The dash cam is constantly gaining attention and popularity due to the constantly growing number of road users. A dash cam that is easy to install in the vehicle basically serves the purpose of recording daily traffic and being able to be used in court in the event of an accident, with or without external influence or damage caused by wild animals, etc. Indeed, the video recordings of the dash cam Viofo A229 vary on a case-by-case basis admitted as evidence in court and can attest to the fault or cause of the accident. Also due to the increasing rush on the highways, a car camera is now part of many standard setup. But how does the dashcam work, among other things? Viofo A229?
Viofo A229 Duo dash cam
In principle, the Viofo A229 consists of two separate cameras. One is installed on the front windshield to record traffic in front of the vehicle, the second is installed at the rear to record traffic behind. Both are connected by means of a thin, electromagnetically less disturbing, coaxial cable and miniature plug.
Appropriate adhesive tapes are used for installation in order to achieve an optimal hold while driving. Thanks to the powerful Sony IMX335 STARVIS sensor, both cameras deliver high-resolution images in 2K quality, and that in both directions of travel. As a result, license plates become visible in both directions and recorded. Cyclists are also recorded thanks to the Quad HD function, so you get an all-round package for ideal recordings.
The use of 5GHz Wi-Fi is particularly significant. This feature allows settings and live views four times faster be made/considered as using 2,4GHz Wi-Fi. In addition, an F1,6 aperture lens was used in the dashcam to protect against unwanted solar radiation. This means that images are pin-sharp even when the sun shines directly on the camera lens.
The GPS module also records all important route data, the speed and the time, which is also displayed in the video recording. A big advantage of the dash cam is also the event detection. With this function, the video recording is automatically activated if moving objects or vibrations are noticed. Here, sequences with a length of 45 seconds are recorded.
Functions and handling of the Dashcam Viofo A229
The dashcam can basically be set in several languages. An additional voice output simplifies operation. The voice output guides you through the settings and issues a message if the camera's video recording is obstructed. The 2,4-inch HD display provides a good overview of all functions and the live view. The current status of the camera is recognized by different LEDs. Another point is the WDR technology, which automatically improves the lighting conditions.
If dark moments occur during the recording due to clouds, rain, etc., the image is automatically adjusted using this technology. This results in an acceptable image quality, especially at night. The handling itself is kept simple in the case of the Viofo A229, since the menu navigation is clear and understandable. The setting options are displayed legibly. The operating instructions provide a quick overview of all the options.
We noticed this negatively:
- in the dark the quality is only average
- occasional GPS connection problems
- Operation sometimes a bit cumbersome
Of course, that wasn't the end of it!
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