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  • Maes Elder
    Maes Elder Bulan Yang lalu +19721

    I spent hours researching dash cams a year or so ago and it’s almost maddening how awful, sparse and misrepresented information on dash cams is. I was totally surprised how under developed they are. This is a video that is really necessary.

    • Tyan i7505
      Tyan i7505 21 hari yang lalu


    • Mark Taino
      Mark Taino 22 hari yang lalu

      @DJ I would totally do that 🤣

    • Double_Joseph
      Double_Joseph 23 hari yang lalu

      What should I buy??

    • Neku
      Neku 24 hari yang lalu

      I just bought the highest rated cheap ones on wish. Working well for over 2 years now

  • EBLovesMusic
    EBLovesMusic 21 hari yang lalu +137

    The deep dive into how they are all the same is super helpful. This needs to be done with more consumer items. It really helps to differentiate the differences between brands.

  • Jerry N.
    Jerry N. 29 hari yang lalu +324

    I’m so glad Linus and his crew made a video about this. This is the only video about dash cams that’s actually useful

      MAGGOT VOMIT 6 hari yang lalu

      Back around 2012 my wife was working at home for about 9 months for a logistics company. She would receive packages and consolidate them to be shipped out to Russia. UPS and FEDex would come by 3 days a week and pick up the dozen or so packages. On my days off, I'd help her. We received thousands of electronics, like Portable harddrives, Xbox, Playstations etc but more than half of them were always GoPro's and windshield mount accessories. I was suspicious about it a little because I thought they were paying my wife far more than the job was worth. After a few months I didn't question it.
      Then one day the FBI showed up, letting my us know that we unknowingly had been working for the Russian Mafia. They said not to worry, we weren't in any trouble and not to ship out anything else. Just hold on to it and someone will be sent to pick up anything else that we receive in the the future. Even though they said that neither of us were in any trouble, my uppity wife was distraught over us helping the biggest crime organization in the world. She said, "This is so embarrassing. We will never EVER tell anyone about this!!"
      LOL!! Oh yeah?? Forget her uppity reputation and friends!! She forgot, she married the MAGGOT VOMIT!!! This was way too cool not to tell and LOL I'm telling everybody!! I mean how many people do you know that can actually say they worked for the Russian Mafia?? I even told everyone at Church. If I could've spoke Russian and closed our Men's Sunday School class by praying in Russian, that would've been Pimp Level: Infinity+1. 🤣

    • Mustang2277
      Mustang2277 26 hari yang lalu +2

      Lazy video

    • Snoop STP
      Snoop STP 27 hari yang lalu +1

      you knew Linus would do it right, right?

    J1VETURKY 26 hari yang lalu +375

    I'm a digital evidence specialist and the quality has not been a big deal, though annoying to discern certain details but it's been more helpful than you think. I've processed many of these videos and it has helped on various cases in court. The only gripe that I have is that some have proprietary players to view videos and is troublesome to convert them.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 jam yang lalu

      @Akiba720 you've done your own points a disservice with your childish behaviour.

    • Robin Sequira
      Robin Sequira Hari Yang lalu

      The only time I can see reading text being important is in a hit and run. If I get a ticket or have an accident, I probably don't need a video to know what street I'm on.

    • Robin Sequira
      Robin Sequira Hari Yang lalu

      @Sam Santana having energy isn't acting. You may talk like Ben Stein, but that's not normal.

    • Leander F
      Leander F 6 hari yang lalu

      @Sam Santana Oh no someone is sad cause he just found out he bought crap :(

    • Spence
      Spence 7 hari yang lalu

      @Sam Santana touch grass

  • jayko23
    jayko23 Bulan Yang lalu +153

    I almost fell into the trap of spending $400+ for a dashcam that would end up performing the same as a $100 dashcam. I ended up buying the Cobra 400D dash which retails for $400 but found it for $100 . Wouldnt pay retail for any of these dashcams.

    • beige fox
      beige fox 16 hari yang lalu +2

      Well, if only image quality is what you require, then sure go for the cheap ones. You really thinkware and Blackvue have a high price tag for the fun of ripping people off???
      I've had the Blackvue 750s for 5 years straight now, recording 24/7(parked on busy streets), and I can remotely view the car any time of the day, with no issues or lag. (1TB sd card only gives me about 9 days though, would have preferred Time lapse option). You tell me which one of the cheap dash cams are bug free.
      The app/end user experience is all that matters as long as you have acceptable video quality

    • Sri Avula
      Sri Avula 16 hari yang lalu +2

      lol thats why I jus stole mine from walmart

    • JestyJoshua
      JestyJoshua 25 hari yang lalu +1

      @Mustang2277 the thinkware u1000 or the thinkware f70?

    • Irvin Derington
      Irvin Derington 25 hari yang lalu +2

      I have a cobra dashcam. The image quality is great. The biggest downfall is the app. The app is worthless. I just pull video of the sd card when needed.

    • Mustang2277
      Mustang2277 26 hari yang lalu +6

      except it doesnt perform the same . this video did not accurately setup the thinkware.
      of this much i am certain having owned one for a year. The image detail is incredible.

  • pudelz
    pudelz Bulan Yang lalu +3533

    My #1 rule with dashcams: go off the assumption that it didn't capture the license plate so leave the audio recording on and say the license plate.

    • jacob marley
      jacob marley 5 hari yang lalu

      @MiGujack3 I assure you i did not fail when i was rear ended and they drove off.Not everybody is panic stricken when an uncommon event occurs such as yourself and the 257 thumb uppers.

    • MCham08
      MCham08 6 hari yang lalu

      @Doomed Wit it would be no different if you were using a cellphone. It picks up voice on videos. Nothing illegal about it. Only place is businesses

    • ddognine's channel
      ddognine's channel 9 hari yang lalu

      @PBMS123 I would worry less about having dash cams and more about my driving habits if you are getting t-boned all the time.

    • Daniel Morelli
      Daniel Morelli 16 hari yang lalu +1

      @Dub_Steep you don’t know the power of my memory

    • cocatfan
      cocatfan 17 hari yang lalu

      @PBMS123 Alpha,Lima,Oscar,Uniform,Delta

  • UnknownSailor
    UnknownSailor 12 hari yang lalu +2

    I've been running a Viofo A119 V3 for a while, and it really is the best deal for the money. The A119 has been around a long time, and like you said, they are responsive to complaints.

  • XCurrent Breeze
    XCurrent Breeze 18 jam yang lalu

    I went with a Viofa when I needed a dashcam a little while ago, and I'm glad that they're recommended. Even if they have similar/the same hardware, they seem to pick the newest technology and they actually keep improving their quality based on consumer feedback. I didn't like how slow it was to download a video from the camera to the smartphone app, but it's image quality was okay and it did it's job well.

  • R V
    R V 29 hari yang lalu +143

    One aspect/parameter that was overlooked in this video when evaluating and rating the image performance of the dashcams with the same or similar processors and image sensors is the lens. The optical quality and accuracy of the lens on each of these cameras can easily make the difference in performance between all of these cameras. That is where each manufacturer adds, or can add, their brand performance. The lens, along with its coatings, affects optical clarity, distortion, light gathering (low light performance) and just about every other parameter involved with optics. The sensor only limits resolution and light sensitivity. The processor (SOC) limits frame rates and can artificially enhance images, but it all depends on the lens.

    • Joseph Carreon
      Joseph Carreon Hari Yang lalu +1

      @AC I would go with what LTT recommends. The lenses on all of the dash cams are bad imo. LTT does a fantastic job thoroughly going through the technology and how the expensive ones are scams. The real only alternative for a clear video upgrade is going GoPro, but that requires serious money and you risk having your car broken into because people know how much they are worth. Also, GoPro doesn't have voice features like dash cams do.

    • AC
      AC Hari Yang lalu

      So then which one?

    • Joseph Carreon
      Joseph Carreon 8 hari yang lalu +2

      This is what I try to tell people that ask me for DSLR recommendations. I always have them shop for high quality lenses within their budget and then try to find the cheapest body that supports those lenses (some will still buy an expensive body xD). The tech is already there. Hell, a lot of companies are banking on the fact that they can release a new model without upgrading anything but a new feature and slap a $$$ increase.

    • George Hugh
      George Hugh 25 hari yang lalu +1

      Given the few Sensors and SOC's, what variety of lens manufacturers are being used? 1, 3, 10?

    • jason bourne
      jason bourne 25 hari yang lalu +4

      @MrMonotone im not

  • F4ceplant
    F4ceplant 9 hari yang lalu +1

    Early 2014 or so I got a JooVuu. Don't remember the exact model. I think it was initially designed for PoV RC flying, but with wide angle lense and firmware upgrade it worked great as a dashcam. It was discrete as well, small and no screen, so it 's very hard to see from outside the car. Image quality was excellent for the time, and comparable to today's units. And for that I'm shocked and it disappoints me that apparantly there have been no real breakthroughs when it comes to image quality. Sure, due to the nature of a dashcam it's gonna have a small sensor and small lense, but still, I'm dissapointed.

  • Christopher Rice
    Christopher Rice Bulan Yang lalu +5328

    THIS is the kind of content that we need. Calling out trash markets and helping people find honest answers, doing the side-by-side comparisons they can't do. Thanks for this! Glad to know the Rove R2-4K I got as a gift is not far from really the peak in the market and is "good enough" if not overpriced a bit.

    • Firebert79TA
      Firebert79TA Bulan Yang lalu

      I have the rove. Everything is good minus two big flaws.
      1 - insufficient battery. The camera, even though not running, will lose power while parked and forget all the time and date settings. So annoying.
      2 - suction cup mount falls off the window about once every 4-6 weeks (even in temperate southern California)

    • MymaJyma
      MymaJyma Bulan Yang lalu

      It looks like he also only had the 2k 60fps setting in use instead of the 4k 30fps which is way clearer.

    • Darren New
      Darren New Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @williamshaw3rd I think I remember seeing that. They had a video and Suzuki was saying "he's doing parking lot maneuvers at highway speeds." In any case, whether they were right or wrong here, it doesn't look like they were taking advertising or paid reviews in that case, and from what I'm reading on wikipedia the car rolled often enough to cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths.
      The first new car I ever bought myself was an Isuzu. I never really wondered before why they stopped selling them in the USA, but now I know. :-)
      I know they can be biased, but I think they are (or at least were) proud of not taking money from manufacturers.

    • williamshaw3rd
      williamshaw3rd Bulan Yang lalu

      @Darren New you should look into their slander campaign for the Suzuki Samurai. Friends of LTT, Donut Media covered it a year or two ago.

    • Darren New
      Darren New Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @williamshaw3rd I don't think CR does paid endorsement? Or is this new? They used to always buy their own stuff to test and never ran ads. That's why you had to be a member to get their recommendations. Has that changed?

  • Kombucha Mooch
    Kombucha Mooch 25 hari yang lalu +25

    This applies to a lot of different electronics. I've seen a lot of things on Amazon with the same basic structure, accessories, etc. that just slap a different logo on them.

    • Punk Floyd
      Punk Floyd 11 hari yang lalu +1

      This applies to most products now. There aren't that many actual OEM manufacturers anymore. Most mass produced products originate from just a handful of factories. Everything is then badged by marketing middlemen.

    • Omar Rodriguez
      Omar Rodriguez 15 hari yang lalu +1

      yeah bluetooth speakers are a big one in this

  • Frank Chong
    Frank Chong 28 hari yang lalu +21

    Another I would like to say is the in-built camera "battery". Capacitor last much longer and much reliable under heat.

    • Hat Trick
      Hat Trick 24 hari yang lalu +1

      He did, also mentioned that lithium batteries expand due to heat and could even start fires.

    • Sunny
      Sunny 24 hari yang lalu +2

      Yes, he definitely talked about using capacitors instead of lithium batteries

    • Terin Richardson
      Terin Richardson 25 hari yang lalu +6

      It was discussed around 6 minutes

    • firebirdude2
      firebirdude2 26 hari yang lalu +2

      THIS! How was this not discussed in detail?!?!

  • No Body
    No Body Bulan Yang lalu +53

    LTT, i want to thank you for this episode. Not going to lie, you may have saved me money. The one thing that stopped me before is the plethora of inconsistent reviews from buyers, but the large amount poor reviews with seemingly valid complaints. You did a good job of presenting clear data here.

  • Madogen
    Madogen 22 hari yang lalu +5

    This is pretty much what I've found over 4 cameras.
    A huge part of image quality is also how clean your window is, how far the camera is from the screen (reflections, etc)
    If front mount cameras could also be external/remote, sure it would be a great improvement.

  • Aaron Van Domelen
    Aaron Van Domelen Bulan Yang lalu +8619

    If there was ever a reason for LTT labs it's this kind of in depth content that I think justifies it. It's a damn awesome public service.

    • skeet25s
      skeet25s Bulan Yang lalu

      @John Suckher You hit that nail right on the head.

    • Clay3613
      Clay3613 Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @teemofie Yeah, this video seems kinda mean to him. Dude literally built his channel over 10 years on it actually was in contact with manufacturers to make dashcams better. This video gets 3 million views in a week and Techmoan gets nothing on his old camera videos.

    • Tomáš Klouda
      Tomáš Klouda Bulan Yang lalu

      @IdealSound & Performance would you please recommend which brand(s) to look for then? Would be nice to hear professional point of view on this. TIA

    • Basketball Jones
      Basketball Jones Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Kenneth Porter I always wanted one to help prove I am not at fault for an accident - never bought one, but yeah, this is a no brainer and it's surprising they don't have better image quality.. must not be much money is this market...

  • S M
    S M 9 hari yang lalu

    I see a very clear improvement in the Viofo A119 V3's picture over the rest. It's easily the clearest with the best contrast ratio and the detail is superior. Signs are easily read instead of a blurry mess that's barely readable. It's easily the best of the rest of those models that came before it in order.
    FWIW, I don't own any dash cams at all so I'm not biased by brand loyalty, I'm going purely on what my 20/20 vision is telling me.

  • Mecha 101
    Mecha 101 25 hari yang lalu +2

    I went through 3 Viofo 129 Plus cams, and they all failed within 3 months. All of them experienced image freezing while recording, software crashing, or failure to activate. I finally settled for the over-mirror screen types that have been much better reliability as well as image quality. 4 of these cameras from 2 different companies have done well except for overwriting issues, which is user error as opposed to manufacture faults.

  • The White Dragon
    The White Dragon 25 hari yang lalu +1

    I have a Garmin mini 2 I got from a Bestbuy a few years ago for $100, and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It's _tiny_ and incredibly unobtrusive. It doesn't make any weird noises either, so I forget it's there when I don't need it. When I do, it's app makes it reasonably easy to access the footage through bluetooth, and you can even trim your own desired clip in app before downloading it to your phone. This means that in some places where a responding officer needs the SD card for physical evidence in their report, you'll still have your own evidence to pass on to your insurance provider.

  • Joseph Fitzgerald
    Joseph Fitzgerald 24 hari yang lalu +1

    Thanks for the video. I'm not as disappointed with the quality of some of the better ones you tested. I'd be interested in seeing a review on safety gadgets that help warn about collision avoidance and deviation from lane... my first kid is about to be let loose on the road.

  • SomeRyeBread
    SomeRyeBread Bulan Yang lalu +2534

    We need more vids like this, the lack of reliable info about consumer electronics outside the "tech space" is maddening. Well done LMG and shout-out to the writer that helped do all the research.

    • AR7271
      AR7271 29 hari yang lalu

      @Sulfen it really is a shame that GoPro did not get involved in the body camera market when they had the chance. Axon cams are such garbage compared to my GoPro Hero7!

    • Kangal
      Kangal Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @SEO Brand ROI Associates In theory, these gadgets are supposed to make it LESS likely to have a collision AND to make the impacts softer. So that should reflect in the insurance, by meaning lower prices.
      The fact that prices didn't go down (or even stay the same), but that they went up... means that the industry is corrupt. And anything that is corrupt needs to be replaced, fixed, or not made mandatory.
      So, yeah, citizens stop being lazy, band-together and take power back from the 1% and fix your system.

    • SEO Brand ROI Associates
      SEO Brand ROI Associates Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Kangal in the US at fault insurance is required in most states. Prices are getting higher now because car repairs and medical bills are skyrocketing. In that sense mandating dash cams may add another automatic cost for insurance to consider the way backup cameras and lane/collision detection added hundreds of dollars to every bumper repair bill

    • TharzZzDunN
      TharzZzDunN Bulan Yang lalu +1

      We need more vids like this? You mean a commercial, that's all this is, shilling a "trusted" version of the same old garbage everyone else sells.

    • Kangal
      Kangal Bulan Yang lalu +8

      The most disappointing thing about Linus' video here, is he recommended "just stick a GoPro on your dash". But he never actually tested that and made a comparison. Even if he was correct, I wanted to see what type of improvement it would lead to, such as it's performance under intense sunlight, regular light, low-light, and night-interrupted with headlights.
      Almost feels like all first-world nations should make it mandatory that all new cars have to have built-in cameras (360') with an acceptable performance. That at-fault insurance should be mandatory, and all insurance costs/premiums should be slashed by x3 in costs due to these improvements.
      Knowing the greedy people in insurance, manufacturing, and policy-makers, I really doubt we get pragmatic improvements like this.

  • Jessica Conley
    Jessica Conley 24 hari yang lalu

    I almost fell into the trap of spending $400+ for a dashcam that would end up performing the same as a $100 dashcam. I ended up buying the Cobra 400D dash which retails for $400 but found it for $100.

  • JesseIncarnate
    JesseIncarnate 11 hari yang lalu +3

    I got the Vantrue N4 about a year ago, and the picture quality is actually pretty good. Especially compared the the footage from all of these dashcams. Yeah, it was $250 on sale, but I'm fairly impressed with it.

  • Mr. B
    Mr. B 11 hari yang lalu

    Ive gone through a few dash cams myself from cheap to expensive and he is absolutely correct about the quality of the expensive cams, there's not an extreme difference

  • Apoc
    Apoc 15 hari yang lalu +1

    I’m a VIOFO fan myself. Only issue I’ve ever had is the usb port broke when someone pulled the cord. Luckily they are super simple inside and I just bought the piece from china and soldered it on

  • NieR
    NieR Bulan Yang lalu +1494

    I wish the video explored using alternative methods like the GoPro setup mentioned. How much would it cost? How big is the quality improvement? Is it practical to setup? All of these are left unanswered other than "it should look good"

    • Satana Hades
      Satana Hades 21 hari yang lalu

      @kvaks3000 that’s very inconvenient and phones get hot fast

    • Ernie
      Ernie Bulan Yang lalu

      I've used gopro for this. Yeahba few limits but it's also very versatile for other uses.
      its not a set/forget thing but very easy to start with a single button push.
      it won't overheat if you remove the batter and use usb power. it's the combined heat of the sun and glass plus battery heat that it cannot dissipate. with usb power it's pretty unlimited.
      Putting two of them in a car is a bit costly though.

    • Mawsiee
      Mawsiee Bulan Yang lalu

      @Philip Lockton that's a good point. Maybe they could do something about it :D

    • Philip Lockton
      Philip Lockton Bulan Yang lalu

      @Mawsiee yes bikers can use action cams with fresh air blowing over them, in a car they overheat and shut off after 15 mins.

    • JavaMan
      JavaMan Bulan Yang lalu +1

      There are several apps that let you use an old Android phone as a DashCam. I've used DailyRoads Voyager for a number of years with few problems. Some phones, especially back when I was using a phone with a single core CPU, would get hot and stop recording at times. It allows you to record video and still pictures, automatically chunks out video into files 2 minutes each, so they don't get to big to transfer easily, will rotate recordings removing the oldest files to make space for new ones, uses the phone sensors to recognize an incident and automatically flag files so they don't get deleted, you can also touch a screen button to flag the file to save as well.
      I like that it can save pictures while recording videos. I've made some timelapse videos out of my journeys, using the images (5MP was my camera's max resolution) taken every 5 seconds.
      Obviously, phones have different quality cameras, so you don't want to use a phone with a poor camera, but this gives a new purpose to some of my old phones before they hit the dumpster.

