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I just found this deal after MUCH research into dash cams:http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_232448.html

I've never purchased from Gearbest.com before, but this appears to be a really great deal on a very nice dash camera with GPS and nice features including very, very good video quality (20mb/sec 2k video and excellent night performance).

$66.99 and free regular shipping if you choose the HK warehouse. Free expedited air shipping if you order 3x units. These are going fast (dropped 10 units while I was watching it before making this post).

Very thorough review here: https://www.carcamcentral.com/rev...201-review

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X5IH...g=UTF8&me= ($122.99 prime)

Gearbest claims 1 yr warranty included.

Only 89 in stock according to the product page right now. Appears to be a "flash sale".

Update (6/25): The last one of the 89 left for the promotion was sold this morning. Price is now $75.65 which is still excellent on this camera.

Update (6/27): 80 more units added to the "flash sale", price is back to $66.99 for a little while at least
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This is a far better dash cam than the front page deals over the past week like this one: http://slickdeals.net/f/8832251-vantrue-n1-1080p-hd-dvr-car-dash-camera-70-free-shipping-vantrue-r2-99?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

This is a significantly better camera than the Vantrue R2. Better form factor, integrated GPS, same chipset, higher bitrate video, better mount (less vibration/shake), more stealth.

Thumbs down? I know it ships from China but it's only 3 bucks for 1-week delivery
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Hey it's Andrew from Car Cam Central. Thanks for the mention Semjase. You made an accurate comparison with the R2. I reviewed the R2 [youtube.com] if anyone wants to take a look.

The notifications are poor on the A261. If there is a problem for example a failed memory card it's difficult to see and you could be left without a working camera. I'm picky about that, other people not so much.

I could argue the Yi dash cam has better features for most people for $70 even if the video quality is slightly worse. Still, you can't go wrong at $67 for the A261.
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I like. but is this site legit??
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The last one of the 89 left for the promotion was sold this morning. Price is now $75.65 which is still excellent.

Nobody has experience with this site??????

Still better than the vantrue R2 or N1 deal that made front page twice except for this not being amazon prime.
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GearBest is legit, I've order various things from them.

The problem most people have is their customer service. From what I've read it's the warranty process and dealing with missing items. Still, it doesn't seem too different from other Chinese retailers like FoxOffer. You'll need to ship back you items to China, at that point you might as well throw it out.
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Quote from AndrewLam View Post :
Hey it's Andrew from Car Cam Central. Thanks for the mention Semjase. You made an accurate comparison with the R2. I reviewed the R2 [youtube.com] if anyone wants to take a look.

The notifications are poor on the A261. If there is a problem for example a failed memory card it's difficult to see and you could be left without a working camera. I'm picky about that, other people not so much.

I could argue the Yi dash cam has better features for most people for $70 even if the video quality is slightly worse. Still, you can't go wrong at $67 for the A261.
yi is $20 cheaper on the site. well if you don't mind Chinese UI
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130 viewing angle killed a deal. you could easily score a target Cobra dash cam for only $45
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Quote from medgomel View Post :
130 viewing angle killed a deal. you could easily score a target Cobra dash cam for only $45
Check out the actual video and actual screenshots here: https://www.carcamcentral.com/rev...w#lightbox[gallery-14]/1/

They are plenty wide to capture the scene but more to the point this camera can actually capture license plates in a variety of conditions from reasonable distance which is why it stands out above most dash cams sub $100-150 (that and the GPS, great build quality, great reliability, not flashy form factor, etc). I've been using the vantrue N1 and will be returning it because it vibrates too much and has too much compression (and perhaps is too wide an angle so things look too far away) to read license plates well at all even during the day.
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It is back on sale for $66
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It is back on sale for $66
Thank you Bobvu04, it appear they added another 80 units for their "flash sale"....Back to $66.99.

On another positive note, the 3x cameras I purchased (3 vehicles that see regular use) have already shipped with a tracking number; not bad at all. 5 day delivery is free @$200 orders so I will update the post on arrival hopefully at the end of the week. My first order ever from GB.
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Quote from semjase View Post :
Thank you Bobvu04, it appear they added another 80 units for their "flash sale"....Back to $66.99.

On another positive note, the 3x cameras I purchased (3 vehicles that see regular use) have already shipped with a tracking number; not bad at all. 5 day delivery is free @$200 orders so I will update the post on arrival hopefully at the end of the week. My first order ever from GB.
No need to keep bumping the thread.

Gearbest was banned off SD, but recently got unbanned for some reason.
http://slickdeals.net/f/7081546-g1w-c-dashcam-1080p-140-wide-angle-lens-41-99-ac-fs-gearbest-com
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I made a purchase there in march from gearbest for an action cam(gitup2). I got the product within 20 days as promised and it worked as described. It is still running strong. But with all purchases, you get what you pay for. Just remember, buying from china is cheap. I Do not plan on returning it because it will take forever.
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price is whatever. you can get a xiaomi yi 2k for $70 via Amazon.

this camera isn't even coveted in dashcamtalk forums. i'd pass if i were y'all.

if you want a good budget with decent sensor quality, go with the A118C. It's also capacitive so it won't burst on you like lithium ion batteries do.
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Quote from aohus View Post :
price is whatever. you can get a xiaomi yi 2k for $70 via Amazon.

this camera isn't even coveted in dashcamtalk forums. i'd pass if i were y'all.

if you want a good budget with decent sensor quality, go with the A118C. It's also capacitive so it won't burst on you like lithium ion batteries do.
From dashcamtalk:
Product Summary: https://dashcamtalk.com/ausdom-a261/
Best Cams of 2016 Summary: https://dashcamtalk.com/best-dash-cams-of-2016/
Q. I am looking for the best video quality during the day?
Depending on lighting conditions, cameras perform differently so there is no "one size fits all" answer. Check the side-by-side comparison forum for real examples.
Dome D201
Ausdom A261
Mini 0805 (Mini 0806 has better day quality but appears to be less reliable)
And right off the home page: https://dashcamtalk.com/ Scroll to New 2016 Dash Cams

Though in a different form factor, this camera has better video quality compared to the Mini 0805 and GPS for the same money. I was actually going to get the 0805 or the xiaomi yi (also lower video quality according to carcamcentral) before finding this deal. There are a couple significant user interface and software design issues with the A261 mainly 1) poor alerts of failure conditions, and 2) poor labeling of the buttons. It's certainly not perfect; but for the price it does stand out. Like stated, it is Li-ion and not capacitive and should therefor not be left in the sun in a parked car in hotter climate zones.
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