Parking Mode Query

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what are the major pro/con choosing the time lapse parking mode over the motion+g sensor parking mode?
 

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I'd recommend trying both for a while and see which you like. Some pros/cons...
Motion-detection, if you're parked in a busy area, will fill up your memory card with generally useless recordings, no matter how low the sensitivity.
With motion, because the camera is pretty much always recording (it just decides what to store based on motion), if you're parked in a really hot area you may experience camera overheating & shutdowns. That was the most common complaint that led to time-lapse being implemented.
With time-lapse, it just snaps one frame every few seconds and gives you a generally reasonable coverage, but if something "bad" does happen (that doesn't trip the G-sensor), you may miss it. But on the flip side it may catch something that the motion detection might have missed.

Personally, I switched to time-lapse as soon as it came out, and never saw a reason to switch back. For my purposes, it works.
 
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Thanks bpsmicro, will test out both modes and see how it goes.
 
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