  • GreenTheOG
    GreenTheOG 16 hari yang lalu +1

    I did a lot of research but I got a Garmin 66w haven’t had any problems and it works very well. Speed, date, time, and exact location overlay. 4k30 and has lane departure warning and collision warning.

  • Rares Zaharia Lefter
    Rares Zaharia Lefter 25 hari yang lalu +1

    I live in Europe and I have to say things are nowhere near close to the way in which the situation presents itself in NA. I bought a dashcam for about $70 two years ago and it is still holding strong. It has pretty good image quality, even at night, and pretty much all the features necessary such as a good field of view, 30 fps, voice commands, etc. All of my friends have different dashcams and use them frequently to share videos from traffic and I have never seen any of them complain, meaning all of them are satisfactory over prolonged use. However, most of them sold here are from 2 brands that are quite well known and rather trustworthy - 70mai (which is owned by Xiaomi), which is also the one that I have, and Mio, which is also pretty big in the auto industry - with the occasional Garmin. The 70mai ones I would say are the best, they have great sensors and image stabilization and I think all of the mainstream versions are under $100.

  • Nekodiver
    Nekodiver Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Really cool video, Linus. Thank you very much. I had a similar experience when trying to get a decent camera for underwater or motorcycle video. I tried everything, I got angry, and ended up going for the one and only GoPro. I still can't believe all other cheaper models were such a crap! Exactly as you show in your video about dashboard cameras.
    Will you go from screwdrivers to cameras in the short run? Hahaha 😉

  • BrandEver
    BrandEver 20 hari yang lalu +1

    I have the Viofo 129 duo, it's not bad. I like the form factor and the picture looks as decent as anything shown here. The only things I don't like are that the wifi feature doesn't really work (I didn't care about that anyway though) and the way the "save current file" feature works is a little frustrating. I just hate that cars (other than Tesla) aren't using the myriad of onboard cameras as security/dash cameras. My Chevy Bolt has at least 5 built-in cameras with no way to record footage from them.

  • Sander Høyland
    Sander Høyland Bulan Yang lalu +1425

    I feel like GoPro should just make a 150$ dashcam that would literally crush everything else. That's about what the Hero Session went for in the end, right?

    • Evan Gay
      Evan Gay 24 hari yang lalu

      no, it wouldnt. go ahead and mount your gopro in your windshield and prepared to be disappointed just like these others

    • Jeff
      Jeff 26 hari yang lalu

      @Messeresser capacitors aren’t batteries, dude. You are either using poor terminology or are a victim of marketing.

    • AR7271
      AR7271 29 hari yang lalu +1

      @AME cut the BS. I went from a hero 2 to a hero 7 and the batteries on both lasted about the same on equal settings.
      That said I do wish that the GoPro hero 7 black came in a silver or white color because it definitely heats up more than the hero 2 used to. For obvious reasons black absorbs sunlight more than lighter colors.

    • Joe O.
      Joe O. Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Do police dash cams over consumer Amazon grade cams offer a more robust set up, improved optics, better memory, etc?

    • Chaotik Clover
      Chaotik Clover Bulan Yang lalu

      @hubertnnn The normal working range for most capacitors is -30oC to +125oC

  • Danger Noodle
    Danger Noodle 26 hari yang lalu

    I did essentially the same research into the image sensors a while back, and similarly was disillusioned by the deceptive marketing by the common offerings. I decided on the rexing featured in this video. However, i did not buy them immediately. I waited for prime day and bought two of the v1-4k’s for 80 each. Figuring that they essentially give the same image quality for less money was something i was in favor of. And for 80 bucks…i feel like i came out on top in that deal. Setup is straightforward, and while they require an app to load onto devices via wifi, no personal information is required. Just set up a wifi password and download (downloading is slow but works).

  • I find music
    I find music Bulan Yang lalu +9

    Linus is the type of guy to use a $55K red camera as a dashcam

    YTYTYTY 22 hari yang lalu

    Another issue aside from image quality is, the motion detection feature. The specific one I got says it has motion detection feature via lens, but it is actually just shock triggered video recording. It's pretty much useless in parked situations.

  • Kevin Wells
    Kevin Wells Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Thanks Mass Elder. Same sentiments here. I was ready to put in almost 800 bucks, for the camera (front & rear), the more or less 'hidden wiring', some connectivity to a cell phone, the ability to monitor the vehicle when it was parked and someone came too close, etc. etc. I wanted to do this for my daughter, as she by reason of her job has to travel into somewhat 'risky' areas. I was a day from pulling the trigger on this when one of the vendors I quoted suggested I should purchase an 'older' model than the one I wanted. After some questioning he said it was because full support wasn't 'there yet', it needed more time. To keep this short now... I'm a high tech guy. We built improved products, sometimes a little buggy, but always with 'support'. I checked into it further, and the manufacturer was having production issues. He just wanted to sell what he had in inventory. Understandable, but dishonest. If I saw this video before I'd just pass on the whole ordeal for now - which I did on my own volition anyway. I want her to have good system, mainly for security purposes. But I can't find the right one yet. Just found you also. I don't want to subscribe to another channel yet, but you are really good with your presentation.

  • TC
    TC Bulan Yang lalu +2151

    The real question is why are car manufacturers putting so many cameras on cars but don't give people the option to use them as a dashcam

    • MrSlowestD16
      MrSlowestD16 19 hari yang lalu

      @harmony That doesn't make any sense, lol. They have many cameras as-is, and they're dirt cheap. There's no reason to wait until later, they could make money off of it NOW. If that was the reason, it'd be done already.

    • Smith Smithersen
      Smith Smithersen 26 hari yang lalu

      @Kauko "a lot more hardware" like a solid state hard drive? What the hell are you smoking?

    • Thomas Paine
      Thomas Paine Bulan Yang lalu

      Mercedes does. I have a dashcam built in.

    • HackanHackerGames
      HackanHackerGames Bulan Yang lalu

      @Beau thats a camera problem due to physics no ? to help you...
      i,agine the electronic during the crash xD but srtill is yes complicated for them there autopilot and legal system as it is not yet well establish ( new thech not 8nstored yet enough) but i think they going well

    • HackanHackerGames
      HackanHackerGames Bulan Yang lalu

      the point is that technologi could be well more flexible but no compagnie do it !!!! if so eone miss that lol
      this apply to car electronic phone pc tv etcetcetc
      so everyone enumarating car compagnie youll missed the subject

  • Adrian Ramirez
    Adrian Ramirez 21 hari yang lalu +1

    Great video, wish you would have included one of the pricier Garmins as well with your extremely over budget cameras.

  • Louis Emery
    Louis Emery 26 hari yang lalu +8

    I bought mine for capturing "hilarious" situations like we see on youtube. I ended up using it once for proving fault in a collision next to my car.

    • C
      C 20 hari yang lalu

      Lmao, I like how you bought it for another purpose. Worked out in the end.

  • GOD
    GOD Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I've been using Anker's C1 dashcam since 2016. It has been incredibly reliable and the quality is fantastic.
    It runs on battery instead of a capacitor and the battery just died on mine. The camera seems to be discontinued so I just bought a new battery off eBay instead.
    The Viofo cameras are supposed to be great for the price but I couldn't justify spending that much when a new battery is only $20.

  • Kevin R
    Kevin R 3 jam yang lalu

    I believe the two biggest problems are 1/ The lens size , small lens lower resolution it doesn't matter if your recording in 4k , if your lens is not able to resolve side signs while you are travelling between 60-100kph ,
    2/ Your correct, the sensor HAS TO BE up to par.All this is mostly useless
    if driving facing the sun and driving in mist (in that case an infrared camera would be ideal).

  • paul walther
    paul walther Bulan Yang lalu +1417

    I’m a car insurance claim adjuster and I can say that the quality of the camera has never been an issue for me. Even a really grainy low quality video will show me what this person was doing when the impact occurred - stopped or moving, staying in their lane or changing lanes etc. of course if you spend the time to get a camera you might as well protect yourself from the hit and run idiot if you can but it happens less than you think and half the time someone does a hit and run they don’t even have insurance anyway.

    • FreeRoamPlays
      FreeRoamPlays 26 hari yang lalu +1

      @Oni-One happened to me too lol. I was young and dumb and would have been screwed but they drove away and Ive never felt so relieved in my life.

    • Anfernee Myers
      Anfernee Myers 26 hari yang lalu

      While I understand where you’re coming from, Linus does point out at the very beginning that if you’re only concerned about fault, then dashcams do their job just fine (2:29). However, some people (probably like Linus) might be concerned with other things like theft or other occurrences that don’t directly involve another vehicle, and that’s where quality might matter.

    • Hello Goodbye
      Hello Goodbye 27 hari yang lalu

      @Steven Henson another thing, I’ll add on to the quality of stoplight cameras, in all the time I’ve been a driver (only a few years) I’ve run about 6-8 red lights and I’ve never received anything in regards to that in the mail. So that tells you how awful the quality, my dad even thinks they’re turned off. I don’t know about all that, but me personally I don’t consider cameras at stoplights to be a factor, at least it’s the last thing I’ll consider. Still, don’t run stoplights, could be a last mistake.

    • Bjorn Rasmussen
      Bjorn Rasmussen 27 hari yang lalu

      In my country you literally cant drive without insurance.. The police will straight up take your plates. So here it most definitely would be nice to have their plate numbers

    • Nancy Daley
      Nancy Daley 27 hari yang lalu

      I’m not looking to see how many zits the driver has… I just want to show who was doing what.

  • dean Mohamed
    dean Mohamed 5 hari yang lalu

    Linus is the man. Fan since 1999! Every tech gadget I buy is off of this man's review.

  • A K
    A K 3 hari yang lalu

    Great review, thank you. There are so many cameras on the market, that each time when i start do research, i give up. In Canada both priced the same, so looks like Viofo A119 will be the choice. But does it have that screen dimmable or able shut down ? (cause driving in the dark with constant light above, isn't great at all).

    REDSLATE 9 hari yang lalu

    Some action cams include a 'looping' write function that you could _attempt_ to use as a makeshift "dashcam," but the camera itself isn't designed for continuous recording. The higher the resolution and framerate, the more heat will be produced, causing the camera to miss frames and, eventually, shut-down. This makes using something like a GoPro unideal as a dashcam.

  • Marc B
    Marc B Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I bought two cheap Garmin cams to determine fault. I hadn't researched at all. I love them. I witnessed two accidents and was able to give video to police. Customer support on an update issue was superb as well.

  • Bob Sentell
    Bob Sentell Bulan Yang lalu +425

    GoPro not entering the dashcam market will forever be the most perplexing thing about that company. They already have pretty much everything they need.

    • Shinkajo
      Shinkajo 24 hari yang lalu

      @HardManbow well my mirror is just a mirror

    • HardManbow
      HardManbow 25 hari yang lalu

      @Shinkajo I'm guessing whatever powers the lights or other electronics that are attached to your rearview mirror (like OnStar in GM products). Not sure what the voltage or current is for that, but I'm sure you could get that info with a multimeter.

    • Shinkajo
      Shinkajo Bulan Yang lalu

      @Vanquished what's rearview mirror power?

    • Vanquished
      Vanquished Bulan Yang lalu +1

      You're not going to find many people who want to pay for a go pro as a dashcam. Idk what the power requirements for a gopro are but these are all very low power usage. I kinda doubt you could run a go pro off your rearview mirror power like I do with my dashcams (and recommend everyone else do as well lol)

    • Loki Scarlet
      Loki Scarlet Bulan Yang lalu

      @Michael0100 Heat insulation goes both ways. If it’s trapped in a glass oven (car), generating heat of its own as well, insulated from any cooling potential when the car cools down, it’s just gonna keep getting hotter.

  • JeX
    JeX 23 hari yang lalu

    So, this is all well and good. But I would assume the lower image quality is to get higher framerates and to save space on storage since these will be running basically 24/7.
    But a very good review!

  • Frugal Brando
    Frugal Brando 25 hari yang lalu +4

    I bought my parents Thinkware F70 dash cameras a few years ago and they've loved them. After my car accident, I did more research and went with the Rexing V1P Pro (front and rear) camera. I'm happy with the camera quality however their app is horrendous so do not get Rexing just because of "the app to view your footage". A close friend of mine has Viofo and has had no issues so far. Certain models of Thinkware, Rexing, and Viofo dash cameras will be what I continue to recommend to people but it is still shocking how we're in 2022 and dash camera quality is 20 years behind.

  • dev droid
    dev droid 25 hari yang lalu

    Car companies should just include this as part of the vehicle, mounted behind the glass and on the sides. Many cars will already have them for collision avoidance and self driving. There can be a rolling memory where only the last 30 minutes are captured prior to a crash, theft or accident.

  • Tabbers
    Tabbers 10 hari yang lalu +2

    The cool thing about the 1440p A119 viofo is they released a firmware update in august that enables 4k recording. I'm sure no one cares though

  • Torque Test Channel
    Torque Test Channel Bulan Yang lalu +1889

    This is the kind of vids the world needs. Amazon reviews and specs are almost useless, something that applies to a growing number of categories of products

    • Jenn D
      Jenn D Bulan Yang lalu

      @oldfrend How will you know if it arrived on time, but the reviewer never actually used the product - five stars?

