I'm looking into getting a Dash Camera for my Sportage and looking for recommendations (this might be as controversial as what oil should I use?). I know I want a two channel system (forward and rear view), with WiFi access from my IPhone. Expecting to pay $200 - $300 for a quality unit. Where I'm getting hung up:
1. Do I get a unit that straps onto the rear view mirror? However those units don't seem to act as a regular mirror and I'm not sure I want to look at a monitor as a rear view mirror while driving.
2. Windscreen mount camera? My concern here is partial blocking of forward field of view no matter how high and tight to the mirror mount I put the camera. Suction mount is definitely a no for me.
Alright camera geeks, what you got? why you like/no like? Let the games begin!...Oh, and thanks in advance.
If you are concerned about the insurance company using your footage against you then you have other things to worry about (your own driving habits mainly). All it shows is what happened on video, and is very likely not the only evidence available.
Forgot to say I use the Thinkware F70 and it is great. Cheap, easy to use, decent resolution, and over 3 years has been very reliable in all temperatures. I think they make 2 channel versions as well.
Biggest draw for me was its easy to hide behind the mirror and it doesn't have a screen to bother me with. To me screens on dash cams are pointless. I already see everything in front of me, and if I need to see the footage I can view it on my phone or computer instead of trying to view it on the smallest screen in the world.