Should you buy a front and rear dash cam?

It can be tempting to buy a front and rear dash cam that will give you all-round footage of your car in case of an incident. As opposed to a single dash cam, which will only show you the footage of the front. However, a front and rear dash cam may not be as good a deal as it sounds.

Front and rear dashboard cameras are also called dual-channel or dual-lens dash cams. Over recent years, there’s been a huge increase in quality of these devices. Modern dual-lens dash cams should be able to record 1920×1080 (1080p) video with both the front and rear channels. It’s finally time to say goodbye to those outdated, grainy 720p rear video feeds!

The vast majority of dash cams on the market are a single device, designed to sit over or behind your rear-view mirror to film the road ahead. However, there are some that come packaged as a front and rear cam – one camera to face forwards and the other to film behind you.

These front and rear dash cams are usually expensive, given that there are technically two of them. But paying more doesn’t always guarantee you a better model – our testing has discovered that front and rear-facing dash cams are not necessarily always your best bet for staying safe on the road. 

At best, we’ve found front and rear dash cams that record smooth and sharp footage throughout the day. At worst, we’ve seen front and rear dash cams with such low-resolution footage that you can’t make out number plates or road signs.

Scroll down to the tables below for our recommendations for the best front and rear dash cams. If you want to learn more about front and rear dash cams, use the links below to jump to

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Common Features In 2019

First of all, all cameras featured here are able to record 1080p resolution (1920×1080), at 30 frames per second (fps), both to the front and to the rear. This should be considered the minimum standard in 2019. Cameras that record 720p, even if it’s only for the rear camera, just don’t capture enough detail.

All dash cameras reviewed on this site have loop recording, auto on/off, and a time and date stampon video. If they support GPS, there will also be an (optional) speed stamp that can be set to either mph or km/h.

Furthermore, all cameras listed here have a G-sensor that detects impacts and protects the relevant video files from becoming overwritten. A “lock file button” does the same, but allows you to manually save any video footage that you’d like to keep for whatever reason. It’s good to see that lock file buttons now have become a standard feature in the dash cam world, as well.

All dash cameras have a built-in microphone and speaker.

And finally, all dual dash cameras that made it onto our best-of list support GPS, although it’s not always included with the base price. Some cameras require you to buy a separate GPS module if you want one.

So you’re interested in getting the best dashcam for your needs. Great decision! There are a few things to take into consideration when deciding which dashcam to buy, but our dashcam buyer’s guide will make the process simple. Follow along with our questions so you can pinpoint which in-car video recorder is the best dashcam option for you. Ready to get started? Please consider the following

I ONLY WANT TO RECORD OUT MY FRONT WINDSHIELD.

Most dashcams are mounted on your windshield, the camera lens faces forward and records the road ahead of you. To be more specific, these dashcams are known as single-lens dashcams because they only have the one lens. Single lens dashcams are the most common and basic type of dashcam, and they are a great introduction to protecting yourself from the hazards of driving! Typical single-lens dashcam placement and video coverage is shown below:

single lens forward facing dashcam diagram

If you’re looking for a straight-forward dashcam and you are only concerned with recording out the front of your windshield, take a look at our front-facing dashcams category. A single-lens dashcam is going to provide evidence in case of an accident, even if the actual impact occurs behind or on the side of the vehicle; the dashcam will still show exactly where your vehicle was at the time of the incident.

I WANT TO RECORD FROM THE FRONT AND *REAR* OF MY VEHICLE.

If you want to record what is happening behind your vehicle as well as record the road in front of you, a front + rear dashcam will be the best option for you. This type of dashcam includes two video lens or “channels”, and records from both of these lenses at the same time.

However, you don’t have to be a parent or a commercial operator to take advantage of a dual-lens dashcam! Many drivers use a dual-lens (aka a two-channel) dashcam for comprehensive coverage in and around their entire vehicle. The two channels are typically used to capture video in front of and behind the vehicle at the same time, as shown below:

dual lens forward and rear facing dashcam diagram

Here’s an example image taken from a dual-lens dashcam video where the second lens is recording out the back window of a pickup truck (and the front lens is recording all the action in front of the truck). Note the ‘picture-in-picture’ from the rear lens in the upper right corner of the image:

Dual-lens dashcam (with external/remote second lens) video still frame example thumbnail

Keep in mind that the secondary “remote” camera lens can be positioned just about anywhere inside the vehicle to fit your needs! It could record the driver’s window or keep an eye on valuable tools or cargo that are located elsewhere in your vehicle. Both camera lenses record video to the memory card inside the front-facing camera unit.

