A DASHBOARD CAMERA OR DASHCAM, SHOULD THAT BE IN YOUR ARESENAL?
This website has been used exclusively for photographic information, and to keep people informed and entertained about photography. But, you know there are many types of photography equipment. I have talked about DSLR cameras, Medium Format cameras, the new mirrorless cameras that have become popular last year, and even cell phones and how they can be used as a major tool in the photography world. And now, I can’t help but think how important this one more piece of photography equipment ought to be in a photographers tool chest, or for that matter, everyone’s list.
I want you to think of the advantage this little device can have for you. Here are some of the features that these cameras have:
1920×1080 Full-HD resolution H. 264 photography compression technology ( In other words, these cameras record in the same resolution as a blu-ray player)
Lens: 170 degree 6-layers glass lens ( extremely wide angle lens gets a lot of area in front of you recorded so that you will record more that what is in front of you, but also to the side….. almost 180 degrees !!)
Discreet Design (very small, and out of the way, you will hardly know it is there)
Wide Dynamic (WDR) Technology (means that even in the strangest lighting situation, it will capture a good quality image, whether it has headlights coming at you, or the opposite)
2.4 inch 4:3 TFT LCD (Good quality screen)
Loop recording: automatically overwrites oldest video file with newest (Never have to worry about taking out the memory card and replace it. It will just record over the oldest recording)
Accident Auto Detection Feature (G-Sensor) can locks data to memory (if you have something you don’t want erased from memory, you can lock it in memory)
With 3M adhesive mount, convenient installation
Extra USB Charging port on power adapter
Some even have a lens for the front and one for the back.
So, the question is what does it take to make it all work? You will need to usually buy one micro sd card when you buy the camera. That is what the video will record onto. And that is usually the only other thing you need to buy extra. The cameras come with the power adapter, a battery usually is included to backup the memory of the camera. A cord comes with it to plug into your power source in your vehicle. I notice that most of them have designed it so that you can make it so that it doesn’t hang straight down, in front of the windshield, so it is not in your way. So, a nice long cord and it will hard to even notice that it is even mounted up around your mirror.
I am including with this article links to Amazon so you can actually buy the ones that are good, and are recommended. So, feel free to browse through these links, purchase the one you want so you can have a record of your drives. Imagine what would happen if you got in an accident. You will have it all recorded. The insurance company, the police will be forever grateful you have equipped yourself with this device. I often wonder, if in the future, that insurance companies would give you a rate decrease if you have this???? Can’t say for sure, but if there is enough out there, it could be a factor.
Click this link below for a complete listing of all the different dashboard cameras available to you. Please feel free to purchase the one for you, at a greatly reduced price.
Have you ever thought about what places in the world were the most photogenic? What comes to your mind? I am thinking Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Niagara Falls, Eiffel Tower? Well, there are a lot of places that are photographed a lot. Let’s take a look at the most photographed places in the world, and see if you agree:
Norway / Northern Lights
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Machu Picchu, Peru
Porto Ferro, Italy
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Manhattan, New York
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Patagonia, Chile : The Marble Caves out in in the turquoise waters of General Carrera Lake sit 5,000 million tons of marble, elegantly shaped by nature into caves. Viewing the caves in person is a far more beautiful experience than looking at any photo.
The Himalayas, Nepal
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Rainbow Mountains, China
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Prague, Czech Republic
Wow, there you have some of the most photogenic, most photographed places in the world. I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos. And, if you are like me, perhaps a trip to one of these places might be on your agenda?