Car Cameras: Top 12 New Black Box Dash Cams 2016

Over the past couple of years car cameras have been making it to our shores from Korea and elsewhere but, their quality andCar Cameras Vicovation Vico M3 Extreme Dash Cam Display View reliability were suspect and support was virtually nonexistent. That’s all changed in recent months with the introduction of new high-quality, feature-laden cameras that serve as black boxes in vehicles around the world.

Car cameras or dash cameras are no longer just a nice-to-have vehicle accessory. The number of accidents, fender-benders, fraudulent insurance claims, and scams increases every year. Further, the number of drivers without insurance or with minimum coverage has skyrocketed and their insurers will fight to make any accident your fault if they can.

You’re a good driver, but not everyone is and particularly these days as drunk and drugged drivers make way for distracted drivers who are quickly becoming the number one cause of accidents on our highways. Distracted drivers are hard to catch and they will sue you in an accident even if it’s their fault and they might win without proof that they were driving distracted.

You can’t count on any driver to voluntarily own up to an accident being their fault and it takes proof to catch them in a lie.

You can protect yourself against the scammers, drunk, drugged, and distracted drivers with a black box dashboard camera. Many record several pieces of data during an incident like video, audio, GPS coordinates, and G-forces. The important thing is that dash cams are being recognized in court and can be used to your benefit if you are sued or find yourself in criminal court.

Cameras normally run a loop only recording a certain amount of time before overwriting the recording. Then when they detect that an incident has occurred, they protect about 30 seconds of footage on either side of the incident.









The newest car cameras are better quality and more reliable than ever before and come with better features at a lower price point than even 6 months ago.

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It’s still to some degree the wild, wild, west out there when it comes to car cameras and so it can be difficult to choose a model that you know gives you the features, reliability, and value you’re looking for. We have made a list of some of the newest car cameras on the market that have already gained popularity and acclaim.

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Just a note about SD and microSD cards: All dash cams are sensitive to the speed of storage card you insert. SD card come in 4 speeds; 2, 4, 8, and 10 with 10 being the fastest. A speed of 8 or 10 is suitable for full HD recording and most manufacturers will agree that you should choose a card of speed 8 or 10 for any dash cam you buy.

Read on to see if one of these black box cameras is the perfect dashboard camera for you!

Car Cameras: Top New Black Box Dashboard Video Cams

Car Cameras $50 – $100

#1 – Black Box G1W-B “Black Bezel” Original Dashboard Dash Car Cameras

Car Cameras Black Box G1W-B Display ViewThis category could really be classified as the budget category for dashboard cameras. The Black Box G1W-B has the features to easily push it into a higher class. It comes with full HD 1080p, a high-end chipset, and high quality lens. Don’t let the low price fool you, the G1W-B is easy to setup, easy to operate, and captures seamless continuous video recording. Here are its primary features and specifications. This unit does not come with a micro SD card so plan on purchasing one in order to use the camera.

Features

  • Unique combination of the Novatek NT96650 Chipset and Aptina AR0330 lens provides low power consumption, HD video compression, and smooth image processing
  • Full HD 1080p recording at a smooth 30 FPS or 720p at 60 FPS and 5.0 MP digital camera
  • WDR 140 degree wide angle 4x zoom lens
  • Camera has LED night vision, automatic motion detection, auto-start, and on-spot-playback
  • Easy to setup and operate; literally insert the Micro SD card, plus the camera into the power port, and drive
  • 2.7-inch High Resolution LCD screen allows you to playback video right on the screen
  • Built-in G-Sensor locks data to memory and starts recording as soon as sudden braking, impact, rapid acceleration, or sharp cornering is detected
  • Seamless continuous video and audio recording
  • Loop recording automatically overwrites old footage with newest footage to save storage space
  • Menus support multiple languages
  • Comes with a quality swivel ball suction mount for easy installation

Specifications

  • Chipset: Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens
  • Sensor: 3M CMOS Sensor
  • Night Video: Enhanced LED Light featuring LED Night Vision
  • 140 degree ultra wide angle lens w/ 4x digital zoom, Wide Dynamic (WDR) Technology
  • 2.7” high resolution and 16:9 TFT LCD screen
  • Video Resolution: 1920×1080P HD recording resolution at 30fps and 1280×720 at 60fps
  • Advanced H.264 video compression technology
  • Photo: 5.0 mega pixels in JPEG file format
  • HDMI cable support
  • Memory: 32G Micro SD card supported (not included)
  • Video Output: HDMI, AV-OUT, MPEG-4 MOV – AV (SVBS) composite / HDMI output (NTSC/PAL)
  • Audio: Built-in Microphone/Speaker (AAC)
  • Motion Detection: Yes
  • Shutter: Electronic shutter
  • Video Codec: H.264/MPEG4
  • Photo Res/Format: JPG w/ 5 Mega Pixels
  • Battery: 3.7V 250mAh (lasts 5-10 minutes without power source)
  • Ports: USB, HDMI, AV, and Micro SD card slot

Accessories

  • In-car charging cable
  • Swivel Suction Mount Bracket
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
  • HDMI cable

(10/21/14 – 4-2-56.95)

#2 – AUTO-VOX G1W-C 1080P Car DVR Camera Car Cameras Auto Vox G1W-C Display View

The AUTO-VOX G1W-C dashboard DVR camera uses a capacitor instead of a battery providing better temperature resistance and longer life. In extreme temperature conditions batteries can become damaged or leak causing recording to fail or ruining your camera, but that’s not a problem for capacitors. It comes with seamless, continuous video and audio recording as well as loop recording capability. Here are its main features and specifications.

Features

  • Combination of NT96550+AR0330 chipsets along with advanced H.264 video compression technology
  • Unique premium quality capacitor-based camera can withstand more extreme temperatures than battery-based models
  • 140-degree ultra wide angle lens with 4x digital zoom uses WDR technology for better video quality
  • Records full 1080p HD video and has LED IR night vision capability
  • Capable of both seamless continuous recording and loop recording
  • Multi-language menu support
  • Built-in G-Sensor keeps accurate records of sensor data and triggers motion detection recording

Specifications

  • Video: 1920*1080P HD recording resolution at 30fps and 1280×720 at 60fps
  • Audio: Built-in Microphone/Speaker(AAC)
  • Display: 2.7”and 16:9 TFT LCD screen
  • Sensor: 3M CMOS Sensor
  • Shutter: Electronic shutter
  • Photo: 5.0 mega pixels in JPEG file format
  • Photo Res/Format: JPG w/ 5 Mega Pixels
  • Support for HDMI cable(not included)
  • Accessories
    1 – Free 8GB TF Card and card reader
    1 – In-car charging cable
    1 – Swivel Suction Mount Bracket
    1 – USB cable
    1 – User Manual

(9/1/14 – 4-6-62.66)

#3 – Dash Cam G1W Black Box Car DVR (Blue)

Car Cameras Dash Cam G1W Black Box Car DVR Camera ViewThe Dash Cam G1W Black Box Car DVR captures it all while you’re driving using a 120-dgree ultra wide angle lens, its G1W NT96650 processor, and a full HD 1080p resolution video camera. Budget priced, it still packs plenty of features like G-Sensor auto-activation, 4X digital zoom, a full 2.5-inch LCD display, and a 5 MP camera. Just a note that this model does not come with an SD card. Here are its features and specifications.

Features

  • A fast G1W NT96650 processor provides the best performance and user experience
  • Full HD 1080p video resolution and 5 MP camera capture the detail you need on its 2.5-inch LCD display at up to 60 frames per second
  • You get a 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens with 4x digital zoom
  • G-Sensor shock activation, automatic turn-on and shutdown
  • HDMI/USB high quality video transfer support

Accessories

  • 1 – USB charging cable
  • 1 – Power port/cigarette lighter-compatible power supply
  • 1 – Instruction manual

12 month limited warranty

(10/2/2014 – 5-2-69.99)

#4 – AUTO-VOX B40 A118 Stealth Dash Cam

Car Cameras Auto Vox A118 Full HD 1080p Black Car DVRThe AUTO-VOX B40 A118 Stealth Dash Cam is unique in its capability to allow multiple covert mounting options. For those looking to minimize the profile of their camera, this model has you covered. It’s also able to operate in temperature extremes and because of its durable construction and quality materials, you can expect that this camera will be reliable. With a wider angle lens than many and full HD 1080p capability, this model is a great choice for those who want to set and forget their camera. Here are some of its main features and specifications.

Features

  • Covert mounting options and a small display for innovative and discreet placement in your vehicle
  • Full HD 1080p DVR recording capability at 30 FPS and 720p at 60 FPS with advanced H.264 video compression technology
  • G-Sensor automatically enables recording under sudden braking, impact, rapid acceleration, or sharp cornering conditions
  • Automatic Motion Detection Technology provides for unattended video surveillance and alarm
  • Extreme temperature operation capability up to 140 degrees F and reliable performance
  • Uses original Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens
  • Ultra wide angle WDR 170-degree 6G lens with 4x zoom, a fully capable 3.0 MP camera, and excellent LED low light/night vision capability as well as instant adaptation
  • Small but useable 1.5-inch HD LCD display with easy-to-navigate menus
  • Free 8 GB TF Card +Card Reader included with camera
  • Multi-language support
  • Seamless continuous recording with loop recording capability

Specifications

  • Display: 1.5 inch HD LCD screen
  • Sensor: 3M CMOS Sensor
  • Shutter: Electronic shutter
  • HDMI Support: Supports HDMI cable(not included)
  • Ports: USB, HDMI,AV, and Micro SD card slot
  • Audio: Built-in Microphone/Speaker(AAC)
  • Battery: 3.7V 250mAh(lasts 5-10 minutes without power source)
  • Storage Space: Up to 32gb microSD cards (an 8GB card is included)

Accessories

  • 1- 8GB TF Card
  • 1 – USB cable
  • 1 -In-car charging cable
  • 1 set – Brackets and Adhesive Mount System
  • 1 – User Manual

(10/10/14 – 4-7-79.99)

Car Cameras $100 – $150

#1 – docooler NTK96650 Portable Hidden Dashboard Dash CamCar Cameras Docooler NTK96650 Full HD Dashboard Cam Camera and Mount View

As we move into the $100-$150 range for black box cameras, you will notice that you will gain some additional features, better quality, and in some cases a larger display. The docooler NTK96650 Portable Hidden Dashboard Camera has an extra wide angle 4X zoom lens, full HD resolution, very good night vision capability, larger microSD card support, and the recording features you would expect from models in this price range. Here are its main features.

Features

  • Full HD 1920x1080p video resolution using the NTK96640 chipset and a 3.0 MP CMOS sensor
  • Low temperature resistant 2.7 inch TFT display
  • 170 degree high-resolution wide angle lens with 4X digital zoom
  • Powerful infrared night vision functionality reaching 5-8 meters without an additional light source and automatic low light compensation to provide clear video even in low light conditions
  • Support for larger microSD cards up to 32 GB
  • Loop recording capable with motion-detection recording as well as continuous recording
  • Comprehensive language support

Specifications

  • Chipset: NTK96650
  • Sensor: 3.0MP CMOS
  • Display Size: 2.7″TFT 16:9
  • Lens Angle: 170 degree wide angle lens
  • Decode Format: H.264
  • Filter switcher: Support (Optional)
  • Fill light: 8pcs 5MM infrared (Optional)
  • Camera Resolution: 1920*1080
  • Video Output: HDMI signal output max 1920x1080P
  • Image: JPG format
  • Recording resolution: FULL HD1080P(1920*1080)/30fps HD720P(1280*720)/60fps WVGA(848*480)/60fps VGA(640*480)
  • Video Format: MOV
  • G-Sensor: Support
  • GPS: Support
  • Motion Detection: YES
  • IR night vision: YES
  • Parking monitor: YES
  • Memory Support: Micro-SD(TF) to 32GB(max)
  • TV mode: PAL/NTSC
  • Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian
  • HDMI Port: HDMI V1.3
  • USB Port: USB2.0
  • Battery: Lithium battery- 300mAh
  • Cycle recording time: 2 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, OFF
  • Working temperature: -20℃ to 60℃
  • Working Voltage: DC 5V
  • Product size: 80x58x13 mm/3.1×2.3×0.5 inches
  • Product weight: 81g/2.9oz

Accessories

  • 1 – Bracket
  • 1 – Car Charger
  • 1 – USB Cable
  • 1 – User Manual( English )

(10/30/14 – 4-27-106.00)

Pros

  • Great value – a lot of features for the money
  • Simple to operate
  • Very wide angle view
  • Solid mount

Cons

  • Poor night quality
  • Poor user manual
  • Some reports of faulty looping

Car Cameras Docooler NTK96650 Full HD Dashboard Cam Review

#2 – E-prance New Ambarella A7 FHD 1296P A95A Car DVR Camera

Car Cameras E-prance A95A Full HD 1296p Camera With Mount ViewThe new E-prance A95A FHD Car DVR Camera is loaded with features and capability including a full HD 1296P camera with ultra wide-angle lens, a powerful Ambarella A7 processor, lane departure warning system, an integrated G-sensor, and a GPS logger. You can even trace your route on a PC. This is a fully capable camera with a lot of capability for the money and even includes a 32 GB microSD card. Here are all of its many features.

Features

  • Full HD 1296p resolution camera with an ultra wide-angle 170 degree lens
  • Powerful Ambarella A7 processor
  • Lane departure warning system (LDWS) warns you when your car strays from its lane
  • Built-in G-sensor automatically starts recording when an incident is detected
  • SOS button allows you to automatically save video files in the case of an emergency
  • Full night vision capability
  • Car plate stamp capability allows you to overlay your license plate on the video
  • Multiple ports including HDMI, AV, and USB

Specifications

  • Motion Detection: Yes
  • GPS logger: Yes
  • G-Sensor: Yes
  • Wide dynamic range (WDR) :Yes
  • Car Plate Stamp: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • HDMI Output: Yes
  • AV Out: Yes
  • SOS: Yes
  • Port: 1 x USB port,1 x TF card slot,1 x HDMI,1 x AV OUT
  • Battery Type: Built-in rechargeable 90mAH 3.7V Battery
  • Voltage: DC 5V/1A
  • Processor: Ambarella A7
  • Image Sensor: 3M CMOS Sensor,1/3.2″ light-sensing surface area
  • Lens:170 degree wide angles
  • Video Resolution: 2304*1296 30FPS 1920*1080 30FPS 1280*720 30FPS
  • Video Format: MOV
  • Video Code: H.264
  • Language: English
  • Screen Size: 1.5 TFT Screen
  • Card Slot: TF Card
  • Maximum Card Memory: Up to 64GB (not included)
  • Voltage: DC 5V/1A

Accessories

  • 1 – Holder
  • 1 – USB data cable
  • 1 – Car charger
  • 1 – User Manual
  • 1 – HD line
  • 1 – 32GB Memory Card

(2/8/14 – 4-5-129.99)

#3 – PAPAGO P2PRO-USP2 Pro Full HD 1080P Dashcam Car Cameras Papago P2PRO USP Full HD Dash Cam Main Display View

The Papago P2PRO-USP2 Dashcam is another feature-laden device that includes collision warning for both lane departure, and collision as well speed warning. It automatically records GPS coordinates, speed, states, and road using a built-in GPS and info stamps the recording. Durable with extreme temperature protection, this model is the complete car dashcam including all the information you need to protect yourself against litigation. Here are all of its great features.

Features

  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS with Aptina 3.5 MP image sensor
  • Wide angle 130 degree angle with wide dynamic range for improved low-light performance
  • GPS enabled with the ability to navigate your route using Go Life software
  • Camera info-stamps recordings with GPS coordinates, speed, states, and road
  • G-sensor automatically backs up footage of collisions and incidents and protects it from overwriting
  • Loop recording saves recording space
  • Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
  • Front collision warning system (FCWS)
  • Speed warning
  • Stop and go feature
  • Driver fatigue alarm
  • Lighting reminder
  • Both high and low temperature protection
  • HDMI output supports HDTV playback
  • Large external storage microSD card support up to 32 GB (not included)

Pros

  • Great customer service
  • High quality construction
  • Easy setup and operation
  • Good value

Cons

  • Not very good at night
  • Records in 5 minutes segments instead of continuously
  • Reported problems with suction cup on mount
  • Poor user manual

Car Cameras Papago PDPRO USP Full HD Dash Cam Review

(1/21/14 – 4-47-139.99)

#4 – E-PRANCE® B47FS Super HD 1296P GPS Car DVR Dashboard Camera Recorder

Car Cameras E-Prance B47FS Super HD Dash Cam Front and Rear ViewE-Prance continues to be a trusted name in car DVR systems and the E-Prance B47FS Super HD 1296p Dashboard Camera Recorder is a great example of their quality and performance. With a powerful Ambarella A7LA70 processor, 4 MP CMOS sensor, and an amazing Full HD 2304x1296p resolution at 30 fps, you will be immediately impressed with its capability and features. Here are its primary features.

Features

  • A powerful Ambarella A7LA70 processor provides excellent performance while the camera’s OV4689 4.0 MP CMOS sensor gives you sharp, high-definition video
  • Full Super HD 2304x1296p at 30 FPS provides amazing detail and rich color
  • Ultra wide-angle 170 degree coverage and wide dynamic range (WDR) gives you the whole picture in greater detail
  • A 2.7 inch HD LTPS TFT LCD screen allows you to see clear, crisp video in real time
  • Loop recording capability can automatically overwrite previous segments to save space
  • A built-in G-Sensor detects motion due to an incident and starts recording automatically without having to push any button
  • A unique watermark features records the date, license plate number, logo, speed, and GPS coordinates over the video giving you additional data in the case of an incident
  • A GPS logger allows you to record your position and speed and play it back on a PC
  • Powerful LED night vision capability
  • Lane departure warning system (LDWS) warns you when your car moves out of its lane
  • Built-in power-off and power-on delay as well as automatic on or off

Specifications

  • Model: B47FS
  • Screen Size: 2.7 inch HD LTPS TFT LCD Screen
  • Processor: Ambarella A7LA70
  • Lens: 170 degree wide angle
  • Image Sensor: OV4689 4.0M CMOS Sensor
  • Video Resolution: 2304*1296 30FPS, 1920*1080 60FPS, 2560*1080 30FPS, HDR1290*1080 30FPS, 1280*720 60FPS, 1280*720 30FPS
  • Video Format: MOV
  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Image Resolution: 2688*1512
  • Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian
  • Card Slot: TF Card
  • Maximum Card Memory: Up to 64GB (not included)
  • TV Mode: NTSC or PAL
  • Frequency: 50Hz or 60Hz or Auto
  • Port: USB,TF card slot, HDMI port, AV OUT port
  • Battery: Built-in Polymer Battery
  • Voltage: DC5V

Accessories

  • 1 – Bracket
  • 1 – USB cable
  • 1 – Car charger
  • 1 – HDMI cable
  • 1 – User manual

(10/18/14 – 5-3-138.99)

Car Cameras $150 – $250

#1 – WheelWitness HD PRO Black Box Dash CamCar Cameras Wheelwitness HD Pro Full HD Dash Cam Front and Rear View

This is a top-of-the-line camera with the highest Super HD recording, an extra wide angle lens, great night capability, and a powerful processor. This is the camera to get if you want more than just basic recording capability including exposure compensation, wide dynamic range, a large display screen, and plug-n-play operation. Here are some of its features.

Features

  • A powerful Ambarella A7 processor makes quick work of all functions
  • Highest recording resolution available at 2304x1296p at 30 FPS
  • Ultra wide-angle lens shows you the whole road
  • A larger 3.0 inch 16:9 TFT LCD display allows you to preview video right on the camera in high quality
  • Simple plug-n-play operation
  • Wide dynamic range combines multiple exposures to provide optimal night vision
  • Loop recording record over previous footage to save space
  • G-sensor detects incidents and automatically turns on the recorder
  • Manual audio control
  • Comes with 8 GB Class 10 microSD card and USB adapter and supports up to a 32 GB SDHC memory card
  • Control exposure value (EV) with built-in exposure compensation
  • Time/Date stamp on video recording

Accessories

  • 1 – Extra bracket for 2nd vehicle use

(10/23/14 – 5-3-159.99)

#2 – Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder

GaCar Cameras Garmin Dash Cam 20 Driving Recorder Display Viewrmin is a well-known name in GPS systems, but you may not know that they make a very capable dash camera that leverages their technology. The Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder is Garmin’s entry into the black box camera market and it’s a good one. Here are its main features.

Features

  • Full HD 1080p resolution recording
  • Reliable, easy-to-use
  • 2.3-inch LCD display
  • Unique Snapshot feature allows you to take still images and even remove it from your vehicle to capture collision damage
  • Integrated microphone records sound inside your vehicle
  • Adjustable sensitivity G-sensor detects incidents and protects footage of collisions, hard breaking, and other incidents for later viewing
    This unit leverages Garmin’s GPS technology to record detailed time and location data
  • Unit records GPS coordinates, date, time, speed, and direction of travel for later review on your PC
  • Wide-angle lens captures the entire road in front of you
  • Loop recording capable using included 4 GB Class 10 microSD card memory
  • Unit continuously records while powered up. No need to worry about shutting it down and restarting it.
  • Accepts larger Class 10 microSD cards up to 32 GB
  • Captured footage can be viewed directly on the LCD display or reviewed later on a PC

Pros

  • Superb quality and workmanship
  • Great image and video quality
  • Good night vision quality
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Doesn’t flip video if used upside down
  • Mount falls off periodically
  • On/off switch poorly placed
  • Small 4GB SD card

Car Cameras Garmin Dash Cam 20 Driving Recorder Review

(1/6/14 – 4-98-199.99)

#3 – Car Black Box -Timetec® Road Hawk DC-2 1080P HD Dashboard Car CameraCar Cameras Timetec Road Hawk DC-2 Car Black Box Camera Front View

The Timetec Road Hawk DC-2 1080p Full HD Dashboard Car Camera has it all including microphone, GPS, G-sensor, 3D force capture, Google Map, and built-in electronic image stabilization. With its powerful Ambarella A5S processor, high-speed 5 Hz GPS, Full HD recording, and wide-angle view you can be sure you will capture brilliant, clear video and audio of everything in its path. It’s truly a set-and-forget system that’s always there when you need it. Here are its many features.

Features

  • Powerful and fast Ambarella A5S video processor insures smooth, high quality video recording
  • Full HD 1080p resolution sharp and colorful video recording
  • High-speed 5 Hz GPS receiver locks-on fast
  • Wide angle 127 degree lens
  • Built-in variable-sensitivity internal microphone for clear audio recording
  • Built-in GPS had a high-quality external GPS antenna for better accuracy and faster lock-on times
  • SDXC technology supports the largest capacity microSD cards in the industry up to 64 GB
  • Unique electronic image stabilization technology always produces the best possible, most stable image before, during, and after an incident.
  • G-Sensor protects footage when it detects an incident like an accident or hard braking
  • A selectable special protection mode allows the system to make larger video files up to 30 minutes and protect them from overwriting
  • Media player of route tracking
  • 3D force capture
  • Google Maps compatible interface allows vehicle’s speed, G-force, and position to be overlaid onto Google Maps with update up to 5 times/sec
  • High quality low-light video capture is best-in-class
  • Supports playback capability on both PCs and Macs
  • External 3.5 mm microphone jack supports an additional microphone
  • 1-Year limited warranty through Timetec

Accessories

  • 1 – Adhesive windshield mount
  • 1 – ¼ inch camera mount with roll bar clamps
  • 1- 8 GB microSD card
  • 1 – USB card reader

Pros

  • Solid, durable construction
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Small and nearly invisible on windshield
  • Excellent clear, stable videos

Cons

  • No video display on camera
  • Pricey
  • Should come with larger SD card
  • Needs Bluetooth capability

(9/12/14 – 4.5-6-199.99)

#4 – VICOVATION Vico Marcus3 M3 EXTREME HD 1296P 1080P CAR RECORDER DVR

Car Cameras Vicovation Vico M3 Extreme Dash Cam Main ViewThe Vico-Marcus 3 M3 Extreme HD Car Video Recorder is a high-end unit designed for those who want the best in black box car video technology.   It boasts the newest processor and CMOS sensor, extreme HD resolution, high-speed 60 FPS video at Full HD video resolution, anti-glare CPL filter compatibility, 3D Noise Reduction, WDR technology, and extra wide-angle 160 degree field of view. This new camera from Vico-Marcus is one of the best available. Here are all of its great high-end features.

Features

  • Powerful and fast high-end Ambarella A7L main chip and a new-generation 3 MP CMOS sensor provide superior video quality night and day
  • Extreme HD 1296p (1.5 times the detail of 1080p) and 30 FPS or High-speed Full HD 1080p at 60 FPS provides very smooth visual effects
  • Ultra-wide 160 degree field of view is completely recorded edge to edge including vehicles in adjacent lanes
  • Compact design makes installation just about anywhere a snap
  • New quick-mount bracket is compatible with Standard 52mm CPL filter to reduce windshield reflection and provide better color saturation and video clarity
  • Wide dynamic range (WDR) plus 3D noise reduction technology both reduce noise dramatically in low light situations
  • Installation/removal is fast and easy thanks to a well-designed mounting bracket
  • High-performance compression provides seamless, continuous recording that captures every second
  • Vico Tag embeds your name into video and let you share the video with unique origin
  • Pushing the orange emergency button causes the Vico-Marcus 3 to save 30 seconds of video before and after the incident which will preserved against overwriting
  • 3 Axis G-Sensor, detects incidents including accidents and hard braking and triggers emergency recording automatically.

An optional GPS mouse supports GPS tracking/lane departure warning system, forward collision warning system, current speed/GPS location overlay, and over-speed detection

Specifications

  • Model: Vico-Marcus 3
  • Image Processor – Ambarella A7L
  • Sensor: 3.1 MP CMOS
  • Lens: F/2\.2, 6G MP lens
  • View Angle: 160 degrees (diagonal)
  • Resolution: 2304x1296p at 30 FPS, 1920x1080p at 60 FPS, 1920×1080 at 30 FPS, 1280×720 at 60 FPS, and 1280×720 at 30 FPS
  • LCD Display: 2.0-inch TFT LCD
  • G-Sensor: 3-axis
  • WDR + 3DNR: Wide dynamic range plus 3D noise reduction
  • Outputs: HD-out/USB 2.0
  • Audio: Audio recording/mute
  • File Format: H.264 @ .MOV file
  • Storage: Supports Class 10 microSDXC/SDHC
  • Language support: English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese (15 total)
  • Power: USB power port
  • Input Power: DC12-24V
  • Output Power: DC 5V/1A
  • Operating Temp: 0-degress to 75-degrees C
  • Dimensions: 72L x 53W x 33H mm
  • Technology: Loop recording, emergency record, continuous seamless recording, G-sensor triggered record, engine-on auto recording, image flip, time/date stamp, and Vico-Tag

Accessories

  • 1 – Marcus quick-mount bracket
  • 1 – Quick installation guides
  • 1 – 3M sticker bracket

 

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TitleA118 Full HD 1080P H.264 | Ships from USA | Car DVR Camera Recorder Dashboard Dashcam | Black Box Video Recorder | Authentic NT96650 + AR0330Black Box G1W-B "Black Bezel" Original Dashboard Dash Cam - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Camera Video Recorder with G-Sensor Night Vision Motion Detection WDR 140° Wide Angle 4X Zoom - NT96650 + AR0330AUTO-VOX G1W-C - Capacitor Model(No Battery) Easy Install Car DVR Camera with Free 8GB TF Card with Loop Record - NT96550 + AR0330Dash Cam G1W Black Box Car DVR with Full 1080p HD Video Recorder with Audio, Motion Detect, and G-Sensor - Novatek NT96650 + AR0330 (Blue)
FeatureFull HD | 1080p 30fps | 170 Wide Angle Lens
Includes Power Cable, Mounts | G-Sensor
Novatek NT96650 + Aptina AR0330
Extremely Covert Dash Camera Solution
Ships from USA ; Warranty and Tech Support Handled by Spy Tec
Authentic Black Box G1W-B - Black Bezel Model: Using Exclusive Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens - Provides Low Power Consumption, High Definition Video Compression and Smooth Image Processing
Full 1080P HD Recording at a Smooth 30 FPS and 720P at 60 FPS with LED Night Vision and Automatic Motion Detection
Easy to Use and Setup: Auto-Start and On-Spot Play Back with a 2.7'' HD Wide Screen LCD - Featuring WDR 140 Degree Wide Angle 4x Zoom Lens and 5.0 Megapixel Camera
G-Sensor Enabled Recording Occurs as Soon as Any Sudden Braking, Impact, Rapid Acceleration or Sharp Cornering Occurs
Innovative Swivel Ball Suction Mount Allows You to Attach Device to Any Flat Surface
Full 1080P HD with IR Night Vision - Enhanced LED Light features
Capacitor Based Model - No Battery - Safe & Reliable - Longevity & High Heat Resistance
Multi Functions:Motion Detection - Loop recording -Built in G-Sensor etc.
NT96550+AR0330 chips | Advanced H.264 video compression technology
Suitable for DIY:Innovative Swivel Ball Suction Mount Allows You to Attach Device to Any Flat Surface
120 Degree Ultra Wide Angle Lens
1080p Full HD, 5 Megapixel Resolution
4x Digital Zoom
2.5 Inch High Resolution LCD Screen
HDMI/USB High Quality Video Transfer Support
ListPrice$.$129.99$229.99$.
ModelG1W-BNT96650
Price$79.95$56.95$63.88$59.99
Height1.5 inch5.31 inch1.75 inch
Weight0.25 pound0.25 pound0.15 pound
Width2 inch3.15 inch1.25 inch
Length4 inch6.22 inch4.5 inch
Warranty
Rating4.0 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars
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$100-$150

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TitleE-PRANCE® New Arrival B47FS Super HD 1296P GPS Car DVR Dashboard Camera Recorder with Ambarella A7LA70 + 170 Degree Ultra Wide Angle + GPS Logger(Tracker) + OV4689 CMOS Sensor + IR Night VisionE-prance New Ambarella A7 FHD 1296P A95A Car DVR Camera + Car Plate Stamp + GPS Logger + Wide 170 Degree Lens + G-Sensor + H.264 + 4X Digital Zoom + AV Out + 32GB Memory Carddocooler® NTK96650 Portable Hidden Dashboard Dash Cam WDR 170° Wide Angle 4X ZOOM Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Video Recorder with Parking Monitor Night Vision Motion Detection G-SensorPAPAGO P2PRO-USP 2 Pro Full HD 1080P Dashcam with Built-In GPS and 2.4-Inch LCD (Black)
Feature✔GPS Logger: You can record your position and speed info,and playback on PC
✔Ambarella A7 Processor: The most professional solution in car camera market,you can record the real HD video
✔1296P Super HD: The best and super HD video recording on car camera we have ever seen
✔LDWS:Lane Departure Warning System,to warn you when your car move out of its lane on freeways and arterial roads
✔WDR: Wide Dynamic Range,the camera can record greater scene details, from shadows to highlights than normal
GPS Track Funtion
1296P Full HD camera
170 degree wide angle
Ambarella A7 Processor
Support Car Plate Stamp
High Definition 2.7 inch low temperature resistant TFT 4 : 3 display,1080P FULL HD high quality resolution
170 degree high-resolution wide angle lens,4X digital zoom
Original infrared night parking monitoring mode(Optional). Super strong infrared night vision function and the infrared can reach 5-8 M without light source
Support TF memory card, up to 32GB. Support cycle recording, motion detection recording, general mode recording
Low illumination automatic weak light compensation can get clear video effect in weak light environment
Record video with info stamps includes coordinates, speed, states and road by integrated GPS. Record Full HD 1080P 30fps High Resolution Video. Aptina 3.5 Mege-Pixel Image Sensor. 130 Degree Wide Viewing Angle(FOV)
Cycle recording allows old file to be replaced automatically with new files. HDMI output supports HDTV playback.
Support Speed Camera Warning. Build-In G-Sensor allows customize sensitivity settings and automatically backup footage of collisions and incidents from overwriting at the event of incident.
Active car safety system send warnings when driver switching lanes inappropriately (LDWS) or too close with the front car (FCWS). Stop and Go, Driver Fatigue Alarm, Lighting Reminder. Support low and high temperature protection.
Windshield and Dashboard mounting available. Option of using a Dashbag (sold separately). Supports external storage up to 32GB Micro SD Card (Micro SD Card is not included in the package)
ListPrice$.$.$.$249.99
ModelB47FSP2PRO-US
Price$138.99$129.99$106.00$189.99
Height3.5 inch1.54 inch2.5 inch
Weight2.2 pound0.7 pound0.28 pound
Width6.5 inch2.43 inch2.4 inch
Length12 inch3.71 inch3.75 inch
Warranty1 Year Warranty
Rating4.4 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars
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$150-$250

