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Kenwood DRV-A601W dash cam review

Digital Camera World Verdict

A well-performing dash cam which has a lot of appealing features. Being able to capture 4K video is a great option for maximum detail, but it’s the ability to plug in an additional rear-view camera which might be the most enticing thing to many. Easy to set up and use, there’s just one niggle in the fact that the camera can fall off from the mount if you’re not careful. There’s also the fact that this camera is quite expensive, and might therefore be overkill for anybody who would be satisfied with a simpler setup.

Cons
  • High price

  • Can easily fall off

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These days, dash cams are extremely popular. They’re both useful for capturing the action as you make your way through somewhere particularly scenic or memorable, as well as providing peace of mind should you need anything for an insurance claim or similar.  

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With a vast array of different products on the market to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to make your way through what’s available. If you’ve got a decent amount of budget to play with, then something like the Kenwood DRV-A601W makes a lot of sense. It’s higher on the scale pay scale than some other models out there, but you get a lot of features for your money. 

As well as being available as a standalone unit, you can also purchase a couple of accessories – most notably the KCA-R200 rear camera which plugs directly into the A601W via a 26ft/7.9m cable, and allows you to also capture what’s going on behind the car. We’ll be looking at this front and rear dash cam combo in this review.

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Kenwood DRV-A601W specifications

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Sensor: 1/2” CMOS 

Video resolution: 4K 

Field of view: 130 degrees

Frame rate: 30fps

Digital zoom: No 

Screen: 3in LCD

Inbuilt microphone: Yes

GPS included: Yes

Key features

(Image credit: Amy Davies/Digital Camera World)

There’s a number of enticing features about the Kenwood A601W. Perhaps top of the list is its ability to record in 4K resolution. That’s handy for people who are using the dash cam to record adventures, but from a more pragmatic point of view, it’s also better for capturing detail – such as registration plates – too. 

A built in 3-axis G sensor is also designed to detect a collision and trigger video recording, even if you’re not recording at the time. This is not something we’ve – fortunately – been able to test out. Enabling the built-in GPS records your vehicle’s location, as well as providing other useful information, such as the speed at which you were traveling. 

(Image credit: Amy Davies/Digital Camera World)

In the box is supplied a suction mount and power supply. A microSD card comes in the box too, so you won’t have to spend extra to get one of those. It might be helpful to have a spare if you want to ensure clips aren’t written over before you get them from the card, though.

Although not essential, you can also get an additional rear-view camera that can be plugged directly into the A601W, giving you a view of what’s going on behind your car as well as in front; this KCA-R200 can be bought as kit with the Kenwood A601W, or separately as a later upgrade. Another optional extra is the hardware kit CA-DR1030, which you can use for parking mode.

Build and handling 

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Setting up the Kenwood DRV-A601W is relatively straightforward and fuss-free. In the box you’ll find a set of quick set up instructions that will guide you through the process of installing the camera fro the first time.

You’ll find there’s a circular polarizer included in the box which simply screws onto the front of the camera. This is helpful for reducing glare, especially on bright, sunny days – and for eliminating reflections from the windshield. Once you’ve done that, attaching the camera to the windscreen with the supplied suction cup is an easy job, with it locking into place. 

The camera attaches to the suction cup via a small magnetic element at the front of the camera, which means you can quickly remove it without having to remove the entire suction cup. This is useful for when you want to hide the cam out of sight from potential thieves. However, the attachment isn’t the most secure if it’s not positioned exactly correctly – it fell off mid-drive on more than one occasion with us.

The camera is powered from your car’s auxiliary power outlet, with the appropriate adapter supplied. This does mean if you need the outlet for other uses, such as charging your mobile phone, you won’t be able to use both at the same time, but it’s less of an issue for those with cars with a separate USB socket.

The optional Kenwood KCA-R200 turns the DRV-A601W into a front and rear dash cam (Image credit: Amy Davies/Digital Camera World)

Once the camera is switched on, it’s pretty self-explanatory. You can elect for it to just record automatically once the car starts, or to control it manually. It would make sense for most ordinary users to stick with the former option. By default, the camera records in one minute intervals, and will continue recording until the card is full, at which point it’ll start to overwrite the older footage.

