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BlackVue DR650S-2CH 16 GB Dashcam - £263 @ Amazon
BlackVue DR650S-2CH 16 GB Dashcam - £263 @ Amazon

BlackVue DR650S-2CH 16 GB Dashcam - £263 @ Amazon

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I've been tracking this for a while on 3camels - this is the best price ever recorded. I've just ordered one for myself, after reading that this is one of the best dashcams available today.

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I'm not doubting this is a good camera but really why spend so much? I have a Rexing V1 that records full HD and I paid £39.99 for. I've got some cracking footage and even got some footage that has been all over the news.

I can't think of a single reason why I would want to spend over £200 more on one? that's a question, why is this so good? and worth the extra?
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 6th May

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you_gotta_be_kidding

I'm not doubting this is a good camera but really why spend so much? I … I'm not doubting this is a good camera but really why spend so much? I have a Rexing V1 that records full HD and I paid £39.99 for. I've got some cracking footage and even got some footage that has been all over the news. I can't think of a single reason why I would want to spend over £200 more on one? that's a question, why is this so good? and worth the extra?



I have a very cheap £20 Nextbase one right now. If this turns out to be not much better then I can always return it as it's Amazon. I like the idea of having a rear camera and even more so the parking camera, though I will have to buy the Blackvue Magic Battery Pack for that.

you_gotta_be_kidding

I'm not doubting this is a good camera but really why spend so much? I … I'm not doubting this is a good camera but really why spend so much? I have a Rexing V1 that records full HD and I paid £39.99 for. I've got some cracking footage and even got some footage that has been all over the news. I can't think of a single reason why I would want to spend over £200 more on one? that's a question, why is this so good? and worth the extra?


Just look at all the extra features including parking mode. From what I have read this is one of the best on the market. Picked up my new car Wednesday and been trying to decide which dash cam to get and this is top of my list at the moment but still researching.

sc14

I have a very cheap £20 Nextbase one right now. If this turns out to be … I have a very cheap £20 Nextbase one right now. If this turns out to be not much better then I can always return it as it's Amazon. I like the idea of having a rear camera and even more so the parking camera, though I will have to buy the Blackvue Magic Battery Pack for that.



​just seems a lot of money to me, especially given the reviews aren't that hot. you're right about Amazon though, it's practically a try before you buy operation.

if you're curious about my footage search 'Porsche slippers' it was all over the news, Facebook, YouTube etc, it clocked up over 5 million views with all the videos in total.

youtu.be/2EJ…d5E
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 6th May

sc14

, though I will have to buy the Blackvue Magic Battery Pack for that.


Why not just buy the hardwire Power Magic Pro, the current drain from these things is tiny so Id expect at least a weak off the main battery and with the Magic Pro you cannot discharge your battery too far.

stuellis

Why not just buy the hardwire Power Magic Pro, the current drain from … Why not just buy the hardwire Power Magic Pro, the current drain from these things is tiny so Id expect at least a weak off the main battery and with the Magic Pro you cannot discharge your battery too far.



if you need permanent power then for my Rexing one it has a parking sensor option so I have a small 12v hobby battery ( £10 ) and a split relay ( £8 ) so it gets its power from that smaller battery but that gets charged when I'm driving, the split relay prevents drain from the main battery when it's not driving​
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 6th May

you_gotta_be_kidding

if you need permanent power then for my Rexing one it has a parking … if you need permanent power then for my Rexing one it has a parking sensor option so I have a small 12v hobby battery ( £10 ) and a split relay ( £8 ) so it gets its power from that smaller battery but that gets charged when I'm driving, the split relay prevents drain from the main battery when it's not driving


Interesting but Id be concerned about charging a lead jelly 12v from a cars alternator, I seem to remember lead jelly needing different treatment.

this is the battery I am using, I've been using it for 18 months or so now, works perfect. I got it from a local hobby/toy shop

Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…644

you_gotta_be_kidding

this is the battery I am using, I've been using it for 18 months or so … this is the battery I am using, I've been using it for 18 months or so now, works perfect. I got it from a local hobby/toy shopLook at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221533996644


Thanks for the link and the idea, appreciated.

The difference between a cheap and a dear dashcam is usually in the picture quality in less than perfect light. poor lenses and processing can still give a decent picture in perfect lighting, but on an overcast day or at night, most of the cheap dashcams will fail to capture someone's numberplate on the move. Add in features like parking monitoring and front/back coverage, costs start to rise.

I had this particular model, it is one of the most discrete units out there and the picture quality is among the best in good light and pretty good at night, but mine overheated within a week of fitment, and I would've had it replaced but for seeing other reviews saying similar issues about overheating. This wasn't overheating on a wildly hot parked car in the middle of summer either, it happened in March last year.

