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After using Yi Dashcam for over a year, my satisfaction factor has decreased considerably

 

1. It stops recording randomly (not sure if its only me) 

2. The suction stand can't withstand Indian heat and falls off when the car is parked under direct sunlight

3. Though images are clear, I noticed that number plates of oncoming vehicles are blurry when we're traveling at 40+ speed and the other vehicle at 20+ speed.. (I tried taking screenshots of the videos to check the # but it didn't work out). I guess a 4k cam would help

4. I now need an in car dashcam (rear dashcam)

 

I've tried looking on the net and didn't come up with any better options.

 

Any suggestions are welcome

 

Thanks, 

Vishu

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I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

1. XIAOMI 70MAI Smart Midrive D01: 

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If if you are new to dash cam and want to try, this would be the best option for you.

 

2. XIAOMI 70mai Pro Midrive D02 :

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If you have already experienced some dash cams and looking for a better one with mid budget range, then this one is for you.

 

3. Viofo A129 Duo Dual Channel :

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I recommend this if you are find with the budget.

 

Note: Images are from google.

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1 hour ago, Musafir said:

I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

1. XIAOMI 70MAI Smart Midrive D01: 

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If if you are new to dash cam and want to try, this would be the best option for you.

 

2. XIAOMI 70mai Pro Midrive D02 :

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If you have already experienced some dash cams and looking for a better one with mid budget range, then this one is for you.

 

3. Viofo A129 Duo Dual Channel :

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I recommend this if you are find with the budget.

 

Note: Images are from google.

Hi @Musafir, presently I am using Viofo A129 (only front dash cam). I am satisfied with its quality. 

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Hi,

I am agree with Musafir's suggestions. They all 3 are very good brands. 

 

However, I had bitter experience of Custom Clearance and had to pay heavy custom duty while order from Outside India. 

So I bought VIOFO dashcam from here https://www.amazon.in/A129DUO-Recorder-Starvis-Capacitor-Hardwire/dp/B07PZ3QL9B

 and I am very happy by its Clarity and Features. 

I also bought VIOFO Hardwire kit & Extra CPL Filter Lens for rear cam from Amazon India so I can keep recording ON when in Movies or parking at unknown places. 

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5 hours ago, Vishu Varanasi said:

Though images are clear, I noticed that number plates of oncoming vehicles are blurry when we're traveling at 40+ speed and the other vehicle at 20+ speed.. (I tried taking screenshots of the videos to check the # but it didn't work out). I guess a 4k cam would help

 

This problem exists in most of the dash cams.
Plates are not clearly visible above 50 kmph. 

 

Did you try to very them on PC. In a mobile there will lot of noise, when you zoom in. 

 

2 hours ago, Musafir said:

I have three car dash cams in minds after going through many reviews.

 

Interesting information.

 

22 minutes ago, sachin86 said:

However, I had bitter experience of Custom Clearance

 

What is final landing price, inclusive of customs. 

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Most of the Chinese dash cams lack quality. They are made to help us during emergency situations. We can't expect them to produce good quality visuals.  Windshield glare itself will kill the quality. GoPro is the only way to get quality footage(outside mount). But it is not an ideal dash cam. Not worth it. 

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Most of the Chinese dash cams lack quality: Even Transcend, HP, Garmin manufactured in China, bro. Xioami is from China but it has the quality in Mobile. So Xiaomi backed 70mai may have good quality.  

 

We can't expect them to produce good quality visuals.: Use VIOFO or 70mai Once or see its video on Youtube.

 

Windshield glare itself will kill the quality.: VIOFO has optional CPL filter lens which reduces glare very well. 

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1 hour ago, sachin86 said:

manufactured in China

 

Two important points to consider:

-Manufactured in China 

-Designed in China

 

I don't trust the products that are designed in China. I am fine with manufactured in China, more than 90% of electronics are manufactured in China.

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1 hour ago, sachin86 said:

So Xiaomi backed 70mai may have good quality.  

 

Agree with your points, China is way ahead in technology now. We have to accept that fact. 

Their quality improved a lot, they are value for money.