You can change the resolution from the camera’s menu, along with a set of other options. You might want to consider switching to a lower resolution to save space on your card, but with the supplied 64GB card you should get plenty of footage even in 4K, unless you’re planning on an extremely long non-stop journey. If you want to record with both the front and rear camera at the same time, you’ll have to shoot in a lower resolution – so that’s worth noting.

If you have the hardware kit CA-DR1030, you can switch on “Parking Mode”. In this mode, the camera should detect any impacts “above the normal level” and start automatically recording any incidents, even when away from the car.

You can view the scene on the screen as you’re driving along, and you can also use the screen to navigate around the various menu options. With this dash cam you don’t need to set up a mobile phone app to control it, but you can if you wish to. The free Kenwood Dash Cam Manager can be downloaded for free for iOS or Android.

Performance 

4K footage from Kenwood DRV-A601W – crossing Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Footage from Kenwood DRV-A601W front camera on motorway

Footage from Kenwood KCA-R200 rear camera on motorway

Footage straight from the Kenwood A601W is excellent, especially for the intended purpose required. 

Colors are well represented, while exposures are well balanced and glare is kept to a minimum. In very bright conditions you might see some sun spots – particularly from the rear view camera, but otherwise, the image quality is fantastic. 

Detail is very well represented even when shooting at less than 4K. It is perfectly possible to read number plates and so on at the 2560k setting if you’re using the rear and front camera in combination, but it would make sense to switch to 4K for the best detail if you only have the front-facing camera. 

Overall, the footage is also steady with very little jumping or jolting around, providing the camera stays securely in the holder. You might consider using the camera to make more in-depth recordings of your journeys if you’re particularly interesting in documenting them, but it seems likely a dedicated action camera would be a better performer for that job. 

Sound recording is available, but It’s more of a perfunctory tool for capturing audio than anything high quality. Most of the time we switched off audio recording to concentrate on what was happening – and you can hear for yourself in our samples when it is switched on that the radio etc sounds quite tinny. 

Kenwood A601W Verdict

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If you’re looking for a well-featured dash cam from a brand that you can trust, then the Kenwood A601W is an excellent choice to consider. 

It produces good quality video and having the ability to plug in the optional rear-view camera is also a great bonus. The screen has a good display and the camera is easy to set up and operate on a day-to-day basis. 

The biggest drawback is perhaps the camera’s propensity to fall off the holder if you haven’t ensured it is attached entirely securely, so that’s something you just need to be aware of before you set off.  

Otherwise, this is a very good camera – albeit it a fairly expensive price that might be a bit much if you only require something a little more basic.

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Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and Techradar. com. She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.

Thinkware U1000 dash cam review

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you have a larger budget to spend, the Thinkware U1000 is a feature-packed dash cam that does it all, from 4K video with HDR, to parking mode, speed camera alerts, GPS and remote viewing via a smartphone app.

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Pros
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    4K video with HDR

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    Loads of connected features

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    Hard-wiring kit included

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    Optional rear camera

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If you want a dash cam that looks like it was fitted to your car at the factory, then this is it. The U1000 is the current flagship of the Thinkware dash cam family, and for this review we’re featuring it alongside Thinkware’s Rear View Camera, which attaches to the front camera via a long included cable.

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A front-facing dash cam is fine as a basic security device, but since a lot of accidents are rear-end collisions it makes sense to consider a rear-facing camera too. The Thinkware U1000 is one of a number of cameras that includes this option.

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Specifications

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Resolution: 4K UHD Resolution (2K Quad HD rear)
Field of view: Front View Camera: 150º (Rear View Camera: 156º)
Dimensions: 65 x 110 x 36mm
Weight: 149g (the rear camera weighs 27g)

Key features

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A stand-out feature of the U1000 is 4K video recording (with HDR) and how it comes with a hard-wiring kit, providing the camera with constant power and the ability to record incidents while parked. A 12V socket cable is also included for a less permanent installation.

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The U1000 has GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for adding locational and speed data to video recordings, and for connecting to your smartphone. If connected to a Wi-Fi network, the camera can send live video to the Thinkware smartphone app, and there is a geofencing feature to alert you when your car is driven in or out of predefined locations. Handy if you lend the car to your children.

