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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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Mini 0803 - Probably The Best Mini Dashcam with a Screen

Here is my review of the Mini 0803 Car DVR, in the video you'll also see a brief low-light comparison with the old Mini 0801. Low light is the area where the biggest advancement can be seen over the older model - but there are other improvements too. 

As I've already made a full review of the Mini 0801, I decided to keep this video as brief as possible, and didn't test every option fully. I have a feeling that the video quality might be improved still further if the settings were tweaked a bit - perhaps the 'Super Fine' mode adds grain to the image. These are all things you could experiment with yourself if you buy one from one of the links below.

As the Mini 0803 is a good camera for people looking to get their first dashcam, I've included a brief dash-cam overview in this video - for a more detailed newcomers guide to dashcams - Click Here. 

I ordered mine from Amazon as I've been having a few issues recently with Chinese dash-cam orders getting returned back to the seller by Chinese customs. Perhaps it's an issue with the exportation of devices with built-in lithium batteries...but whatever the reason, you may find that Amazon is your best bet for a quick and hassle-free delivery with buyer protection as well as the possiblilty of returning the camera if it's faulty.

Downloadable Sample Clips - Click Here

Purchasing Options

(I bought mine via Amazon in the UK)


Amazon UK  Amazon US

ebay US (store) ebay US (search)   ebay UK   ebay DE   ebay NL

ebay AU   ebay FR   ebay ES

Additional info:

It is possible to manually lock files by pressing the down arrow when the camera is recording. The G-Sensor will do this automatically when it's triggered.

I bought mine via Amazon Prime UK. It arrived the next day. Not all the camera configurations are available with have a browse around Amazon or ebay for a configuration and delivery option that is most suitable for you.

The Mac & Windows  Dashcam Viewer software is available here.

The popular Windows GPS Playback program Registrator Viewer can be downloaded here.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Overheating issues) - OCTOBER 2014

I've received a number of reports from people who live in hotter countries that have experienced overheating issues and failures with the 0803. Due to the short time that I use any one camera for and the lower temperature where I live, I haven't had any issues myself but I would now recommend you avoid the 0803 if you live in a hot country.

Final Update - April 2015

I've heard so many negative stories about the reliability of this camera - I no longer recommend it at all.

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Reader Comments (400)

Saw it off with strong dental floss or thin string.

July 25, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan


Nail polish remover and cotton buds to soak it in place, once it soaks in they come off with a little force. You might also want a scraper to remove some residue.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGordon

Thanks Loganfire - I assumed it was the heat getting to mine as I left it in the car yesterday in the sun, and it locked up on the drive back home. Today, I took it in to the office during the day and it was fine on the drive back. I'll see how things go, but I'll bear in mind the return window.

@TechMoan - in your videos you've bemoaned white sticky pads being visible, and the black 'mesh' pattern on screens being in the way - I used the mesh to partially hide the pad.
I could have more centrally mounted the camera, but I'd rather have the mount mostly hidden and the camera tucked up out of the way. I managed to get it just so that I can still adjust the mirror, move the sun visor up/down and the wipers still clear the section it is looking out of. :)

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Could someone post a link to software updates for this little camera. Just got mine today, purchased from Amazon, and it still has Version 1.0 software, technically FW20140507 V1.0. Already had a bit of an issue, on powerup screen didn't come on and rapid "pinging" sound came from it. Held down the power/reset button for what seemed like an eternity and it finally shutdown. Came up again once rebooted, so we'll see. Still have a couple of Mobius's and an older 808 #16 as backups!

July 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Bob

I'm spitting feathers re this new mini0803 I was daft enough to buy.
I bought it some weeks back through E prance / Amazon.
The first warning sign was when it unit received had "1080" written on the body ( the 0803 SHOULD say 1296), and I voiced concern here re this some weeks back, only to receive assurances here on this forum that, despite the printing, it was indeed 1296, and thetefore an 0803.
I then embarked on fitting, only to find that I needed a much longer power cord. I then looked at what they jokingly call "the manual"and based on that info., then ordered on line a suitable MICRO M/F extension, which duly arrived today. transpires that the unit I have DOES NOT take a "

July 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob McClair

.............."MICRO", but ACTUALLY takes a mini fitting.
This suggests to me that I've been sold an 0801 rather than the 0803 I PAID for.
Anybody got ideas as to how I can get redress this farce......otherwise.....dont touch these units with a huge bargepole as the y seem to have NO CLUE whatever what they are sending out to the marketplace.

July 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob McClair

Anybody have any idea if E prance ever even TRY and sort out issues that THEY and THEY ALONE cause?
I'll keep you posted.....because if they ARE as bad as I suspct, you MIGHT just want to know...Eh??

July 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob McClair


I ordered and got an 0803 from eprance/Amazon after you did.

What's likely to have happened is they are in (near) identical boxes, and you were genuinely accidentally sent the wrong item.

As it is a "Fulfilled by Amazon" item, this means the seller gives their stock over to Amazon to keep in their warehouse, Amazon's stock pickers select it, box it up and send it to you.

Therefore - log in to Amazon, find your order and request a return/swap as you were sent the wrong item - Amazon are very good for this sort of thing. They should either give you a prepaid to send it back (printer required), or refund you for the postage if you pay up front.

July 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan

In the interests of balance, and fairness, let me record that to be fair to E prance they HAVE now made contact in pursuit of a solution to the problem.
Unfortunately, being the time of year, I will not be in the UK for some time....but I,m happy to publicly state that at:least I,m no longer being ignored.
I'll keep you posted in the fullness of time.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob McClair

Bought the E-Prance 803 having a bit of trouble with the settings but hey ill get there in the end well worth the money Thanks for the great tips,reviews and all the hard work you put in.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpeter dunkerley

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