K6000

The K6000 DVR is a Chinese dash cam that records 1080p at 25fps and 720p at 30fps.  The video quality during the day is good and night quality is below average.  The K6000 dash cam comes with a G-sensor but does not come with GPS.  This is an affordable camera that runs on a Novatek processor.

Reliability for this camera has been average and it has a viewing angle of approximately 90°.

K6000 Models

There are various models available under different names.  Here is a partial list.

  1. K6000
  2. X3
  3. HD700

Known problems

Poor Sound Recording

Many users complain of poor sound recording from this dash cam.  There is no known resolution other than replacing the microphone.

Camera Hangs / Twitches

Some users complain that the camera freezes or hangs occasionally for 20 to 30 seconds.  Other users complain that the video twitches / jumps and is distorted.  Not all cameras are afflicted with these problems so this is likely a quality control issue given the low cost of this camera.

Mounting the camera

Standard mount

 

 Disassembling the dash cam

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

Like most of the Novatek based cameras, this dash cam is affordable but picture quality is not the greatest.  If you like the design of this dash cam and are ok with the video quality, this cam could be a consideration.  See our complete comparison on the dash cam comparison page.

Where to purchase for lowest price

The K6000 DVR typically sells for approximately $30 to $40.

Amazon and Amazon.co.uk have this camera for sale.

estore009 on eBay has sold over 500 of this camera.

mastation on eBay has sold over 100 of this camera

Firmware

Currently there is no publicly known way to extract or upgrade the firmware in these dash cams.  There are numerous known firmware versions that have been sold:

  • 20120327
  • 20120405
  • 20120426
  • 20120507
  • 20120515
  • 20120608
  • 20120718
  • 99140-20120730
  • 2-9712-20120911
  • 2-99140-20120921
  • 2-G99140-20121031
  • 2-G99140-20121201
  • 2-99140-20121116
  • 2-9712-20120911
  • 2-9712-20121206
  • 2-9712-20121212

Specifications

K6000
Price$30
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Manufacturer
CountryChina
Specifications
ProcessorNovatek NT96220
CMOS
Channels1
Screen2.7"
GPS
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock FilesAuto
Video
Max Resolution720p 30fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)18
Video FormatAVI
CompressionMJPEG
Diagonal Viewing Angle140°
Recording
SD Card TypeMicroSD
Max Size (Spec)32GB
Max Size (User)32GB
Other
Size (mm)90 x 51 x 9
MountSuction
Power Supply5V
Operating Temp-10˚C to 60˚C
Battery600mAh
Release DateMay 2012
AppsNone
Unique FeaturesNone
Rating
AdvantagesLow price
DisadvantagesPoor video quality
Below average reliability
Huge files
Video Day
Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness
Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordIf you don't mind the video quality, OK camera for the price. A bit of a lottery in getting one without glitches.

Published: Nov 29, 2012
Last Updated: May 3, 2013