DBPOWER W20 Dash Cam
Motorists and petrol-heads a like, gather round !
I recently just received a DBPOWER Dashcam for review and its a great little device for any motorist out there !
Honestly think every motorist in this day and age should have one in their car, as they can come in super handy should you ever be in a crash or accident. These are also handy if you just want to record some footage of your driving (for example if you went to a track day or the Nurburgring etc)
Read more for a full look into what you get for your money.
Theres also a overview video at the bottom of the article…
Straight out the box you get the camera itself, a quick release suction cup (to mount on the windscreen), a car charger – so running out of battery in the car will never be an issue, a USB cable (for PC charging) and the manual.
- HD CMOS Sensor
- 2.7” Colourful Screen
- Fixed 120 degree lens
- Night Vision light (for filming in dark rooms)
- Micro SD card – 32GB MAX (Sold separately)
- Various menu language options:
– English, Russian, Chinese (simplified /traditional), Korean/Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Polish
- 1080FHD/1080P/720P/VGA/QVGA Resolution
- White Balance – Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent
- Auto Power off 1,3,5min, off
- 180mAh Battery
- G- Sensor*
*G-sensors measure the movement of your vehicle through 3 axis; up and down, left and right, forwards and backwards. This information can help paint the picture of events in the case of an incident, but can also trigger your car camera to respond appropriately. Cameras will use their G-sensors to detect significant or sudden movement and automatically lock the video file being produced at the time, meaning that any significant footage is saved. While this is a highly-useful function that will safeguard any genuine incidents, ranging from crashes and collisions to heavy braking and swerving, it can also be triggered by potholes, speed-bumps and other minor incidents. This camera allows you to alter its sensitivity of the G sensor, to alleviate this issue.
Going through the menu you will discover various options such as: Auto-off time, image quality, white balance, saturation, language, anti-shake, motion detection, G-Sensor sensitivity, button press sounds (on/off), TV Mode (PAL/NTSC), Frequency (50/60Hz) and a couple more. I think the image quality is fantastic, its not 4K good, but than again its not a 4K camera. The image quality in 1080p is definitely clear and you can see all the details you need like registration plates, peoples faces etc.
The camera itself has a little bit of weight to it, but overall its still lightweight overall. The included suction cup does a great job of sticking to the window and holding the camera in place on the windscreen – even when the ride can get a bit bumpy like going over potholes and speedbumps etc.
The included car charger means you will never run out of battery on the road, which I think is a great thing to include with the product. Not a lot of other companies include the car charger with their dashcams – which I thinks a bit daft.
Only niggle I have with the camera is the built in microphone, it does the job to a certain extent, but its not great. There is a setting to turn sound recording off and only record video which is a nice touch.
Handy Tip: If you record in 1080FHD, this will fill up a 4GB card in 10 minutes. My advice is to change the quality in the settings to 1080p or 720p and you’ll fit a lot more 1080p video footage on your memory card. I would also recommend using a 32GB micro SD card with this camera so you can record loads of footage (Micro SD card sold separately)
Check out my video of it below including some captured footage: