Not so bad now I found what's wrong
I recently left a bad review of this dash cam because after a few months of use, it started powering off and on repeatedly. I have just discovered the cause - it's the car-charger that supplies the power to the camera. I have found the same fault on another car charger that had been used for a while. Evidently these chargers don't last too long. So it wasn't the dash cam itself that was faulty. Some other people have reported the off/on fault, not only with this brand, so it's evidently quite common. However, the fault with the night vision (L...EDS don't illuminate the scene at night) also reported by other users still needs to be pointed out. Apart from the defective night vision, I have to say it worked rather well. You have to familiarise yourself with the menus/operation, but once you've got that sorted, it's quite good (at least I found it was)
Works for me
Only bought yesterday, at JBHI under $200, took home and set up as per manual, all good, checked when I got to work, recorded everything in 5 min loops as where it was set to. Can't fault it yet, early days but...Still records when screen goes off as its designed to do. A bit more explanation in the manual would've been helpful, but not too bad.
Rubbish - I agree
I agree the dash cam keeps turning itself off. As i pull out of my drive i will hear the sound it makes as it turns on or off and when i check the cam later it had stopped recording.
Also when ive been the passenger i have noticed the image is a frozen image and not recording.
I have reset all the settings over and over and still no good.
The worst thing is when you need it the most - Forget it use your phone.
The first time i was cut off on the freeway by someone speeding who had cut in front of me. When i got home i looked for the clip an...
Absolute Rubbish - don't touch one
I was given one for fathers day but it wouldn't turn on. Went back to JBHI and the inlet socket was faulty. JBHI replaced the faulty socket but 2 days later the replacement has packed up. The camera keeps turning off. I emailed Parkmate but my complaint was ignored. DO NOT BUY THIS RUBBISH.
Wish i could give zero stars
This dash cam is a joke for $198, you would be better off going back to the 80's and getting a disposable camera, the rear camera does not work most of the time, the menu function skips menu items so cannot be selected, the on and off delay does not work, options turn on and off at random, the cigarette lighter charger stops working randomly, the l.e.d lights on the front of the unit are utterly useless and the rear ones do not function at all, and the constant freezing up makes the camera likely to completely miss any crash that does occur....My opinion is STAY AWAY do not buy this, this has to be by far the worst camera i have ever purchased, I purchased the unit from jb hifi of Bendigo, i will be returning this immediately for a refund.
Has some bugs!
This camera looks good, takes great videos, night time recording is not too bad. Has great features like loop recording, full hd video, rear camera, parking sensor, motion sensor, automatic startup on car start. But there are definitely some bugs in the software. If you set off the motion sensor or the parking sensor when you get in the car, it starts recording in that mode which turns off after 30 secs or so. So when you start up your car and drive off you think its recording but its not. If the recording is triggered by the car engine start ...then things are fine and it keeps recording until the engine is switched off. At the moment I have turned the motion and parking sensors off to make sure its recording while driving which is more important.
Mislead public due to poor manual
Hi Guys, I have one of these and unfortunately all the problems are not to do with the unit but poor explanation via the manual!
Hop onto the below website, and contact support, these guys are awesome!
Mine is working perfectly…
The product is excellent!!
The biggest complaint is (the unit turns its self-off and doesn’t record?
Well in actual fact you have screen saver turned on.. ( designed to help preserve battery and for night driving
The biggest problem is the manual! That’s why it got 4 stars
Anyhow contact the guys at Kapture!
Power Keeps Tripping Off - Bad Quiality
The device power to the cigarette lighter is flaky and needs to be fiddled and twizzled to get a connection. Hiopeless. Luckily for ParkMate and JB Hi Fi - I can't be bothered taking it back so it is a paper weight. The connections are poor quality and bend very easily.
Wouldn't even power up
Got this unit, read the reviews, thought "these people don't know how to set up the unit", that I would be able to get this sucker working.
I eat humble pie. Tried to test it, but the device wouldn't power up. Seems overall this is a really crap product. Will never touch this brand again.
Waste of money! Do not buy!
We recently bought the KPT-722 after the sales man who served us in JB Hi Fi talked this product up. Since getting it home and beginning to use it, we found it to be extremely hard to use and not what we were promised in a dash cam. The instructions do not make any sense and do not help at all. It stops recording after 30 seconds and you have to turn it back on while you are driving! (this can't be safe). Has anyone returned theirs and what was the outcome?
Bought it as an upgrade from a Uniden for wife's car as the Kapture had front and rear cameras. The Uniden is back on the front screen as the Kapture kept freezing, only resetting it would allow it to start recording again. Useless when she is driving by herself. I'm taking it back to JB HiFi Monday for a refund. Also was not real happy about the USB double adapter to get the power and rear camera connector joined to the front camera, this seems like a point of future failure to me. There's got to be better ones out there.
Definitely Not VALUE FOR MONEY
I had exactly the same problem with the other guy reviewed. I dont understand why is it so expensive if it useless. It would stop recording for no reason everytime i have to turn off and back on again. Dude im on the road all the time how am i supposed to focus on the road if i have to do that over and over again. Why does it freeze for no reason? Why does it only record 1 min to 5 min then stop recording? Why is it so expensive if it doesnt do what it was supposed to do? Question is why why why why? Ps i paid over $200 for this so yer look just save yourself the hassle and dont buy this.
Terrible Quality And Software
I recently bought the KPT-722 on boxing day as it said it was full HD and was 2 channel so I thought I would be getting a pretty decent camera that would cover me in an accident front and rear.
Was I wrong. Firstly the camera performed just ok in the day during fantastic lighting conditions, during the night you could not see anything more than a metre in front of you even in a well lit street. So the camera gets about a 1/5 on quality.
Secondly the software wasn't great and that meant the features didn't act as they were supposed to. If I s...
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My camera is stuck on the last place I parked, I can't get the menu to come up to reset things, the sd card doesn't have anything since 2 months ago, only video no photos and I know pressed buttons to take photos.
I have a Kapture KPT 580 some how I have managed to set it to Russian ( I think) How do I restore it to english. ??
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