Now, this is the aspect where the VIOFO A119 Mini 2 shines. When designing this dash cam, it seems like VIOFO exerted extra efforts on how to make the video quality almost the same as other 4K dash cams.
First, the Sony STARVIS 2 technology. We love how the A119 Mini 2 is considered the first dash cam to have this tech in the 2K QHD scene. Like the Thinkware U3000 and VIOFO A139 Pro, this new image sensor is in-charge of the A119 Mini 2’s capabilities to capture the sharpest details in low-light settings, while also producing more vibrant-coloured images, and even lower parking mode consumption.
On top of that, the VIOFO A119 Mini 2 also is the first VIOFO to have Super Night Vision 2.0. We learned that, unlike other VIOFO dash cams, the A119 Mini 2 has the highest sensitivity and lowest noise captures in nighttime driving, which also works best with the Mini 2’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. It also offers a wider dynamic range of 78 dB in a single exposure – a significant improvement over previous STARVIS sensors of the same size.
And if you’re often driving on highways, the A119 Mini 2 gives you the option to capture smoother and fluid videos through its 2K @ 60 frames per second frame rate. This high frame rate option is popular with premium dash cams like the Thinkware U3000 and BlackVue DR770X, and we are happy to see that VIOFO has adapted it as well. With this setting enabled, while still 2k, the resolution does decrease from its highest option, 2592 x 1944P @ 30fps, to 2560 x 1440P @ 60fps. However, we noticed that when the HDR is enabled, the A119 Mini 2’s frame rate can only be set up to 30 FPS maximum.
Nevertheless, the overall resolution of the A119 Mini 2 is superb. In fact, it’s a standout from all the other 2K cameras we have tested. Pair it with a CPL filter, and a BlackboxMyCar Aqua Shield to keep the view rain- and glare-free, and you’re close to capturing 4K!