Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Reviewed: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Reviewed: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Other Hardware and Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MaFt
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 14588
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reviewed: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.com

For the last few months, years even, I've been terrified to drive around the streets of Bradford. OK, 'terrified' may be a slight exaggeration, but when you're almost the victim of someone else's recklessness you start wondering what would happen with regards to insurance claims if there's no clear proof of what happened.

For the last couple of weeks I've been using the Roadhawk DC-2. The DC-2 is a 'Full HD' (1080p) forward-facing camera with GPS, shock sensor and built-in microphone.

Click here to read the full review...
email icon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
worried
Lifetime Member


Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 74

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a twin cam on the front screen with gps and road speed, it has to be positioned such that the driver cant look at the screen (tis against the law to look)

also a simple one on the rear screen.

so far filmed four near accidents on front camera and every other day too close for comfort on the back camera

took the evidence of this one to the drivers office

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/pierre-pierre_2009/Clip01_zpsvcnx5pcz.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/pierre-pierre_2009/Clip03_zpsr3jjmgwh.jpg

Edited: Images changed to links as they were too wide - MaFt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
worried
Lifetime Member


Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 74

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could not remember what are where I got it, May 2013 Amazon

2.7 inch screen Dual Camera 5MP Car Blackbox DVR with GPS Logger and G-Sensor X3000
Sold by: Sourcingbay
47.15
Condition: New

now i whow
2.7 inch screen Dual Camera 5MP Car Blackbox DVR with GPS Logger and G-Sensor X3000
by Sourcingbay
27.66
More buying choices
26.96new(17 offers)


full show here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WwuZn8J6IA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IanS100
Frequent Visitor


Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 870
Location: Southport

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just ordered a Thinkware F750 2 Channel dash cam for the front & back screen of my car, all I have to do now is find the time to fit them Sad
_________________
Galaxy Note 4 / TomTom GO : CamerAlert : CoPilot
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 6250
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like this idea:

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electronics-ice-9g/216305-android-rear-view-mirror-dashcam.html

It's an Android rear view mirror with built in dashcam. Not too obtrusive so shouldn't stick out attracting thieves attention.
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
paradad
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jun 28, 2006
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:18 am    Post subject: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam. Reply with quote

I would be tempted to edit this video because it shows you driving along the middle of a 3 lane motorway with nothing in the nearside lane which is now a traffic offence!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DGJones10
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Dec 24, 2006
Posts: 8
Location: Essex

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Dashcam Reply with quote

I have just read your article.
I have a mini0806 bought a couple of months ago.
It is quite small and fits behind the rear view mirror.
It has a mount permanently fixed to the windscreen which includes the power socket and the tiny camera slides into the mount.
The camera starts filming when the ignition is switched on and stops when ignition off. The power is taken from the cigarette socket and the cable slides behind the roof lining and the window rubber surround.
The camera is removed and connected by USB to the computer and the video is viewed on a supplied viewer. The film is split into 5 minute segments.
Fortunately not had reason to use the films., but they clearly show traffic day and night and reg nos are readable.
Very satisfied. cost about 100.
Optional filter not worth having as it fits magnetically and disappeared beneath the seat to be permanently lost after first time camera removed from mounting
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bandeet
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Mar 25, 2010
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam. Reply with quote

paradad wrote:
I would be tempted to edit this video because it shows you driving along the middle of a 3 lane motorway with nothing in the nearside lane which is now a traffic offence!


On a forum that thrives on speed camera alerts would I be wrong to suggest these may not always be used to ones own advantage?

Can open, worms everywhere Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fruit
Regular Visitor


Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 100
Location: Brandon, Suffolk, UK

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Nextbase 402G, used it regularly for a couple of months now.

Others' opinions on this hardware vary a lot but it works fine for me. It's hardwired with a 10 kit.

I also have a couple of Mobius but not tried them for dashcam usage yet.

As with most of such devices using Li cells, do not leave in the vehicle if it is subject to very high temperatures or direct sun. The batteries cook!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Major_Route
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Oct 25, 2006
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Koonlung K1S front/rear 1080p dashcam and it's very discrete.

Here's a review
http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2015/3/1/k1s-the-first-front-rear-hidden-1080p-dash-camera.html

Got mine from the bay for just over 200. It's only the cameras that attach to the windows and the brain/screen mounts out of view. This also means the main box is not subject to excess heat on hot days and hanging in view.

I hope one day car manufactures will build in cams as an option. They already have rear parking cams and rain sensors/speed limit cams so adding functionality to record a video front/rear while driving wouldn't add much. You can buy a separate front/rear cams now for 200 which is cheap by car option standards.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
saragan
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 28, 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Roadhawk DC-2 HD DashCam. Reply with quote

paradad wrote:
I would be tempted to edit this video because it shows you driving along the middle of a 3 lane motorway with nothing in the nearside lane which is now a traffic offence!


I noticed that too. Not good!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
K13ehr
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jul 12, 2008
Posts: 281

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this from Gearbest about 6 months ago, it's been updated since then but this one does all I need and is so tiny you forget it's there, takes a 32gb class six micro SD card, works well I think I have YT vid somewhere of mine (in Bradford too :D ), I'll link to it if I do.

Found it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q9Cg_LwEeM
_________________
Kev.
If things don't change, they'll stay the same...
Ive tried gardening, yoga, meditation and medication and yet I still want to slap someone sometimes..

Visit my MoHo forum, motorhomeowners.org free.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnnym100
Regular Visitor


Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 85
Location: Hampshire/Surrey Border

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice review.

How is the night driving video quality & detail?

I have friends with BlackVue 550 cams and the night quality is quite good.

I have a 1st generation Roadhawk RH-1 which is pretty outdated now in terms of speed, resolution and night sensitivity.

Would be great to see a back to back comparison of the DC-2 with something like the BlackVue

John.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wazza_G
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jan 10, 2006
Posts: 581
Location: Guildford (Regrettibly)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Roadhawk HD and I've removed it, it's in a box in the boot, unused & unwanted and has been for quite sometime.

The reason? Quite simply the picture quality is poor, even when set to the best it can be, it's most certainly not worth the 220 I paid for it and as for night time just don't even bother.

Number plates are illegible and the picture quality is awful. I've tried an 85, 0805 unit and the picture quality over the Roadhawk HD was far superior, however it suffered a power problem & has been returned, so I now have another which is sitting in the boot awaiting fitment, but if it's the same as the previous one, then I'll be happy.

Would I recommend Roadhawk products? Most certainly not, I believe them to be vastly overpriced and too big, especially when you consider the size of the 0805/0806's that are on the market for a lot less.
_________________
Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PaulRoss1
Occasional Visitor


Joined: May 02, 2014
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Dash cams Reply with quote

I'm wondering if the cam should be mounted under the roof partly behind the driver, so it can see the driver's actions, possibly the detail of the speed, and the view in the side windows, any comments if this is a good idea?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Other Hardware and Software All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
19.042 (14 Apr 21)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping