Review: LUKAS LK-9390 AD Dual 1080p Dashcam Sony IMX322 3.5" Touch Screen and GPS

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Thank you @Calgary Dash Camera - Robert for providing LUKAS LK-9390 AD camera for review.
Calgary dash camera has this as pre-sal here: http://www.calgarydashcam.com/shop#!/Lukas-LK-9390-AD/p/55254030/category=9780156

Manufacturer's site: http://shop.lukasdirect.com/lukas-store/dash-cams/2-channel/lk-9390

It uses Sony IMX322 1/2.9" sensor.
This is the first LUKAS dashcam I have with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assitance Systems) features as below:
FVSA: Front vehicle start alarm
LDWS: Lane departure warning system
FCWS: Front collision warning system

Product page doesn't mention what processor it uses but the ADAS system is showing up in Ambarella based dashcams so this also may have Ambarella.

It's full 1080p in both front and rear channels and utilizes full size 32 SD card for normal and 8GB microSD for event videos.
Both cards are included in the package.

Product box is nicely printed and dashcam and accessories are nicely packed inside.
The product box is exactly same size as of LK-7950WD and LK-9370.
Camera is the same size/shape as LK-9370.

Unboxing Video:

Package contents
:
  1. LK-9390 AD Dashcam.
  2. UV Filter (already on the lens).
  3. Two mounts for the front camera, swivel and fixed.
  4. Rear camera.
  5. Rear camera mini USB Cable with one angled tip.
  6. USB Car Charger.
  7. CPL Filter (optional).
  8. 8GB microSD with full size adapter.
  9. 32GB LUKAS SD Card.
  10. USB Card Reader.
  11. Stylus.
  12. Hardwiring cables.
  13. VHB Tapes for front and rear camera mounting.
  14. Allen wrench for adjusting angle.
  15. Quick start guide.
    (Note: Other accessories area available depending upon options like OBD).
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Product box of LK-9370 and LK-9390:
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Black Lukas UV filter on the lens:
DSC03353-LUKAS-LK-9390.jpg

Event/emergency button on left edge:
DSC03354-LUKAS-LK-9390.jpg

Top has same ports as LK-9370:
Mini USB for rear camera.
TS (turn signal) in.
Power in.
OBD in (micro USB)

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Rear camera is LK-979.
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Right edge has ON/ACC/OFF button and SD/microSD slots:
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Back: LED status light, 3.5" LCD touchscreen.
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Bottom has what looks like reminiscence of plugged in wi-fi dongle hole.

More coming soon after tests...
 
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Folders and files:
LK-9390-Folders and files.PNG

File properties and VBR:
File names have date and time so easy to find particular file.

Front camera: Overall VBR is 12.1 mbps and 3 minute files are around 261 mb in size.

Code:
General
Complete name               : F:\AlwaysMovie\alwa_20151115_160428_F.MP4
Format                      : MPEG-4
Format profile              : JVT
Codec ID                    : avc1
File size                   : 261 MiB
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 12.1 Mbps
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
AMBA                        :

Video
ID                          : 1
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC      : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames   : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP        : M=1, N=30
Codec ID                    : avc1
Codec ID/Info               : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 10.6 Mbps
Maximum bit rate            : 11.0 Mbps
Width                       : 1 920 pixels
Height                      : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 16:9
Frame rate mode             : Constant
Frame rate                  : 29.970 fps
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.170
Stream size                 : 227 MiB (87%)
Title                       : Ambarella AVC
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Color range                 : Full

Audio
ID                          : 2
Format                      : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign       : Signed
Codec ID                    : sowt
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Constant
Bit rate                    : 768 Kbps
Channel(s)                  : 1 channel
Sampling rate               : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                   : 16 bits
Stream size                 : 16.5 MiB (6%)
Title                       : Ambarella AAC
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28

Text
ID                          : 3
Format                      : Timed Text
Codec ID                    : text
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Constant
Bit rate                    : 12.6 Kbps
Stream size                 : 278 KiB (0%)
Title                       : Ambarella EXT
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:28
Rear camera: Overall VBR is 12.1 mbps and 3 minute files are around 261 mb in size.
Code:
General
Complete name               : F:\AlwaysMovie\alwa_20151115_160428_R.MP4
Format                      : MPEG-4
Format profile              : JVT
Codec ID                    : avc1
File size                   : 261 MiB
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 12.1 Mbps
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
AMBA                        :

