Thinkware F200 Pro dash cam review: Unobtrusive camera with driving alerts and superb night vision Review

Maria J. Danford

I enjoy the Thinkware variety of dash cams. Each and every new product builds on the successes of the final model, and matches a ton of capabilities in a pretty little digicam.

The Thinkware F200 Pro is a distinct update on the Thinkware F200 I seemed at in August 2018, with much more capabilities and a more cost-effective cost tag too.

The F200 Pro is compact measuring just ninety eight.5 x 34 x 22mm and weighing 54g. It is actually unobtrusive tucked behind your rear view mirror and does not effect your industry of view at all.

It has a front struggling with and whole High definition rear digicam possibility with 1920 x 1080 resolution to match the front digicam. The rear digicam was not whole High definition with the F200.

You can get the essential product with one channel and 16GB memory for all around $130, likely up to two channels with the GPS aerial and 32GB memory for all around $210.

The ON semiconductor CMOS two.1M digicam has a 140 diploma extensive angle view and ‘Super Night time Vision’. This uses ISP (graphic Signal Processing) technological know-how and actual-time graphic processing to file visible movie in low gentle when the automobile is parked.

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The F200 Pro also has 512MB RAM for much more storage, and has a reduction in the file size owing to a coding update for its audio information. Usefully the audio coding is AAC which makes a file roughly ten-12% smaller than information developed with PCS.

If you buy the optional GPS antenna then the F200 Pro actually comes into its very own. It delivers voice notify warnings for red lights, speed cameras and, average speed cameras also indicating the suitable speed. It announces when you are in an spot where cell speed cameras are utilised.

If you are driving at usual speed and tailgate the automobile in front, or tactic it too swiftly the front auto departure warning (FVDW) alerts you to fall back to a safe length.

You will also get an notify as you tactic the automobile in front at a quit gentle. City Front Collision Warning Program (UFCWS) warns you if you are stopped at an intersection and the automobile in front of you moves off, in situation you are not hunting at the targeted traffic.

When driving at above 50km/h, if you drift out of your lane the lane departure warning process (LDWS) will notify you, cutting down the odds of a collision. These are all wonderful capabilities that are usually in much more costly versions of dash cam.

The F200 Pro dash cam has many modes of operation: Ongoing recording information movies in one minute segments and will quickly vehicle-loop. Incident recording method will keep movie info for ten seconds prior to and immediately after it registers a collision on its G-sensor.

If you have the sensitivity set too low, the sensor will file bumps in the highway and will keep them on the card.

You can also set the F200 Pro to file manually – even if the automobile is switched off. Use it like a movie digicam for handbook capture. In parking method, it will file incidents if an effect is detected.

One of the good capabilities is the ability to set a time lapse method when the auto is parked. This reduces the movie capture from 30fps to two frames per next, cutting down the size of the file and extending the duration of the recording.

If you use parking method you do need to challenging wire the cable to the automobile so that the digicam remains energetic even when the automobile is switched off.

You can handle and deal with the F200 Pro dash cam utilizing Wi-Fi or by your wise phone app. This permits you to down load and delete recorded footage or update firmware and safety digicam places by.

All in all, the Thinkware F200 Pro is a actually good unobtrusive dash cam that will notify you to potential risks, continue to keep your speed as it need to be and warn you if your consideration begins to wander. From all around $130-$200 based on the possibility picked out, it is nicely well worth the cash.

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