The Kingslim D2 is a dual channel dash camera released in Jun 2020. Kingslim is trademarked by a Chinese company named HKSO Technology. This low priced dual dash cam has been gaining popularity on Amazon.
The Kingslim D2 is based on the HiSilicon Hi3556 processor. It uses a Sony Starvis IMX335 CMOS sensor for the front camera but the manufacturer does not disclose the CMOS sensor for the rear camera. These are decent components particularly at this price range.
The front camera records 1440p (Quad HD) video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 12 Mbps. Video quality for the front camera during the day is good and night quality is above average.
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. Rear cam video quality is good during the day but below average at night.
The rear camera is waterproof and can be used externally. Depending on your vehicle, mounting this externally may not be the easiest. Many people opt for professional installation of this camera since it is more complex than mounting the more typical internal rear camera that most other dual dash cams come with.
The Kingslim D2 has a 3″ screen and g-sensor. Since it is a basic dash cam. it but does not have GPS or WiFi. Parking mode is non-buffered if you hardwire the dash cam to your vehicle (optional hardwire kit required).
The camera comes with a suction mount however it cannot swivel to record interactions at the driver or passenger windows. The D2 is a medium camera at 85 x 48 x 17mm and like most rectangular cameras with suction mounts is not the most discreet.
Unfortunately the D2 does not come with audio error notifications. It does provide error notifications on the screen but these can easily be missed by the driver. Build quality is average, on par for dual cameras in this price range.
Kingslim appears to be responsive to questions but beyond that, the camera has limited support. We have not seen any firmware updates for this camera since it has been launched. Kingslim provides a 12 month warranty, which is standard for most dash cams.
Note that some reviews indicate that Kingslim provides a free gift in exchange for Amazon reviews. This is not ethical and could influence the ratings there.
While the camera has just recently been launched there are already reports of the camera running hot, overheating and shutting down.
Should I Purchase?
The Kingslim D2 is a low priced dual dash cam with reasonable specs. The front video, while not the best would be acceptable for many people. The rear video is not as good. Our biggest concern is overall reliability given initial reports of overheating.
We also suspect the free gift in exchange for positive reviews has influenced the Amazon rating for this camera (not an ethical practice).
The English user manual can be downloaded here.
Published: October 30, 2020