Praktica CDV2.0 HD Journey Recorder with GPS and G Sensor Was £80.00 Now £39.99 @ Ebuyer Daily Deal
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Praktica CDV2.0 HD Journey Recorder with GPS and G Sensor Was £80.00 Now £39.99 @ Ebuyer Daily Deal

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Found 27th Feb 2015
Features

6.1cm screen
1080 HD video
Digital still camera
110º wide angle lens
Loop recording
Motion detection
Emergency recording
GPS sensor
In car charger
Microphone
Easy to mount

97 Comments

Praktica? any good? was going to buy a G1W.

No windscreen mount in the box sucks.
Only v1.0 footage on youtube but that is pretty damned good so v2 can only be better surely.

thedvdmonster

No windscreen mount in the box sucks. Only v1.0 footage on youtube but … No windscreen mount in the box sucks. Only v1.0 footage on youtube but that is pretty damned good so v2 can only be better surely.



Looks like it includes a windscreen mount to me:
http://img.ebyrcdn.net/660466-703076-800.jpg

thedvdmonster

No windscreen mount in the box sucks.



Includes Car Charger and Suction Cup MountWhat's in the box? Camera … Includes Car Charger and Suction Cup MountWhat's in the box? Camera Charger Mounting kit CD Users guide

Save a bit extra money and get a Nextbase 202G rather than this. COLD

SouthParkFan

Save a bit extra money and get a Nextbase 202G rather than this. COLD


the nextbase is £30 more than this though?

SouthParkFan

Save a bit extra money and get a Nextbase 202G rather than this. COLD


I just had a quick look at the Nextbase 202G.
It costs almost twice as much as this deal (@ £69.95 on Amazon)

bigpappasmurf13

the nextbase is £30 more than this though?


yeah my thoughts to and only 720p

Seems to have a battery too. Don't most of these cams need to be plugged into power all the time?
Footage does look good, especially at night

Thanks op ordered

Whenever someone posts a deal, someone else comes along and suggests paying more for a different item. Why don't they just post their own deal, if it is so much better?
Edited by: "LongPockets" 27th Feb 2015

cRuNcHiE

Seems to have a battery too. Don't most of these cams need to be plugged … Seems to have a battery too. Don't most of these cams need to be plugged into power all the time? Footage does look good, especially at night



I have a cheap Chinese made dash cam. It will run for about 5 minutes on its internal battery. They are meant to be plugged in all the time, partly so that they turn on and off with the ignition, but the battery lets them shut down in a controlled way saving the video file when the power goes.

edit- I only paid £11 pounds for my Chinese dashcam. It works surprisingly well, and you can now buy them for under a tenner on Amazon. I hope this one is worth the extra £30. I'm buying it for the GPS feature, wide angle lens, and probably better resolution. I'll reposition the old one to look out the back.

Edited by: "LongPockets" 27th Feb 2015

cRuNcHiE

Seems to have a battery too. Don't most of these cams need to be plugged … Seems to have a battery too. Don't most of these cams need to be plugged into power all the time? Footage does look good, especially at night



Wonder how long the battery lasts. Been after a battery powered one for ages as I don't have any where to discreetly run a power lead.

LongPockets

I have a cheap Chinese made dash cam. It will run for about 5 minutes on … I have a cheap Chinese made dash cam. It will run for about 5 minutes on its internal battery. They are meant to be plugged in all the time, partly so that they turn on and off with the ignition, but the battery lets them shut down in a controlled way saving the video file when the power goes.



The 12v cig socket in my old vw and current Audi are on all the time so I guess that's gonna be a pain to auto start/stop it

Any good deals for a motorcycle camera. Helmet mounted/chest strap. Would love to send videos to the delivery companies whose drivers always pull out on me!

Interesting. I've been looking for a while at the Chinese eBay versions of this, and now a branded(-ish) one appears from a UK supplier. Thanks OP!

Is there any way to keep the power cables tidy on these things? I always see these with long 12v cables draped around the car.

Use G1W's myself but this looks interesting for a few quid more.

The form factor of this camera, & the chrome lens bezel & white text, makes it conspicuous from outside the car to opportunist thieves.

Dismounting & hiding it every time you park the car is a PITA. DashCams should be as small & discreet as possible. Which is why I use Mobius. See the Techmoan review. £45 from eletoponline365

dooper

the chrome lens bezel & white text, makes it conspicuous



Black felt tip. I use this on my surveillance webcams, too, to reduce reflections in window glass.

knobbly

Is there any way to keep the power cables tidy on these things? I always … Is there any way to keep the power cables tidy on these things? I always see these with long 12v cables draped around the car.



There's usually a way to hide it. I popped the cable for the G1WH I bought my dad in the gap between the lining and the windscreen and ran it along a join across the end of the dashboard into the passenger side foot well, where I ran it under the fusebox cover. I would have run it behind the dashboard to hide it better, but he plans on selling his car this year, and it looks ok anyway.

Don't run the cable anywhere it would obstruct an airbag - the airbags will be clearly labelled on car trims.

