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Great Car DVR With Many Features At A Great Price!,
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This review is from: BOOMYOURS 2.7" TFT 270°Rotating Dual Camera Lens HD Car DVR Vehicle Blackbox DVR with G-sensor & GPS Module & SD Slot (Size-A1, Black) (Electronics)
Cons: Feels flimsy, very light weight (cheap plastic), very cheap power cable. Pros: Light weight (doesn't fall from windshield), two cameras, wide field of view, GPS logger with Google Maps, G force sensor, easily accessible Menu with a good selection of video/audio selections.
On to my actual use review: This is the second car camera I purchased in the past few weeks. I bought a mirror type first which turned out to be too large for my sub compact Saturn Coupe. The mirror camera blocked about a third of my useful upper windshield view which was too obtrusive & dangerous. So, I bought this for it's size and features. Very easy to setup once I figured out how to change the language to English (search for a video on YouTube and it is explained there). I have used single camera (front view) and both cameras with GPS on. The loop feature of the camera is definitely needed! Make sure the camera you choose has this feature. Some offered on Amazon & other online vendors do NOT loop the recording so when the card is full you have to delete the files or format the card. I suggest a class 10 32-Gig card. They are very inexpensive now so why not? OK. I mounted this jewel just above and slightly to the right of my rear view mirror. It is out of the way and does not obstruct my view for driving. I routed the cable out of sight and to my lighter plug. After driving for several days I took the ram card out and installed it in my card reader and looked at the videos. You will need a card reader if you want to view the videos on your computer. The camera system software writes a small program file on the RAM card which you have to run to access the videos. The program that comes built in to the camera is very useful with lots of features. The GPS feature is very nice and shows your exact location and speed on a Google Map. Very useful for fighting traffic tickets and of course proving who was at fault in an accident. So if you are one of those "bad" drivers you may NOT want a camera in your vehicle! Some of the files I noticed were "locked" either by me or by a function of the camera (not sure). They can be unlocked easily within the program and then the camera can overwrite the files while loop recording or you can just delete them. I think the G sensor locked those files due to high G force changes while driving. While playing the videos within the program they appear very small. This is very misleading to the quality of the videos! You CAN adjust the video size to make it slightly larger within the program but the video size still appears small. So, if you need to save any videos what you do is export or SAVE them using the included program. When you do this I highly suggest you "Save All" because the program will merge all the files together (for a particular date) and convert them to one AVI file for that date. Use any video player that plays AVI files to play the videos. You will get a very large screen, high quality video with full audio. Once you see how great the quality is you should also notice that when recording with both cameras the video quality is outstanding and covers the road in front of you and the inside of the vehicle very well. I suggest recording with both cameras at all times with GPS and G sensor running. One more suggestion: Once you mount it leave it alone! I don't think the camera and power cable will withstand repeated mounting and dismounting. For the money this is in my opinion the best camera currently available.
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Initial post: Aug 25, 2014 9:05:53 AM PDT
Robert Sherwood says:
I have one of these on order. When I get it, next month apparently, from China, where exactly might be the best place to mount this. I already have my Garmin GPS mounted low and nearly sitting on the dash of my Subaru Legacy. Best place for it. but where to effectively mount the cam.
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