 for the front, but starting to think the back would be handy as well).

Dragon32

Tempted to get one for the back of my car (have a Drivepro 200 for the … Tempted to get one for the back of my car (have a Drivepro 200 for the front, but starting to think the back would be handy as well).



Great idea and ideal at this price.
Edited by: "SweatySock" 6th May 2016

Apparently it is a Maxtek :- http://www.****.co.uk/products/?product_id=384

Manual http://****.co.uk/data/images/products/66704UG.pdf

See https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/uk-%C2%A330-dashcam-at-aldi-with-3-year-warranty.15093/

Opinion seems to be that 1080p is by interpolation.

I brought one last November; can't fault it for the price. It seems fairly good at night, but it's my first dash cam so have nothing to compare it too. Also I haven't tried anything larger than the supplied 8gb.

Only real negative is the battery. was OK at first, but now only seems to last seconds when not plugged in and it swtiches off. Not a big deal for me personally as I always have it plugged in, but could be an issue for some. Might just be a fault with my unit as well.

Personally and after lots of research I got a a118 or b40 dashcam about 2 year ago. Can't fault it. Lovely and discreet, hard wired it in myself so no plugging in or out, there's no silly massive screen in the way, it's just there out of the way and I can forget about it.

The biggest turn off to me with dashcams is the ones with the silly big sink plunger on them.

Anyhow I think they are about £35 on ebay and stuff, I'm sure price is increasing since I got mine. They are also 1080p, and the picture quality is great.

Hopefully they have improved these since the last batch in November. All the comments from them mentioned this is not true 1080p. Instead it's interpolated "enhanced" 720p.

I have this but got it from Tesco petrol station in top valley nottingham. Footage isn't amazing, it claims 1080p HD it is good but not good enough to see a reg plate but it made my insurance 10% cheaper with AXA so paid for itself..very grainy.footage and kind of choppy i found but im sure it'd do the job.. However I only paid 19.99 so couldnt mumble and the battery is amazing..I often leave it on in the car and it lasts 5-6 hours..one time I finished work at 11pm (started at 12.30am) and it was still recording..only other issue i have had is with it resetting itself and not auto recording despite auto record being on...has done it once so far. I plan on keeping it for the back of my car tbh and swapping it in a few weeks when i get my garmin dashcam 30..

theres no need for good picture quality with dashcams , as 99%of the time the other driver backs down once he even thinks you have footage , get a dummy even !

barton33

theres no need for good picture quality with dashcams , as 99%of the time … theres no need for good picture quality with dashcams , as 99%of the time the other driver backs down once he even thinks you have footage , get a dummy even !


OMG !!!

well having just read the manual it highlights a few possible problems one being that the battery life is shown as up to 1.5 hours well that blows out of the water.
Keeping tabs on your car's security while you are off having fun.
Micro SD card 32GB or less Class 4 minimum, class 6 maximum.
The led mode is not to be used while driving so is it going to cope with recording nighttime incidents?

we do know that these are designed to help in case of an accident and not to catch Ronnie pickering on one yes

That's what they are supposed to do.
It supplies just enough power for a short while to allow the data to be written to the memory card then it will turn off.

What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one ?

sold out online.

blue1971

What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one … What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one ?[/quo[quote=blue1971]What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one ?



youtube.com/wat…zb8

blue1971

What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one ?


I wouldnt bother with one mate. You'll never be in an accident or be involved in a "cash for crash" incident. Don't waste your money.

blue1971

What's the point of these,I've been driving nearly 30 years without one ?


Obviously have never driven in Spain, where they have had parking sensor for the past 35 years to my knowledge, when they hear the bang they know that they cannot reverse any more, hence why I've purchased one.

crazylegs

OMG !!!



thats a great point well made , only wish i was as eloquent

rfa

well having just read the manual it highlights a few possible problems … well having just read the manual it highlights a few possible problems one being that the battery life is shown as up to 1.5 hours well that blows out of the water.Keeping tabs on your car's security while you are off having fun.Micro SD card 32GB or less Class 4 minimum, class 6 maximum.The led mode is not to be used while driving so is it going to cope with recording nighttime incidents?




