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I personally use Ring car dash cam and I absolutely love it. It acts as a dash cam and a security camera for your car as well so pretty much it has 2 cameras, one pointing towards the road and the other points towards the inside of the car (which you can close) it automatically records when you start driving and once you’re parked let’s say if someone backs into you, tries to open your door, gets too close to your car, breaks into your car, etc, it automatically starts recording and sends you a disturbance notification. I’ve had it for more than a year and I really love it. It might be on back order but I’ll drop the link below so you can read more about it. Other stores like Home Depot might have them in stock every now and then that’s where I bought mine from. Let me know if you want pictures of mine I’d be more than happy to share.

https://ring.com/products/car-cam
is there a rear camera ring dash cam?
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is there a rear camera ring dash cam?
There isn’t and unfortunately they actually just discontinued the whole ring dash cam for the time being I just found out about it from another member here
 

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@PEGB , your fear is very real and a great reason for a dash cam.

OP, you can always tap into the rear view mirror power via Dongar Adapter. They even have a bundle with a Garmin dash cam. Probably not a solution if you are looking for a cam with a parking mode but a very simple solution for just a front driving cam.
 

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Wolfbox looks amazingly similar to Autovox...
Simular, but the front camera is built into the mirror, so takes less space up. I've been happy with mine, and the recordings.
 

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I use my BlackSys that I've had in various cars over the years. HD F/R. Low profile and cant see it behind the camera with a big 'ol event button. Dont plan on replacing it until it breaks. Then I might get one of them fancy ones that sends me notifications.
 

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There is a ton of anti Chinese sentiment on this board, still I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the Viofo A139 pro dual channel. 4k Starvis 2 sensor in the front, 1080P in the back. Less than 1/2 the cost of most comparable options mentioned here. Thinnest RF cables, which you will appreciate very much when you need to run them through the A pillar. Parking mode, G sensor, battery protector,the works. Yes the app is crappy, but do you really need the app? Watch the YT videos benchmarking it against the Blackvue and others, particularly at night.
 

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I personally use Ring car dash cam and I absolutely love it. It acts as a dash cam and a security camera for your car as well so pretty much it has 2 cameras, one pointing towards the road and the other points towards the inside of the car (which you can close) it automatically records when you start driving and once you’re parked let’s say if someone backs into you, tries to open your door, gets too close to your car, breaks into your car, etc, it automatically starts recording and sends you a disturbance notification. I’ve had it for more than a year and I really love it. It might be on back order but I’ll drop the link below so you can read more about it. Other stores like Home Depot might have them in stock every now and then that’s where I bought mine from. Let me know if you want pictures of mine I’d be more than happy to share.

https://ring.com/products/car-cam
I have the Ring Car Cam too; got it last February.

Although not perfect and until you download a video, it’s low quality, but can’t argue that it mostly works.

If you drive the car regularly, it’ll stay operable, but if you let your vehicle sit for days, it shuts off to save your battery.

The shock sensor is why I purchased it and that works very well, almost too well as storms set it off, which means I get disturbance notifications, but that’s not a big deal to me.

Then there’s Ring/Amazon’s reputation for using your data, which is pretty questionable, but I have a Ring doorbell, so don’t care really. Also, my subscription is fairly cheap at like $50 per year I think, which was nothing for peace of mind.

Too bad they stopped selling it.

To get a good Thinkware or other similar cam, install a battery, then pay the LTE fee for instant notificaitons, you’re talking at least $600 plus the data fee. If you live in a high crime area, sure, go for it. Otherwise, depends on how much it’s worth to you.
 

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I bought a Fitcamx a few months ago and have been very happy with it. You can see the lens above my radar detector in this picture (Looks OEM). Also, ignore the wiring... I've been too lazy to pipe/clean it up... so I expect it'll get some use when someone busts through the window or cuts my soft top for that radar detector.

Ford Bronco Dash Cam 1709823459734
 

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Simular, but the front camera is built into the mirror, so takes less space up. I've been happy with mine, and the recordings.
The one I had on Mt Focus ST was a complete mirror replacement with electronic rear view mirror.
 

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Happy to have found a current thread for dash cams.

I'm thinking about the 4k ultra HD dash cam on the Ford accessories site, VNL3Z19G490D.

I consider it a long term purchase so price isn't as important as the following in order of priority.

1. Reliability
2. Resolution
3. Rear camera
4. Easily integrated with my 2023 Badlands, high package.
5. Ease of transferring video to my iPhone.

I don't expect to pay the price on accessories.ford.com. Online dealers sell it for less.

I won't be using it as a trail cam. If I want that, I'd get a Gopro or something similar.
I have a hard top which I'll never remove unless to repair or replace it. That simplifies cable routing for the rear camera.

Does anyone have experience with this camera? I'm open to suggestions for equivalent cameras. I see the same camera pair on Amazon for $330. I wonder what the difference is from the Ford package, other than price.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XD6FLS...MDGHUMRXO&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
 
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You’ve got a lot of thought into this, and I can’t fault the conclusion you’ve come to for your use cases. I will say I read these threads because I’d like to find a camera for a use case I didn’t see you mention: In traffic. I’ve had a situation where someone ran a red light and clipped my truck. Now, fortunately for me, the person was honest and freely admitted to the authorities she was at fault. But it certainly made me think; what if she hadn’t? What if she said I ran the light? We didn’t have any witnesses. There weren’t any traffic camera’s. How do you prove who’s at fault? It’s for those situations I’d like one. An onboard witness. As to a back camera or even side camera’s, I’ve got to revert to my understanding that if you hit something, you’re at fault. So if I take a hit to the side or back, someone hit me, I didn’t hit them. Seems a bit easier to prove. Of course, I’m no lawyer, and my thoughts on that may be ignorant or ill informed. Although I do like the rear view camera options for the blocked back window scenario.
Don’t forget, the onboard witness tell the truth no matter who it benefits! Can’t delete the video after an accident…
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