Kingslim D2

Kingslim D2

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.

Video Quality

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.

Features

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.

Support

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.

Known Problems

Overheating

While the camera has just recently been launched there are already reports of the camera running hot, overheating and shutting down.

Sample Videos

Day Video
Night Video

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).

User Manual

The English user manual can be downloaded here.

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Dual Channel
Form Factor Hanging - Rectangular
Country China
Processor HiSilicon Hi3556
CMOS Front Sony Starvis IMX335
CMOS Rear Unknown
Channels 2
Screen 3"
Touchscreen No
GPS No
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode Non-Buffered
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 2560×1440p (Quad HD)
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 12
Max Resolution Rear 1920×1080p
Rear Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) 10
Video Format MP4
Compression H.264 or H.265
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 170°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear 170°
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 128GB
Max Size (User) 256GB
Size Front (mm) 85 x 48 x 17
Size Rear (mm) Unknown
Mount Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -20°C to 60°C
Battery Battery - Unknown mAh
Error Notification Screen
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) No
Apps None
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Jun 2020
Warranty 12 months
Unique Features Waterproof exterior rear camera
Advantages Low price
Disadvantages Poor quality rear camera
Battery instead of capacitor
Final Word A no frills dual camera at a cheap price. Not impressed with the video quality and early reports of overheating

Published: October 30, 2020