 

YI, OnePlus..list goes on. They proved that they can provide quality at a decent price. Unlike overpriced American brands. 

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My review on DDPAI Mini 2P dash cam after using it for more than 8months

 

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Brand: DDPAI

Model: Mini 2P (2K recording)

Price: 7.5K including hardwiring kit

Place: Amazon 

Link:  https://www.amazon.in/DDPAI-Mini2P-Distortionless-Dynamic-G-Sensor/dp/B07KYWH7MN/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=DDPAI&qid=1573281833&sr=8-2&th=1

 

The quality is good, but the concern raised by many regarding number plate quality hasn’t been solved. One will find it difficult while looking at the video at speeds more than 50kph but can be readable when paused and zoomed or by zooming a snap. 

 

This cam doesn’t have a screen, can be controlled by a mobile app. DDPAI mini 2P  comes with a bluetooth shutter button through which we can take snaps on the go.

 

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Smaller model DDPAI mini doesn’t come with a shutter button and records in 1080p quality. 

 

Sample Videos & Images

 

 

 

 

Night Quality

 

 

During Heavy Rains

 

 

Few Pictures

 

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REVIEW POST: DASHCAM: DDPAI MOLA N3

 

Almost a month back I bought DDPAI mola N3 (without GPS) dashcam. So here is the review of the unit:

 

Few things I considered while buying the unit:

 

1. 2K resolution, I should be able to see reg no. as clearly as possible. Also, to get better videos, this will not only serve as dash cam but also will be useful to save good quality scenic drives.

 

2. Support upto 128 GB MSD

 

3. 180 degree rotation, this dashcam helps you not only to capture vidoes outside the car, but also you can simply rotate the unit to capture videos inside the cabin as well. The camera unit is attached with a C type connector, one need to just pull it from the connector, flip & fit it again as per wish.

 

4. Connecting camera, this camera is attached with a mount via C type connector, it means one should ideally connect this camera with laptop via c type cable and need not to take out memory card every time if you wish to save some videos. (Apart from using camera application)

 

5. Compatible app: One of the crucial criteria for buying one dashcam was that should have a compatible application and this cam does have a decent app in play store.

 

Things I like:

 

1. Excellent video quality. Both day & night clips are exceptionally well. Car no. is very much readable during day as well as night, unless headlight falls directly on the number plate and wash out the texts completely.

 

2. Easy, plug & play installation (if not hardwired).

 

3. G shock sensor is added in the camera, which means camera captures emergency photos, videos if any jerk detected.

 

4. USB charger comes with camera, which can be used for charging other devices as well. Some of the dashcams have got integrated charger, leaving user in a difficult situation, either use dashcam charger or any other charger. This is not the case with this model. I am using my old usb charger to power the camera & USB charger which comes with the camera unit is extra kept in car!

 

Things I did not like:

 

1. Even though the unit is detachable & connected via C type connector, I thought I can easily connect the unit with laptop or mobile using C type cable, but there’s a kind of bracket surrounded the connecting port. Due to this normal C type cable is not plugging properly. Sure one can connect the unit by applying little force, but that’s not recommended. Unfortunate!

 

2. The length of the cable provided with the unit is okay, but not great. I dirve Grand i10, and I wanted to use the USB port provided for the rear seat to make the front one clutter free, but cable falls a bit short while I tried to take the cable along the foot board & door seal. Would have been great if it was little longer.

 

3. App is good but not great, many times it disconnects & buffers while playing media. Although very handy to download & share instantly. Something is always better than nothing.

 

4. A weird thing I observed, once you connect the camera with your phone using Wi-Fi, you not only looses out of having 3G/4G connection but also at times Bluetooth connection creates problem. That means, while driving if you are on a call or playing music you may experience glitch if the camera is connected with the app. Disconnect the camera, you are good to go!

 

Attached are the some relevant pics. To see sample videos during day as well as night time head to the link below in our facebook page. Actual quality is way better, the quality gets little compromised if you upload on facebook. Another important thing is I am still using stock headlamp unit of my car, so night clips are captured accordingly. Hope this will be useful for the members. Let me know if any help is required.

 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/indiadrive/permalink/1309998712672035/

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