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.
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.
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.
The LED on the front of the camera and the voice can be turned off.
Disassembling the Camera
From a Russian forum:
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
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:
The user manual can be downloaded here.
|CMOS||Sony Exmor IMX122LQJ|
|Max Resolution||1080p 30fps|
|Max Bitrate (Mbps)||13|
|Diagonal Viewing Angle||152°|
|SD Card Type||MicroSD|
|Max Size (Spec)||32GB|
|Max Size (User)||32GB|
|Size (mm)||95 x 50 x 50|
|Operating Temp||-10˚C to 60˚C|
|Release Date||Jul 2012|
|Unique Features||Buffers video in parking mode (saves 10 seconds before impact / motion detection and 10 seconds after)|
Buffers in parking mode
|Disadvantages||Not the most discreet|
|Size / Discreetness|| |
|Final Word||A decent high end camera. Consider if you like the form factor.|
Published: October 23, 2013