I WANT TO RECORD FROM THE FRONT AND *INSIDE* OF MY VEHICLE.

There are also dual lens dashcam models that are designed to record in front of and inside your vehicle. Check out our front + inside dashcams. These models may be composed of two separate lenses, or the two lenses may be built into one single unit.

This type of dashboard video camera is good for fleet or business owners, taxi/Uber/Lyft or other rideshare drivers, delivery drivers, and parents of teenagers, just to name a few examples. With these dashcams, one lens faces forward and the other lens faces inside the vehicle as illustrated below:

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The following image shows an example still frame from a dual-lens dashcam, where one lens faces outwards and one faces inwards, with both lenses being built into one unit (such as the Vantrue N2 Pro or AVIC Elite Dual). Some dual-lens dashcams (such as the BlackVue DR750S-2CH-IR) use a separate external or “remote” second lens that connects to the main unit through a small cable, rather than having this lens be built in to the front camera unit. Click the image to view a larger version:

Dual-lens dashcam (with built-in second lens) video still frame example thumbnail

To avoid confusion, we have a separated out our top dual-lens dashcams into two categories. The first list is our front and rear view cameras. The second will focus on the front and interior-facing cameras. Let’s take a look

2. How visible do you want the camera to be?

Dashcams come in all shapes and sizes. Many customers prefer a smaller unit that is inconspicuous enough to stay mounted on the windshield in their vehicle at all times. While we recommend treating your dashcam as you would your wallet or cell phone and either take it with you or store it out of plain sight, we do sell low-profile dashcams that typically are not noticed by anyone in the vehicle.

I WANT A DISCRETE DASHCAM.
BlackVue dashcam discreet in-car photo

High quality dashcam brand BlackVue produces some of the most discreet dashcams that we carry. These models do not have screens on them, so they are smaller in size and tuck out of the way, usually hiding out of view behind the rear view mirror. Click on this example image to see how “hidden in plain sight” the BlackVue dashcam your vehicle can be:

I WANT A SMALL DASHCAM BUT ALSO WANT A SCREEN ON MY DASHCAM.

Just because they are small doesn’t mean they can’t have a screen (for changing settings, watching videos, etc). See below for our miniature dashcams that still include a built-in screen.

. How important is video quality to you?

dashcam video quality varies from model to model, ranging from normal quality (480p), to high quality (720p), to even higher quality (1080p full high-definition, better known as HD) to the highest quality currently available on the market (2160p, also known as 4K “Ultra” HD). Higher video quality offers several advantages over standard-definition, like being able to read license plate numbers from the video, or more visibility in video shot at night. Keep in mind that increased video quality generally comes with an increased cost.

Below is an example of 720p high definition (left) vs. 1080p high definition (right). Note the size difference – 1080p captures more pixels. Click the image to view the actual size image (warning, large files – 3192×1077 – 1.17MB):

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IT’S IMPORTANT! I WANT A DASHCAM WITH GREAT VIDEO QUALITY.

4. Do you want to log your GPS location?

Many new dashcam models offer the luxury of logging your vehicle’s position and speed with a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver. GPS logging means that when you play back your video on your computer, you can watch your vehicle move along a Google map in real time, right next to the video display.

What are the benefits of logging GPS data? You can easily prove your whereabouts at a given time, keep track of exactly where your fleet vehicles have been, or defend yourself in court from an unjust speeding ticket.

To receive GPS signal, the dashcam uses a GPS antenna. Depending on the model of dashcam, the antenna is either built into the camera itself, or receives GPS signal through an external cable and antenna (think of an XM/Sirius radio antenna).

The following image shows an example of video playback from a dashcam that stores GPS data. Click the image to view a larger version:

5. Do you want your dashcam to tell you where to go?

We’re happy to announce that we now carry dashcams with turn-by-turn directions! That’s right, a dashcam can provide you with navigation, just like your standalone navigation device, smartphone navigation app, or built-in navigation can. Simply enter an address, hit go, and your drive will be guided by visual and verbal directions.

If you’re already using a navigation device in your vehicle, you can upgrade to a dashcam with navigation features and save precious windshield space and streamline your car accessories

6. Do you need a dashcam for your fleet or business?

The Dashcam Store™ carries several models of dashcams that are great for situations where the driver does not necessarily own the vehicle they are driving. These professional dashcams are the perfect solution for commercial fleet vehicles (plumbers, electricians, yard or cleaning crews, etc). Professional dashcams are also helpful for taxi, Uber/Lyft/rideshare drivers.

How are professional dashcams different? One major difference is professional dashcams usually record video facing outside the front windshield as well as video facing inside the vehicle to record the driver and occupants of the vehicle. Another major factor is professional dashcams may be tamper-proof, meaning either the power cord or memory card (or both) are unable to be unplugged/removed. Some professional dashcam models may be able to be tracked remotely, so a business owner can keep track of their assets at any given time

7. How much video do you want to store on your memory card?

Dashboard video cameras generate large amounts of data. Therefore, you need to use a quality memory card in your dashcam. What is one of the major measures of quality when it comes to memory cards? The answer is “write speed” (the speed that the camera can “write” video data to the memory card). Memory cards are sold by capacity and by “class”. The “class” (Class 1, 2, 4, 6, 10) that a memory card is in is determined by its “write speed”.

Not all memory cards are able to write data at high rates, so it is important to purchase a memory card with the appropriate class. Most dashcam manufacturers we work with recommend using a Class 6 card or higher. Here at The Dashcam Store™, we recommend using a Class 10 card. Using a Class 1, 2, or 4 memory card with your dashcam can leave you with choppy video playback, incomplete files, and other problems with your video files.

The approximate times listed below are how long the camera will record HD video before reaching the end of the card and then starting over at the beginning (loop recording):

  • 16GB card – 4-6 hours
  • 32GB card – 6-12 hours
  • 64GB card – 10-20 hours
  • 128GB card – 20-40 hours

For standard definition video, you can expect to record for about twice as long as the list above before your card starts recording from the beginning again. Amazon.com has an excellent page that explains memory card write speeds and capacities (not an affiliate link).

The Dashcam Store™ only sells Samsung, SanDisk High Endurance, Thinkware and BlackVue Secure Digital (SD) and MicroSD cards. You may be able to find cheaper memory cards elsewhere, but we believe in only pairing our dashcams with reputable manufacturers. When you happen to capture something spectacular with your dashcam, you’ll be glad you opted for a high quality memory card to protect your footage. You can choose a memory card on our accessories page, or let us recommend the right type for your dashcam when you add a dashcam to your cart.

8. Do you want to install your dashcam in your vehicle?

If you’re okay with the power cable dangling from your dashcam, the standard cigarette lighter power cord that is included with every dashcam we sell is all you need.

YES, I WANT TO INSTALL MY DASHCAM IN MY VEHICLE.

If you prefer a sleeker, cleaner look for your dashcam setup, The Dashcam Store™ offers dashcam installation kits that allow you to tap in to your vehicle’s switched power system. This means that there is no power there when the vehicle is off, which frees up your cigarette outlet. Our dashcam installation kits use a safe fused “add-a-circuit” technique, so none of your vehicle’s original wiring is touched or altered in any wayThe following image shows the difference between the basic dashcam installation (left) and the advanced installation (right). Click the image to view a larger version:

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Now let’s have a more detailed look at each of the cameras, one by one:

BlackVue DR900S-2CH Dual Lens 4K GPS WiFi Cloud-Capable Dashcam For Front And Rear

Our favorite new features of the DR900S-2CH

  • Ultra HD 8-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Four times the data captured! 4K UHD @ 30fps for fluid-like videos packed with incredible detail
  • H.265 file compression for efficient handling of new 4K video files
  • New dual-band WiFi, for connecting to either 2.4 or 5GHz WiFi hotspots
  • Event File Overwrite Protection: turn this new option on to protect up to 50 event files from being overwritten
  • Adaptive Format-Free File Management: improved recording stability and reduced need for periodic microSD card formatting
  • Scheduled Reboots in Parking Mode: enable this option to improve system stability. Like any computer user knows, regular reboots are never a bad idea to keep things running smoothly

Performance and Functionality

4K/Full HD Dual-Channel Cloud Dashcam

A class of its own
Front camera: 8 megapixel CMOS sensor recording in 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160) at 30FPS.
Rear camera: 2.1 megapixel Sony STARVIS™ recording in Full HD (1920×1080) at 30FPS.
The front camera’s ultra-wide 162-degree angle takes full advantage of the 4K UHD resolution. The rear camera records in Full HD at a 139-degree angle with outstanding low-light sensitivity. You can rest assured that your dashcam will capture critical details whether you are driving or letting your BlackVue monitor your parked vehicle. With the free Over the Cloud add-on service, check on your car from anywhere, anytime.

