Thinkware F790 review

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Here comes the new F790 from Thinkware.



Technical Specs:
• Processor: Ambarella Quad-core CPU
• Sensor: Front: 2.1M CMOS Sensor; Rear: 2.12M Image Sensor
• Viewing angle: Front: 140º; Rear: 160º Wide Viewing Angle
• 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
• Resolution: front & rear: FHD (1920 x 1080) 30fps
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
• Built-in GPS in Plugin Mount
• Built-in Wi-Fi (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
• Built-in supercapacitor
• Safety Camera Alert
• Dewarping Video Technology
• Road Safety Warning System (LDWS, FCWS, uFCWS, FVDW)
• Time-lapse & motion detection parking mode
• Super Night Vision 3.0
• High Dynamic Range (HDR)
• Energy Saving Parking Recording 2.0



The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• F790
• Cradle mount
• Rear cam
• Rear cam cable
• 32GB Thinkware micro SD card
• Hardwire kit
• Spare mounting tape
• Quick start guide & warranty
• Installation guide



F790
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Rear cam cable
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32GB Thinkware micro SD card
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Hardwire kit
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This hardwire kit also connects the rear cam cable, CVBS-Out, U-Art & Lin Cable
 
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Installation guide
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Test setup
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For this installation, it’s a bit too complicated for me. So I got Sicurez to install for me.


Thinkware Dash Cam Link app
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Below is recorded in HEVC 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 6,991kb/s with HDR On for the front and rear cam.










Final thoughts

With the new plugin mount, the installation looks very neat with only a cable going to the F790. But the new hardwire kit was a bit bulky as it needs to accommodate the rear cam and other new connectors.

The F790 has some new functions like video out to a vehicle media player, privacy recording, HDR, and Super Night Vision 3.0. But you can only use either HDR or SNV3.0, not both enabled together.

You can now set the volume for individual notifications.
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The F790 looks like a good successor to its famous sibling, the F770.
 

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which sensor (name and number) has a front-facing camera?
Sensor: Front: 2.1M CMOS Sensor; Rear: 2.12M Image Sensor - this is not enough, this is the characteristics, need the exact name
 
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which sensor (name and number) has a front-facing camera?
Sensor: Front: 2.1M CMOS Sensor; Rear: 2.12M Image Sensor - this is not enough, this is the characteristics, need the exact name
Ambarella H22 for the front cam

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I think he mean if is is Sony IMX 291 or maybe IMX 327 ASO
 

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I think he mean if is is Sony IMX 291 or maybe IMX 327 ASO
I'm thinking something similar, but I need accurate information.
 
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This is the processor, I know, it is indicated everywhere. I'm asking about the sensor
Sorry about that as I thought about something else.

Regarding the image sensor. Sorry I've no idea as it's not stated anywhere.

Maybe someone from Thinkware in here would know?

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