Such image quality in this price range is amazing and many more expensive models absolutely equal and even superior in some cases. No wonder, a 1/3 "CMOS image sensor with 3.2 megapixels (120 degrees wide-angle lens) is installed. The objective is also to adapt them to the inclination of the windshield even vertically (ie high / low) swivel.
Indicator of oncoming vehicles are readable in the still image also at 100km speed without problems.
Very good also the automatic light / dark balance of the image, when you eg drives and vice versa of brighter in dark surroundings.
With regard to the quality of night shots, there also nothing to complain about.
Built-in battery lasts for 15 minutes without power supply and is intended for the CarCam safely shut to go to Zündungsaus. While the battery is in about 30 min. Via USB (eg a PC) to recharge, but this is usually not necessary because the battery is automatically charged during operation so the vehicle.
HDMI port included to the TV to watch the images directly, for example ....
The CarCam is so small (approx 7.5x7.5 cm, with about 4cm depth), that it can be attached -despite display directly behind the rearview mirror.
The German manual is a bit meager (there are, for example, not a recommendation as to whether PAL or NTSC is to be set, no statement to HDMI port, no indication that the Cam draw by pressing and upwards, be easily removed from the adhesive mount can); Also missing the techn. Information CarCam as they are actually common at the end of each manual (here you can also refer to the good techn. Description at Amazon).
Unfortunately, the manual is currently the case (yet) available on the internet, so I subsequently times listed the many adjustment options, sometimes a not very logical name was chosen in the German translation:
1. Date / Time (adjustable Std format + date in German format in 24)
2. Auto power off (shut down the Cam, when no picture is taken): OFF / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min
3. Key tones: On / Off
4. language (8 languages, German is already set)
5. TV mode: NTSC / PAL (unfortunately, no indication that in our PAL's right!)
6. Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
7. Format (Formatting the SD Card)
8. Display shutdown: OFF / 30 sec / 1 min / 2 min
9. switch-off delay (amount of time until the Cam after power failure off): OFF / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec
10. Factory setting (reset all settings to factory defaults)
11 firmware version
Settings in video mode:
1. Video resolution: 1920x1280 1080FHD / 720p 1280x720 / 848x480 WVGA / VGA640x480
2. Loop (recording time of each video): OFF / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min
3. HDR (automatic adjustment to lighting conditions): ON / OFF
4. Exposure (brightness of the recordings): +2/3 / +1/3 / +0.0 / -1/3
5. Motion sensor: OFF / ON
6. Microphone: OFF / ON
7. Date Stamp (on the video): OFF / ON
8. G-sensor (sensitivity): Off / Low / Medium / High
9. Plate (name of Cam or Pol.Kennz. Of the vehicle can be shown in video)
Settings in photo mode:
1. Recording mode (Self-timer): OFF / 2 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec
2. Resolution: 4032x3024 12M / 10M 3648x2736 / 3264x2448 8M / 5M 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 3M / 2MHD 1920x1080 / 640x480 VGA / 1.3M 1280x960
3. Continue (continuous shooting with 5 photos): OFF / ON)
4. Photo Quality: Sharp / Normal / Economy
5. Sharpness: Hard / Normal / Soft
6. White Balance: Auto / Sunny / Cloudy / Artificial / Grell
7. Color (visual effects): Color / Black / White / Sepia
8. ISO (the image brightness): Auto / 100/200/400
9. Exposure (brightness of the recordings): +2/3 / +1/3 / +0.0 / -1/3
10. Image Stabilizer: ON / OFF
(Is in the display period, the photo after shooting on the display) 11 fast-forward: OFF / 2 sec / 5 sec
12. daters (in the photo): OFF / Date / Date & Time
1. Be sure during assembly ensure that the adhesive-bracket is mounted exactly horizontally on the windshield. The lens of the camera can then easily in the perpendicular be (high / low) adjusted by thumb wheel on the inclination of the windscreen
2. in video resolution is sufficient absolutely 1280x720. The higher resolution in 1080FHD 1920x1080 hardly brings high benefits, but requires twice the disk space!
3. The recording time should be set to 3 min.; thus obtained smaller video files that can be overwritten by endless loop faster and without gaps
4. Switch the TV mode to PAL, as the American factory Fernehformat NTSC is set
5. CarCam may also be used as a surveillance camera provided permanent power supply is ensured; in this case (2 General settings s. prov.) OFF Auto power off has to be
6. G-sensor should be set to OFF, otherwise a recording will be saved overwriting secured at every pothole and the memory card would fill up fast. In the case of an accident you can namely by pressing the red Lock button the current recording is also very easy as on read-only can be saved
At the Cam itself are a total of 6 pushbuttons with which you can do the following:
ON / OFF - Record - Menu / OK - Up / Down - Photo - Micro Off / On - Lock (write protection for currently running recording)
1. excellent image quality
2. HDMI port
(The oldest recordings are automatically overwritten ie at full SD card) 3. Loop function
4. Lock button for direct via read-only save the current recording
5. many options in the menu
6. Microphone switched off simply by pressing a button
7. simple adjustment of the lens in the vertical thumbwheel means
8. plate of Cam wobble-free directly adhered firmly on the windshield
9. CarCam can be easily removed and taken away from the retaining plate
1. Some menu items are illogical and not self-explanatory
2. sound quality varies somewhat, but generally sufficient
3. Operating deficient
4. No SD card included (max possible. 32GB microSD Card - Class 6 min.)
Scope of supply:
- Ersatzklebepad for bracket
- 2 cable clips adhesive
- SD card adapter
- Vehicle power cable
- German manual
Cam does not have GPS, which does not adversely flow into my review, because this, too aware of this cam design is by design and is also made clear from the outset.
Overall, I forgive 4.5 stars for this cam, but which are rounded in terms of truly outstanding image quality and not too much covered significant negative points, to 5 star.
Anyone looking for a good, reliable CarCam with outstanding image quality and can do without GPS, will be more than satisfied with this CarCam.