Good quality, but it freezes quite often
I bought that in 2017. It works well in general. But, the suction cup does not stay in place when it's under the sun for a while. It happens a lot that it stopped working and when I needed a footage, nothing was recorded. When it freezes, you have to hard reset it with some struggles. Another problem is that it does not follow daylight saving time, even after contacting the company and followed their instructions, still have the same problem. 6 months of the year the time is 1 hour different from the real time. However, the quality of the videos is acceptable. Very good night view. My main problem with that is that it is not working at times and you may not be aware of that.
Purchased in June 2017.
Not value for money - disappointing picture quality
Setting up the camera and its User Manual are OK, no problems - but you couldn't do it without the manual (and I'm an engineer!).
The "sticky suction cup" used to secure the front camera is not strong enough to hold the weight of the camera, especially in a Sydney summer. I often find the camera dangling by its cables at the end of a hot day.
The camera recording default mode is "Front Camera only" (cryptically named "60fps mode") which doesn't make sense for a 2-camera system! Even after changing the recording mode to both cameras (cryptical...ly named "30fps mode") the camera can switch back to "Front Camera only" mode for unknown reasons, so you have to get into the habit of checking the outputs from both cameras appear on the screen. User Interface is difficult: the two cameras are displayed on the screen at the same time: one as the main background, and the other as a smaller picture-in-picture overlay. The order of the camera outputs can be changed (toggled), but the way to do this is not intuitive. I have had to create my own "cheat sheets" to carry in the car so I know how to change this as well as other regular tasks (e.g. re-formatting the memory card, etc). General points (apply to ALL brands of dashcams) :
Purchased in September 2017 at Dash Cams Australia.
Expected Better for Price
DOD LS500W-2CH 32GB DUAL1080P Full HD Dash Cam
Purchased May 2017 $444.55 I expected this dash cam to provide me with many years of hassle free recording.
I also purchased an additional suction mount & power cable for use in another vehicle.
The original suction mount would fall off the windscreen numerous times leaving the dash cam hanging off the two cables.
The dash cam had constant power whilst stationary (I have constant 12v at the cig. lighter), the parking mode would activate but not deactivate and start recording again unless I power...
Purchased in May 2017 at Dash Cams Australia for $444.55.
Poor quality, unreliable, far better options on the market for the price
I bought this dashcam from Dashcams Australia in June 2017. Instructions were not well translated (presumably from native Chinese) and the menus are clunky. Within a few months it started randomly freezing and was unable to start / stop / reset it at all. Had to physically unplug it and wait for the power to completely drain from the unit. I contacted the reseller who offered some advice and troubleshooting tips, but it only ever got worse, even after changing wiring, upgrading firmware, etc. The reseller (Dashcams Australia) appeared reluctant...to offer a replacement (I have 13 email ping-pongs explaining my issues) In particular, the device tends to freeze when it gets a power interruption (eg from stop/start technology). The windscreen attachment is a suction mount and therefore falls off occasionally. The last time it did this the (DOD genuine) USB power connector stripped the wires right out of the plug so now it's entirely non functional. Not impressed with the quality, usability or stability of this device. I cannot recommend this product at all, and I would not buy this brand again.
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|Camera Resolution||1080p (Full HD)|
|Features||Automatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS and Motion Detection|
|Memory Type||MicroSD card|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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