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Exceptional entry level dashcam dvr,
This review is from: E-PRANCE® Mini 0801 Car DVR Dash Camera Ambarella A2S60 Chip 5M pixel CMOS + GPS Logger + Build-in 8GB Memory + High Resolution Full HD 1080P 30 FPS + G-sensor + License Plate + 135 Degree Wide Angle View (Camera)
I gave this product a 4 star rating versus a 5 star rating because it might be better to wait a few months for an upgraded product to become available. One of the features missing is Wide Dynamic Range(WDR), this feature enhances the Video quality at night, which the current model is poor at.
1. It has a very small form factor, and can be easily be mounted behind the rear-view mirror, so it is mostly out of sight to the casual observer.
2. The mounting bracket, in my model has the GPS option, this is a good feature when you want to playback the videos. It allows you to watch your trip on your PC, and see the exact position on Google maps. To do this you will need to download a free video viewer, as this vendor does not supply one.
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3. I recommend obtaining a 32gig class 4 microsd card for this device, while not required, it makes it more convenient to use. It is much easier to take the microsd card out and just copy the files to your PC, and the card will hold about 6 hours of videos, before recycling the old videos. SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC High Speed Class 4 Card with MicroSD to SD Adapter
4. The audio recording feature works well, and it can be easily muted at anytime with just one button push.
5. The screen display is a good feature, it provides real-time feedback on the status of the recording, and several other settings, such as record/standby, GPS status, etc.
6. The instruction manual is poorly written, but adequate.
7. Finally, if you want outstanding information on this and other Dash-cameras, I would suggest visiting ([...] ([...]
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2013, 12:17:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2013, 12:17:24 PM PST
Does this thing turn on automatically with the car? Or do you have to manually turn it on each time
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013, 2:09:12 AM PST
Wayne Z says:
It will turn on automatically.
Posted on Dec 9, 2013, 1:08:27 PM PST
Generally a class 4 card is considered too slow for reliable video recording in any camera. Class 6 is considered minimum and class 10 would be much better. With the way prices are dropping and sales you can get a class 10 32gb card for under $17 quite often and would be a much safer choice.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013, 5:33:49 PM PST
J Christopher says:
I think that there are problems with a class 10 card. The highest you can use is class 6.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2013, 1:34:00 PM PST
Keith Miller says:
yes it turns on as soon as the power comes on. If your power outlet stays on after the car is turned off you will have to unplug it
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2014, 7:39:47 AM PST
J Christopher says:
If you have it attached to a power source which turns on with your car, then it will automatically turn on when your car does.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014, 5:04:58 PM PDT
Seth B. says:
Not true. Just turn on Motion Detection in the menu and it will turn off after a small amount of time that it detects no motion and turn back on when you turn your car back on and begin moving again.
Posted on Oct 6, 2014, 11:22:17 AM PDT
Gene Crowley says:
Reviewer's point #2 is partially incorrect (at least with the unit I have, which is the 8GB internal memory + GPS version). The manufacturer DOES include software to view the videos on a computer. If you connect the unit to a computer via the (also included) cable, use Windows Explorer to find the folder named "Player". Inside the folder is a file named "DVRPlayer". Double-click it to run. If you don't have Apple QuickTime installed, it will prompt you to do so before it will run.
Posted on Oct 7, 2014, 1:30:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2014, 1:36:22 PM PDT
I have been using a KINGSTON 32GB Micro SDHC - Class 10 Card with my E-PRANCE® Mini 0801
with absolutely no problems so far.
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