Hyundai MnSoft R700

Hyundai MnSoft R700

The Hyundai MnSoft R700 is a premium Korean dashboard camera that was released in late 2012.  Hyundai MnSoft is the “vehicle infotainment” company of Hyundai Motor Group.  This camera has very good picture quality during the day and good picture quality at night.  It records 1080p at 30f/s with an average bit rate of approximately 13,000kpbs.  Video segments are recorded in 1 minute segments.  The camera has a G-sensor but does not come with GPS.

We have not been able to confirm what processor this camera is using  but apparently it is using the Sony Exmor IMX122LQJ CMOS sensor.

We would like to thank our member Mtz  who provided the original review for this dashboard camera and has made a video review as well.

Known problems

Due to the high price tag and associated issues, this camera has not become popular as a dash cam.  Hence very few problems have been reported.

Joining Clips

Apparently the framerate is different (approximately 30fps) and audio sampling rate (approximately 8000Hz) for every clip.  If you try joining the AVI segments in direct stream copy using VirtualDub or MKV Merge, the process will not work.  You will need to convert the FPS (to 30FPS) and audio sampling rate if you would like to join with these tools.

Picture not Sharp

There has been a report that over time the video gets lets sharp and is not as clear.  We haven’t heard this from many users so it might be an isolated incident.

Camera Mount

Hyundai MnSoft R700 Mount 1

The LED on the front of the camera and the voice can be turned off.

Disassembling the Camera

From a Russian forum:

Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 1 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 2 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 3 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 4 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 5 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Disassembled 6

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

PC Viewer

The PC configuration tool offers some interesting settings:

  • Artificial Intelligence Auto-Exposure:  should make license plates easier to capture during the night
  • Fog Perception:  improves performance in foggy conditions
  • Noise Removal
  • Brightness Improvement

Hyundai MnSoft R700 Setup 1 Hyundai MnSoft R700 Setup 2

Should I Purchase?

While the video quality is good and the small size is not too big, the over $200 price is a bit steep for a non-GPS camera.  If you are looking for a “brand name” camera, you may want to consider the R700.

Where to purchase for lowest price

This camera predominantly sells on eBay:

lightnspace on eBay

User Manual

The user manual can be downloaded here.

Specifications

 MnSoft R700
Price$210
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ManufacturerHyundai
CountryKorea
Specifications 
Processor
CMOSSony Exmor IMX122LQJ
Channels1
Screen
GPSOptional
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock FilesAuto
Video 
Max Resolution1080p 30fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)13
Video FormatAVI
CompressionH.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle152°
Recording 
SD Card TypeMicroSD
Max Size (Spec)32GB
Max Size (User)32GB
Other 
Size (mm)95 x 50 x 50
MountAdhesive
Power Supply12V
Operating Temp-10˚C to 60˚C
BatteryCapacitor
Release DateJul 2012
AppsPC
Unique FeaturesBuffers video in parking mode (saves 10 seconds before impact / motion detection and 10 seconds after)
Rating 
AdvantagesGood video
Buffers in parking mode
DisadvantagesNot the most discreet
Video Day
Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness
Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordA decent high end camera. Consider if you like the form factor.

 

Published:  October 23, 2013