There’s also a parking mode with motion detection to record potential attempts of vandalism or theft, as well as impacts, and a two-frames-per-second timelapse function is also present. The camera also has alerts for red-light cameras and speed cameras. 

Build and handling

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Shaped differently to many dash cams, the Thinkware U1000 resembles a factory-fitted product. The low-profile design means it doesn’t have a display, but it fits snugly against the windscreen, hidden behind the rear-view mirror of most vehicles.

The 4K camera is housed in a mount that can be rotated up and down to ensure a good view ahead no matter how steeply raked the windscreen is. The camera clicks firmly into its mounting plate, which sticks to the windscreen using an included 3M adhesive pad. There’s no option for a suction mount, so this is one of the more permanent dash cam mounting options.

There are buttons for manual recording, power, and for switching Wi-Fi and audio recording on or off. A microSD card slot is easily accessible on the side of the unit, and a 64GB card is included.

The rear camera is cylinder-shaped, rotates 360 degrees and has an integrated 3M adhesive pad.

Performance

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The 4K video shot by the U1000 is every bit as sharp as you would expect, making key details like road signs and vehicle number plates highly legible. The camera fires up and starts recording as soon as the car is turned on, and switches off again afterwards. The app can be used to enable all of the connected features, but this isn’t required and you can just plug the camera in to automatically record every journey.

Speed camera alerts are a nice bonus, but this can be switched off if you find the notification annoying. We like how there’s no display to distract the driver, and instead the Thinkware disappears neatly out of view. The rear, 2K resolution camera works just as well, but you might want a professional to install the long cable through your car interior.

Verdict

At £300 (or £410 if you include the rear camera too) the Thinkware U1000 is an expensive dash cam. You can spend half or even a quarter of the price if you want, but the U1000 has a lot going for it, from 4K video with HDR, to speed camera alerts, remote viewing, motion sensing while parked. It’s a feature-packed dash cam, in other words, and one that will suit buyers who want the very best, regardless of budget.

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Rating of DVRs with a Full HD quality rear view camera / Automobiles and other vehicles and accessories / iXBT Live

For a modern motorist, a DVR is a reliable witness and defender in controversial traffic situations. The device will fix the nuances in an accident, confirm the words in a dispute with the insurance company, help to avoid auto-setting, which significantly saves time and money for its owner. A DVR with two cameras will give the driver maximum benefits – the second camera will record what is happening behind the car, in addition, it will complement the car with the parking assistant function.

Choosing a quality gadget in 2022 can be problematic even for an experienced motorist, simply because the market is filled with numerous models with different characteristics. I have prepared a rating that will help you make a choice if you decide to buy a DVR with 2 cameras.

TOP-5 rating of the best video recorders with a second camera

The rating is based on data from the Yandex.Market Analytics service, which provides accurate data on sales statistics for goods in various categories. In the selection of the best DVRs with two cameras, I chose 5 devices that have been the leaders in the number of sales over the past six months. Also, only those models in which the second camera shoots in Full HD are included in the rating, since I think that a lower resolution does not meet the requirements of legible shooting and the standards of a top DVR:

5. Neoline G-Tech X76 Dual

4. Inspector Murena, 2 cameras, GPS

3. Roadgid Blick GPS Wi-Fi

2. DaoCam Combo 2CH

1. Roadgid CityGo 3 WiFi, 2 cameras, GPS

These models have become the best-selling in their category. I’ll tell you more about the technical side and features of each device, analyze the functionality in order to understand why this particular five was included in the rating of the best DVRs with a rear view camera.

5. Neoline G-Tech X76 Dual

The reliable model attracts attention with its relatively affordable price and two-channel shooting in Full HD resolution. The device itself is compact, does not clutter up the review, is made in a minimalist style, has a simple and intuitive interface. The second camera can be installed both in the car interior and used as a remote camera for rear view shooting. For safety while reversing, there is a parking mode: parking lines will be displayed on the video from the second camera.

The model shoots on a Sony matrix, a special Night Vision night shooting mode is provided. The manufacturer does not declare the sensor model, but from amateur forums it can be concluded that an outdated Sony 323 is used with an average light sensitivity. The quality of shooting is a confident four. The WDR function evens out the contrast of the picture and protects from light. The viewing angle of both cameras is 140° – the optimal value for a good fixation of the environment. The Neoline G-Tech X76 Dual video recorder is equipped with a magnetic mount, which greatly facilitates the removal and installation of the device. It is worth noting that the model lacks a Wi-Fi module and GPS, which is a disadvantage for a device in its price category.

4. Inspector Murena, 2 cameras, GPS

The Inspector Murena is a mini DVR specially designed for concealed installation. The model does not provide a screen, but the compact dimensions of the device compensate for the absence of this part. The device will take up a minimum of space and remain invisible to others. The DVR boasts excellent shooting quality on both cameras. The main camera records in 2K resolution, the second in Full HD. WDR technology maintains optimal brightness and contrast in difficult shooting conditions. The viewing angles of the cameras are 135° for the main camera and 125° for the rear view camera.

The built-in GPS module records the coordinates and speed of the vehicle, as well as the date and time. You can connect to the gadget in order to manage settings and view videos via Wi-Fi through a smartphone application. Inspector Murena has a parking mode, however, to use it, you need to connect an additional device to broadcast the image from the second camera.

3. Roadgid Blick GPS Wi-Fi

The model is a mirror DVR with thoughtful functionality, a second camera and excellent night shooting. The device supports two-channel Full HD recording, the Sony IMX307 sensor allows you to achieve a high level of detail and clarity in any lighting conditions. A wide 170° viewing angle maximizes coverage of what’s happening on the road. The video is broadcast on a 10-inch high-definition video – there are no blind spots, and the picture is perfectly visible from any angle.

Streaming function from the second camera is provided, thanks to which the video can be broadcast on the entire screen of the recorder. The second camera is equipped with a parking assistant function: when reverse gear is engaged, the display shows the image from the second camera, which will ensure safe and convenient reversing. The GPS module with the function of notification of control cameras is responsible for protection against fines. Updating the camera bases, managing settings and video recordings can be done from a smartphone by connecting to the DVR via Wi-Fi. The model is equipped with a universal mount on harnesses, which is quickly installed and contributes to a reliable and strong fixation of the device.

2. DaoCam Combo 2СH

DVR with rear view camera, signature radar detector and advanced technical stuffing with a pleasant price-quality ratio. Both cameras of the model conduct Full HD video recording. The Sony IMX307 photosensitive matrix is ​​responsible for improved night shooting – it makes the image bright and clear, which makes it easy to see the smallest details in the footage even in difficult lighting conditions. Removable CPL filter helps eliminate glare, unwanted reflections and maintains high picture quality in sunny weather. A wide 170° field of view captures all lanes and the roadside. The 3-inch IPS display transmits video without loss of brightness and contrast.

Long Range Long Range Radar Detector responds to all types of police radars including tripods and super quiet camera radars. Additional protection against fines will be provided by a GPS module and a system of detailed notifications about control cameras. A signature module is provided to cut off interference, so the device will not distract the driver with false alarms. The second camera will complement the car with the parking assistant function: when reverse gear is engaged, the display shows a picture from the second camera and marking lines. No less important advantages of DaoCam Combo 2СH are Wi-Fi, heat-resistant supercapacitor, magnetic mount with tilt adjustment.

1. Roadgid CityGo 3 Wi-Fi, 2 cameras, GPS

The leader of the rating was a video recorder with a second camera and relevant functionality that meets the needs of a modern driver. Roadgid CityGo 3 supports simultaneous recording of 2 cameras in Full HD resolution. The model is equipped with a top-end Sony IMX327 matrix with a high light sensitivity – this allows you to maintain a high level of shooting at night. The image taken in low light conditions is clear and not blurry even at high-speed traffic, due to the excellent detail of the picture on the record, all objects are well read: road markings, signs, car numbers. A clear 3-inch display on the entire perimeter of the device makes watching videos as convenient as possible.

