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BlackVue New DR650S-2CH w/ 16GB (supports up to 128) Front and Rear Dashcam - $249 for Amazon Prime Members

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1 - ships in 2-4 weeks
Same price at BandH (Thanks soby) for "no tax" option for some
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr..._dash.html
  • Dr650s-hd and rearview camera(2ch), 16gb SD card included
  • 2 megapixel cmos sensor, 129 degree angle of view, built-in microphone, high-capacity memory card support (up to 128gb)
  • Various recording modes, motion detection in parking mode recording, 360 rotation cylinder in sleek design, full HD label
  • Universal file format: Mp4, video playback on various devices, Blackvue app and software(for pc), my way viewer
Make sure to select Amazon as the seller for Prime members to get $249 price.

Any thoughts on this vs. Thinkware F750? I was leaning towards the F750, but this one seems to get just as good reviews.
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Normally $369.99, down to $249.99 for prime members only. Ships 1-4 weeks.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
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This dashcam is rated highly on dashcamtalk.com and many other sites. I was torn as well, but I have used blackvue cams in the past and know their worth it. Plus, this price is excellent. Snatched one up a little while ago, when camelcamelcamel alerted me to this drop.
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Re: to OP's question, the Thinkware F750 has 1080p for the rear-view cam, which I believe is the main difference. In my research, various Blackvue owners said that if they could do it again, they'd pick the F750 over the Blackvue. I haven't found any opinions in the opposite direction. That said, the F750 objectively has a larger form factor so if a discreet look is important to you, I'd go with the Blackvue.

Examples:
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...770.28285/ (compares DR650s vs F770, but it's close enough)
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...2ch.11788/
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/fo...sladashcam

Sounds like the 720p rear-view resolution in the DR650s might be the deal-breaker if you need the best image quality in both directions.
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Thanks and rep'd. Better snatch up a F750 before all stock has been depleted then. Also think that wiring is not as complicated for the Thinkware vs Blackvue


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Re: to OP's question, the Thinkware F750 has 1080p for the rear-view cam, which I believe is the main difference. In my research, various Blackvue owners said that if they could do it again, they'd pick the F750 over the Blackvue. I haven't found any opinions in the opposite direction. That said, the F750 objectively has a larger form factor so if a discreet look is important to you, I'd go with the Blackvue.

Examples:
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...770.28285/ (compares DR650s vs F770, but it's close enough)
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...2ch.11788/
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/fo...sladashcam
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Have this now - in both cars.

And had it in past vehicles.

Great deal on these and I would highly recommend them.

They serve their purpose for me (security, accident witness, etc) - plus I just like knowing they are there. And they are small and discrete.
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Does this have any kind of error notification? Like if the storage is corrupted or if it's overheating?
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I have the blackvuee and like others have said the thijnkware is probably better overall. But I did get mine at a discount so all in all it is OK. I wouldn't pay the msrp though.
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Just picked one up to replace my DR500GW from 2014 that's stilling going strong.

I was debating the F750 but the form factor is just too large. I hate how they look mounted on the windshield.
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Both are great, however I would have went with the Thinkware for better image quality and better rear resolution, had I not needed the over the cloud live-view, and at the time I also got a huge discount when I purchased the Blackvue.

Thinkware:
  • + Better optics (low light, dynamic range, etc)
  • + Higher resolution rear camera (easier to see a plate number)
  • + Easier to configure (can change settings on the fly)
  • - Larger form factor (less discrete)
  • - Less flexibility with mounting the camera

Blackvue:
  • + Smaller form factor (more discrete)
  • + More flexibility with mounting & positioning the camera after mounted
  • + Over the cloud live-view
  • + Can purchase more mounting rings and easily move the camera between applications
  • - Low resolution rear camera (harder to identify plate numbers)
  • - Not quite as good of optics (lower dynamic range, lower light sensitivity, etc)
  • - Must reboot after every setting change

If Thinkware would have had the ability to live-view over the cloud, I would have paid the extra money for it. The primary use of a dashcam is being able to see all the details at all times. The optics are the most important, followed by minimal down time. It's physical design is less flexible, but typically you mount it and forget it until you need it. That said, because I need to monitor the car while not in it, the Blackvue was the only choice for me. The sale price was a huge bonus.
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These are great you can be live streaming to facebook live or youtube in under 1 minute
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Do you have to run a wire between rear and front camera or can they be wired independently and sync wirelessly?
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Do you have to run a wire between rear and front camera or can they be wired independently and sync wirelessly?
you need to run a wire.
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Does this have any kind of error notification? Like if the storage is corrupted or if it's overheating?
Yes it has voice alert every time it's turning on and starts recording. So you would know if there's a problem like corrupt SD card. Had this for 8 months on both our cars absolutely no problems I love it. Same deal last xmas.
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