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Mini 0803: Coming Soon

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Thursday, 20 February 2014

Today we've been speaking to the Chinese company that manufacture the Mini 0801 about the next-generation of this hugely popular dashcam. To be named the Mini 0803, this new car camera is currently in the final stages of testing before it reaches mass-production.

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Mobius ActionCam (Dash Cam Version) Review

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Mobius Action Camera

The Mobius ActionCam is an all round action camera which comes with the basic dash cam features required to make it an ideal car camera. This includes loop recording, auto power on/off, range of car mounts, and auto recording amongst other things which turn this light and nimble action camera into the perfect dash cam.

When you first hold the camera you realise just how small and light it actually is with an excellent build quality - it feels very strong and sturdy, more than enough to cope with even the worst drivers out there! It's by far the smallest dash cam on the market and one of the cheapest.

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Updating your Mini 0801 Firmware (Tutorial)

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Thursday, 6 February 2014

Mini 0801 firmware update

One way of ensuring your Mini 0801 dash cam is performing at its best is to keep the firmware up to date. Firmware is essentially the programming of your camera and manufacturers will release new firmware files as they develop their products so users can update them. This often adds new features and menu options, or fixes known issues and bugs. With each firmware upgrade your product will usually get better and more stable. Read our tutorial to see how this is done.

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Our guide to parking protection with real life footage

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Monday, 20 January 2014

Parking Protection Video

Parking protection is a popular feature on many dash cams but we're often asked, just exactly, "what is it?" Does it help you park the car into a tight space? Does it record whilst you're parked? Read on for our beginners guide to parking protection or watch our video for an overview by the lovely Katie.

If you've ever returned to your car in a car park and noticed a dent in the door or even worse, dented and scratched panels, you'll immediately see the benefit parking protections can bring.

In a nutshell, parking protection is a mode on the camera which continues to record whilst you have parked and left your car. When the camera detects movement in front using motion detection or a shock using a built-in g-sensor, it will record and lock a file so you can play it back later should you need to.

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BlackVue DR550GW-HD Car Camera Review

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

BlackVue DR550GW-HD Car Camera

We’ve tested a lot of dash cams here at Car Camera Shop, but never before one with a rear-facing camera. So when Pittasoft offered us a BlackVue DR550GW-HD to review, their first two-channel camera, we jumped at the chance. Having the ability to record behind your vehicle, as well as in front, greatly increases the chances of you capturing any activity that could lead to you needing to claim on your insurance.

Read our full review to find out how this popular camera performs and whether it's premium price tag delivers premium performance!

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Monitor your kids behind the wheel

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Monday, 30 December 2013

If you're a parent, handing the keys to your precious car over to your 17 year old son or daughter can be a tough decision. We all know that statistically drivers under 25 are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident and as a result we've found that many parents are turning to car cameras as a way to help improve their children's driving and reduce the risk of an accident.

We all know that statistically drivers under 25 are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident. There are many reasons for this including lack of experience and attention, excessive speed, poorly maintained cars, night-time driving, and perhaps a false sense of confidence.

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10 tips for getting the best dash cam footage

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Clean your Windscreen

Congratulations on owning a car camera! You're now fully enjoying the benefits they bring and probably can't live without it any more? Now you've got your camera, you need to make sure you're getting the most out of it and record the best quality footage you can. We've put a simple list of 10 things you can do to improve the video quality and get the most out of owning a car camera.

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Mini 0801 Car Camera Review

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Friday, 6 December 2013

Mini 0801 Car Camera

The Mini 0801 has been hugely popular ever since we added it to our site, so we put it through it's paces to see how it performed during our tests. With full HD 1080p video and a smart little LCD screen, it is packed with great features, so read our review to see if it performs as well as it looks...

The first thing that impressed us about this car camera was the size. At just 2.8" wide it's ultra compact, but it's bullet design ensures that it makes use of the space well; squeezing a 1.5" LCD screen in along with the regular features such as the lens, a speaker, a microphone, a status LED and the usual controls. Build quality might not be to the same level as some of the more premium cameras, such as the BlackVue DR550GW-HD, but it's perfectly acceptable given the cost. A power button on the end of the camera has a distinctly plasticky feel to it, but continues to work perfectly.

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Mi-Witness HD - Product of the Year 2013

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Sunday, 1 December 2013

Mi-Witness Dash Cam

This month, the popular Mi-Witness HD car camera won Product of the Year at the inaugural 2013 Vehicle Electronics Professional (VEP) awards. The awards, hosted by Pollyanna Woodward of The Gadget Show took place on the 19th November and is a ceremony that marks the achievements of the vehicle electronics industry.

The Mi-Witness dash cam is one of our most popular cameras, partly due to the range of options available from a 2nd rear camera, wifi, case, and integrated smart power.

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Dash cams make for safer drivers

Posted by Car Camera Shop on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

It's long been thought that when being filmed, you change your behaviour - whether you realise it or not. We've found this to be true when you have a dash cam in your car. For some reason, when you know that your driving is being recorded you become a more safety conscious driver.

There appears to be no real explanation for this but perhaps it's because you want to make sure you weren't at fault should you need to rely on the footage - there's no hiding from video evidence! Remember, when you submit your footage of an accident you want to be sure that you're not left open to any blame.

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