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521 of 535 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy budget dash cam, January 10, 2014
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This review is from: Black Box G1W Original Dashboard Dash Cam - 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)
I bought this as a secondary dash cam for testing purposes. It is currently mounted to the rear of my wagon, while another brand camera is in the front.

Size: it is small enough to be hidden in front your rear view mirror if mounted in front.

Video quality: 1080p quality is ridiculously good, but the trade off is that your viewing angle is reduced and the file sizes are huge.
I stick with 720p at 30fps for the 120 degree viewing angle. It is more than good enough to identify license plates - and make a few YouTube videos of errant drivers.
At night the quality is reduced, but I can still make out license plates of vehicles behind me with their uber bright HID lights.

Suction cup: I had to try it a few times well before it would finally stay attached. I was ready with mounting tape as a permafix.

Do Note: This can double duty as a normal photograph camera and even as a webcam for your PC.

If you are looking for a first dash cam, then get this. Make sure to buy 32Gb MicroSDHC card for it.That will give you 8 -9 hours recording time (720p) before overwriting old files.
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Initial post: Apr 17, 2014 2:31:28 PM PDT
JackS says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2014 7:10:29 AM PDT
Ben says:
If that's true, you can still play MOV in VLC player(available on Windows, Mac, and Linux). It is a universal player.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2014 1:40:06 PM PDT
Glen Saxon says:
As Ben says, that issue is nothing using VLC media player can't fix. Additionally, VLC allows you to capture stills (photos) from the video, which is extremely useful for me. Pics default to PNG, but you can go into options to change it to JPEG.

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 4:34:52 AM PDT
W. Vasiliou says:
How did you get this camera to work as a webcam?

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 11:27:49 AM PDT
Does this camera work when the car is off?

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 11:43:50 AM PDT
carlos ortiz says:
Do you mind if I ask, what camera do you have at the front?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014 12:32:37 PM PDT
Glen Saxon says:
Livue LB100

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014 12:34:48 PM PDT
Glen Saxon says:
You have to wire it into a 12V line in you car's electricals. But you NEED a 12V to 5V step down transformer (like this Nextrox® Car LED Display Power Supply 12V to 5V 3A DC/DC Buck Converter Module ), or else you fry you dash cam. (happened to me already)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014 12:35:55 PM PDT
Glen Saxon says:
It functions as a generic webcam. I just plugged it into the USB port on my PC and drivers auto installed. You may need 3rd party software to utilize it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2014 12:28:48 AM PDT
Frank says:
Other posts have mentioned the ones that record in AVI are counterfeits using different internals
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