Never nice to have a car accident. Even less when one is not at fault, when the other party is in bad faith, no witness on hand, etc. In short, no proof, no witness, it risks falling on your face and you risk helmet ingening wallet level!
Did you know that some people don't hesitate to throw themselves under the wheels of cars and simulate an accident just to get insurance?! Yes, that's what happens in some countries!
In our lands, we're not there yet, fortunately.
But having a dashcam, or an on-board camera that films everything ahead of you is a very good way to exonerate yourself of certain facts wrongly accused. In fact, some insurance companies are gradually trying to promote dashcams.
A dashcam I tested is the Ge-Force HD 720p Pack car camera.
- Save your travels in 720p high definition
- 6 IR sensors for night recording
- 2.5-inch TFT screen
- Wide angle lens, 120 degrees
- Super thin and light
- Slot for SD card – supports cards up to 32GB
- Removable rechargeable battery
- Resolution of 1280 – 720p
- 1/4" CMOS sensor
- 120-degree view angle
- Time and date feature on video
- Supports up to 32GB of external memory cards
- Automatic walk/stop
- Includes HDMI and USB 2.0 interfaces
The first thing to say is that it's full plastic, it shows right away and it sounds hollow.
A significant advantage from my point of view for this car camera is that you don't need to tamper with your car's fuse box to power your camera! After that, it depends on the points of view, I think some prefer the setting up on the side of the fuses.
The screen is 2.5 inches, which is not bad at all, and in addition, it can be folded on the camera.
Camera by the way that has a design of the aerodynamic kind, which changes from other cams that are blocks like cameras.
One flaw is infrared diodes for night vision. You have 6 diodes that are not really fixed: when you touch them, you notice that they are moving. This means that they do not "illuminate" the entire scene of the "crime", but rather a confused area since the diodes are placed in little anyway and not fixed.
In terms of video quality, we are at 720p, which is not enough to see the license plates.
The colors are slightly overexposed, but it's drinkable. The videos are recorded in a loop: once the SD card is full, it records over the old videos.
Level fluidity, nothing to say, it's fluid enough.
You have a USB 2 port, an HDMI port, an exit AV, an SD card slot (32 gigas max) and a battery. Battery with a low battery life like any other dashcam. It is also a battery that should be considered more as a backup battery.
On the equipment side, you have a suction cup to attach the dashcam to the windshield, a USB cable and a cigarette lighter charger cable.
We are not in the high-end, we must not be fooled, especially at this price. But question quality / price, it's a good report. The 720p will not allow you to clearly see the license plate (or difficulty), especially at night with reflective plates. It is a camera that is more to use in the sense of "that has gone" rather than "identifying the one who is making a hit-and-run".