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TitleGarmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving RecorderCar Black Box -Timetec® Road Hawk DC-2 1080P HD Car Vehicle Road Traffic Accident/Incident Dash Windshield Dashboard Video Audio Camera Recorder Camcorder DVR System Black Box Built in Microphone, GPS, G Gravity Sensor with SD Memory Card, Media Player of Route Tracking, 3D Forces, Google Map(DC-2 Camera)Vicovation Marcus 3 Extreme Full HD 2304x1296p 30fps / 1920x1080p 60fps DashCam Camera Car BlackboxKDLINKS® X1 Full-HD 1920*1080 165° Wide Angle Car Dashboard Camcorder with GPS, G-Sensor, WDR Superior Quality Night Mode, 12MP 6-Glass Lens, 2.7" Screen, Media Player of Route Tracking & Google Map, 8GB Micro SD included
FeatureHD GPS-enabled standalone driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display
Take still images, even remove from vehicle, to capture collision damage
Integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle
Incident Detection (G-Sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents
Play back the footage on the LCD display or review later on your computer
Top level Video Quality: 1080p at 30fps, 720p, 480p
Audio: Variable sensitivity internal mic - External mic input (3.5mm jack)
GPS Logger with Google Map Interface; G-sensor built-in, records videos under impacts
127º Wide Angle Lens. 8 GB SD Card included; Future release will support up to 64GB
Demo Video (Day or Night Demo) available on YouTube; please search "Timetec Road Hawk 1080P HD Dash Cam"
1296p 30fps / 1080p 30fps | Ambarella A7 Chipset
True WDR for Excellent Night Recording | Up to 128gb SD Card (Class 10 Required)
Operating Temperature up to 167 Degrees | G-sensor for Emergency Recording
Quick Mounting Solution | 160 Degree Wide Angle View
1 Year Warranty
Full-HD Video 1920*1080 at 30 fps, super wide 165° angel, endless looping mode and auto ON/OFF. Work automatically without any human touch.
Superior Night-vision by world class f1.6 Six-Glass lenses, and unique WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) video system (Similar to HDR technology in Camera)
Built-in GPS module precisely record GPS data into video clips, and you can check vehicle location/speed/route on Google Map through included KDLINKS Player Software
Emergency Lock Button & Accident Auto Detection Feature (G-Sensor) can lock current video file for you.
Safety First: High Quality Li-polymer 3.7v 120mah battery can bear high/low temperature, with official MSDS report and the most strict PONY Lab Certificate (Tested: 6+ hours in 170°F, 6+ hours in -40°F).
ListPrice$249.99$.$500.00$239.90
ModelDASHCAM20Vico-Marcus 3X1
Price$199.99$199.99$250.00$169.95
Height3.23 inch13.78 inch1.3 inch3.23 inch
Weight0.25 pound0.22 pound0.25 pound
Width2.69 inch18.5 inch2.83 inch2.69 inch
Length1.45 inch34.25 inch2.09 inch1.45 inch
Warranty1 year limited
Rating4.1 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
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  1. Hassan Almaweri

    I have owned the zBlackBox-2000HD camera from Zetronix which I bought in November of 2013 and i am looking for a replacement in the same category of camera’s but I seem to have a problem finding one. I love this camera and it worked just like the company said it would, at least for the first 6 months than rear camera stopped working. I called the company and they replaced it or fixed it within 30 day’s of the call… Again 6 months later am having the same problem with the rear camera but this time i have no warranty left and the company has not made an updated camera to it. I am having a hard time finding a good quality camera in the same category front and rear cameras.
    Do you know of any camera is out there in same class and quality?
    I drive for living and safety is my top priority and i need a camera that helps with that but I need a a good quality if not great now quality camera … That’s what I need for my work vehicle (taxi).
    Prior to reading your reviews on the latest top cameras, I had my eyes set on the E-PRANCE® B47FS Super HD 1296P GPS Car DVR Dashboard Camera Recorder. After reading your review two other cameras stood out, the WheelWitness HD PRO Black Box Dash Cam and Car Black Box -Timetec® Road Hawk DC-2 1080P HD Dashboard Car Camera. Those are the once that caught my attention for my personal car. Due to the lock of the suction cup option E-Prince remind to be my top choice….
    I still need a dual camera regardless of which camera i buy for my personal vehicle…
    Thanks for the review and hope to hear from you regarding a good quality dual camera…
    Happy new year…

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