4K Ultra High Definition Video Capture

Ultra-crisp videos, not just on 4K monitors
4K is a much bigger jump in fidelity over Full HD than Full HD over HD. HD to Full HD represents a doubling in pixels. 4K UHD is four times as many pixels as Full HD. This is a huge difference, and it shows. License plates can be made out more clearly and from further away. Besides, you don’t need a 4K monitor to appreciate 4K videos. Even on a Full HD monitor, you can zoom in much further without any visible pixelation.

The Best Compression Technology

4 times the resolution. Same recording time!
Along with the regular H.264 codec, the DR900S Series features H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the leading standard in 4K recording and broadcasting. With H.265, 4K UHD video file size is similar to that of Full HD H.264. In other words, you get 4 times bigger and better images without sacrificing recording time. 
Increase your recording time in Full HD.
Tip to maximize recording time: set Codec to H.265 and Quality to Normal. Ideal for long Parking Mode sessions.

BlackVue App (iOS, Android) and Viewer (Windows/Mac)

Easily manage your video files
Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use. They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way. With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue in WiFi to access files and check real-time Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.

Sleek Design and Controls

Multifunction button and customizable proximity sensor
BlackVue DR900’s stealthy design incorporates easy access to useful functions.
Proximity sensor: toggle audio recording ON and OFF by simply waving your hand in front of it. The sensor can also be configured to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
WiFi button: turn WiFi ON/OFF (short press), reset your WiFi password (hold until voice prompt, then short press) or format the microSD card (hold until voice prompt, and then hold again). All actions are confirmed by a voice prompt.

Built-in GPS and Dual-band WiFi

GPS adds extra protection with location and speed data embedded in your videos
Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings). You can set speed display in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).
Location: visualize your vehicle’s location in the BlackVue App or Viewer’s Map.
WiFi lets you connect to your BlackVue with a smartphone or tablet. WiFi also lets your BlackVue connect to BlackVue Over the Cloud via any home or mobile WiFi hotspot (router). The dual-band 2.4-5GHz WiFi module equipping the DR900S Series can achieve much faster connection speed, which allows you to transfer videos to your phone in record time.

Optimized File Management

Event Files Overwrite Protection
Dashcams record in a loop, overwriting older files when the memory is full. BlackVue DR900S-2CH can prevent Event files (triggered manually or by impacts) overwriting. Up to fifty (50) files can be protected this way. You can choose to allow new Event files to overwrite past Event files, thus keeping the latest fifty.
Adaptive Format-Free File Management 
This BlackVue-developed file system improves recording stability and requires less microSD card formatting.
Scheduled Reboots
Schedule a daily automatic reboot (optional—by default at night) to minimize potential errors. Reboots happen only if the dashcam is in Parking Mode and not writing data to the microSD card. This means no Normal driving, Event, or Parking Mode recording can be interrupted by a scheduled reboot.

BlackVue Over the Cloud

Me and My Car. Connected.
Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud. 
Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone. Back up important videos to the free Cloud storage. 
Play and download videos from your dashcam’s memory or the Cloud from anywhere. 
Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through the BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic. Check the BlackVue Over the Cloud page for more information.

Built-in Impact & Motion Detection

Mark important files and enable Parking Mode
While driving, your BlackVue detects impacts and sudden changes in speed. While parked, it also detects movements*. Videos files are marked accordingly so that you can easily find the relevant ones in the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS or the BlackVue App for Android and iOS.
(*) For Parking Mode recording, an external battery pack (B-124 Battery Pack) or a hardwiring kit (Power Magic Pro) is required.