    • FinnDerp
      FinnDerp Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Amazon is turning into Ebay

    • row0111
      row0111 Bulan Yang lalu

      Dash cams need to work in extreme heat, if they recorded in 8K at 60fps like a Go Pro people would complain of overheating and a lack of recording time.. you would need like a 512GB SD card to get even a few hours of driving.

    • Jimmy2Hertz
      Jimmy2Hertz Bulan Yang lalu

      @Little Jackalo He may be right, e.g. in the UK you have a lot more legal power to refund stuff bought online than in a store.

  • Sentar
    Sentar 22 hari yang lalu

    I wonder if multiple cameras or camera sensors would help improve the image quality in some way

  • mattcintosh
    mattcintosh 22 hari yang lalu +1

    As a seller on Amazon, all those private label brands you've never heard are a scourge to online retail. There is no way to know if you are getting a good deal or quality. No way to easily compare products or if it's the same as another brand.

  • Steph Allen
    Steph Allen 16 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for all the great effort and information. It's helpful, but also disheartening that there isn't a dashcam that's excellent for night use. However, I might disagree with your final comparison with the Viofo 119 and Thinkware U1000. You say the difference is "not that great" but really, it's significant. If you freeze the video at 14:20 and look at the logo on the Royal Bank, and then look through the front window, you will see that the U1000 has twice the resolution. It also has half the flare around the lights (the blurry circular flare, not the streaks from your windshield). That's like twice as good. It may make no difference in reading a street sign, but what if you have to get license or human details farther away from your car, or determine whether a driver inside a car, obscured by the window, is looking at a phone and not the road right before an accident? The detail fall-off point is better with the U1000. And sometimes those fall-off points make a difference, like the braking distance of tires, or that little bit extra steering response in an emergency. That said, $400 for the U100 is still hard to justify; if it was more competitive, I wouldn't think twice about getting one over the Viofo.

  • bridgecross
    bridgecross 25 hari yang lalu +1

    All this will end when cars start coming with dash/rear cams as standard equipment. Cars already come with at least rear cameras, and in some cases have 360 cameras. Cars already have processors, screens, and storage built in. Like most features, it might start only in luxury models but will eventually flow down to everyone.

  • jk oblivion
    jk oblivion Bulan Yang lalu +719

    This is not only reviews.
    This is Public service.
    You guys rock.

  • musicmaniac32
    musicmaniac32 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I researched for a long time before getting my dashcam and Vantrue was the brand that kept coming up. Why didn't he review any of those? I'm pretty happy with my Vantrue S1. It was $160 on Amazon, but I went ahead and splurged.

  • macforme
    macforme 12 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for a great review steering me in a better direction, thus saving me a lot of money.. I am still over whelmed but I shall ignore Amazon ratings and hype. I lived in B.C. 40 years ago and still miss it. 🇺🇸👍🇨🇦

  • Robert Steven Schwartz
    Robert Steven Schwartz 16 hari yang lalu

    I have four Rove R2-4Ks and they do what I need rather well. They have GPS so can prove I’m driving well and within the speed limit and their pictures good enough to show responsibility in traffic accidents. They were $95 each +change and I like their display with my speed on it.

  • McGriff
    McGriff 27 hari yang lalu

    Another huge problem is reliability. I'm on my 4th dashcam. The first one, the rear camera just stopped working. The 2nd would sometimes just power off and I'd have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work again. The 3rd, well, I was driving along and noticed some road workers on the overpass ahead. As I went under it some debris fell on my hood and windshield of my brand new car!!! When I reviewed the footage the camera captured me backing out of my garage, and pulling into the parking lot at work. The entire trip was missing! 15 minutes of travel was not recorded! So, I'm on dashcam number 4!

  • Grenan
    Grenan Bulan Yang lalu +808

    So the main takeaway is we need to start a petition for GoPro to start making decent dashcams? 😅

    • 10Filip
      10Filip Bulan Yang lalu

      @WTF Off-Road Club I use it for mountainbiking, and unluckly in the forest the are some issues.

    • that zombies player
      that zombies player Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Galf506 why is GoPro not a brand I want to trust? Because if you're just going to say something along the lines of they do a lot of shady shit behind the curtains, well if you want me to be perfectly honest literally large companies doing shady shit behind the curtains because that's just how large companies do

    • FlailingJunk
      FlailingJunk Bulan Yang lalu

      @Steven Fitzgerald Where would I find that software?

    • Valerian
      Valerian Bulan Yang lalu +1

      I was somehow expecting the video to end on a suggestion to make your own DIY dashcam using a Raspberry Pi, is that not a thing?

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan Bulan Yang lalu +5

      @Naturalhighz I believe that was just the suction cup mount FOR a go pro

  • Oyamada13
    Oyamada13 13 hari yang lalu +1

    It is interesting that LTT is trying to find and test dashcam but only tested the old Viofo model when the A129 is the newest line, which have 1440p and 4K. If they don't put a little more effort into testing, people will have some doubts on the testing warehouse. lol

  • Sebastian Morales
    Sebastian Morales 25 hari yang lalu

    i spent a lot of time on dash cams too and i feel like i made a decent choice, the cobra sc200d which is front and rear it has pretty good quality in my opinion and it’s priced reasonably at 180

  • Alkemyst
    Alkemyst 8 hari yang lalu

    The higher end cameras also offer a way to monitor the car and even send to the cloud for theft and the like. It's not just about grabbing license plates.

  • myfreakyvalentine
    myfreakyvalentine 24 hari yang lalu +4

    Wow, when I bought my new car recently, there was a dashcam option offered for something like AUD$1500 (maybe around $1000 US?). Anyway, seemed excessive and after seeing this am even more glad I didn't choose it as I'm sure it would have been similar in quality to these.

  • G Money
    G Money Bulan Yang lalu +1246

    Wish Linus explored alternatives to this bad market, like using an older flagship phone or any other types of cameras in other markets (like tree-cams or cheaper action cams that aren't the GoPro)

    • Mr Techie
      Mr Techie Bulan Yang lalu

      @Felix Müller so move to a free country.

    • Rob
      Rob Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Max Huisman Can you imagine it... Would be a monster of a solution with an IMAX set up inside a beautiful copper box with water cooling linked to the car AC system!

    • Jackson Fernandes
      Jackson Fernandes Bulan Yang lalu

      @Alex L yes, but i mean like those gaming phones where you can play with the charger pluged, without constantly cycling the battery.

    • R P
      R P Bulan Yang lalu

      @AgentAngus but does a phone really work off of GPS or does it come from our data have you tried it with a phone with no service, I haven't. Probably can't operate Google maps without service, a purpose design software might work.

    • Ron Wolf
      Ron Wolf Bulan Yang lalu

      @forgotn1 ^^^^^ THIS

  • klancy kennedy
    klancy kennedy 28 hari yang lalu +1

    Thank you for covering dash cams. I recently tried shopping for one and it was absolute hell.

