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You get what you paid for & it works
on 20 September 2012
A simple to use video & audio camera. It has three modes, video with/without audio (depending on your settings), camera (snap shot) and audio (dictaphone type use) I have no use for the latter two personally.
Includes a strong windscreen mount; take other's advice on where mounted, i.e. out of the way of the driver and within the sweep of the windscreen wipers. The camera can hang back off the mount a wee bit so play around until you are happy (Passenger side of the rear view mirror or bottom right corner on the driver's side suited me). There is also a cigar charger (micro USB) that has about 3.5 metres of cable, so you can work it around the dash & windscreen.
The instructions are okay, but a few minutes playing around and you'll work it all out. Simple on/off button and a record/stop button on the back edge. On the LCD panel are Mode switches from video (default at start up) to picture to dictaphone to playback screen. Each mode (less dictaphone) has its own menu / settings (using Menu, Up and Down and record/stop as the "OK"). Like I said, play around to get used to it.
I put a 32GB Class 10 SD card into mine. The class of SD card is important, Class 4 for example is no good for quality video writing, (and this may be where other reviewers have gone wrong - stating they were not satisfied with quality) (I also notice a class 4 is offered by Amazon as part of a bundle!!!!) Class 10 has good read / write speed for video use, so choose your SD card with care.
I have mine set to 1280x720 [HD], which provides 6.5 hours of continuous video with audio recording on a 32GB card. On play back, both on the inbuilt LCD and home PC, I was pleased with the quality offered by this camera (for the price that I paid for it).
This is a good little device to record your journey, for whatever reason, be it a video log of your road trip or just to keep it running for peace of mind when you're on the move; should you unfortunately have an incident, where this video camera will back you up (so long as it is pointed in the right direction).