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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > DOD Tech Co., Ltd > DOD Tech DOD-LS470W Full HD dash cam with Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor and 10x speed GPS processor

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Descent camera, great night time performance
Pros: - Good day and great night time performance.

- Included suction cup mount holds firm even in extreme desert heat and dirt road vibration.

- Relatively straight forward interface is easy to navigate(*1).

- Stores in MPEG format, so it is easy to replay/edit clips on another device.

- Will take up to 128GB cards formatted in FAT32 according to the manufacturer, PNY 64GB card tested and works without issue(*2). Any good quality UHC-1/Class10 or better card should work fine.
Cons: - Decent video and dynamic range, but video compression level is to high. License plates can not be read more than about 1-1/2 to 2 car lengths away.

- No way to disable the display screen. Can only be set to show the current image and status or a "heads up display" of the current speed and direction. The HUD isn't to bright at night, but a display off mode would be better.

- Included suction mount has a long arm which make it difficult to discreetly mount the camera behind a rear view mirror. The permanent mount is shorter, but still not enough(*3).

- Camera lens protrudes/unguarded and is far to easy to get finger prints all over when mounting.

- Locking a current recording file using the camera "SOS" button does not locked the preceding or following video files. This is a problem when the current file began just before or ends just after the button is pressed (*4).

- No easy way to quickly unlock groups of saved videos, other than removing the card and deleting/moving externally. Locked files can quickly accumulate from the G-shock sensor.

- Locked files are moved to a "RO" read-only subdirectory, but if you move a file to that directory externally, the file will be overwritten unless you remove write file permissions(*4).

- I experienced multiple missing segments of video when testing (entire files missing from the beginning, middle, or end of a recording session). It is unclear if this occurred due to extremely heat (direct sunlight and 110-115F external temperatures on the dash with no A/C), or some of my card formatting tests (odd/custom formatting options *2). After reformatting with camera and slightly cooler temps (100-105F regularly) , I have not experienced any further file loss.

- Does not include a starter memory card, which may be a bit of a problem for someone who does not read the description very very closely. Experienced users will probably be buying a larger card from the start.
Other Thoughts: The major downfall over the camera is the lack of video compression adjustment. The manufacturer seems to have set the compression rate to optimize for a constant data rate (5min video files are all 622MB regardless on scene complexity, roughly 7.8 hours of video on a 64GB card). That works fine for trip video or capturing the event sequence of an accident. If you are in an accident though, you may have wanted the better video quality necessary to read a license plate on the other side of an intersection (fewer hours of video on the card and variable video file size, but with higher video detail). Hopefully, the manufacturer will release firmware update to allow the end user to adjust the compression settings.

Overall, this is a pretty good quality camera with good day and nighttime performance. Far better video than the cheap cameras and has held up to several months of desert summer heat without issue. The Cons and comments should not be taken (for the most part) as failures of the camera, but as comparisons to features which may/may no exists in other high end cameras.

* - The interface is fairly easy to understand, though the multifunction "Enter/Confirm" configuration button is a bit awkward in relation to the "Menu" button. Some of the menu options are in different locations/orders than indicated in the manual. Unfortunately, no way to change the video compression levels.

** - According to the manufacturer, cards over 32GB can not be reformatted natively by the camera and must be reformatted using the manufacturer's external program. In fact, any external FAT32 utility can be used. I used a simple mkfs.vfat to reformat my cards. Once initially formatted FAT32, the camera can reformat cards greater than 32GB. The camera wants a 128 sector per cluster and will complain/want to subsequently reformat the card if not present. The camera will also format the card with extra reserved and hidden sectors with a proprietary manufacturer tag. It is unclear if these extra sectors are used for internal housekeeping or not, but may explain the video loss issue I had when initially testing different formatting options.

*3 - The closer the camera can be mounted to the windshield, the more discreet the camera can be mounted and the less internal reflection/interference the camera will have to deal with, resulting in a better picture.

*4 - Example: I recorded an intersection crash some distance ahead of me where I pushed the button shortly after the crash had ended. The video of the crash vehicle entering the intersection and striking the first car was at the end of the preceding file, while the video of the crash vehicle striking subsequent cars and riding up over the curb to a stop was in the locked file. I manually moved the preceding file to the "RO" locked file directory on the card, but did not know to change its file permissions. The file was subsequently overwritten in normal camera operation... So the "RO" read-only directory has no meaning, only the actual file permission.
Reviewed By:Adrian J.,9/5/2016 7:08:35 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > Genius, KYE Systems Corp > Genius DVR-FHD650 Full HD Vehicle Recorder

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Always stay at standby mode.
Pros: None...it not working.
Cons: It always stay on standby mode. Press all the button and try the reset button. None of them work.
No support.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/31/2016 1:19:20 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > 4Sight, LLC. > The Original Dash Cam 4SK777 Black Plus

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Well It lasted about 2 weeks.
Pros: Nifty little gadget while it was working.
Cons: Not working anymore
Other Thoughts: I will update this after I find out what kind of customer service they provide for remedy of a dead device.
Reviewed By:Russell J.,8/6/2016 8:27:16 AM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > Genius, KYE Systems Corp > Genius DVR-FHD650 Full HD Vehicle Recorder

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Excellent camera, but . . .
Pros: Clear image - easy-as-pie setup. Own another model from the same company and it's been rock-solid for the past two years.
Cons: The camera only has a mounting hole on the top; another model (same maker) has a mounting socket on both top and bottom, which allows the camera to be set on a dashboard and not attached to the windshield. I live in a state where it is not legal to attach anything to your windshield. I've talked to several troopers and they tell me that an officer would need to be having a really bad day to write you up for such an offense, but that can happen. BTW: it's also illegal to have anything hanging from the rear view mirror. Ergo, I prefer to use a weighted pad to hold the camera on the dash and not attached to the windshield.
Also, the ball and socket attachment cannot be tightened enough to keep the camera from moving at the slightest bump of the camera or the cord. It's easy enough to reset it, but it should have a better mechanism to maintain the view you want.
Other Thoughts: Given the price I paid, and the high quality of the camera, I would buy it again and I do recommend it to anyone who asks.
For that matter, I tell anyone and everyone to get a dashcam. There's nothing like solid video evidence if you're ever in a "he-said-she-said accident
Also, turn off the GPS setting, which also records speed, if you have the GPS option on your camera; it can be used against you.
Reviewed By:Bruce M.,7/22/2016 7:53:22 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > Falcon Zero > Falcon Zero F170HD+ Full-HD 1080p Dashcam 32GB Memory Card Included

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Died after 7 months. Their warranty is a joke.
Pros: It's small so it takes up little viewspace.
Cons: -The menu is a huge pain to navigate
-It says 1080p, but it really doesn't look 1080p.
-Nightmode doesn't really seem to do anything.
-After 7 months of use it malfunctioned and would just cycle between on and off after plugging it into any power source (this appears to be a common issue).
-Their warranty demands are ridiculous. In order to return the product you have to return the camera and all of the accessories that came with it. This includes the two cables you installed in the car! Totally outrageous. What a completely onerous and pointless demand.
Other Thoughts: Look elsewhere people.
Reviewed By:James F.,7/17/2016 5:03:40 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > Falcon Zero > Falcon Zero F170HD+ Full-HD 1080p Dashcam 32GB Memory Card Included

