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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 


Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi


DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Drift Ghost X

My favourite USB battery power Pack

This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

Two digit Led display shows battery level


What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.


RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)


U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)




The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for's some.


VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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The Mini 0801 - Tiny 1080p GPS Car Camera with an LCD Screen

UPDATE 2014 - be sure to look at the New Improved 0803 Model HERE.

I finally have an answer for the people who ask me which Dashcam I use…. it's this one.

Up until this point whenever I finished reviewing a car camera, I removed it from my car and boxed it up again. This is the first camera that's earned a permanant place on my windscreen.

There are a couple of reasons for this - firstly one thing that shouldn't be underestimated is the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). I may be perfectly happy to live with a big piece of electronics hanging from the windscreen - but it's not completely down to me. The truth is though that I'm just as unhappy with anything messing up the car, however another more important concern is theft. Leaving an expensive device like a BlackVue camera in the windscreen is just not a good idea. To the average drug addict looking in car windows for something  to fund his next fix, you may as well have just left £50 on the passenger seat. However I'll be damned if I'm going to install and remove a camera every time I go for a short drive to the shops, I know that after a while I would get fed up doing it and leave it under a seat, and of course that's when something would happen.

However all those concerns are behind me because I've finally got a small car camera that appears to perform as well as any of the large devices that I've tried but that can be discretely mounted in a car and forgotten about.

Just prior to this camera's arrival I was thinking about how to permanently install the Mobius camera in my car and I still think that this would be a good alternative option if you can find some way to mount it, but I find that the design of the Mini 0801 fits better with my requirements.

You can download Sample Clips HERE 

You have a choice of sellers, 


ebay options for UK buyers

ebay store in USA

Amazon US

Amazon UK

If you want to download the Windows only GPS Playback software I used in the video - here it is.

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Reader Comments (650)

MPH? I'm still looking to see how I can change the KMH to MPH. Was this ever resolved? Thanks!

October 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCowmissing

The 0801 was built to a price point so they used the absolute lowest cost parts on certain things. I asked and was told the firmware has limited space and the factory said they didn't have room to add MPH.

It's better to leave ALL stamps off, and then add the parts you want via RegistratorViewer. It has MPH as an option.
(even creates a subtitle file you can upload to youtube etc)

October 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJazJon

Thank you for that. Also, I noticed that the audio on my 0801 records on only one channel (left) and in the recording there's a constant "beeping and/or ringing" sound. Do you guys have this on yours? It gets annoying and I'm trying to figure out if that's normal or I have a bad unit. Thank you.

You will need to turn up the volume as it's low.

Link here:

October 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCowmissing

Ordered a Mini 0801 from JooVuu and have now had to open a Paypal dispute to try and get my money back. This company claims that I didn't place an order yet took my payment! They told me through their support system that it was their fault and promised my order would be dispatched yesterday 19/10/2013 with a message telling me so on their ticket system plus an email. Needless to say neither has happened and my tickets are now being ignored.

I really didn't think companies as bad as this existed any more. Hopefully they won't last much longer. Order from somewhere else or be prepared to lose your money!

Their emails are directed straight to spam on gmail...I wonder why!

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

@Jerry, That doesn't sound at all like JooVuu. They are very active and responsive on DashCamTalk.

Here is their Vendor thread.

Try sending them a PM.

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJazJon

I ordered my mini DVR on 16th September on ebay (eprance). To date I am still waiting for the item!! They replied and said that it is on the way without any issues but don't you think this is taking too much now? I live in Malta.

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Gatt

@Thomas Gatt

eBay "eprance" and "e-prance" are two different stores.

e-prance is the better one of the two. (very quick communication)
One other guy complained about eprance (with out the hyphen) on dashcamtalk

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJazJon


Communication was always great... The waiting time is not. Anyone got screwed by eprance yet?

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Gatt

@Thomas Gatt,
Check out:

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJazJon

@ Jazjon

I received an email from Joovuu a few minutes after I posted the Paypal dispute. Still no answer in their support ticket system. According to this email there is a problem with my payment and so they cannot post my order until I have reviewed and fixed the order! The order reference number supplied in the email is not recognised on their site and when I log into my account it shows no orders, which is exactly what I was told by their support person.

So obviously I can't review an order that doesn't exist! The email seems to be an attempt to take the dispute out of Paypal and into email. Bit silly as I simply copy and paste whatever they send me into the dispute box on Paypal.

This does seem to be a ridiculous situation for a company to get itself into, either send me my order or refund my money! Simple!

October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

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