- Dec 26, 2012
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Marcus 3 ReviewDashcams are a great tool to use in order to protect yourself from many unwanted circumstances, the important thing to consider is that this can be a double-edged sword. If you’re driving safely, your camera could be your best friend. The dashcam industry is growing and the general public are using these devices as an eye witness, forcing the manufactures to become more competitive with different designs, feature sets and clearer image output.
So for those that don’t know, Vicovation is a company that are unique in their own way. They have a knack for integration towards some of the best key components in their dashcams; I have owned three models to date and countless dashcams from other brands such as FineVu, Blackview, Powerucc and DOD so I’m speaking from experience. I have no affiliation with any company whatsoever, so my judgement is completely unbiased.
Dashcams Australia were very kind in providing me with their top model in the Vicovation range; the Marcus 3. As with any dashcam, the quality of the components as well as the video output speaks for itself. This dashcam is able to conduct video at 60 frames per second in Full HD 1080p resolution (this is the first and so far only dashcam with such characteristics) and 30 frames per second at Super HD 2304 x 1296r (for smoother and more clear images for both day and night, even at high speeds).
There is an anti-glare filter lens known as a CPL filter, which can be attached to the dashcam and will greatly reduce glare on the windshield. The GPS module is also an optional accessory. This is a rather unique piece of tech, since it not only acts as a GPS module for speed, defining the position, velocity of movement from the vehicle, but it also has a forward collision warning system and a lane departure warning notification option.
Many dashcam manufactures apply plastic/glass mixed lenses or lenses without megapixel resolution. Therefore the image quality can’t reach optimal level, and these lenses can’t endure high temperatures. The Marcus 3 uses a glass 6G mega pixel lens, which is great news for those in hot countries such as myself. One important factor to note when purchasing any dashcam, high quality super capacitors as well as strong casing design can efficiently expel the heat. It’s rather risky leaving a dashcam in a vehicle where the temperature can exceed 70 degrees centigrade, especially if your dashcam has a lithium battery itching to explode; something to consider.
For those looking for a dashcam, I strongly recommend Dashcams Australia not just for their product range and price but also their communication and experience in this growing industry. Dashcams are a new investment for road safety and when a business has an aptitude for customer service it adds peace of mind, plus being spoilt for choice isn’t a bad thing either. My advice is to stick with a business that can answer questions directly, offer official warranty from the distributor and have a central location for business with someone that you can speak with directly.