- 1 GS8000 Models
- 2 Known problems
- 3 Mounting the camera
- 4 Disassembling the dash cam
- 5 Sample Videos
- 6 PC Software
- 7 Should I purchase?
- 8 Where to purchase for lowest price
- 9 Firmware
- 10 Latest Firmware
- 11 Specifications
The GS8000 DVR was released in 2013 and is becoming quite popular. This camera can record at 1080p @ 30fps and is based on the Ambarella A2S70 processor. Video quality during the day is good but video quality at night is at best average. The GS8000 comes with a g-sensor and GPS. This dash cam is not too large and it comes with a 2.7″ screen.
There is a cheaper Novatek version of this camera for sale as well. The Novatek version has worse video quality and is not recommended.
This camera is also sold under the following names:
There have been more than average problems noted for this camera. Be aware before purchasing.
Records only for a brief period
Some owners have complained that the camera will record for approximately 30 seconds or a minute than stop recording. This appears to be a problem with how the SD card is formatted. To correct, format the SD card via a computer using Fat32.
Some owners have indicated the GPS does not catch or stops working altogether. A potential fix is to reposition the dash cam on your windshield. You could also remove the GPS antenna from the mount. See the following pictures of a modified mount with the GPS antenna removed from the original mount and glued onto a new mount.
This may not solve the problem since some owners have complained of a completely inoperative GPS unit.
Dead / Unresponsive Camera
There have been a few cases of dead / unresponsive cameras. One potential cause is removing the GPS cable when the camera is powered on (not confirmed). Reflashing the firmware is an alternative option. Note some of the issues may be hardware related which do not have any known resolutions.
Watch this Youtube video on a freezing GS8000.
Mounting the camera
Disassembling the dash cam
If you are having trouble with the PC software that comes with this camera, particularly the GPS, you can try one of the following software packages.
Should I purchase?
Many people who have received this camera are quite pleased initially. The biggest issues are the average night time video quality and potential GPS issues that some owners have complained about. However with the growing complaints of reliability problems, we cannot recommend this camera. See our complete comparison on the dash cam comparison page.
Where to purchase for lowest price
The GS8000 sells for approximately $110.
in4dealz on eBay has sold over 20.
icubot on eBay is another seller.
Geekbuying.com also sells the camera.
WARNING! MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOUR FIRMWARE VERSION IS NOT SIMILAR TO THE ONE ON THIS SITE, DO NOT UPDATE.
Firmware Update Instructions
- Download the latest firmware
- Format the SD Card
- Copy the firmware to the SD card, only copy “yamaha.bin” to the SD Card
- Insert the Micro SD Card to the GS8000 Card slot, then power on the DVR, it will update automatically, and you will see “firmware update”. After a few seconds, the upgrade completed and the DVR powered off automatically.
- If you can’t power on the DVR, please try to reset the DVR, hold the reset button for a few seconds.
The latest firmware version is V1.0.8 G82A K
|Sensor||5M COMS sensor,1/2.5”light-sensing surface area|
|lens||Aperture 2.5, focal length 2.8mm|
|wide angle lens||170 degree Ultra High-definition wide angle lens|
|Display||2.7″ inch LCD screen|
|Video output||AV(CVBS) composite television signal output NTSC/PAL ,TV HDMI output ,Max 1920×1080|
|Photo||JPG; Max 5M pixels|
|Recording resolution||1920*1080(30fps) 1440*1080(30fps) 1280*720(30fps)|
|Zoom||4 time digital zoom|
|Recording media||Support max 32GB TF card|
|Audio||Built-in MIC and horn|
|Shutter button||Electronic shutter|
|Fill light||Electronic infrared fill light|
|Battery||300mAh, 3.7v, lithium ion polymer battery|
Last Updated: June 5, 2013