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Cons 1080p crashes Subpar in low light Reliability
Summary It worked fine for 2 months. Don't bother with 1080p because quality wise it's no better than 720p. Also it crash alot in 1080p. Also after the first 2 monthes, every time I start the camera it only record the first 1-2mins and it stopped or crash. Took me a while to realize the cam is busted when I check my sdcard files. I tried switching between sandisk ultra and kingston cards still same result. Not reliable at all.
Pros 1080p, Solid, sticks to windshield well, easy to navigate menu.
Cons Didn't work properly. Scratched up lcd screen out of the box
Summary I bought a Carcam p9000 brand new. The lcd screen was scratched up badly, and it would permanently shutoff every 5 minutes or so. Completely useless. Clearly a second hand product in a brand new box. I blame the manufacturer for sending me this second hand piece of garbage. Even if they fixed the internals properly which they didn't, it wouldn't be right to sell it as new as scratched up as it was. Reap what you sow, 1 out 5.
Pros good video quality, easy to use, lots of configurable settings in the menu, timestamp.......
Cons unproven durability
Summary Generally it's a good buy, totally worth the money. My only concern is the durability of the made-in-china flip screen as its pretty tight and I am worried it may break someday. I managed to turn the screen around and make it facing the back so I won't have to flip it each time of using; but the windshield mount seems does not want to cooperate with me......and I end up hanging the camera upside down in car with upside down video on the camera screen. But that does not bother me at all, the video is perfectly good when viewed on the computer. I use 1280x720 resolution and its clear enough. 400MB/3 min
Pros Fast setup, easy menus, great HD picture and sound
Cons None to report
Summary Since opening the box I have been amazed by how well this camera performs. I drive for a living and this camera makes a great witness if any problems should occur. Easily played by any Windows computer with USB.
Summary I ordered a few products 2 weeks ago and they came in 3 different shipments, which is ok.I try to make the carcamera work but it's coming to the main screen and that's it. The side bottom:Mode, Meniu, do nothing at all. I am disappointed and I want to send it back asap.
Summary This cam uses a mini USB connection for the power source, with a micro SDHC slot for memory. The auto on/off works perfectly. There are a few resolution modes, up to 1920x1080. Included is a windshield mount, a mini USB cable, and a mini USB to 12V DC car outlet cable. If this was a tad more compact it would have gotten five stars.
Summary This dash cam is great for it's price. Was given to me as a gift 3 months ago and it is in daily use. Key word though is "daily". This camera is very dark at night, and if the road doesn't have very much lighting it is almost impossible to see anything. Played with the settings but I have yet to come up with a way to make it better. It is a cheap device so I guess you get what you pay for.
Other than that I have had no issues with it. Works great during the day, the video is clear. The option to plug it up to an HD TV or monitor using HDMI is a great feature.
I would recommend this if you are mostly a day driver, but if it you are mostly a night driver I suggest putting down a little bit more money and getting a higher model.
Pros Video quality excellent, mice wide angle lens.
Cons File size. Low light performence is lacking
Summary I have tried many dash cameras in the past, most with disappointing results. The vast majority are only VGA or lower resolution, and even when selected for XGA or HD mode, all the cameras do is interpolate the video into a big file of the same quality crap as the standard setting.
I was nicely surprized to find that this camera does record a high quality picture. I have looked at the 1080 picture and it is quite good. Not so sure that it is full 1080, will be doing a comparision with my Kodak Zi10 1080p camera and my Sony DSCTX100 both of which record full 1080. My guess is it will be 720, as it is a sharp picture, but not quite up to what I expect a 1080 picture to be. To date the weather hasn't been great, and testing in fog is not a good way to evaulate picture quality. That said, this is an excellent camera for the money. It captures a nice wide view or the road, and there is no lag in time as it loops to the next file. My last camera I tested there was an 8 second "blind" spot as the camera was starting up the next file. An 8 second black out may not sound like a lot, unless you are misfortunate to have an accident during that time, and then that becomes a big issue.
One thing I have noticed is 10 minutes of video takes up 1.5Gigs of space, so buy the largest card you can find (32 gig). This is due to the primitive .avi format used. Even though the box says H.264, it is not. Recordings are in MJPEG. My Kodak and Sony cameras use h.264 and AVCHD respectively. A 16 gig card will deliver about 2 hours on these cameras, but on the p9000 car cam, the recording time of a 16 gig card is about 1 hour. Definately not H.264
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