- Apr 10, 2015
- Reaction score
- United States
- Dash Cam
- Mobius, G1W-S, G1W-HC,, G1W clone, B1W. VanTrue N2 Pro
I fully agree, but some folks just see things differently until they personally have an experience which shows them that their perspective wasn't the best one. I recall a conversation with a seller of Korean cams who said that in their home market, a lot of people bought dashcams based heavily on their form-factor and appearance I too like a good looking cam, but if the video isn't usable what's the point in having it?A dashcam's main function is to record good video and audio. The rest of the "gimmicks" are secondary for the majority of people.
The Owl and Raven are OK but need to be better in the video department. I've noticed that dashcams built by 'techies' like these, Garmin, and Anker, are often lacking in something basic which is frequently video-related. They seem focused on their 'pet features' so tightly that they see nothing else Dashcams built by folks with a cam background are often the reverse, with good video but features which sometimes don't work well It seems that both kinds just don't want to admit to and fix the problems and issues which they do not understand as well as their primary background. It's like that they fear their inadequacies There is nothing wrong with being stupid about something as long as you correct that- everyone starts out from stupid, then rises from there
It's rare indeed when a dashcam maker has a good handle on both of these aspects. We'd have a plethora of crazy-good cams if more manufacturers would understand the need to have everything working the best that is possible instead of only parts of that. In my mind, the highest level of stupid is those who can but won't admit to and fix their self-caused problems when it is within the realm of possible. Maybe we should call products like that "Ostrich Cams"