The dash cam comes with a CPL filter that improves contrast and prevents glare and reflections from the dashboard, which is especially important in bright sunlight. WDR technology saves from light. To protect against fines, Roadgid CityGo 3 has a voice alert system for control cameras and a function that reads speed limit signs and notifies the driver in a timely manner. It is convenient to update camera databases and software, work with settings and video recordings via Wi-Fi connection. For reliable, stable and long-term operation, the DVR is equipped with a powerful Novatek processor and heat-resistant supercapacitors. Thanks to the laconic design, the device will perfectly fit into the interior of a modern car.

For a convenient comparison of the devices presented in the rating, I compiled a table with the key technical parameters of DVRs with a second camera.

9 0073 Sony IMX307

9 0072

Model Resolution Second camera resolution Matrix 9 0008 FOV CPL Filter Processor Radar Detector GPS Wi-fi Mount
Roadgid CityGo 3 1920×1 080p 1920x1080p Sony IMX327 170° yes Novatek 96675 no 0076

yes yes magnetic
DaoCam Combo 2CH 1920x1080p 1920x1080p 170° yes MStar 8339 yes yes yes magnetic
Roadgid Blick GPS Wi-Fi 1920x1080p 1920x1080p Sony IMX307 170° no MStar 8339 no yes yes non magnetic
Inspector Murena 2560x1440p 90 076

1920x1080p OmniVision OS04B10 135° no HiSilicon Hi3556V200 no yes yes non magnetic
Neoline G-Tech X76 Dual 1920x1080p 1920x1080p Sony Exmor-R 140° yes Novatek no no no magnetic 008

Due to the fact that the DVR with a second camera records the situation not only in front of the car, but also behind it, the driver receives more benefits in the event of disputes. Having studied in detail the characteristics of the best-selling video recorders with a second camera, we can conclude that the choice of buyers is very justified – each rating model has modern functionality, up-to-date components and technical characteristics necessary for high-quality shooting and stable operation of the device, support and protection of the driver on the road. If you decide to buy a recorder with a second camera, the gadgets from the selection will be an excellent choice.

Top 10 DVRs with a rear view camera 2023-2024: rating, reviews, expert advice car owners. DVRs with a rear view camera stand out. If earlier such a device was available for purchase only to a limited circle of buyers, today anyone can purchase such a device due to a wide price segment and functional configuration.

Types

The standard classification of rear view camera dash cams in 2023 includes two types:

  • Classic. Usually has the basic functions of a DVR. The fastening mechanism is implemented using brackets with built-in suction cups or adhesive-coated surfaces;
  • Original. Made in the form of a rear-view mirror with a built-in screen. It is mounted on top of the rear-view mirror on universal flexible or rigid mounts. Operation assumes that it is enough for the driver to install such a registrar once, it does not need to be constantly removed and hidden. Visually, it looks imperceptible and does not stand out against the background of the general interior of the car.

Rear view cameras can be remote or built-in. Remote ones are more versatile in terms of installation, since they are connected via a flexible cable and can be located both in the niche of the license plate light and on the trim inside the cabin. The built-in ones are located in the same housing along with the front camera and shoot both in front of the car and in the cabin itself. Some models have a reduced recording quality of the rear camera compared to the front one – you should take this into account when choosing a DVR in 2023.

Tips

If you are planning to choose a dash cam yourself, but have no idea which model with a rear view camera is right for you, we recommend that you read some useful tips from experts and experienced drivers. All tips are tested by time and different operating conditions, so that when choosing not to repeat other people’s mistakes.

1. Angle of view of video recording

Many agree that the main characteristic when choosing a recorder is the angle of view of the lens. For most models, the viewing angle ranges from 40 to 150 degrees. However, a 120-degree viewing angle is often considered the industry standard. This allows you to achieve full coverage of the frontal sector with partial capture of the side views. In case there is a need to go beyond 150 degrees, the use of a second camera is mandatory, which will allow you to create a system of all-round visibility operating from a single control unit.

2. Lens matrix

When choosing a gadget, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the version of the matrix used in the DVR in more detail. The quality of capturing light and the output of an image during the shooting process depend on it. The number of pixels is determined by the actual size of the matrix. The size, in turn, is formed from the diagonal of the image and is expressed in fractions of a Vidicon inch (about 16 mm). For example, a die marked 1/4 would be 4 inches. With equal matrix resolution, preference should be given to the smallest size (at 5 MP, 1/3 will be better than 1/4). However, with the same matrix size, the choice should be made in favor of the smallest resolution. This will allow you to take a frame with a high pixel density, which will significantly improve the image quality.

3. Video Recording Resolution

Since the DVR is designed for continuous loop video recording, it is worth paying attention to the video format and resolution. Modern models use HD format support at a resolution of 1280×720 pixels – this allows you to shoot video with minimal storage space. However, the quality leaves much to be desired. The best option would be Full HD format with support for a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Models from a more expensive price segment use 4K format at a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, but the purchase price will be very noticeable for the budget. If we compare 4K and Full HD, then the first format has a high memory requirement with the same quality of detail. Moreover, viewing the recorded data in 4K will only be possible on modern computers.

4. Number of frames

The higher the frame rate, the smoother the video animation will be. Among cheap devices, 25 frames per second is used – the image may be jumping. For comfortable viewing it is better to use 30 frames. The ideal option is to think about the option of 60 frames per second with Full HD.

5. Recording format

The characteristic determines the output file properties (quality, size). The MPEG4 compression codec was very popular until it was replaced by an improved version – H.264. The image has high definition, minimum requirements for device support. After recording in memory, the file is automatically converted to common formats: MP4 (MPEG), MOV and many others. It is recommended to select MP4. This format is guaranteed to allow you to read files on any digital device without any difficulties and additional software.

6. GPS module

The recorder, having a connected module, can record the current speed and location of the car at any time. The data is read separately and synchronized with the video. This is convenient for determining all the circumstances of any kind of accident on the road – for example, in an accident, it will be possible to fix the exact location of the accident.

7. Mounting and power system

The recorder must be convenient, practical and reliable throughout the trip. The universal mounting system in the form of suction cups and sticky surfaces makes the device universal for installation in any car model. It is necessary to proceed only from the conditions of convenience and reliability of installation. The electrical part is also universal: it is possible to connect via a wire to the on-board network or autonomous operation of the device with a built-in battery. There is no need to choose devices with maximum battery capacity, provided that they are used in the cabin, where there is always a connector for connection.

8. DVR display

The image should be bright and saturated both during the day and at night. The presence of anti-reflective coating and night mode will be a plus. The screen will be needed to carry out the initial settings, but there are cases when it will be necessary to familiarize yourself with the recording directly on the device. When choosing combined displays in the rear-view mirrors, use will be quite frequent.

9. Additional functions

In addition to the standard functionality of a device with a rear camera, you should pay attention to auxiliary features, among which will be recording events from behind the car. Increasingly, there are DVRs with a built-in radar detector, motion and shock sensors, a warning system, and parking sensors. The purchase price will depend on how much the filling will be expanded. It is better to determine in advance the requirements for the tasks for which the device is purchased.

10. Memory size

The storage capacity of the data recorded by the recorder will directly depend on the possibility of connecting external memory devices. Usually, budget models of DVRs with a rear view camera have minimal internal memory, or none at all. In this case, support for SD or microSD memory cards is provided. Saving on memory space is not the best option, so we recommend purchasing cards of speed class 10 or more. Cheap cards have poor write speeds and poor workmanship.

11. Nuances and features of fastening

Mounting of the remote rear view camera must be carried out taking into account the specifics of operation. It is worth considering some options for installing the recorder with their advantages and disadvantages:

  • On the rear window, inside the cabin. The viewing angle will be maximum due to the absence of fences from the car frame, but weather conditions (for example, ice formation in the cold) may reduce the quality of the resulting image;
  • In the license plate recess. Ideal fixation of what is happening behind the car and control of the roadway and fences when reversing. The downside is the regular contamination of the chamber in bad weather conditions.

Mounting

It is recommended to install the DVR with a rear view camera with the help of qualified specialists or independently, according to the technical regulations. The rear view camera is connected using a wire stretched along the interior of the car and hidden under the skin. Modern registrars support wireless technology, which eliminates the use of wires. Then the connection is provided by a special signal receiving module.

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