I want to buy a forward-looking camera that starts automatically with the ignition and then just records the traffic while I drive. This would be useful as evidence in case there is an accident.
I've looked on Amazon and found a million choices, from $35 cams that (according to the reviews) are cheap Chinese junk, to $400 complete systems that do way more than I need. I'm shopping in the range of $100 but I don't know how to choose a product among all the choices. How can I find the right product?
My criteria are:
- Turns on with ignition (and motion sensor?).
- Gets power from the car's cigarette socket, keeps recording after ignition off.
- License plates should be readable in recordings (also at night?).
- No user intervention required for months. Old recordings get overwritten with current recordings.
(Sorry, I couldn't find a good tag.)