As per the the title, are there other usable (cheaper), alternative batteries for battery back up in parking mode other then the Cellink or Thinkware ones as they seem to be really expensive?
I’m sorry for reviving an old thread, but I’ve ordered an F770 and should receive it next week. I’m a little disappointed already and I haven’t even used it. I wanted the system primarily for parking mode and I keep reading about all of its shortcomings. Also the finicky nature in regards to SD cards is a big concern.Thanks ... but ..thats annoying.
I've got very disillusioned with my F770 as the costs to run it properly seem to be spiralling.
I bought the camera after the car was hit while it was parked on the street while i was at work. I initially only installed the front camera but the SD card supplied wasn't big enough to record the entire day in parking mode so i had to invest in a larger more expensive card. (Time lapse mode is completely useless and I'm not even sure why it has this option tbh, so i have to use the motion sensor).
Even on its least sensitive setting parking mode it records everything, even the rain.
As soon as I installed the rear camera the now camera stops recording after around 5 hours even with the voltage cut off set to 12V.
So it looks like i'm going to have to invest around double the amount of the initial cost of the camera ust to get the camera to monitor my car while I'm at work.
And for all of this the quality is mediocre unless its really bright outside!
one camera or two isn't the issue, in some situations you won't get a good capture, very much dependent on the situation you're in at the time, lighting, movement etcAs i said running just one camera I was able to identify a number plate on a moving car on a previous attempt without issue.
Think you for your detailed replies. I’m definitely going to consider sending it back and going with something else asi I would hate to have to also get a Celllink to get a parking mode that works. Or I may just run the front camera and not the rear. I’m really conflicted at this point.Interestingly no reply form the ThinkWare distributer ...