The JOMISE D530 is a Chinese dual channel dash camera released in Aug 2020. This is a generic camera sold under a variety of brand names. It is also known as the VVCAR D530 and JADO D530. The cameras are identical outside of the name. Note the 3 brands are trademarked by different companies so we are not sure who the actual manufacturer is:
- JOMISE trademarked by Shenzhen Kaizhao Electronics
- VVCAR trademarked by Jiangxi Kaichewenwen
- JADO trademarked by Shenzen Suoba Weiye
D530 Hardware Deception
The D530 is sold as a 4K dash cam which claims to use a Novatek NT96675 processor (note some listings indicate it uses the NT96670) and Sony STARVIS IMX415 8MP CMOS sensor. These components do support 4K video however, the D530 does not actually use these components.
A number of owners have disassembled the camera and the actual components are a Novatek NT96670 processor and 5MP Sony STARVIS IMX335 CMOS sensor. The following photos come from a user named Yoorez on the Russian forum 4PDA.
In addition to the photos, the firmware also gives away the D530 is using the NT96670 processor and IMX335 CMOS. This is very disappointing that the manufacturer would blatantly try to deceive consumers on the hardware used.
While the camera is advertised as a 4K camera, this is not actually true. 4K cameras must have a native resolution of 3840 × 2160p. Unfortunately, the Sony STARVIS IMX335 5MP CMOS sensor supports a maximum native resolution of 2688 x 1520p.
The rear camera, which is sometimes sold as an option, is listed as having an IMX355 sensor. We have not confirmed this but given the incorrect hardware details, we suspect this is not true. There are some reports that this is actually using an IMX307 sensor.
The front camera records 1440p (Quad HD) video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 21 Mbps. Video quality for the front camera during the day is good and night quality is average. Using the 4K resolution will result in larger files but video quality does not improve since it is interpolated.
The rear camera records 1080p video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 10 Mbps. Unfortunately the rear camera footage is noticeably worse than the front camera particularly at night.
The rear camera is waterproof and can be used externally. Depending on your vehicle, mounting this externally may not be the easiest. That being said, the rear camera can be mounted internally.
The camera has a 2.45″ screen, g-sensor and GPS is built into the mount. The camera comes with WiFi and has apps for Android and iOS. Unfortunately the suggested app, OK CAM Plus, is below average with numerous owners having connectivity issues. A Windows PC player called Lucky Player is also available.
The D530 provides non-buffered parking mode if you hardwire the dash cam to your vehicle (optional hardwire kit required). The camera comes with an adhesive mount, which allows the camera to swivel 360° to record interactions at your side windows (i.e. police traffic stop).
The D530 is a larger camera and the hanging rectangular form factor with grey/silver case and writing on the front makes this a non-discreet camera. Build quality is average and the mount is quite flimsy which has caused shaky videos for some owners. Unfortunately the D530 does not come with audio error notifications. It does provide error notifications on the screen but these can easily be missed by the driver.
JOMISE, VVCAR and JADO provide very limited support for these cameras and none of them even have a website. Firmware updates are rare and not widely shared. JOMISE, VVCAR and JADO provide a 12 month warranty, which is standard for most dash cams.
A common complaint with the D530 is that it runs hot. This could lead to longer term reliability problems.
SD Card Errors
Numerous owners have complained of SD card errors. Could be due to the SD cards used but given the number of complaints we suspect the D530 is picky with SD cards.
There are numerous videos on Youtube for this camera. While not a bad performing 2K camera (not a 4K camera), night videos are not the best and capturing details can be a problem.
Should I Purchase
The JOMISE D530 (VVCAR D530 and JADO D530) is a disappointing dash cam. Specifications are false as the processor and CMOS sensor listed do not match the inferior components that are actually in this dash cam.
Not a native 4K camera and video quality reflects that for the front camera. On par with other 2K cameras on the market. Rear camera is below average. Other drawbacks include running hot which could lead to future reliability issues, using a battery instead of capacitor, poor app and non-discreet form factor. Disappointing camera all around that should be avoided.
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.
Firmware Update Instructions
Unfortunately JOMISE and VVCAR do not have websites. Firmware for the JOMISE D530 and the VVCAR D530 can be found below:
Published: February 14, 2021
JOMISE D530 - DashCamTalk
The JOMISE D530 (VVCAR D530 and JADO D530) is a disappointing dash cam. Hardware specs are false, no native 4K, poor app and runs hot. Avoid this dash cam.
Product SKU: JOMISE D530
Product Brand: JOMISE
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 100
Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01
Product In-Stock: SoldOut