Intelligent Parking Mode Monitoring

When paired with Power Magic Pro, Power Magic EZ or B-124 Battery Pack.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is under protection while you are away. BlackVue automatically switches to Parking Mode to monitor you parked vehicle, but only writes to the memory card when something happens (motion or impact detected). Thanks to the video buffer, the few seconds leading to the triggering event are also recorded. Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications: upon exiting Parking Mode, your BlackVue tells you if Events were recorded when you were away from your car, so you can check right away the Event videos on the BlackVue App.
Super stealthy: BlackVue DR900S Series allows you to completely turn off all LED indicators in Parking Mode. Only the recording LED indicator facing the interior of the vehicle will blink when motion or impact is detected.

A Note on Memory Cards

BlackVue dashcams include a 16, 32, 64, or 128GB memory card. While the memory cards are removable and the card slots will accept other brands of memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of only BlackVue memory cards in the BlackVue dashcams, as the use of a non BlackVue memory card may cause performance issues and may void your manufacturer’s warranty.

BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are designed and tested to withstand the extreme temperatures and the constant read/write cycles of high quality dashcams. Consumer-grade memory cards such as those from SanDisk or Samsung are simply not up to the task. Stick with the OEM BlackVue memory cards to ensure your dashcams are always recording when it matters most.

Compatible Add-Ons/Accessories

  • Power Magic Pro (safely enable “Parking Mode” recording)
  • Power Magic EZ OBD2 Adapter (safely enable “Parking Mode” recording)
  • B-124 Battery Pack (standalone power source)
  • Direct-Wire Power Harness
  • Tamper Proof Case (restrict access to the microSD card)
  • Polarizing Filter (improve image quality)
  • BlendMount Rear View Mirror Mounting Bracket (eliminate the front adhesive mount)
  • Custom Mounting Bracket for Rear Facing Lens
  • Custom Folded Bracket Bracket for Rear Facing Lens

Thinkware F800 Pro Dashcam For Front Only Or Front And Rear Recording

f you are looking for the best of the best parking mode dash cams, look no further than the F800 Pro. It is the latest and greatest from Thinkware and builds on the F800 platform. Available with an optional rear camera, the F800 Pro offers a fully featured and refined dash cam setup. The night time video quality is very impressive with the Sony STARVIS sensors (front + rear) and Ambarella A12 chipset, among the best of the 2 channel systems.

The F800 Pro has the lowest energy consumption out of any Full HD + Full HD parking mode setup. The F800 Pro has parking mode priority in the partition settings which dedicates almost half the memory card for parking mode if necessary. And it has an incredibly discreet design so you can feel confident in leaving the F800 Pro in your vehicle overnight. 

With the Pro model there are some further refinements like the all black body, 128GB card support, and Thinkware’s version of over-the-cloud: Thinkware Cloud.

Front and Rear View Full HD Recordings

CMOS Image Sensors allow constant front and rear view Full 1080p HD resolution recording during both daytime and at night, along with a 140-degree wide angle lens view. This will minimize blind spots to assure recording of all events without fail.
Please note: the F800 Pro’s Full HD rear camera is sold separately.

Super Night Vision 2.0

Dash cam videos recorded in a low-light environment, such as dark alleys or parking lots, may not be clearly identifiable. Super Night Vision 2.0 in the F800 Pro uses Image Signal Processing (ISP) technology to record a clear, visible video in any situation- while driving or parked.

Sony EXMOR R STARVIS Image Sensor

Perfect image processing even in low-light environments. The Sony EXMOR R STARVIS Image Sensor applied to the F800 Pro provides rich colors and the optimal resolution. STARVIS technology improves EXMOR R’s low light sensitivity by providing optimal image quality in visible ray and near-infrared range, allowing clear imaging in low light environments.

Energy Saving Parking Recording

Energy saving parking recording will reduce power consumption by 1/3 less and gives 3x longer video recording than normal parking mode. When you are away for a vacation or leaving your car for quite some time, energy saving parking recording is a recommended solution. When in use, F800 Pro will go to sleep and soon after an impact has been detection by built-in G-senor, F800 Pro will wake up within a second and start recording for next 20 seconds of period.

Time Lapse

Important clips and images may get deleted due to insufficient memory space during long continuous recordings, especially in standard parking recording mode which requires large memory for saving 15 to 30 frames per second. Time Lapse Mode in the F800 Pro records 2 frame per second reducing the size of the video file. This allows video recordings in parking mode to continue up to 16 times longer than other dash cams.

