Vantrue OnDash N4 dash cam hands-on: Three-channel camera with great all-round vision Review

Maria J. Danford

The OnDash N4 dash cam from Vantrue is a good-hunting, unobtrusive digicam that data in-car and in-front views in the exact compact device with a rear digicam much too in the box.

Within the box, there is the dash cam, suction cup mount, car charging cable, and a USB-Type C cable. There is also a rear digicam and a sticky pad to deal with the digicam to the window. There is a rapid begin guidebook as nicely.  The user guide is in depth and nicely created, with a in-depth clarification of all the buttons, ports, and lights on the digicam.

The digicam does not have a memory card, and Vantrue recommends employing memory playing cards from 32GB to 256GB and formatting it when per thirty day period to continue to keep it in superior affliction and extend its everyday living. 

The OnDash N4 is promoted as a a few-channel digicam that can report front, inside, and rear at the exact time employing 1440px (front), 1080 px (inside), and 1080px (rear) resolution at 30fps online video. 

You can also configure it for dual recording manner with 4K+1080P (front and inside or front and rear) resolution or one front recording manner with 4K resolution.

Hands on with the Vantrue OnDash N4 dash cam three channels in one with great all-round vision zdnet

Eileen Brown

You can also configure the inside and behind the car cameras, or use the front digicam on its individual. Even though, if you have paid nearly $260 for the device, you may possibly as nicely get advantage of all a few cameras supplied.

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I also like the point you can established the digicam to report time-lapse images as an alternative of online video to make a online video montage.

The front digicam is a Sony STARVIS 5M CMOS with an f1.four lens which offers a 155-diploma extensive-angle view. There is a Sony STARVIS 2M CMOS f1.8 lens for the rearview with a a hundred and sixty-diploma extensive-angle, and four infrared lights for the in-car view with one hundred sixty five levels extensive angle.

The rear monitor is two.forty five-inch IPS Lcd with easy to use buttons. At the time established — you can neglect about the digicam — unless you have pushed down bumpy streets. All bumps will be recorded as collisions, locking the online video loop. It will not be overwritten if the SD card gets whole.

If the digicam is hardwired and connects to the car battery, the OnDash N4 will also observe your car frequently till the car battery operates down. It will detect movement in front of the motor vehicle, and if it detects a collision, it will switch on the digicam to report gatherings.

You can configure the loop recording for one particular, a few, or five minutes or change loop recording off. Other buttons enable you to check the sensitivity, increase audio, alter collision detection, and movement detection alternatives, and alter the resolution for just about every digicam.

You can also toggle GPS configurations on or off if you have purchased an optional GPS receiver. If you have this, you can monitor the route, location, and speed.

I really like the point that I can use the digicam as a reversing digicam for the car — to see what is behind the car if you have a poor view out of the back window.

The OnDash N4’s eyesight at evening is really amazing. The online video is distinct and selection plates are easy to read. During the working day, the front and rear views are excellent and there is minimum lensing of the graphic.

Hands on with the Vantrue OnDash N4 dash cam three channels in one with great all-round vision zdnet

Eileen Brown

Vantrue states that the digicam employs a capacitor as an alternative of lithium batteries, which the firm claims will give the digicam a extended everyday living span than lithium-ion batteries in other dash cams.. I did not have the option to verify if this was genuine or not.

I did not have the option to travel much too much with this digicam, as I tested it through lockdown. But through the constrained time I tested this, I was impressed with its functions. 

For $260, you can get a a few-channel digicam to watch what is happening both outdoors — and inside of your car.

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