Thank you folks for chipping-in whatever information you can. The thread is now looking more interesting and informative. I have some new and some pending queries, if someone can reply - 1. Users of wide-angle dash-cam, do you feel that viewed objects are smaller for your liking and thus number-plates are not readable? Those who have dash-cams with smaller angle lens (say 120 degree or less), do they find it better on this account? How do A119 / A118, having 170 degree lens, perform on this account? 2. Permanent power connection to dash-cam - Has anyone done this? As my Linea is out of 4 year's warranty, I wish to do this and seek guidance. With this, capacitor based (A119) or battery backed dash-cam, both would serve the purpose, right? Without this, I assume the capacitor is supposed to serve proper saving of the files before dash-cam turns OFF. Or, is it for filtering? With permanent power, parking mode will work, right? 3. Has anyone experienced the difference between capacitor-based and battery backed dash-cams? It is said that the former is protected from the heat-effect which causes the later fail. How serious is this issue? Is the battery needed even if dash-cam is permanently powered? 4. Are Novatek 96660 and Ambarella 12 chipsets comparable? While I am searching on net, enlightened ones are requested to pass the light!