I now have a Thinkware F770 front/back set-up in both mine and my wife's cars, slightly better than this one - better low light picture quality, almost as discrete, a little cheaper, the rear camera is 1080p (the Blackview's rear is 720p), it has hard-wire battery management built in (so no separate magic box to buy at additional cost if you want hard-wiring/parking monitoring) and slightly better Sony EXMOR hardware.

Cheapest place I can see it right now: cheapest

Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 6th May

Currently same lrice at Halfords, online only if anyone has a discount code or voucher for Halfords.
Quidco 4.5%
Here


Edited by: "MickyD" 6th May

ouch. hope it's fully fitted and hard wired in at this price. Doesn't even have GPS tracking. Agree with above, £40 gets a half decent cam, double that for top of range. Why why why would you want to drop this much on a cam.

you_gotta_be_kidding

if you need permanent power then for my Rexing one it has a parking … if you need permanent power then for my Rexing one it has a parking sensor option so I have a small 12v hobby battery ( £10 ) and a split relay ( £8 ) so it gets its power from that smaller battery but that gets charged when I'm driving, the split relay prevents drain from the main battery when it's not driving


got some links fella for the battery and relay, would like to do something similar.

Agreed, have a couple of mivue 518/538 cameras, full Hd (great night vision) gps tracking, speed cameras, parking sensor, impact sensor etc. All for around £80, cannot see why anyone would pay over three times the price for less features?
Edited by: "nictry" 6th May

japes

ouch. hope it's fully fitted and hard wired in at this price. Doesn't … ouch. hope it's fully fitted and hard wired in at this price. Doesn't even have GPS tracking. Agree with above, £40 gets a half decent cam, double that for top of range. Why why why would you want to drop this much on a cam.


Its got GPS, is GPS tracking something different?

powerbrick

got some links fella for the battery and relay, would like to do … got some links fella for the battery and relay, would like to do something similar.



​there are better battery options now, you can get small lithium batteries for about £15

ie
Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…508

for the split relay there are some real cheap ones out there but I used one designed to charge a caravan battery, maypole tec2

Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…977

nictry

Agreed, have a couple of mivue 518/538 cameras, full Hd (great night … Agreed, have a couple of mivue 518/538 cameras, full Hd (great night vision) gps tracking, speed cameras, parking sensor, impact sensor etc. All for around £80, cannot see why anyone would pay over three times the price for less features?



Is it really 3x the price for the features you speak of? the Mivue 518 is about £90, the 538 is about £125, and only covers front or back, so you need to double up to get 2ch coverage.

As someone whose cars have been rear-ended twice in 4 years and not rear-ended anyone else', i'd place importance on having a rear facing camera to stop the other side playing silly bvggers when the insurance companies start investigating to determine fault.
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 6th May

stuellis

Why not just buy the hardwire Power Magic Pro, the current drain from … Why not just buy the hardwire Power Magic Pro, the current drain from these things is tiny so Id expect at least a weak off the main battery and with the Magic Pro you cannot discharge your battery too far.



You'll actually only get about 48 hours coverage with one of these in parking mode with a magic box in winter (when your car's battery is at its lowest capacity). There is a set point at which you set the magic box to switch off the camera to preserve enough charge in the battery for normal operation (starting up the car etc.). If you only use one of your cars at the weekend and the other one is parked up the whole time, chances are that some time on Sunday, the battery management will have kicked in. If the car is used every day then it is not a bother.

monkeyhanger75

Is it really 3x the price for the features you speak of? the Mivue 518 is … Is it really 3x the price for the features you speak of? the Mivue 518 is about £90, the 538 is about £125, and only covers front or back, so you need to double up to get 2ch coverage.As someone who's cars have been rear-ended twice in 4 years and not rear-ended anyone else', i'd place importance on a rear facing camera to stop the other side playing silly bvggers when the insurance companies start investigating to determine fault.



​the one I have has a dual camera version, and is £69.99....

I personally love it, it's discreet hidden behind my mirror and the quality day and night is superb, the reviews for mine are better than most.

REXING V1P Dash Cam Dual Front and Rear with 260 Degree Angle 1080P HD Night Vision Car Vehicle Dashboard Camera amazon.co.uk/dp/…KX9

stuellis

Its got GPS, is GPS tracking something different?



​Agree .... I scan read the product description and missed it

monkeyhanger75

Is it really 3x the price for the features you speak of? the Mivue 518 is … Is it really 3x the price for the features you speak of? the Mivue 518 is about £90, the 538 is about £125, and only covers front or back, so you need to double up to get 2ch coverage.As someone whose cars have been rear-ended twice in 4 years and not rear-ended anyone else', i'd place importance on having a rear facing camera to stop the other side playing silly bvggers when the insurance companies start investigating to determine fault.



Can easily pic, up the518 for around £80 and i have never seen the point of a rear facing camera as unless there were major extenuating circumstances the vast majority of insurance cases would immed find in your favour if rear ended.