Video
ID                          : 1
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC      : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames   : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP        : M=1, N=30
Codec ID                    : avc1
Codec ID/Info               : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 10.6 Mbps
Maximum bit rate            : 11.0 Mbps
Width                       : 1 920 pixels
Height                      : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 16:9
Frame rate mode             : Constant
Frame rate                  : 29.970 fps
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.170
Stream size                 : 227 MiB (87%)
Title                       : Ambarella AVC
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Color range                 : Full

Audio
ID                          : 2
Format                      : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign       : Signed
Codec ID                    : sowt
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Constant
Bit rate                    : 768 Kbps
Channel(s)                  : 1 channel
Sampling rate               : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                   : 16 bits
Stream size                 : 16.5 MiB (6%)
Title                       : Ambarella AAC
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29

Text
ID                          : 3
Format                      : Timed Text
Codec ID                    : text
Duration                    : 3mn 0s
Bit rate mode               : Constant
Bit rate                    : 12.6 Kbps
Stream size                 : 278 KiB (0%)
Title                       : Ambarella EXT
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Tagged date                 : UTC 2015-11-15 16:04:29
Lukas viewer software comes in the SD Card and is different version for 9x90 models.
Install language is in Korean.
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Cloudy daytime screenshots:
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Daytime Videos: Pretty cloudy day...
Audio is excellent, very loud, very clear.

Front:

Rear:
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Front:

Rear:
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Night video screenshots: Night video is pretty good. Not great resolution but objects are easily visible.
Front:
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Rear:LK-9390AD-alwa_20151115_180842_R.MP4_20151115_215206.571.jpg
Front:
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Rear:
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Front:
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Rear:
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Rear:LK-9390AD-alwa_20151115_185201_R.MP4_20151115_215920.971.jpg

Front:LK-9390AD-alwa_20151115_192219_F.MP4_20151115_220041.123.jpg
Rear:
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Front:
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Night video screenshots continued with high/low beam:
High beam:
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Low beam:
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Highway speed:
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Night videos:
Audio replaced...

Front:
Rear:
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Front:
Rear:
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Front:
Rear:
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Front:
Rear:
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Is there an option to change the rear view between normal and mirrored? I can see the mirrored option being useful in live view as a backup camera, but it shouldn't be recorded in mirrored mode as some of your images indicates.

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Is there an option to change the rear view between normal and mirrored? I can see the mirrored option being useful in live view as a backup camera, but it shouldn't be recorded in mirrored mode as some of your images indicates.

KuoH
Yes, rear camera can be mirrored and that's what I used but haven't seen an option to view mirror image but record non-mirrored image from rear camera.
Setting is for both LCD and recording at the same time.
 

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There isn't a option to only view a mirrored image while recording none mirrored.

I did want to mention that if you have a vehicle that is compatible with Lukas ODB 2 module. It will automatically bring up a full screen view of the rear camera when you put your vehicle transmission in the reversing position.
Note that on the 9390, if you use the OBD 2 module. All the ADWS features will be disabled.
 
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Lukas LK-9390AD ADAS system test:
The FCWS system recognizes vehicle in the front from pretty far with a red rectangle.
As the distance gets smaller, it keeps track of the vehicle and warns with audible alarm when the vehicle is around 25 yards in front.
The sensitivity can be adjusted, normal or sensitive.
LDWS shows light blue lane markings on the screen but looks like there's no audible alarm.
I'll double test that.
Lane overlay starts at 00:25 in the video.
Red rectangle goes off at 00:45 due to greater distance and comes back at 00:50 when I close in.


FVSA works when you are stopped behind a vehicle for at least few seconds and the car moves.
It didn't warn all the time though.

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Sunny Day screenshots from event file:

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Sunny day Event videos:
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Rear:

Night event videos:
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Testing LDWS (Lane departure warning system):
I have it at the highest volume so it's pretty loud.
LDWS works fairly fine but there are two issues:
1. It only works when the speed is very high (over 55 - 65 mph) and the speed setting on ADAS menu doesn't seem to take any effect. I changed it to even as low as 30kmh but didn't work.
2. At times, the detected lanes on the LCD are almost a quarter into the left so it triggers alarm little bit later than when leaving the lane.
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Some sunny day screenshots and video:

Front video: Audio replaced.

Rear video: Audio replaced.

Screenshots:

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Updated the firmware.

This FW has the below features:
1. Lukas external rear camera option added
2. Change of Driving Information Data saviing route :
SD card --> microSD Card
3. System stabilization

The video quality is not any better than initial FW.

The external rear camera option sounds interesting.
Not sure how that works yet.

Here is a sample:
Front:

Rear:
 
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