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Great dashcam for a great price
After relatively long research I decided to purchase VIOFO A119 V3 2K dashcam.
Here are the reasons to purchase this camera:
Relatively budget price for not so budget specs and quality
Great amount of accessories can be bundled with the purchase for any application and installation
Great support community and well supported model
Here are the reasons not to purchase this camera:
You’re after brand name and you don’t believe that quality can exist on budget
Most of great deals will be shipped from China and you don’t want long wait
Purchased in November 2020 at AliExpress.com for $157.00.
Value for money for a budget dash cam
Bought A119S model 3 years ago, still running quite well. It did the job. Night time vision is quite good compared to other budget brands. The dam cam is not using battery but rather capacitor to hold the charge in case power drop so much safer in the car in extreme hot weather. Downside is the dash cam can get quite hot during summer so needs to have aircon on. Hot temperature corrupted firmware twice but a quick SD card firmware refresh will fix it. Generally quite happy with the dash cam. Recommend this brand.
Purchased in July 2017 at eBay for $115.00.
DEAD after 2.5 years
DEAD after 2.5 years. Quality of footage is acceptable for the money ($109AUD in Aug17). Setup and operation is OK. In my car, it was not in the sun as I have it attached under the bulkhead, so I expected a longer life out of it or that reason, but nope.
Purchased in August 2017 for $109.00.
Bad product...safe your money. Sheet from China
Defective product, stuck not working anymore. Only viofo word exists in the screen the menu button pressed and not released because the temperature inside the car, I can't succeed to update new software. The device not recognized in my computer for software update. This product it's a big joke and a big sheet from China.
Purchased in October 2018 for $68.00.
Definitely a good value dash cam
The installation was quite simple and the picture quality seems to be very good for the price. I would definitely recommend this dash cam for drivers who want peace of mind.
Purchased in February 2019 at eBay for $107.20.
A119S Would have rated zero had it been available
Not for me!! back to the GW-C for me, I had less than 4 hours recording on my unit before it died, will no longer power up. Emails to Viofo support were ignored, so they don't deserve any support from me; lesson learned.
Purchased in March 2018.
Good features but plagued by reliability issues.
The card reader of the dashcam died 13 months from purchase - just outside warranty period (SD card confirmed ok). Poor support from Viofo when you have issues. While it was working it was ok, but the Aussie heat caused rebooting issues and other errors in its short lifetime. Would NOT purchase this brand again.
Good camera with a good price
I purchased the A119 Pro 2k from VIOFO Australia online.
Video quality is very good and works well during day and night. Actually works better than expected and is good to see the footage. The GPS acquires satellites quickly and provides accurate position and speed info. The camera has small form factor and tucks away nicely between mirror and windscreen.
+Very good camera for the price
+it has GPS
+SOS file save
Negatives: ...-Slight time gaps appear between the loop recordings. This could be a problem and will check it out further -If you have a vehicle with antennas on the bullbar, the lane departure and forward collision will constantly beep at you. This feature was turned off and cannot comment on it's operation -After several months of using the device, the sensitivity setting has been turned 'off' but still registers shock forces (bumps in the road) and saves them as an event. Very annoying indeed! -Unit sometimes loses recording when vehicle is static. Unknown as to why -Mount has developed a slight rattle / buzz at certain RPM and this transfers to the video recording. I have placed a small amount of felt tape in the mount but noise is still heard.
Better than nothing I suppose...
As an entry level camera for less than $100 it does the basics for daytime driving. (Plus I also purchased the GPS mount and CPL filter.)
For everything else however, it's poor. Night-time recording at 2k and 1080p, even at 60fps, is horrible. you can barely make out what is in the headlights, no chance of reading a numberplate or even identifying an animal the runs across the road. The parking mode is a waste of time and who knows what makes it start recording? It will record a bush moving in the wind, but not cars and pedestrians in a car ...park, not even a clothesline of washing in the wind for that matter.... Sometimes the parking mode activates if I walk in front of my car to go somewhere, but then wont switch over to regular recording and I end up a hour trip condensed into a few minutes. Imagine only having 1 or 2 frames of video to show your insurance company? Then sometimes it wont begin recording and just beeps at me until I can reach across and turn it off then on again. As a bonus, it also has the cheap vibrating noise in the recordings, like something is internally loose in the dash cam or its rattling against the mount, and the mic is picking it up. I'm going to look for a cam with better night time recording and parking mode.
Works very well
Although a couple of reviews of the Viofo A119 have reported problems, I bought one of these dashcams with an optional CPL filter and GPS module and so far it works great. The picture quality is excellent and it handles a very wide range of lighting conditions including driving towards the setting sun much better than I expected.
After some experimenting I found that there's little to be gained by going to the full 1440x2560 resolution setting because slight image blur from vibration and shutter time obscures very fine detail like distant nu...mber plates. I've set mine for 1920x1080 resolution. The GPS module locks onto satellites very quickly and provides very accurate position and speed information. It's inconspicuous near the top of the windscreen and especially for the price it's a great dashcam. Try to install it in a position where the sun visor won't bump its buttons when the sun visor is down. Also see the instructions on YouTube about how to install the vibration damping pads (supplied but not explained in the instructions).
Far exceeded expectations!
This review is for the A119S which I gave to my husband for Christmas and it's such a great camera. I did a lot of research before I bought it and thanks to Product Review it ticks all the boxes. I went with the optional GPS built in mount to complete the package. The vision is crystal clear, wide angle and sound is great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one and I've dropped blatant hints for my birthday.
Brilliant picture, crystal clear with excellent night vision - my first unit was subject to endless faults and needing replacement after 3 months. The exchange was carried without any problems and the replacement unit works well. Setting up is relatively easy, however I am still slowly working through all the various options.
Note: this is the A119, not the A119S.
I bought two of these cameras back in February 2017, based on the good reviews I had seen. The picture quality is very good, and the night vision is also very good. The gps stamps speed, time and coordinates, making it quite useful for evidence following an accident. A crash sensor ensures that the file is saved to another directory to prevent it being overwritten.
After 5 months, while on a 2-month extended road trip, it started playing up; The screen would flicker and it would reset itself and save an...
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|Camera Resolution||1440p (Wide QHD)|
|Features||Automatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS, Microphone/Audio Recording and Motion Detection|
|Memory Type||MicroSD card|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
- GTIN12: 889251178450
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