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Some serious issues, but works great.
on September 21, 2013
Please read. If you drive at night, or in any country where there are police this is probably not the dash cam for you.
The camera itself works wonderful, good quality footage and everything.
But I had some serious issues. Firstly, and most importantly, while it's recording it has a blinking red LED. The camera will automatically start recording when it's plugged into the car charger and the car is turned on. While it's plugged in, there is a blinking blue LED to indicate that it is charging.
Alternating blinking RED and BLUE lights are not a good idea. It wasn't noticeable at day, but in night the LED's would light my windshield up and I was having cars pull over because they thought I was police. I cannot emphasize enough how much of an oversight this is on the manufactures part.
Second, it would continue to record for ~5 minutes after I turned off the car. That isn't innately a horrible feature, but I do lots of short stops while driving and if the camera was in this parking mode while I started my car, it would have trouble resuming recording normally. The entire screen and menu would freeze and it was impossible to restart since the power button also froze. Removing the SD card while it was recording would interrupt it's recording and allow me to interact with the menus again.
Which brings me to my third issue. The sd card is very difficult to insert/remove. I could not do it with just my fingers, and I keep my nails short so I had to resort to using my car keys or other thin tool to push the sd card entirely inside it.