  • OMEGA2669
    OMEGA2669 20 hari yang lalu

    I got the Thinkware F200 Pro with rear camera for 150. It seems to work well, I like the app ability to download videos from the unit without removing the SD card to transfer it to my computer. I hardwired mine into my car and hid all the wires. Overall a clean install and a clean look.
    I would prefer a more hidden and less noticeable system, but that's more effort than I wanted to put into it. Also it's nice that it has bump and motion detection recording.
    I had a dual camera system on my last car that worked okay. And the DVR was separate from the front camera which was nice and made the front camera less noticeable while the DVR was tucked in the glove box.

  • Sartek
    Sartek 25 hari yang lalu

    I spent $130 on a Campark DC40 3 camera recorder. Turns out it has a newer Novatek 96670 chip and does pretty decently. There are some with the 96675 (2k native recording) on the market as well for budget single channel cameras around the $50 mark

  • Thomas Amos
    Thomas Amos Bulan Yang lalu +1

    People have dashcams to avoid people simulating accidents. Yes - the numberplate is hard to read, but just having the camera discourages crazy people from reversing into you, and then claiming they had their extended family in the back.

  • The Eclectic Dyslexic
    The Eclectic Dyslexic Bulan Yang lalu +246

    This might be the best video LTT has made in years. More of this please. Like actually a whole series just on "everything in this category in online retail is garbage, but this one is the least garbage" would be excellent.

    • Narinjas
      Narinjas Bulan Yang lalu +4

      I just wish Go-Pro could make the Insurance-PRO likeup that could include up to tesla like alarm system with 4 cameras, 2x normal angle of 90-100 degrees 1440p front and back , and 2x ultra wide 180 degrees cameras for the sides that have ultra ultra wide 1440p that is equivalent to 4k) that have smart compression of 3 decent frames followed by one picture perfect frame that is the equivalent of 6 decent frames for one singular frame , having a total of 60fps with 45fps decent + 15fps of picture perfect images. And also a console screen that acts as the tesla screen with cameras, that you can also press a button to focus on 1 or 2 or 4 cameras at once, while the screen can also have a backup ssd/SD card with the combined image of all the cameras and other usefull information/metadata.

  • Harry Christie
    Harry Christie Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Excellent review, especially the tech details closer to the end. It appears I lucked out in the unit I chose - it's a 70. Videos are crisp and clear, street signs clearly visible in most cases. License plates appear clear in "standard" mode, but tying to zoom in does pixelate them. A high-quality image processor might be able to crisp them up. I don't want to mention the name (don't know if you want that), but it's second in your A search, right about $140. Besides what you've spoken of, my biggest complaint is that it's virtually impossible to mount one near the rv mirror on modern vehicles with some advanced features (headlight dimmers, auto-wipers, etc). The component box for those features blocks a significant portion of either side of the video.
    Even with all of that said, as someone else mentioned below, IMO dashcams are less about apportioning blame and more about proving not guilty (dare I say innocence). "He cut me off!" "No I didn't, he rammed me" - the video reveals all (good or bad).

  • jakebreakstheinternet
    jakebreakstheinternet 9 hari yang lalu

    #3 on Amazon list 70mai works pretty well for 1080p and has crash detection, voice commands and a couple other decent features as well as being low profile. I picked one up for $40.

  • Rob Mclaughlin
    Rob Mclaughlin 14 hari yang lalu

    I watched this a while ago and put the two dash cams in my amazon list for later. Today I was talking with a future son in law and he mentioned your review so we went to it and I watched it again and them looked at my amazon list and there they were. Sometimes it takes a while for me to pull the trigger. Thanks for having such a great review on here.

  • trancextend
    trancextend 14 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for saving me the trouble of buying clone cams. I wish everyone had this information so that we can stop handing our dirty fiat to Chinese companies who care less about our needs. That camera that kept falling should be used for experiments. hehehehe.

  • The Dro
    The Dro Bulan Yang lalu +12

    on the bright side, if you can film at 30fps all you need is one frame including a shot of each letter and you can figure out the plate even w partial. although, at this point they should all come with great dynamics in color and stabilization / gps w gyro and accel and all that

  • Eliteman76
    Eliteman76 Bulan Yang lalu

    As someone who got screwed by a recent insurance claim denial by a second party in the last 3-4 years since a minor accident…these cameras are worth it.
    I’d like to know if anyone has compared cameras from Apline or Kenwood car audio companies

  • Keith Sorensen
    Keith Sorensen 7 hari yang lalu

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I have been looking for a dashcam for a while and was about to make the huge mistake of spending nearly $1k on Blackvue and their upgrades. I got sick of buying a new dashcam every few months because I was unhappy with the ones I had. This video is a lifesaver and saver. I am sharing it with everyone I know. Thank you.

  • Joshua Terry
    Joshua Terry 23 hari yang lalu

    I bought one that was a whole mirror it has front in cabin and rear camera the whole mirror is a screen or you can turn screen off and have a regular mirror. It's got decent quality and 180 degree front view. The thing that is kind of lame is the movement sensor is not very sensitive.

  • Matthew Nicholas
    Matthew Nicholas 26 hari yang lalu

    Most of the use of these are used post accident when the third party hasn't driven off. You don't need to see the number plate, just the make and model and what actually occurred. This is mostly for insurance purposes when working out which of the 2 parties were to blame. I agree it would be nice to spot reg plates etc, but that's barely even a secondary task.
    In short get the cheap one. As long as there's an image and the other person doesn't drive off then it'll be fine.
    Some insurers stipulate a camera for commercial vehicles, they will only stipulate the advertised resolution and memory capacity, not make/model etc.

  • Roger Dickinson
    Roger Dickinson Bulan Yang lalu +287

    I think the real problem here is that Amazon is almost useless for buying tech now. It's a race to the bottom with unknown direct from china brands and amazon does nothing to police the descriptions or reviews.

    • Shinkajo
      Shinkajo Bulan Yang lalu +2

      I can't understand how people stand the UX on that website. Amazon gives you the results the it wants, not what you need. The search and filter functions are atrocious. Not to mention that the design and layout is headache inducing and just ugly as shit.

    • TRON
      TRON Bulan Yang lalu

      Any good alternatives?

    • USDashCamera
      USDashCamera Bulan Yang lalu +1

      And then youtubers will complain that good models are 3-4x the price of these shit chinese generic models.

    • Oak Ridge Review
      Oak Ridge Review Bulan Yang lalu

      This is spot on!!!

    • Stella Robado
      Stella Robado Bulan Yang lalu +4

      I quit Amazon Prime this year and I've been able to buy the same garbage on eBay without a membership fee.

