yeah, i've never had a camera but those are the things i was concerned about. i like the idea of the gyro compensated camera, will look into those. Have seen video from folks that used a monopole, high mount in the back, provides good perspective. Will look into bullet camera too.
I kind of like this idea, have not tried it yet, as I mentioned earlier.
I have a Wheel Witness Hi-Def dashcam, used a 3M sticky tape to hold it to the windshield. the mounting bracket they supply is fragile, the screws fell out, and now it is useless.
I have a Garmin '30' series dashcam. It is neat in that it has a G-force sensor and will trap 3 minutes before, and 3 minutes after a severe event.
That event is stored in a folder call "Events"
Wish I had left it on my daughter's car 2 years ago, a deer jumped a hedge row, and totalled out her car.....
I had the Dashcam in the hotel room messing around with it, pulling off videos. Never dreamed that she would be needing it.
It uses a suction cup, seems to stay stuck because the camera is so light, only a few ounces.