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First Dash Camera. I have no regret. Working perfect so far,
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This review is from: Black Box G1W 320mAh Battery Dashboard Dash Cam - Heat Resistant - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Camera Video Recorder with G-Sensor Night Vision Motion Detection WDR 140° Wide Angle 4X Zoom - NT96650 + AR0330 (Electronics)
Well, I was surfing the web looking for posts, reviews, youtube videos about dash cameras. Just wanted something to use on my car as a hobbie, recording the road, not much. But, wanted some equipment with good quality, not just average. In the other hand, didn't want to expend too much for a cup of basic reasons: it's my first dash camera so I wanted to try out this feature first and I was sure that I was able to get some nice equipment without payment that much (for example, the Blackvue cameras are great). So I bought this one with a Kingston 32gb microsd. And bought Kingston and NOT Sandisk because the seller himself recommend on its publication not to buy a Sandisk memory card however the usual recommendation when you surf Amazon looking for the camera.
So I have this one and tryed out this morning.
Some first impressions:
1) As I read somewhere, look made on a very cheap plastic. And the shiny simil silver on the front lens it's kind wierd... should be more discrete.
2) Left charging to the wall the camera all night (8-10 hours) because it has internal battery. Also, didn't read the poor manual yet so I dont know how much holds the camera without being connected to the car's 12v hole.
Well, just went to the garage, installed the suction cup (perfect, but BE AWARE of not installing it near the black dots of your windshield -top side- because will fall down), turned on the camera (already the 32gb microsd card installed, that claims 9 hours, 54 minutes and 35 sec of recording time) and start recording
Another thing: when you just plugg in the camera into the lightning 12v hole, starts recording.
Then... after 5 blocks on the road, the low baterry icon started to blink. Wierd... just plugged into the 12v charge hole. Later will see qhat's going on.
So far, so good.
It records on *.mov. Just saw a minute ago on my tablet the first video and it's a wonderful quality.
May be, now I'm remember reading that 1080 it's the same that 720... anyway, 720 is enough for me and I can read the license of the other cars.
I'll keep in touch about this camera.
------------------ UPDATE ///// May 28th, 2014 --------------------
Well... I kept using it all these days.
First of all: the battery only last 20 minutes without being connected to the car (12v). GGRR... to bad! Just went for THIS model because of the seller's advertisement: this one has the new battery (dont remmeber how many mAh) and last more! BS Anyway, I'm out of the country and won't be back for a long while, so that's it.
However, connected to 12v works just fine.
QUALITY. Wonderful. I was recording only at 720p (somewhere I read that 1080 it's the same, but didn't try yet) and I must said that 720p is all you need in order to read another car license plates on your cell o laptop.
Just in order to try, removed the microsd from the camera, installed on my cell and saw the videos just fine.
The suction cup, works EXCELLENT.
For me, it's more than enough: recording all week (more than 9 hours in 720 mode), if there's nothing extraordinary up to the sunday night, just delete all videos and pictures (you can take pictures with the camera, just press the MODE buttom and works as little camera) and start again.
Black Box G1W 320mAh Battery Dashboard Dash Cam - Heat Resistant - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Camera Video Recorder with G-Sensor Night Vision Motion Detection WDR 140° Wide Angle 4X Zoom - NT96650 + AR0330(139 customer reviews)