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Falcon Zero Dash Cam
Pros: Very Nice device. Captures Video flawlessly in several settings up to full HD. Also takes great still photos. Very easy to mount and use. Included 32 GB Memory card can be replaced with a 64 GB card for twice the storage. Image can be magnified on the screen up to about twice the size. Menu includes almost any setting I need. Many things can be turned off if you don't like or need them. Also records audio very clearly.
Images can easily be saved to computer for long term storage. New card will need to be formatted which the device does quickly and easily. This is a great little camera.
Cons: I have yet to find anything wrong with this camera. So really no cons at all from me.
Other Thoughts: I recommend it very Highly.
Reviewed By:Michael T.,7/16/2016 9:24:30 AM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > DOD Tech Co., Ltd > DOD Tech DOD-LS470W Full HD dash cam with Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor and 10x speed GPS processor

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Trucker tested... Best Night Dash Cam Made!
Pros: Night time vision 13000 ISO low light recording.
Accepts microSD cards up to 128 GB that have been formatted with DOD TECH external program. (must download online)
The 1080p wide aspect image covers the entire forward view of your vehicle. 170 degrees of coverage.
GPS location embedded into the video with accurate Satellite time & date.
Has a emergency button which saves the incident video to keep it from being accidentally deleted.
can record video & sound for Police encounters (tickets).
When plugged into a cigarette lighter will automatically start recording when vehicle starts.
Records video into the .mpg format and can be played back with free video players like Media Player Classic or VLC.
If hard wired (kit optional) can record automatically when vehicle is bumped. 3 sensitivity settings.
Comes with 2 mounts. 1 Suction cup mount and 1 permanent 3M mount.
Cons: Won't use every microSD card on the market. Must used DOD TECH recommended brands.
Only goes into storage mode when attached to computer
Expensive.
Other Thoughts: This dash cam rocks, it has a very high ISO for dim light video. I installed a 64 GB ADATA Premier microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I U1 Memory Card (Highly Recommended) into the card slot after formatting it with the DOD TECH recommended formatting tool
http://dod-tech.ca/supportcenter/formatting-64gb-microsdxc-cards-for-dod-tech-cameras/ and this LS470w will record 10 hours plus of 1080p video!!
NOTE: LS470W INTERNAL FORMATTING PROGRAM WILL NOT FORMAT CARDS ABOVE 32 GB, USE EXTERNAL FORMAT TOOL LINK ABOVE.
The DOD TECH LS470W records dimly lit roads better than the Street Guardian, don't believe me watch this video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LBCGGP653I
The DOD TECH LS470W is the best dash cam for Truckers who do most of their driving in the evening hours, you will have that video proof of a deer running from the side of the road into your bumper/grill. This dash cam is necessary equipment for any truck driver who strives to keep their driving records clean.
The next time a driver jumps in front of your big truck and causes the accident, you will kiss this dash cam for saving your job!
Reviewed By:Brian E.,7/2/2016 6:31:26 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > 4Sight, LLC. > The Original Dash Cam 2 Dual Lens Dashboard Camera

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Dash Cam 2 is GREAT
Pros: Easy to use - Does a great job - I set one camera to the front and one camera to the rear and record both simultaneously.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: I was so pleased with how it worked, I bought a second Dash Cam 2 for my other car.
Reviewed By:ROBERT O.,6/15/2016 12:33:55 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > PYLE AUDIO > PYLE 7" TFT Mirror Monitor w/ Rear-View Night Vision Camera

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 My new rear view mirror
Pros: Easy installation
Great price
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: I would definitely buy another.
Reviewed By:Anthony B.,5/24/2016 2:32:26 PM
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Categories > Onboard Camera Systems > Falcon Zero > Falcon Zero F170HD+ Full-HD 1080p Dashcam 32GB Memory Card Included

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Schizophrenic
Pros: Was good for as long as it worked
Cons: After a few months it became schizophrenic, would turn itself off, some times would not turn off. Sometimes it would continually turn on and the off and the on again. It would come on, but think it was connected to a computer. Totally unreliable. Contacted seller who referred me to Falcon. Have tried to contact them numerous times. Never get a response.
Other Thoughts: Would not recommend
Reviewed By:Edwin L.,5/15/2016 1:19:38 PM
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