I always looked at the dash cam as an invitation for thieves to nick it. Am I missing something?

shalton

I always looked at the dash cam as an invitation for thieves to nick it. … I always looked at the dash cam as an invitation for thieves to nick it. Am I missing something?



That's partly the point of A: Getting a discreet one and B: Not spending £250 on one

you_gotta_be_kidding

That's partly the point of A: Getting a discreet one and B: Not spending … That's partly the point of A: Getting a discreet one and B: Not spending £250 on one



Also I've had them in mine and my wifes cars, a ford ranger pick up and two vans for well over a year..... Never had an issue

You'll get robbed.

nictry

Can easily pic, up the518 for around £80 and i have never seen the point … Can easily pic, up the518 for around £80 and i have never seen the point of a rear facing camera as unless there were major extenuating circumstances the vast majority of insurance cases would immed find in your favour if rear ended.




In most cases the shunter is considered at fault, but a rear dashcam proves it. Someone shunted me and then employed the tactic of not informing his insurer and ignoring all attempts made by them to get his side of the story. As a result he didn't pay out an excess for the claim and the process of liability admission/responsibility to settle was delayed 10 weeks - the time his insurer allocated to chasing him before giving up on a response. They then settled "without prejudice" based on the photos of the aftermath. A video showing the collision from a dashcam would have had them admit liability on the behalf of the driver immediately. So a rear cam has its uses.

ok guys... I am sold on getting a seperate front and rear cam.
since I park on the street my car has been scraped 3 times in as many months by people parking poorly. since the CCTV camera isn't optimised for this, are thier cameras that will work on standby and detect any collisions and then record.. eg 30 seconds footage either way of the incident?. I am fed up of idiots​ hitting my car and getting away with it!
cheers.

Original Poster

polarbaba

ok guys... I am sold on getting a seperate front and rear cam.since I … ok guys... I am sold on getting a seperate front and rear cam.since I park on the street my car has been scraped 3 times in as many months by people parking poorly. since the CCTV camera isn't optimised for this, are thier cameras that will work on standby and detect any collisions and then record.. eg 30 seconds footage either way of the incident?. I am fed up of idiots hitting my car and getting away with it!cheers.


This camera will record when parked for 9-12 hours if you use the smart battery, or you can wire it up to your car's battery.

Original Poster

shalton

I always looked at the dash cam as an invitation for thieves to nick it. … I always looked at the dash cam as an invitation for thieves to nick it. Am I missing something?


You'd have to be a stupid thief to be caught on camera stealing it. With this one, they risk the footage already being uploaded to the cloud.

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MickyD

Currently same lrice at Halfords, online only if anyone has a discount … Currently same lrice at Halfords, online only if anyone has a discount code or voucher for Halfords.Quidco 4.5%Here


Good spot. Cancelled Amazon order and went with halfords. I get 10% off halfords gift cards at work, and Quidco just tracked. They can also install for £30.

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japes

ouch. hope it's fully fitted and hard wired in at this price. Doesn't … ouch. hope it's fully fitted and hard wired in at this price. Doesn't even have GPS tracking. Agree with above, £40 gets a half decent cam, double that for top of range. Why why why would you want to drop this much on a cam.


I just paid £250.52 after discounts and cashback for this with installation at Halfords. So less than this price for fully fitted and hard wired

Ace camera, spent ages researching and got this one. Support is very good if needed and will be buying the same again for another car

sc14

This camera will record when parked for 9-12 hours if you use the smart … This camera will record when parked for 9-12 hours if you use the smart battery, or you can wire it up to your car's battery.



​any that will respond to movements when the car is off? powered by internal and then car battery?

sc14

I just paid £250.52 after discounts and cashback for this with … I just paid £250.52 after discounts and cashback for this with installation at Halfords. So less than this price for fully fitted and hard wired


That is a cracking price. Is it confirmed at £30 fitting for a 2 camera system? I know they do £30 for a single camera. Does anyone else have any details of where Halfords vouchers can be bought with a discount. Am well tempted with this. Thanks sc14
Update: Just spoke with local Halfords store, order online, when item arrives at store for pickup, arrange fitting, confirmed cost will be £30 hardwired for this system, A cracking deal.

Edited by: "MickyD" 7th May

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MickyD

That is a cracking price. Is it confirmed at £30 fitting for a 2 camera … That is a cracking price. Is it confirmed at £30 fitting for a 2 camera system? I know they do £30 for a single camera. Does anyone else have any details of where Halfords vouchers can be bought with a discount. Am well tempted with this. Thanks sc14Update: Just spoke with local Halfords store, order online, when item arrives at store for pickup, arrange fitting, confirmed cost will be £30 hardwired for this system, A cracking deal.



I wonder if they can also fit the Blackvue Power Magic Pro system. It's not sold at Halfords so I assume they wouldn't fit something if I bought it from elsewhere?
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