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Old 28th November 2016, 11:30   #1336
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I am planning to get a dash cam from US. Confused between the transcend dp200 & sjcam4000. Has anyone used the sjcam on their helmets? Is it possible to have a dual purpose cam(helmet & dash). Any other options I should look at?

Thanks in advance!
Hi Asit,

I have the SJ4000WiFi, and have used it while riding motorcycles and driving cars. It can be helmet/chest/motorcycle mounted when riding and can be dash mounted when driving. When using it as a dashcam it has to be set to 'Car Mode' for it to automatically start recording when powered.

The main pro of opting for the SJCAM is that it's an action camera built for all purposes and you'll never run out of accessories as GoPro accessories can be used.
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I am planning to get a dash cam from US. Confused between the transcend dp200 & sjcam4000. Has anyone used the sjcam on their helmets? Is it possible to have a dual purpose cam(helmet & dash). Any other options I should look at?

Thanks in advance!
Hi Asit, the sjcam is a dual purpose one. You can use both in your car (mite need to purchase the suction mount separate) as well as on your helmet. The transcend however is strictly for the car only.
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Old 28th November 2016, 15:05   #1338
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I have the SJ4000WiFi, and have used it while riding motorcycles and driving cars. It can be helmet/chest/motorcycle mounted when riding and can be dash mounted when driving. When using it as a dashcam it has to be set to 'Car Mode' for it to automatically start recording when powered.



The main pro of opting for the SJCAM is that it's an action camera built for all purposes and you'll never run out of accessories as GoPro accessories can be used.


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Hi Asit, the sjcam is a dual purpose one. You can use both in your car (mite need to purchase the suction mount separate) as well as on your helmet. The transcend however is strictly for the car only.

Thanks guys! I will get the sjcam4000 wifi. That should take car of both my riding and driving needs.
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Old 28th November 2016, 21:41   #1339
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Finally decided to take a plunge and get dvr installed on my ride. I have ordered Rock autobot eye (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016...687318987.html) from aliexpress. This is my first order with aliexpress as well. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Finally got mine today from aliexpress. Got delayed due to some shipping issues. The product quality looks good. Yet to fix it and try it out.

Any recommendations on where get the cable organiser clips? I didn't find any good quality ones on amazon.
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Old 29th November 2016, 21:06   #1340
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I'm was thinking of getting the Transcend Drivepro 220. Some of the reviews on Amazon etc claim that the quality isn't great especially at night. Is it true?
On the other hand, is there any big difference between the 220 vs 200.
What is the ideal price for the above mentioned products?
EDIT: I just checked some of the videos of this product and I just can't read the number plates at all. Is this a common problem with all dashcams?

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Old 3rd December 2016, 22:37   #1341
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My 1+ year old Chinese dashcam gave up recently and I'm looking to buy a decent one this time. Please suggest a good one around 6k INR budget (out of the below choices, or something else)
- SJ4000
- VIOFO A119
- mini 0805
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Old 4th December 2016, 12:37   #1342
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My 1+ year old Chinese dashcam gave up recently and I'm looking to buy a decent one this time. Please suggest a good one around 6k INR budget (out of the below choices, or something else)
- SJ4000
- VIOFO A119
- mini 0805
Viofo A119 or A119s.
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Hello,

I am planning to get a dash cam from US. Confused between the transcend dp200 & sjcam4000. Has anyone used the sjcam on their helmets? Is it possible to have a dual purpose cam(helmet & dash). Any other options I should look at?

Thanks in advance!
I have used both DP 200 and SJCam 4000 (its equivalent). DP200 got stolen from Delhi Metro Car Parking after which I put up the SJCam model. This too I had to remove because it wasn't very user friendly, nowhere compared to DP 200. Being a battery based model, it is risky to keep it plugged in all the time (specially when car is parked in open), and provided fittings also do not help in easy mounting/removal. Now I have a Viofo A119, and it works like a charm.
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I use a G1WC dashcam - Capacitor based. I am facing an issue from day one. When i move the key to ignition position , the dashcam starts up. When i crank the engine, due to the momentary power cutoff to the 12V lighter port, the camera shuts down. However, after the engine starts up and the power is back, the camera does not start up on its own. I have to manually press the start button on the camera or unplug and replug the charger from the 12V port.

Any idea how i can resolve this issue?
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I use a G1WC dashcam - Capacitor based. I am facing an issue from day one. When i move the key to ignition position , the dashcam starts up. When i crank the engine, due to the momentary power cutoff to the 12V lighter port, the camera shuts down. However, after the engine starts up and the power is back, the camera does not start up on its own. I have to manually press the start button on the camera or unplug and replug the charger from the 12V port.

Any idea how i can resolve this issue?
Hi sagarpadaki, Even I have the same problem with G1WC in my Polo. Only workaround, I have found is to directly start the car(key position from off to start), then it works fine.
Many others like Mr.mitsuvolk are also facing the same problem.
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After a lot of procrastination, bought a i1000 off ebay after seeing one with a colleague.
Front and back for 2.5K INR (even though its not full HD) was too hard to turn down.
Let's see if numberplate recognition is that important. will post a review once I get mine!

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I use a G1WC dashcam - Capacitor based. I am facing an issue from day one. When i move the key to ignition position , the dashcam starts up. When i crank the engine, due to the momentary power cutoff to the 12V lighter port, the camera shuts down. However, after the engine starts up and the power is back, the camera does not start up on its own. I have to manually press the start button on the camera or unplug and replug the charger from the 12V port.

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Hi sagarpadaki, Even I have the same problem with G1WC in my Polo. Only workaround, I have found is to directly start the car(key position from off to start), then it works fine.
Many others like Mr.mitsuvolk are also facing the same problem.
This is easily fixable by tweaking the firmware as Viofo and SG have done with their capacitor powered cameras.

My capacitor powered Mobius does the same thing on going from ACC to ignition.

The only remedy is installing a timer in between the power source and the camera.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thread...-2#post-167750

I haven't bothered with it though. If in ACC mode, I've made a habit of going back to OFF and then cranking the engine.
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An example of what Youtube's encoding does to dash cam videos.

A tree lined road with rapidly changing lighting due to the tree cover is challenging for any of the dash cams available today but even at an original bitrate of 42 MBPS, there's a drastic degradation in quality once encoded by YT.

Major blocking/macro-blocking can be seen in the encoded version.

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I have a SJCAM S5000 wifi. I had ordered a suction cup holder from SJCAM website but it turned out to be cheap quality.
It just does not support the camera and its weight and falls down very quickly.

Does any one know of any reliable car mount which I can buy for this?
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I am using DP220 which I bought very recently. Today morning on my way to office the display got struck (shows the snapshot taken in morning) & I could not switch it off as none of the switches (Power, settings etc) in the camera were working. I removed the power connection & still the display wouldn't go off. I guess it is running on inbuilt battery.

Anyone came across such issue & any hints to resolve this?
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