The Peztio 4K is a Chinese single channel dash camera released in Dec 2020. This dash cam also goes by the name Peztio Dash Cam-A1 or Peztio A1. This dash cam is recently become popular on Amazon and has received many positive reviews.
Petzio indicates the camera uses a Novatek processor and Galaxycore CMOS sensor but they do not indicate the specific model numbers. We have yet to see a Galaxy Core dash cam CMOS sensor support 4K video and at the time of this dash cam’s release, the top of the line Galaxycore dash cam sensor was the GC4663, a 4MP sensor. This does not support native 4K video resolution so we suspect the 4K of this Peztio camera is interpolated.
Another hint that the video quality is not true 4K is the 25fps frame rate when recording at that resolution. Most true 4K cameras can record at 30fps.
The 4K video quality looks very similar to the 1440p video quality and this is likely due to interpolated video. We suggest suggest using the 1440p (Quad HD) resolution at 30fps with an average bitrate of 18 Mbps. Even though this is not 4K, video quality during the day is good and night quality is above average. Note that there is some motion blur in the videos, particularly at night.
The camera has a 3.16″ screen and g-sensor but does not have GPS. While the camera comes with WiFi, a dedicated app is not provided. The Peztio 4K provides non-buffered parking mode if you hardwire the dash cam to your vehicle (optional hardwire kit required).
Peztio recommends using the TimaCam app which delivers basic functionality and is free. That being said, the app has ads which really detracts from the overall user experience.
The wedge shaped design and adhesive mount allows for a discreet installation. The Peztio 4K is a medium camera at 90 x 40 x 45mm. While we prefer all black cameras, the silver color does not stand out too much and if mounted high on your windshield, the camera is stealthy.
Note that there have been some complaints from owners with windshields that are quite vertical such as trucks. The lens cannot be adjusted adequately when mounted on these types of windshields.
Like most wedge cameras, the Peztio 4K cannot swivel to record interactions at the driver or passenger windows. Overall build quality is not the best and it appears the plastic used cannot withstand high temperatures (see known problems below). On the negative side, the camera comes only with screen error notifications. There are no audio error notifications which could result in the driver not noticing a problem with the camera.
Peztio 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 launched. Peztio provides a standard 12 month warranty for this dash cam.
Like many Amazon best sellers, Peztio provides free gifts in exchange for reviews. Some early purchasers received Amazon gift cards in exchange for Amazon reviews. Recently Peztio is offering to extend the 1 year warranty to 2 years in exchange for a review. This practice is likely influencing the overall Amazon rating.
Numerous owners have complained that the plastic warps in heat as per the photos below. Like many cheap cameras, the material quality appears to be poor.
There have also been occasional reports of screen problems where the Peztio 4K has horizontal lines across the screen as seen in the photo below. There is no known fix for this problem.
There are numerous videos on Youtube for this camera. While not a bad performing camera, night videos are not the best and capturing details can be a problem.
Should I Purchase
The Peztio 4K is a discreet, wedge shaped camera but 4K video is interpolated not native. Video quality will be acceptable for most owners but it is not best in class. The recommended app is very disappointing and comes with ads. Reliability and build materials are not impressive either. Overall not a good value considering the drawbacks.
Published: March 23, 2021
Peztio 4K - DashCamTalk
The Peztio 4K is a discreet, wedge shaped camera but 4K video is interpolated not native. Overall not a good value considering the drawbacks.
Product SKU: Peztio 4K
Product Brand: Peztio
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 80
Price Valid Until: 2021-01-01
Product In-Stock: SoldOut