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Old 11-07-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Group Buy: HD Dashcam - DR400G HDII

Hey guys,

Came across a group buy on M3Forum. It's for a dashcam, I was actually looking at buying this camera on eBay a couple of weeks ago and it's a solid $100 more for the camera and Power Magic Pro.

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There are heap of reviews and videos on YouTube so I'll let you guys search around.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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What timing... I've just spent some time today searching through about dash cams. It's one of the better rated dash cams with GPS logging.

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Blackvue dash cam

Dec - does the group buy include the power magic pro? What about warranty?

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:33 AM   #3
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count me in always wanted one of these, but ill point it on the inside for those "stain" days and be ready when fanatics reply, "pics of girl?"
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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What timing... I've just spent some time today searching through about dash cams. It's one of the better rated dash cams with GPS logging.

See here for more:

Blackvue dash cam

Dec - does the group buy include the power magic pro? What about warranty?

Cheers
Yeah me two. I was going to buy one of these a couple of weeks ago but never got around to it then saw the group buy.

Power Magic Pro was an additional $24. Comes with a 16GB memory card. Unsure about warranty but I assume it would be the same as all the eBay ones.

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count me in always wanted one of these, but ill point it on the inside for those "stain" days and be ready when fanatics reply, "pics of girl?"
Haha! Good idea! Just so long as we don't need to see you...
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #5
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I'm in, how and where do I pay?
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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Hmm, might be interested. Was thinking of getting a GO PRO. Maybe this is better?
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This is what I have. Solid feature set. (It's not GoPro video and sound quality)
Also has an issue where (even though the camera can run in the heat/sun) the SD card cannot!
As soon as the SD card steps outside its comfort zone the camera will flip out like you pulled the card out while recording. Hard to find class 10 microSD that has military specs for temperature

Has lots of wind noise if you have a window open.

C.N.: it's a fantastic "crash" cam and parking surveillance cam with it's motion detection and cached recording, that's about it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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I'm in, how and where do I pay?
Click the "Click me" link then probably click the "Buy now" button?

You can do it Jarryd!!

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This is what I have. Solid feature set. (It's not GoPro video and sound quality)
Also has an issue where (even though the camera can run in the heat/sun) the SD card cannot!
As soon as the SD card steps outside its comfort zone the camera will flip out like you pulled the card out while recording. Hard to find class 10 microSD that has military specs for temperature

Has lots of wind noise if you have a window open.

C.N.: it's a fantastic "crash" cam and parking surveillance cam with it's motion detection and cached recording, that's about it.
This. It wasn't designed to be an action sports camera, purely for crashes and car parks.

I wouldn't get one instead of a GoPro. Get one in addition to...
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itronics itb-100hd is a lot better than the blackview. Sound, color contrast, etc.
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itronics itb-100hd is a lot better than the blackview. Sound, color contrast, etc.
this.

also have a read http://dashcamtalk.com/dash-cam-comparison/

I've decided to buy a f500LHD
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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Click the "Click me" link then probably click the "Buy now" button?

You can do it Jarryd!!
Haha I'm not that bad with computers...... was on iPhone
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also have a read http://dashcamtalk.com/dash-cam-comparison/

I've decided to buy a f500LHD
That was a great comparison site, I ended up buying the ITB-100HD
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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My brother went with the Blackvue from this group buy..... awaiting delivery and will post up some video

The power magic pro is cool little device.... wonder if there are any similar products for comparison. Can't be too hard for someone who has a good understanding of electrical circuits to build on
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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I've had mine for nearly a year, no problems (except SD card, but that's the Aus climate for you)
I'm guessing they pulled it because of the issues I had trying to get one into the country, Pittasoft did not want them to leave Korea, the new version is the same with an additional (de)feature: it will not allow you to change the operating language - so all Korean market cams will likely stay in Korea.
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Mine came in today. Happy with the purchase so far but disappointed with the audio quality. Spent a few hours installing the wiring harness.
One going in my car and the other in the wife's.
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Mine came in today. Happy with the purchase so far but disappointed with the audio quality. Spent a few hours installing the wiring harness.
One going in my car and the other in the wife's.
Good to see you got it. Mitch got his today too. I think mine is at work waiting for me.

I've heard some average feedback regarding the audio quality. For me I purchased based on the video quality as the most important ability for me is to make out registration numbers. Good audio quality would be nice though..
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:35 AM   #19
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Any pics of the camera mounted ?
Here's where I mounted mine, not perfect as it has a bit of the black plastic around the rain sensor in the side of the frame. Perhaps I need to move it to the right slightly more.





Here are 2 quick videos from my test run. I went for a 10 minutes drive and managed to find 2 morons!



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Old 01-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #20
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personally would go for sony's gopro competitor, its amazing,smaller and has up to 100fps at 720p
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