1080P @ 30fps video quality, even in high-speed driving
140° wide recording angle and 3" LCD screen
With a built-in battery, this dash cam will automatically power on and record a short video after detecting a shock or vibration when your car is parked
With a built-in G-sensor, the dashcam will automatically lock & save the video when detecting a collision
The video will not be overwritten
Slim metal construction with a 3-inch compact screen will not block your sight, and the included power cord sports a super-long cable for routing alongside your windscreen for discreet factory-like installation
I don’t think 1080 is good enough if you’re trying to capture the license plate of a car that is fleeing and it is more than a couple car lengths away. I’d go with 4K for that. If everybody stops and you need evidence, then 1080 is fine. I base this on the 1080 cam I bought and stopped at an intersection, I couldn’t read the street sign accross the street in the video, and the font on the sign is twice as big as any license plate. I returned the cam and am looking at 4k cams now.
@bass_pumped@TiredTeacher66 yep, dual socket cigarette jack multiplier. I think, between buying one and at least a couple other mobile devices I have, we ended up having at least a couple spares in the accessory drawer.
Perhaps a bit frustrating, this unit comes with a hard-wired cigarette plug on the power end. I prefer the mobile devices (Echo Auto, for example) that are powered by a standard USB cable. That way you can use either a dash USB port or a cigarette adapter with two USB ports on it - more compact vs a big honking cigarette doubler.
Since the camera end power port is mini-USB, I suppose you could provision a long cable USB-mini cable to supply power via USB.
Luckily our Odyssey has two cigarette jacks in the center console.
Got this last time it was on sale. It does what it says on the tin, shoots decent quality video while you drive. The feature set makes me really wish I’d spent a little more money, though.
Installed one in a car where the aux power stays on even after the car shuts off. Worried it will drain the battery (Lincoln MKC) but hasn’t done it yet and supposedly the car will shutoff eventually.
Installed one in a car where the aux power shuts off when the car does. Unfortunately, this means every time you turn on the car the screen turns on and shows a live view of the recording, which is annoying and distracting while driving. You can reach up and press the power button to shut off the screen, but it’s a minor annoyance every time you get in the car. Tried to disable the screen in settings but it only has the ability to power the screen off after a time delay, the shortest being 1 minute.
The menu interface is very confusing. For those of you getting one of these and reading the comments, here’s a tip. When the thing turns on it starts recording. While recording, none of the buttons work except for the power button, ok button, and the “SOS” button which saves videos. To get out of recording mode you need to press “OK” and then you can use the other buttons. This threw me the first time I tried setting it up. Also whenever you quit out of the menu it immediately starts recording again, which is also annoying.
Overall I pulled the videos and it’s definitely recording and the footage is usable. If you’re willing to deal with some minor annoyances this is a good deal.
I just bought two of these. They seem to work fairly well, but the internal batteries are shot. They don’t charge up at all. I put one on my computer for hours and after unplugging it for only a few seconds it says low battery. How is the parking lot feature supposed to work with a dead battery? The menu button doesn’t work on the other one.