Yeah , I have 3 dash cameras hardwired :
Do I need 3 ? , well maybe not . But it sure is nice knowing that if one should fail , then two will still be working .
I will be talking about the VIFO A118c today .
This is the capacitor version , so no battery . ( Apparently dash cams can flame out when they get really hot - possibly a new phenomenon to many - but not us flashaholics )
So there are capacitor equipped cams hitting the market , and the capacitor is there just to give the cam enough power to shut down and save the last video file .
So the A118c is rather quick to fire up , and equally fast to shut down . My battery equipped cams can take up to 10 seconds to power down ( maybe more ) while the A118c only takes a second or two . SO far I have had no issues with the A118c , wish I could say the same about my other cams .
The A118c did not come with a GPS antenna / receiver ( $59USD = Cam Price - Not GPS receiver ) , but I found one on Ebay , so more waiting !
Ok what I like about the A118c :
It is small and compact , ( Stealthy )
I love the mount , I ordered a spare in case I want to move the camera to the back window ( rear cam )
Supports GPS data logging ( Dont have a GPS receiver ATM )
Capacitor - no battery = +++++
What I dont like :
The lens is very wide angle , and only about 50% of it is really sharp . Once you move away towards the edges the lens looses sharpness .
( ATM this is my only gripe )
The video has footage from the A118c and my Dome G90c .....
Updated : Night time video
A118c on top and Mini 0805 on the bottom for comparison ..