There's a video here showing how easy it can be to hide it:- youtube.com/wat…0Jw

By the way, these cameras are typically 5 volt, not 12v, so don't make the mistake of cutting off the 5v adaptor, and wiring it direct to the 12v supply.
Edited by: "melted" 27th Feb 2015

oddballjamie

Wonder how long the battery lasts. Been after a battery powered one for … Wonder how long the battery lasts. Been after a battery powered one for ages as I don't have any where to discreetly run a power lead.



Usually the batteries last a few minutes at best, just long enough for the camera to save the footage when the power is cut (so you don't lose any footage in a crash or when you turn off the ignition) and their capacity gradually deteriorates with age due to the cameras getting extremely hot sitting in the windscreen on a sunny day. Some manufactures fit super capacitors instead.

You could look at the wide angle lens version of the Mobius camera, I believe when new it's battery is supposed to last 45 minutes (check Techmoan). Bangood's UK warehouse sometimes stock it at a good price.

Thanks for this, I've been after a good value, branded recorder for a while.
It doesn't come with a micro sd card, so I ordered a 16gb sandisk extreme for £11.19 from Amazon.

something like this would be handy. Any clues how to hide the cable?

There's a YouTube link above. Most trim is easy to get a cable behind.

SouthParkFan

Save a bit extra money and get a Nextbase 202G rather than this. COLD




Did you read the price?

Can you read?

LongPockets

Black felt tip. I use this on my surveillance webcams, too, to reduce … Black felt tip. I use this on my surveillance webcams, too, to reduce reflections in window glass.



Try Black Duck Tape

oddballjamie

Been after a battery powered one for ages as I don't have any where to … Been after a battery powered one for ages as I don't have any where to discreetly run a power lead.



Mobius now comes with an 820mAH battery, which is good for over 2 hours between charges.

LongPockets

Black felt tip. I use this on my surveillance webcams, too, to reduce … Black felt tip. I use this on my surveillance webcams, too, to reduce reflections in window glass.



Invalidates the warranty. Also won't work on the chrome bezel. Even blacked-out, the form factor & combined size of camera & mount make it very conspicuous. The much superior Transcend DrivePro 200 suffers from the same drawback.

The essence of a fit & forget dashcam is a tiny, discreet front profile. No chrome, no lettering, no nonsense.

knobbly

Is there any way to keep the power cables tidy on these things? I always … Is there any way to keep the power cables tidy on these things? I always see these with long 12v cables draped around the car.



I have a Mini 0803 dash cam that is mounted behind the rear view mirror.
The cable runs behind the passenger sun visor - over the grab handle above the door and down the b pillar.
From there it's under the seat to the socket that is between them.
Can't see it from the outside and hardly noticeable inside.
A few stick on cable fixers keep things tidy.

dooper

Invalidates the warranty. Also won't work on the chrome bezel. Even … Invalidates the warranty. Also won't work on the chrome bezel. Even blacked-out, the form factor & combined size of camera & mount make it very conspicuous. The much superior Transcend DrivePro 200 suffers from the same drawback.The essence of a fit & forget dashcam is a tiny, discreet front profile. No chrome, no lettering, no nonsense.



A spirit based felt tip will work on chrome, or you can cut a disk out of a stick-on label and blacken that. You can also remove felt tip marks with spirit if you have to. I'm not arguing against your point, but it seems to me that you can work with this item to improve it. The size is pretty much governed by the screen. I would probably carve my postcode into the casing with a soldering iron, too, really invalidating the warranty, but that measure wouldn't be apparent to a thief until after he had broken your window, usually the most expensive part of a theft from a vehicle.

Edited by: "LongPockets" 27th Feb 2015

LongPockets

...it seems to me that you can work with this item to improve it. The … ...it seems to me that you can work with this item to improve it. The size is pretty much governed by the screen.



I don't think this camera is worth any work. The Praktica brand means nothing. It looks suspiciously like other low-grade Chinese DashCams I've seen but with a Praktica badge on it. You can polish a tur* ...

As for screen size governing overall size, look at the GT680W ... tiny by comparison with this lump.

Edited by: "dooper" 27th Feb 2015

dooper

As for screen size governing overall size, look at the GT680W ... tiny by … As for screen size governing overall size, look at the GT680W ... tiny by comparison with this lump.



Yeah, tiny screen. Still, you only really need it as a viewfinder.

Looks good.......

I take it the GPS can be turned off? Can't see the speed evidence going in my favour.

Sod it.. bought a couple! The word 'charger' implies this has a battery... No biggie if it hasn't though

Praktika still about?? Old skool man

I like one of these but agree on the leads everywhere.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTEwMFg5MjE=/z/9pwAAOSwqu9U3kKZ/$_57.JPG

Rather similar one on Fleabay for £136 (It does have speed camera detection)
I wonder if the software on the Practica can be modded?

Looks a good deal to me - Heat added.
Practica used to make very good mid to low end cameras (Google MTL3)
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