GS8000

GS8000

The GS8000 DVR was released in 2013 and is becoming quite popular.  This camera can record at 1080p @ 30fps and is based on the Ambarella A2S70 processor.  Video quality during the day is good but video quality at night is at best average.  The GS8000 comes with a g-sensor and GPS.  This dash cam is not too large and it comes with a 2.7″ screen.

There is a cheaper Novatek version of this camera for sale as well.  The Novatek version has worse video quality and is not recommended.

GS8000 Models

This camera is also sold under the following names:

  • M900
  • DM900

Known problems

There have been more than average problems noted for this camera.  Be aware before purchasing.

Records only for a brief period

Some owners have complained that the camera will record for approximately 30 seconds or a minute than stop recording.  This appears to be a problem with how the SD card is formatted.  To correct, format the SD card via a computer using Fat32.

GPS issues

Some owners have indicated the GPS does not catch or stops working altogether.  A potential fix is to reposition the dash cam on your windshield.  You could also remove the GPS antenna from the mount.  See the following pictures of a modified mount with the GPS antenna removed from the original mount and glued onto a new mount.

GS8000 Different Mount 1
GS8000 Different Mount 2
GS8000 Different Mount 3

This may not solve the problem since some owners have complained of a completely inoperative GPS unit.

Dead / Unresponsive Camera

There have been a few cases of dead / unresponsive cameras.  One potential cause is removing the GPS cable when the camera is powered on (not confirmed). Reflashing the firmware is an alternative option.  Note some of the issues may be hardware related which do not have any known resolutions.

Camera Freezes

Watch this Youtube video on a freezing GS8000.

Mounting the camera

Standard mount

GS8000 Mount 1
GS8000 Mount 2
GS8000 Mount 3

Disassembling the dash cam

GS8000 Disassembled 2
GS8000 Disassembled 1

Sample Videos

Day

Night

PC Software

If you are having trouble with the PC software that comes with this camera, particularly the GPS, you can try one of the following software packages.

GPS8000GPStool.zip

GPS_Player.zip

GS5000 DVR Driver.iso

Should I purchase?

Many people who have received this camera are quite pleased initially.  The biggest issues are the average night time video quality and potential GPS issues that some owners have complained about.  However with the growing complaints of reliability problems, we cannot recommend this camera.

Firmware

WARNING!  MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOUR FIRMWARE VERSION IS NOT SIMILAR TO THE ONE ON THIS SITE, DO NOT UPDATE.

Firmware Update Instructions

  1. Download the latest firmware
  2. Format the SD Card
  3. Copy the firmware to the SD card, only copy  “yamaha.bin” to the SD Card
  4. Insert the Micro SD Card to the GS8000 Card slot, then power on the DVR, it will update automatically, and you will see “firmware update”. After a few seconds, the upgrade completed and the DVR powered off automatically.
    GS8000 Firmware Update
  5. If you can’t power on the DVR, please try to reset the DVR, hold the reset button for a few seconds.

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware version is V1.0.8 G82A K

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Hanging - Rectangular
Country China
Processor Ambarella A2S70
CMOS Front Unknown
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 2.5"
Touchscreen No
GPS Yes
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 9
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format MOV
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 170°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 32GB
Size Front (mm) 88 x 50 x 38
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -10°C to 60°C
Battery 300mAh
Error Notification No
Apps PC
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Nov 2012
Warranty 12 months
Unique Features None
Advantages Good video quality
Disadvantages Poor reliability
Final Word Ambarella A2S70 processor but reliability does not appear to be great.

Last Updated: June 5, 2013

GS8000 - DashCamTalk
GS8000

The GS8000 dash cam is based on the Ambarella A2S70 processor but reliability does not appear to be great.

Product SKU: GS8000

Product Brand: Generic

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 110

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
4.3