Parking recording mode can be activated upon installing the F800 Pro with the optional hardwiring cable.

Geo Fencing

Geo Fencing allow drivers to stay alert of vehicle location. Whether your vehicle goes in/out side of a certain radical area, F800 Pro will send you push notification through mobile app, Thinkware Cloud. This is more practical for the parents, rental companies, and for fleet management. The radius can be set by typing the address or by using pin point on the mobile app. You may set 20 different radical area with the size from 100m up to 600km.

Locate Vehicle

Locate Vehicle will help drivers to find the vehicle’s current location. F800 Pro will update its current location in every 10 seconds. Then it will display current location with speed and the heading direction integrated on google map.

Driving Impact Notification

When the car gets greater impact than gravity level of 3G or 4G while driving, F800 Pro will automatically send a push notification alert to the user’s smartphone via mobile app Thinkware Cloud (only when the user is registered & logged into the app.). The user must set the gravity level to either 3G or 4G prior to its activation.

Safety Camera Alert

The Thinkware dash cam F800 Pro’s internal GPS provides accurate location information while the Safety Camera Alert function is on continuous alert to warn the driver of red lights and traffic enforcement cameras. Cultivate safe driving habits with Thinkware Dash cam.

  • Red Light Warning System
  • Speed Camera Warning System
  • Red Light & Speed Camera Warning System
  • Average Speed Warning System
  • Mobile Zone Warning System

Road Safety Warning System

The Thinkware dash cam F800 Pro is equipped with the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Front Collision Warning System (FCWS), Urban Front Collision Warning System (uFCWS) and Front Vehicle Departure Warning (FVDW) to ensure driver safety with a voice warning.

  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS):
    Drowsy or distracted driving greatly increases the chance of an accident on the road. The Lane Departure Warning System will alert the driver when the vehicle goes off lane in a speed over 50 km/h.
  • High Speed / Urban Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS/ uFCWS):
    Accidents can be avoided by maintaining a safe following distance. Road Safety Warning System in the F800 Pro calculates the real-time distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, while driving above 30 km/h in expressways or under 30 km/h in a busy city, and issues a 3-level early warning to the driver depending on the danger of collision.
  • Front Vehicle Departure Warning (FVDW):
    When your car is stopped at an intersection or in traffic, the intelligent guidance system informs you that the vehicle in front has started to move, preventing a delayed response just in case you stop looking ahead.

Video Enhancement Technology

Thinkware dash cams are equipped with top-notch video enhancement technology on the market, ensuring the most vivid video recordings under any circumstance.

  • Wide Dynamic Range:
    When you are driving under bright sunlight, coming out of a tunnel, or getting under the shadow of a tall building etc, a sudden change in frontal light exposure levels can result in excessively bright or dark recordings. The WDR function eliminates excessively bright spots on the recording to correct its color balance in order to ensure a clear image.
  • Nightime Picture Quality Correction:
    Images from the videos recorded during nighttime driving on dark streets are generally difficult to make out. The enhancement Sensors of Thinkware dash cams come with a standard function of brightness and color control as well as noise cancellation.
  • Automatic Exposure:
    A sudden rise of light exposure caused by strong sunlight or headlight beams of oncoming vehicle may cause difficulties to assess the situation. Also, lack of lighting in a dark tunnel or night driving may pose the same problem. The automatic light exposure function controls the level of light exposure to maintain vivid and clear video recordings in all circumstances.

Autonomous Recording Modes

Thinkware dash cams are equipped with top-notch video enhancement technology on the market, ensuring the most vivid video recordings under any circumstance.

  • Continuous Recording Mode:
    This mode is activated automatically when you start the engine. Recorded videos are saved in one-minute segments with an auto-looping mechanism.
  • Incident Recording Mode:
    The Active Impact Monitoring System will automatically store the video data ten seconds prior to and after a collision registered by the 3-axis G-Sensor.
  • Manual Recording Mode:
    Similar to a video camera, you can use the Manual Recording Mode to capture events that occur in front of your vehicle whether or not it is in motion.
  • Energy Saving Mode:
    The dash cam will go to sleep and soon after an impact has been detection by built-in G-senor, F800 Pro will wake up within a second and start recording for next 20 seconds of period

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