Compact and reliable
I have used DOD dashcams for several years now, and also fitted them to friends and families cars. I've found them both easy to use and reliable and the IS420W has been no exception. I've been looking for a camera for the back window of my small convertible for some time. I can't attach anything to the glass or the back shelf because the glass folds flat onto the shelf when the roof's open. The compact dimensions and light weight of the IS420W have allowed me to get round this restriction, but that's another story.
The IS420W has all the...features of the bigger, heavier LS470W, even the same 2.7" screen, but is smaller and lighter (and cheaper too), partly due to having a separate GPS antenna. Admittedly this somewhat negates it's size advantage if you choose to use it - the antenna has to be mounted to the glass somewhere within about 150mm of the camera but at least it can be placed behind the rear-view mirror out of the driver's line of sight. The 12V input plugs into the antenna, which in turn plugs into the camera. Like the 470, the 420 has an optional HUD showing current speed, adjustable speed alarm and basic compass. The latter two are not much practical use but the GPS speed display is, and I use it in preference to the car's speedo because it's more accurate and closer to the line of sight. The 420's display is actually easier to read than the 470's because it doesn't update so rapidly. If desired, it can also display the time, distance and average speed of the last journey before turning off. Once the camera is set up and installed you can just forget it's there. With full HD, auto white balance and up to ISO12800, night and low-light imaging are amazing. I haven't used motion detection or parking mode so I can't comment on those features. Highly recommended.
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|Camera Resolution||1080p (Full HD)|
|Features||Automatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS and Motion Detection|
|Memory Type||MicroSD card|
|Dimensions||39.5 x 46 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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