Viofo A119 vs Vantrue X2 video comparisons

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Disclosure: Vantrue sent me a sample of the X2. I bought my A119 outright.

Jump to 0:56 if you want to skip to video samples.


Viofo has:
-Sharper/more detailed video
-More discreet form factor
-Super capacitor reliability

Vantrue has:
-Better colour and exposure
-Less lens distortion
-Sorts videos/stills into date folders

Viofo is on the left and Vantrue is on the right throughout the video.

Side by side stills:

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Bitrate (1440p 30fps WDR):
Vantrue: approx 18,000 - 22,000 kb/s
Viofo: approx 20,000 - 28,000 kb/s
 
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A119 has a larger Fov than vantrue. That's why A119 has more distortion than vantrue. Any cam has large FOV will has distortion.
 
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A119 has a larger Fov than vantrue. That's why A119 has more distortion than vantrue. Any cam has large FOV will has distortion.
Vantrue X2 claims to have 170° FOV while the Viofo has 160°. From my testing they are not much different.

I would not be surprised if there is software based distortion correction being applied and that is why the A119 is sharper.

Incidentally I just realized that one of the stills is off-timed and it makes the Viofo look far wider than Vantrue. I'll fix it in the morning.
 
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I would not be surprised if there is software based distortion correction being applied and that is why the A119 is sharper.
and because bitrate of A119 is 1.5 times birate of X2 :)
 

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That's the one - there's no Street Storm equivalent this time as this X2 is supposed to be the Ambarella A12 now, I just had a nosey and Street Storm haven't put any firmwares out since July last year, not sure if they're still active?
 
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Disclosure: Vantrue sent me a sample of the X2. I bought my A119 outright.

Jump to 0:56 if you want to skip to video samples.


Viofo has:
-Sharper/more detailed video
-More discreet form factor
-Super capacitor reliability

Vantrue has:
-Better colour and exposure
-Less lens distortion
-Sorts videos/stills into date folders

Viofo is on the left and Vantrue is on the right throughout the video.

Side by side stills:

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Bitrate (1440p 30fps WDR):
Vantrue: approx 18,000 - 22,000 kb/s
Viofo: approx 20,000 - 28,000 kb/s
That's not my experience with Vantrue X2 which I returned within a week (I also have the A119):
- Blurry
- Night picture terrible
- Freezes..
Unless the X2 I got was defective...


The N2 is not much better from what some reviewers showed, and said they prefer the N1 to the N2 which has a sharper/better picture than the newer one.

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