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Offline Uncle Tee

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On-board Camera
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:19:34 AM »
I'd like to add a fixed forward focus camera to the GPS bar for capturing wildlife shots. I've got a wide assortment of gopro and accessories I use for family adventures, but the time I spend prepping, setting, checking, downloading, editing and post-production really doesn't help with a surprise 1 second and it's gone shot. Any ideas on a camera I can leave attached, not worry if whether it's on or set. Simple See, Slap, Snap digital like the 35mm disposables of days gone by. Thanks, T
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Re: On-board Camera
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 10:43:40 AM »
Hi, Not sure about availability in the US, although I would imagine much greater than the UK but I have a very small camera brand name Maginon sports that I bought from Aldi last year and it produced some excellent pictures and saved onto a 4GB Micro SD Card and only cost ~30.  Comes complete with a waterproof case. all that is required is a 6mm mounting screw and something like a RAM mount platform.  Does still and video. Worked a treat.  See link below.

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Re: On-board Camera
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 11:13:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Uncle Tee [+]
Any ideas on a camera I can leave attached, not worry if whether it's on or set.

You are more or less describing an "crash cam". Comes on with ignition and keeps overwriting old files on a loop basis.

A cheap and cheerful one with a plastic bag ( hole for lens ) over it and if it get stolen it's no big deal.
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Re: On-board Camera
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 06:56:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by ArchieAdv [+]
Hi, Not sure about availability in the US, although I would imagine much greater than the UK but I have a very small camera brand name Maginon sports that I bought from Aldi last year and it produced some excellent pictures and saved onto a 4GB Micro SD Card and only cost ~30.  Comes complete with a waterproof case. all that is required is a 6mm mounting screw and something like a RAM mount platform.  Does still and video. Worked a treat.  See link below.

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http://ride.io/reviews/aldi-action-camera-review/
Did you have better luck than the reviewer with the video? There was no still image shown that was captured by the cam, and the video they shared they correctly called "horrendous," so unless their video was extraordinarily bad I think this may not actually be an 'action' camera at all but a 30 potato....

Do you mind posting samples?

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Re: On-board Camera
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 05:19:22 PM »
Check the comments under the article, timmys posted a link to video he shot that is much better.
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Re: On-board Camera
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 03:06:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by drjack [+]
Check the comments under the article, timmys posted a link to video he shot that is much better.
That looks as good one of my crash cams that was a deal for 3 times as much. With a G-load power cutoff, tail mounted it would be hard to beat, provided it doesn't require file processing time between end of recording and power shutoff (like GoPro). Cheers, T
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