Camera is good, suction terrible
Can not fault the camera, had it for a few years now and still records perfectly clear and never fails even sitting in the sun all day. The mounting though that attaches to the window falls often. Can give you quite a scare while driving. Overall though it's a good Dash Cam for the price.
Perfect for the purpose and price point
We wanted a basic dash cam that we could just set and forget but was also easy to move between cars when needed (as we often rent cars when we travel) - and that's what we got. Great quality recording day and night. Quality of video was much better than expected and I enjoyed showing my family the recordings of driving around pretty streets overseas. We have had no issues with the suction mount - we have had it in 2 personal cars and 3 rental cars overseas and never had it fall off. We live in Queensland and park outside during the day and ...haven't had any of the heat problems either. Only time we had to play around with the settings was on some very rough roads in the USA where we had to reduce the crash sensitivity. Have only played back footage on my PC and all worked well once I had the software installed. Can't fault it - and it cost less than $100.
Unit is good, mount is BAD
Great and cute little unit, however like most of the reviews the mount itself is very bad. The unit keeps falling off :( Unable to use it for that sole reason, not happy.
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Navman mivue730 Dash cam
After reading reviews mine has been falling on the windscreen all the time so I don't bother using it anymore.never buy another that has suction cup on windscreen.it works well beside falling of all the time and it would be good if you could hard wire.
Purchased in December 2017 for $119.00.
Great little cam, but windscreen mount could be better
My daughter bought me the MIVUE730 as a Christmas gift and after having it mounted to the windscreen for 7-8 days, it fell off and was left dangling by the cord.
Have tried several times to re-stick it to the windscreen, but it falls off within 15 minutes.
$40 to replace is a bit rich for something in use for only a week.
Now searching for something to attach it with.
Purchased in December 2018.
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Very Good Basic Dash Cam
This is my first dash cam and i wanted a basic good quality one and this fits the bill very well. I have had it over a month and it has worked perfectly. Easy to set up and compact. Most days have been 35' C plus and no problems. I have viewed the recordings on my desktop with the Mivue app and the visual and sound quality is very good. Excellent value for money. I researched many brands but went for the Navman partly because they were the only company to respond to the reviews on this site, including the bad ones, and some of these responses ...indicated memory cards are not all the same and can cause problems. I decided to ring their customer support line and they could not be more helpful, explaining about the memory cards and emailing me information on how to pick the right memory card. Very happy to recommend this product.
Very good video but has issues when its a hot day.
Camera works perfect on normal/cold days
But on a hot day, the following issues occur:
The light blinks in weird way, with no pattern, and sometimes the screen goes black and it will show:
Connecting to USB...
I tried pressing buttons but nothing worked. I plugged out and than plugged in after sometime and it turner ON by itself after about 30 seconds. It DID NOT MAKE ANY VIDEO for those 30 seconds.
Thats not what I expect. A dashcam should work fine in all weather conditions. Shouldn't it?
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OK video, bad mounting system
The video and features are ok for the price but the mounting system is terrible.
It has a suction cup mount and non-adjustable arm with a ball joint on the end, with this silly design the lens of the camera is 100+mm away from the windscreen, combined with the wide angle lens it is looking out basically the whole window, and picking up the reflections across the whole inside of the window, reflections off the dashboard, stereo lights, hands on the steering wheel, it's terrible, if it could be mounted closer to the glass it would not see all the reflections and the picture quality would be much better. (I wont go into how the camera shakes every time you go over a decent bump in the road)
Much better than expected..
I bought this as it was on sale ($90) and I needed to replace a dead miVue 530. Relative to the 530, it is miles better in every way; better quality video (day and especially night), onscreen speedometer, much clearer sound, wider FOV. In absolute terms, it is a very good camera for the money. My only concern is how it will perform when it warms up in summer.
Plugged it in and it won't even format the SD card.
Purchased this new from Bing Lee and after hooking it up, step 1 is to format the SD card but it won't let me do anything. I press the menu button to select 'format' but nothing comes up. It just sits there telling me to format the card but won't do anything. Using SanDisk Ultra as recommended by salesman.
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Warm weather malfunctions
Bought new 1 month ago, functions well until 25C or above then beeps often & will not record. Has corrupted files, have formatted and same deal works fine below 25C but not over that temperature.
Have taken photos & video & can load onto computer. Have the latest firmware all good until temperature rises.
Better than expected!
Purchased on sale from JB-HIFI for $129. Takes quite nice video, boots up quickly and have no trouble connecting to the PC and reviewing footage as the camera simply works as a mass storage device and records in MP4 format. Anyone wanting to get their first dash cam and aren't sure they want to spend up big yet, this seems to be a great budget option that won't fall to bits quickly like they cheaper brands.
good camara. bad engineers!
got this for a birthday, started to use it, its fine. from what i can tell its quality picture.. but that the catch.. i cannot load my videos to my computer - rendering this product next to useless. i have followed the given instructions. and nothing happens. i cannot load the movies onto the computer. so one possibility is to perhaps(not sure if this works yet) load the sd card into a phone, then on to the computer. but what a waste of time, money and resources!
functionality wise- its not bad, pretty small which makes it fumbley if you hav...
Questions & Answers
I have had the Mivue 730 for a year and now it has stopped recording from March this year and NO matter what I do I cannot get it to record, why??? I have reset it twice and no difference and had a good look through all the setup data on the navman but have not been able to get it going. It actually shows that its recording in the car when going along but on the PC there are no files from March onward and no pictures.
Have you tried changing the SD card or reformatting the SD card. I had a similar issue when we first got ours where it recorded for the first few days and then stopped - reformatting the SD card fixed it. Or a new SD card might be required.
Thanks for the question. both Frankie and Josh are on the right track. MicroSD cards to have a finite life, and do need to be maintained regularly. ensure you also use a High Endurance card, which is designed for intense read/write like in a dash camera, and not general cards like SanDisk Ultra or Samsung EVO. also be sure to back up your data once a month, and format the card to keep it in tip top shape.
The Navman Team
when i move my recording onto my computer, no audio is with it.
it is only when i use the MiVue player that i can hear sound, which means its pretty much useless
can this be fixed?
Sorry to hear you are having issues with the sound.
If you have sound when using Mivue manager and no sound when playing the file through another program that would indicate there is sound on the video file. have you tried updating your codecs to see if that resolves your problem?
Hope this helps. Otherwise, feel free to contact our support team on PCNSupportAus@navman.com.au
The Navman Team
Just bought a Navman Mivue 730 to replace my old 530. The 530 recorded in .MOV format which worked with Mivue Manager. My new 730 records in .MP4 format which causes Mivue Manager to crash when trying to play these.
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