  • D Peterson
    D Peterson Bulan Yang lalu +20

    Interesting, I came to the same conclusion after spending about an hour researching and comparing products. Ultimately I chose the VIOFO T130 and I'm beyond satisfied.

  • William Lulay
    William Lulay 26 hari yang lalu

    Entertaining and enlightening. I hadn't realized dash cams had such poor quality. It does seem like their image quality is a bit behind the times.

  • Nyubug
    Nyubug 13 hari yang lalu

    More of these videos please! We need more videos that cover undiscovered topics like this one.

  • Jokerted
    Jokerted 22 hari yang lalu

    I have the Pruveeo one and it's doing a decent job. I literally got the inward facing camera because someone smashed out my window and I got the $15 wiring kit to have the camera run 24/7

  • Hamachingo
    Hamachingo Bulan Yang lalu +944

    Pro tip: get a piece of polarization filter foil and stick it in front of the lens. Removes glare from your own windshield, general reflections (you see the drives behind the windshield) and it helps with contrast.

    • So Confused
      So Confused Bulan Yang lalu

      @Will H. they'd have to prove you tampered with the speed camera first 😉

    • hazonku
      hazonku Bulan Yang lalu

      Was gonna say, one thing that none of them seem to have is a decent ND filter.

    • Will S
      Will S Bulan Yang lalu

      Shouldn't the camera come with all that crap?

    • Ian Pilgreen
      Ian Pilgreen Bulan Yang lalu

      @Richard L haha, I'm aware. I'm just wondering if there was a specific recommendation as some manufacturers only do circular and not linear

    • Nacht Elfje
      Nacht Elfje Bulan Yang lalu

      My NextBase dashcam has that built in

  • Wineguy
    Wineguy 2 hari yang lalu

    so glad I found this. I was losing my mind trying to net out what might be a decent reasonable priced dashcam for my cross country trip.

  • Surge Dashcam
    Surge Dashcam 28 hari yang lalu +1

    I have had the A119 first gen for about 5 years now. Yeah it's showing its age, but still going strong and with image quality that is still somewhat competitive. I have not had any issues in that 5 year period and it has been well worth the £78 I spent on it 5 years ago.
    With that said, it's not nearly as good as a "camera" should be, but for a dashcam, it's the best you can get at the moment.

  • SwissWildPics SWP
    SwissWildPics SWP 16 hari yang lalu

    The same goes for cheap security cameras. They ALL look the same. Please do a review on the topic! I would love your opinion!
    I would also love to finally find a decent security camera with an optical zoom. But it's either 50$ crap or 5000$ professional stuff.

  • Pink Dolphin
    Pink Dolphin  19 hari yang lalu +1

    Now that you mentioned GoPro, I find it strange that they didn't jump into the dashcams wagon, they could be a monopoly if done right.

  • Girth Brooks
    Girth Brooks Bulan Yang lalu +615

    In a society where even reviews and ratings are fake, we need more videos like this

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      Clay3613 Bulan Yang lalu


    • chris232323
      chris232323 Bulan Yang lalu

      @tt ww this sounds biased

    • HackanHackerGames
      HackanHackerGames Bulan Yang lalu

      @Chris723 What i didnt say for you to say belive that xD genuinly curious always learning english :P

    • HackanHackerGames
      HackanHackerGames Bulan Yang lalu

      @Chris723 Did you watch the linus video are YOU lost on the wrong vid yourself?

    • HackanHackerGames
      HackanHackerGames Bulan Yang lalu

      If you didnt understood my point then there it is

  • Andrew Dawson
    Andrew Dawson 22 hari yang lalu

    My Thinkware was extremely useful in proving at the roadside that the other driver was at fault, which led to them being charged with careless. Get it hardwired so it turns on everytime you drive without thinking about it

  • Aaron
    Aaron 21 hari yang lalu +1

    I'd argue that the purpose of a dashcam is more to prove to your insurance and the court that you're not at fault in an accident. Otherwise you can do like that other guy suggested and say the license plate # aloud.

  • Inthis Dayandage
    Inthis Dayandage 2 hari yang lalu

    My dashcam is for protecting myself from cops. I don't need licence plates, I need evidence, both audio/video, and inside/outside.
    I'm much less concerned about someone scratching my vehicle than an ego driven cop trying to ruin my life.

  • JC Journey
    JC Journey Hari Yang lalu

    thanks for making this video. finally there is someone know what they are talking about.
    the best value is the VIOFO A119. I bought and installed at least 10 already .

  • Caleb (silentkills7777)
    Caleb (silentkills7777) Bulan Yang lalu +536

    I would absolutely LOVE if you would do something similar to this for HOME CAMERA'S!! There are so many and image quality, security, privacy, etc are all so important and make it difficult to decide! Thanks for such an informative video!

    • trzykawki
      trzykawki Bulan Yang lalu

      The Hook Up channel does a periodic review with excellent detail.

    • Psymøn
      Psymøn Bulan Yang lalu

      Yeah it's a similar shitshow with CCTV, especially in the self hosted IP camera world. After a lot of crap eBay stuff, I settled on Reolink, and it's pretty good.
      I'd love to get Linus to take this video's approach and apply it to CCTV. Great idea.

    • MStrickkk
      MStrickkk Bulan Yang lalu

      Amcrest and Hikvision are very good. Lorex supposedly is too but I have no experience with them.

    • R3Z3N
      R3Z3N Bulan Yang lalu

      @psilocybe Not really, for the little I drive I just use 2 1TB Micro SD cards, and on my main computer I have 6x10TB HDD+ 6x SSDs for general storage which is synced to a 100TB storage unit over 40GB Fiber, and also backed up to my own cloud at another house in a safe.... Anyway for the the GoPro I typically wipe it mid or end week.

    • Ryan Smart
      Ryan Smart Bulan Yang lalu

      Tp-links sub-brand Tapo cameras. Local SD recording or local network if you know what you are doing.

  • planedr
    planedr 22 hari yang lalu +1

    I paid $25 for one from Amazon and it lasted about 5 years it worked good enough. It wasn’t 4K but it actually had good night vision. It died finally and now I can’t find it anymore.

  • GobroncoCZE
    GobroncoCZE 24 hari yang lalu +1

    For dashcam I use for several years Viofo A119 (there is a newer version already) and Im quite satisfied (still works, image quality is OK I think).

  • Chase
    Chase 21 hari yang lalu +3

    I'm really happy you showed the garmin nuvi as the gps example, I'm using my dads old Nuvi 2555 and it's still doing a solid job up in northern ontario when my saved maps on google maps decide to tell me that they're not saved anymore

  • PS PS
    PS PS Bulan Yang lalu +1

    A proper consumer dashcam starts at $500 to $700....BUT NEVER should it come from Amazon.
    Amazon is for phone cases and keychains. Dashcams come from dedicated dashcam resellers or direct from manufacturer.