After a couple of weeks of use on my first ever dash cam I am quite happy with the video capture resolution and the design and build quality. This unit has more features than I need but the front & rear dual setup with 60/30 fps was paramount. I use a basic install without the parking mode power option enabled and can easily and inexpensively upgrade. The install was very straightforward and the pry tool was easy and effective.
I download to my iPad as my phone is older vintage but this works very well and is surprisingly faster than I expected. I have yet to try direct card reading or laptop viewing and I understand the full resolution would be available in that mode.
I don't use the cloud function and will never use it due to cautionary privacy concerns in general. I use this camera system now because I've experienced far too many dangerous driving events around me consistently for too long. If the municipal government will not fund police to adequately patrol then I want self preservation as well as the ability to assist in the form of reporting risky and dangerous drivers. In one single commute yesterday I captured and reported 3 alarming incidents, illegal turn, red light runner & wrong way on a one way street in downtown Ottawa. Two were reported to the police, the wrong way event was a tad too far to get the plate number.
I'm hoping for traction in increased police patrols by adding confirmed, recorded infractions to the database.