Led lights are worse than completely useless on dashcams, if you turned them on, be they IR or visible, they'll reflect off the windscreen and dazzle the camera.

Well I guess you could use them if you intend to take the dashcam out of the car and take pictures of your accident, however the batteries in dashcams usually only last a couple of minutes if that and I think its best not to make the other driver aware that you have a dashcam if they are at fault; as they may intend to give a false account to police and might drive off, or become aggressive and try to take it off you.

If you are after a budget dashcam the original G1WH is fairly good, look for one with a NT96650 processor and Aptina AR330 sensor - it's a 1/3" sensor which makes it pretty good in low light. There are several other budget cameras that use the same chips, if you want one with a long battery runtime take a look at the mobius, no screen, but really compact.
Edited by: "melted" 8th May 2016

melted

Led lights are worse than completely useless on dashcams, if you turned … Led lights are worse than completely useless on dashcams, if you turned them on, be they IR or visible, they'll reflect off the windscreen and dazzle the camera.Well I guess you could use them if you intend to take the dashcam out of the car and take pictures of your accident, however the batteries in dashcams usually only last a couple of minutes if that and I think its best not to make the other driver aware that you have a dashcam if they are at fault; as they may intend to give a false account to police and might drive off, or become aggressive and try to take it off you. If you are after a budget dashcam the original G1WH is fairly good, look for one with a NT96650 processor and Aptina AR330 sensor - it's a 1/3" sensor which makes it pretty good in low light. There are several other budget cameras that use the same chips, if you want one with a long battery runtime take a look at the mobius, no screen, but really compact.


Agree with you on the GW1H,I have one. I had the Godson in the car,and was telling him about a roundabout ahead were some people always try and cut in at the last moment to turn left, as I was saying it, bang, it happened to the car in front. Footage was crystal clear.
Edited by: "philipgregson58" 8th May 2016

barton33

theres no need for good picture quality with dashcams , as 99%of the time … theres no need for good picture quality with dashcams , as 99%of the time the other driver backs down once he even thinks you have footage , get a dummy even !


I totally agree and would add, there's no need for brakes on cars either.
There are plenty of walls and trees near our roads. 99% of the time, the car backs down and stops for the wall/tree.

Here is some footage recorded on the Aldi dash cam, seems to be very good considering!

youtube.com/wat…zAk

Very useful for filming yourself running into the back of the car in front

Dragon32

Tempted to get one for the back of my car (have a Drivepro 200 for the … Tempted to get one for the back of my car (have a Drivepro 200 for the front, but starting to think the back would be handy as well).



What about the sides?

Does anyone know which cam is best for the rear window?

Thanks

nextofkim

Does anyone know which cam is best for the rear window?Thanks


I use a mobius cam as it's so small - stuck to a rear headrest with Velcro and its hardly noticeable. A 3m usb power lead off eBay is handy too for discreetly running the cable to a power source.

nextofkim

Does anyone know which cam is best for the rear window?Thanks


I use a mobius cam as it's so small - stuck to a rear headrest with Velcro and its hardly noticeable. A 3m usb power lead off eBay is handy too for discreetly running the cable to a power source.

rfa

Obviously have never driven in Spain, where they have had parking sensor … Obviously have never driven in Spain, where they have had parking sensor for the past 35 years to my knowledge, when they hear the bang they know that they cannot reverse any more, hence why I've purchased one.


Parking space in Spain is at a premium, I've seen a lot of cars with bumper damage they seem to use their cars to create a parking space.

biggysilly

sold out online.


They were never on sale online.

termite

They were never on sale online.



Aldi Special buys online

They were actualy available as pre-order with free delivery, was going to order myself but decided to pop into my local which I bought today.

Just played back some footage recorded today, picture quality is blurry so seems faulty. Running 720p, rather than upscaled 1080p. 720p takes up about 660mb for 5mins, covers less than an hour worth of driving on 8gb, definitely needs 32gb card.
Caught an idiot biker overtaking traffic heading towards me in my lane and had to move left otherwise would have clipped me, all lost.

Edited by: "DarkReborn11" 9th May 2016

Quality looks pretty awful on these. Would it not be better just to mount your smartphone to the dashboard and use an app?
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