Review: A118C - B40C Dashcam with Capacitor NT96650 (Gearbest.com)

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Thank you @GearBest for providing A118C - B40C Capacitor Dashcam for review.
It's available at Gearbest here for $42.99 with coupon code A118CGB: A118C - B40C Capacitor Dashcam
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Conclusion: Very good daytime videos. Night video is in line with NT96650 based dashcams.
All areas are in sharp focus and clear. Colors are natural.
Audio is good as well. Build quality is very good.
It is pretty small, all black and wedge shape for a discrete install.
Easy to trigger video files with big middle button.
Dedicated button and LED for mic.
Cons: The only thing I found so far is AE makes sky too white when there are white clouds in FOV and when it's angled down but roads are bright and that's what is important.
Note: It is A118C - B40C, not Viofo A118C as mentioned in video and screenshots.
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Description & Features:

A118C - B40C is based on NT96650 and has capacitor so should work in extreme temperatures.
It has 1.5" screen and is wedge shape for discrete install.
It's pretty small in size as well.

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Package contents:

1 x Car DVR, 1 x Car Charger (4m Approx.), 1 x USB Cable (1m Approx.), 1 x Screw, 1 x Rope, 5 x Cable Clip, 2 x 3M Sticker, 1 x Mount Bracket, 1 x Wire Socket, 1 x Chinese / English User Manual.
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A118C - B40C Folders, files and VBR:
Overall VBR is very good at 15.9mbps with video @ 14.7mbps and audio @ 512kbps.

Files have date/time.
Triggered files are saved for the entire length inside RO folder.
VIOFO A118C Files and VBR.jpg

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Unboxing and review with test videos of A118C - B40C Dashcam:
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ideo quality is very good at daytime.
All areas are in good focus and clear.
Night is as good as other NT96650 based dashcams.
Note: It is A118C - B40C, not Viofo A118C as mentioned in video and screenshots.
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Video screenshots:
Note: It is A118C - B40C, not Viofo A118C as mentioned in video and screenshots.
All areas are sharp:
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Installed pictures:
From inside next to Lukas LK-9390:

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From outside next to Lukas LK-9390: It is very discrete.
Don't mind the red plastic. I do that so it's easy to remove the VHB tape later.

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Video clip going highway speed:


One note on PC connection, it has options for both 'Mass Storage' and 'PC Camera'.
 

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Viofo A119, Viofo A119S, Xiaomi Mijia, 360 J511C, etc
Sunny. You time traveled back to 1/16/2015... :p
 

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too many
Maybe it's a new 'retro' version of the A118C?
 
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it's the cheaper knockoff version
The build quality, video and audio quality are very good so it's one of the better knockoffs out there.
It'd be interesting to see how better Viofo A118C is from this one since both use NT96650 and same specs including size.
Maybe it's same thing without the brand name.
 
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Sunny. You time traveled back to 1/16/2015... :p
That's the date it had.
I wish I could travel back in time.
I'd be a billionaire in just few years. :D
 

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Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The build quality, video and audio quality are very good so it's one of the better knockoffs out there.
It'd be interesting to see how better Viofo A118C is from this one since both use NT96650 and same specs including size.
Maybe it's same thing without the brand name.

some of the componets will be the same, they are public, it comes from a different factory to the Viofo version
 
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