[Review]Vico-Opia 2 (VicoVation)

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Jay from VicoVation was kind enough to send over a Opia 2 for me to take a look at so lets have a look




Unboxing

Spec Shortlist

Hardware
Chipset: Ambarella A12
CMOS: 4.0MP Brand OmniVision OV4689
GPS: External
Battery: SuperCap
USB Plug: Mini

Firmware
Resolution: 1440/1296/1080 HDR at 30. 1080 at 60 No HDR
G-Sensor: Low/Med/High/Off
Screen Off: 15 Sec, 1 Min, Always on, 3 Min, 5 Min.
LCD Brightness: Low, Normal
Vico Tag: Space for 12 characters (Most cameras only have 8 or 9)
Loop: 5 mins (Not adjustable)
HDR: Always on except for 1080P 60FPS
Parking Mode: Smart Parking Surveillance 2.0 (Requires Power Plus)
GPS Stamp: Off/On
Speed Stamp: Off On
GPS Speed Display: MPH/KPH
Safety Warning Systems: Settings for LDWS,FCWS, Over speeding Alert, and Over speeding cameras.
Flip: Vertical and Horizontal
Version: Opia2 v2.0

Smart Parking
Function: Off/Motion/Time Lapse
Motion Sensitivity: Low/Med/High
Time Lapse: One frame every 1/10/60 seconds
LCD Covert Display: LCD Covert Mode/Record LCD Display

File Properties
Audio Chanel: Mono
Audio Codec: MP4A
Audio Bitrate: 128kbps
Video Codec: AVC1
Video Container: MP4
Video Bitrate: 25181kbps (Roughly 25Mb)
Size: 920 Mb (Per 5 min file)

Product Page Camera: Amazon
Product Page Power Plus: Amazon
 
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Emergency Recording Process
The camera will pack 30 seconds before and after you trigger the
emergency button (total 1 min video) into emergency folder.
The file will be protected from regular recording and not be automatically written over.

Went for a few night drives. I realized the Micro SD card I was using gave a low speed card warning. Thus I ended up with no night footage and have to try with a different card.
The card was a Silicon Power brand with 32GB space and rated up to 85MB/s
It is model number SP032GBSTHBU1V20SP. I have mentioned this to Jay so hopefully he forwarded it to Vico.

Updated to 2.2 with no issues. Firmware is on their webiste here

Make sure to check your Mic volume settings in the menu. Loud is way too loud and causes a lot of distortion. I turned it down one and it seems okay now.
 
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I also have some night time footage i'll be putting up shortly.
 

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Do you have any raw files ? Can you upload them ?
 
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Night video up
 

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Night time looks nice. Have you played with the parking mode at all? Curious how well it functions.
 
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Night time looks nice. Have you played with the parking mode at all? Curious how well it functions.
I need to talk to my electronics guy about getting it installed in my car, but it is on my list. Sorry for the delay.
 

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Yeah, night videos look really good! Even on Youtube and dirty windows. ;) I shouldn't talk, my windows are filthy. Can you post links to the raw night footage?
 
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More than I can review. ;)
Daytime video is very good.
Nice!
 
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Can we turn the speed display "off"?
I believe so. I'll have to double check my settings tomorrow. I don't have a GPS mouse, but I believe there is an off and on setting in the menu.
 

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How about the MF 2? Gps, speed display and G sensor can all be switched off?
 

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@dtm320i Yes, you can simply unplug the given GPS module and turn off the G-sensor in the settings.
 

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Hi VicoVation,

For Opia2 Lane departure, Forward collision and Speed camera functions, does each alarm switch on and off separately?
 

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Hi @jazzbug,

Yes, all the functions have their own settings to be turned on and off.
 
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