I looked on Amazon for dashboard cams, they have a lot reasonably priced. I want a camera that will take a good picture on a bumpy dirt road and also on a good road at 55 mph. Night vision is not important. Basically I drive about ten miles of dirt, 50 miles of 45-55 paved, and 100’s of miles of 25 mph subdivisions. I would like a camera that does well on all of them and that records so I can download to you tube.
I don’t anything about cameras, but it looks like they make them simple enough that I can figure out. My main fear is vibration would ruin the picture on the dirt roads.
Does anyone have a camera that they would recommend or know that type most T’ers use?
Vibration is vibration, whatever the camera. On smooth roads I can set it on a tripod and all is fine. On country roads I find that hand holding it works. Your body cushions the vibrations so you can hold the camera pretty steady. If I’m alone, shooting with one hand and driving with the other limits where I can shoot. It has to be a straight road or a gentle curve. If I’m enjoying the luxury of being the passenger that makes it easy.
George, all the shots from inside the roadster are hand-held, shooting with one hand and driving with the other. Sometimes that works OK and sometimes it doesn’t. In the touring there’s enough room for me to set up a tripod in the back seat. That works very well on paved roads. I haven’t tried it on country roads yet.