Originally Posted by dcains
Can you share some details on the cam you bought, and maybe a few pics of how it looks installed?
ok- as promised- got to this sooner because i had to get in the car for a beer run- lol
here are pictures of the temp install---
shot of mirror/camera from my viewpoint in drivers seat
close up of the 'misfit'
showing the wired connections- the USB/power cord is on the left-the rear camera is on the right- and the micro SD card is just to the right of the camera cord
temp wiring routing- showing the power and the rear camera wires
how i have the rear camera temp mounted below the 3rd brake light as seen from drivers seat
so- for 70 dollars or so- not a shabby camera- does what i am asking of it. yeah- fitment of the camera/mirror combo over the rear view mirror leaves a lot to be desired- partly because of the width- but also- the thickness of the factory mirror- fitting the rubber band connectors was a bit tight.
in addition-i wish they had put the micro SD in a different location- like on the side or the bottom- to get to it- gotta twist the camera connector and tilt the mirror way down (part of that i blame of the gorilla fingers i have)
Micro SD card vs my gorilla fingers
here is the rear view camera view captured at the same time....
now- i have the camera set up to save every 3 mins. but this video is 5 mins. long. and right at the 3 min mark -sound cuts off-but keeps filming. (don't know what is up with that)
bouncing around- due to two 10 inch kickers mounted under the strut bar in a zenworks box...
dark picture- due to 5% tint
i really want to make this position of mounting the rear camera work because of the wider view of whats happening behind (i'm not using this for backing up- but for filming the florida drivers-lol)
now admittedly- some of the bouncing can also be blamed on how i mounted the camera back there--just wrapped a lil bit of tape around the camera mount for traction and slid it between the 3rd light plastic housing and rear glass- and that 3rd light housing is pretty loose)
the tint/reflections from inside esp.the strut mount bar- might just matte the chrome part....still pondering things
hence the extremely temp set up ..i am also considering putting the camera outside where the rear window sprayer is mounted.
well- in sumnation- i wish they made a 2 camera system with HD on both cameras that had a black box type recorder so that i could just go back to stock mirror- cuz the combo mirror/camera/storage/connector deal is not ideal- but for the 70 dollars- its making for interesting goofing around.