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Viofo A129 Duo Dash Cam with GPS $182.45 + Delivery ($0 with eBay Plus) @ Apus Express eBay

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Viofo A129 2" 1080P Car Dash Camera Duo Dual Channel 5GHz Wi-Fi Full HD DVR with GPS

  • Dual Channel Full HD Video Recording
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi Built-in 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • Sony Starvis Image Sensor (Same for Rear Camera)
  • F1.6 Aperture 7 Elements Glass Lens (Same for Rear Camera)
  • 2.0 inch HD LCD Display
  • 140° Wide Viewing Angle
  • GPS Logger
  • G-Sensor & Motion Detection Supported
  • Parking Mode Supported
  • Quick Release Mount
  • Circular Polarizing Lens Filter ( Not Included)
  • Bluetooth Emergency Remote ( Not Included)
  • Support Micro SD Card Class 10 up to 256GB
  • Video Resolution Front & Rear: Full HD (1920 x 1080P 30FPS)

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  • +1 vote

    Should I get this or the Pro? Apparently only this one can have custom firmware.

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    This one has a capacitor and not a battery right ? What about warranty ?

  • +1 vote

    I ordered a dash-cam from them about 1.5 months back. They marked it shipped a couple of days later, but it took a month to arrive. I won't be buying from them again.

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    Is it worth getting this hardwire kit also or are there cheaper/better alternatives?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292280991507

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      If the cable it comes with has an inline 12v-5v converter, you can just buy a fuse tap from Jaycar and DIY. I just bought one so can let you know.

      Having said that, I'm pretty sure the hardwire kit can take 24/7 power and turn itself off depending on battery level. I'm happy just using a fuse that turns off and on with the ignition.

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viofo-hardwire-kit-Dash-Cam-Vide... this one looks like the new v3 model that is on the viofo site and NV dashcamcentral.

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      Really depends on your application and where you park and for how long etc.
      I have hard wire kit and it cuts off at voltage level as advertised.
      I have it on during the day at train station and easily lasts all day without going to cut off levels (I set at highest)
      I manually turn off the cam at night in my driveway as I figure I will hear someone hitting my car in my driveway!

      Do your research, and apply the correct installation depending on how you will use it.
      Feel free to hit me up I have this exact cam and have extensive research and use out of it should be able to help if you need it.

      Cheers!

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        I'd be keen to get your settings and strategy, I just got one. Have you put the custom firmware on it?

        I am not keen on draining my battery so would like to know more about the cut offs that the hardwire kit uses. Not keen on having to turn it off manually, just want to set and forget.

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          You don't have to run the Viofo hardwire kit in parking mode, depending on how you wire it you can just use it as a 'dumb' hardwire kit that turns on and off with the car. But if you do run parking mode, the 12.4V cutoff is fairly 'conservative' and safe for most car batteries. Your parking mode duration won't be as long but you should still get a few hours, depending on the surrounding activity.

          DO NOT use the cheaper "Topgear" hardwire kit linked above for parking mode as the cutoff is 12.0V, which is pretty much flat and will negatively affect your cars battery lifetime. This applies for most cheapo hardwire kits, as they use cutoff voltages anywhere from 11.6V to 12.0V which are too low - they are fine quality wise for normal hardwiring but if you want parking mode, the Viofo kit appears to be well designed and good value and I wouldn't bother with anything cheaper.

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            @Soothsayer: That's good advice there. I have mine set to 3FPS - kind of time lapse in parking mode and set at 12.4V cut off (highest).

            I figure that will capture number plates and force anyone that hits me in a non stolen car to choose, leave and be fined by the police and get the bill anyway, or stay and leave details. If anyone breaks into your car they will probably swipe the unit.

            It runs all day without cutting out, around 12 hours depending on temp and if you recently completed a longer drive to charge battery fully or 10 hours after short drives. I have wifi off and remove the memory card to PC if I need footage off the camera.
            It's not great for a car battery to have drain like this but I figure instead of getting around 5 years out of a battery, I might get 4.5 instead. Still acceptable.

            Alternatively you can get an in car battery pack to run it from. Or choose non parking mode at all and don't use the hardwire kit.
            I hold power button for 4 seconds in driveway at night to turn off so I don't run it overnight. If I wanted that functionality I would get a second battery in car to run it. It wouldn't be great at capturing much at home unless you have good lighting/street lights anyway, cameras dont work in the dark and depend on headlights/brake light for number plate capture.

            No custom firmware, didn't even know it existed until today. Mine runs fine and captures plates in daylight situations and at night when a headlight or brake light shine them up (e.g a rear ender would show the plate at night)
            I don't think you would need to mod it - but your call.

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    So this seemed like a good buy hey? Has anyone capacitor, has any front and back camera, right?

    What other important things are there to have in a dashcam?

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      It's all about bitrate at low (30) fps. This gives you better image quality and better night images because more light goes into sensor.

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    Awesome. Been looking at A129 for a while now, the pro 4K version though. Just picked up the A129 pro for $283! -10%, -$30 eBay. Absolute bargain. Thanks for the heads up lomie

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    Just received a message saying your order shipment has been delayed by 5 working days. Is this becoming a regular feature with apusexpressau?

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      A friend got the same message and was asked if they wanted their order substituted with the IR version.

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        Yes but why would i want to substitute for that, the reason I ordered this one in the first place is that I don't need IR camera. Just curious how these guys can get away with posting a timeframe in the ad, and then get away with whatever they feel like doing. If I'm ordering something based on an estimate provided at the time of sale, they should stick to it, or not provide an estimate at all in the first place? eBay also doesn't seem to have any policy around this.

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    The $20 off code didn't work. It said 182.45 on the app but later I get an email saying your payment of 202.45 has been received. Fffffuuuuu

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    Is the CPL filter worth it? Where should I buy it?

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      CPL filters are useful to cut down on excessive reflection of the dashboard off the windscreen. I don't use a CPL filter.

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    Any recommendations for dash cams around $50?

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    Should i get this or the A129 Pro?
    or is there something better for a similar price?

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    This or Navman MiVue 820 dual camera at JBhifi?

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      Thanks OP, ordered myself since I got my paycheck, hope this setup with hardwire cable and comprehensive insurance saves me knock on wood. I don’t trust my Gopro Hero as battery always runs out so this’ll be perfect :)

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