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106 of 111 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, simple effective, June 16, 2012
This review is from: HD Car Dashboard Camera Car Accident DVR with LCD and 140 degree wide angle lense IR NIght Vision (Electronics)
My thoughts:
This is obviously developed by a smaller group of designers than most products, but for the price, I think this is an exceptional dashcam.
I simply tossed away the suction cup and used a small spacer and "re-closable fastener" aka "toll tag velco" to hold the camera in place which makes the whole assembly small enough to hide above, and behind, the rear view mirror.
For the video quality - no it can't capture plates unless you are stopped behind a vehicle at a red light. I am more concerned with capturing the where-and-when of events though. The way I see it, simply calling out a plate is good enough since you can check the audio later.
The two cons are that the transfer rate of the unit is not fast enough to support live playback when you plug the camera in to a computer. I fixed this with a $1.50 micro-USB reader which simply stays in the ashtray. USB mode takes 8 minutes to copy a five minute video, or I can use the card reader and get it done in 30 seconds. The card reader is more convenient for me needs too since I don't like moving the camera.
The second con is that the auto-record feature works about 95% of the time, so you have to watch the record light to make sure it didn't forget to start with the car.
Other than those two things, this camera works precisely as advertised which is awesome for $30 + a $10 memory card.
One idea for buyers, grab a second memory card and a card reader so you can swap cards to preserve video while still recording if something happens.
I would buy this unit again.
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2012 6:36:21 AM PDT
Chris Mylek says:
The camera does what it is advertised to do, but the manual has a lot to be desired. How do you set the Time/Date stamp?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 6:35:03 PM PST
than win says:
a very good point. date/time cannot be set, at least in my opinion. i tried many, and i mean many times. every time you turn off the unit (or the engine) and on again, the date/time defaults back to 2012/1/1 which is very annoying.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 5:16:09 PM PST
This Cam don't work for me at all, it freezes and have to be reset with or without memory card. I'm going to return it, don't buy it.
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