K6000

K6000

The K6000 DVR is a Chinese dash cam that records 1080p at 25fps and 720p at 30fps.  The video quality during the day is good and night quality is below average.  The K6000 dash cam comes with a G-sensor but does not come with GPS.  This is an affordable camera that runs on a Novatek processor.

K6000

Reliability for this camera has been average and it has a viewing angle of approximately 90°.

K6000 Models

There are various models available under different names.  Here is a partial list.

  1. K6000
  2. X3
  3. HD700

Known problems

Poor Sound Recording

Many users complain of poor sound recording from this dash cam.  There is no known resolution other than replacing the microphone.

Camera Hangs / Twitches

Some users complain that the camera freezes or hangs occasionally for 20 to 30 seconds.  Other users complain that the video twitches / jumps and is distorted.  Not all cameras are afflicted with these problems so this is likely a quality control issue given the low cost of this camera.

Mounting the camera

Standard mount

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 Disassembling the dash cam

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Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

Like most of the older Novatek based cameras, this dash cam is affordable but picture quality is not the greatest.  If you like the design of this dash cam and are ok with the video quality, this cam could be a consideration.

Firmware

Currently there is no publicly known way to extract or upgrade the firmware in these dash cams.  There are numerous known firmware versions that have been sold:

  • 20120327
  • 20120405
  • 20120426
  • 20120507
  • 20120515
  • 20120608
  • 20120718
  • 99140-20120730
  • 2-9712-20120911
  • 2-99140-20120921
  • 2-G99140-20121031
  • 2-G99140-20121201
  • 2-99140-20121116
  • 2-9712-20120911
  • 2-9712-20121206
  • 2-9712-20121212

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Hanging - Rectangular
Country China
Processor Novatek NT96220
CMOS Front Unknown
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 2.7"
GPS No
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files Auto
Max Resolution Front 1280 x 720p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 18
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format AVI
Compression MJPEG
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 140°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 32GB
Size Front (mm) 90 x 51 x 9
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -10°C to 60°C
Battery 300mAh
Error Notification No
Apps None
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date May 2012
Unique Features None
Advantages Low price
Disadvantages Poor video quality
Below average reliability
Huge files
Final Word If you don't mind the video quality, OK camera for the price. A bit of a lottery in getting one without glitches.

Published: Nov 29, 2012
Last Updated: May 3, 2013

K6000 - DashCamTalk
K6000 DVR

The K6000 is an OK camera for the price if you don't mind the video quality. A bit of a lottery in getting one without glitches.

Product SKU: K6000

Product Brand: Generic

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 40

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
4