Someone testes it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1XZ69PZC4XO68/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07SZNL2WThi guys,
thinking about getting one and just wondering is it any good, got 70mai Pro with GPS at the moment but need something with 2 channels
It has 1080 sensors, but it does say in the specification: "The Single front dash camera record videos up to a resolution of 2880*2160P/24FPS ",The S1 isn't a 4k cam. It's 1080 basically- the sales pitch was that it had a good sensor (Sony) and wide aperture that made the quality good. You can decide if you think that's acceptable quality on a $200 USD cam.
unfortunately they're one of those brands that participate in fake reviews, free product for reviews etc, glad to see you're not adding to the problem, wish more people had the same attitudeAs a general FYI to others- I was offered this cam for the price of free if I left a perfect review with images on a well known site- obviously I am not going to do that but I wanted to share my experience here. This however should caution you when you see great reviews with pictures etc from others as I am sure I am not the only one that was offered this.
Front sensor is a pretty decent 1080 sensor though, should look much better than the above images!sensors are native 1080p, anything it offers above that is interpolated, that never ends well
yeah it's a good sensor, if effort was put into using it at native res instead of wasting time for marketing numbers that only make it perform worseFront sensor is a pretty decent 1080 sensor though, should look much better than the above images!
Unfortunately Vantrue doesn't seem very capable of decent firmware updates, so I doubt it will improve.
Have you tried to update the firmware? It has the latest version on the official site. Fixed the speed unit bug and other problems.A long time ago this forum helped me out and I want to do the same where I can.
I just tried it out. Wired it in last night and went for a drive today. Here's what I can tell you: It is absolute rubbish.
Using all the provided OE installation items (I did not hardwire it in and used the cig lighter as I wasn't certain on this item) I went ahead and put all the wiring in place and mounted the cam. It did not take that long but I always find electrical anything with vehicle's tedious and annoying. Having said that- it all installed no problem.
I drove around today for some errands after doing the initial set up, turning off GPS and setting date and time.
Here are the problems:
1) The camera at times will start with the car, ready to go and with the date and time information still correct- but sometimes it won't start, and sometimes when it starts it doesn't record because it wants you to go through all the initial set up instructions all over again including setting the language.
2) The quality of the image is absolutely unacceptable. I took it out today where there is perfect photography flat lighting with light cloud cover and middle of the day light. It doesn't get much better than this. Terrible picture quality. Unless the car is right in front or behind you at a stand still- it won't capture the plate at all.
3) The file naming doesn't make sense. When you pull the card out and bring it to your computer it has 'B' designation and 'A' designation for whichever camera the footage was taken on. So far so good. But instead of naming the files 10001A and corresponding rear cam file for example 10001B, it counts up on the numbers. This is a minor niggle but its annoying.
All in all for the price that this thing costs- it is absolute rubbish.
The picture quality on my Viofo A119 (front only) camera is FAR superior and I'm putting that back on right after this post because its reliable, works and gives me a good image.
I'm returning this one. Hard pass is my recommendation. I'll leave some screen grabs from my computer up for now:
Just saw Sunny's thread:yeah it's a good sensor, if effort was put into using it at native res instead of wasting time for marketing numbers that only make it perform worse
Vantrue are just a marketing company and although the factories they deal with are capable of better as evidenced by products the factories make for others it seems Vantrue don't bother with improving things
Well I guess that explains it, that is not far off parking mode bitrate for other camerasOverall bit rate is around 10.9 mbps.