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Vantrue N1 Car Dash Camera Review

The VanTrue N1 Dash Camera is the most compact car camera I’ve ever tried.

The box it comes in isn’t massive, so it was a surprise when I opened it to find such a dinky camera inside. As well as the camera you get manuals, a good length power cable and a USB cable.

The power cable features a small cover which, when opened, reveals a USB port allowing you to charge you mobile on the go, a really nice touch.

A first for me is that the power cable can plug into the screen holder instead of the camera. This is such a simple idea but it’s brilliant, it means you can very easily take the camera out of the car without having to disconnect cables.

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The small size means you get a small screen, but the menu is still easy to navigate and use. There are a lot of options so it’s worth spending time checking out all the options.

Image quality is excellent, good wide angle lens that takes in multiple lanes and it captures lots of details such as number plates, road markings etc. The unit also does a good job at recording in car sound, I imagine this would be very handy if you were in an accident off camera, to hear what happened before the accident.

There isn’t any GPS logging with this camera.

Great little compact dash cam.

Available from Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2auAgH4 and Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/29ORnBJ

Vantrue N1 Car Dash Camera Video Review

Vantrue N1 Pro Mini Dash Cam Full HD 1080P Dashcam for Cars 1.5" Car Dash Camera Video Recorder w/Sony Sensor, Super Night Vision, Parking Mode, G-Sensor & Collision Detection, Support 256GB Max

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Features

  • 【Full HD 1080P Dashcam with Supper Night Vision】Small size, the dashcam record HD 1920X1080P/30 fps video, equipped with High performance NT96658 CPU and advanced Sony Sensor IMX323, 160° high resolution wide-angle F1.8 six layers glass lens clearly captures the license plates cars as well as road signs during the day and night, clear video evidence potentially critical in an insurance claim.
  • 【24 Hour Parking Mode & Collision Detection】Motion activated parking mode makes the car camera to automatically record when it detects motion in front of your car, Please hardwire it or connect it with external battery source when parking. Even if no power supply and the camera turns off, it will turn on and end recording after 20s once it detects crash in front, and the recorded videos are saved and locked.
  • 【Seamless Loop recording & G-sensor】The car camera will auto start recording once the engine stars. When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite oldest recordings. Built in G-sensor auto detects a sudden shake/collision and emergency locks the footage to "Event File" thus saving important video files. Automatic/Manual lock option. Supports up to 256GB microSD cards (Class 10 formatted to FAT32). Recommend Samsung evo card(not included).
  • 【Time Lapse & Heat-Resistant & Audio Recording】The dash camera will keep taking photos at the set time interval and then auto edit them together to a video clip once time lapse enabled, thus reducing the size of the video file. Equipped with the PC and ABS housing, the working temperature is from -20℃- 70℃. With the NT96658 superior chipset, the car cam has longer lifetime and stable performance. Built in microphone/speaker for sound recording without distortion, you can also turn the audio off.
  • 【Optional GPS & 18-Month Warranty】Optional GPS for you to track the driving route, location and speed. To use GPS function, please buy an extra N1 Pro GPS mount(ASIN: B07GVF5P3C). Auto LCD off after the recording begins so you won't be disturbed by another glowing rectangle on your windshield. Vantrue will guarantee 30 days money back and 18 months free replacement for quality-related issue, email replies within 24H, and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Vantrue N2 Dual Lens Dash Cam FHD 1080P Front and Rear Dashcams for Cars 1.5" Near 360° Taxi Uber Dual Car Camera w/Parking Mode, Front Camera Night Vision Effects, Motion Detection, Loop Recording

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Features

  • 【Dual Cameras Front and Inside Recording】On dual recording mode,1440x1080 @30fps of front camera and 1280x720 @30fps of back camera record road ahead and inside simultaneously, presenting ultra-high quality and smooth video. On front cam recording, Based on HDR technology, 1920x1080 @30fps Full-HD resolution provides great sharp video quality and super night vision(FRONT CAM) with infrared light for the front cam, clearly captures the license plates as well as road sign during the day and night.
  • 【Near-360° Solution & Heat Resistant】Stunning ultra wide angles record road (170°) and interior (140°) with virtually zero fish eye distortion. The rear cam is easily adjustable (80°vertically) for the perfect view. Based on HDR technology, this car cam inside and outside clearly captures more of the road without overexposure during the day and night. Heat Resistant- ABS resin + PC casing- When plugged in: Operates in-20°-70°C (-4℉-158℉). Easy to install and operate.
  • 【Dual Parking Modes & Audio Recording】Automatically switch the car camera to the Parking Mode. Triggered by the Motion Detection, the dashcams for cars will automatically record a vehicle near the front of a person or object. Triggered by time lapse,the car camera dash cam will continue to take photos at a set time interval, and then automatically edit it together as a video clip. Built in microphone/speaker for sound recording without distortion, you can also turn the audio off.
  • 【Loop Recording and G-sensor & Auto LCD OFF】Loop recording overwrites the oldest footage with the newest upon filling a card to capacity. Variable sensitivity G-sensor with Automatic Collision Detection locks video files following event. Automatic/Manual lock option. Auto LCD off after the recording begins so you won't be disturbed by another glowing rectangle on your windshield. Support up to 64GB card (not included), please format it to FAT32 first.
  • 【18m Product Warranty w/ Optional GPS】Free for 18 months Warranty to cover any questions and email replies within 24 hours. The GPS function allows you to track speed, location, date and time into video clips, to use the GPS function, please buy a GPS mount.(ASIN:B01J5KZLQS). Perfect dual dash cam front and rear camera for cars, taxis, Uber drivers and commuters. Works with 12V and 24V vehicles, total peace of mind.

VANTRUE 10ft Mini USB 12V-24V to 5V Dash Cam Hardwire Kit with Mini/ACS/ATO/Micro2 Add a Circuit Fuse Holders, Low Voltage Protection N2 Pro/N2/X3/T2/N1 Pro/X1 and other Mini USB Dash Cams

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Features

  • 【Compatible 12 - 24V Vehicles】This hardwire kit connects the camera directly to the car, truck, bus, suvs, or big rig for continuous power, accepts voltage from any type of vehicles runs on 12 - 24V.
  • 【24/7 Parking Surveillance】Directly to the battery for constant 24hrs/7days power to protect against theft when your car is in the parking lot.
  • 【Power Supply】Directly to the ignition wire for power only so it can turn on and off with the ignition and you don't have to worry about plugging in the charger, or turning the dashcam on, or any such stuff.
  • 【Low voltage protection】It has a smart low voltage protection system that will automatically shut off the power to your dash cam when the battery voltage drops to 11.4V or 22.8V, thus preventing it draining the battery.
  • 【Mulitiple uses】Mini USB plug compatible with all mini usb dash cams such as Vantrue N2 Pro/N2/X3/T2/N1 Pro/X1, GPS navigator and radar detector etc, it always frees up the cigarette lighter for other devices.

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