Nextbase 380GW Discrete

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I see on the Halfords website that they have jumped onto the dashcam bandwagon now and have released a couple of mid range dashcams...one being similar to the 380gw. Only downside is that they only accept upto 32gb sd cards :LOL:
 

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So maybe not happy selling Nextbase they produce their own ?

1440 on a 32Gb isn't going to record much. Wonder who the manufacturer is. A clue is usually the sucker mount which I don't recognise.
 

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I’m not sure who their manufacturer is, but the model which is similar to the 380gwcappears to have a magnetic mount that looks very much like the nextbase gw range... yeah 32gb on a dashcam that records upto 1440p isn’t very good. There highest spec’d Camera rrp £199 can accept 125gb cards but I think I read that it can accept x2 sd cards giving you upto 250gb
 

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It's along the same idea but is totally different when I compare it to mine. The 380 is better in a few areas, capacitor being 1. I doubt whether Nextbase have manufactured this.

Talking of which where is Tiffany, AWOL since the 2nd.

Either hols or we forgot to send her an Easter egg.
 

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There is no battery to degrade or go flat.

The word on the street from other dashcam posts is that capacitors are the way to go.
 

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Then why not use a battery?
The capacitor in my Blackview lasts a lot longer than that.
 
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You can purchase a battery separately if you like to go into the back of the 380GW, all of our other modes use batteries this is the only one with a capacitor.
 

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Ah, I see. Another money making scheme? Buy a new battery when all your others come with one fitted.:rolleyes:
 

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For me the capacitor is fine. It finishes and closes the last file being recorded so it's AOK. I've seen posts here where a dead battery means that when it loses 'main' power it doesn't save the current/last file in progress.

The battery would only be required for parking mode I guess.
 

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Capacitors instead of batteries is a good thing
No, batteries are better than capacitors? This reply uses the principles laid out in your signature.:D

Please will you explain and substantiate your reason for saying that capacitors are better than batteries.
I would rather have a battery that lasts a while, rather than a capacitor that lasts seconds.
I take on board that the battery will fail at some stage, but when it does, you are are no worse off than having a capacitor.
You do realise that capacitors fail sometimes albeit that it will ave a much higher MTBF than a battery.

Capacitors better than battery? Urban myth.
 
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@M8TJT it's quite the opposite, this camera is currently being marketed to and for commercial fleets - the drivers of said vehicles usually won't have any input/use/maintenance on this model.

Customers have told us in the past and it is frequently written about to the wider Dash Cam community on here that some would prefer a Dash Cam with a capacitor for many reasons.

Now we have a model where this is a choice customers can make.

Have a read through this forum, there are benefits to both: https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/forums/batteries-and-capacitors.87/
 

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Thank you Tiffany. I'll have a browse later.
I am not convinced about the pros and cons on B vs C, and mainly my response was to jokiin in accordance with his signature which says
Cunningham's Law: The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer
. :devilish:I was hoping for something that justified his statement that capacitors are better than batteries. He obviously didn't want to substantiate that claim, which I assume that he could have done with ease. Now I suppose I will have to accept his pointer to RTFM and look for the wisdom of the web.:cry:
 
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